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11-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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I think calling Beaulieu a safe pick at this point is an overstatement.. He started the year nicely but I think it was more on the adrenaline to make a good first impression cause lately he has been quite brutal.. As I said numerous times, he has to get stronger and work on the fundamentals of the game, will have to take the next off season seriously and builk up a huge deal.. Typical case of a kid thinking talent alone is enough to play in the big league.. We are lucky the new management hired Brisebois and Lapointe to work with the kids, Beaulieu is a one that should benefit alot from this..
I think you are expecting a little too much of him, it was widely predicted Beaulieu would struggle for at least half a season as skill-first defenders usually do when they move up a level. Subban's development curve spoiled a lot of people.

Beaulieu is clearly a step above in skill from the rest of that team IMO, I think he's pretty safe to make it in the NHL as a puck mover and power play specialist, the question is if he can improve his defensive game enough to be a top pairing type..which really comes down to decision making for him since he has the speed and fairly good size.

The Dogs are pretty brutal overall right now, which isn't helping.

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I think you are expecting a little too much of him, it was widely predicted Beaulieu would struggle for at least half a season as skill-first defenders usually do when they move up a level. Subban's development curve spoiled a lot of people.

Beaulieu is clearly a step above in skill from the rest of that team IMO, I think he's pretty safe to make it in the NHL as a puck mover and power play specialist, the question is if he can improve his defensive game enough to be a top pairing type..which really comes down to decision making for him since he has the speed and fairly good size.

The Dogs are pretty brutal overall right now, which isn't helping.
Indeed, nobody in this team has close the offensive skills he has, but his game needs alot of refine, he has to learn first how to become a real Pro, think like a Pro, eat like a Pro and act like a Pro.. Needs alot of work defensively and the kid needs to bulk up alot IMO, when I saw him at the Dogs pre camp, his upper body shape looked more like the one of a teenager than a man and I heard he didnt come in very good shape as well.. I think he has NHL potential but I also think he could spend more time than some people expect in the AHL.. Possibly 2 full seasons before getting some callups here and there.. Still, as everyone I like the potential and think his upside is very high since his puckmoving skills are amazing when he is on his game..

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I still see a little bit of Éric Chouinard in Beaulieu (questionable attitude/big head + tremendous assets) but he definitely has the potential to become our next General so he should be in our top 3. I also like the fact that, as suggested by Gionta, he replaced all his n8thegr8 crap on his sticks with simply "Beaulieu". A year ago Gionta told him something like "don’t bring your junior stuff in the pros".

Holland was a solid acquisition but Bournival should be ahead of him imo. I like no BS (low maintenance) players with an insanely high compete level: Bournival, Gallagher, Plekanec, Eller, Leblanc, Gorges, Dumont...

Side note: Gauthier had his flaws (a very rigid and vertical management philosophy was definitely one of them) but the 7 picks in the 2012 and 2013 first two rounds are a great legacy.

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Bournival and Holland are pretty close to me, Holland has better offensive instincts though so I actually think he has a little but more upside, though Bournival's defensive game is more refined making him safer. Both work hard but Bournival has more drive, I don't think it's fair on Holland to say he doesn't have a very good compete level though, he busted his behind off to go from a CHL backup to become an NHL prospect even if he needs to hit the gym.

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I still see a little bit of Éric Chouinard in Beaulieu (questionable attitude/big head + tremendous assets) but he definitely has the potential to become our next General so he should be in our top 3. I also like the fact that, as suggested by Gionta, he replaced all his n8thegr8 crap on his sticks with simply "Beaulieu". A year ago Gionta told him something like "don’t bring your junior stuff in the pros".

Holland was a solid acquisition but Bournival should be ahead of him imo. I like no BS (low maintenance) players with an insanely high compete level: Bournival, Gallagher, Plekanec, Eller, Leblanc, Gorges, Dumont...

Side note: Gauthier had his flaws (a very rigid and vertical management philosophy was definitely one of them) but the 7 picks in the 2012 and 2013 first two rounds are a great legacy.
Holland doesn't have a compete level as high as some of our prospects, but I don't hear any problems with his attitude or compete.

And I would wait 4-5 years before I would call those 7 picks in the 2012 and 2013 first 2 rounds "a great legacy" that Gauthier made.

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I think that Tinordi has everything he needs to become a premium shutdown D at some point in the future. I'd like to see him with more of a mean streak and improve his offensive game.
Tinordi reminds me of Rod Langway,"The Secretary of Defence" after his trade to Washington DC.Bennett has been one of my favorites since his draft also he's a future Hab for sure.

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Tinordi reminds me of Rod Langway,"The Secretary of Defence" after his trade to Washington DC.Bennett has been one of my favorites since his draft also he's a future Hab for sure.
Went last year to Dix-30 see the youngsters practice and Bennett impressed me the most. Very agile on his skates, intense during the session, I liked what I saw.

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Holland doesn't have a compete level as high as some of our prospects, but I don't hear any problems with his attitude or compete.

And I would wait 4-5 years before I would call those 7 picks in the 2012 and 2013 first 2 rounds "a great legacy" that Gauthier made.
I think those 7 picks are a great legacy in terms of picks and in terms of how they got acquired. Now, let's see what Timmins and Bergervin will do with the picks to know if it'll turn out a "physical" legacy...

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Tinordi reminds me of Rod Langway,"The Secretary of Defence" after his trade to Washington DC.Bennett has been one of my favorites since his draft also he's a future Hab for sure.
I hope you mean physicaly, because the differences between the two are huge. I mean come on, Langway is a Norris winner and a hall of fame capable of being the best defensively and physically, while being able to make his fare share of points offensively.

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I still see a little bit of Éric Chouinard in Beaulieu (questionable attitude/big head + tremendous assets) but he definitely has the potential to become our next General so he should be in our top 3. I also like the fact that, as suggested by Gionta, he replaced all his n8thegr8 crap on his sticks with simply "Beaulieu". A year ago Gionta told him something like "don’t bring your junior stuff in the pros".

Holland was a solid acquisition but Bournival should be ahead of him imo. I like no BS (low maintenance) players with an insanely high compete level: Bournival, Gallagher, Plekanec, Eller, Leblanc, Gorges, Dumont...
I've said in the past that Beaulieu does remind me a bit of Hainsey both on and off the ice, but he does have an interesting mix of skills and physical abilities so hopefully they work closely with him to round out the rest of his game.

I like the way Bournival plays but I have big concerns about his offensive upside, so that's why I have Holland higher as he's got smarts, instincts and vision. A very creative player, whereas I find Bournvial to be more of a hard worker with good physical abilities. It's close between them, but I've been more impressed with Holland in Hamilton then I have with Bourinval.

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Just took a look at the stats for the Sweden Elitserien league and Marcus Nygren is the leading scoring dman.. not bad considering all the nhlers over there.

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1. Alex Galchenyuk
2. Sebastian Collberg
3. Nathan Beaulieu
4. Louis Leblanc
5. Jarred Tinordi
6. Brendan Gallagher
7. Danny Kristo
8. Mac Bennett
9. Patrick Holland
10. Charles Hudon
11. Dalton Thrower
12. Tim Bozon
13. Michaël Bournival
14. Morgan Ellis
15. Darren Dietz
16. Mark MacMillan
17. Brady Vail
18. Greg Pateryn
19. Olivier Archambault
20. Gabriel Dumont
21. Daniel Pribyl
22. Steve Quailer
23. Josiah Didier
24. Joonas Nattinen
25. Magnus Nygren

Since it looks like i'm going to be very bored at work for the rest of the month, I was looking over my last ranking to see what I would change and what I liked. While it's been very hard to get a good read on Hamilton this year, since they are such a young team with a new coaching staff and more talent in the league then normal, and especially given that the offense going into last weekend was the worst in the entire AHL at barely over 2 goals per game but some players have really disappointed.

I don't know what the problem is, I found it to be very strange to see Palushaj struggle to produce, to those that only watch him in the NHL they likely don't know what i'm talking about but as someone that has seen just about every AHL game he's played in Hamilton (plus i've seen him in the NCAA and USHL) he has produced every year and been a standout player as well aside from his NHL play where he struggled mightly. So it had been a big shock to see him struggle to produce despite still being one of the top scorers. So I don't know if i'm being too harsh but in watching the games (they are a tough team to watch although hopefully the offense is getting on track) i've been really disappointed with Leblanc and how he's looked. I know he's coming back from injury so i'm just glad he's on the ice after losing Geoffrion and now Palushaj that's going to hurt a lot. I'm not worried about him being an NHLer since he's a smart, hard working player with a solid two way game but I'd like to see him create more chances offensively.

One guy I see I had too high was Holland as he's really cooled off, I was worried about his lack of strength but thought that his smarts and skills would off set enough for him to be an effective player. Hopefully he can take this experience and look to build off it over the next few years in Hamilton. Still like his offensive game and his tweets are pure gold from the ones i've seen at least.

On the other hand I knew at the time I had MacMillan too low, he's got to be higher as I really like what i've seen from him. He's another one that you have to be concerned over the lack of lower body strength but he's so quick and hard working that he always keeps his feet moving but is smart about it. Plus he can take a few years to work on getting stronger and filling out, he's a very fun player to watch though.

I know others really wanted Vail higher but I still like where he's at but will keep it in mind for the year end rankings. Another guy I know others wanted higher was Nattinen, I'm still not sure what to make of him in regards to his NHL future but he has looked solid with the Dogs and of late has really picked it up, if he can continue to produce at a good clip then there might be something there since he he's got a good frame and is solid in his own end.

The WJC's should be fun to see what Collberg, Hudon and Gally can do. So impressed with what i've seen from them this year especially Gally and Hudon who have been great.

Been trying to keep a close eye on Beaulieu/Tinordi. I personally think the Habs are in big trouble since I think their current group of defensemen is not very good at all and a major weakness for the team if the NHL were to have a season. So what they end up getting out of the 2 first rounders could be very big in what direction this team heads say 5 years from now as they are going to need a lot of improvement on the backend imo and while having Subban around is great he can't do it alone.

Beaulieu you can see he has natural skills with the puck but you can also see he needs a lot of work in his own end and now that he's no longer a teen-ager hopefully he will continue to mature off the ice as well. While he has had his share of ups and downs with the Dogs, clearly he's playing his best hockey as a pro to date and hopefully he can build off this while equally hopeful that the club doesn't end up rushing him to the NHL and lets him take his time to round out his game. Tinordi has also had some ups and downs but I also like what i've seen from him in his own end. I do think many Hab fans are going to be disappointed as I continue to hear them talk about his mean streak but I just don't see it. He can throw some big hits but really he has been playing more smart physical hockey and hasn't really shown any mean streak at least to me. I don't think he has to have a mean streak, as I do think he will use his large frame well but I'm not sure he's going to be someone that's all that nasty to play against.

Gallagher is another that has impressed me, not so much at the start of the season but he's finding his way and it's great to see him putting points on the board and converting some of those many shots he takes. It's still really hard to figure out what his NHL upside is but despite his lack of height i really like how he plays and what he does on the ice.

I know Thrower has had a tough start to the year but I would still keep him where he's at give or take a spot since he brings such an interesting mix of offensive skills to go with his gritty style of play.

It's too bad Pateryn has been out so long, as he was getting some talk on his play in the preseason and it would have been interesting to see how he would have adjusted as the season went on. He should be back by Jan though so hopefully he can get back on track. Would be interesting to see if his D partner at Michigan would end up being his D partner in Hamilton next year or if that will have to wait another year.

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Since it looks like i'm going to be very bored at work for the rest of the month, I was looking over my last ranking to see what I would change and what I liked. While it's been very hard to get a good read on Hamilton this year, since they are such a young team with a new coaching staff and more talent in the league then normal, and especially given that the offense going into last weekend was the worst in the entire AHL at barely over 2 goals per game but some players have really disappointed.

I don't know what the problem is, I found it to be very strange to see Palushaj struggle to produce, to those that only watch him in the NHL they likely don't know what i'm talking about but as someone that has seen just about every AHL game he's played in Hamilton (plus i've seen him in the NCAA and USHL) he has produced every year and been a standout player as well aside from his NHL play where he struggled mightly. So it had been a big shock to see him struggle to produce despite still being one of the top scorers. So I don't know if i'm being too harsh but in watching the games (they are a tough team to watch although hopefully the offense is getting on track) i've been really disappointed with Leblanc and how he's looked. I know he's coming back from injury so i'm just glad he's on the ice after losing Geoffrion and now Palushaj that's going to hurt a lot. I'm not worried about him being an NHLer since he's a smart, hard working player with a solid two way game but I'd like to see him create more chances offensively.

One guy I see I had too high was Holland as he's really cooled off, I was worried about his lack of strength but thought that his smarts and skills would off set enough for him to be an effective player. Hopefully he can take this experience and look to build off it over the next few years in Hamilton. Still like his offensive game and his tweets are pure gold from the ones i've seen at least.

On the other hand I knew at the time I had MacMillan too low, he's got to be higher as I really like what i've seen from him. He's another one that you have to be concerned over the lack of lower body strength but he's so quick and hard working that he always keeps his feet moving but is smart about it. Plus he can take a few years to work on getting stronger and filling out, he's a very fun player to watch though.

I know others really wanted Vail higher but I still like where he's at but will keep it in mind for the year end rankings. Another guy I know others wanted higher was Nattinen, I'm still not sure what to make of him in regards to his NHL future but he has looked solid with the Dogs and of late has really picked it up, if he can continue to produce at a good clip then there might be something there since he he's got a good frame and is solid in his own end.

The WJC's should be fun to see what Collberg, Hudon and Gally can do. So impressed with what i've seen from them this year especially Gally and Hudon who have been great.

Been trying to keep a close eye on Beaulieu/Tinordi. I personally think the Habs are in big trouble since I think their current group of defensemen is not very good at all and a major weakness for the team if the NHL were to have a season. So what they end up getting out of the 2 first rounders could be very big in what direction this team heads say 5 years from now as they are going to need a lot of improvement on the backend imo and while having Subban around is great he can't do it alone.

Beaulieu you can see he has natural skills with the puck but you can also see he needs a lot of work in his own end and now that he's no longer a teen-ager hopefully he will continue to mature off the ice as well. While he has had his share of ups and downs with the Dogs, clearly he's playing his best hockey as a pro to date and hopefully he can build off this while equally hopeful that the club doesn't end up rushing him to the NHL and lets him take his time to round out his game. Tinordi has also had some ups and downs but I also like what i've seen from him in his own end. I do think many Hab fans are going to be disappointed as I continue to hear them talk about his mean streak but I just don't see it. He can throw some big hits but really he has been playing more smart physical hockey and hasn't really shown any mean streak at least to me. I don't think he has to have a mean streak, as I do think he will use his large frame well but I'm not sure he's going to be someone that's all that nasty to play against.

Gallagher is another that has impressed me, not so much at the start of the season but he's finding his way and it's great to see him putting points on the board and converting some of those many shots he takes. It's still really hard to figure out what his NHL upside is but despite his lack of height i really like how he plays and what he does on the ice.

I know Thrower has had a tough start to the year but I would still keep him where he's at give or take a spot since he brings such an interesting mix of offensive skills to go with his gritty style of play.

It's too bad Pateryn has been out so long, as he was getting some talk on his play in the preseason and it would have been interesting to see how he would have adjusted as the season went on. He should be back by Jan though so hopefully he can get back on track. Would be interesting to see if his D partner at Michigan would end up being his D partner in Hamilton next year or if that will have to wait another year.
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A December rankings shift with risers and fallers:

1. Alex Galchenyuk
2. Nathan Beaulieu
3. Danny Kristo
4. Brendan Gallagher
5. Jarred Tinordi
6. Sebastian Collberg
7. Charles Hudon
8. Morgan Ellis
9. Michaël Bournival
10. Louis Leblanc
11. Mac Bennett
12. Tim Bozon
13. Mark MacMillan
14. Joonas Nattinen
15. Darren Dietz
16. Patrick Holland
17. Gabriel Dumont
18. Dalton Thrower
19.Steve Quailer
20. Brady Vail
21. Daniel Pribyl
22. Magnus Nygren
23. Dustin Walsh
24. Greg Pateryn
25. Olivier Archambault

Risers

Beaulieu - came into the pro game still coasting and got a kick in the pants. kudos to the player development staff for getting him to actually try during a game, he's got talent and if he combines it with effort will be a good one.

Kristo-could have helped the 'Dogs this year but looks a man with a mission as a senior. dominates on the boards and a scary good combo of speed and quick hands. such a cool finisher as well.

MacMillan-since he's played top line with Kristo the two have been on fire. great vision and soft hands.

Ellis-gaining in confidence and starting to play with that Cap'n Morgan swagger again. Paired with Beaulieu and looking great recently.

Gallagher-kid is made of some kind of rubber or something, he gets clattered and battered every shift but is consistently the 'dogs top goal threat every game.

Falling

Leblanc-clearly he is still playing hurt but why is the coaching staff so determined to turn him into a checking line winger? Let him be the best he can be.

Thrower- turning it around now but early signs were not good.

Holland-made a bright start but his hands have gone cold and he is lacking confidence. rotating linemates doesn't help.

Archambault-is this the best he can do when playing for a contract?

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Since it looks like i'm going to be very bored at work for the rest of the month, I was looking over my last ranking to see what I would change and what I liked. While it's been very hard to get a good read on Hamilton this year, since they are such a young team with a new coaching staff and more talent in the league then normal, and especially given that the offense going into last weekend was the worst in the entire AHL at barely over 2 goals per game but some players have really disappointed.

I don't know what the problem is, I found it to be very strange to see Palushaj struggle to produce, to those that only watch him in the NHL they likely don't know what i'm talking about but as someone that has seen just about every AHL game he's played in Hamilton (plus i've seen him in the NCAA and USHL) he has produced every year and been a standout player as well aside from his NHL play where he struggled mightly. So it had been a big shock to see him struggle to produce despite still being one of the top scorers. So I don't know if i'm being too harsh but in watching the games (they are a tough team to watch although hopefully the offense is getting on track) i've been really disappointed with Leblanc and how he's looked. I know he's coming back from injury so i'm just glad he's on the ice after losing Geoffrion and now Palushaj that's going to hurt a lot. I'm not worried about him being an NHLer since he's a smart, hard working player with a solid two way game but I'd like to see him create more chances offensively.

One guy I see I had too high was Holland as he's really cooled off, I was worried about his lack of strength but thought that his smarts and skills would off set enough for him to be an effective player. Hopefully he can take this experience and look to build off it over the next few years in Hamilton. Still like his offensive game and his tweets are pure gold from the ones i've seen at least.

On the other hand I knew at the time I had MacMillan too low, he's got to be higher as I really like what i've seen from him. He's another one that you have to be concerned over the lack of lower body strength but he's so quick and hard working that he always keeps his feet moving but is smart about it. Plus he can take a few years to work on getting stronger and filling out, he's a very fun player to watch though.

I know others really wanted Vail higher but I still like where he's at but will keep it in mind for the year end rankings. Another guy I know others wanted higher was Nattinen, I'm still not sure what to make of him in regards to his NHL future but he has looked solid with the Dogs and of late has really picked it up, if he can continue to produce at a good clip then there might be something there since he he's got a good frame and is solid in his own end.

The WJC's should be fun to see what Collberg, Hudon and Gally can do. So impressed with what i've seen from them this year especially Gally and Hudon who have been great.

Been trying to keep a close eye on Beaulieu/Tinordi. I personally think the Habs are in big trouble since I think their current group of defensemen is not very good at all and a major weakness for the team if the NHL were to have a season. So what they end up getting out of the 2 first rounders could be very big in what direction this team heads say 5 years from now as they are going to need a lot of improvement on the backend imo and while having Subban around is great he can't do it alone.

Beaulieu you can see he has natural skills with the puck but you can also see he needs a lot of work in his own end and now that he's no longer a teen-ager hopefully he will continue to mature off the ice as well. While he has had his share of ups and downs with the Dogs, clearly he's playing his best hockey as a pro to date and hopefully he can build off this while equally hopeful that the club doesn't end up rushing him to the NHL and lets him take his time to round out his game. Tinordi has also had some ups and downs but I also like what i've seen from him in his own end. I do think many Hab fans are going to be disappointed as I continue to hear them talk about his mean streak but I just don't see it. He can throw some big hits but really he has been playing more smart physical hockey and hasn't really shown any mean streak at least to me. I don't think he has to have a mean streak, as I do think he will use his large frame well but I'm not sure he's going to be someone that's all that nasty to play against.

Gallagher is another that has impressed me, not so much at the start of the season but he's finding his way and it's great to see him putting points on the board and converting some of those many shots he takes. It's still really hard to figure out what his NHL upside is but despite his lack of height i really like how he plays and what he does on the ice.

I know Thrower has had a tough start to the year but I would still keep him where he's at give or take a spot since he brings such an interesting mix of offensive skills to go with his gritty style of play.

It's too bad Pateryn has been out so long, as he was getting some talk on his play in the preseason and it would have been interesting to see how he would have adjusted as the season went on. He should be back by Jan though so hopefully he can get back on track. Would be interesting to see if his D partner at Michigan would end up being his D partner in Hamilton next year or if that will have to wait another year.
Leblanc is a huge desapointment to me so far, would drop some spots in my rankings..

My top 20

Galchenyuk
Collberg
Kristo
Beaulieu
Bennett
Tinordi
Hudon
Gallagher
Thrower
MacMillan
Bournival
Leblanc
Bozon
Holland
Naatinen
Vail
Ellis
Quailer
Dietz
Pateryn

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Risers

Beaulieu - came into the pro game still coasting and got a kick in the pants. kudos to the player development staff for getting him to actually try during a game, he's got talent and if he combines it with effort will be a good one.

Kristo-could have helped the 'Dogs this year but looks a man with a mission as a senior. dominates on the boards and a scary good combo of speed and quick hands. such a cool finisher as well.

MacMillan-since he's played top line with Kristo the two have been on fire. great vision and soft hands.

Ellis-gaining in confidence and starting to play with that Cap'n Morgan swagger again. Paired with Beaulieu and looking great recently.

Gallagher-kid is made of some kind of rubber or something, he gets clattered and battered every shift but is consistently the 'dogs top goal threat every game.

Falling

Leblanc-clearly he is still playing hurt but why is the coaching staff so determined to turn him into a checking line winger? Let him be the best he can be.

Thrower- turning it around now but early signs were not good.

Holland-made a bright start but his hands have gone cold and he is lacking confidence. rotating linemates doesn't help.

Archambault-is this the best he can do when playing for a contract?
well I did just get an offer from a rival company for a big pay increase but I don't think I want to move to New York. If I did take the job I don't think I'd have much free time to do this, my current job is really easy so I can do a lot of hockey stuff at work from time to time.

Agree on the risers, I'd add Hudon for sure and Nattinen has been looking better of late as well. I wouldn't have Thrower as falling, he's looked sharp in his return from injury. I don't know if I would consider Archambault as falling either, as he seems to be playing his best hockey but the question is will it be enough to land a contract, which I assume it will be although that will depend on how the roster shakes out between now and June 1st.


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Originally Posted by NewHabsEra View Post
Leblanc is a huge desapointment to me so far, would drop some spots in my rankings..

My top 20

Galchenyuk
Collberg
Kristo
Beaulieu
Bennett
Tinordi
Hudon
Gallagher
Thrower
MacMillan
Bournival
Leblanc
Bozon
Holland
Naatinen
Vail
Ellis
Quailer
Dietz
Pateryn
Very good. I don't know if I would drop Leblanc that low, I'd have Dietz a little higher since he can do a lot of things well. If Kristo were more consistent I'd have him at 3 like you do. But I gota admit this is one of the best rankings i've seen for our current group of prospects so nicely done!

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