Waltteri Hopponen, really? From what I've seen he's a good young player but more of a 3rd liner- type player. Doesn't excell in any particular area. I doubt he would be on this list had he not moved to Everett to play in the WHL.
Does Dal Colle have the potential to challenge for first overall by next June? Also, what's so special about Virtanen that makes him so high on many lists? Is he really that good or just living off his first overall bantam draft hype?
I'd also like to know more about Draisaitl. I hear so much about how he will be top 5 material by the end of the season but his stats last season aren't really top 5 stats for a late-born 17-year-old. Does he have Landeskog-type intangibles or something?
Draisaitl no love. I love Virtanens game, but he's not worthy to be a top 5 pick at the moment. Hopefully he will have more responsibility and get more ice time this year and show us at least a PPG while playing his nasty style.