Medicine Hat Tigers
My guess is the Tigers will have two players go, no more, no less.
Tyler Ennis: The more I try to figure out where he goes, the more I realize he's a real wildcard. Many NHL scouts dropped him a bit after the Top Prospects Game - but I'm sure others didn't. It's honestly not out of the question that Ennis could go as high as 20 overall - he's got that kind of skill. But the size is obviously the big X-factor. Second round seems more likely, but even a big slide isn't impossible either. Absolute worst case would be him going in the middle of the 3rd - at that point some team would wake up and players with that talent level have no business being available past about the 80th pick.
Wacey Hamilton: Another player NHL scouts were quiet about, which probably means he's a well-liked commodity. Nice combination of skill and grit, even though you wished he were bigger. I'd think he'll be considered somewhere around the 4th round or later. Seems to me certain to go somewhere.
Others: Jordan Hickmott, Thomas Frazee, and John Stampohar are the other first year eligibles. Hickmott has the best shot at going, although even that's slim. The rough skating Frazee has been a huge disappointment and Stampohar doesn't do enough despite his huge size. Tomas Vosvrda was one of the youngest players in last year's draft and could get a look from any team inclined to take two goaltenders in the draft. And '89 d-man Mark Isherwood might go very late or get a camp invite.
Looking Ahead to 2009: Tristan King brings some goal scoring ability over from Portland next year and is a middle round candidate as of now. Smallish blueliner Cody Carlson has quite a bit of puck ability and is probably a middle rounder at this point. Linden Vey could end up being the Tigers best '09 prospect, but he's barely an early rounder at this point.