HF.com's Top 50 Prospects from 2001

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  1. McMatthews

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    http://replay.web.archive.org/20011221043045/http://hockeysfuture.com/2001top50.php

     
  2. wej20

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    My Attempt at re-ranking the list:

    1.Ilya Kovalchuk
    2. Jason Spezza
    3. Ryan Miller
    4. Dany Heatley
    5. Mikko Koivu
    6. Ales Hemsky
    7. Brian Campbell
    8. Stephen Weiss
    9/10/11. Brooks Orpik/Dan Hamhuis/Anton Volchenkov
    12. Niklas Kronwall
    13. Tuomo Ruutu
    14. Barrett Jackman
    15. Tim Gleason
    16. Kristian Huselius
    17. Jordan Leopold
    18. Rostislav Klesla
    19. Ron Hainsey
    20. Mike Komisarek
    21. Chuck Kobasew
    22. Raffi Torres
    23. Bryan Allen
    24. Pascal Leclaire
    25. Fredrik Sjsotrom
    26. Mathieu Garon
    27. David Hale
     
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    1. Kovalchuk
    2. Heatley
    3. Koivu
    4. Miller
    5. Spezza
    6. Hemsky
    7. Volchenkov
    8. Kronwall
    9. Campbell
    10. Ruutu
    11. Weiss
    12. Jackman
    13. Orpik
    14. Klesla
    15. Hamhuis
    16. Huselius
    17. Allen
    18. Hainsey
    19. Leopold
    20. Gleason
    21. Torres
    22. Leclaire
    23. Komisarek
    24. Kobasew
    25. Sjostrom
     
  4. FinHockey

    FinHockey Sex Metal Barbie

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    Looks like they were right on Tuomo.
     
  5. Macch

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    Nice find. So glad the Isles forth round steal Kolnik worked out so well.
     
  6. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    Mika Noronen, Ari Ahonen, and Maxime Ouellet all ranked higher than Miller.

    Oops. :laugh:
     
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    Too many current Finnish SM-liiga players there. :(
     
  8. slovakiasnextone

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    Heh, well 250 NHL games (even though mostly not for the Isles) is not that bad for a 4th round pick...
     
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    1. Kovalchuk
    2. Spezza
    3. Miller
    4. Koivu
    5. Heatley
     
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    Painful to read with all those busts..... I'd love to read the one from 2004, just after the 2003 draft.
     
  11. GM17*

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    Expect him [Ahonen] to back up Martin Brodeur in 2 years, and then eventually when Brodeur retires, is traded or leaves via free agency, Ahonen will take over as the number 1 goaltender.

    **** yea! Can't wait!
     
  12. Mac DeMarco

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    Jesus, can I get a job writing for HF? I wanted to edit every ****ing sentence...
     
  13. YNWA14

    YNWA14 You'll Never Walk Alone

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    This right now, but Spezza has the potential still to be #1 on this list.
     
  14. Bordeleau Of Blood

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    The moral of the story here is not how bad HF was, but how freaking hard scouting really is.
     
  17. Ensane

    Ensane EL GUAPO

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    I think it also shows how far it has come, even in 10 years--though a lot more of this has to do with the massive rise in technology over that period. I mean, just look at how many players break in as 18 year olds these days compared to back then.
     
  18. Draft Guru

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    I'm pretty positive I wrote 90% of those write-ups and was only 14 at the time :)
     
  19. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    I think the salary cap has far more to do with the number of 18 year olds we're seeing. While training and development has improved for younger players, we're not seeing massive jumps in skill/ability at the junior level.
     
  20. Draft Guru

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    IMO if you take any top 50 list and look at it 10 years later, it'll probably look just as bad.
     
  21. Ensane

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    Those are also certainly major factors, but you're certainly also seeing less busts in the 1st round as a whole. I think there's also a much higher emphasis being placed on pre-draft interviews/character assessments etc. after breaking so many eggs in the post-Lindros, draft-on-talent-and-size-alone era. In any case, scouting is seemingly becoming a more rounded science.
     
  22. CamDegs13

    CamDegs13 Nose Face Killah

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  23. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    Agreed. I was thinking you were talking about player development being so much better, versus the improvement in scouting and pre-draft homework. No question, the teams who draft well spend a lot of time and energy on scouting.
     
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    The Dark Passenger HFNYR Blues GM

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    Jamie Lundmark:

    "Compared to the likes of Steve Yzerman and Joe Sakic, Lundmark is one of the top prospects in the Rangers' organization."

    :laugh::shakehead:cry::facepalm:
     

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