Saturday, June 20, 2009

Updated 2009 Top 40

First of all, tip of the cap to Guy Flaming for his show and blog, both are outstanding resources for any prospect junkie. If you have yet to do so, check it out! Additionally, YKOil has a terrific post up regarding this year's draft.

As for the updated top 40, if anyone has questions about why I have a certain player where, feel free to ask and I'll answer away.

1. Victor Hedman
2. John Tavares
3. Matt Duchene
4. Evander Kane
5. Jordan Schroeder
6. Brayden Schenn
7. Magnus Paajarvi Svensson
8. Jared Cowen
9. Scott Glennie
10. Dmitri Kulikov
11. Ryan Ellis
12. Oliver Ekman-Larsson
13. David Rundblad
14. Peter Holland
15. John Moore
16. Jacob Josefson
17. Nazem Kadri
18. Chris Kreider
19. Calvin De Haan
20. Louis Leblanc
21. Tim Erixon
22. Ethan Werek
23. Zach Kassian
24. Kyle Palmieri
25. Jeremy Morin
26. Landon Ferraro
27. Zach Budish
28. Toni Rajala
29. Stefan Elliot
30. Carl Klingberg
31. Simon Despres
32. Richard Panik
33. Dmitri Orlov
34. Jordan Caron
35. Anton Lander
36. Tomas Tatar
37. Nick Leddy
38. Drew Shore
39. Carter Ashton
40. Ryan O’Reilly

I will be writing a little bit more in depth about a couple of guys I'd like to see Edmonton draft, a couple of guys I'm not as anxious to see drafted by the Oilers at 10 OV, and where I guess the talent tiers to be, in the next couple of days. After that, it's on to free agency!


YKOil said...

Nice list - I get my choice of Kulikov and Ekman-Larsson


I get Tatar!

I think that kids a winner. I really do.

Lowetide said...

Well, this seals it. Oilers are going to take Kassian. It's speeds's "Dubnyk curse." :-)

speeds said...

I like Kassian quite a bit more than I liked Dubnyk at the time of the 2004 draft.

I think Kassian could well be a good pro, but picking at #10 I would prefer a guy with a higher probability of being a top line player.

raventalon40 said...

My bet is Ottawa goes off the board and drafts Oliver Ekman-Larsson.