On the strength of a great first half of the season in the SEL, Oscar Lindberg easily won round 7. D Sam Noreau is added to the poll.
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WHO IS A PROSPECT: We can't all have different standards based on what we each want personally. We are on the HF board, so let's follow their rules. The standard for what's a prospect is here: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/whatmakesaprospect
HOW TO RANK PROSPECTS: Based on their value in a hypothetical trade or waiver draft. This takes into consideration a prospect's ceiling, how close he's to making it, his health, work ethic, the whole deal. Imagine there was a prospect waiver draft and you could keep only one prospect. That guy is our #1 prospect. Then imagine we had one more waiver protection. That guy is our #2 prospect.
1. LW Chris Kreider
2. LW Carl Hagelin
3. C J.T. Miller
4. D Dylan McIlrath
5. D Brady Skjei
6. RW Jesper Fast
7. C Oscar Lindberg
Born Oct 29 1991
Height 6.00 -- Weight 187 -- Shoots L
holy crap Thomas' stock has gone down on this board
His potential is very high b/c of his offense but his ability to reach that potential is so low or so far out of reach right now. Thats how I feel about it although I'm pleasantly surprised and happy to see him making the whale and generating some points with them very dissappointed Yogan couldn't at least make the whale roster. Other guys have just proven they are much closer to being NHL ready
Lindberg's offense this year, Fasth's consistently shown speed and offense, McI is clearly not just a fist and is actually covering for veteran pillow Gilroy, Miller looks like a great pick. I haven't downgraded CT so much as everyone else has upgraded in my eyes over the last year and a half
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I went with Thomas. He had a terrific 2010-11 OHL year and while he didn't match that last year, he did have a 10 game suspension that definitely affected both his game and his stats. St. Criox is close though.