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Canucks 2012 Prospect Rankings - #15

View Poll Results: Who is the Canucks #15 Prospect?
Ben Hutton 2 1.61%
Wesley Myron 0 0%
Ludwig Blomstrand 0 0%
Matthew Beattie 1 0.81%
Steven Anthony 1 0.81%
Peter Andersson 0 0%
Kellan Tochkin 2 1.61%
Darren Archibald 1 0.81%
David Honzik 0 0%
Alex Grenier 3 2.42%
Stefan Schneider 0 0%
Bill Sweatt 8 6.45%
Prab Rai 1 0.81%
Alex Friesen 45 36.29%
Pathrik Westerholm 0 0%
Adam Polasek 34 27.42%
Jeremy Price 4 3.23%
Henrik Tommernes 22 17.74%
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08-03-2012, 12:44 PM
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Canucks 2012 Prospect Rankings - #15

Next one won't be til Monday or Tuesday.

Canucks Prospects Rankings:
1. Zack Kassian (65%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1230191
2. Nicklas Jensen (58%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1230923
3. Chris Tanev (50%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1232027
4. Eddie Lack (63%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1232603
5. Jordan Schroeder (70%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1233221
6. Brendan Gaunce - (68%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1233885
7. Kevin Connauton - (38%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1234391
8. Frankie Corrado - (64%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1235971
9. Joe Cannata - (49%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1236621
10. Anton Rodin - (39%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1237257
11. Patrick McNally - (60%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1239391
12. Joseph Labate - (40%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1239633
13. Alexandre Mallet - (45%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1240163
14. Yann Sauve - (47%) - http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1240829

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Going with Tommernes again.

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08-03-2012, 12:47 PM
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Voted Polasek. Will vote Friesen next then Sweatt

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Polasek for me. Prior to last year I thought he was slightly ahead of Sauve. Now I think he is just slightly behind him in terms of development. However, I think Polasek does have an ever so slightly higher upside, the question is whether he can reach it. If Polasek is ever going to be an NHL player I would expect him to pot 20 or so points this year along with roughly 100 PIMS and solid hitting and defense. He's got the size, the shot, the toughness and an adequate breakout pass. Just needs to keep it together between the ears more consistently in the defensive zone.

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Am I the only one that doesn't look at PIMs as something that indicates positive play? It could easily be a sign of laziness or not being able to read the play.

Polasek for me.

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Am I the only one that doesn't look at PIMs as something that indicates positive play? It could easily be a sign of laziness or not being able to read the play.

Polasek for me.
I guess it depends on what the PIMs were for. If most of the penalties are roughing, charging, etc I'm not too worried. If the penalties are hooking and holding penalties, it could be concerning for sure.

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Sweatting to the oldies...

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Am I the only one that doesn't look at PIMs as something that indicates positive play? It could easily be a sign of laziness or not being able to read the play.

Polasek for me.
You are right. However, usually, 100PIM guys are not getting a lot of obstruction penalties. For example, the Canucks three 100 guys last year were Lapierre, Burrows and Bieksa. For them, the 100PIMS was generally a positive effect on the team. If he makes the NHL, Polasek's role would probably be similar to O'Brien/Alberts. Hopefully a better version though.

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Tommernes. Probably our most underrated prospect.

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Friesen Sweatt Tommerness Price Polasek and then either Archibald/Honzik/Grenier for me

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Tough pick but went with Alex Friesen due to all the praise he got in the CHL this year. Hopefully he has a good rookie year with the Wolves.

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This better be a joke. He's about to turn 23 and he wasn't even good in the ECHL. He'll be lucky to carve out an ECHL career, let alone an AHL one.

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Tough pick but went with Alex Friesen due to all the praise he got in the CHL this year. Hopefully he has a good rookie year with the Wolves.
He was among the oldest players in the league, and hadn't improved his production in 3 years.

He's a good junior player, but PRO is a whole other level....hopefully he can make the transition smoothly (my expectations are tempered).

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Kellan tochkin has all the markings of a future superstar in the NHL!!!

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I'm disagreeing with a lot of the choices done by the voters.

I think Sweatt should have been above Rodin. Rodin has more potential for sure but Sweatt has proven a lot more than Rodin has.

Tommernes should be higher than McNally. Very high TOI in the Swedish League, PPQB potential, and further along the development curve. Similar players at different points in their development.

Obviously just my opinion.

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This is honestly a toss-up for me between 2 guys taken around the same spot of the same draft, both of whom I've liked for a while now. For Friesen, being a bottom 6 gritty energy guy, I could see him making the club in the next year or two, whereas Polasek, being a left side Dman should have a more difficult time with Edler, Hamhuis, Ballard, Alberts, Connauton and possibly Sauve ahead of him. However, I like what he brings so I guess I'll give the nod to Polasek.



Also, I don't think Ludwig Blomstrand has been mentioned at all yet, but he's a guy I like. If he could turn into a bigger version of Hansen... that would be amazing.

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Also I want to say, just veiwing our prospect list... it looks pretty great to me! There's a lot of talent there.

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I'm disagreeing with a lot of the choices done by the voters.

I think Sweatt should have been above Rodin. Rodin has more potential for sure but Sweatt has proven a lot more than Rodin has.

Tommernes should be higher than McNally. Very high TOI in the Swedish League, PPQB potential, and further along the development curve. Similar players at different points in their development.

Obviously just my opinion.
Sweatt has pretty much zero NHL potential at his age. Rodin is a much better player if he continues to develop.

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Sweatt is starting to look like a true tweener. Will be okay in call ups, but won't do anything substantial to impress or to stay. He works hard, that you can tell, but doesn't really contribute enough. Personally, I don't see him in the Canuck organization after his contract is up this year.

I definitely like Rodin and even Friesen more than Sweatt though. Rodin has the kind of hands and vision Sweatt can only dream of, while having comparable defensive games. Friesen might lack some size on Sweatt, but he plays just as physical if not more. Both are at least above average skaters, but Friesen has looked good QB Niagara's PP for the past few years, good passing skills in transition, and although its tough to compare against AHL and OHL, it appears Friesen has the clear edge defensively on Sweatt as well.

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Friesan then Polasek.

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Tommernes again for me. Think he has higher upside than Polasek who I also like.

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I never get tired of watching of a Canuck doing that to an Oiler.

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