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08-24-2010, 01:34 PM
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Where do you rank our prospect pool?

As many people know, Minnesota has been the HF Prospects cellar-dweller the last year and change. With the 2010 draft and a few college pickups, where do you see the Wild being ranked when the new organization rankings come out?

Bottom 5 Spring 2010 (top draftees in parenthesis)
-New Jersey (Jon Merrill)
-Calgary (no first or second round pick)
-Philadelphia (no first or second round pick)
-Dallas (Campbell)
-Minnesota (Granlund)

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A player will be considered a prospect until he meets the following criteria:

1. If a prospect is a skater (forward, defenseman) and has played in 65 NHL games or more before the completion of the season of his 24th birthday; or, if a goaltender has played in 45 NHL games before the completion of the season of his 24th birthday, that player will be considered graduated to the NHL. Conversely, if a player completes the season of his 24th birthday without passing those milestones, then that player will no longer be considered a prospect by Hockey’s Future, regardless of the player’s status with his NHL club.
2. An NCAA player who signs his first contract at or above the age of 22 has three years to meet the above criteria (65/45), while those NCAA players that turn pro under the age of 22 will be subjected to
the criteria above.
3. European players who sign their first NHL contract at or above the age of 22 have three seasons from the time they sign that contract to meet the above criteria. Those European players below the age of 22 that have signed a NHL contract will be subjected to the criteria in section one

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I just noticed HF's new Wild prospect ratings:

Granlund-8.0C
Larsson-7.0C
Bulmer, Wellman, Broda, Focault, Zucker, Prosser-6.5C

Those 6.5s seem a bit harsh. I'd like to think at least a couple of those guys have the potential to become more than fringe 2/3rd liners.

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I think they are spot on. All of those guys are better than some of our previous prospects, but most of them are not "top line" material.

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Pretty much although there's a couple which I would change the letters; namely, Wellman IMO should be a 6.5B.

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We're now sitting at around 26th or 27th.

should be:
New Jersey (Tedenby, Josefson)
Minnesota (Granlund, Cuma)
Dallas (Campbell, Glennie)
Philadelphia
Calgary

Pretty much swap NJ, Minnesota and Dallas

Wellman should be a 6.5C

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The moment I saw the title...

I thought Bottom 5 in the league. Seems the site agrees. Works for me.

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Definitely not last like the previous year, but definitely near the bottom. Bottom 5 or 10.

I know we all love Almond and Prosser and Falk but lets be honest, if they turn out to be more than depth players (3rd-4th line, 5-6 d-man) we're lucky.

So after Granlund, theres a drop to Scandella, Cuma and Wellman, then there is a HUGE dropoff to everyone else.

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Definitely not last like the previous year, but definitely near the bottom. Bottom 5 or 10.

I know we all love Almond and Prosser and Falk but lets be honest, if they turn out to be more than depth players (3rd-4th line, 5-6 d-man) we're lucky.

So after Granlund, theres a drop to Scandella, Cuma and Wellman, then there is a HUGE dropoff to everyone else.
Sad, but true. I think Granlund is going to be a total stud. Maybe I'm just hoping, but I don't think there's that huge of a drop to Cuma or Scandella. I honestly see Granlund being a top 3 (if he's a winger), if not top 6 (center) forward, while I see one of Scandella/Cuma being a top 2 D-man. If we were to rank the draft of THIS year I would rate us pretty high, but overall, I think the critics are mostly right. Definitely in the 20's+.

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Aside from Granlund, and possibly Scandella...all we got is bottom 9 guys with jam and depth defensemen.

Not a bad thing per se, but not what you'd like to have in the cupboard. Either you can blame it on not being bad enough to draft high or not drafting well.

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