NHL comparisons of top 50 prospects (2011)

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  1. Mr. Hab

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    If you know any of these projected prospects below and can compare them (somewhat) to an NHL player(s), then please do!!
    (I still have to purchase the THN 2011 Annual Prospects' magazine).



    1-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins :
    2-Adam Larsson :
    3-Gabriel Landeskog :
    4- Sean Couturier :
    5-Ryan Strome :
    6-Jonathan Huberdeau :
    7-Dougie Hamilton :
    8-Ryan Murphy :
    9-Duncan Siemens :
    10-Mark McNeil :
    11-Nathan Beaulieu :
    12-Mika Zibanejad :
    13-Mark Scheifele :
    14-Joel Armia :
    15-Jamie Oleksiak :
    16-Ty Rattie :
    17-Sven Bartschi :
    18-Tyler Biggs :
    19-Nicklas Jensen :
    20-Vladislav Namestnikov :
    21-JT Miller :
    22-Jonas Brodin:
    23-Matt Puempel:
    24-Joe Morrow:
    25-Dmitrij Jaskin:
    26-Zach Phillips:
    27-Brandon Saad:
    28-Alexander Khoklachev:
    29-Scott Mayfield:
    30-David Musil:
    31-Tomas Jurco
    32-Daniel Catenacci
    33-Boone Jenner
    34-Connor Murphy
    35-Ryan Sproul
    36-Oscar Klefbom
    37-Rocco Grimaldi
    38-Stefan Noesen
    39-Brett Ritchie
    40-Michael St.Croix
    41-Lucas Lessio
    42-Adam Clendening
    43-Joel Edmundson
    44-Robbie Russo
    45-Rickard Rakell
    46-Matt Nieto
    47-Seth Ambroz
    48-Rasmus Bengtsson
    49-Victor Rask
    50-Nikita Kucherov
     
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    Joel Armia: Artem Anisimov
     
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    Haven't seen a lot of Rickard Rakell, but during the world juniors he made me think of Mikael Renberg.
     
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    Mike St. Croix plays exactly like Doug Gilmour
     
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    tomas jurco= ales hemsky
     
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    Huberdeau: mike ribeiro
     
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    Strome = Tim Connolly.
     
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    Tomas Jurco seems to be a guy who will be either first line star or bust.
    I hope, I hope, I hope...
     
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    Siemens- Jovanovski
    McNeill- Kesler
    Rattie- Sharp or Pavelski
    RNH- Datsyuk or B Richards
     
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    Lando: Morrow/Richards
    Murphy: Letang
    Zibanejad: Kesler
    Couturier: Thornton
     
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    These two have pretty different styles of play. I don't really get it.
     
  12. 1-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins : Claude Giroux
    2-Adam Larsson : A better version of a young Roman Hamrlik
    3-Gabriel Landeskog : a mix of a young Jamie LAngenbrunner and Brenden Morrow
    4- Sean Couturier : A slightly more offensive Jordan Staal
    6-Jonathan Huberdeau : A bigger Pat Kane but Kane has better ice vision.
    7-Dougie Hamilton : Jack Johnson with better skill on D but less offensively
    8-Ryan Murphy : Rafalski with a greater vision
    9-Duncan Siemens : A more physical Meszaros to me is a solid comparison
    10-Mark McNeil : Jason Arnott
    12-Mika Zibanejad : A bigger Patrice Bergeron but doesn't have his elite 2way skill yet
    13-Mark Scheifele : Ryan Getzlaf at the same age

    These are upside's only.
     
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    For guys from the O:

    Landeskog: Richards is the easy comparison, and probably his ceiling. I see more of a David Booth, however he can step in and play right away.

    Hamilton: Chara without the mean streak. Sort of an awkward skating style and a good outlet pass. Maybe more of a Myers.

    Strome: Toughest call as I am not his biggest fan. I think a Stephen Weiss comparison is fair.

    Murphy: Is there a comparison? I would say MA Bergeron until he figures out to play D.

    Scheifele: U18s he looked like a future 1 centre. A Jason Spezza. The majority of times I have seen him, he disappeared at some point in the game and was a soft player. Wait that is Jason Spezza...

    Jensen: I could see anything from Iginla to an Erik Cole.

    Namestikov: Afinegenov (sp?). Too much of a tease to not be similar.

    Puempel: Brad Boyes. Pure goal scorer.

    Saad: Todd Bertuzzi right now. Not sure if he will ever be Bertuzzi pre-Steve Moore.

    Khoklachev: Zherdev without a doubt.

    Catenacci: Mike Fisher. Solid two way C with about a 50pt ceiling.

    Jenner: Manny Malholtra. Great competitive drive, could see him as a dominating 3rd line C.

    Sproul: Tough call as I have only seen him once. From what people have described him as, I would go with Cody Franson.

    Noesen: Jarret Stoll. Real hard shot, similar skating.

    Ritchie: Not a huge fan of his but I could see him safely becoming Ryane Clowe.

    Lessio: Boom or bust, I could see him becoming a real good energy player. Lapierre is what I am thinking.

    Rakell: I got nothing on him. Never impressed when I saw him.

    Note, this isn`t their ceiling just imo a realistic judgment of their potential.
     
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    RNH to me = Brad Richards or Doug Weight (maybe a faster version of Craig Janney fits also)
     
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    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins:

    interesting comparisons...Claude Giroux, Datsyuk, B.Richards...
    Maybe he'll turn out to be a poor man's version of Joe Sakic?





    Sean Couturier:
    I like the poster that wrote ''slightly more offensive Jordan Staal'', interesting... So maybe something between Eric and Jordan!! (I'd take it!).



    StCroix: a possible Gilmour!! I'd take that in a nano second!
     
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    I also see a boom or bust with Lessio.
    IMO i think he doesnt have the grit to play in the bottom six. But on a skilled team i could see him being a decent 3rd liner, with top 6 potential.

    Its hard to compare to nhl players. a decent skater, shifty, good hands and seems to be determined. Maybe a winger version of Grabovski. Maybe he will shape up into a more complete player in the coming year in Oshawa.
     
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    Not a chance of being near Gilmours, level, obviously, I think it was more a comparison of style of play.
     
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    Yup! ''El Nino'' was the one who must have seen St-Croix play since he made the comparison... I myself have never seen StCroix play.

    Of course I realize that StCroix might end up a 4th line version of Gilmour! We'll have to wait 3-4 years... maybe he'll end up a poor man's version of Derek Roy,etc...
     
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    Ryan Murphy = Dan Boyle with better offensive instincts
     
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    Sean Couturier - Eric Staal
    Dougie Hamilton - J.Bo
    Ryan Murphy - Tomas Kaberle
    Mark McNeil - Ryan Kesler
    Mika Zibanejad - Marian Hossa
    Mark Scheifele - Jason Spezza
    Tyler Biggs - Travis Moen
    Jonas Brodin - Josh Gorges
    Matt Puempel - Michael Cammalleri
    Brandon Saad - Dustin Penner (classic)
    Boone Jenner - Mike Richards
    Joel Edmundson - Mike Komisarek but can fight
    Miikka Salomaki - Tuomo Ruutu
    Phillip Danault - Maxime Talbot
     
  22. Matthiew Nieto: Chris Drury
     
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    Oleksiak reminds me of Braydon Coburn a bit.
     
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    Ryan Murphy = Erik Karlsson or Kris Letang
    Nathan Beaulieu = Mike Green
     
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    Unless you think STOLL is a shines in take-aways,in wall play,in hacking away in the blue paint and playing with an edge,a pouncer on loose pucks, AND also able to make plays off the rush I can't see him as a comparable to Noesen---maybe Noesen is not an "A" level in most aspects (except wall play and take-aways) but he probaly has more overall B's than most guys in this draft ...does a bit of everything well and a few things very well ...if there is one flaw it might be stamina but plymouth resorted to double and triple shifting his line vs. their loses to Owen Sound and Noesen just ran out of gas as the series wore on. BUT he was very good in their prior series..I think his game really will translate to NHL success ...
     

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