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03-23-2012, 01:20 PM
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top 10:
D Ryan Murphy
RW Zac Dalpe
D Brian Dumoulin
C Victor Rask
G Frederik Andersen
D Bobby Sanguinetti
D Mark Alt
C Riley Nash
D Danny Biega
D Austin Levi
hm: RW Evgeny Dadonov
graduates this year: D Justin Faulk, LW Drayson Bowman, LW Zach Boychuk

defensemen. Beyond what they have now on the roster under age 25 (McBain and Faulk), they have a ton of depth at the position. Murphy, Dumoulin, Sanguinetti, Alt, Biega, Levi, and Keegan Lowe all look like future NHLers in some way or another, the question is just how good they can be at the NHL level.

goaltending. Andersen's first shot at a high level league was absolutely dominant this past season. Quite frankly he was screwed out of the SEL's top goaltender award. And beyond Andersen there's Justin Peters, who's looked competent as Cam's backup this season, Mike Murphy who's solid but often injured, and Matt Mahalak, who looks poised to compete for the US U-20 job this coming season.

Scoring depth. Dalpe seems to have stagnated a bit this year due to injuries, but still has a ton of potential as a scoring winger. But he's another in a long line of Canes prospects that haven't taken the next step as they were expected to this year up front including Zach Boychuk and Drayson Bowman. Though Bowman has at least looked decent in a checking line role of late. Dadonov likewise has a lot of potential but has struggled to adapt to the Canes system in Charlotte so far. Oddly enough fellow ex-Panther prospect from that trade, AJ Jenks, has thrived in a checking role for Charlotte since the move.

best prospect: Ryan Murphy, his potential is just flat out off the charts, the only question is how well he'll handle the NHL game at his size.

overall: somewhere around 10th

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