Rank NHL top 10 prospects by country

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  1. Crusher20

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    Hi there !

    Here what i would like some experts here to do. Make a top 10 of NHL (drafted already) prospects (who could be still be consider rookies next season) by country. I'll give you an exemple or a template if you will. I cant do it cause i havent followed enough hockey prospects around the world lately, so here it goes, good luck gentlemen. ;)

    *I will update my list has I copy slowly your lists.. :joker:


    Canada :
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    1. Dion Phaneuf
    2. Jeff Carter
    3. Corey Perry
    4. Mike Richards
    5. Ryan Getzlaf

    Russia :
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    1. Alexander Ovechkin
    2. Evgni Malkin
    3. Alexander Semin
    4. Alexander Perezhogin
    5. Alexander Radulov


    United States :
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    1. Robbie Scremp
    2. Al Montoya
    3. Zach Parise
    4. Patrick O'sullivan
    5. Chris Higgins

    Finland :
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    1. Kari Lethonen
    2. Lauri Tukonen
    3. Mikko Koivu
    4.
    5.

    Sweden :
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    1. Alex Steen
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Czech Republic:
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    1. Milan Michalek
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Belarus :
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    1. Andrei Kostitsyn
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Oh boy do I have a hard time hehe
     
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  2. hockeyfan125

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    Put Malkin ahead of Semin and Perezhogin for sure.
     
  3. Fozz

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    Agreed.
    Ditto for Zherdev.
     
  4. 417

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    Well he did say players who would still be considered rookies "next year"...
     
  5. Rabid Ranger

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    For the United States (in no particular order):

    1) Zach Parise
    2) Al Montoya
    3) Patrick O'Sullivan
    4) Rob Schremp
    5) Ryan Whitney
    6) Matt Greene
    7) Dan Fritsche
    8) Ryan Suter
    9) Ryan Kesler *
    10) Dustin Brown *


    * Not sure if eligible
     
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    Doing only the countries I can make a reasonable top 5(and only drafted players):

    Canada :
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    1. Dion Phaneuf
    2. Marc-Andre Fleury
    3. Cam Barker
    4. Jeff Carter
    5. Anthony Stewart

    Russia :
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    1. Alexander Ovechkin
    2. Evgeni Malkin
    3. Nikolai Zherdev
    4. Alexander Semin
    5. Anton Babchuk


    United States :
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    1. Ryan Suter
    2. Zach Parise
    3. Al Montoya
    4. Patrick O'Sullivan
    5. Dustin Brown

    Finland :
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    1. Kari Lethonen
    2. Lauri Tukonen
    3. Jussi Jokinen
    4. Hannu Toivonen
    5. Jarkko Immonen

    Sweden :
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    1. Alex Steen
    2. Johan Fransson
    3. Loui Eriksson
    4. Henrik Lundqvist
    5. Niklas Kronwall

    Flame away :D
     
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    I don't know about Corey Perry @ 3rd for Canada, i'll throw out 10 players who I think could be there for Canada, in no particular order...

    Phaneuf, Carter, Getzlaf, Stewart, Richards, Fleury (rookie next year?), Perry, Fehr, Barker, Seabrook...

    I'll give Russia and the US a try as well...

    United States
    1.Zach Parise
    2.Ryan Suter
    3.Al Montoya
    4.Chris Higgins
    5.Patrick O'Sullivan
    6.Robbie Schremp
    7.Hugh Jessiman
    8.AJ Thelen
    9.Dan Fritsche (sp?)
    10.Patrick Eaves

    Russia
    1.Alexander Ovechkin
    2.Evegny Malkin
    3.Alexander Semin
    4.Alexander Perezhogin
    5.Fedor Tyutin
    6.Timofei Shishkanov
    7.Denis Grebeshov (sp?)
    8.Alexander Radulov
    9.Anton Babchuk
    10.Alexander Polushin

    I gave it my best, probably could of added a few more players, and changed the order a bit, but I think it's pretty fair
     
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  8. leafaholix*

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    Canada...

    Dion Phaneuf
    Jeff Carter
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Anthony Stewart
    Mike Richards
    Nathan Horton
    Cam Barker
    Steve Eminger
    Carlo Colaiacovo
    Ryan Getzlaf

    ... no particular order.

    :D
     
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    I don't think Horton qualifies in this thread
     
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    O'Sullivan is Canadian who just plays for the US team because of his mother.
     
  11. leafaholix*

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    lol... not againnnnnnnnnn.

    Buddy, he was raised in Carolina. Born in Toronto... his father's a wacko, and he's a terrific hockey player.
     
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    Hannu Toivonen should be right behind Kari Lethonen in Finland

    David Kreiji should be there for the Czech Republic

    Lars Jonsson should be in Top 10 for Sweden

    Mark Stuart sholud be a contender for the USA

    Milan Jurcina should be a contender for Slovakia
     
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    Glad to see Steen the consensus top Swede. Mind you the competition aint too great.
     
  14. leafaholix*

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    Niklas Kronwall should push him for the #1 spot.

    He's probably the best AHL defenseman.
     
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    Whatever you say chief.
     
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    Canada
    Dion Phaneuf
    Jeff Carter
    Ryan Getzlaf
    Cam Barker
    Steve Eminger

    United States
    Ryan Suter
    Al Montoya
    Zach Parise
    Chris Higgins
    Patrick O'Sullivan

    Finland
    Kari Lehtonen
    Hannu Toivonen
    Tuomo Ruutu
    Mikko Koivu
    Jussi Jokinen (?)

    Sweden
    Alexander Steen
    Henrik Lundqvist
    Robert Nilsson
    Carl Soderberg
    Chris Heino-Lindberg/Johan Fransson


    Russia
    Alexander Ovechkin
    Evgeni Malkin
    Anton Babchuk
    Alexander Semin
    Alexander Perezhogin/Nikolai Zherdev
     
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    I agree about Toivonen being right behind Lehtonen. His stock is continuing to rise in the AHL and was a steal in the late first round by the bruins
     
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    Imho, For Russia:
    1. Alexander Ovechkin
    2. Evgeni Malkin
    3. Alexander Semin
    4. Denis Grebeshkov
    5. Fedor Tyutin ( Do not know about his status)
    6. Alexander Perezhogin
    7. Maxim Kondratiev
    8. Alexander Radulov
    9. Timofei Shiskanov
    10.Alexei Kaigorodov ( There are a lot of guys for this spot but I pick up Alexei ahead of Mirnov, Polushin, Pestunov and Lisin cause he is my favorite)
     
  19. leafaholix*

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    Higgins over Brown, Suter, Schremp, etc...?

    Heino-Lindberg over Kronwall, Lundqvist, Eriksson, etc... ?

    lol.
     
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    How come am I not surprised to get that kind of reply from you?

    Suter is on the list... Brown has played like 30 NHL games if I'm not mistaken, so he's not a prospect anymore. And yes I rank Higgins over Schremp. Not because of upside, but because he's a safier prospect.

    Secondly, have you ever seen Lindberg anyway? Yeah, that's what I thought. You didn't see him. On the other hand, I must say that I forgot about Lundqvist, though.

    All in all, your post was useless.
     
  21. ChemiseBleuHonnete

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    So true... He just can't keep his mouth shut.

    edit : btw, I'm pretty sure that there's not a lot of people who saw Lindberg on the boards... I have seen him a little bit and I was really impressed. He's one of the most under-rated propect because of the lack of exposure.
     
  22. leafaholix*

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    My bad there.

    Higgins in the top 5 is still a shock to me, even as a fan.

    No.

    But still... Henrik Lundqvist easily the best goaltending prospect from Sweden right now. There's probably a dozen or two guys that deserve to go ahead of Heino-Lindberg.
     
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    whoever doesn't have a henrik lundquivst as their number one or two on the Swedish list should seriously rethink their list.
     
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    How so? You just admitted that you had never him play. How is that supposed to make sense? Why can't he be a top 5 or top 10 Swedish prospect? Just because he was a late pick? I want to know.

    If that kind of remark was coming from a guy who follows European prospects closely, I could understand. But from a guy who admits having never seen the guy play... that's another story.

    Anyway, it's fine. You don't need to reply. I'm used to your posts now. I have learned that I must take them with a grain of salt.
     
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