Huck's Top 31: 2021 NHL Entry Draft

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  1. Huck Cheever

    Huck Cheever Registered User

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    Let's start discussing the rankings for 2021. IMO Stankoven has all the tools to be the 1st overall pick ; Logan is a very fast skater, strong edges, quick hands, heavy wrist shot, and an extremely hard worker. Stankoven is comparable to Nathan MacKinnon with his amazing puck skills at high speed.

    Let's dissect this you animals.:popcorn:

    1. Logan Stankoven, C (WHL)
    2. Aatu Raty, LW (Finland)
    3. Matthew Beniers, C (NTDP)
    4. Luke Hughes, D (NTDP)
    5. Zach L'Heureux, F (QMJHL)
    6. Carson Lambos, D (WHL)
    7. Nolan Allan, D (WHL)
    8. Joshua Roy, F (QMJHL)
    9. Brandt Clarke, D (OHL)
    10. Dylan Guenther, F (WHL)
    11. Aidan Hreschuck, D (NTDP)
    12. Peter Reynolds, F (BCHL)
    13. Jesper Wallstedt, G (Sweden)
    14. Kent Johnson, F (BCHL)
    15. Simon Robertsson, RW (Sweden)
    16. Artem Grushnikov, D (Russia)
    17. Chaz Lucius, F (NTDP)
    18. Samu Tuomaala, F (Finland)
    19. Jeremy Wilmer, C (NTDP)
    20. Brennan Othmann, LW (OHL)
    21. Justin Robidas, F (QMJHL)
    22. Marcus Almquist, F (SuperElit)
    23. Cole Sillinger, F (WHL)
    24. Nikita Chibrikov, F (Russia)
    25. Mason McTavish, C (OHL)
    26. Trevor Wong, C (WHL)
    27. Sasha Pastujov, F (NTDP)
    28. Connor Lockhart, C (OHL)
    29. James Malatesta, F (QMJHL)
    30. Zachary Bolduc, F (USHL)
    31. Valtteri Karnaranta, F (Finland)

    HM: Aito Iguchi, F (Japan)

    ;)
     
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  2. STLBLUES44

    STLBLUES44 The real KLIM SHADY

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    I’d add Carter Schade, maybe as HM
     
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    VictorLustig Registered User

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    I can think of many Swedish players I'd take over Simon Robertsson right now. William Eklund, Oskar Olausson, Fabian Lysell, Victor Stjernborg and Liam Dower Nilsson to name a few.
     
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  4. William H Bonney

    William H Bonney Registered User

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    Most of these players haven't even played meaningful levels of hockey yet, but if Beniers is the top American and a Top 3 draft pick when the 2021 draft rolls around, it's either a really bad draft or Beniers has improved leaps and bounds by that point.
     
  5. Huck Cheever

    Huck Cheever Registered User

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    You predict his future already?
     
  6. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    I’m not sure about this list, but as you told me in a recent post towards me, you watch more hockey than I do, so I guess that clears that up.
     
  7. izzy

    izzy go

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    james stefan for first overall pick

    make papa proud
     
  8. Sick Nuzuki

    Sick Nuzuki Registered User

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    Raty has been far more impressive to me than the Stank. I'd disagree on your top 3 but I haven't gotten around to analyzing the 2020 propsects yet much less these.

    Glad to see I'm not the only one he's pulled that crap with.
     
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  9. Domi a favor

    Domi a favor Former "DDs not undersized"

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    I don't know most of these players, but for the QMJHL, what makes you rank Zach L'Heureux before Joshua Roy, considering their respective performance at the same level (midget AAA)?
     
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  10. Huck Cheever

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    I've talked to a QMJHL scout re this
     
  11. Huck Cheever

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    Can you elaborate on being more impressive? In terms of what exactly? You added nothing into the conversation...

    I say Stank is the best all around skater in this draft class and has a wicked release. Stank also broke Tyson Jost's goal record in BCMML as a 1st year midget, Jost was a 2nd year midget player when he first made the record.
     
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    William H Bonney Registered User

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    Nope, but apparently you think you did.
     
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    I'll take the poise of Raty over the release of Stank. What I've seen of Raty has been at the U20 tournament last year and he looked like an 18 year old out there. I saw a kid whos already got a draft ready head on his shoulders, he was one of the best on the ice at reading the play and knew exactly where he should be at all times and had the ability to get there. His speed was excellent to.

    It's such a small sample size to go on but comparing Raty's U20 tournament to Stank's 5-10 games with Kamloops last year, I find Raty to be more impressive and who I'd vote as top prospect currently.
     
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    Alberta tough Registered User

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    What U2o tournament was Raty in?
     
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    Which U20 tournament was Raty in? You better let Elite Prospects know because they have NO record of it, absolutely ZERO record of it.

    Also curious, have you seen Stank play like at all?
     
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    The exhibition tournament held each fall between Finnish junior teams, be darned if I know the name of it. I only watched the footage, didn't make it there myself. I'm told you can find the game online.

    And no, my only watching of Stank has been his games with Kamloops. Maybe 3 times watching him, I believe once in person (I was at a Kamloops game near the end of the season, don't remember if he was playing or not)
     
  17. Huck Cheever

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    That's an amazing story you just told right there. I'll have to look into watching those games online to which you are referring to.
     
  18. FinPanda

    FinPanda Kaapo "Kappo" Kakko #24

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    He has a brother Aku. You probably mixed the two.

    Aatu hasn't played for the U20 NT yet.
     
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    The poster wasn't talking about the NT, though?

    Neither player's played for the u20 NT and both played in the Finnish u-20 league.

    Anyway, Aatu Räty had 12 points in 10 games in the Finnish ASM playoffs which is pretty impressive. Will need to see what Stankoven can do but at this point, it's tough to see him as having superior accomplishments. And is he actually a 5'8"?
     
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    JabbaJabba Registered User

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    Missing Oleksii Myklukha.
     
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    FinPanda Kaapo "Kappo" Kakko #24

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    Ok my bad.
     
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    Fabian Lysell is possibly the best Swedish prospect in the draft. I would without a doubt have Oskar Olausson, Liam Dower Nilsson and William Eklund in the first round, a few of them could be top 10 picks. Simon Robertsson is not as good as any of them at the moment.
     
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  23. ChicagoBullsFan

    ChicagoBullsFan Registered User

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    Good list.
     
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    Aatu Räty is C not LW.
     
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    I wonder how Valtteri Karnaranta finds himself so high in some rankings.. barely would make top15 Finns for me...
     
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