2007 NHL Entry Draft Later Rounds Brief Rundown

Dobber Sports

2007-06-23

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I'm not going to go over each and every pick from this point, but the ones that stick out. Here is the fantasy spin on the later rounds (two and up)…

(Note – read from the bottom…UP) 

 

 

 

Toronto took Matt Frattin at 99, and probably gambled that Ruzicka would slip down to 104. Phoenix acquired their 103 pick (don't ask me how) and the Coyotes have taken Vladimir Ruzicka

The Leafs traded up and pick 99th, 103rd and 104th.

 

In nine more picks, the Leafs will have back-to-back picks at 103 and 104. They will be the second and third picks for Toronto. With Vladimir Ruzicka still out there, I can't help but think they will take him.

 

There you go – Columbus selected Maxim Mayorov at #94. I had him as the ninth best fantasy prospect in the draft and Bugg had him as the 18th best. Now that he's in Columbus…ouch!

 

Round 4 begins

 

San Jose traded up to get goaltender Tyson Sexsmith at 91. 

 

Detroit did well at grabbing Joakim Andersson at 88. He is a two-way pivot who will fill in nicely on the second or third line in a few years. DobberHockey had him going 18th. Yes – 18th. Another steal for the Red Wings. 

 

Nope. They took a goaltender. Josh Unice at 86. Their streak of offensive awesomeness is over.

 

Chicago has another pick coming and they have me kinda excited (no, not that way). They have been drafting offensive gems like crazy and I have a feeling they'll grab Ruzicka or Mayorov. 

 

Tampa Bay took Luca Cunti right after the Leafs at 75th. Bugg had him ranked at 25. He has great offensive potential, but I have yet to see a Swiss player with great offensive potential actually do it at the NHL level. Regardless, watch him. Finally, the Lightning have something to be proud of in their system. 

 

Nope. The Leafs passed on Luca Cunti, Vladimir Ruzicka and Maxim Mayorov and they took Dale Mitchell. He not only brings them offensive potential, but he is also a leader in the dressing room. Think Ryan Smyth. 

 

The Leafs are up in three more picks with their first pick of the draft. Bugg feels that they will take Ruzicka. Cunti is also a possibility. Kudos to them if they get either. Even Mayorov would be a great pickup, because Toronto is another team that won't let the lack of a transfer agreement with Russia stop them. We shall see… 

 

Oh boy. The 'Hawks could have gone home and I would have been thrilled with their draft, as I already stated. But guess who they just grabbed at 69? The guy I just wrote about below – Maxime Tanguay. Like they don't have enough potential offensive stars. He'll be a great setup man in a few years. 

 

Another player that has not been drafted yet is Alex Tanguay's brother Maxime. Keep on eye out for the talented playmaker.

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The Stars just took Sergei Korostin, a potential 40-goal right winger. Re-evaluate him in a couple of years, by then you know what you will have. He was taken 64th. DobberHockey ranked him 91. 

 

Round 3 begins now and still no Maxim Mayorov chosen. Even more