HF Habs: Post-draft Top 20 prospects.

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  1. Andrei79

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    Title says it all. I'm curious to see how everyone ranks our prospects. It's interesting because the whole top 20 have legitimate NHL upside, which I couldnt say in past years. It's also interesting because the top 6 is basically interchangeable - I could legitimately respect any ranking of them, in any order.

    Harris is also a bit in a category of his own. A notch lower than the top 6 and a notch higher than the rest. But, Ylonen and Struble are skilled enough to round out a very interesting top 10 along with Fleury.

    There's also, imo, another talent drop after Hillis, but enough guys to hope 1-2 become decent NHL depth.

    Sruble is skilled enough to be able to get to that top 6's level, but we'll see how the year plays out for him.


    Suzuki
    Poehling
    Romanov
    Brook
    Caufield
    Primeau

    Harris
    Ylonen
    Struble
    Fleury
    Ikonen
    Olofsson
    Hillis

    Evans
    Norlinder
    McShane
    Fairbrother
    Fonstad
    Stapley
    Teasdale
     
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    Brook isn't ahead of Caufield, Suzuki/Poehling/Romanov/Caufield is our top 4 imo. Top 4 ranking will vary depending on who you ask.

    Imo it gets interesting after #4, i still dunno who i have at 5, will need to see them play this year. I'm becoming a big fan of Harris tho.
     
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    I have both Poehling and Romanov ahead of Suzuki and maybe even Caufield. Suzuki got skills but there are definitely some ? Regarding how that will translate to the NHL.
     
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    I will give it a try but thats pretty much anyone guess IMO:

    1-Primeau
    2-Ylonen
    3-Caufield
    4-Poehling
    5-Romanov
    6-Suzuki
    7-Brook
    8-Struble
    9-Fleury
    10-Norlinder
    11-Harris
    12-Olofsson
    13-Ikonen
    14-Teasdale
    15-Fairbrother
    16-Pitlick
    17-Gorniak
    18-Hillis
    19-Stapley
    20-Evans
     
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    1. Suzuki
    2. Caufield
    3. Poehling
    4. Romanov
    5. Primeau
    6. Brook
    7. Ylonen
    8. Teasdale
    9. Ikonen
    10. Fleury
    11. Harris
    12. Olofsson
    13. Norlinder
    14. Struble
    15. McShane
    16. Hillis
    17. Stapley
    18. Pitlick
    19. Evans
    20. Fairbrother
     
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    1 Caufield
    2 Suzuki
    3 Poehling
    4 Brook
    5 Romanov
    6 Primeau
    7 Ylonen
    8 Fleury
    9 Struble
    10 Ikonen
    11 Harris
    12 Olofsson
    13 Norlinder
    14 Teasdale
    15 Evans
    16 McShane
    17 Fairbrother
    18 Fonstad
    19 Stapley
    20 Pitlick
    HM: Hillis (zero positives so far since drafting him), McNiven
     
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    Brook
    Poehling
    Caufield
    Suzuki
    Primeau
    Fluery
    Romanov
    Yloven
    Teasdale
    Ikonen
    Struble
    Evans
    Norlinder
    Pitlick
    Olofson
     
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    Caufield
    Suzuki
    Poehling
    Brook
    Romanov
    Primeau
    Ylonen

    Fleury
    Harris
    Struble
    Ikonen
    Norlinder

    McShane
    Fonstad
    Olofsson
    Pitlick
    Evans
    Hillis
    Stapley
    Fairbrother
     
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    1. Suzuki
    2. Caufield
    3. Poehling
    4. Brook
    5. Romanov
    6. Primeau
    7. Ylonen
    8. Harris
    9. Fleury
    10. Struble
    11. Ikonen
    12. Evans
    13. Teasdale
    14. Olofsson
    15. Norlinder
    16. Stapley
    17. Mcshane
    18. Fonstad
    19. Lindgren
    20. Vejdemo

    We have a pretty deep prospect pool when guys like fairbrother and hillis dont crack our top 20.
     
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    1. Caufield/Suzuki
    2. Suzuki/Caufield
    3. Poehling
    4. Brook
    5. Romanov
    6. Primeau
    7. Ylonen
    8. Struble
    9. Fleury
    10. Harris
    11. Ikonen
    12. Norlinder
    13. Olofsson
    14. Evans
    15. McShane
    16. Teasdale
    17. Fairbrother
    18. Pitlick
    19. Fonstad
    20. Hillis
    SO to Fairbrother. I really like his skating ability in combination with his size, IQ and defensive capabilities. A sleeper def for me.
     
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    1-Poehling
    2-Caufield
    3-Suzuki
    4-Brook
    5-Romanov
    6-Primeau
    7-Ylonen
    8-Feury
    9-Harris
    10-Struble
     
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    1. Caufield
    2. Poehling
    3. Brook
    4. Suzuki
    5. Romanov
    6. Primeau
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    7. Norlinder
    8. Fleury
    9. Ylonen
    10. Harris
    11. Struble
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    12. Teasdale
    13. Olofsson
    14. Fairbrother
    15. Ikonen
    16. Evans
    ----------------------
    17. Pitlick
    18. Dichow
    19. Hillis
    20. Stapley
     
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    1. Caufield
    2. Suzuki
    3. Poehling
    4. Brook
    5. Romanov
    6. Harris
    7. Primeau
    8. Fleury
    9. Ylonen
    10. Struble
     
  14. Tomas Tatahhh

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    1. Caufield
    2. Suzuki
    3. Poehling
    4. Brook
    5. Romanov
    6. Primeau
    7. Fleury
    8. Harris
    9. Norlinder
    10. Ylonen
    11. Evans
    12. Ikonen
    13. Struble
    14. Teasdale
    15. Fairbrother
    16. Olofsson
    17. Pitlick
    18. Hillis
    19. McShane
    20. McNiven
    HM: Gorniak
     
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    I took into account readiness for the next level also

    1. Poehling
    2. Romanov
    3. Suzuki
    4. Caufield
    5. Brook
    6. Primeau
    7. Ylonen
    8. Ikonen
    9. Fleury
    10. Evans
     
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    1. Poehling
    2. Romanov
    3. Caufield
    4. Suzuki
    5. Brook
    6. Primeau
    7. Struble
    8. Ylonen
    9. Harris
    10. Fleury
    11. Norlinder
    12. Ikonen
    13. Leskinen
    14. Fairbrother
    15. Evans
    16. Olofsson
    17. Pitlick
    18. Stapley
    19. McShane
    20. Fonstad
     
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    It's probably not the right thread, but anyways, i'll vent here.

    I know it's become the soup du jour to say how great our prospect pool is, but i still maintain it is not as good as most people think.

    Is it better than years past - of course, but that's really not saying much given the garbage we've had.

    We still don't know what kind of offensive potential Poehling really has (sorry, using numbers he put up at a 10 day tournament over his normal production to somehow predict he will put up 70 points does not make sense).

    To me, he's Eller 2.0

    Suzuki - honestly, I really don't know what to make of him. Many pundits are still not sold on him while others are. I fall in the former - he was an overager in the Ohl - he should have utterly dominated, but he didn't. For me, he is the perfect trade chip to sell high on.

    I'm not sold on Caufield. Yeah, yeah..i get the speed and scoring stats..but Corey Locke (who was almost the same size) scored 114 goals in two years with the Ottawa 67's and he was a complete bust.

    I know, I know, it's way too early to write him off, but jeez, some people are already penciling him in the starting NHL lineup.

    As for Romanov let's calm down a little here. He was barely on any scouts lists before he was drafted and literally came out of nowhere with his performance last year...i'll reserve judgement after i see what he does this year.

    As for Brook, I like him, however where does all this sudden love for Harris come from? Because he's had a good couple of days at development camp? His numbers were just o.k. last year.

    Ylonen, Ikonen, Olofson all had down years last year and none of them scream anything exciting.

    Fleury looks like a 5 or 6 dman.

    Yes, i know, i'm a pessimist, but i also like to be realistic.
     
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    Dude you're not realistic at all, you're all in on pessimism :laugh:
     
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    Not sure what your definition of down year is...

    Ylonen had 27 points in 53 games in Liiga, 6 points in 7 games at the U20-WJC.

    Ikonen had 10 points in 13 games in Liiga but was injured most of the year.

    Maybe Olofsson can be deemed as a down year with 9 points in 34 games in the SHL, but then again they're young players in men's leagues and don't necessarily always have a lot of ice time.
     
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    1.Caufield
    2.Poehling
    3.Brook
    4.Suzuki
    5.Romanov
    6.Harris
    7.Struble
    8.Primeau
    9.Ylonen
    10.Fleury
    11.Norlinder
    12.Evans
    13.Pitlick
    14.Olofsson
    15.Ikonen
    16.McShane
    17.Fairbrother
    18.Fonstad
    19.Gorniak
    20.McNiven
     
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    1. Poehling
    2. Caufield
    3. Suzuki
    4. Brook
    5. Romanov
    6. Ylonen
    7. Primeau
    8. Struble
    9. Harris
    10. Fleury
    11. Ikonen
    12. Norlinder
    13. Fairbrother
    14. Teasdale
    15. McShane
    16. Pitlick
    17. Oloffsson
    18. Stapley
    19. Gorniak
    20. Hillis
     
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    1. Suzuki
    2. Caufield
    3. Poehling
    4. Brook
    5. Primeau
    6. Romanov
    7. Ylonen
    8. Fleury
    9. Struble
    10. Harris
    11. Norlinder
    12. Olofsson
    13. Ikonen
    14. Teasdale
    15. Hillis
    16. Fairbrother
    17. Leskinen
    18. Pitlick
    19. Evans
    20. Gorniak

    Come back year expected for Hillis.​
     
  23. Steve Shutt

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    Overager in the OHL is for 20 year olds (teams can carry three). If Suzuki returns to the OHL for 2019-20 he'll be an Overager
     
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    You are definitely a pessimist but you aren't a realist.
     
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    I have Teassdale ranked in our top 10. Impressive numbers for a 19 year old (just turned 20 in March) including Memorial Cup MVP (recent winners: Hall, Huberdeau, MacKinnon, Draisaitl, Strome and a few no names).

    Note: He's also eligible for one more year in the Q if our scouts thinks he'd benefit from more ice time than Laval.
     

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