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 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
11.) Jaroslav Halak
At this point, I think you could make a point for at least 4 or 5 of those prospects for the #12 spot. Personally, I'm torn between D'Agostini, Carle, and Aubin. I decided to give D'Ago my vote because I was very impressed with his two-way game and his vision of the play last season with the Guelph Storm. He was a leader on the ice for his team and his coach relied on him in every situation. Aubin IMO is a riskier prospect, as he could turn out to have a learning curve similiar to Cory Urquhart's. He's a less complete player than D'Agostini at the moment. As for Carle, although I did see him once in a Titan game on TV last year, I must admit I didn't pay much attention to him. So I'm only going on hearsay on this one... yet the consensus seems to be that he was a standout at the rookie camp last month, especially offensively.
[QUOTE=MarkovForNorris;6275713]At this point, I think you could make a point for at least 4 or 5 of those prospects for the #12 spot. Personally, I'm torn between D'Agostini, Carle, and Aubin. I decided to give D'Ago my voteQUOTE]
I voted for andre benoit because hes the only guy I seen play when he was 17,18 years old. The only thing that concerns me about benoit is if hes fit enough to play a full ahl schedual. The talent is there, hes got a great vision and makes some nice first passes out of the zone. The day hes going to be able handle a full ahl schedual is the day hes going to break out because hes the type of player that can put up points on a consistant basis. He just has to learn how to play and that physical hockey.
If Maxwell gains size and weight, he's become one of our top prospects just like that, and the man has a 6'8 brother, so he could end up ATLEAST 6'2 , 6'3 and 210,220 pounds, he has awesome talent and great speed, he's my choice