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12-12-2012, 05:21 PM
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Until the whole WJC hype came up, it was definitely Frankie Corrado.

Now I'd say it's Eddie Lack.
I think Lack is well known by anyone that follows the AHL, I think if you discount Corrado Vancouver's biggest kept secret is Kevin Connauton.

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12-12-2012, 05:30 PM
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Brock Nelson, if the isles didnt already have tavares and strome he would be seen as a future number 1 center

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12-12-2012, 05:36 PM
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Ramage for the Flames.

Hardly ever hear about him but he has a great all around game and is an especially good leader.

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12-12-2012, 05:40 PM
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For the Ducks, I think I'd have to pick either Chris Wagner or Andy Welinski.

Edit: As mentioned, Rakell or Karlsson could make arguments too, which is really a testament to Anaheim's prospect pool. I think it's a tad on the underrated side, right now.

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12-12-2012, 05:42 PM
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Lots of candidates for the Penguins just because so many of them get lumped together. Bennett was definitely getting towards unappreciated territory for a while, but the fact that he's leading WBS in points as a pro rookie after only playing only 10 games last season for Denver has done a lot to get people to remember why he was drafted where he was.
Pouliot isn't really underrated as much as he is underappreciated. He's always, unfairly to him, going to be compared to the guys that went after him because of the public perception of his draft stock (not seen as a BPA candidate), who was on the board, and because PMD was far from an organizational need...but we'll see if that stigma sticks with him throughout his career or gets quickly forgotten.
Maatta gets very little talk, but I think a lot of that just has to do with the glut of defensive prospects in the system.

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12-12-2012, 06:27 PM
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12-12-2012, 07:10 PM
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Mattias Backman for the Wings

Top pairing d-man on his SEL team at 20, has a solid 14 points in 31 games while playing limited to no pp time.

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12-12-2012, 07:11 PM
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Alex Khokhlachev aka the next Fedorov.

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12-12-2012, 07:21 PM
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Alex Khokhlachev aka the next Fedorov.
You have just now made him overrated, no but really i would agree he is a pretty good prospect who doesn't ever get talked about.

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12-12-2012, 10:34 PM
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For the flames i would have to say either Chris Breen. Good skater considering his size, has tons of grit, and is pretty solid defensivily. He should be in the next two years or so a solid 6th defensemen whom the opposition hate to face.

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12-13-2012, 11:09 AM
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Wotherspoon
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Reinhart
Wotherspoon is a good choice, never heard about him but looks like he is playing at WJC.

Reinhart seems to get the appropriate amount of praise IMO.

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12-13-2012, 11:53 AM
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Beau Bennett for the Pens, he has 21 points in 23 games in the AHL. He is second in rookie point scoring, only to Schultz.

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12-13-2012, 12:00 PM
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DaCosta, the kid has unreal vision, amazing hands, amazing shot NHL caliber and then some, put up great numbers in the A last year despite his first pro season, doing it again this year.

Has the tools of a 1st liner but always gets overlooked by other prospects.

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DaCosta, the kid has unreal vision, amazing hands, amazing shot NHL caliber and then some, put up great numbers in the A last year despite his first pro season, doing it again this year.

Has the tools of a 1st liner but always gets overlooked by other prospects.
Da Costa is already 23 which means he's closer to his ceiling than these other prospects.

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12-13-2012, 01:45 PM
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Beau Bennett for the Pens, he has 21 points in 23 games in the AHL. He is second in rookie point scoring, only to Schultz.
Slightly off-topic, How insanely good would that Denver team be if Zucker(Minnesota Wilds unheralded, scoring over PPG), Bennet and Drew Shore hadn't left early.

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12-13-2012, 03:17 PM
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Gotta say Winnipeg has two underrated gems in the WHL.

First is Adam Lowry. Captain of his team, fights scores, and is just an all around solid player. Skating is still meh, but at 6'5" his stride is always going to be a little lopey. If his skating does improve I'd actually say he'd have second line upside.

Second is Zach Yuen, plays a very solid defensive game so he doesn't get a lot of recognition, but his upside is there. His defensive game and skating mobility are extremely high. He's got a lot of offensive tools, just hasn't put up the points. Regardless I'm fine with a defenseman that plays D first and has superb skating.

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12-14-2012, 01:21 PM
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Anthony Camara, Boston Bruins.

Thought to have been a reach in the third round and labeled as only a pugilist/tough guy, Camara has shined this past year : 30 games, 22 goals, 18 assists, 40 points. He just won a spot on the national junior team, beating out Tom Wilson.

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12-15-2012, 04:43 AM
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Not only our underrated prospect but the most underrated prospect in the league:

Stephane Da Costa.

This guy put up similar numbers/better numbers in the NCAA as Toews, Oshie, VanRiemsdyk, etc... Kid can be a star if he wanted to be.

EDIT: Never saw Granny's post. Glad to know someone else shares the view!

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12-15-2012, 04:46 AM
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Da Costa is already 23 which means he's closer to his ceiling than these other prospects.
Watch him play in the A, he's on another level in comparison to everyone else. He'd be our second line center if we didn't have Turris.

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12-15-2012, 05:08 AM
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Mario Lucia is often the forgotten prospect for Minnesota because he's farther away than the other top end guys but I think he'll be a good one.

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12-15-2012, 01:51 PM
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From what I've seen of Leafs, its probably Connor Brown (having a good year consistent year with Eerie)

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12-15-2012, 03:45 PM
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From what I've seen of Leafs, its probably Connor Brown (having a good year consistent year with Eerie)
I'll have to agree. Brown has exceeded expectations in Erie this year.

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12-15-2012, 04:42 PM
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Corban Knight, Florida. Plays at North Dakota, potential third line center in the NHL. Not only is he underrated on this board, but in the NCAA as well. When talking about the best players in the NCAA, his name is rarely brought up, even after back to back 40 point seasons.

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12-15-2012, 05:03 PM
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New York Rangers:
JT Miller is our most underrated prospect and I believe he is one of the most underrated prospects for the NHL.

When drafted in 2011,
I asked for an all around player that can lead the Rangers to a Stanley Cup and I believe he will help the Rangers through his smart and intense style of play to many Stanley Cup chances.

With 3 goals in 21 games, 5 goals the previous year in 29 games... he was said to have difficulty finding the back of the net. 30 points or so in 50 or so games. Yet he was said to have a strong two way style of play, hard nosed, intense, leadership and strong on his skates.

After that draft, JT Miller popped off. 62 points in 61 games in his rookie OHL season. In his first year along side men in the AHL he has 14 points in 29 games. I understand none of these stats are to WOW about but its his solid stats on top of strong and over the hill hard working game. At 19 years old, I think he has a strong chance for some Ranger time this year (if a season exists) and more of a chance to play next year on the first team. Plus he will have time to show off his skill I guess in the WJC. One of the top prospects available.

I think he will only grow more and more.

I believe he will be a top player for the next generation of Rangers. A generation where hopefully the Rangers already have one Cup. An older Hank, a more grizzly leader and older experienced Callahan. Rick Nash having made a true name for himself haha.
A guy can dream...

anyway, yea JT MILLER

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12-15-2012, 05:04 PM
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Dillon Heatherington. Not drafted yet, but I would imagine he'll go in round 2...which will be a STEAL.

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