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12-13-2011, 12:48 PM
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Craig Button's top-60 for 2012, December edition

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RK Player Last Team DOB Pos. S Ht/Wt GP G A Pts +/-
1. Nail Yakupov 1 Sarnia (OHL) 10/6/93 RW L 5'11/183 24 19 30 49 17
2. Filip Forsberg 2 Leksands (SWE) 9/13/94 LW R 6'1/196 26 4 3 7 -1
3. Mathew Dumba 3 Red Deer (WHL) 8/25/94 D R 5'11/175 30 10 12 22 2
4. Morgan Rielly 4 Moose Jaw (WHL) 3/9/94 D L 6'0/198 17 3 15 18 6
5. Alex Galchenyuk 5 Sarnia (OHL) 2/12/94 C L 6'1/197 0 0 0 0 0
6. Mikhail Grigorenko 6 Quebec (QMJHL) 10/16/94 C L 6'2/183 34 24 30 54 19
7. Griffin Reinhart 8 Edmonton (WHL) 1/24/94 D L 6'3/202 24 6 10 16 10
8. Jacob Trouba 9 US NTDP 2/26/94 D R 6'1/193 26 2 8 10
9. Zemgus Girgensons 7 Dubuque (USHL) 1/5/94 C L 6'1/197 20 9 12 21 3
10. Ryan Murray 10 Everett (WHL) 9/27/93 D L 6'0/199 11 3 4 7 -5
11. Matt Finn 41 Guelph (OHL) 2/24/94 D L 6'0/197 26 6 18 24 -2
12. Pontus Aberg 12 Djurgardens (SWE) 9/23/93 LW R 5'11/187 29 7 7 14 2
13. Derrick Pouliot 11 Portland (WHL) 1/16/94 D L 5'11/181 34 5 21 26 -2
14. Hampus Lindholm 13 Rogle (SWE) 1/20/94 D L 6'2/180 26 4 11 15 22
15. Ludvig Bystrom 14 MODO (SWE) 8/20/94 D L 6'0/176 22 5 14 19 9
16. Teuvo Teravianen 15 Jokerit (FIN) 9/11/94 RW L 5'10/150 11 12 8 20
17. Sebastien Collberg 16 Frolunda (SWE) 2/23/94 RW R 5'11/169 14 4 5 9 1
18. Gemel Smith 18 Owen Sound (OHL) 4/16/94 LW L 5'11/165 33 15 18 33 11
19. Cody Ceci 17 Ottawa (OHL) 12/21/93 D R 6'2/208 30 7 25 32 13
20. Jarrod Maidens 18 Owen Sound (OHL) 3/4/94 LW L 6'1/175 29 12 11 23 -2
21. Radek Faksa 22 Kitchener (OHL) 1/9/94 C L 6'1/183 30 15 17 32 14
22. Michael Matheson 21 Dubuque (USHL) 2/27/94 D L 6'1/178 22 4 3 7 -4
23. Malcolm Subban 34 Belleville (OHL) 12/21/93 G L 6'1/189 17 12 1.92 .939 2
24. Oscar Dansk 23 Brynas (SWE) 2/28/94 G L 6'2/183 12 2.88 .903 2
25. Andreas Athanasiou 26 London (OHL) 8/6/94 C L 6'0/173 31 11 9 20 8
26. Brendan Gaunce 28 Belleville (OHL) 3/25/94 C L 6'2/215 31 18 17 35 13
27. Martin Frk 20 Halifax (QMJHL) 10/5/93 RW R 6'0/204 3 1 0 1 -2
28. Damon Severson 32 Kelowna (WHL) 8/7/94 D R 6'1/188 31 4 16 20 2
29. Slater Koekkoek 25 Peterborough (OHL) 2/18/94 D L 6'2/183 26 5 13 18 -7
30. Tom Wilson 27 Plymouth (OHL) 3/29/94 RW R 6'4/195 25 5 10 15 13
31. Phillip Di Giuseppe - Michigan (CCHA) 10/9/93 LW L 5'11/176 16 7 5 12 8
32. Ludvig Nilsson 33 Timra (SWE) 03/28/94 C L 6'1/173 25 9 7 16 14
33. Scott Laughton 30 Oshawa (OHL) 5/30/94 C L 6'0/179 29 4 16 20 3
34. Raphael Bussieres 24 Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) 11/5/93 LW L 6'1/195 28 11 19 30 10
35. Michael Clarke 29 Windsor (OHL) 4/29/94 C L 6'11/184 35 11 9 20 4
36. Adam Pelech 30 Erie (OHL) 8/18/94 D L 6'1/198 8 0 6 6 2
37. Brady Vail 59 Windsor (OHL) 3/11/94 LW L 6'0/195 35 11 16 27 0
38. Daniil Zharkov 50 Belleville (OHL) 2/6/94 LW L 6'3/195 14 13 4 17 7
39. Nicolas Kerdiles 40 US NTDP 1/11/94 LW L 6'1/183 26 11 5 16
40. Zach Leslie - Guelph (OHL) 1/31/94 D L 6'0/172 29 1 8 9 -4
41. Valeri Vasiliyev 46 Spartak Moscow (KHL) 5/31/94 D L 6'1/183 18 1 1 2
42. Jordan Schmaltz 39 Green Bay (USHL) 10/8/93 D R 6'1/185 19 5 6 11 -1
43. Patrick Sieloff - US NTDP 5/14/94 D L 6'0/198 26 3 3 6
44. Andrei Vasilevski 42 Ufa (KHL) 8/25/94 G L 6'3/200 14 2.52 .920
45. Tanner Richard - Guelph (OHL) 4/6/93 C L 5'11/182 30 10 24 34 3
46. Nick Ebert 37 Windsor (OHL) 5/11/94 D R 5'11/199 35 2 13 15 3
47. Olli Maatta 38 London (OHL) 8/22/94 D L 6'1/196 31 1 14 15 17
48. Brady Skeji 47 US NTDP 3/26/94 D L 6'1/183 26 1 7 8
49. Jon Gillies 51 Indiana (USHL) 1/22/94 G L 6'4/210 20 12 2.50 .922 1
50. Anton Slepyshev 44 Penza (RUS) 5/13/94 LW R 6'0/160 24 4 2 6
51. Cristoval Nieves 54 Kent (USHSE) 1/23/94 LW L 6'2/184 0 0 0 0 0
52. Scott Kosmachuk 53 Guelph (OHL) 1/24/94 RW R 5'11/185 30 14 11 25 -18
53. Coda Gordon - Swift Curent (WHL) 8/4/94 LW L 6'0/175 30 13 16 29 7
54. Ville Pokka 43 Karpat Oulu (FIN) 6/3/94 D R 5'11/198 34 4 14 18
55. Colton Sissons 48 Kelowna (WHL) 11/5/93 RW R 5'11/193 31 16 6 22 -9
56. Matia Marcantuoni 36 Kitchener (OHL) 2/22/94 RW R 5'11/191 19 7 3 10 3
57. Daniel Altshuller 49 Oshawa (OHL) 7/24/94 G L 6'3/193 20 6 3.64 .897 0
58. Dalton Thrower 52 Saskatoon (WHL) 12/20/93 D R 6'0/185 32 4 13 17 -2
59. Devin Shore - Whitby (OJHL) 7/19/94 C L 6'0/184 24 13 17 30
60. Dane Fox - London (OHL) 10/13/93 C L 6'0/185 28 12 16 28 16

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Mikhail Grigorenko being 6th on the list was a bit surprising. I mean I am huge fan of Forsberg although a tad unknown his skating alone is incredible. Reminds me of Grabner jsut with better hands.

That being said (I know these are just rankings) I doubt the draft falls like that.

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Yeah, I don't know how he can have Rielly and Galchenyuk over Grigorenko considering his play and their injuries, but this list looks a lot better than his others this year.

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Is anyone familiar with Lindholm or Bystrom?

I'd like to hear a little bit about them.

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Looks to me like he caught Guelph on a particularly good day.

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How good is Matt Finn?

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I don't understand how Galchenyuk is rated above Grigorenko.

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Yeah, I don't know how he can have Rielly and Galchenyuk over Grigorenko considering his play and their injuries, but this list looks a lot better than his others this year.
Agreed. Mikhail should be in the top 3 IMO.

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35. Michael Clarke 29 Windsor (OHL) 4/29/94 C L 6'11/184 35 11 9 20 4

lol. Says 5'11 and one miss of a key and he's a giant.

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Nick Ebert in mid 2nd round and Matia Marcantuoni in the late 2nd round?

That would be absolute highway robbery!

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Is anyone familiar with Lindholm or Bystrom?

I'd like to hear a little bit about them.
My guess is Craig isn't either. He's clearly swigging the Swedes.

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It's about time, that somebody would recognize the talent of Tanner Richard...

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My guess is Craig isn't either. He's clearly swigging the Swedes.
He probably saw them both play at World Junior A Challenge.

I know Bystrom had a very strong showing there(overall probably Sweden's best player with Oscar Dansk who is #24 on this ranking) and Lindholm just got promoted to play with the men's team in the Swedish tier2.

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Nick Ebert in mid 2nd round and Matia Marcantuoni in the late 2nd round?

That would be absolute highway robbery!
I haven't seen Windsor play at all this year, but from what I understand, he hasn't been very good this year. I know he's been highly touted for a while now, but he wouldn't be the first player to peak too early or fail to live up to expectations.

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47. Olli Maatta
54. Ville Pokka
I knew it that Määttä was gonna fall eventually, but that far? Well, I guess its better for him not to be a top20 pick- less pressure and lower expectations sure don't do harm. Pokka is a bit too high IMO, somewhere around 70-80 should be alright.

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Nick Ebert in mid 2nd round and Matia Marcantuoni in the late 2nd round?

That would be absolute highway robbery!
Ebert has been horribly disappoitning and Marcantuoni hasn't healthy all year, and when he has he hasn't looked right. Too many concussions.

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Biggest risers in the top-60:
Matt Finn +30 (41 -> 11)
Brady Vail +22 (59 -> 37)
Daniil Zharkov +12 (50 -> 38)
Malcolm Subban +11 (34 -> 23)

Biggest fallers in the top-60:
Matia Marcantuoni -20 (36 -> 56)
Ville Pokka -11 (43 -> 54)
Raphael Bussieres -10 (24 -> 34)
Nick Ebert -9 (37 -> 46)
Olli Maatta -9 (38 -> 47)
Daniel Altshuller -8 (49 -> 57)
Martin Frk -7 (20 -> 27)
Colton Sissons -7 (48 -> 55)
Michael Clarke -6 (29 -> 35)
Adam Pelech -6 (30 -> 36)
Anton Slepyshev -6 (44 -> 50)
Dalton Thrower -6 (52 -> 58)

New to the top-60:
Zach Leslie (40)
Patrick Sieloff (43)
Tanner Richard (45)
Coda Cordon (53)
Devin Shore (59)
Dane Fox (60)

Out of the top-60:
Dominik Volek (45 -> ?)
Henrik Samuelsson (55 -> ?)
Emil Lundberg (56 -> ?)
Gianluca Curcuruto (57 -> ?)
Matthew Campagna (58 -> ?)
Travis Brown (60 -> ?)

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Pokka is a bit too high IMO, somewhere around 70-80 should be alright.
I´m not a big fan of Pokka, however 54th seems pretty right in my eyes. If you ask me, he needs some big development in his skating, but I do like his ability to make smart passes. He has looked pretty good on PP at the junior level, has a hard shot and has been a leader on his team.

I didn´t see Pokka playing too much last year, however from what I have heard his skating has seen some development this season.

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Still don't get Gaunce going so late in the first, but too each their own.

Nice to see Zharkov and Subban move up so much as a Bulls fan.

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Gaunce at 26 and Grigorenko at 6 are ridiculously low - teams would be falling all over themselves to get a these players at those two spots

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Gaunce is going to fly up the rankings

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Nick Ebert in mid 2nd round and Matia Marcantuoni in the late 2nd round?

That would be absolute highway robbery!
Marcantuoni is all style and no substance. He has a dynamic skating stride and seems like he has all the tools, but he always leaves me wanting more. Never looks like a difference maker. Living off of the high ranking he had pre-OHL, but a very, very underwhelming player considering his supposed status.

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Still don't get Gaunce going so late in the first, but too each their own.

Nice to see Zharkov and Subban move up so much as a Bulls fan.
Just beat me too it - a kid with his size, leadership and scoring ability is not going to be around at 26. He's going to end up being a top 10 pick by the end of the year and closer to 5 than 10.

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Can anyone tell me more about Radek Faksa? He seems like an intriguing possibility for the Pens in the first round.

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Just beat me too it - a kid with his size, leadership and scoring ability is not going to be around at 26. He's going to end up being a top 10 pick by the end of the year and closer to 5 than 10.
Craig has made a number of good rankings here. I suppose one, if not the biggest area I disagree is with Brendan Gaunce

We've had him anywhere between #6 and #8 in Sept/Oct/Nov rankings. I strongly doubt that will change at all. Not only is he an extremely talented player, he's an outstanding kid. Someone is going to come up with a great pick with him, and I think as the year goes on you'll see some of the other rankings out there follow suit with ours, and obviously your judgement of Gaunce to the 5-10 area.

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