Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by StIllmatic, Jun 29, 2011.
Rate the 30 NHL teams on their prospects! Top 15
Reasoning would be very helpful as well
1.) have atleast 1 game breaking prospect in goal, on D and at Forward as well as alot of depth easil #1 in my eyes
2.) fantastic depth and very strong at all positions, their defensive prospects are very studworthy
3.) led by a couple of guys taken 5th overall in Strome, and Niederreiter, there prospect pool looks like it could help them to a contending team in a few years, lacking a good goalie prospect
4.) great defenseive prospects coming up the lines, and a few good forwards, lacking a pure scorer, both in the prospect pool and the entire organization
5.) elite offensive prowess, along with a couple stud goalies and solid D, this is gonna be one scary team
6.) have a solid mix of everything, good goalies, couple studs on offense, some great PMDs and they now added the meanstreak of Siemens, and leadership of Lando
7.) one of the top prospects out there with Granlund, the addition of coyle, phillips, and brodin has this group lookin pretty fantastic
8.) despite losing schenn they still have a wealth of great young up n comers
9.) good prospects at every position, Erixon really took this prospect pool to the next level
10.) RNH is their only guy projecting to play on the top line, but he is an elite talent and there is some depth in the organization with Klefbom and Petry
11.) their prospect pool would without a doubt be the best if not for the kessel trade, but its still pretty good with depth at every position
12.) added a big 2-way centre at the draft, had a good group of prospects already, looks like they could make another cup run with these guys comin up
13.) some great 2-way forwards comin up the pipelines
14.) Schenn, and Coturier, need i say more?
15.) with the addition of adam larsson this group is starting to look real scary
That is pretty solid. Agree with most of it
Amazing depth at all positions. Picking up Huberdeau and Grimaldi was huge.
Had amazing defense prospects, now they added offense to that.
Strome, Niederreiter, Calvin De Haan. 3 years with extremely high picks have bolstered their prospect depth.
Landeskog, Hishon, Barrie, Elliot, Siemens. Extremely talented crop of blueliners and NHL ready forwards.
Even without RNH they have good depth at all positions. Had a good draft. Marincin seems great!
Talented group of forwards in Tarsenko, Schwartz, Jaskin, Rattie and have solid D plus great goalie prospects.
Have great depth on D, tons of future studs. Blum and Ellis to along with their current D is unreal. Need more high caliber forwards to along with Defensemen.
With the inclusion of Erixon and Miller along with already great D and Kreider. They are started to look really scary.
Brodin added to defense is great, however they have scary offense now with Coyle, Phillips, and Granlund.
Losing Schenn hurt, but their D has great depth and a few NHL ready defensemen. Offense isn't top notch, but have a great duo in goaltending with Gibson and Bernier.
Was not a fan of their draft, but they have an extremely deep prospect pool. No top end talent outside of Kadri, but amazing depth.
Larsson, Merril, Urbom is amazing for defense. Along with solid Swedish offenive prospects. They have a nice group of kids on their hands.
Smith looks like a stud, but their best feature is offense. Sheahan, Jarnkrok, Tatar, Pulkkinen, Jurco are all great prospects.
Sadly, I loved their draft. McNeil and Danualt are too great prospects. Stocked up many picks last two drafts for good depth at all positions.
Have strong forwards in Etem, Holland, Rakell, and Palmieri
Great list, I agree with you. I might move Oilers up to 7 though.
Yea, they have a good prospect pool. Lots of depth and some top end talent.
Even though I like the Avs ranking in all your lists it's hard to see them jumping from 21/22 all the way into the top 10.
I think they'll go around 11-16.
I'm not ranking this by top 5 prospects, just decided to do it.
I agree with most of that list, never realized Buffalo had such good prospects
Solid list but I'd put Ottawa number 1 because Filatov is still considered a prospect.
Etem, Holland, Palmieri, Vatanen, Schultz, Smith-Pelley, Gibson, Rakell, McMillan, Bobkov, Deschamps, Clark, Bonino, Maroon, Karlsson, Friberg
No love? They were ranked 8th pre-draft and now they are barely in your rankings.. They haven't lost anyone on the list to graduation and added more through the draft
Markstrom was ranked as Floridas #1 prospect before the draft, but dosnt even make your top 5?
That's something I find slightly amusing myself. I feel I don't have enough individual insight to put up my own rankings, since I would end up doing so based on hype and the amount of information I have come across most prospects. That, however, has little to do with their quality. We probably do lack some more "sexy" picks. We probably also are guilty of not pimping our prospects enough.
That's exactly what I mean.
Looking at this top five prospect list, and knowing the depth after it I would put Ottawa ahead of Florida, but that could just be the homerism in me. Either way the future looks bright.
Markstrom vs. Lehner
Rundblad vs. Huberdeau
Cowen vs. Gudbranson
Zibanejad vs. Bjugstad
Silfverberg/Filatov vs. Howden
It's close for sure.
Ryan McDonagh is still considered a prospect by HF. Not sure if that would influence your overall ranking, but he is definitely in our top-3.
Remove Landeskog, add Elliott. Landeskog will make the jump this year.
I understand that Ottawa has a top notch prospect pool, but given their current ranking of 16, I do not think their HF rank will put them into the top 5. Top 10 quite likely.
Their weakness is in net. Sure they have Lehner, but they literally have nobody after that. Yes, that means if your are between the ages of 18 and 25 and sign as a goaltender with Ottawa, you would become their 2nd ranked prospect.
This single fact will likely keep them from a top spot in the HF rankings.
This. Our goalie depth is solid now with Tarkki, Gibson, Bobkov, Pielmeier, which was the main thing out prospect pool was lacking
Think you have it bad? The Lightning have the deepest Prospect pool they ever had right now, and we don't even crack people's top 15. Tells you how crappy our drafting has been.
You only get one starting goalie. Lehner is one of the best goalie prospects in the league, if not the best, so the strength of that makes up for any lack of depth. The rest of our prospect depth is too deep not to be in the top 3.
But I can see our prospect pool being undervalued again.
Actually I disagree. I think you have to downgrade Filatov to "project."
You forgot to add Stefan Elliott to the Avs list of Dman. He was WHL dman of the year. Tho you could argue that Barrie may have had a better WHL career and its close between them, Elliott's size advantage over Barrie gives him the slight edge.
They Have 2 real good Goaltending prospects and 1 that is still having trouble adjusting to NA Play:
Kevin Poulin Last Season(His First in Pro Hockey)
Anders Nilsson Last Season(#1 Lulea SEL)
Mikko Koskinen Last Season(His Second in NA on an abismal BST)
Poulin was raved about by Patrick Roy as "One of the best QMJHL Goaltenders hes seen in years". Both Poulin and Nilsson are considered Top 10 Prospects, maybe Top 5 in thier system.
Take Hamonic out of the Islanders because he has played 63 NHL games this past season and is already considered a lock for this year. Move DeHaan up a spot and Put Kevin Poulin (G) in at #4
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