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EastonBlues22 07-30-2013 10:54 PM

Blues Prospect Rankings #9
 
1) Tarasenko
2) Schwartz
3) Rattie
4) Allen
5) Jaskin
6) Carrier
7) Hakanpaa
8) Schmaltz

Vannelli gets my vote here.

Celtic Note 07-30-2013 11:30 PM

Binnington for me.

aceoutdoor 07-30-2013 11:33 PM

Lundstrom

Bluesman91 07-31-2013 12:54 AM

Binnington

CarvinSigX 07-31-2013 12:58 AM

Vannelli, like the past couple votes.

BlueDream 07-31-2013 01:34 AM

Edmundson. Will be close between him, Vannelli, and Binnington for these next 3 spots.

Thekidline 07-31-2013 02:14 AM

Binnington here for me. He had the most impressive season of any of the remaining players on this board last year imo. I think he has a ton of upside, I am very excited to see what he can do in the AHL.

PocketNines 07-31-2013 04:41 AM

Goalies are fools gold. How much past experience could it possibly take to teach our fan base this? Apparently an infinite amount.

Edmundson should have been 8, as Schmaltz at dreamiest best is a second pair flawed one-dimensional player, and he's farther away than Edmundson, who seems pretty solid, huge, has a shot, physical, can play.

Dolph Ziggler 07-31-2013 05:04 AM

I voted Edmundson.

Really I would have had both him and Vanelli ahead of Schmaltz.

PerryTurnbullfan 07-31-2013 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueDream (Post 69789561)
Edmundson. Will be close between him, Vannelli, and Binnington for these next 3 spots.

I agree...

Robb_K 07-31-2013 09:10 AM

Vanelli, Binnington, Edmundson should be about equal, with Kurker a little behind. I went with Vanelli.

Stealth JD 07-31-2013 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Falco Lombardi (Post 69792165)
I voted Edmundson.

Really I would have had both him and Vanelli ahead of Schmaltz.

This ^

I'd have Lindbohm in the mix as well...he's developed nicely over in Sweden since he's been drafted.

SirPaste 07-31-2013 09:58 AM

Edmundson for me

Christmas Izzy 07-31-2013 11:35 AM

Binnington. Improved so drastically.

JustOneB4IDie 07-31-2013 12:06 PM

Edmundson.

aceoutdoor 07-31-2013 12:09 PM

I think Binnington is a great prospect and has the best chance of becoming an NHL starter. That being said I believe if Lundstrom had the opportunity to develop here under the same circumstances as Binnington, he has a higher ceiling and a competitive fire, and if we have any goalie in our system who could be an elite goalie along the lines of Quick its Lundstrom. I doubt he’ll get that chance in the US but if he does and puts it together watch out.

Daley Tarasenkshow 07-31-2013 12:11 PM

Binnington with ease.

Celtic Note 07-31-2013 12:24 PM

I get that people like to write off goalies because they are hard to predict, but let me as a question. How many prospects actually make the NHL? At this point in our rankings, there are few players that anyone should be confident about making it to the NHL.

Thus far, Binnington has shown the greatest potential and progress of any of the remaining prospects.

I really am getting the feeling that people are scared of goalies.

JustOneB4IDie 07-31-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Celtic Note (Post 69798637)
I get that people like to write off goalies because they are hard to predict, but let me as a question. How many prospects actually make the NHL? At this point in our rankings, there are few players that anyone should be confident about making it to the NHL.

Thus far, Binnington has shown the greatest potential and progress of any of the remaining prospects.

I really am getting the feeling that people are scared of goalies.

Not scared, just realistic. Blues have never done very well drafting/signing/developing Goalies thru their history.

SirPaste 07-31-2013 12:51 PM

Not scared of goalies I just think Edmundson has a better chance at making the NHL. In fact, I was planning on voting Binnington next

PocketNines 07-31-2013 01:56 PM

It’s that goalies who show great things at the lower levels are a dime a dozen. There’s almost zero relationship between a goalie putting up good development numbers at age 18, 19, 20 and NHL success. There are literally hundreds of #1 goalies in leagues around the world. Think about it. College, all the junior teams, all the Euro leagues, all the AHL teams … but there are only 30 NHL spots for a #1 goalie. Looking at a goalie’s success at age 19 and thinking it means anything other than predicting the roulette ball will next land in the red 22 slot is not being realistic IMO.

On the other hand, skaters are a lot more predictable from their development at age 18-20 as to where they might land in the NHL. That’s just the nature of it. Forwards are generally safest to project, then defensemen, then a big gap to goalies.

STL fan in IA 07-31-2013 02:27 PM

I almost went with Vannelli as he has all the tools but I want to see how he adapts to the college game first. Going with Edmudson here. I'll be voting for Binnington fairly soon but I agree that he's very hard to project.

MattyMo35 07-31-2013 02:34 PM

Edmundson for me again.

letmesleep 07-31-2013 05:12 PM

Binnington again. People who are saying the goalies are a complete crapshoot: our last two high profile goalie prospects were Bishop and Allen. Bishop is now (probably) the starting goaltender for an NHL club and Allen has an NHL-only contract for 14-15.

letmesleep 07-31-2013 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aceoutdoor (Post 69798107)
I think Binnington is a great prospect and has the best chance of becoming an NHL starter. That being said I believe if Lundstrom had the opportunity to develop here under the same circumstances as Binnington, he has a higher ceiling and a competitive fire, and if we have any goalie in our system who could be an elite goalie along the lines of Quick its Lundstrom. I doubt he’ll get that chance in the US but if he does and puts it together watch out.

That's why I'm bummed about our Wolves agreement. They'll only take one of our goalie prospects and have one goalie of their own. I'd love to see Allen/Binnington this season and Binnington/Lundstrom next season but we just really don't have room for Lundstrom in the next couple of seasons.


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