It may be a little early to discuss the draft. Who knows what the final order of the draft will be, but I wanted to put my
persepctive on what I think will be the top 10 picks (assuming the Canes end up in the top 10, which it would be a mircale if they didn't) Just wanted to get a perspective on where you think the Canes will be positioned in the draft, but also who which top 10 prospect YOU think would be most beneficial to the Canes.
My projected top 10 is as follows:
1. Taylor Hall LW OHL
2. Tyler Seguin C OHL
3. Cam Fowler D OHL
4. Nino Niederreiter RW WHL
5. Erik Gudbranson D OHL
6. Vladimir Tarasenko RW KHL
7. Brett Connolly LW WHL
8. Brandon Gormley D QMJHL
9. John McFarland C OHL
10. Emerson Etem C WHL
Obviously, i'm a big fan of the character and talent that comes out of the OHL. Its hard to ignore Hall's numbers, also convincing to see that they have progressed better and better for all 3 of his years with the Spitfires. Ive seen/heard Seguin and Fowler thrown around between 2 and 3, but I think their order will depend on who picks. Should the Canes drop as low as 2 or 3, i'd much rather take Seguin, considering were rather deep at D already with the likes of Gleason, Pitkanen, Rodney, Harrison, Carson, McBain.. etc. Niederreiter is a guy that I wasn't too terribly familiar with, but his obvious potential was hard for me to ignore and keep him out of the top 5. Rest of my picks are mostly forwards, with the exception of some OHL blueliners, and Gormley from the QMJHL. Seems like the first round won't be big on goalies this year. Anyway, just wanted to put my thoughts out there, so what do your top 10's look like? Who out of your top 10 would you LOVE to see the Canes draft?
(Only my second post, hopeful sports journalist someday, let me know if you're finding my posts meaningful.)