Best Skating Prospects

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  1. Jason MacIsaac

    Jason MacIsaac Registered User

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    I'll open this debate at both the individual level and at the team level. I know NJ focuses heavy on speed up front in the draft and our prospect list reflects it. The top 10 skating prospects in NJ's organization are simply explosive.

    1.) Michael McLeod
    2.) Brandon Gignac
    3.) Miles Wood
    4.) Nico Hischier
    5.) Marian Studenic
    6.) Brett Seney
    7.) Blake Speers
    8.) Jesper Bratt
    9.) Jesper Boqvist
    10.) Joey Anderson

    Some of these are debatable, I almost put Gignac #1. I believe Tampa has some strong skating prospects as well.
     
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    The Ducks have three D prospects with excellent mobility - Montour, Larsson and Mahura.

    Up front, Jones and Kopacka are two big framed wingers who can really motor.
     
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    Victor Mete is probably the best skater in the Habs organization.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Day is the best skating prospect.
     
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    Lays Vitaly Swagtsov

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    His skating ability+size pretty much guarantee him as an NHLer. He progressed very well this season defensively too
     
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    Oliver. Kylington.
     
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    Calle Rosen, arguably the fastest skater in the SHL.
     
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    By far. Skates like Karlsson. Just thinks the game like your average beer leaguer.
     
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    Jack Rathbone was drafted simply for his skating ability. He's definitely silky
     
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    Thomas Chabot comes to mind.

    For the Bruins, the following are all top tier skaters by NHL standards:

    1. Zach Senyshyn
    2. Andres Bjork
    3. Charlie McAvoy
    4. Urho Vaakanainen
    5. Jakub Zboril
     
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    Thomas Chabot, Victor Mete and Zach Senyshyn come to mind.
     
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    Cousin Eddie You Serious Clark?

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    Cale Makar. His first few steps look just like Mackinnon which is kinda weird to see with a defenseman.
     
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    Ho-Sang and Barzal are up there.
     
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    If you've watched him, you know what I'm talking about. That link really doesn't show his top speed but just how easy he makes it look to get past the defender. I doubt there are 10 better skating prospects than him.

    Oh, that list only included players from one team. My bad. No wonder some names I had never heard of.
     
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    Isn't Cliff Pu pretty good on the blades? And if Anderson is on the list, then Mittelstadt should be. I would guess that there are others not named that are better skaters than both of them, not that they are any slouches. Droghe is a nutz skater.
     
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    That is New Jersey' s top 10. I havent seen Walsh skate so that may bump anderson out of top 10.
     
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    Ah, my bad. Kinda weird to be listing the top 10 NJD skater prospects on the main board, though.
     
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    Jeremy Bracco has fantastic edges.
     
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    It's too bad that skating is about all he does well.
     
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    Well, its both a debate about best skating prospect and best skating organization (prospects) which NJ maybe top 3 in.
     
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    This conversation needs more Travis Sanheim. At 6'4 he just devours ice quickly. He reminds of Jeff Carter when he gets going.

    Here he is going end to end for a beauty in the AHL mind you.

     
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    Cale Makar is like a defencive version of Nathan MacKinnon. Very explosive, very fluid, and very flashy (now lets hope he has the talent to go along with it). It would be interesting to see who would be faster in all categories of skating, Thomas Chabot or Makar.
     
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    Oh drop the ignorant hyperbole. Kylington thinks the game as well as any typical just-turned-20 offensive defenseman prospect. He was being matched up to tougher comp with lesser linemate quality than Andersson last year and still outproduced Andersson while being almost a year younger, you don't do that with just skating.

    But yeah, he is a great skater too. It seems people think that his skating is his only good trait though, which is misinformed at best.
     

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