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Washington Capitals Prospect Poll #7

View Poll Results: Who is Washington's number 7 ranked prospect?
Francois Bouchard 1 1.43%
Joel Broda 2 2.86%
Steffan Della Rovere 2 2.86%
Cody Eakin 1 1.43%
Joe Finley 1 1.43%
Anton Gustafsson 22 31.43%
Braden Holtby 3 4.29%
Marcus Johansson 26 37.14%
Dmitri Kugryshev 6 8.57%
Mathieu Perreault 6 8.57%
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07-28-2009, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
He's 5th for me, after Varly, Carlson, Neuvy, and Johansson. Just a smidge above Orlov. I really liked his game from what I saw at camp.
I have him 5th as well...Varly, Carlson, Neuvy, Bourque, Gus.

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07-28-2009, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Roccoman View Post
i read somewhere that there was a period of time, not too long ago (maybe 10 years ago) where instead of focusing on individual skills that Swedish hockey schools focused mainly on trapping & defensive systems... the byproduct was that Sweden's overall talent level dropped (or never developed fully) ... the hockey philosophy shifted to more of an individual skill focus, and we are where we are now: with Swede's being one of the most talent rich nations for hockey plays, especially when you consider their population (compared to say the USA or Canadaland)
That's true about Swedes. Finns have followed that system too and you have seen the results in last 5 years => Most Finns are good/decent in every part of game (other than scoring), but their skill level is way behind other players. So that's why there hasn't been too many top picks from Finland recently.

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