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Final winter 2014 prospect poll results

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01-28-2014, 09:26 PM
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Final winter 2014 prospect poll results

D Troy Donnay won the final round, concluding our poll. The final rankings (excluding honorable mentions and other property) include:

Centers: 6
Left Wings: 6
Right Wings: 3
Defensemen: 8
Goalies: 2


TOP PROSPECTS

1. LW Chris Kreider
2. C J.T. Miller
3. D Dylan McIlrath
4. G Cameron Talbot
5. D Brady Skjei


SECOND TIER

6. C Oscar Lindberg
7. RW Danny Kristo
8. RW Jesper Fast
9. D Conor Allen
10. LW Anthony Duclair


PROJECTS

11. LW Pavel Buchnevich
12. C Cristoval Nieves
13. LW Marek Hrivik
14. C Adam Tambellini
15. C Michael St. Croix


SUSPECTS

16. D Ryan Graves
17. LW Andrew Yogan
18. G MacKenzie Skapski
19. D Calle Andersson
20. D Sam Noreau


LONG SHOTS

21. LW Ryan Bourque
22. RW Michael Kantor
23. C Steven Fogarty
24. D Tommy Hughes
25. D Troy Donnay


HONORABLE MENTIONS

26. RW Josh Nicholls
27. RW Thomas Spelling
28. C Kyle Jean
29. LW Kyle Beach
30. G Scott Stajcer


OTHER RANGERS PROPERTY

* Jason Missiaen
* Jason Wilson



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01-28-2014, 09:32 PM
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Mostly yes. I think McIlrath is too high, Fast too low and I would reorder some of the groupings, but in general the list is representative of how I rank our prospects.

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I'd like to see people put up their rankings here. This way they can have bragging rights or eat crow (who's scared?) when we look bad at this in the years to come.

Here's what my rankings would look like:

* Put Buch over Duke because he's playing in the adult league at the age of 18 and is very successful there, including a stint this week on the top line. Played well for the strong Russian team.

** Not a huge fan of Kristo based on what I've seen so far, so I buried him at #10. May drop him further unless he picks up his overall game.

*** Undertaker over Skjei because his size is so unique that he would be an irreplaceable part of the team if he reaches his potential.


1. LW Chris Kreider
2. C J.T. Miller
3. D Dylan McIlrath
4. RW Jesper Fast
5. D Brady Skjei
6. C Oscar Lindberg
7. G Cameron Talbot
8. LW Pavel Buchnevich
9. LW Anthony Duclair
10. RW Danny Kristo
11. D Conor Allen
12. C Cristoval Nieves
13. LW Marek Hrivik
14. C Michael St. Croix
15. C Adam Tambellini
16. LW Andrew Yogan
17. RW Michael Kantor
18. D Ryan Graves
19. G MacKenzie Skapski
20. LW Ryan Bourque
21. D Sam Noreau
22. D Calle Andersson
23. C Steven Fogarty
24. D Tommy Hughes
25. D Troy Donnay
26. RW Thomas Spelling
27. C Kyle Jean
28. Scott Stajcer
29. RW Josh Nicholls
30. LW Kyle Beach


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Okay, Trebek, I'll play your game.

TOP PROSPECTS

1. LW Chris Kreider
2. C J.T. Miller
3. RW Jesper Fast
4. D Brady Skjei
5. C Oscar Lindberg


SECOND TIER

6. G Cameron Talbot
7. D Dylan McIlrath
8. LW Pavel Buchnevich
9. LW Anthony Duclair
10. RW Danny Kristo


PROJECTS

11. D Conor Allen
12. C Cristoval Nieves
13. C Adam Tambellini
14. LW Marek Hrivik
15. D Ryan Graves


SUSPECTS

16. G MacKenzie Skapski
17. RW Michael Kantor
18. LW Andrew Yogan
19. D Calle Andersson
20. D Sam Noreau


LONG SHOTS

21. D Troy Donnay
22. D Tommy Hughes
23. C Steven Fogarty
24. G Scott Stajcer
25. C Michael St. Croix


HONORABLE MENTIONS

26. LW Ryan Bourque
27. C Kyle Jean
28. RW Josh Nicholls
29. RW Thomas Spelling
30. LW Kyle Beach

I think I like Kristo more than you do, but interestingly he fell in the same spot. Some other thoughts:

- I think Buchnevich and Duclair will both be in the top 5 this time next year.
- Nieves could be lower given his year, but I was SO impressed with him last year that I'm giving him some slack.
- Really looking forward to seeing Graves and Donnay play in the AHL. I think we'll get a much better read on them when they do.
- Hrivik pains me - I really liked him. Another sputtering forward I lay at Gernander's feet.
- Same with Yogan, although I didn't expect him to produce as much offense as Hrivik.
- I want to rank Andersson higher given the skillset, but it's hard to justify for an offensive defenseman with 10 points in the 2nd league in Sweden.
- I genuinely think Kantor's got a shot at becoming a fourth line regular in the NHL.
- I am REALLY down on St. Croix. I just don't think he's got the compete level.
- Ryan Bourque is a solid player for what he is - but he is what he is at this point. If he had more size, he could be a useful NHL fourth liner, but as it is, I think he's maxed out on his development and we'll never see him suit up for the Rangers.


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Is kreider still really a prospect?

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The way I rated the prospects are a combination of NHL upside and time to arrival at the NHL level. I think all of these guys are worth a look in a A at some point in the next 3-4 years if the Rangers have their rights for the prospects without minor pro experience.

I think their time on arrival here is largely dependent on physical maturity and team need. I fully expect the entire top 10 to see NHL ice. After that, there is a drop off. Future call ups mostly, but then there are guys that can surprise.

Maybe Buchnevich does that in 2 years. Michael Kantor will earn himself a look. Conor Allen is going to push for ice time if he hasn't already in the organization's eyes. Oscar Lindberg will be a regular by next mid-season.

There is enough depth in the organization that the Rangers can make a splash and trade for big name to fill a need, and the prospects make that happen. I look at Fast, Kristo, Skjei, Yogan and Bourque as tradable assets as of this deadline. Brassard, Moore, and 1-2 of the UFAs to be at the NHL level. The Rangers could swing for a big game player.

1. LW Chris Kreider
2. C J.T. Miller
3. D Dylan McIlrath
4. G Cameron Talbot
5. LW Anthony Duclair
6. D Conor Allen
7. C Oscar Lindberg
8. D Brady Skjei
9. LW Pavel Buchnevich
10. RW Jesper Fast
11. RW Danny Kristo
12. LW Marek Hrivik
13. RW Michael Kantor
14. D Calle Andersson
15. C Cristoval Nieves
16. D Troy Donnay
17. G MacKenzie Skapski
18. LW Andrew Yogan
19. D Sam Noreau
20. D Ryan Graves

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Is kreider still really a prospect?
For the sake of uniformity, we just use HF's prospect guidelines. At the time voting began, Kreider was under the 65 NHL games threshold, so he was still considered a prospect. Now, he's up to 70, so he's technically graduated. You couldn't guarantee that would happen when the voting began though, so you had to include him.

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Okay, here's mine:

1. Kreider
2. Miller
3. McIlrath
4. Skjei
5. Lindberg
6. Talbot
7. Fast
8. Duclair
9. Allen
10. Buchnevich

11. Kristo
12. Nieves
13. Skapski
14. Hrivik
15. Tambellini
16. Andersson
17. Yogan
18. St. Croix
19. Kantor
20. Noreau

21. Fogarty
22. Bourque
23. Hughes
24. Donnay
25. Graves
26. Stajcer
27. Spelling
28. Beach
29. Jean
30. Nicholls
31. Missiaen
32. Wilson

I waver a bit on some of the guys, particularly in the middle. For instance, when we began voting, I probably had Kristo and Nieves a couple spots higher. Skapski and Allen would have been lower coming into the year as well, but they've both had nice seasons and really impressed me.

The list we voted on is pretty close to what I have. I don't see anything in our rankings that strikes me as completely unreasonable.

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Taking Kreider and Talbot out because that are NHL regulars.

Top 15
Miller
Lindberg
Skjei
McIlrath
Fast
Duclair
Allen
Buchnevich
Kristo
Skapski
Hrvik
Nieves
Graves
Tambellini
Kantor

HM Andersson, haven't seen enough.
The rest IMO are real longshots.

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I do not proclaim to know all that much but with that said,

My ranking would be just based on how likely I think they are to be NHL players and from there how good I think they could be.


Kreider NHL, maybe top line

Talbot NHL, backup goalie

NHL I think, maybe top 6/9F top 4D
Miller
Allen

Kristo

Not so sure about regular NHL players, other than cups of coffee, injury relief, but if so not sure I see them above bottom 6F, bottom pair D
Mcilrath
Fast
Lindberg

Bourque

No real idea but I think they have a shot and in some cases more potential to be higher up the depth chart.
Skjei
Duclair
Buchnevich
Nieves

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Would have switched Kristo and Lindberg, Yogan was about 3 spots too low (Should have been ahead of Hrivik) and Bourque is too low.
But overall it's a pretty good list.

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