Just for fun, make a list of your top 50 prospects. I took a few things into consideration for my list, including: - Potential - The chances of the player reaching that potential - What if they don't reach that potential? This is why "hit or miss" prospects fell down the list 01. Alexander Ovechkin - Washington 02. Kari Lehtonen - Atlanta 03. Evgeny Malkin - Pittsburgh 04. Nikolai Zherdev - Columbus 05. Marc-Andre Fleury - Pittsburgh 06. Dion Phaneuf - Calgary 07. Nathan Horton - Florida 08. Ryan Suter - Nashville 09. Milan Michalek - San Jose 10. Jeff Carter - Philadelphia 11. Alexander Semin - Washington 12. Cam Barker - Chicago 13. Dustin Brown - Los Angeles 14. Zach Parise - New Jersey 15. Hannu Toivonen - Boston 16. Maxime Ouellet - Washington 17. Fedor Tjutin - NY Rangers 18. Ray Emery - Ottawa 19. Niklas Kronwall - Detroit 20. Denis Grebeshkov - Los Angeles 21. Ryan Miller - Buffalo 22. Lauri Tukonen - Los Angeles 23. Marek Schwarz - St. Louis 24. Ryan Getzlaf - Anaheim 25. Alexander Steen - Toronto 26. Steve Eminger - Washington 27. Carlo Colaiacovo - Toronto 28. Patrick O'Sullivan - Minnesota 29. Robbie Schremp - Edmonton 30. Ilja Bryzgalov - Anaheim 31. Thomas Vanek - Buffalo 32. Andrei Kostitsyn - Montreal 33. Henrik Lundqvist - NY Rangers 34. Alvaro Montoya - NY Rangers 35. Rostislav Olesz - Florida 36. Mike Richards - Philadelphia 37. Loui Eriksson - Dallas 38. Anton Babchuk - Chicago 39. Anthony Stewart - Florida 40. Igor Grigorenko - Detroit 41. Antero Niittymaki - Philadelphia 42. Christopher Higgins - Montreal 43. Jozef Balej - NY Rangers 44. Jeff Tambellini - Los Angeles 45. Braydon Coburn - Atlanta 46. Ryan Whitney - Pittsburgh 47. Lukas Krajicek - Florida 48. Ladislav Smid - Anaheim 49. Eric Fehr - Washington 50. David LeNeveu - Phoenix Notes: Thomas Vanek (#31) & Andrei Kostitsyn (#32) - Both have insane amounts of talent, but we've seen that in the past with high European draft picks. Neither seem to be adjusting to the AHL and they both are basically hit or miss. Defensively they're both mediocre at best, this was a huge factor in them falling. Niklas Kronwall (#19) - I can't see why he was left off HF.com's list. After years of greatness in Sweden, he moves to North America and is one of the best new defensemen in the league. He then plays in Detroit where from everything I've heard, he was rock-solid. Henrik Lundqvist (#33) & Alvaro Montoya (#34) - While Montoya may have high potential because of his age, Lundqvist is dominating a man's league. He's still young and if he adjusts to the North American game can be a star in the NHL. Anton Babchuk (#38) & Braydon Coburn (#45) - Since it's my list, they fall way down the list, especially Coburn. I'm not very high on either, especially Coburn. Comparisons between him and bigger (in size) defensemen in the NHL seem far-fetched... that's in regards to some people comparing him to Chris Pronger. Though he's still a good prospect, I can't and won't buy into the hype. Every time I've seen him play he's never dominated any game and I think his size is extremely overrated, you don't have to be 6'6" to be a great prospect, though it can hurt you. Left off: Andrew Ladd - He had a great rookie season in the WHL as an 18 year old. But I don't see tremendous upside in him, though he's a certainly safe bet to play in the NHL. Going 4th overall in the draft was a huge surprise considering he has a slightly above average ceiling and many forwards that followed in the '04 draft had much higher upside offensively. Antoine Vermette - I've seen a lot of Ottawa games and he's one of the best skaters in the league. It may have been the role he was assigned, but I barely remember him controlling the puck or using his speed as an advantage with the puck, stickhandling and making the offensive plays he's probably capable of. Worst case scenario would probably be a 3rd line centre because of his speed and forechecking abilities as well as the offensive skills that can get you atleast 30+ points a season, but I don't see the upside some people do. I like him a lot after watching him play a bunch last season, he'd probably fall just shy of 50, possibly into the 60's because of his age compared to some of the other prospects, he's 22 years old. Corey Perry - I don't see it. He's got the height and apparently gained some weight, but his skating is still pretty average at best. He still looks lanky and weak on the puck when he's not making the dazzling moves. I've said it in the past, he looks like a one-zone forward, not a great neutral zone or defensive forward... but he'll blow your mind with the puck in the offensive end, especially on the PP. AJ Thelen - He's a good prospect, but I can't see him as a top 10 prospect on the blueline. His scouting reports read like Paul Mara's though, which is promising.