1) Florida - 31.53%
2) Tampa Bay - 19.58%
3) Buffalo - 32.74%
- 35 NHL Regular Season Games Played or Less
- Guys like Yakupov, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Brodin, Huberdeau, Coyle, Silfverberg etc... have all played more than 35 regular season games, so therefore, do not count for the poll, please vote accordingly
- Chris Kreider, for example, still counts in the poll, because, although he's played in 49 NHL games, only 23 of them have been regular season games, so he still counts for the Rangers in this poll, please vote accordingly
Don't think I understand Minnesota currently leading. Granlund's one of the better talents on there, but Kuemper in at #5 is kinda bleh. If Coyle or Brodin hadn't graduated I could see it, but not now.
Not sure how Colorado really gets votes at this point in the voting ... and that from an Avs fan.
First off the team has had 3 high draft picks the last couple years (with a fourth coming this year) jump straight to the NHL lessing the impact of picks on their pool. Second two of the five guys listed (Barrie and Elliott) aren't factors given the "less than 35 games played" restriction so they aren't even prospects to throw in.
That leaves MacKinnon who could be one of the best prospects period ... but one guy doesn't make up a pool. Then you have Hishon (talented but serious injury history), Sgarbossa (undrafted surprise that could have decent 2nd line future ahead of him), and then a couple guys who could be solid bottom 6 and boom/bust type players that may have a shot at top 6. On Defense there is Siemens and Bigras with solid top 4 potential and then question marks behind that. The Avs do have some solid prospects in goal with Pickard and Aittikallio...
If we had an age cutoff where guys like Duchene, O'Reilly, Landeskog, etc... could be considered it may be a different conversation but looking at just prospect pools, the Avs don't have a top 5 or even top 10 pool and shouldn't be getting votes at #4.
Avs fans, or others, if I'm missing something please let me know as I would love to feel I'm underrating the talent there...