HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > Prospects
Notices

Prospects Discuss hockey prospects from all over the world and the NHL Draft.

YOUR TEAM'S prospect pool!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
03-24-2012, 03:50 AM
  #51
Hertl Power
Registered User
 
Hertl Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bay Area, California
Country: United States
Posts: 1,383
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Parmesan View Post
Sharks need everything.
Sharks don't need goalies since we already have potential starters there and 8 goalies signed currently. We also have some ok defense prospects that should be second liners. We are just so weak on forward prospects that we are by far the worst overall.

Hertl Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 04:09 AM
  #52
NeilYoung
Registered User
 
NeilYoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,650
vCash: 500
It's basically Kuznetsov the rest have already gotten NHL action (Orlov, Eakin and Hotlby) the only other real solid prospect is Galiev.

It'd be a lot more trouble some if the Caps didn't already have these players playing pretty big roles at a young age

Alzner
Carlson
Johansson
Neuvirth
Orlov

Even the other core are all 27 or younger so I hope there won't be many if any rookies for a year or two joining the lineup.

Happy this summer the Caps have a decent amount of picks to add to a shallow pool

NeilYoung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 05:00 AM
  #53
spfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 868
vCash: 500
Pittsburgh Penguins

1. D Simon Despres - top 4 d-man with decent offensive skill, but much better defensively 20-35 point projection.
2. D Joe Morrow - top 4 two-way d-man, but better offensively. 40-50 point projection.
3. F Beau Bennett - top 6 winger. 50-60 point projection
4. F Eric Tangradi - possibly a top 6 guy, but i have some doubts, should be a full time NHLer regardless of the line though. Could be anywhere from a 20-60 point producer as i said it'll depend where he ends up lines wise.
5. D Scott Harrington - most likely a #5 d-man and relied on defensively mostly.

I'll stop there as it gets weak after that in my opinion, but decent prospect pool. Can't blame them for not having a better one with a strong NHL team that is set for years more.

spfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 05:35 AM
  #54
Smallz
Registered User
 
Smallz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,113
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xAlex916 View Post
Dallas Stars

1. Jack Campbell - G
2. Scott Glennie - C
3. Jamie Oleksiak - D
4. Reilly Smith - RW
5. Alex Chaisson - RW
6. Matej Stransky - RW
7. Patrik Nemeth - D
8. Matt Fraser - LW
9. Austin Smith - RW
10. Brett Ritchie - RW
11. Brenden Dillon - D
12. Alex Guptill - LW
13. John Klingberg - D
14. Jyrki Jokipakka - D
15. Colton Sceviour - C
Guptill at 12? Really?

Smallz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 06:18 AM
  #55
AlMo
Registered User
 
AlMo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toronto
Country: Portugal
Posts: 9,308
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossAlanche View Post
Minnesota is so overrated on here.
They have a very good group of prospects imo and I don't feel they are overrated at all. Any team with Granlund and Brodin in their prospect pool has a lot to be excited about.

AlMo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 11:15 AM
  #56
CRSeven
Ballon d'Or 2013
 
CRSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Country: Mexico
Posts: 3,940
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smallz View Post
Guptill at 12? Really?
Do you think he should be higher or lower?

CRSeven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 11:20 AM
  #57
AmericanDream
Puck You
 
AmericanDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: I Return to Serenity
Country: United States
Posts: 9,570
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighLifeMan View Post


1. Sven Bärtschi - Left Wing - Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
2. T.J Brodie - Defense - Calgary Flames (NHL)
3. Leland Irving - Goaltender - Calgary Flames/Abbotsford Heat (NHL/AHL)
4. Max Reinhart - Center - Kootenay Ice (WHL)
5. Roman Horak - Center - Calgary Flames (NHL)
6. Greg Nemisz - Center/Right Wing - Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
7. Micheal Ferland - Left Wing - Brandon Wheatkings (WHL)
8. John Gaudreau - Left Wing - Boston College (H-East)
9. Markus Granlund - Center/Left Wing - HIFK (SM-liiga)
10. Bill Arnold - Center - Boston College (H-East)

*If T.J Brodie and Roman Horak are no longer considered prosepcts, then slot two of the following players in place of them in the top 10.
Joey Leach - Defense - Kootenay Ice (WHL)
John Ramage - Defense - Wisconsin (WCHA)
Tyler Wotherspoon - Defense - Portland (WHL)
Paul Byron - Left Wing/Center - Abbotsford (AHL)
Laurent Brossoit - Goaltender - Edmonton (WHL)
Karri Ramo - Goaltender - Omsk Avangard (KHL)
man has Mitch Wahl fallen

AmericanDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 11:27 AM
  #58
AmericanDream
Puck You
 
AmericanDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: I Return to Serenity
Country: United States
Posts: 9,570
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattAndersonBTR View Post


1. Dougie Hamilton - Defenseman, Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL)

Hamilton should make the transition to the NHL next year. The only thing that kept him off the squad this year was his weight - he needed to fill out into his increasing height. It also didn't hurt that he was under zero pressure to make a big impact for a team that had just won the Stanley Cup. How he fell to #9 last year in the draft is really surprising. He was the final draft pick acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Phil Kessel trade. He displays tremendous offensive skill from the backend


2. Jared Knight - Center / Right Wing, London Knights (OHL)

Knight was selected with the 2010 2nd round pick acquired in the Kessel trade with Toronto. He uses his size very well to attack the net in a bull rush style and has a nasty shot. How this kid wasn't invited to the combine is beyond me, because the video that he put out prior to the draft was quite impressive. He needs to work on his speed, however he has a very strong power stride. He possesses leadership skills and is being compared to a Ryan Callahan type of player. His bust level is low in that if he's not in the top 9, then he will surely be able to play a strong 4th line role. He was once again scratched off of the United States' Under-20 World Junior Championship team due to their questionable discrimination of not being too keen on displaying their best because of players choosing to go the CHL route.


3. Alexander Khokhlachev - Center / Left Wing, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Khoklachev, like all other Russian born players, has the KHL stigma attached to him and many have said that that is the only reason why his stock fell at the draft last year. Most scouting agencies / lists had him targeted between the middle to end of the 1st round. Being eligible for last years' draft by only days it could be argued that barring his freak lacerated kidney this season, he would almost assuredly be targeted as one of the premier players available in this year's (2012) draft. His offensive skill is undeniable, however he needs to work on his conditioning (appeared to be out of shape at last year's rookie camp). He has great hands, good playmaking ability, and a tremendous knack for the net. He played for Russia at this year's Under-20 World Junior Championships and finished with 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) in 7 games.


4. Ryan Spooner - Center / Left Wing, Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Spooner was selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft and appears to be another Boston 2nd round steal (see: Bergeron, Lucic, and Krejci). If he can improve his defensive game and add a few more pounds, he's going to make it very tough on the Bruins to send him to Providence next year. He has excellent vision and superb play-making ability. In the few rookie games against the Islanders over the past two years, he's dazzled and made it very clear that he was the best player on the ice. He was also one of the last forwards cut in camp coming out of his draft year. The sky is the limit for this kid.


5. Carl Söderberg - Center, Linköping HC (SEL)

The only reason Söderberg is at #5 on my list is because he's a long shot to make the jump over the pond. If he intends or intended on joining the North American pro-leagues, he'd be listed much higher. On the Bruins board, he's been compared to the Yeti, Bigfoot, and other folk lore legends.


6. Anton Khudobin - Goalie, Providence Bruins (AHL)

Khudobin was acquired last year in a trade with the Minnesota Wild due to their tremendous organizational depth at goalie. Although many would not consider him a prospect due to his age (25), he has only played in 6 NHL games (2-0, .860 GAA, .979 SV% and 4-0, 1.59 GAA, .942 SV%). He started the current AHL season off with some shaky performances, however as the season has worn on his play has improved (19-17-3, 2.60 GAA, .919 SV%). One could also argue that his mediocre play this season could be due to playing ‘tender for the underwhelming Providence Bruins (which is a whole different topic). Reports came in this past offseason that he would bolt to the KHL due to the goalie situation in Boston, however PC somehow convinced him to stay and inked him to a two year contract that is designed to end after Rask’s current contract and at the same time as the completion of Thomas’ contract. Recently, he suffered a wrist injury that has kept him out of play over the past few weeks, however he is scheduled to return sometime soon. With Rask down to injury and the Turco experiment failing miserably, it seems as if he will be given the chance to backup Thomas / give Thomas some rest in the stretch run of the regular season.


7. Maxim Chudinov - Defenseman, Cherepovets Severstal (KHL)

Chudinov turned out to be a surprise / steal (chosen in the 7th round in the 2010 draft) because I believe the Bruins selected him to encourage Alexandrov (who was just unloaded to the Islanders) to make the jump over to North America. While undersized, Chudinov plays a physical game that is unlike most Russians. He possesses some offensive skill that has really shown this current season (from all reports). While he was taken as a project pick, his certainty of playing in the NHL is unknown.


8. Carter Camper - Center / Right Wing, Providence Bruins (AHL)

An NCAA UFA acquisition last year out of Miami Ohio (whom he captained), Camper was 5th in the NCAA last year in points. Upon arriving in Providence last year, Camper played in the final 3 games, registering a point in 2 of them. Along with Khudobin and Warsofsky, Camper has been another bright spot during another underwhelming Providence Bruins season. Although he is another undersized player in the Bruins’ system (5’9), Camper uses his size and speed well to create scoring chances. In his cup of coffee in Boston this year (that was short lived due to the trade deadline acquisition of Brian Rolston), Camper registered his first career NHL goal. While Boston appears to be set in the top 6 for years to come, and top heavy in terms of offensive talent joining the organization from the OHL, Camper is my darkhorse winger to make the Bruins out of camp next year.


9. David Warsofsky - Defenseman, Providence Bruins (AHL)

Warsofsky is an undersized and speedy offensive defenseman who was acquired in the Sobotka trade with St. Louis. He played his collegiate years at BU and signed a contract with the Bruins organization after his NCAA season had come to an end last year. He's been a bright spot for the aforementioned underwhelming Providence Bruins team this year. He employs his good vision and shifty speed to enter the offensive zone quickly and could be used down the road as a powerplay specialist (Marc-Andre Bergeron lite). Though the Bruins appear to be set at defense for next season (Chara, Seidenberg, Ference, Boychuk, McQuaid, and most likely Hamilton), he could be called up should an injury occur ala Steven Kampfer (unless of course the Bruins decide to sign a veteran defenseman in the offseason).


10. Maxime Sauvé - Center, Providence Bruins (AHL)

Another 2nd round selection by the Bruins, Sauvé impressed last year down in Providence. However, that trend has not continued as he’s been slowed by injuries this season – limited to only 27 games. In those 27 games, he’s racked up 17 points. Along with Camper, Sauvé also had his first cup of coffee this year with the Bruins, in which he was injured (again). With the additions of Spooner, Knight, and the continuation of Camper, Sauvé should be able to put up dramatically better numbers in Providence next season. He has good speed, hands, and playmaking ability.


11. Tommy Cross – Defenseman, Boston College (NCAA)

Once again, Cross is another 2nd round selection by the Bruins (it’s become quite the trend - he was selected in 2007). Cross captained the Boston College Eagles this year to both the Hockey East Championship as well as the Beanpot Championship (championship between all the Boston area schools). As a senior, Cross is expected to join Providence after his NCAA season has come to an end (BC is in NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Tournament). All is good and well, however there are concerns over his knee injuries over the past few years. Until he joins the pro-game, it’s unknown how he will be able to adapt (being that quality NCAA defenseman are rare). Hopes are that he is able to join Providence and make a large impact on a mediocre backend that has seen its most promising incoming CHL defenseman be sent down to the ECHL (Ryan Button).


11. Lane MacDermid - Left Wing, Providence Bruins (AHL)

The reason for MacDermid making this list is simple: he appears ready to make the permanent jump to the big club in a fourth line role. Unlike the other players on this list, his game revolves around hitting, fighting, and more hitting – he simply hits everything and anyone out on the ice. In his first NHL shift (days ago), MacDermid chose to drop the gloves with Mike Rupp (yikes). If the agent of Dan Paille should get into Paille’s ear and tell him that he could demand 3rd line money this coming offseason, then MacDermid and his large frame (6’3, 205lbs) would slide nicely into the 4th line (replacing Paille).


12. Adam Morrison – Goalie, Vancouver Giants (WHL)

Signed to an ELC this week as an UFA, Morrison was originally drafted by Philadelphia yet never signed to an ELC. Morrison has split his 57 games played this year between Saskatoon (2 games) and Vancouver (55 games), and put up respectable numbers (36-17, 2.68 GAA, .891 SV%). The Bruins organization is severely lacking in terms of goaltending potential in the future (with the exception of Khudobin, who I claimed many would not consider a prospect due to his age) and thus this is the main reason for including him on my list (along with Volden and Gothberg).


13. Lars Volden - Goalie, Espoo Blues (SM-liiga)

Volden was Mr. Irrelevant of the Boston Bruins’ organization in last year’s draft (he was chosen in the 6th round last year – Boston had traded their 7th round pick to Chicago in exchange for their 7th round pick in 2010. While Volden has had limited playing time for the Espoo Blues this season (he's jumped around their organization this season playing on their main team, their junior Under-20 team, being loaned out to Jokipojat of the Norway2 league, and playing for Norway's Under-20 team), reports of scouts who have seen him play seem to think he could be an NHL goalie someday in the future. Like Morrison and Gothberg (who I rank at #12 and #14 in the prospect rankings), Volden is on this list simply out of the lack of organizational depth in-between the pipes for the Bruins.


14. Zane Gothberg – Goalie, University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA)

Gothberg is another project prospect in the Bruins organization. After playing for the Fargo Force of the USHL, Gothberg committed to the UND Fighting Sioux, where he hasn’t appeared in a game yet in his Freshman season. The reason for him making this list is simple: the lack of quality goaltenders in the Bruins organization. It’s going to be a long road for Gothberg to make the NHL, however he chose a great school in UND to help him develop his game that the Bruins seem to think he could flourish someday in the future.
great read and I like how you went into detail over many of the players past as well..

personally I think you have 2 absolute gems that will be in your top 10 by next year if not already.

Justin Florek and Zach Trotman. Trotman is a beast and is having a monster junior season at Lake Superior State...pure stud in the making..and he is going to make some people go how the hell did this kid get drafted in the last pick of the 2010 draft!

Florek is my main wildcard as this kid is so big, raw, and skilled that he could very well be a NHLer for you guys next year...had a great year for Northern Michigan, but I think he will be an even better pro..

in his first game with Providence, Florek has 2 goals and 2 assists!!!! I have no worries he can keep that pace up

AmericanDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 01:42 PM
  #59
HighLifeMan
HFB Partner
 
HighLifeMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,920
vCash: 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmericanDream View Post
man has Mitch Wahl fallen
It's been an extremely tough transition to professional hockey for Mitch Wahl.

Injuries (Concussions) have absolutely derailed his early career to this point, it's really unfortunate. For the first time in a while he has remained healthy, but is unable to play for Abbotsford as he was loaned to another team earlier in the season .

Basically he is stuck in the ECHL for the remainder of the season, as he is not eligible to be returned to AHL.

Tough situation for the kid. Next year will be a make or break for Wahl within our organization.

I left him off of the list completely as it has been nearly impossible to track his progression (or lack thereof) due to his injuries, and loan situation.

HighLifeMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 01:44 PM
  #60
Ched Brosky
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,872
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDK View Post
Kassian counts too. He's still only 21.

But yeah, we probably have the worst group in the league all things considered.
i doubt that i'd say we're middle of the pack. We might not have the top end some teams do but we have depth at every position

Kassian (a top young pwf)
Tanev (NHL ready puck mover)
Lack (top 3 AHL goalie)
Jensen (another top young pwf)
Schroeder (great 2 way fwd progressing like CoHo)
Connauton (PP QB AHL All Star)
McNally (a top NCAA offensive d-man and is in his freshman year)
Cannata (a top NCAA goalie)
Rodin (good 2 way foward)
Corrado (a top OHL defender)
Labate (almost a ppg pwf in the NCAA as a freshman)
Sweatt (good checker with speed like Raymond)
Sauve (good shutdown defender who can hit)
Polasek (good 2 way defender)

then we have some projects:
Friesen (top OHL defensive foward) who could turn into a Pahlsson or Malhotra
Archibald (gritty big pwf) could be a gem if he works on his skating and effort as those are the only things holding him back
Honzik (raw goalie plays similar to Rinne) 1st year he's ever had a goalie coach so he's only going to improve
Grenier (decent pwf in the QMJHL) has speed size and hands, just raw and inexperienced.
Blomstrand (gritty checking line foward) developed an offensive game in jr Swedish league but has yet to show it in the SEL since being moved up.

Definately not as bad as u say we are. We've got 3 great offensive/2 way d-men. A couple decent defensive d-men who have hard shots that they could play on the PP too. Then we have 2 of the best goalie prospects when we don't even need young goalies because of Schneider. Have some good young pwf and 2 way fowards. Last but not least we have a few projects that if we get lucky like other teams could pan out but at worst a couple could still make the NHL in bottom 6 roles


Last edited by Ched Brosky: 03-24-2012 at 01:59 PM.
Ched Brosky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 01:45 PM
  #61
Smallz
Registered User
 
Smallz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,113
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xAlex916 View Post
Do you think he should be higher or lower?
Higher....but then again I'm not that familiar with Dallas prospects

He seems to be having a breakout year though

Smallz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 03:31 PM
  #62
Sartorial
#RegisteredUser
 
Sartorial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Saskatoon
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,124
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisx101 View Post
IMO Top 10:

Kadri
Blacker
Ashton
Colborne
Ross
Biggs
Frattin
Percy
Granberg
Holzer

HM: D'amigo, Leivo, Owuya

Weakness - lacking potential #1 C
Strength - W, physical prospects, D

Blacker has been one of my favourite prospects since being drafted. Had a strong training camp last season and plays a similar game as Gardiner while being better defensively, slightly worse offensively. Uses his smooth skating and hockey IQ to his advantage.

Ross has the pesky physical presence that is common in only a select few players throughout the league. Has the heart, the drive, and the willingness to be a Tucker-lite in the future.

Granberg i have limited viewing of however, every time I watch I'm amazed. Gunnarsson type defensive D.
Do you think Burke drafts positionally this year? I know he always says he'll take the best player available, but I agree with your assessment. Thoughts?

Sartorial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 04:08 PM
  #63
Pellegrino
Registered User
 
Pellegrino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sweden
Country: Sweden
Posts: 901
vCash: 500
Top10:
Jakob Silfverberg
Calle Järnkrok
Elias Lindholm
Johan Larsson
Mattias Ekholm
Simon Bertilsson
Oscar Dansk
Sebastian Wännström
Christian Djoos
Niklas Svedberg

Pellegrino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 04:13 PM
  #64
Smallz
Registered User
 
Smallz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,113
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by StrappingYoungChad View Post
Do you think Burke drafts positionally this year? I know he always says he'll take the best player available, but I agree with your assessment. Thoughts?
Leafs draft board probably looks something like this:
1) Yakupov
2) Grigorenko
3) Galchenyuk
4) Forsberg

If those 4 are off the board, I'd assume we'd take a d-man since they would be BPA - Burke probably likes Trouba so wouldn't be surprised to wind up with him

If those 4 forwards are off the board + the top d-men are gone (Dumba, Trouba, Murray, and Rielly).....I think then Burke would consider someone like Faksa or Gaunce

Smallz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 04:28 PM
  #65
Gliff
Nick Bonino
 
Gliff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Country: United States
Posts: 8,827
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverback91;46640593[B
]i doubt that i'd say we're middle of the pack. We might not have the top end some teams do but we have depth at every position[/B]

Kassian (a top young pwf)
Tanev (NHL ready puck mover)
Lack (top 3 AHL goalie)
Jensen (another top young pwf)
Schroeder (great 2 way fwd progressing like CoHo)
Connauton (PP QB AHL All Star)
McNally (a top NCAA offensive d-man and is in his freshman year)
Cannata (a top NCAA goalie)
Rodin (good 2 way foward)
Corrado (a top OHL defender)
Labate (almost a ppg pwf in the NCAA as a freshman)
Sweatt (good checker with speed like Raymond)
Sauve (good shutdown defender who can hit)
Polasek (good 2 way defender)

then we have some projects:
Friesen (top OHL defensive foward) who could turn into a Pahlsson or Malhotra
Archibald (gritty big pwf) could be a gem if he works on his skating and effort as those are the only things holding him back
Honzik (raw goalie plays similar to Rinne) 1st year he's ever had a goalie coach so he's only going to improve
Grenier (decent pwf in the QMJHL) has speed size and hands, just raw and inexperienced.
Blomstrand (gritty checking line foward) developed an offensive game in jr Swedish league but has yet to show it in the SEL since being moved up.

Definately not as bad as u say we are. We've got 3 great offensive/2 way d-men. A couple decent defensive d-men who have hard shots that they could play on the PP too. Then we have 2 of the best goalie prospects when we don't even need young goalies because of Schneider. Have some good young pwf and 2 way fowards. Last but not least we have a few projects that if we get lucky like other teams could pan out but at worst a couple could still make the NHL in bottom 6 roles
Your depth does not make up for the huge lack of any even medium upside players. Easily bottom 10, probably bottom 5.

Gliff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 04:42 PM
  #66
Randall Ritchey
HockeyBuzz Blues
 
Randall Ritchey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St. Louis
Country: United States
Posts: 10,706
vCash: 50
St. Louis Blues Top 10 Prospects

1. Vladimir Tarasenko - RW
2. Jaden Schwartz - LW
3. Jake Allen - G
4. Ian Cole - D
5. Phil McRae - C
6. Brett Ponich - D
7. Ty Rattie - RW
8. Dmitri Jaskin - RW
9. Evgeny Grachev - LW
10. Jori Lehtera - C

Randall Ritchey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 04:44 PM
  #67
CRSeven
Ballon d'Or 2013
 
CRSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Country: Mexico
Posts: 3,940
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smallz View Post
Higher....but then again I'm not that familiar with Dallas prospects

He seems to be having a breakout year though
I agree, he could be higher.

A lot of those players in the middle can rearranged in any order.

CRSeven is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 05:00 PM
  #68
Smallz
Registered User
 
Smallz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,113
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randall Ritchey View Post
St. Louis Blues Top 10 Prospects

1. Vladimir Tarasenko - RW
2. Jaden Schwartz - LW
3. Jake Allen - G
4. Ian Cole - D
5. Phil McRae - C
6. Brett Ponich - D
7. Ty Rattie - RW
8. Dmitri Jaskin - RW
9. Evgeny Grachev - LW
10. Jori Lehtera - C
What kind of future do you see for Grachev?

Smallz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 05:07 PM
  #69
Randall Ritchey
HockeyBuzz Blues
 
Randall Ritchey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St. Louis
Country: United States
Posts: 10,706
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smallz View Post
What kind of future do you see for Grachev?
Personally, I see him as a good third line winger who can fill in on the second line. Pot in about 15-20 goals, 30-40 points and be reliable in his own end of the ice.

Randall Ritchey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 05:30 PM
  #70
ReginKarlssonLehner
Classless, no rispek
 
ReginKarlssonLehner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 21,684
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by sauce11 View Post
Forwards:
Mika Zibanejad
Jakob Silfverberg
Stefan Noesen
Mark Stone
Matt Puempel
Shane Prince
Andre Petersson

Defense:
Mark Borowiecki
Patrick Wiercioch
Fredrik Claesson

Goalie:
Robin Lehner

Top 5 in the league but lacking depth on defense with Cowen graduating and Rundblad being traded
Forgetting Da Costa, Hoffman, Bishop.

Top 3 in league. Can NOT wait to see Silfverberg.

ReginKarlssonLehner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 05:42 PM
  #71
pahlsson
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6,347
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverback91 View Post
i doubt that i'd say we're middle of the pack. We might not have the top end some teams do but we have depth at every position

Kassian (a top young pwf)
Tanev (NHL ready puck mover)
Lack (top 3 AHL goalie)
Jensen (another top young pwf)
Schroeder (great 2 way fwd progressing like CoHo)
Connauton (PP QB AHL All Star)
McNally (a top NCAA offensive d-man and is in his freshman year)
Cannata (a top NCAA goalie)
Rodin (good 2 way foward)
Corrado (a top OHL defender)
Labate (almost a ppg pwf in the NCAA as a freshman)
Sweatt (good checker with speed like Raymond)
Sauve (good shutdown defender who can hit)
Polasek (good 2 way defender)

then we have some projects:
Friesen (top OHL defensive foward) who could turn into a Pahlsson or Malhotra
Archibald (gritty big pwf) could be a gem if he works on his skating and effort as those are the only things holding him back
Honzik (raw goalie plays similar to Rinne) 1st year he's ever had a goalie coach so he's only going to improve
Grenier (decent pwf in the QMJHL) has speed size and hands, just raw and inexperienced.
Blomstrand (gritty checking line foward) developed an offensive game in jr Swedish league but has yet to show it in the SEL since being moved up.

Definately not as bad as u say we are. We've got 3 great offensive/2 way d-men. A couple decent defensive d-men who have hard shots that they could play on the PP too. Then we have 2 of the best goalie prospects when we don't even need young goalies because of Schneider. Have some good young pwf and 2 way fowards. Last but not least we have a few projects that if we get lucky like other teams could pan out but at worst a couple could still make the NHL in bottom 6 roles
no way is that middle of the pack. a lot of guys who could turn out to be "nice" players, but no real top end talent, no one you could point to and say he's definitely gonna make an impact in the nhl. a lot of project picks too.

pahlsson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 08:06 PM
  #72
Tatar
Registered User
 
Tatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dubuque
Country: Poland
Posts: 231
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg View Post
Switch up Tvrdon & Pulkinnen and it's spot on. If Ouellet has a good solid playoffs he'll find his way into my top 5. The other thing is most of our forwards have top 6 potential with 2 having top line, Nyquist & Jarnkrok.
Agreed. Everyone downplays Pulkkinen. Yeah he's had a sophomore slump but the info I've read is that he's been working on his upper body strength and skating.

Mark my word before he turns 28 he'll have a 40 goal season in the NHL

Tatar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 08:22 PM
  #73
rumrokh
I Bleed Blue
 
rumrokh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,638
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randall Ritchey View Post
St. Louis Blues Top 10 Prospects

1. Vladimir Tarasenko - RW
2. Jaden Schwartz - LW
3. Jake Allen - G
4. Ian Cole - D
5. Phil McRae - C
6. Brett Ponich - D
7. Ty Rattie - RW
8. Dmitri Jaskin - RW
9. Evgeny Grachev - LW
10. Jori Lehtera - C
I'd have Rattie higher and Fairchild would make it over Jaskin and Lehtera at this point. A top-10 is a little unforgiving because the Blues' pool is very, very deep, so there are bound to be disagreements through the middle. As long as the important guys are on there, it's cool.

rumrokh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 08:30 PM
  #74
JurassicTunga
Registered User
 
JurassicTunga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,065
vCash: 575
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverback91 View Post
i doubt that i'd say we're middle of the pack. We might not have the top end some teams do but we have depth at every position

Kassian (a top young pwf)
Tanev (NHL ready puck mover)
Lack (top 3 AHL goalie)
Jensen (another top young pwf)
Schroeder (great 2 way fwd progressing like CoHo)
Connauton (PP QB AHL All Star)
McNally (a top NCAA offensive d-man and is in his freshman year)
Cannata (a top NCAA goalie)
Rodin (good 2 way foward)
Corrado (a top OHL defender)
Labate (almost a ppg pwf in the NCAA as a freshman)
Sweatt (good checker with speed like Raymond)
Sauve (good shutdown defender who can hit)
Polasek (good 2 way defender)

then we have some projects:
Friesen (top OHL defensive foward) who could turn into a Pahlsson or Malhotra
Archibald (gritty big pwf) could be a gem if he works on his skating and effort as those are the only things holding him back
Honzik (raw goalie plays similar to Rinne) 1st year he's ever had a goalie coach so he's only going to improve
Grenier (decent pwf in the QMJHL) has speed size and hands, just raw and inexperienced.
Blomstrand (gritty checking line foward) developed an offensive game in jr Swedish league but has yet to show it in the SEL since being moved up.

Definately not as bad as u say we are. We've got 3 great offensive/2 way d-men. A couple decent defensive d-men who have hard shots that they could play on the PP too. Then we have 2 of the best goalie prospects when we don't even need young goalies because of Schneider. Have some good young pwf and 2 way fowards. Last but not least we have a few projects that if we get lucky like other teams could pan out but at worst a couple could still make the NHL in bottom 6 roles

Worse than the Flames.

JurassicTunga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-24-2012, 08:36 PM
  #75
Joey Moss
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Joey Moss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 22,053
vCash: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homesick View Post
I got up to 8 in full detail for the Oilers and accidently closed the page ****
Rank (Position) Name - Upcoming Season Potential

1. (D) Oscar Kelfbom - 12/13 SEL Top pairing
2. (D) Martin Marincin - 12/13 AHL Second pairing
3. (C) Anton Lander - 12/13 NHL Checking Centre
4. (D) Martin Gernat - 12/13 WHL Second Pairing
5. (G) Tyler Bunz - 12/13 ECHL Number One
6. (L) Teemu Hartikainen -12/13 NHL/AHL Second Line
7. (D) David Musil - 12/13 WHL Third Pairing
8. (G) Olivier Roy - 12/13 AHL Back Up
9. (C) Tyler Pitlick 12/13 AHL Fourth Line
10. (D) Jeremie Blain 12/13 AHL Second Pairing
11. (R) Tobias Reider 12/13 OHL Second Line
12. (D) Brandon Davidson 12/13 AHL Second Pairing

I still hold out hope for guys like Hamilton, Cornet, Martindale, Plante, and Tuebert.
The Oilers are really weak with forwards in my opinion even though the popular belief is that they need to draft a defenseman desperately.
All of these are fair. I don't think Pitlick's ceiling is a 4th liner though. I see him more as a 3rd line RW.

Joey Moss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.