It's getting to that time of year where the 2011 HFNHL Prospect Handbook gets released. I love doing this every year because 1) The response I get from you guys on how helpful it is regarding seeing the other teams in the league and 2) I enjoy putting it together.
Here is what I need from YOU:
1) A Top 50 Prospect List
For the Top 50 Prospect List, here are the criteria to follow:
1) Player must be 25 years OR younger as per December 31, 2011 (meaning 1986 and up born players are eligible).
2) Skaters cannot have played more than 50 games of NHL action previous to the 2011-12 NHL season. Goalies cannot have played more than 25 games. This means that current NHL rookies (ala Ryan Nugent Hopkins) are still eligible! It also means players you might be surprised are still eligible...ARE ELIGIBLE (e.g. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jhonas Enroth, etc)
3) Players can be on teams prospect lists or rosters. It does not matter. This is to allow any player eligible under the above criteria to be included, regardless of whether they have been signed as undraftees or depth
Please send the top 50 lists to me by Tuesday, January 3. You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted to give kudos to everyone in advance for all that goes into this one.
Unfortunately I do not keep as up to date on the progress of emerging players (except my own) as some and so I never feel informed enough to submit a list.
I do appreciate and enjoy reading this each year though and send my thanks.
Same here. I didn't wish to dilute the integrity of the process by injecting my own opinion into it when I am not entirely qualified to do so. With that said, total appreciation for those that took the time out to put in a list and I always look forward to reading these.