Craig Button Top 50 NHL Prospects List (Kravtsov #1)

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  1. EdJovanovski Registered User

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    https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/button...0-prospects-list-he-s-an-elite-winger~1586566

    https://www.tsn.ca/russian-wingers-top-tsn-s-ranking-of-nhl-affiliated-prospects-1.1241872

    1. Vitali Kravtsov
    2. Grigori Denisenko
    3. Cale Makar
    4. Cody Glass
    5. Troy Terry
    6. Martin Necas
    7. Eeli Tolvanen
    8. Quinn Hughes
    9. Ilya Sorokin
    10. Igor Shestyorkin
    11. Erik Brannstrom
    12. Adam Fox
    13. Ukka-Pekka Luukkonen
    14. Kirill Kaprizov
    15. Aleksei Heponiemi
    16. Jordan Kyrou
    17. Filip Zadina
    18. Noah Dobson
    19. Alexander Romanov
    20. Serron Noel
    21. Jason Robertson
    22. Kristian Vesalainen
    23. Drake Batherson
    24. Janne Kuokkanen
    25. Alex Formenton
    26. Rasmus Sandin
    27. Ilya Samsonov
    28. Lias Andersson
    29. barret Hayton
    30. Rasmus Kupari
    31. Urho Vaakanainen
    32. Joel Farabee
    33. Alexander Alexeyev
    34. Gabe Vilardi
    35. Ty Smith
    36. Ryan Poehling
    37. Morgan Frost
    38. Denis Gurianov
    39. Nick Suzuki
    40. Owen Tippet
    41. Adam Gaudette
    42. Dante Fabbro
    43. Mikey Anderson
    44. Akil Thomas
    45. Phillippe Myers
    46. Thatcher Demko
    47. Pierre-Olivier Joseph
    48. Dillon Dube
    49. Alex Nylander
    50. Max Jones
     
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    I'm surprised Liljegren isn't on the list but I don't think Craig has ever been high on him.

    Also am I the only one who think Terry is much to high? I'll admit I haven't seen him much, but I'm just shocked he is top 5.
     
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    A bit WJC reactionary but to be expected.

    Waiting for Hockey News future watch to drop, as that tends to be the most balanced of the lists. Although, it is insanity in my opinion to expect one person to be able to cover the entire draft and teams prospect pools, and arrive at an informed opinion.
     
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    He was at the draft, and hasn't been since.
     
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    Seem's like a lot of the top guys got bumped up from the WJC.
     
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    Denisenko being at 2 is crazy

    There's probably 25 other guys I'd take over him, just off the top of my head
     
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    Uh what. He only played C at the WJC because he was Russia's best option. He's solely a winger in the K.
     
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    That was probably the best line in the NCAA since awhile back.
    Borgstrom Terry and Gambrell were unstoppable, and they won a national championship out of it.

    But why Troy Terry is on this list that high and not Henrik Borgstrom is beyond strange to me.
     
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    Yep, seems like they based it a good chunk of it off the world juniors, which is a pretty small sample.
     
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    Is Kravtsov that good? Ive had very limited viewings of him and am honestly curious
     
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    Nice to see Serron Noel getting some love.
     
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    No Bouchard, No Boqvist - Button hates the Knights
     
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    Woah 2 Stars prospects on this list and neither is Dellandrea? Surprising but I like it

    Robertson at 21
    Gurianov at 38

    What a bounce back for Guri
     
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    Yeah Kravtsov is definitely not playing center in the KHL I don’t know how Craig came up with this.
     
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    No Mark Hunter picks either..... The conspiracy deepens.
     
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    Yeah, the fact Button thinks Kravtsov plays C in the KHL deligitamizes this entire list. I actually wouldn’t let him keep publishing them if I was TSN.

    ...and I love Kravtsov

    Igor is #1 though.
     
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    Yeah hes pretty good. Not sure if hes really #1 on this list but he has a good argument for top 10. Could be a Kuznetsov kind of player
     
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    This is a typically bad Button list, and I say that as a fan of the team with the prospect he ranked #1.

    Gaffes all over.

    This isn’t even as bad as his draft lists though.
     
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    So Defense is
    1) Makar
    2) Hughes
    3) Braanstrom
    4) Fox
    5) Dobson
    6) Romanov
    7) Sandin
    8) Vaakanainen
    9) Alexeyev
    10) smith
    11) fabbro
    12) anderson
    13) Myers
    14) Joseph

    Goalies
    1) Sorokin
    2) Shestyorkin
    3) Luukkonen
    4) Samsonov
    5) Demko
     
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    This list is.. interesting. Fact that he thinks Kravtsov plays C devalues the whole list for me.
     
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    Yes, he reminds me of a bigger stronger Pettersson. His stickhandling & vision are incredible and he has a really deceptive release. He’s the best player on his KHL team at 19. If your limited viewing was WJC he looks way better in the KHL, he was playing with a tricep injury during the WJC. I’m not sure Svechnikov goes before him if Kravtsov played junior in NA & participated in prior international tournaments, he was under scouted and didn’t get talked about enough until his historic playoff run last season
     
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    No Ian Mitchell or Martin Kaut? lol okay
     
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    Pronman’s list on the Athletic is a lot better IMO. No one is going to agree with anyone’s list but I feel like he watches these kids more and puts less emphasis on the WJC (which probably comes with watching these guys more). Pronmans list came out today
     
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    In the video he said in the WJC Kravtsov was playing center for the first time ever, so I don’t know why the article says that
     
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