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05-31-2012, 10:23 PM
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Hockey's Future Spring Organizational Rankings 1-10

Nobody's posted it yet so I figured I would. Here's the top 10:

1. Florida
2. Minnesota
3. Ottawa
4. Edmonton
5. Anaheim
6. Chicago
7. New York (Islanders)
8. St. Louis
9. Nashville
10. Detroit

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...ing-2012-1-10/

Glad to see my Wild go from 17th to 2nd in the rankings although I'm not sure I agree that we should be that high considering our lack of high end defensive talent other than Brodin.

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Surprised to see the Hawks move up in the rankings after losing two top 5 prospects like Nick Leddy and Marcus Kruger. However, that just shows the incredible depth that prospect pool has.

Guys like Morin, Beach, Olsen and Pirri will hopefully make some big progress and will see some NHL time this year. Morin, Pirri and Olsen saw some time last year. Also Saad should fight for a spot at the beginning of the year and could be an every day player next year if he makes the team. I think Andrew Shaw is a given and what a steal he was in the 5th round last year.

Kind of scary that the 4 Central teams, all with top 5 records in the West, are all in the top 10 for prospects. Damn this division!

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Took a while. Yeah Ducks! We'll lose Schultz but we'll add Grigorenko, Murray, Galchenyuk, Dumba, Forsberg, Rielly, Teravainen (one of those guys)

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Took a while. Yeah Ducks! We'll lose Schultz but we'll add Grigorenko, Murray, Galchenyuk, Dumba, Forsberg, Rielly, Teravainen (one of those guys)
Damn, for a moment there I was like, how you gonna add all those guys? You only have like 3 players to trade for such high picks!

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Surprised to see the Hawks move up in the rankings after losing two top 5 prospects like Nick Leddy and Marcus Kruger. However, that just shows the incredible depth that prospect pool has.

Guys like Morin, Beach, Olsen and Pirri will hopefully make some big progress and will see some NHL time this year. Morin, Pirri and Olsen saw some time last year. Also Saad should fight for a spot at the beginning of the year and could be an every day player next year if he makes the team. I think Andrew Shaw is a given and what a steal he was in the 5th round last year.

Kind of scary that the 4 Central teams, all with top 5 records in the West, are all in the top 10 for prospects. Damn this division!
Poor Columbus, worst on ice performance and worst prospect pool of the bunch . They just can't win!

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Ottawa loses Rundblad and Cowen only to stay in the top 3. Very nice. System is absolutely bursting with forwards but there's a lack of quality D. Lehner and Bishop look nice as the goalies.

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Ottawa and Edmonton are both a bit overrated. After RNH the Oilers group isn't all that impressive

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Ottawa and Edmonton are both a bit overrated. After RNH and Klefbom the Oilers group isn't all that impressive
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Kind of shocked the Flyer's aren't last. Though that might only because technically Schenn hasn't graduated yet heck the top 4 prospects we have on there are barely not graduated. Ouch.

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Kind of shocked the Flyer's aren't last. Though that might only because technically Schenn hasn't graduated yet heck the top 4 prospects we have on there are barely not graduated. Ouch.
Odd how the Flyers aren't in the top ten yet they are being talked about in this thread.

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Alot of teams have D prospects similar to Klefbom.....Edmonton WAS a top pool, but now they're here based on reputation

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Alot of teams have D prospects similar to Klefbom.....Edmonton WAS a top pool, but now they're here based on reputation
They're here because the strange prospect criteria HF uses means RNH is far and away the best current prospect.

As for Klefbom, HF considers him the 5th best D prospect, so I'd say that not many teams have D prospects on his level (according to HF).

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Damn Oil and their 1st picks keeping us from the top 5.

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Alot of teams have D prospects similar to Klefbom.....Edmonton WAS a top pool, but now they're here based on reputation
Not...really. This next guy nailed it.

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They're here because the strange prospect criteria HF uses means RNH is far and away the best current prospect.

As for Klefbom, HF considers him the 5th best D prospect, so I'd say that not many teams have D prospects on his level (according to HF).

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Wild are a little high, I like their prospects, but their only bluechipers are Granlund and Brodin, and other team are all around deeper, however the are top 10.

All in all I'd have a different rank for the teams.

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I'm not sure where the Oilers will sit in the top 10. RNH kind of skews it

1.Nugent-Hopkins-C*still a prospect by HF standards since less than 65GP
2.Oscar Klefbom-D - top 2 potential
3.Anton Lander -C 3rd lince centre
4.Martin Marincin -D 2nd pairing potential
5.Teemu Hartikainen-L 3rd line energy/checker with a bit of offense
HF had it
1.RNH
2.Klefbom
3.Marincin
4.Lander
5. Hartikainen

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I think Edmonton will be 4-6. Then again I might be to critical of our prospects. I only see one dman with top pairing(Klefbom), one goalie with potential starter(Bunz), and one top line winger(Reider....who I believe is a boom/bust)
So we were #4

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Alot of teams have D prospects similar to Klefbom.....Edmonton WAS a top pool, but now they're here based on reputation
Look at the defensemen on this list. Reports coming out of the SEL this season was that Klefbom made major improvements this season, and was possibly Farjestads best defenseman after he got back from the WJC. Not bad for an 18 year old

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Ottawa and Edmonton are both a bit overrated. After RNH and Klefbom the Oilers group isn't all that impressive
You forgot WHL's goaltender of the year. The Oilers depth is there at defense and forward (Marincin, Gernat, Tuebert, Tobias Rieder, Hartikainen, Lander, etc.) but once RNH graduates it looks like a bunch of 2nd tier players. Adding Yakupov will help though!

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Minnesota's a little high. They're top prospects are VERY good but it takes quite a dip once you get out of there.

Chicago high as well.

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Minnesota's a little high. They're top prospects are VERY good but it takes quite a dip once you get out of there.

Chicago high as well.
They are 6 deep at forward (not counting unsigned NCAA playerslike Haula and Lucia) with probable top 9 guys and 3 deep at Goalie. Light on Defense, but the one they have is a blue chipper and a couple of the others are solid bets to be 5-6 guys in the NHL(Nate Prosser, Steve Kampfer, Tyler Cuma could even turn out to be 3-4 guys, but that is the high end for them).

I think few teams are as deep as them, and would put their forwards and goalies against any teams prospects in the league.

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Ottawa and Edmonton are both a bit overrated. After RNH the Oilers group isn't all that impressive
Klefbom, Marincin, Musil, Bunz, Lander, Hartikainen, Pitlick, Reider, Hamilton. Even if RNH had graduated, the Oilers would still be around 10ish.

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They are 6 deep at forward (not counting unsigned NCAA playerslike Haula and Lucia) with probable top 9 guys and 3 deep at Goalie. Light on Defense, but the one they have is a blue chipper and a couple of the others are solid bets to be 5-6 guys in the NHL(Nate Prosser, Steve Kampfer, Tyler Cuma could even turn out to be 3-4 guys, but that is the high end for them).

I think few teams are as deep as them, and would put their forwards and goalies against any teams prospects in the league.
This. I don't think the Wild are rated too high at all. They do need to add an impact D prospect with their 1st rounder this year though...I don't think there's any doubt about that.

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This. I don't think the Wild are rated too high at all. They do need to add an impact D prospect with their 1st rounder this year though...I don't think there's any doubt about that.
I'd honestly like our first 3-4 picks to be defensemen this year.

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Ottawa and Edmonton are both a bit overrated. After RNH the Oilers group isn't all that impressive
If RNH wasn't included I bet the Oilers would still be top 10. We have a bunch of guys no one really knows how good they actually are.

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Wild are a little high, I like their prospects, but their only bluechipers are Granlund and Brodin, and other team are all around deeper, however the are top 10.
I would think Coyle is another blue chipper along with Hackett.

Plus Larsson could be the best pick out of the 2010 draft for us, and that's including Granlund and Coyle.

Larsson - Granlund - Coyle
Zucker - Phillips - Bulmer
Lucia, Haula

Lorenz could be a surprising decent defenseman and Seeler had a good year.

Plus we have three really, really good goaltenders.

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I would think Coyle is another blue chipper along with Hackett.

Plus Larsson could be the best pick out of the 2010 draft for us, and that's including Granlund and Coyle.

Larsson - Granlund - Coyle
Zucker - Phillips - Bulmer
Lucia, Haula

Lorenz could be a surprising decent defenseman and Seeler had a good year.

Plus we have three really, really good goaltenders.
This can't be reiterated enough to people who say they are too high. Plus, since we're almost guaranteed to take a D this year, its more than deserving. And once RNH graduates the Wild are a bonified number 1 prospect pool

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