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Here are a few of the top rated players for next year's draft.

In alphabetical order:

 

Jaret Anderson-Dolan C

Lias Anderson C/LW

Jordy Bellerive C

Jesper Boqvist C/W

Shane Bowers C

Alexander Chmelevski C

Maxime Comtois C/LW

Marcus Davidsson LW/RW

Brett Davis C

Michael DiPietro G

David Farrence D

Callan Foote D

Max Gildon D

Brady Gilmour C

Tom Hedberg D

Nico Hischier C

Rickard Hugg C/LW

Nolan Kneen D

Klim Kostin RW

Timothy Liljegren D

Joshua Maniscalco D

Luke Martin D

Stelio Mattheos C

Grant Mismash C

Casey Mittelstadt C

Antoine Morend C

Michael Pastujov LW

Nolan Patrick C/RW

Elias Pettersson C

Markus Phillips D

Nikita Popugayev RW

Austin Pratt C/LW

Scott Reedy F

Ostap Safin G

Ian Scott RW

Kirill Slepets C

Nicholas Sazuki C

Joël Teasdale C

Owen Tippet RW

Eeli Tolvanen F

Urho Vaakanainen D

Juuso Välimäki D

Kristain Vesalainen LW/RW

Gabriel Vilardi C

Santeri Virtanen F

Kailer Yamamoto C/LW

 

PROJECTED TOP 5:

 

5 Maxime Comtois C/LW

4 Kailer Yamamoto C/LW

3 Gabriel Vilardi C

2  Max Gildon D

1 Nolan Patrick C/RW

 

Max Gildon is supposed to be better than Jakob Chychrun and Olli Juolevi.

 

If we pick a defenseman with our top pick, then we can try for an LW next year.

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Its not a good draft. But there are some good Finns and Sweds in 2017

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I agree that the top are likely not as great as 2015 or even 2016 but it is way deeper.

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Just to be clear for everyone, virtanen isn't jakes brother.

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1 minute ago, Gstank29 said:

Also Patrick is a C/W not a D

Good catch!

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1 Arizona logo Arizona Nolan Patrick C Brandon (WHL) 6' 1.5" 189
2 New Jersey logo New Jersey Maxime Comtois LW Victoriaville(QMJHL) 6' 0.5" 176
3 Toronto logo Toronto Timothy Liljegren D Rogle BK(Allsvenskan) 6' 0.25" 190
4 Buffalo logo Buffalo Owen Tippett RW Mississauga(OHL) 5' 11.25" 175
5 Edmonton logo Edmonton Kailer Yamamoto C Spokane (WHL) 5' 8" 159
6 Carolina logo Carolina Gabriel Vilardi C Windsor (OHL) 6' 2" 187
7 Ottawa logo Ottawa Kristian Vesalainen RW Frolunda HC (SHL) 6' 3" 203
8 Florida logo Florida Nicolas Hague D Mississauga(OHL) 6' 6" 208
9 San Jose logo San Jose Eeli Tolvanen LW Sioux City (USHL) 5' 9.5" 172
10 Philadelphia logo Philadelphia Klim Kostin RW Balashikha (KHL) 6' 3" 190
11 Washington logo Washington Max Gildon D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 2" 174
12 Columbus logo Columbus Adam Thilander D Skelleftea (SHL) 6' 0" 191
13 Colorado logo Colorado Michael Pastujov RW US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 0" 193
14 Boston logo Boston Stelio Mattheos C Brandon (WHL) 6' 2.5" 177
15 Vancouver logo Vancouver Santeri Virtanen LW TPS Turku (SM-liiga) 6' 0.5" 180
16 Dallas logo Dallas Jusso Välimäki D Tri-City (WHL) 6' 2" 194
17 Detroit logo Detroit David Farrance D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 5' 10" 184
18 Calgary logo Calgary Patrick Khodorenko C US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 5' 11" 202
19 Nashville logo Nashville Luke Martin D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 1.5" 200
20 Chicago logo Chicago Kole Lind RW Kelowna (WHL) 6' 1" 175
21 Pittsburgh logo Pittsburgh Jaret Anderson-Dolan C Spokane (WHL) 5' 10" 178
22 NY Islanders logo NY Islanders Ian Blacker D Oakville (OJHL) 6' 3" 177
23 Winnipeg logo Winnipeg Joshua Maniscalco D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 0" 185
24 Minnesota logo Minnesota Brady Gilmour C Saginaw (OHL) 5' 10" 160
25 NY Rangers logo NY Rangers Brett Davis C Lethbridge (WHL) 6' 0" 166
26 St. Louis logo St. Louis Austin Pratt C Red Deer (WHL) 6' 1.75" 211
27 Los Angeles logo Los Angeles Shane Bowers C Halifax (MJAHL) 6' 0" 165
28 Tampa Bay logo Tampa Bay Urho Vaakanainen D Espoo Blues (SM-liiga) 6' 0.5" 177
29 Anaheim logo Anaheim Nolan Kneen D Kelowna (WHL) 6' 0" 170
30 Montreal logo Montreal Hayden Davis D Niagara (OHL) 6' 1" 170

 

I'm not sure if the teams are in order or not, but this is from draftsite.com

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12 minutes ago, thejazz97 said:

Tilander looks to be a good pick.

That moment when Autocorrect makes it that much funnier Thailand-er :P

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Patrick seems to be the runaway #1 right now.

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Just now, Baer. said:

Patrick seems to be the runaway #1 right now.

We have had a lot of those lately.

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I say we suck next year too, so we can get in on some more top 5 picks.

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Kailer Yamamoto is also a player to watch. Might have the softest hands in the draft class, he has elite skill but his size may hold him out of the top-5. If he grows in the next year and puts on 10 pounds he could be top-3.

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10 minutes ago, Baer. said:
1 Arizona logo Arizona Nolan Patrick C Brandon (WHL) 6' 1.5" 189
2 New Jersey logo New Jersey Maxime Comtois LW Victoriaville(QMJHL) 6' 0.5" 176
3 Toronto logo Toronto Timothy Liljegren D Rogle BK(Allsvenskan) 6' 0.25" 190
4 Buffalo logo Buffalo Owen Tippett RW Mississauga(OHL) 5' 11.25" 175
5 Edmonton logo Edmonton Kailer Yamamoto C Spokane (WHL) 5' 8" 159
6 Carolina logo Carolina Gabriel Vilardi C Windsor (OHL) 6' 2" 187
7 Ottawa logo Ottawa Kristian Vesalainen RW Frolunda HC (SHL) 6' 3" 203
8 Florida logo Florida Nicolas Hague D Mississauga(OHL) 6' 6" 208
9 San Jose logo San Jose Eeli Tolvanen LW Sioux City (USHL) 5' 9.5" 172
10 Philadelphia logo Philadelphia Klim Kostin RW Balashikha (KHL) 6' 3" 190
11 Washington logo Washington Max Gildon D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 2" 174
12 Columbus logo Columbus Adam Thilander D Skelleftea (SHL) 6' 0" 191
13 Colorado logo Colorado Michael Pastujov RW US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 0" 193
14 Boston logo Boston Stelio Mattheos C Brandon (WHL) 6' 2.5" 177
15 Vancouver logo Vancouver Santeri Virtanen LW TPS Turku (SM-liiga) 6' 0.5" 180
16 Dallas logo Dallas Jusso Välimäki D Tri-City (WHL) 6' 2" 194
17 Detroit logo Detroit David Farrance D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 5' 10" 184
18 Calgary logo Calgary Patrick Khodorenko C US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 5' 11" 202
19 Nashville logo Nashville Luke Martin D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 1.5" 200
20 Chicago logo Chicago Kole Lind RW Kelowna (WHL) 6' 1" 175
21 Pittsburgh logo Pittsburgh Jaret Anderson-Dolan C Spokane (WHL) 5' 10" 178
22 NY Islanders logo NY Islanders Ian Blacker D Oakville (OJHL) 6' 3" 177
23 Winnipeg logo Winnipeg Joshua Maniscalco D US-Under-17(USAH-NTDP) 6' 0" 185
24 Minnesota logo Minnesota Brady Gilmour C Saginaw (OHL) 5' 10" 160
25 NY Rangers logo NY Rangers Brett Davis C Lethbridge (WHL) 6' 0" 166
26 St. Louis logo St. Louis Austin Pratt C Red Deer (WHL) 6' 1.75" 211
27 Los Angeles logo Los Angeles Shane Bowers C Halifax (MJAHL) 6' 0" 165
28 Tampa Bay logo Tampa Bay Urho Vaakanainen D Espoo Blues (SM-liiga) 6' 0.5" 177
29 Anaheim logo Anaheim Nolan Kneen D Kelowna (WHL) 6' 0" 170
30 Montreal logo Montreal Hayden Davis D Niagara (OHL) 6' 1" 170

 

I'm not sure if the teams are in order or not, but this is from draftsite.com

I say that this website isn't believable. It says Montreal will win the cup

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1 minute ago, Stamkos said:

I say that this website isn't believable. It says Montreal will win the cup

The teams aren't in any order

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Timothy Liljegren is one of the smoothest skating players in the draft. He's playing in Sweden's top tier league against men, at 16 he has an April birthday and is one of the younger players in the draft.

 

His most notable traits are his speed with the puck, and his lethal wrist shot.

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I like the depth of this draft, it looks like we are going to get a good player anywhere in the first rounds. But it's not a good year if we are looking for a franchise piece to build around.

 

My top 5 right now would be

Patrick

Liljegren

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Vilardi

Foote

Comtois

 

Quite a drop off after the first two players, but it's pretty balanced from 3-15ish

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