2011 NHL Draft Prospect Grades

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  1. SENSational Sens Fan

    SENSational Sens Fan Registered User

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    For anyone who has watched the top prospects for this year's draft, how would you grade each of them? I'm interested in knowing as a Sens fan, considering we're almost certainly gonna get a lottery pick this year and we're gonna try to stockpile on picks leading up to the trade deadline. Thanks! :)
     
  2. Hale The Villain

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    Adam Larsson: 8.5B
    Sean Couturier: 8.5C
    Ryan Nugent Hopkins: 8.5C
    Gabriel Landeskog: 8.0B

    Larsson gets the same ranking as V.Hedman
    RNH gets the same ranking as M.Duchene
    Couturier should have the same ranking as RNH
    Landeskog gets the same ranking as E.Kane
     
  3. Mcnotloilersfan

    Mcnotloilersfan I'm here, I'm bored

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    agreed
     
  4. CamDegs13

    CamDegs13 Nose Face Killah

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    It's obviously early but these are always fun.

    Larsson - 9.0C
    Couturier - 8.5B
    RNH - 8.5C
    Landeskog - 8.0B
    Huberdeau - 8.0C
    Hamilton - 8.0C
    Strome - 8.0C
    Saad - 8.0C
    Murphy - 8.0D
    Armia - 8.0D
    Beaulieu - 7.5B
    Bartschi - 7.5B
    Rask - 7.5B
    Namestnikov - 7.5C
    Biggs - 7.5C
    Siemens - 7.5C
    Puempel - 7.5C
    Jurco - 7.5C
    Rattie - 7.5C
    Z.Phillips - 7.5C
    Mayfield - 7.5C
    Jensen - 7.5C
    Musil - 7.5D
    Brodin - 7.5D
    Ambroz - 7.5D
    Grimaldi - 7.5D
    Rakell - 7.0B
    J. Miller - 7.0C
    Jenner - 7.0C
    Clendening - 7.0C
    Nieto - 7.0C
    Catenacci - 7.0C
    Oleksiak - 7.0C
    St. Croix - 7.0D
     
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  5. Juzmo

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    The only one I can rate is Armia and would say that he is a 8.0 C, since I think he could develop into a first line forward and the description "has shown some flashes, but may ultimately not have what it takes to reach his potential" fits him at this point also.
     
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    I'd probably bump Larsson to a 9.0C. I cant speak for the others since I havnt seen them enough. He's got higher potential than Hedman
     
  7. Nullus Reverentia

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    What it will be is diffrent than waht it should be.

    Honestky, only 2 people I can see with an 8.0.

    Adam Larsson 8.0 B
    Sean Couturier 7.5 C
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 8.0 C
    Ryan Murphy 7.5 C
    Gabriel Landeskog 7.5 B

    Diffrent from what I think they should be.
     
  8. discobob

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    When does HF start to publish their prospect grades for the upcoming draft, and when do they update their grades for already drafted prospects. Every time I have checked they seem to be out of date?
     
  9. NUhockey

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    I agree. Most of the top players in this draft aren't high risk, but they're also not as high end as previous drafts. Some of the rankings in this thread are unreasonable.
     
  10. YARR123

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    Only 2 players that you think have the potential to become first line players in the nhl? quite pessimistic. Imo RNH should be 8.5 since he has a huge ceiling. Also Landeskog should be an 8. And sean couturier only with 7.5, why?
     
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    Larsson: 9.0C
    Couturier: 8.0B
    RNH: 9.0C
    Landeskog: 8.0C
     
  12. gifted88

    gifted88 Dante the poet

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    I agree with these ones.
     
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    Armia is definetly 8.0C.
     
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    This draft is not very strong at all. There probably aren't two 9.0C players here.
     
  15. Nullus Reverentia

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    Did you read my post? That's why I said its not what I would pick but its whay I think they should be.
     
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    I think this draft is very deep, and any number of guys in the first round could be 8.5 to 7.5. (Larsson, Couturier, Landeskog, RNH, Strome, Huberdeau, Siemens, Hamilton, Murphy, Armia etc.) but obviously not everyone reaches their potential. A lot of it depends on what organization they end up with too.

    Larsson - 8.5 B
    Couturier - 8.0 B
    Landeskog - 8.0 B
    RNH - 8.5 C
    Strome - 8.0 C
    Huberdeau - 7.5 B
    Hamilton - 7.5 B
    Murphy - 8.0 D
    Armia - 8.0 D
     
  17. NUhockey

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    His rankings are a bit pessimistic but I think he has a good idea. I mean, 7.5 could still mean an excellent second liner to decent first liner. Wasn't Stamkos an 8B? My sample ranks:

    Larsson: 8.5C
    Nugent-Hopkins: 8.0C
    Couturier: 8.0C
    Landeskog: 7.5B
    Murphy: 8.5D
    Huberdeau: 7.5C
    Armia: 7.5 C
    Jurco: 8.0D
    Hamilton: 7.5 C
     
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    I'm not really gentle with RNH/Landeskog/Couturier/others but it's what I think.

    Larsson - 9.0C
    Couturier - 8.0B
    RNH - 8.0B
    Landeskog - 8.0B
    Murphy - 8.0C
    Saad - 8.0C
    Huberdeau - 8.0C
    Hamilton - 8.0C
    Strome - 7.5B
    Armia - 7.5B
    Rask - 7.5B
    Biggs - 7.5C
    Siemens - 7.5C
    Namestnikov - 7.5C
    Beaulieu - 7.5C
    Puempel - 7.5C
    Rattie - 7.5C
    Musil - 7.5C
    Clendening - 7.5C
    Jurco - 7.0B
    Z.Phillips - 7.0C
    Mayfield - 7.0C
    Jensen - 7.0C
    Ambroz - 7.5D
    Jenner - 7.0C
     
  19. Finnish your Czech

    Finnish your Czech I miss Frank Corrado

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    Landeskog should be an 8.0B IMO
     
  20. Nullus Reverentia

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    Well those were what I think HFBoards will give them, I would do it diffrently.

    I would do something thats very diffrent.

    Larsson 9.0C
    Couturier 8.0B
    Nugent-Hopkins 9.0C
    Landeskog 8.5B
    Murphy 9.0D (I think he'll go before Couturier and Nugent-Hopkins though.)
    Hamilton 8.0C
    Siemens 8.0C
    Strome 8.0C
    Hudburdeau 7.5C
    Musil 7.0A
    Puempal 8.5D
    Baertschi 7.5C-
     
  21. Minister of Offence

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    As far as the top 5 goes I'd say it's in line with 2006.

    I'd give Larsson the 9.0 C and I'd give RNH a 8.5 C (but I'm tempted to say 9.0 D). I would actually argue speaking purely in terms of potential RNH is likely a bit higher than Larsson. Although Larsson's much closer right now.
     
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    Aren't both of these guys players with high ceiling, and both raw, highly skilled players? I would say both are 8.0D at this point, boom or bust. Most prospects don't get a B or an A just after they're drafted, because generally theres som much that can go wrong in a players development. Taylor Hall I believe was 9.0C, even though he was regarded as a surefire NHL star. And just for comparison, there are quite a few players taken in later rounds that have ratings such as 7.0C or 7.5D, e.x. Toni Rajala (7.5D), Tom Kuhnhackl (7.0C). This means that it's completely possible for players getting 7.5 or 8 in later rounds as well
     
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    Yeah looking back I meant to put RNH as D, not C. Good call
     
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    I would say Armia is 8.0 D. I see his upside as Jeff Carter but unlikely to reach full potential. Lot of raw talent.
     
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    Top 15

    Larsson 9.0 C
    RNH 8.5 C
    Couturier 8.0 A
    Landeskog 8.0 B
    Huberdeau 8.0 C
    Hamilton 8.0 C
    Strome 8.0 C
    Saad 8.0 C
    Murphy 8.0 D
    Armia 8.0 D
    Siemens 7.5 B
    Biggs 7.5 B
    Bartschi 7.5 C
    Beaulieu 7.5 C
    Jensen 7.5 C
     

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