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01-04-2013, 02:57 AM
Sergei Shirokov
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1. RW/LW - Nicklas Jensen - Our best IMO, 1st/2nd line potential with size.

2. RW - Zack Kassian - I think he will have a similar career to Scott Hartnell with a bit different playing style.

3. D - Chris Tanev - Very reliable player, makes great plays, very calm and consistent.

4. G - Eddie Lack - Has put up better numbers in the AHL than Markstrom, I see him as a slightly above average starter but not elite

5. C/LW - Brendan Gaunce - Similar to Brooks Laich IMO, I don't think skating isn't the issue people originally thought, then add Size, a good shot & decent offensive ability, a good two way game, and leadership. In addition to a great work ethic. and I think he could be a useful 2nd line center, can also play LW. Lots to like.

6. C - Jordan Schroeder - I preach patience with him. he has been probably the best/most consistent forward on the Wolves this year, he is a very dangerous offensive a player, he has great playmaking ability but he also has a lethal shot, He goes to the tough areas, he is very strong for his size and quite strong on his skates, and he's also a responsable defensive player. 2nd Liner IMO, just gotta give him some time.

7. D - Frank Corrado - A solid all round game, sorta like Tanev but with more physical skills. 2nd pair D-man.

8. D - Kevin Connaution - When he is on his game, he is good defensively (Which is his biggest knock) When he isn't he is brutal. Offensively he has all the tools, a bomb for a shot, good passer, good skater, and his defensive game has improved alot, he just has to work on consistentcy mainly defensively. 2nd/3rd pair + top PP specialist.

9. LW - Anton Rodin - He has all the skills, good skater, great at protecting the puck, good shot, good defensive game, goes to tough areas. I think he just needs more opportunity, he has been treated terribly by Scott Arniel (Wolves Head Coach) If he bulks up I think he could be a good 3rd liner, similar to Sean Bergeinheim.

10. D - Yann Sauve - Skates quite well for a big guy, and is a great shut down option, I am always impressed with him whenever I see him play at any level but he has been treated poorly by Arniel aswell (For no reason IMO, he's a + player in an only defensive role) He could be a Solid Bottom pairing option, with better mobility than the average bottom pair defensive player.

Other notable mentions:

D - Peter Andersson - A big defensive D-man who makes good plays, can skate, and has impressed in his 1st year in NA with the Wolves.

D - Henrik Tommernes - Good two way D-man with decent size and solid skating ability. has had peaks and valleys in the SEL but could become something eventually

C - Joe Labate - Don't know a ton about him but alot of Vancouver Fans like this guy. From what I know he's a big guy with a good offensive skillset, 2nd/3rd line potential.

C/LW - Alex Mallet - 2012 2nd Rounder, has size, grit, physicality and skating ability, also showed he has considerable offensive ability with Rimouski in the Q.

G - Joe Cannata - Former Hobey Baker nominee, and a star at Merrimack Collage, impressed our organization big time late last year when he suited up and played well for the Wolves. has struggled a bit this year, but is getting better.

RW - Alex Greiner - Big Guy (6'5 200) Who can skate really well, isn't as physical as you would like but he works hard, is responsible defensively and has decent offensive ability.

D - Evan McEneny - Missed last year with an injury (His draft year), went undrafted and we signed him, likely would have been a 3rd or 4th round pick. Has size and is an offensive minded defensemen who skates well and is good defensively, good on the PP and PK. has looked good along side Murphy on Kitchener's 1st pair.

I think our prospects are better than people give us credit for, our top 8 are quite good prospects and could matchup with alot of other teams, there is just a drop off after that though, and a lack of top end prospects aside from Jensen and Kassian.

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