This usually falls to Ruck around this time, but he hasn't been on in a week or so and I'm getting impatient. I'll throw them up until he PMs me he wants to take it back over.
Pick your choice, nominate a body to add to the poll, and speak up if there are any notable omissions.
Some Eligible Additions
F: Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste, Dan Catenacci, JT Compher, Brian Flynn, Connor Hurley, Christian Isackson, Justin Kea, Sean Malone, Brad Navin, Logan Nelson, Judd Peterson, Tim Schaller, Kevin Sundher, Corey Tropp
D: Mark Adams, Brady Austin, Nick Crawford, Anthony Florentino, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Matt MacKenzie, Chad Ruhwedel
My $0.02 = this should easily be the most contentiously enjoyable prospect ranking in my decade on these boards. Simply put, we are LOADED with guys who have the early makings of impact NHLers - of varying types and breeds - and the top 15 should be very interesting to debate.
***** the following language from the HF prospect criteria page is my reasoning for omitting Marcus Foligno and his 61GP from the list: *****
...for players that are close to either the 65-game (skaters) or 45-game (goaltenders) benchmark but have also clearly "arrived" as NHL players, HF reserves the right to remove these players from consideration as prospects and instead consider these players graduated.
He has arrived in that he's not going back to the AHL, he's an NHLer, and in my mind will simply waste a poll somewhere down the line.
Visions of him performing for years like he did against the Isles in Game 48. I really, truly hope he hits the mark.
I went back and watched that game again recently just to make sure I wasn't remembering Grigs being better than he actually was. I wasn't. He looked like a future star in that game. Hopefully we see some more where that came from this year.