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StrictlyCommercial 07-31-2012 12:56 PM

Canucks 2012 Prospect Rankings - #12
 
Added Prab Rai by popular demand

Canucks Prospects Rankings:
1. Zack Kassian (65%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1230191
2. Nicklas Jensen (58%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1230923
3. Chris Tanev (50%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1232027
4. Eddie Lack (63%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1232603
5. Jordan Schroeder (70%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1233221
6. Brendan Gaunce - (68%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1233885
7. Kevin Connauton - (38%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1234391
8. Frankie Corrado - (64%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1235971
9. Joe Cannata - (49%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1236621
10. Anton Rodin - (39%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1237257
11. Patrick McNally - (60%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1239391

denkiteki 07-31-2012 02:01 PM

Voted Joseph Labate due to his size/skill combo. Hopefully he has a breakout year this year.

Socratic Method Man 07-31-2012 02:28 PM

I like big Mallet and Mr Freeze, but I have to go with Labate Blue here, he had a good rookie year in college, and his skillset seems to give him fairly legit 2nd line upside. I think he'll need to step it up quite a bit next year if he is to continue on his promising path.

ItsAllPartOfThePlan 07-31-2012 02:30 PM

Labate for me a well

ihaveyuidonttouchme 07-31-2012 02:51 PM

I didnt no we had Prab Rai fan :O Voted LaBate

The Drunken Crunker 07-31-2012 02:58 PM

Voted Sauve though gave LaBate a serious consideration.

gurfling 07-31-2012 04:16 PM

Can't say I know much about any of these guys, so I'm going with Mallet, simply because he was the higher pick. Seriously considered LaBate as well (are they the same age?), but whoever loses this one, will be voted next.

John Swartzwelder 07-31-2012 04:20 PM

Interesting that Sauve and Sweatt, some of the few prospects that have played in the NHL, are not getting picked.

I guess the sexy new guys are more impressive to some fans, though.

LickTheEnvelope 07-31-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by John Swartzwelder (Post 53159989)
Interesting that Sauve and Sweatt, some of the few prospects that have played in the NHL, are not getting picked.

I guess the sexy new guys are more impressive to some fans, though.

I picked Sweatt.

Labate and Mallet are interesting... but I have no idea why people would take Friesen over Sweatt... Friesen might max out as a 3rd line center and Sweatt has already taken a short stint on 3rd line wing...

denkiteki 07-31-2012 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Swartzwelder (Post 53159989)
Interesting that Sauve and Sweatt, some of the few prospects that have played in the NHL, are not getting picked.

I guess the sexy new guys are more impressive to some fans, though.

Sweatt hasn't been improving much at all since being signed. He basically looks like another Raymond with even lower skill at this point and we all know how highly 'nucks fan value Raymond.:laugh: Sauve will be my next pick but big skill center right now seems to hold more value over defensive dman.

Fedz 07-31-2012 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Swartzwelder (Post 53159989)
Interesting that Sauve and Sweatt, some of the few prospects that have played in the NHL, are not getting picked.

I guess the sexy new guys are more impressive to some fans, though.

New and sexy sometimes also means higher potential. When rating a prospect you should rank on ceilings and potential to hit that ceiling.

I think Labate and Sauve both have a higher ceilings, and a higher potential to reach that ceiling. Sweatt is a good third line prospect, and will play in the NHL within the next two years for someone but Labate has top 6 potential and Sauve top 4.

Voted Labate.

AvantiCanada* 07-31-2012 05:21 PM

LaBate, next will vote Sauve then Polasek then Mallet.

Kass Effect 07-31-2012 06:05 PM

Labate for me. Mallet might be my next... maybe Freisen.

vanuck 07-31-2012 06:57 PM

Labate for me again. I think Mallet or Price could be contenders for the next vote. Who knows, maybe even Tommernes.

Scottrockztheworld* 07-31-2012 07:16 PM

I'd say Yann Sauve has the better chance to play & grow into a first but I think Labate has a higher ceiling.

Bitz and Bites 07-31-2012 09:13 PM

For me it's either Labate or Mallet and I'll give the edge to Labate as I see more top 6 potential with him than with Mallet although Mallet could change that if he continues his rate of progression.

gurfling 07-31-2012 09:43 PM

As for Sweatt, I just don't see the potential.

He has Raymond's speed & ability to get knocked off the puck easily, but doesn't have his hands or defensive ability. Basically he just seems to be an AHL player at this point, I don't see him being an NHL regular, he might get a game or 2 in an emergency but thats about it imo.

Hammer79 07-31-2012 09:59 PM

Why have two 4th rounders from 2010 and 2011 been beating out 2012's 2nd rounder? Was this year's draft that shallow, was our drafting considered poor this year, or are we seeing an over-valuing of the so called NHL-ready factor again?

Pseudonymous 07-31-2012 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammer79 (Post 53169773)
Why have two 4th rounders from 2010 and 2011 been beating out 2012's 2nd rounder? Was this year's draft that shallow, was our drafting considered poor this year, or are we seeing an over-valuing of the so called NHL-ready factor again?

You do realize that players abilities aren't always tied to their draft ranking right? Maybe we had some steals in the later rounds

I think Friesen is much better than his draft pick #

StrictlyCommercial 07-31-2012 10:09 PM

Someone picked Prab Rai!

I am justified in my choice. :D

fuzzay 07-31-2012 10:30 PM

Honestly, I'm so far away from ever caring at this point.

vanuck 08-01-2012 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammer79 (Post 53169773)
Why have two 4th rounders from 2010 and 2011 been beating out 2012's 2nd rounder? Was this year's draft that shallow, was our drafting considered poor this year, or are we seeing an over-valuing of the so called NHL-ready factor again?

People just don't know that much about Mallet yet. After a year with the Wolves, we'll get a much better picture of what he can do. He'll probably rise, I'm guessing.

AndyPipkin 08-01-2012 02:44 AM

I salute whoever voted for Polasek with me.

kmad 08-01-2012 02:46 AM

prab rai

yall haters

denkiteki 08-01-2012 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammer79 (Post 53169773)
Why have two 4th rounders from 2010 and 2011 been beating out 2012's 2nd rounder? Was this year's draft that shallow, was our drafting considered poor this year, or are we seeing an over-valuing of the so called NHL-ready factor again?

Simple... the first was someone who would've been a 2nd rounder if he didn't say he was going to college for 4 years. Thats why he dropped. The other had an outstanding year of development. Finally the 2012 2nd rounder was picked off the board a bit. He was ranked ~100th (mid 3rd round). Of course 'nucks staff seem to have him ranked higher and he does have a lot of upside. Next year, he could go much higher in the votes depending on how the year goes (just like Lebate would've been a lot lower if the vote was last year vs this year).


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