Greatest group of prospects on a single CHL team in the last decade

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  1. NYIschremp44

    NYIschremp44 Registered User

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    Inspired by the end of the "London Knights Prospects" thread I would like to have peoples opinions on the greatest group of prospects on a single CHL team in a single season in the last decade.

    Teams that were brought up in the last thread

    -The current London Knights with Perry, Schremp, Bolland, Kell
    -The 2nd half 98-99 Barrie Colts with Keefe, Danton, Shvidki, Tkaczuk, Henrich, Skoula, Barnes
    -The 99-00 Erie Otters with Boyes, Alexeev, Rupp, Colaiacovo, Munro

    Here are some that I'd like to nominate
    -The 99-00 Plymouth Whalers with Williams, Weiss, Surma, Kurka, Ustrnul
    -The 00-01 Windsor Spitfires with Spezza, Ott, Gleason, Nittel, Leighton
    -The 00-01 Brampton Battalion with Torres, Klesla, McCelement, Harrison, Henrich, Finley
    -The 99-00 Hull Olympiques with Ryder, Giroux, Vrbata, Sauve
    -The 99-00 Calgary Hitmen with Moran, Brendl, Beech, Nielsen, and Krahn
    -The 99-00 Quebec Remparts with Chouinard, Ribeiro, Grenier, Safronov, Kudroc, Ouellet
    THE 2000-2001 Red Deer Rebels with Mapletoft, Wanvig, Erat, Armstrong, Vandermeer, Lupaschuk, Gordon, Woywitka, Meech, Ward,
    So out of these, which is the greatest group of prospects? Can you think of any that are equal or better than the groups i listed?
     
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    How about the 1995-96 OHL Greyhounds?

    Joe Thornton
    Richard Jackman
    Rico Fata
    Dan Cloutier

    Four first round picks, three high ones. Probably not a group for the ages, but not bad for five minutes of research at Hockeydb.com ;-)
     
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    03-04 Calgary Hitmen: Getzlaf, Segal, Ladd, Egener, Shultz, Rogers, Carson

    Really the only year in a while we haven't had a good import player too.
     
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    Meh, that team had a lot of busts.
     
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    Mooseheads this season have 11 guys who are/were NHL drafted. Not many are maqrquee types though.
     
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    Kamloops Blazers circa mid 80's to mid 90's were always good. This one in particular is probobly one of the best, if not the best:

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0009951994.html

    Jarome Iginla, Darcy Tucker, Shane Doan, Tyson Nash, Hnat Dominichelli, Nolan Baumgartner, Scott Ferguson, Jason Holland, Jason Strudwick, Brad Lukowich, Chris Murray, Dave Wilkie, Steve Passmoore, and Cam Seversen all made it to the NHL at some point.

    EDIT: This 1994, so just barely within the decade mark ;)
     
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    i believe you're missing matt kinch, jordan krestanovich, jerred smithson, matt pettinger, wade davis, owen fussey, stephen peat, brandon segal, rastislav stana, and hell, johnny boychuk and his handful of games that year :D
     
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    the late 90's hitmen, just for sheer dominance in the regular season
     
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    97-98 Portland Winterhawks

    Brenden Morrow
    Marion Hossa
    Andrej Podkonicky
    Andrew Ference
    Josh Green
    Matt Walker
    Joey Tetarenko
    Jason Labarbera

    also their all time leading scorer Todd Robinson
     
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    Don't forget about Pushkarev, he's going to be a big part of that team.
     
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    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    How about the '03-'04 Kitchener Ranger Memorial Cup winners?

    Derek Roy, Mike Richards, Petr Kanko, Steve Eminger, Greg Campbell, Evan McGrath... Not a bad bunch, but not necessarily anything spectacular.
     
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    '94-'95 Brandon Wheat Kings were a solid team that lost to the Iginla and Doan led Kamloops Blazers in the WHL Finals. However, because Kamloops was hosting, the Wheat Kings were allowed to enter the Memorial Cup and made it to the semifinals before losing to Bryan Berard and the Detroit Jr. Red Wings.

    Some of the players from that team that made the NHL were Wade Redden, Bryan McCabe, Oleg Tverdovsky (played for 7 games with them before the NHL season resumed), Sven Butenschon, Mike LeClerc, Marty Murray, Peter Schaefer, Chris Dingman, and Justin Kurtz. Also, Mark Dutiaume, Colin Cloutier and Darren Van Oene were two high second round NHL picks on that team that never panned out.

    Edit: forgot Dutiaume.
     
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    I'm pretty impressed by the current Moncton Wildcats.

    Steve Bernier
    Adam Pineault
    Martin Karsums
    Bruce Graham
    Nathan Saunders
    Corey Crawford

    Stephane Goulet is also drafted, but not really anything special I'm afraid.

    Oskars Bartulis is going to be drafted this year, he has been a huge surprise with his great play so far this season, playing 25-30 minutes a game alongside Saunders. However, he didn't dress for their game Thursday night against Quebec, and I didn't look into if he was hurt or not.

    ANyhow, its a pretty good group of guys. Four guys picked in teh first two rounds in recent years is impressive to me.
     
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    As far as this year goes, I too like Calgary. Rimouski as well.
     
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    Thanks for the posting, alot of good prospects and players in this thread, but how about the best group of prospects that made the best team. Looking at some of those teams they may have had great prospects but did the teams do extremely well? I know SSM with Fata, Thornton didn't do much. I know KW, Plymouth and Erie were good, but better than London of '03 or this year? London did set the record for most points in OHL history while in a very tough division and conference.
     
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    Doesn't compare to:

    Brule
    Meszaros
    Schwarz
    Fistric
    Courchaine

    Or even...

    Getzlaf
    Ladd
    Rogers
    Schultz
     
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    he's talking about LAST year, as segal is no longer on the team, and hasn't been since december 03. he's a milwaukee admiral\nashville predator :)

    by the way, in the original post...brian finley was also part of that 98-99 barrie colts memorial cup team. in fact, he was largely responsible for their success.

    here's to hoping he can find that level of play, again :banghead:
     
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    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    The '02-'03 Rangers were a good team, but did not have anywhere near the calibre of players of some of the other teams mentioned in this thread. If I recall correctly, no player was in the top 3 in any category (although I believe Benoit led all defensemen in points for the regular season). It was just a very good all-round team that played to their full potential that year.
     
  19. Reilly311

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    Mike Richards is the most overrated prospect right now.
     
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    So did the Barrie Colts, 5 first round picks in their line up (Tkazcuk, Finley, Henrich, Skoula and Shiviki) and not one of them has amounted into anything special.
     
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    Why is that?

    I'd say he's the most underrated.
     
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    In the last decade? Easy. My hometown Kamloops Blazers in 1994.

    Mark Recchi, Darryl Sydor, Scott Niedermeyer and Rob Brown had just left town after a couple of Memorial Cups and then in 1994 the third Cup came with these prospects:

    Jarome Iginla, Shane Doan, Darcy Tucker, Nolan Baumgartner.

    1994 was a good year.
     
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    don't forget Hnat "I can score like it's going out of style at every level of hockey EXCEPT the NHL" Dominichelli!
     
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    There were a ton of guys like Dominichelli in the Dub during the mid-90s: Marty Murray, Lonny Bohonos, Quinn Hancock, Byron Ritchie, Jason Krywulak, etc.
     
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    1979-1981 Cornwall Royals won two Memorial Cups with guys like

    Dale Hawerchuk - 1188 games and 1409 points
    Doug Gilmour - 1474 games and 1414 points
    Scott Arniel
    Marc Crawford
    Bobby Hull Jr.
    Robert Savard
    etc...
     
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