List of prospects from each team who may make the NHL this coming season

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  1. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    I'm trying to get up to speed regarding the prospects from each NHL team that may make the NHL this season.
    Thought it would be nice to have a thread with this info since I don't see one.


    Please reply with others that aren't listed here.
    Your guess as to the percentage chance of the player making the team would be nice too.

    Compiled list so far (thanks for all the contributions) :


    Anaheim - Bobby Ryan (F)
    Anaheim - Shane O'Brien (D)
    Anaheim - Bjorn Melin (F)
    Anaheim - Ryan Shannon (F)

    Atlanta - Alex Bourret (F)

    Boston - Phil Kessel (F)

    Buffalo - Daniel Paille (F) - Pyatt's replacement on the 4th line
    Buffalo - Nathan Paetsch (D) - 7th D
    Buffalo - Jiri Novotny (F) - Back-up forward, probably start on the roster if Connolly is still injured
    Buffalo - Chris Thorburn (F) - Emergency back-up
    Buffalo - Drew Stafford (F) - May make the team out of camp, year in AHL seems likely.

    Carolina -

    Calgary - Eric Nystrom (F) - He's going to have to beat out a regular to make this squad.
    Calgary - Brent Krahn (G) - Mclennan is the backup by default and Krahn will have to beat him outright.
    Calgary - Andrei Taratukhin (F) - We'll see him by around X-mas

    Chicago - Tony Salmelainen (F)
    Chicago - Jonas Nordqvist (F)
    Chicago - Lasse Kukkonen (D)
    Chicago - Cam Barker (D)

    Colorado - Wojtek Wolski - 100%
    Colorado - Paul Stastny (F) - needs a strong camp and be better than Richardson and/or McLean
    Colorado - Johnny Boychuk (D) - needs to shine at camp

    Columbus - Gilbert Brule (F) - 100%

    Detroit - Tomas Kopecky (F) - 50%
    Detroit - Jiri Hudler (F) - 50%
    Detroit - Valterri Filppula (F) - 25%
    Detroit - Brett Lebda and/or Kyle Quincey if Jiri Fischer doesn't return

    Dallas - Loui Eriksson (F) < 50%
    Dallas - Junior Lessard (F) < 50%
    Dallas - Dan Ellis (G) - 55%
    Dallas - Smith (G) - 45%

    Edmonton - Marc-Antoine Pouliot (F) - 3rd/4th line C
    Edmonton - Matt Greene (D) - 2nd/3rd D pairing
    Edmonton - Ladislav Smid (D) - any D pairing depending on how he does in camp
    Edmonton - Alexei Mikhnov (F) - 3rd/4th line RW (
    Edmonton - Jean-Francois Jacques (F) - 4th line LW
    Edmonton - Rob Schremp (F) - outside shot at 2nd line C
    Edmonton - Brad Winchester (F) - 4th line RW
    Edmonton - Jan Hejda (D) - 28 year old rookie D-man from the RSL
    Edmonton - Patrick Thoresen (F)

    Florida -

    Los Angeles - Patrick O'Sullivan (F) ~100%
    Los Angeles - Anze Kopitar (F) ~ 50% - midseason call up
    Los Angeles - Richard Petiot (D) - 7th D or call up
    Los Angeles - Tukonen (F) - possible call up

    Minnesota - Benoit Pouliot (F)
    Minnesota - Roman Voloshenko (F)

    Montreal - Yann Danis (G) - 65% (in the event of a trade of a goalie)
    Montreal - Andrei Kostitsyn (F) - 50%.
    Montreal - Jean-Phillipe Côté (D) - 25%.
    Montreal - Guillaume Latendresse (F) - 10%

    Nashville - Alex Radulov (F)
    Nashville - Shea Weber (D)
    Nashville - Kevin Klein (D)
    Nashville - Greg Zanon (D)

    New Jersey - ??? Greene (?)
    New Jersey - Barry Tallackson (F)
    New Jersey - Jason Ryznar (F)

    NY Islanders - Robert Nilsson (F) - very good shot
    NY Islanders - Sean Bergenheim (F)- very good IF we can sign him which is not that likely
    NY Islanders - Petteri Nokelainen (F) - depends how well he has healed from injury
    NY Islanders - Jeremy Colliton (F) - 50% chance to get 4th line duty
    NY Islanders - Steve Tambellini (F) - if SB signs w/NYI Tambs, Bergs, Nokie & Colliton will prob fight 4 2 jobs
    NY Islanders - Bruno Gervais (D) - he or Bouchard will likely be sent down to bridgport

    NY Rangers - Jarkko Immonen - 80% Will most likely take command of 2nd or 3rd line Center.
    NY Rangers - Greg Moore - 45% Has a good shot at stepping in for Ortmeyer while hes out.
    NY Rangers - Thomas Pock - 20% If anything goes wrong with D-Fense, Will most likely be first call-up.
    NY Rangers - Nigel Dawes - 15% Could make team out of camp, will be first call up for Wing if needed.
    NY Rangers - Brandon Dubinsky - 15% Again if any Centers are hurt, look for him to take on that role.
    NY Rangers - Marc Staal - 5% Will have to absolutely shine if he wants to make the club.

    Ottawa - Alexei Kaygorodov (F)

    Philadelphia - Stefan Ruzicka (F) - Maybe the best bet among all forwards, but probably under 20% chance.
    Philadelphia - Ryan Potulny (F) - If he exploded in camp, maybe
    Philadelphia - Lars Jonsson (D) - Maybe a decent chance, will play at points
    Philadelphia - Alex Picard (D) - Got some experience last season, will get time this year

    Phoenix - Matt Jones (D) - 85% Highly probable to make the roster as a no.7 defenseman.
    Phoenix - Enver Lisin (10%) is a dark horse prospect but may not even arrive in NA.
    Phoenix - Bill Thomas (10%) will see action but likely to start in the AHL.
    Phoenix - Joel Perrault - possible call up
    Phoenix - Patrick Fischer - possible call up
    Phoenix - Don MacLean - possible call up

    Pittsburgh - Evgeni Malkin (F) - 100% (if the legal stuff allows him)
    Pittsburgh - Noah Welch (D) - will certainly make the team.
    Pittsburgh - Ryan Stone (F) - has a chance of making the team with a strong camp.
    Pittsburgh - Daniel Carcillo (F) - small chance as of now IMO but if he plays very well in camp you never know.
    Pittsburgh - Jonathan Filewich (F) - see Carcillo
    Pittsburgh - Ryan Lannon (D) - if there are injuries then I can see a call up.

    St. Louis - David Backes (F) - 50% chance...will def get a call up or two
    St. Louis - Jason Bascashiua (G) - 50%
    St. Louis - Jeff Woywitka (D) - good bet to be #6 or 7

    San Jose - Matt Carle
    San Jose - Jeremy Stevenson
    San Jose - Patrick Rissmiller

    Tampa Bay -

    Toronto - Carlo Colaiacovo (D) - showed he can play a top-4 role in the NHL.
    Toronto - Aleksander Suglobov (F) - Either he makes it or he gets traded/cut
    Toronto - Ian White (D) - Played very in the last 15 games last year. He's got an edge...
    Toronto - Staffan Kronwall (D) - Will be the #1 choice if any one gets injured/plays like crap
    Toronto - Jay Harrison (D) - #2 choice
    Toronto - Jeremy Williams (F) - I see him starting in AHL and then getting called up

    Vancouver - Luc Bourdon (D) - already pencilled in as a top 6
    Vancouver - Kevin Bieksa (D) - same as Bourdon
    Vancouver - Mike Brown (F) - outside shot at fourth line
    Vancouver - Jesse Schultz (F) - decent chance a second line wing

    Washington - Alex Semin (F) - 100%
    Washington - Mike Green (D) - 90%
    Washington - Tomas Fleischmann (F) - 60%
    Washington - Boyd Gordon (F) - 95%
    Washington - Eric Fehr (F) - 40% really will depend on camp
    Washington - Jesse Schultz (F) - 20%
    Washington - Chris Bourque (F) - 20%
    Washington - Sasha Pokulok (D) - 20%
     
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  2. King'sPawn

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    Kings:
    O'Sullivan
    Kopitar
    Petiot

    All have good chances of making the NHL, even in a minor role.

    Then again, factor in the injuries, and we'll probably have to sign Boyle to a pro contract mid-season to accomodate for everyone else getting hurt.
     
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    for Dallas, Loui Eriksson and Junior Lessard have outside shots....but i think it's below 50%

    and either Smith or Ellis will have the backup spot, Ellis 55%, Smith 45% in my eyes
     
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    Buffalo:

    Paille - Pyatt's replacement on the 4th line
    Paetsch - 7th Dman
    Novotny - Back-up forward, probably start on the roster if Connolly is still injured
    Thorburn (if he resigns) - Emergency back-up
    Stafford - May make the team out of camp, year in AHL seems likely.

    to a lesser extent: MacArthur, Mancari have a chance of making an impact
     
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    Oilers

    High chance of making the starting lineup:
    Pouliot - 3rd/4th line C
    Greene - 2nd/3rd D pairing

    Moderate chance of making the starting lineup:
    Smid - any D pairing depending on how he does in camp
    Mikhnov - 3rd/4th line RW
    Jacques - 4th line LW
    Schremp - outside shot at 2nd line C
    Winchester - 4th line RW

    Lower chance of making the starting lineup:
    Syvret - 3rd D pairing
    Thoresen - 4th line C
    Brodziak - 3rd/4th line C
    Almtorp - 3rd/4th line C
    Gilbert - 2nd/3rd D pairing
     
  6. boredmale

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    Islanders
    Nilsson - very good shot
    Bergenheim - very good IF we can sign him which is not that likely
    Nokelainen - depends how well he has healed from injury(which i believe might keep him out
    for start of season)
    Colliton - 50% chance to get 4th line duty, chances increase slightly if Bergenheim doesn't sign
    and Nokie can't play or deemed to need a little time in Bridgeport
    Tambellini - If Bergenheim signs in Russia i would say better then 50%, if Bergenheim signs with
    us Tambs, Bergs, Nokie and Colliton will probably fight for 2 jobs
    Gervais - With 8 defenseman who could play in NHL, he or Bouchard will likely be sent down to
    bridgport

    Longshots
    Comeau - impressive camp could get him a job over one of the above
    O'Marra - see above but has to be even more impressive, very unlikely

    Basically 3 of the above forward prospects will make it(with slimmer chances of it being 2 or 4) and 50% Gervais stays.
     
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    Probable, at least at some point
    Greene
    Tallackson
    Ryznar

    Maybe, big camp, team need (probably not though)
    Bergfors
    Zajac
    Oduya
    Foster
    Pihlman
    Vrana
     
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    For Montreal:

    Yann Danis: 65%. Danis earned an all star AHL mention for his goaltending last season. His first few NHL games showed a steady and capable young goalie. He is more than able to take up a backup job to Huet, at a cheap price too. If you add that Halak just came in the AHL mix (he showed he deserved a nod for the Bulldog's starter position) and that Aebischer does not seem to relish a backup role, the table is set for a trade and switch. However, with Biron and Giguere as alternative traiding bait and a number of teams already set in goals, it might take a few months to move our resident swiss if we want to get anything in return. A problematic situation here.

    Andrei Kostitsyn: 50%. With a loaded top six (top nine?), Kostitsyn should not see early action. However, injuries are always part of a season and Kostitsyn should be the first winger called up.

    Jean-Phillipe Côté: 25%. 2 guys are competing for the 7th defenseman spot. Streit is a slender offensive blueliner and Côté is a strong stay-at-home type. Bouillon could miss a few weeks of the start of the season. Gainey may trade one of the 3 defensemen that are going UFA next season to reduce the summer's load (longshot, but it could happen). Furthermore, injuries are always part of the mix. Côté keeps his game simple and doesn't bring any firework. Sometimes its just what one team needs.

    Latendresse: 10%. If Guy Lafleur had to bide his time to enter the Canadiens regular lineup, one might expect Latendresse to get a one way ticket to the minors whatever happens. However, if anyone has what it takes to steal a job at 19 right out of the training camp, its him. Its difficult to imagine what he could do better than last time... last year's training camp games had the crowd buzzing and the media dancing. He still went right back to the Voltigeur...
     
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    Doesn't seem likely, if there's one person in the league I wouldn't want to play hardball with it would be Wang right now.

    He has no clue and will probably "call his bluff." If Bergenheim actually has intentions to play in Russia, I think he's gone.
     
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    Oilers.....

    Almost Locks...
    Alexei Mikhnov (if the Russia issue is settled)
    Jan Hejda (28 year old rookie D-man from the RSL)
    Brad Winchester (Depth forward)

    Will Likely Make The Team With A Strong Camp...
    Jean Francois Jacques
    Robbie Schremp
    Ladislav Smid
    Marc Antoine Pouliot
    Patrick Thoresen

    Long Shots...
    Matthieu Roy
    Danny Syvret
    Kyle Brodziak
    Tom Gilbert
     
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    Marc-Andre Gragnani D, he had a very good camp last year. He might be given a shot to make it. :dunno:
     
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    Kevin Klein or Greg Zanon should make Nashville this year. Also, I don't consider Upshall a prospect anymore, but he's a lock.
     
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    FWIW, I'd have a slightly different take on the Habs situation than CC. Basically there is one forward spot open (assuming the team goes with a full 23-man roster) and there will be one D spot open initially just due to Bouillon's injury. Every team has a #3 goalie who might play in emergency, but I don't think I'd call that "making the team" so Danis has 0% chance IMO.

    At forward, it will be a camp battle... Kostitsyn would seem to be the frontrunner, but it might be unattractive to carry him with the team as an extra forward when he could be playing a starring role in the AHL. Lapierre or Ferland might be better bottom-line role player spot-fillers in that scenario. Grabovsky is another wildcard alternative to Kostitsyn. Younger guys like Chipchura or Latendresse could conceivably force the issue, but I'd say that is extremely doubtful.

    On D, most people assume that J.P.Cote will fill in for Bouillon at the start of the season. Dan Jancevski could unseat him, or at more of an extreme stretch maybe Ryan O'Byrne could surprise in camp, although that would be a shocker on the order of a Chipchura or Latendresse making it up front.
     
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    Oilers

    They Make It Unless Someone else shoots lights out
    1. Matthew Greene
    2. Jan Hejda
    3. Ladislav Smid
    4. Marc-Antoine Pouliot
    5. Toby Peterson
    6. Jean-Francois Jacques

    They need to have a very strong camp
    1. Danny Syvret
    2. Tom Gilbert
    3. Rob Schremp
    4. Alexei Mikhnov
    5. Jonas Almtorp

    Unlikely to make team
    1. Mathieu Roy
    2. Bryan Young
    3. Patrick Thoresen
    4. Kyle Brodziak
     
  15. TopProspect91

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    Toronto Maple Leafs Rookies (in order from highest chance to lowest chance):

    Highest Chance:
    Carlo Colaiacovo (showed he can play a top-4 role in the NHL. Just needs to stay healthy)
    Aleksander Suglobov (He's got a 1-way contract this year. Either he makes it or he gets traded/cut)
    Ian White (Played very in the last 15 games last year. He's got an edge on the other D-men ((besides Cola)))

    Moderate Chance:
    Staffan Kronwall (Played solid in his own end last year. Will be the #1 choice if any one gets injured/plays like crap)
    Jay Harrison (Read above except will be the #2 choice)
    Jeremy Williams (Played 1 game last year and scored a goal. Can make the team, but I see him starting in AHL and then getting called up)

    Low Chance:
    Justin Pogge (Unless he absoulutely dominates in TP, he'll probably get the seasoning he needs in the AHL)
    Nikolai Kulemin (Just got drafted and may need a year to adjust. But I wouldn't be suprised if he gets the call sometime down the road)
    Brendan Bell (Played a good game in the only game he played. He'll have to have a great TP to go above the rest of the D-men on the depth chart)
     
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    Almost for sure:
    Carlo Colaiacovo (Probably #4 or #5 defenceman to start the year)
    Alex Suglobov (Spare forward to start)
    John Pohl (Not really a prospect, but a rookie who could easily be in the starting 12 forwards)

    In the mix:
    Jay Harrison
    Staffan Kronwall
    Ian White
    Andy Wozniewski

    (These four will battle it out for two spots on defence. My edge goes to Harrison as the #6 defenceman and Wozniewski as #7 with White and Kronwall being the first callups)

    Good chance of seeing time throughout the year:
    Jeremy Williams (Fiesty sniper)
    Ben Ondrus (Pest and decent PKer)

    Outside shot:
    Jiri Tlusty (Could play pro this year with the Leafs or Marlies)
    Justin Pogge (If there's injuries to one of the goalies)
     
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    Pohl isan't really considered a prospect anymore.
     
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    Tomas Kopecky and Jiri Hudler would have to clear waivers now to go back down. They need to stay with the big club.

    Valterri Filppula is the only other that could make it.
     
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    Luc Bourdon- already pencilled in as a top 6

    Kevin Bieksa- same as Bourdon

    Mike Brown- outside shot at fourth line

    Jesse Schultz- decent chance a second line wing
     
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    locks
    Salmelainen
    Nordqvist
    Kukkonen

    likely
    Barker

    long shots
    Bolland
    Bochenski (not sure if he has played enough to not be a rookie anymore)
    Fraser
    Matt Keith
    Blunden
    Byfuglien
     
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    Hawks:

    Likely

    - Nordqvist
    - Barker and/or Kukkonen

    Outside chances

    - Blunden
    - Bolland
    - Matt Keith
     
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    Alex Bourret has a solid chance in Atlanta
     
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    Great responses so far.

    Keep 'em coming!
     
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    Add Kanko to the list. Avery is going to get moved midseason and Kanko is going to take his spot.
     
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    Sorry to correct you, but Kukkonen is on a 1 way contract while Barker's is 2 way. The chance of Kukkonen being on the top 6 opening roster is 100% barring injury. Barker on the other hand...
     

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