I'm in a keeper league where I own the following prospects :
There is no way I'll get to keep all these guys at the end of the year so I was wondering if you could help me determine what to expect in terms of point production in their prime for some or all these players.
Ideally, pick one, a few or all of those and do something like :
Grabner & Fehr are wild cards since they'll probably have an all-star lined up with them to increase production (Graber -> Sedins and Fehr -> Semin or Ovechkin). Pouliot has great potential, but probably won't reach it.
Thanks everyone. So far, the consensus seems to be that Toews, Johnson and Pouliot are the 3 top ones to keep. This pretty much confirms what I had in mind. But the real tricky part is after that...
Let's say I had to pick 3 of those. Who would you pick and why?
Regarding the Islanders prospects...
Comeau's value comes from his two-way assets. So dump him from your fantasy team.
Nilsson is feast or famine. If he puts things together, he'll score points by the bucketload. But he also might never ever have a quality NHL season.
Tambellini is a little bit of a safer choice. He is ready to produce in the near future, and is having a very good AHL campaign (in addition to having an excellent training camp). If everything goes as planned with him, he would score 25-30 goals on a regular basis, and not do a ton in the way of assists.
I agree that Toews, Johnson, and Pouliot are the top 3 on the list. I'm not sure on point potention but I'll rank the remaining guys.
Eric Fehr - He's bound to play with atleast one of Backstrom, Ovechkin, or Semin
Michael Grabner - Pretty high on this kid, as somebody said he can just flat out score goals
Jack Skille - Haven't seen much of him but I think he's more of a 2 way player, not a great fantasy pick
Keith Yandle - Very good fantasy dman
Robert Nilsson - Boom or bust
Perrtu Lindgren - Looking great in the WJC's
Eric Fehr - 30+25
Benoit Pouliot - 35+35
Jeff Tambellini -25+25
Perrtu Lindgren -15+30
Martin Hanzal - 20-15
Keith Yandle - 10+35
Robert Nilsson - 20+25
Michael Grabner - 30+25
Blake Comeau - 15-15
Carl Soderberg - 30+30
Jonathan Toews - 30+50
Jack Johnson- 15+40
Take this for what it's worth, coming from someone who follows the Blues pretty closely... but I'd rank Soderberg ahead of almost all of those guys except Fehr, Pouliot, and a few others.
Soderberg has been a premier player at every level thus far in Sweden. He was a top junior player when he was in the J20; he was a top player last year in the Allsvenskan; and he's at or near the top of Malmo's scoring parade now in their first season in the Elitserien, scoring at about a point-per-game clip on a last-place team. And he's what, 21 years old?
He's got a good shot at making the Blues' NHL roster out of camp next year, and if he gets a pair of decent wingers to work with -- I'm thinking David Backes and Lee Stempniak at this point -- I don't think 20-25 goals and 65-70 points are out of the realm of possibility for him as a rookie.
Soderberg is definitely one of the prospects that the Blues are looking to build the future around.