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Flyers Top 20 Prospects, #7

View Poll Results: 7th best Flyers prospect?
Kevin Marshall 10 13.16%
Mike Testwuide 7 9.21%
Brendan Ranford 19 25.00%
Marc-Andre Bourdon 1 1.32%
Joonas Lehtivuori 0 0%
Brandon Manning 1 1.32%
Nick Cousins 5 6.58%
Marcel Noebels 2 2.63%
Petr Placek 0 0%
Tom Sestito 16 21.05%
Jason Akeson 7 9.21%
Zac Rinaldo 4 5.26%
Tye McGinn 0 0%
Oliver Lauridsen 4 5.26%
Jon Kalinski 0 0%
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08-06-2011, 11:38 PM
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Flyers Top 20 Prospects, #7

1. C Brayden Schenn, (76.58%)
2. C Sean Couturier, (so obvious not even doing a poll)
3. D Erik Gustafsson(71.19%)
4. LW Eric Wellwood(41.98%)
5. F Matt Read(23.53%
6. C Ben Holmstrom(29.23%)
7. LW Brendan Ranford (25.00%)
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I went with Sestito too.

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Ranford.

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We have so many what if prospects lol. There's a few that could become stars or all that could become flops.

Testwuide
Gustafsson
Read
Ranford
Akeson
Laurdison

Has any other team in the league had so many un-drafted players as prospects?

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Went with Cousins again. He's going to play a big role in the team's future.....

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I've picked Ranford in rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, and now 7...how in the world is Sestito ahead of him? Just because he may reach the pro level first?

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I've picked Ranford in rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, and now 7...how in the world is Sestito ahead of him? Just because he may reach the pro level first?
i really can't understand these ratings. I also picked ranford and have since the # 4 spot. i think sestito, read and holmstrom should be at around 8-10 on the list. the fact that holmstrom is above ranford, cousins and even akeson is mind boggling. just cause he could be in the nhl earlier doesn't mean hes a better prospect. say couturier doesn't make the team for another two years and holmstrom makes the team this year that in no way means holmstrom is the better prospect. i don't think anybody voted holmstrom over couturier in the 2nd spot but the same logic still applies to the lower spots. i don't know, thats just my opinion.

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i really can't understand these ratings. I also picked ranford and have since the # 4 spot. i think sestito, read and holmstrom should be at around 8-10 on the list. the fact that holmstrom is above ranford, cousins and even akeson is mind boggling. just cause he could be in the nhl earlier doesn't mean hes a better prospect. say couturier doesn't make the team for another two years and holmstrom makes the team this year that in no way means holmstrom is the better prospect. i don't think anybody voted holmstrom over couturier in the 2nd spot but the same logic still applies to the lower spots. i don't know, thats just my opinion.
Akeson, Randford, and Cousins aren't exactly blue chip prospects. Sestito has potential and is closer to the NHL. Akeson, Ranford, and Cousins may have potential, but I don't think you sit there and say they will 100% be in the NHL one day. Akeson tore up the OHL last year but isn't he like 21? That's not really all that impressive. Same thing with Ranford, he didn't do quite as well as Akeson but he is also much older than most of the guys he's playing against. Cousins is a third rounder who is not very big and wasn't exactly a dominant force in the OHL. Not saying none of these guys will aount to anything, but Sestito has been a solid AHL player over the last few years and is poised to have a shot at the big club this year. Just because a guy scored a boatload of goals playing against kids (see: Ranford, Akeson) doesn't mean he is going to be anything special in the NHL. I hope they do, but I'd say Sestito has a better shot at being an NHL regular at this point.

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Akeson, Randford, and Cousins aren't exactly blue chip prospects. Sestito has potential and is closer to the NHL. Akeson, Ranford, and Cousins may have potential, but I don't think you sit there and say they will 100% be in the NHL one day. Akeson tore up the OHL last year but isn't he like 21? That's not really all that impressive. Same thing with Ranford, he didn't do quite as well as Akeson but he is also much older than most of the guys he's playing against. Cousins is a third rounder who is not very big and wasn't exactly a dominant force in the OHL. Not saying none of these guys will aount to anything, but Sestito has been a solid AHL player over the last few years and is poised to have a shot at the big club this year. Just because a guy scored a boatload of goals playing against kids (see: Ranford, Akeson) doesn't mean he is going to be anything special in the NHL. I hope they do, but I'd say Sestito has a better shot at being an NHL regular at this point.
Huh? Ranford played all last season as a 18 yr old... how is that older than most other players? For a 7th round pick, he lead the WHL in points for 75% of the season on one of the worse teams last year.

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Huh? Ranford played all last season as a 18 yr old... how is that older than most other players? For a 7th round pick, he lead the WHL in points for 75% of the season on one of the worse teams last year.
My bad. I thought he was 19 going on 20. Still holds true for Akeson though. Haha. I'd still rank Sestito over Ranford.

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Akeson, Randford, and Cousins aren't exactly blue chip prospects. Sestito has potential and is closer to the NHL. Akeson, Ranford, and Cousins may have potential, but I don't think you sit there and say they will 100% be in the NHL one day. Akeson tore up the OHL last year but isn't he like 21? That's not really all that impressive. Same thing with Ranford, he didn't do quite as well as Akeson but he is also much older than most of the guys he's playing against. Cousins is a third rounder who is not very big and wasn't exactly a dominant force in the OHL. Not saying none of these guys will aount to anything, but Sestito has been a solid AHL player over the last few years and is poised to have a shot at the big club this year. Just because a guy scored a boatload of goals playing against kids (see: Ranford, Akeson) doesn't mean he is going to be anything special in the NHL. I hope they do, but I'd say Sestito has a better shot at being an NHL regular at this point.
Cousins was a point per game player as a 17 year old. He just turned 18 in July and he's already going to be having his third OHL season under his belt. Cousins will more than likely grow another inch or two and put on another 15 to 20 pounds. By the time he's ready, he'll probably be a 6'0, 190 pound winger with breakneck speed and hands to match. Cousins is going to be an extremely important player in 3 to 5 years. More so than someone like Sestito......

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My bad. I thought he was 19 going on 20. Still holds true for Akeson though. Haha. I'd still rank Sestito over Ranford.
If Sestito's lucky, he will make it to the 3rd line in his career. And I love Holmstrom, but he shouldn't be anywhere near TOP prospects of the organization.

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If Sestito's lucky, he will make it to the 3rd line in his career. And I love Holmstrom, but he shouldn't be anywhere near TOP prospects of the organization.
either should Akeson or Ranford.

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Cousins was a point per game player as a 17 year old. He just turned 18 in July and he's already going to be having his third OHL season under his belt. Cousins will more than likely grow another inch or two and put on another 15 to 20 pounds. By the time he's ready, he'll probably be a 6'0, 190 pound winger with breakneck speed and hands to match. Cousins is going to be an extremely important player in 3 to 5 years. More so than someone like Sestito......
A very high number of players in the NHL were point per game players in Juniors and aren't more than 3rd/4th liners in the NHL, it doesn't necessarily mean anything. Dan Carcillo was PPG as a 17 year old. Arron Asham was more than PPG as an 18 year old. Max Talbot was pretty close to PPG as a 17 year old. And those are just the first three guys I googled to see. I am sure you can find a ton of 3rd/4th liners who were PPG players at 17/18. The guys who are the ones that have the 120 points in 55 games are the guys that have the super potential. PPG is good and I'm not saying Cousins isn't going to amount to anything, but Sestito has put up decent numbers in the AHL and is much closer to the NHL than Cousins. I'm not knocking the other guys, I'm just saying I'd call Sestito a better prospect at this point. Not necessarily player, but prospect.

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This time I went with upside and picked Ranford. I know he has holes in his game but I think he has a decently high ceiling.

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Guys it just comes down to what criteria everyone is using for their rankings. NHL readiness is a factor, ceiling is a factor, size, speed etc are all factors. How you weigh those is where you vote.

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Akeson, Randford, and Cousins aren't exactly blue chip prospects. Sestito has potential and is closer to the NHL. Akeson, Ranford, and Cousins may have potential, but I don't think you sit there and say they will 100% be in the NHL one day. Akeson tore up the OHL last year but isn't he like 21? That's not really all that impressive. Same thing with Ranford, he didn't do quite as well as Akeson but he is also much older than most of the guys he's playing against. Cousins is a third rounder who is not very big and wasn't exactly a dominant force in the OHL. Not saying none of these guys will aount to anything, but Sestito has been a solid AHL player over the last few years and is poised to have a shot at the big club this year. Just because a guy scored a boatload of goals playing against kids (see: Ranford, Akeson) doesn't mean he is going to be anything special in the NHL. I hope they do, but I'd say Sestito has a better shot at being an NHL regular at this point.
Akeson was 20 during his final year w/ 108pts in 67 games (1.61ppg). The year before as a 19 yr old he had 80pts in 65 games (1.23ppg) and as an 18 yr old (his first full year) he had 64pts in 56 games (1.14ppg). as you said just because you were a ppg player doesn't mean you'll amount to anything in the NHL. and yes he was a little older but didn't fair badly in his two previous years. I just think the likes of ranford, cousins and akeson should be ranked higher then holmstrom, read and sestito because they have much higher ceilings but that thats not to belittle sestito and the others after all even role players/4th liners have a place on every team in the league. i guess just agree to disagree.

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Akeson was 20 during his final year w/ 108pts in 67 games (1.61ppg). The year before as a 19 yr old he had 80pts in 65 games (1.23ppg) and as an 18 yr old (his first full year) he had 64pts in 56 games (1.14ppg). as you said just because you were a ppg player doesn't mean you'll amount to anything in the NHL. and yes he was a little older but didn't fair badly in his two previous years. I just think the likes of ranford, cousins and akeson should be ranked higher then holmstrom, read and sestito because they have much higher ceilings but that thats not to belittle sestito and the others after all even role players/4th liners have a place on every team in the league. i guess just agree to disagree.
Fair enough. Maybe I'm just a Sestito fanboy. I'm really hoping he takes Shelley's spot as the muscle but also can be a more complete player. I'd prefer Sestito over Rinaldo and Shelley every day of the week if the Flyers are going to use one as a 4th line enforcer type player (which my guess is they will).

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Fair enough. Maybe I'm just a Sestito fanboy. I'm really hoping he takes Shelley's spot as the muscle but also can be a more complete player. I'd prefer Sestito over Rinaldo and Shelley every day of the week if the Flyers are going to use one as a 4th line enforcer type player (which my guess is they will).
Totally agree w/ you on that one. sestito over those two any day.

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I'd be somewhat surprised if Sesito isn't on the team. I can't see them risking him on waivers. Shelly would be a lot more likely to clear than Sesito.

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I'd be somewhat surprised if Sesito isn't on the team. I can't see them risking him on waivers. Shelly would be a lot more likely to clear than Sesito.
I would even take it a step further and say that Shelley will clear on re-entry waivers too.
Two more years left on his contract, 35 years old, unable to play regular shifts, coming off a season with facial injury, not winning any memorable fights last year....and not that many teams are picking enforcers from the waiver wire by mid season.

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I'd be somewhat surprised if Sesito isn't on the team. I can't see them risking him on waivers. Shelly would be a lot more likely to clear than Sesito.
Sestito is not eligible for waivers.

He was 19 when he signed his ELC in 2007 which gives him 4 NHL seasons or 160 games of waiver exemption. I believe this will be his 4th season (assuming he makes the team)


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Sestito is not eligible for waivers.

He was 19 when he signed his ELC in 2007 which gives him 4 NHL seasons or 160 games of waiver exemption. I believe this will be his 4th season (assuming he makes the team)
This will be his 5th season.

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Thus Sestito is not exempt from waivers, but his AHL salary exempts him from re-entry waivers.

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Sestito is not eligible for waivers.

He was 19 when he signed his ELC in 2007 which gives him 4 NHL seasons or 160 games of waiver exemption. I believe this will be his 4th season (assuming he makes the team)
I am pretty sure that is incorrect. According to capgeek, Sesitio is not exempt from waivers.

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