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Rangers Prospect Poll: #1

Another WJC is over, another lockout is over, now let's get back to ranking our prospects.

Please write who you want added to the poll, and give a reason for it. This makes the discussion here more lively.


THE RULES

WHO IS A PROSPECT: We can't all have different standards based on what we each want personally. We are on the HF board, so let's follow their rules. The standard for what's a prospect is here: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/whatmakesaprospect

* Please don't write that so-and-so should or should not be a prospect. It's not up to each individual here to decide, it's up to the HF rules. Therefore, since no NHL games were played, all the prospects from the summer are still eligible because no NHL games were played

HOW TO RANK PROSPECTS: Based on their value in a hypothetical trade or waiver draft. This takes into consideration a prospect's ceiling, how close he's to making it, his health, work ethic, the whole deal. Imagine there was a prospect waiver draft and you could keep only one prospect. That guy is our #1 prospect. Then imagine we had one more waiver protection. That guy is our #2 prospect.

CATEGORIES: We'll be ranking the top 20 prospects.

- The top 5 will be "Top Prospects"
- The second 5 will be "Second-Tier"
- The third 5 "Projects"
- The fourth 5 will be "Suspects"
- The remaining 5 prospects who made it into the poll, but were not voted into the top-20 will be listed as "Honorable Mentions," their order being determined by how many votes they got in the last round.

This is less than the normal number of prospects we have because the prospect quantity has gone down over the last 12 months when we dealt away Erixon, Kundratek and two second rounders. The quality is still very good, but the quantity is not as great as before, so 20+5 should be enough.

The first 6 options in the poll are the top 6 prospects from the summer.


The previous rankings from the summer of 2012:

Centers: 6
Left Wings: 4
Right Wings: 4
Defensemen: 5
Goalies: 1


TOP PROSPECTS

1. LW Chris Kreider
2. LW Carl Hagelin
3. C J.T. Miller
4. D Dylan McIlrath
5. RW Christian Thomas


SECOND TIER

6. RW Jesper Fast
7. D Brady Skjei
8. C Michael St. Croix
9. C Andrew Yogan
10. C Oscar Lindberg


PROJECTS

11. C Steven Fogarty
12. C Cristoval Nieves
13. LW Marek Hrivik
14. RW Shane McColgan
15. D Calle Andersson


SUSPECTS

16. D Samuel Noreau
17. LW Ryan Bourque
18. RW Thomas Spelling
19. G Scott Stajcer
20. D Peter Ceresnak


HONORABLE MENTIONS (ranked by the votes they got in the last round)

21. RW Kyle Jean
22. G Cam Talbot
23. D Blake Parlett
24. G Jason Missiaen
25. D Steven Delisle

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