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07-28-2013, 12:42 PM
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I dunno, I think it's a pretty good group. It's certainly a DEEP group and that's almost as important as having top end talent.

The key to me comes down to these guys:

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TOP PROSPECTS

1. LW Chris Kreider
2. C J.T. Miller
3. D Dylan McIlrath
4. C Oscar Lindberg
5. RW Jesper Fast



SECOND TIER

6. RW Danny Kristo
7. D Brady Skjei
8. C Cristoval Nieves
9. LW Marek Hrivik
10. C Michael St. Croix



PROJECTS

11. LW Andrew Yogan
12. LW Pavel Buchnevich
13. G Cam Talbot
14. D Sam Noreau
15. D Conor Allen


SUSPECTS

16. LW Anthony Duclair
17. D Calle Andersson
18. LW Adam Tambellini
19. C Steven Fogarty
20. RW Josh Nicholls


LONG SHOTS

21. RW Thomas Spelling
22. LW Ryan Bourque
23. D Ryan Graves
24. C Kyle Jean
25. G Jason Missiaen


HONORABLE MENTIONS

26. G Mackenzie Skapski
27. D Tommy Hughes
28. RW Michael Kantor
29. G Scott Stajcer
30. LW Jason Wilson
All of these guys have shown glimpses of being better than their draft positions. Can they keep developing?

We (think) we know what we've got with our D prospects and with Kreider and Miller, but for years we've decried the lack of top end offensive skill in our forward prospects. And, while we don't have any obvious MacKinnons or Yakupovs in the system, the highlighted players represent a SLEW of guys who look like they could be later round/undrafted gems at forward. If only one or two of them develops, that leapfrogs this group right up to the top of the pack.

We should have a much better read by this time next year - if not by the holidays. Unlike last season, this should be an exciting year to be a Rangers fan on HF...

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