Organizational Prospect Rankings: 2018 Final

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    During the summer, we've been running Organizational Prospect Ranking polls to see where HFBoards ranks each team's prospect pool.

    Along with HFBoards, I've also included some other media sources often cited around this site, and have added some tables to show analysis on the rankings.


    HFBoards Ranking:

    1. Buffalo - 66%
    2. Vancouver - 41%
    3. Carolina - 76%
    4. New York Islanders - 37%
    5. New York Rangers - 35%
    6. Philadelphia - 39%
    7. St. Louis - 37%
    8. Colorado - 31%
    9. Detroit - 33%
    10. Vegas - 55%

    11. Ottawa - 29%
    12. Florida - 35%
    13. Los Angeles - 28%
    14. Montreal - 27%
    15. Dallas - 48%
    16. Chicago - 40%
    17. Edmonton - 24%
    18. Tampa Bay - 26%
    19. Arizona - 22%
    20. Minnesota - 38%

    21. Winnipeg - 35%
    22. Toronto - 36%
    23. Anaheim - 30%
    24. Boston - 36%
    25. Calgary - 42%
    26. Nashville - 79%
    27. New Jersey - 55%
    28. Columbus - 43%
    29. Pittsburgh - 49%
    30. Washington - 68%

    31. San Jose - 100%


    Ranking based on Average across media sources:

    1. Buffalo
    2. Vancouver
    3. Carolina
    4. St. Louis
    5. Philadelphia
    6. New York (Islanders)
    7. New York (Rangers)
    8. Detroit
    9. Florida
    10. Montreal

    11. Colorado
    12. Ottawa
    13. Vegas
    14. Los Angeles
    15. Tampa Bay
    16. Chicago
    17. Winnipeg
    18. Arizona
    19. Minnesota
    20. Dallas


    21. Toronto
    22. Edmonton
    23. Boston
    24. Anaheim
    25. New Jersey
    26. Calgary
    27. Nashville
    28. Columbus
    29. San Jose
    30. Pittsburgh

    31. Washington



    Ranking Analysis

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    *There is rounding happening on the average column

    Prospect Pools (unfinished until Top 50 list complete)

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    Top 5 Risers:
    • New York (Rangers) +18
    • Montreal +15
    • Buffalo +13
    • Florida +12
    • Chicago +15
    Top 5 Fallers:
    • Nashville -18
    • New Jersey -18
    • Arizona -16
    • Columbus -13
    • Tampa Bay -12

    Rank Distribution (worst - best)

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    Consensus Rankings:

    • Buffalo (Top Pool)
    • Vancouver (Top 3)
    • Carolina (Top 4)
    • Ottawa (10-13)
    • Florida (8-12)
    • Nashville (24-27)
    • Columbus (25-28)
    • Washington (29-31)
    Controversial Rankings:
    • New York (Islanders) (4-14)
    • Philadelphia (2-12)
    • Vegas (8-22)
    • Los Angeles (10-24)
    • Montreal (6-18)
    • Dallas (15-26)
    • Edmonton (17-27)
    • Arizona (15-25)
    • San Jose (17-31)
    Extremely Controversial Rankings:
    • Colorado (6-21)
    • Tampa Bay (7-30)
    • Winnipeg (11-28)
    • Boston (12-27)

    Highest Rank by Source
    1. Buffalo - All sources
    2. Vancouver - HFboards, The Athletic, LWOS
    3. Carolina - HFboards, LWOS
    4. New York (Islanders) - HFboards
    5. New York (Rangers) - LWOS
    6. Philadelphia - Sporting News
    7. St. Louis - The Athletic
    8. Colorado - Sporting News
    9. Detroit - The Athletic
    10. Vegas - The Athletic
    11. Ottawa - HFboards
    12. Florida - Sporting News
    13. Los Angeles - The Athletic
    14. Montreal - The Athletic
    15. Dallas - HFboards
    16. Chicago - The Athletic
    17. Edmonton - HFboards, Sporting News
    18. Tampa Bay - Sporting News
    19. Arizona - The Athletic
    20. Minnesota - The Athletic
    21. Winnipeg - Sporting News
    22. Toronto - Sporting News
    23. Anaheim - Sporting News
    24. Boston - Sporting News
    25. Calgary - Sporting News
    26. Nashville - LWOS
    27. New Jersey - Sporting News
    28. Columbus - The Athletic
    29. Pittsburgh - The Athletic
    30. Washington - Sporting News
    31. San Jose - The Athletic

    HFboards Comparison to Average

    Overrate (HFboards Rank > Average Rank).
    • Carolina
    • New York (Islanders)
    • New York (Rangers)
    • Philadelphia
    • Colorado
    • Vegas
    • Ottawa
    • Los Angeles
    • Dallas (5 ranks above average)
    • Chicago
    • Edmonton

    Underrate (HFboards Rank < Average Rank).

    • St. Louis
    • Florida
    • Montreal
    • Tampa Bay
    • Minnestoa
    • Winnipeg
    • Toronto
    • Anaheim
    • Boston
    • New Jersey (4 ranks below average)
    • Columbus
    • Pittsburgh
    • San Jose (4 ranks below average)

    Equal (Hfboards rank = average)

    • Buffalo
    • Vancouver
    • Detroit
    • Arizona
    • Calgary
    • Nashville
    • Washington

    About the Sources

    Pronman @ The Athletic's article can be found here:
    Pronman: 2018-19 NHL farm system rankings


    • Pronman is high on Montreal, St. Louis and San Jose.
    • Pronman is low on Philadelphia, Colorado and Tampa Bay.


    Kournianos @ Sporting News' article can be found here:
    NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2018-19, from 1 to 31

    • Kournianos is high on Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, and Boston.
    • Kournianos is low on New York (Islanders), Vegas and Los Angeles.

    Kerr @ LWOS' article can be found here:
    TSP: 2018 NHL Organizational Prospect Rankings (31-21) -

    • Kerr is high on Montreal, Tampa Bay and Nashville.
    • Kerr is low on Dallas, Edmonton and Toronto.

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