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  1. Elias Pettersson

    Elias Pettersson I'm not a troll

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    I think this is a pretty decent ranking right now. A few people can be interchanged, but no big surprises or omissions. A number of people said they would like to continue to #25. I will be unable to keep up with the committment of doing that, but I give permission for anyone to continue the polls.

    1. Elias Pettersson VAN
    2. Casey Mittelstadt BUF
    3. Miro Heiskanen DAL
    4. Cale Makar COL
    5. Eeli Tolvanen NSH
    6. Dylan Strome ARI
    7. Kirill Kaprizov MIN
    8. Martin Necas CAR
    9. Lias Andersson NYR
    10. Henrik Borgstrom FLA
     
  2. Isaac Nootin

    Isaac Nootin I'm always right.

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    The #2 drafted prospect in the world is almost a .85 PPG player in the NCAA. Talk about setting the bar high!
     
  3. Elias Pettersson

    Elias Pettersson I'm not a troll

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    I think Mittelstadt is better than his stats currently show, but you do have a point.
     
  4. Isaac Nootin

    Isaac Nootin I'm always right.

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    The top 10 also needs room for Vesalainen, IMO. Big riser.
     
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  5. zharkenby

    zharkenby Registered User

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    Yeah he’s been good but top 10? You must be a fan of the team that drafted him
     
  6. 7even

    7even Spent my day trynna get that feeling back

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    Would appreciate it if someone could give me the lowdown on Martin Necas. His stats don't blow me away given his ranking but I don't know much about the guy.
     
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    ProspectsFanatic Jonatan Berggren

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    Vesalainen is the complete package and is performing/producing, limitless upside to his game, I can see why some would place him there.


    He was one of the best players in the WJC20, has very good wheels, I expect his game to translate well in the NHL.
     
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  8. Isaac Nootin

    Isaac Nootin I'm always right.

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    No, Leaf fan.
     
  9. Elias Pettersson

    Elias Pettersson I'm not a troll

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    I dislike using wjc to judge a prospect when his larger sample season numbers don't correlate well
     
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    57special Registered User Sponsor

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    Yeah, if that were the case then Zadina should be on there.
     
  11. Elias Pettersson

    Elias Pettersson I'm not a troll

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    um he's not an NHL affiliated prospect tho. Or else Dahlin #1
     
  12. Ainec

    Ainec Jim Benning is a meme

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    very good WJC showing relative to the other players on this list
     
  13. Ainec

    Ainec Jim Benning is a meme

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    i dig how my top 3 prospect didn't make the top 10, not your fault OP
     
  14. 7even

    7even Spent my day trynna get that feeling back

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    Meh. Never liked the WJC as a measuring stick.
     
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    cgf FireBednarsSuccessor

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    Necas' WJC didn't just come out of nowhere though, just like with Mittelstadt. The immense talent was there for people to see long before their impressive tourneys. Though I do agree that HF loves to over-rate WJC performances.
     
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    thrillhous Registered User

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    Can you please explain? i.e. how Vesalainen's larger sample season numbers don't correlate well?
     
  17. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 Registered User

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    Does Dylan Strome belong here? If he doesn't get his head into the,when he plays in the NHL
    and if he doesn't improve his skating,..top 10 prospect?

    Maybe his position isn't center,in the NHL that is.
    - when he played with DeBrincat&McDavid he played winger
    reg: 68ga 45g+84a=129pts | po: 20 ga 10g+12a=22pts
     
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    Heiskanen should probably be above Mittelstadt, but both have potential to be fantastic players so idc. Like you said some could be interchanged. Would also swap Tolvanen and Makar probably
     
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    He had a good WJC, that’s pretty much it. Good prospect but there’s about 20 guys that could be 5-10 on this list, not much seperation.
     
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    He's doing well enough in Extraliga. It's not exactly a high scoring league (last year, the top scorer had 52 points in 50 games), plus he missed a lot of time first with Carolina, then on the WJC. Look at Chytil last year - he had 8 points in 38 games and now he's almost .ppg in the AHL - not comparing the two, just stressing out that points can be misleading in this case.

    Anyway I think Nečas has the tools to be really special - when he shows up, he can completely change the game (example: last year's playoffs, where he was a big part of why they won the cup). The problem is he's often just sort of quiet - not bad, but quiet. Some say it's a confidence issue - he defers too much to the older, more experienced players instead of just taking things into his own hands, which is why he shone at the WJC where he was expected to be the leader but sort of stays under the radar in Kometa.

    He's really fast and I love his hands, his IQ, his shot - I just wish it was there all the time.

    If he reaches his potential, he'll be amazing. If he doesn't, he'll still be a good player, but one that always leaves you frustrated when once in a while he does that thing and why doesn't he bring that every game?!
     
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  21. Elias Pettersson

    Elias Pettersson I'm not a troll

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    That was about Necas , not vesalainen
     
  22. JAS 39 Gripen

    JAS 39 Gripen Registered User

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    I'd say thats a stretch..
     
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  23. DominicBoltsFan

    DominicBoltsFan lightning fan i guess

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    Mittelstadt too high.

    I like Vesalainen but he's not over anyone on the list, nor Chytil/Thomas/Vilardi/Kyrou/Frost/Heponiemi.
     
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  24. Isaac Nootin

    Isaac Nootin I'm always right.

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    Why are you bringing up numbers from the 14/15 season?

    Especially when he went on to have 2 better years playing C in the OHL and is currently killing it as a C in the AHL.
     
  25. Critical91

    Critical91 Sean Durzi will be a #1D

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    Yep. I like Vesalainenen too but he's a long way from the top 10 list IMO
     

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