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EastonBlues22 06-28-2012 10:03 PM

2012-2013 Blues Prospects
 
2011-2012 version can be found HERE.

Use the Schwartz* 06-29-2012 03:24 AM

first.

Randall Ritchey 06-29-2012 11:50 AM

I am working on two pieces for HF now buy I will have a full prospect breakdown in which you can update the first post with.

stlweir 06-29-2012 12:05 PM

RR, are you doing a new rankings including the draft picks? I'd appreciate your take on Beach, Edmundson and Ponich.

BlueSinceBirth 06-29-2012 01:43 PM

Does anyone know much about Niklas Lundstrom? He posted pretty good numbers at all three levels in Sweden last year and seems to be a guy flying under the radar. Hoping we found a late round goalie steal.

Meatwagon 06-29-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Randall Ritchey (Post 51714327)
I am working on two pieces for HF now buy I will have a full prospect breakdown in which you can update the first post with.


Will you be changing the ticker tape with the order of Blues prospects at the top of the page? Because the order of the one we have now is terrible.

ChicagoBlues 06-29-2012 02:49 PM

With MacEachern playing for Chicago Steel next season there is a decent chance I can go watch him play. They play at EdgeIce Arena, which is just on other side of O'Hare airport where I see Peoria play the Wolves.

Randall Ritchey 06-29-2012 05:01 PM

New rankings will be up in the next month or two. It's all on a schedule, draft review, player profiles, player rankings, etc will all be updated well before pre-season begins.

execwrite 06-29-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueSinceBirth (Post 51720767)
Does anyone know much about Niklas Lundstrom? He posted pretty good numbers at all three levels in Sweden last year and seems to be a guy flying under the radar. Hoping we found a late round goalie steal.

Do you have all the stats? This is all I could find.

2011-12AIK SEL 2 120 1.50 68 0.957
2011-12 Oskarshamn IK Swe-1 3 0 0 185 2.27 67 0.905

Prussian_Blue 06-29-2012 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by execwrite (Post 51739895)
Do you have all the stats? This is all I could find.

2011-12AIK SEL 2 120 1.50 68 0.957
2011-12 Oskarshamn IK Swe-1 3 0 0 185 2.27 67 0.905

AIK Junior: 30 GP, 1734 Mins, 73 GA, 942 SA, 2.53, 24-4-0, 1 SO, 0.923 Sv %.
AIK (SEL): 2 GP, 120 Mins, 3 GA, 71 SA, 1.50, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 0.958 Sv %

MattyMo35 06-29-2012 11:43 PM

Those are some pretty damn good stats. Must have been on a stacked team though. 26-4-0 stands out the most, although the goals against and the save pct. are solid as well.

execwrite 06-30-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Prussian_Blue (Post 51743263)
AIK Junior: 30 GP, 1734 Mins, 73 GA, 942 SA, 2.53, 24-4-0, 1 SO, 0.923 Sv %.
AIK (SEL): 2 GP, 120 Mins, 3 GA, 71 SA, 1.50, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 0.958 Sv %

Sweet numbers from Lundstrom. Where will he play this season?

stlweir 06-30-2012 01:15 PM

As it is going to be 100%+ again today and FA starts tomorrow thought I would do a top ten prospects.
1 Tarasenko - hands down the organizations top prospect
2 Schwartz - talented but a bit undersized, has a smooth effortless stride. Excellent hockey sense, how good will he be?
3 Cole - ready to become a regular, above average skater with good strength and some Offensive upside
4 Allen - goalies are tough to rate. Excellent rookie year, struggled the first half of last season but rebounded after Bishop was dealt. Appears to have an NHL future.
5 Rattie - Exploded last year, has another year of juniors. May be the orgs best sniper prospect.
6 Schmaltz - This years #1 pick
7 McRae - waiting for his chance, scored 20 goals for Peoria and is good face off man. May need to become a checker to earn a spot with the big club.
8 Hakonpaa - big D man who's season was derailed by knee injury.
9 Fairchild - undersized D man has upper end hockey sense and played well in limited ice time call up with the Blues. Top +- for the Rivermen.
10 Edmundson - big and tough, started slow after upper ankle injury. Must continue to improve skating and positional play. A project that the Blues hope will develope.
Best of THe Rest:
Beach - has shown that he can make a play with the puck on his stick. Can he controll his aggression? Has room to put on a substantial amount of weight. A project but could become an NHLer.
Grachev - looks like the real deal but the score sheet says otherwise. If he can't make it as a top 9 forward would he be willing to take on a checking role?
Ponich - a huge project. Skating still needs to improve and offers next to nothing offensively. Not many 6'7" D men around that can fight.
Jaskin - struggled last year but will play in the Q next year and show us if he is an NHL prospect. Power forwards are tough to come by.
2012 other draft picks - We'll see what the can do.

MattyMo35 06-30-2012 02:40 PM

Grachev is so puzzling. He seems as though he should destroy the AHL with his size and very soft hands, but he doesn't. I don't know what it is with him. He doesn't lack NHL talent, though he may lack an NHL mind/motivation. I really wish he would turn the corner and become the guy the scouts thought he would be when he was drafted.

Novacain 06-30-2012 03:38 PM

Are we doing that "everyone send in their prospect rankings and then doing our own countdown" like we were taking about, because that seemed like it would be really cool to do.

CoMoBlues 06-30-2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Novacain (Post 51779647)
Are we doing that "everyone send in their prospect rankings and then doing our own countdown" like we were taking about, because that seemed like it would be really cool to do.

Yeah, we did a prospect poll during the last Summer. Good fun, at least for me. I can't remember if it started before or after the hf rankings come out.

Celtic Note 06-30-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by CoMoBlues (Post 51787471)
Yeah, we did a prospect poll during the last Summer. Good fun, at least for me. I can't remember if it started before or after the hf rankings come out.

It was before...assuming my memory serves correctly.

Randall Ritchey 06-30-2012 07:47 PM

It was before the rankings came out.

STL fan in IA 06-30-2012 10:37 PM

I did the polls last summer for our own rankings. I'll do them again but probably not until late July/early August - it'll give us something to talk about during the dog days of summer! :laugh:

JustOneB4IDie 07-01-2012 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MattyMo35 (Post 51774169)
Grachev is so puzzling. He seems as though he should destroy the AHL with his size and very soft hands, but he doesn't. I don't know what it is with him. He doesn't lack NHL talent, though he may lack an NHL mind/motivation. I really wish he would turn the corner and become the guy the scouts thought he would be when he was drafted.

I remember last summer when the Rangers were shopping Grachev the Blues were the only NHL team interested. Perhaps with fellow Russian Tarasenko crossing the pond will light a fire under Grachev in traning camp, but this is a critical year for Grachev for sure.

TheOrganist 07-04-2012 12:32 PM

On the prospect's board in the "Free Agent Invites to Summer Development/Rookie Camps" thread, there's talk of Halifax forward Andrew Ryan being invited to St. Louis' camp.

I'm fairly certain that once again there's no Blues Prospects Game at the Mills or we would've heard about it by now.

Bluesnatic27 07-04-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoBlues (Post 51724667)
With MacEachern playing for Chicago Steel next season there is a decent chance I can go watch him play. They play at EdgeIce Arena, which is just on other side of O'Hare airport where I see Peoria play the Wolves.

if you can watch him, that would be great, from what I have read, I am becoming really, really excited for this pick, even more so than Kurker, so any reports you could give would be excellent

rumrokh 07-05-2012 02:03 AM

I'm excited about both Wannstrom and Jaskin coming to North America. Hopefully, they won't get discouraged quickly and then stay away permanently, even once they're good enough to get a crack at the NHL.

STL fan in IA 07-05-2012 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOrganist (Post 52088179)
On the prospect's board in the "Free Agent Invites to Summer Development/Rookie Camps" thread, there's talk of Halifax forward Andrew Ryan being invited to St. Louis' camp.

I'm fairly certain that once again there's no Blues Prospects Game at the Mills or we would've heard about it by now.

It's probably an invite to the Traverse City tourney...which may not happen anyway die to the potential lockout.

When the Blues held a prospects camp, it was always about a week after the draft so I think it's a very safe assumption that they again aren't having one this year.

Bluesnatic27 07-05-2012 02:44 PM

well the Bleacher Report's top 50 prospects list has been released, and according to them, Ty Rattie is a physical and rugged player that really uses his body to his advantage and may crack the top nine with his average point production and will bring a physical edge to the Blues...What. A. Joke...this list is complete non-sense in every sense of the word...I mean...arggg...just read

http://*******************/articles/...2012-nhl-draft


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