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GopherState 07-18-2012 12:54 PM

2012 Minnesota #2 Prospect
 
Shockingly, Mikael Granlund is for the third straight year, HF Wild's #1 prospect with 86.43% of the vote. Sadly that's less than last year but as long as things go well Finnish Baby Jesus won't have to finish out his Presidential prospect term on top.

2012 HF Wild Prospect Rankings
1. Mikael Granlund

I'm guessing #2 will be closer (if only by default) because 3 or 4 prospects merit being the second-best. Options are the same besides the addition of Darcy Kuemper. As always, polls are open for two days. Not one. Not three. Two.

Digitalbooya 07-18-2012 12:58 PM

Jonas Brodin

TheeNorthStar 07-18-2012 12:59 PM

JZ is... :)

TZM 07-18-2012 01:02 PM

Jonas Brodin aka Jay "Bacon" Bee.

FVM 07-18-2012 01:03 PM

This is where it gets interesting. The Wild have such a tight group of blue chip prospects thanks to the work of Fletcher & Flahr. That being said, I take Jonas Brodin here with little hesitation. He may not have the offensive upside some people hoped for and will probably not put up big numbers, but I'm confident he will be a rock defensively and great at making the first pass and starting the transition. He is just such a smart player and his skating is an absolute joy to watch. He also has already built an impressive resume in his club team in Sweden and on the international stage. I see him as a reliable #2 defenceman that eats minutes and is just steady, always steady on the blue line. Ideally to be paired with someone more offensive and high risk type of defenceman to fully utilize his skillset.

rynryn 07-18-2012 01:04 PM

his name is Jonas!

Jarick 07-18-2012 01:05 PM

Went Brodin but Coyle is close IMO

Dr Jan Itor 07-18-2012 01:07 PM

Brodin. He's good.

GopherState 07-18-2012 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rynryn (Post 52668843)
his name is Jonas!

Prospect polls are like Fight Club: a prospect doesn't get a name until chosen.

Minnesota 07-18-2012 01:08 PM

The voting will really get interesting at #3... ;)

Victorious Secret 07-18-2012 01:09 PM

15 to 1. I'd say, is it time for #3? :sarcasm:

rynryn 07-18-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GopherState (Post 52668967)
Prospect polls are like Fight Club: a prospect doesn't get a name until chosen.

my money would not be on Brodin in Fight Club.

Fel 96 07-18-2012 01:11 PM

That was easy again.

GopherState 07-18-2012 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rynryn (Post 52669047)
my money would not be on Brodin in Fight Club.

No although that would be an interesting set of polls.

Northland Wild Man 07-18-2012 01:16 PM

Easily Brodin

Tuomaz 07-18-2012 01:17 PM

Brodin is good at hockey.

WILDTATE10 07-18-2012 01:18 PM

Brodin

Engebretson 07-18-2012 01:18 PM

http://www.chicagonow.com/katalin-fi...ispy-bacon.jpg

Bacon Boy Brodin, the man who would be #1 if not for the FBJ.

Victorious Secret 07-18-2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tuomaz (Post 52669345)
Brodin is good at hockey.

http://i.imgur.com/AFNuS.png

Minnesota 07-18-2012 01:20 PM

I can see these polls following the trend of "which prospect is most NHL-ready?"

SauceHockey 07-18-2012 01:25 PM

2 to 22 :/

rynryn 07-18-2012 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnesota (Post 52669439)
I can see these polls following the trend of "which prospect is most NHL-ready?"

Well i've heard "elite" thrown about more in relation to Brodin than anyone else in our system so while we might be going NHL ready that doesn't mean Brodin wouldn't win this anyway. And Bulmer is more NHL ready than anyone else after but theres no way he's going #3.

FVM 07-18-2012 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnesota (Post 52669439)
I can see these polls following the trend of "which prospect is most NHL-ready?"

Yeah, and I think that's a shame. When we look back at these polls 5 or even 10 years later it will look silly that some NHL-ready prospects got placed higher than future impact players. That's why I will pick Dumba for #3, I just think his upside and potential impact is higher than anyone else in our system not named Granlund or Brodin, despite Coyles, Larssons and Zuckers being much safer bets at this point.

Engebretson 07-18-2012 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnesota (Post 52669439)
I can see these polls following the trend of "which prospect is most NHL-ready?"

Well, we did rank Gillies ahead of Zucker, Larsson and Bulmer a couple years ago.

GopherState 07-18-2012 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asdwe1 (Post 52669609)
2 to 22 :/

There's that and the 7th overall pick in this year's draft with zero votes. Come a long way from the "first round pick automatically gets #1" trend.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FVM (Post 52669641)
Yeah, and I think that's a shame. When we look back at these polls 5 or even 10 years later it will look silly that some NHL-ready prospects got placed higher than future impact players. That's why I will pick Dumba for #3, I just think his upside and potential impact is higher than anyone else in our system not named Granlund or Brodin, despite Coyles, Larssons and Zuckers being much safer bets at this point.

Everyone has their own interpretations of how prospects should be ranked and which attributes are more important.


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