Its a long way from the start of the season, so lets to a poll of the top 20 Montreal prospects. Each poll will be open for 2 days, but i may start the next one sooner if there is a clear cut winner of one poll. 40/80 rule (40 vote lead, at least 80 total votes cast)
Originally Posted by Montreal
Pleks and Perezhogin should not be considered prospects by HF standards since they both played over 65 games in the NHL. Don't know why they are still listed on the Habs page but they should be considered graduated. Murray has 56 games under his belt, so by HF he's still a prospect, but I personally don't consider him one.
Danis at 25 and Cote at 24 are becoming too old to be considered prospects.
Next add will be Andre Benoit, Milroy, Archer, Lemieux, Paquet, Lambert, Stewart, Sanford, Lacasse, Urquhart,
If you want someone added sooner than they are scheduled to be added, just leave a comment to that affect. I will try to make move them up as far as I can, if more than one name is to be added to the next poll i will break the tie by
1) majority of requests.
2) first request if tied.
In case of a Tie as happened in poll #6 I will count Rookie votes manually so post those here as a tie breaker. They will only be counted on a tie, i will not manually count if the vote is won by a close margin.
1.) Andrei Kostitsyn
2.) Carey Price
3.) Guillaume Latendresse
4.) Kyle Chipchura
5.) Mikhail Grabovsky
6.) Alexi Emelin
7.) David Fischer
8.) Ryan O'Byrne
9.) Sergei Kostitsyn
10.) Maxim Lapierre
Why? Because I flipped a coin and Halak lost. But also because I've not seen much of some of the other guys highly rated (from the remaining bunch) like Maxwell, D'Ago, for example. They may be better players in the long run, but I've been impressed by what I've seen from Ferland on a number of occassions. He's solid (physically) and in terms of being a guy who can play at either end of the rink. He isn't a stand out offensive guy but when he is on, he can really cut to the front of the net. Plus, he has (very limited, admittedly) NHL experience. I think he can be a decent player on our team.
Next poll, think I'll have to go with Halak though, although I like what I've heard about D'ago so far.
Tough one. I haven't seen Halak play in a while but you gotta like the numbers he posted last year. D'Ago impressed me the couple times I've seen him and is still improving. Never seen Maxwell though. I'll go with D'Agostini for his well-balanced skills