rank these potential power forward prospects

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  1. Hugh Jessimen
    Steve Bernier
    Bobby Ryan
    Guillerme Latendresse
    Brian Boyle
    Kyle Okposo
    James Sheppard
     
  2. CronoX

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    Although I am no expert, here are my thoughts:

    Ryan
    Bernier
    Latendresse
    Okposo
    Boyle
    Sheppard
    Jessimen
     
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    Bobby Ryan
    Steve Bernier
    Kyle Okposo
    James Sheppard
    Guillaume Latendresse
    Hugh Jessiman
    Brian Boyle
     
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    Bernier
    Ryan
    Okposo
    Latendresse
    Sheppard
    Boyle
    Jessiman
     
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    Bobby Ryan
    Steve Bernier
    Kyle Okposo
    James Sheppard
    Brian Boyle
    Guillaume Latendresse
    Hugh Jessiman
     
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    Steve Bernier
    Guillaume Latendresse
    Kyle Okposo
    Bobby Ryan
    James Sheppard
    Brian Boyle
    Hugh Jessiman
     
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    Bobby Ryan
    Steve Bernier
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    Kyle Okposo
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    James Sheppard
    Brian Boyle
    Guillerme Latendresse
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    Hugh Jessimen


    Good group of prospects.

    I where people would put Eric Fehr on that list, although he's not really a power forward.
     
  8. Whats happened to hugh jessimen?
     
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    Sheppard is on the same level as Okposo.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, does nobody think Boyle will be good, or that the other prospects will be that much better?
     
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    Bobby Ryan
    Steve Bernier

    Kyle Okposo
    Guillerme Latendresse
    James Sheppard

    Brian Boyle
    Hugh Jessimen
     
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    Bernier
    Ryan
    Okposo
    Sheppard
    Latendresse
    Boyle
    Jessimen
     
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    I think people just don't know him....from what I saw during the beanpot he sure looks like a good one (which is why i try to get you Kings to trade him to the bruins in all your trade proposals).

    Bobby Ryan
    Steve Bernier
    Brian Boyle
    Kyle Okposo
    James Sheppard
    Guillerme Latendresse
    Hugh Jessimen
     
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    Does Jessiman so bad.
    He started badly w/Hartford and they sent him down in ECHL, I believe.
    He finished with Hartford in the AHL with 19 pts in 39 games in his 1st year.
    He's a big man at 6' 6'.
    Maybe he has been draft too fast like Wheeler, but I don't believe that he's so bad.
    He'll come back in the AHL next year and we will have a better opinion.
    Remember Penner in his 1st AHL year...28 in 77 games.
    To follow.
     
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    he basically hasn't had nearly as many games to help his development lately as other players...part of that is from playing in college, and another big part is that he was injured for most of the season in 2004/2005. When he came to camp in 2005, he was pretty behind in part because of this.

    He improved a lot and was doing alright in Hartford later in the season until the Pack brought in Brad Smyth and bumped him down to the lower two lines...

    He has a ways to go, but still has potential to be good if he just starts putting it together and gets the time to do so.

    a draft pick the rangers would probably like to have back, but all is not lost yet. he does have some good skills
     
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    Bobby Ryan
    Steve Bernier
    Guillerme Latendresse
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    James Sheppard
    Brian Boyle
    Hugh Jessimen
     
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    Ryan
    Bernier
    Okposo
    Latendresse
    Sheppard
    Boyle
    Jessiman
     
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    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    I think Boyle is being shortchanged here a bit. The guy is 6' 7", weighs about 230 lbs, and is a very good skater for his size. He is also an excellent passer, has a nice shot, is almost impossible to clear out from in front of the net, is excellent defensively, and is a leader. I'm not sure if he'll be a star at the next level, but he has all the makings of a very good, almost unique NHL forward.
     
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    I just wish Boyle had a mean streak.He could be Eric Lindros in his prime.
     
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    He absolutely is being shortchanged in this thread. This looks like a classic example of people not knowing anything about him. He was a force this year with Boston College and showed a ton of upside as a power forward. I expect him to dominate Hockey East this year and then sign with the Kings. He is definitely top 3-4 on that list just under Ryan, Bernier and maybe Latendresse.
     
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    Ha, Boyle is getting shafted.

    Steve Bernier
    Bobby Ryan
    Brian Boyle
    Kyle Okposo
    James Sheppard
    Guillerme Latendresse
    Hugh Jessimen
     
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    I'm not shafting him in my list, just trying not to get my hopes up about a first round power forward pick again (Karlsson) :(
     
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    :D
     
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    Eric Lindros was the best player when he was in his prime.
     
  25. I would like for people to give reasoning as to why they rank players where they do if it's not too much trouble.
     

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