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07-20-2008, 01:43 AM
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Best D Prospects in the League

I'm curious who are the best defensive prospects in the league that were drafted prior to the 2008 draft, i know all there is to know about this years big four im curious about everyone in the past few years and who is the best.

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07-20-2008, 02:04 AM
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I'm curious who are the best defensive prospects in the league that were drafted prior to the 2008 draft, i know all there is to know about this years big four im curious about everyone in the past few years and who is the best.

Two of the Oilers top prospects are Jeff Petry, and Taylor Chorney. Check out the Oilers section of hockeysfuture.com for write ups on them. According to HF, Petry is our top prospect. I don't think you'll find many Oilers fans that would disagree with them.

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07-20-2008, 02:05 AM
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yeah whoever the oilers have are the best

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yeah whoever the oilers have are the best
yep....best d prospects in the league....just like the op said

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Brian Lee should be up there, but is never mentioned and mostly the forgotten pick in the '05 draft. He's developed quite nicely.

If ignoring the '08 draft, Karl Alzner would be up there.


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yep....best d prospects in the league....just like the op said
Jeff Petry is one of the top defensive prospects in the league. He's the Oilers top prospect, and I believe HF ranked the Oilers 7th overall, so there can't be that many prospects out there better than him. Of course he's not the best, but he's in the top tier.

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Jeff Petry is one of the top defensive prospects in the league. He's the Oilers top prospect, and I believe HF ranked the Oilers 7th overall, so there can't be that many prospects out there better than him. Of course he's not the best, but he's in the top tier.
relax buddy....i know who he is....hes a good prospect......im just messin around a lil.....its 2am...i just got home from the bar.....cheers

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relax buddy....i know who he is....hes a good prospect......im just messin around a lil.....its 2am...i just got home from the bar.....cheers

Fair enough

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Ryan Mcdonagh is the Habs top D prospect. Considered a poor mans Nidermayer.

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Anton Stralman is looking like Kaberle v2 and Schenn is, well, everyone knows Schenn.

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07-20-2008, 05:59 PM
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05 Draft:
Ryan Parent - PHI
Cody Franson - NSH
Brian Lee - OTT
Matt Lashoff - BOS

06 Draft:
Ty Wishart - TB
Mark Mitera - ANA
Bob Sanguinetti - NYR
Ivan Vishnevskiy - DAL
Jeff Petry - EDM

07 Draft:
Karl Alzner - WSH
Thomas Hickey - LA
Keaton Ellerby - FLA
Ryan McDonagh - MTL
Kevin Shattenkirk - COL

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05 Draft:
Ryan Parent - PHI
Cody Franson - NSH
Brian Lee - OTT
Matt Lashoff - BOS

06 Draft:
Ty Wishart - TB
Mark Mitera - ANA
Bob Sanguinetti - NYR
Ivan Vishnevskiy - DAL
Jeff Petry - EDM

07 Draft:
Karl Alzner - WSH
Thomas Hickey - LA

Keaton Ellerby - FLA
Ryan McDonagh - MTL
Kevin Shattenkirk - COL
The bolded ones are the top ones for me. Mind you, theyc are all good but the bolded ones, in my mind, will be very good in the NHL.

If I had to rank whose number one, I would probably go with Karl Azlner.

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07-20-2008, 07:01 PM
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05 Draft:
Ryan Parent - PHI
Cody Franson - NSH
Brian Lee - OTT
Matt Lashoff - BOS

06 Draft:
Ty Wishart - TB
Mark Mitera - ANA
Bob Sanguinetti - NYR
Ivan Vishnevskiy - DAL
Jeff Petry - EDM

07 Draft:
Karl Alzner - WSH
Thomas Hickey - LA
Keaton Ellerby - FLA
Ryan McDonagh - MTL
Kevin Shattenkirk - COL
Ellerby is nowhere near most of the other guys.

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07-20-2008, 07:29 PM
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05 Draft:
Ryan Parent - PHI
Cody Franson - NSH
Brian Lee - OTT
Matt Lashoff - BOS

06 Draft:
Ty Wishart - TB
Mark Mitera - ANA
Bob Sanguinetti - NYR
Ivan Vishnevskiy - DAL
Jeff Petry - EDM

07 Draft:
Karl Alzner - WSH
Thomas Hickey - LA
Keaton Ellerby - FLA
Ryan McDonagh - MTL
Kevin Shattenkirk - COL
I've highlighted the Dman from each year that I think is going to make the most impact in the NHL.

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07-20-2008, 07:34 PM
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Ryan Mcdonagh is the Habs top D prospect. Considered a poor mans Nidermayer.
what does that mean?

because you're saying he's a poor man's version of one of the greatest defencemen of all time... is that supposed to mean something? because from his scouting report on HF.com he doesn't sound like a poor man's scott niedermayer...

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McDonagh is not a flashy end-to-end player, but does just about everything well. He has good size, is a solid skater, and makes the right decisions with the puck. He’s very strong one-on-one, but will need to adjust to the quickness he’ll experience at higher levels of play. He can play in all situations and eat up a lot of ice time.
otherwise it would point out his tremendous puck skills, speed and end-to-end ability... as well as his near flawless defensive game and tremendous mobility.

so basically he's like a poor man's niedermayer but he lacks the package to be a perennial norris candidate. thanks for providing the great insight on mcdonagh, appreciate it.

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He wasnt drafted highly, in fact he was the last pick of the 2002 draft, but Jonathan Ericsson is very highly touted here in Detroit. He is 6'5", but has the quickness and agility of a players who is 6'0". He uses his size to his advantage, probably could hit more, but he is still learning that part of his game. He has a rocket shot, won the AHL's all-star shot competition with a shot of 100.1 mph. His best asset is probably his smarts, he rarely plays out of position and is very smart with his stick.

He still needs to work on his puck movement a little bit, but isnt bad at it, but has room to improve there. He also needs to learn to use his shot more, as he seems to be a bit reluctant to use it.

Overall he is project to be a top 2 defensemen and will likely be Detroit's powerplay QB when Nick Lidstrom retires.

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Jeff Petry is one of the top defensive prospects in the league. He's the Oilers top prospect, and I believe HF ranked the Oilers 7th overall, so there can't be that many prospects out there better than him. Of course he's not the best, but he's in the top tier.
That's flawed logic, that ranking was when HF considered Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano were considered prospects. He's a guy who's bound to be a decent player in the NHL, but I'd rather have a bunch of otherdefenseman prospects than him.

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07-20-2008, 07:57 PM
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Alzner
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I watch Lee closely a couple of games and he kind of sukz ballz. he was always out of position and two of the other team goal were specifically his fault.

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I've highlighted the Dman from each year that I think is going to make the most impact in the NHL.

Are you a Sens fan?

Parent under Lee?

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I watch Lee closely a couple of games and he kind of sukz ballz. he was always out of position and two of the other team goal were specifically his fault.
A couple of games is certainly enough to determine that someone "sukz ballz". Positioning is one of his best attributes, which makes this post even more bizarre.

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Parent under Lee?
Depends on what you're looking for. Parent's offensive upside is limited to say the least, but that's not why he's highly regarded. Lee is a two way guy. They both made the jump from AHL to NHL last year so we'll see how they do in their first full years in the NHL.

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He still needs to work on his puck movement a little bit, but isnt bad at it, but has room to improve there. He also needs to learn to use his shot more, as he seems to be a bit reluctant to use it.

Overall he is project to be a top 2 defensemen and will likely be Detroit's powerplay QB when Nick Lidstrom retires.
I looked up his stats on Internet Database and they seem to indicate that this guy has never really put up any number of points at any level in his hockey career.

NHL Powerplay QB seems kind of out of line for Ericsson.

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Chris Chelios is primed for a breakout season. He's probably one of the top-end Red Wing's prospects.

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Haven't noticed Kris Letang mentioned in that 05 draft. Are we just counting guys who haven't played in the NHL yet?

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Haven't noticed Kris Letang mentioned in that 05 draft. Are we just counting guys who haven't played in the NHL yet?
What do you think, when Jack Johnson's, Marc Eduoard Vlasic, Matt Niskanen, Anton Stralman, etc, names wern't put on it either.

The 2005 draft featured alot of top end talented defenseman, in Jack Johnson, Marc Vlasic, Marc Staal, Matt Niskanen, Anton Stralman, Kristopher Letang. Others included Lee, Kindl, Parent, Yandle, Hjalmarsson, Lashoff, Bourdon ().

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I looked up his stats on Internet Database and they seem to indicate that this guy has never really put up any number of points at any level in his hockey career.

NHL Powerplay QB seems kind of out of line for Ericsson.
I disagree. Holland wouldn't have resigned him if there wasn't a role for him. At the moment, we are fully stocked with good defensemen. Many of our guys would be top 2 and top 4 on other teams... If they didn't think he would, he wouldn't be here.

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