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FINAL RANGERS PROSPECT POLL RESULTS (Summer 2011)

View Poll Results: How do Ranger prospects stack up compared to the rest of the league?
1-5 4 6.25%
6-10 50 78.13%
11-20 10 15.63%
21-30 0 0%
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08-11-2011, 01:11 PM
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If Weise could add speed, he would be a third liner given his physical ability and knack for scoring.

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Sting, you'd really rather have Tinordi over McIlrath?

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08-13-2011, 06:35 PM
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Sting, you'd really rather have Tinordi over McIlrath?
Easily. I believe very strongly that mental preparation and strong fundamentals are the key for success, and I also firmly believe that in most cases, players who don't have that by the time they are drafted are not very likely to get there. It's something that needs to already be there.

Tinordi is less athletic and dynamic, but he's smarter and has a much stronger understanding of how to play defense. He's more than just flashy big hits. He's much better when it comes to little defensive plays, the likes of which need to be handled far more often than situations that end with big hit opportunities. Big Mac has a long way to go. He is an inefficient player, and that's the least desirable quality any player can have. The Scott Gomezs, the Olli Jokinens, the Dion Phaneufs...these are the players around the league who have a lot of talent but don't play the game efficiently, and are players I don't want to see the Rangers adding. Guys who frustrate their coach's and make a lot of mistakes. If McIlrath makes it, great. He'll have beat the odds. But I prefer drafting players for whom the odds are more favorable.

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These kids are much too young and many good too great players have been taken later in the first round or in the draft so instead of predicting how good/bad these kids will become, I'll wait and see what happens before whipping out the Likert Scale. Main thing is, at least the organization has made a commitment (or so it seems) to building a team through the draft and picking up good young talent (like McDonagh, Zuccarello, etc).

I don't think anyone stands out that much (as opposed to teams who have been losing year after year and drafting high) but there's certainly a lot of depth which is great because it raises the odds that you'll find a diamond in the rough.

Obviously some picks appear more promising than others, but time and again history has shown that it pays to finish near the bottom of the league (unless you're Detroit) if you want to win the Cup.

The Rangers still rely heavily on free agency while filling in the remainder of the lineup with young talent. Depth has already rewarded them in the sense that Lundqvist and Staal have become stars in this league. Good news is, I think there's more too come. I give a lot of credit to the scouting staff and Sather's willingness to not trade the kids for vets looking to cash in and stroll through the remainder of their career's.

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09-20-2011, 01:29 PM
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Are u kidding me your going to put Thomas over Hagelin. Hagelin has much more potential of making it than does Thomas, no question about it. Miller also looks NHL bound in the not so distant future.

From watching prospects the guys that stick out for me are

Erixon-Potential to be a real good player in this league from what ive seen.
Hagelin-Great speed, is not afraid of contact and gets right back up, good puck possesion skills and good energy guy.
Miller-Looked good in prospect tourney, has strength, size and spped to be a good player.
Krieder-general consensus, i havent watched him much.
Valetanko-liked what i saw in the games he played last preaseason.
St croix-watching him a bit i think he has very good centerman instincts that could transfer and make him an NHL Center even as a smaller player, reminds me a bit of Bozak on the Leafs but with more edge.
Borque(possibly a third line role at best), great work ethic and speed.
and the big 6'8 goalie.

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09-20-2011, 01:42 PM
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Are u kidding me your going to put Thomas over Hagelin. Hagelin has much more potential of making it than does Thomas, no question about it. Miller also looks NHL bound in the not so distant future.
It's a matter of upside vs. safety. Hagelin is obviously a much safer bet to make the league in some capacity, but most feel that Thomas has much higher upside. Different people give different weight to each.

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09-28-2011, 01:05 AM
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Are u kidding me your going to put Thomas over Hagelin. Hagelin has much more potential of making it than does Thomas, no question about it. Miller also looks NHL bound in the not so distant future.

From watching prospects the guys that stick out for me are

Erixon-Potential to be a real good player in this league from what ive seen.
Hagelin-Great speed, is not afraid of contact and gets right back up, good puck possesion skills and good energy guy.
Miller-Looked good in prospect tourney, has strength, size and spped to be a good player.
Krieder-general consensus, i havent watched him much.
Valetanko-liked what i saw in the games he played last preaseason.
St croix-watching him a bit i think he has very good centerman instincts that could transfer and make him an NHL Center even as a smaller player, reminds me a bit of Bozak on the Leafs but with more edge.
Borque(possibly a third line role at best), great work ethic and speed.
and the big 6'8 goalie.
I'm not counting Thomas out yet as a 19 year old. He can skate and has one hell of a wrist shot. Right now Hagelin looks like he could either be ready to play this season or certainly the next. Thomas, may be 2-3 years away. I'm guessing he'll probably play the full 4 seasons with Oshawa. Both players imo, need to get stronger.

With that said, I'm not even sure where I specifically said Thomas is more NHL ready than Hagelin? I think my op you're referring to was before I watched the prospects tournament in Traverse.

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