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PA • United States • 2013 Years Old • Male
Everyone knows that Rounds 1 and 2 produce the most NHL caliber players.

This blog reveals my personal opinion of the 2008 draft rounds 3 thru 7 sleeper picks...

Mr Big's Late Round Sleepers

_____round 3
#63 Kings -Robert Czarnik (c)
#66 Islanders - David Toews (c)
#67 Flyers - Marc-Andre Bourdon (d)
#72 Islanders - Jyri Niemi (d)
#73 Islanders - Kirill Petrov (rw)
#75 Rangers - Evgeny Grachev (c)
#84 Flyers - Jacob Deserres (g)
#85 Ducks - Brandon McMillan (c)

_____round 4
#95 Blues - David Warsofsky (d)
#96 Islanders - Matt Donovan (d)
#98 Leafs - Mikhail Stefanovich (c)
#106 Sharks - Harri Sateri (g)
#121 Red Wings - Gustav Nyquist (c)

_____round4 5
#122 Lightning - Dustin Tokarski (g)
#123 Kings - Andrei Loktionov (c)
#139 Senators - Mark Borowiecki (d)
#149 Stars - Phil Larsen (d)

____round 6
#163 Oilers - Teemu Hartikainen (c)

_____round 7
#200 Avalanche - Nathan Condon (c)

Late-Round Big Winner

The Islanders traded down twice in the first round to get Josh Bailey at pick #9... passing up Schenn, Filatov, Boedaker, Hodgson and Wilson -- which almost everyone agrees was a downer to Isles fans.

But they did get Corey Trivino at pick #36, Aaron Ness at pick #40 and Travis Hamonic with pick #53. I have them pegged for 4 potential late-round sleepers (the most of any team on my list)...including absolute steals at #72 Jyri Niemi AND #73 Kirill Petrov.

Everyone said this was a deep draft. The Isles may have gotten the last laugh!

PS: To everyone who says that the Russians are a gamble.. there were SIX <br>Russian players taken in the first 3 rounds, and only FOUR Swedish born players selected by round 3.

Filed Under:   2008   mrbig   draft   sleeper   flyers   philly   philadelphia  
June 24, 2008 2:33 PM ET | Delete
You missed Azevedo in the 6th round by LA. Led the OHL in scoring this year and was named Player of the Year by the OHL press...small could could be a Briere, St. Louis or Camallerri type player...
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