Rank these young NHL Forwards/Prospects

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  1. Qubax

    Qubax Registered User

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    I have ranked the below Forwards on NHL offensive upside.....also taking into account the likelyhood that they reach their upside.

    I am asking the HF-prospects community to look it over and let me know what alterations you would make to it....

    Remember that the ranking is based on Offensive potential, and likelyhood of realizing it.

    So for example while many may think that Tarasenko(10) has more NHL upside then Oshie(6), ...T.J. is already in the NHL, relatively established, and on this side of the pond.

    A similar distinction could be made with Pulkkinen(21) being lower then Caron(16), but Caron has had a taste of NHL action and has done well in the AHL. Despite this Pulkkinen(21) is ahead of Ryan O'Reilly(24), because while O'Reilly is in the NHL already, his offensive upside is quite limited in comparison to most of the other players on this list.

    Any, and ALL analysis and input would be so appreciated....Thanks!

    1. John Tavares 59-23-29-52
    2. Matt Duchene 59-21-27-48
    3. Jeff Skinner 62-22-24-46
    4. Evander Kane 57-17-18-35
    5. Tyler Seguin 56-10-11-21
    6. TJ Oshie 30-6-17-23
    7. Kyle Turris 47-10-9-19
    8. Tyler Ennis 60-13-22-35
    9. Alexander Burmistrov 52-5-12-17
    10. Vladimir Tarasenko 42-9-10-19 KHL
    11. Brett Connolly 53-40-23-63 WHL
    12. Mikkel Boedker 20-1-8-9
    13. Jaden Schwartz 20-12-19-31 WCHA
    14. Mikael Granlund 33-7-22-29 SM-liiga
    15. Jared Knight 61-24-38-62 OHL
    16. Jordan Caron 34-8-12-20 AHL
    17. Emerson Etem 55-36-28-64 WHL
    18. Christian Thomas 57-47-36-83 OHL
    19. Alex Chiasson 30-13-18-31 H-East
    20. Anton Rodin 52 7 19 26 SEL
    21. Teemu Pulkkinen 51-17-32-49 SM-liiga
    22. Curtis Hamilton 54-21-54-75 WHL
    23. Anders Lee 36-21-19-40 CCHA
    24. Ryan O’Reilly 57-6-11-17
    25. Richard Panik 49-26-29-55 OHL
    26. Freddie Hamilton 57-30-40-70 OHL
    27. Zach Budish 7-2-4-6 WCHA
    28. Johan Larsson 41-4-4-8 SEL
    29. Ilari Filppula 58-18-32-50 AHL
    30. Jason Akeson 61-24-80-104 OHL
    31. Andrej Nestrasil 50 16-41-57 QMJHL
     
  2. stamkosisboss

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    I'd move Schwartz past Boedker, Duchene ahead of Tavares and Skinner ahead also.
     
  3. Qubax

    Qubax Registered User

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    Whoa, so you'd have a top 3 of:

    1. Duchene
    2. Skinner
    3. Tavares

    farther down you'd have

    12. Schwartz
    13. Boedker

    I wonder if Tavares is getting a little underated....

    I may even be able to buy into

    1. Skinner
    2. Tavares
    3. Duchene

    but that's pretty crazy if Tavares ends up lower then both of them
     
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    1.Tavares
    2.Duchene
     
  5. Nullus Reverentia

    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    That's A LOT to rank and I haven't heard of a few of those players. I'll leave out the ones I haven't. Not based on how likely to reach potential either.

    1. John Tavares
    2. Jeff Skinner
    3. Matt Duchene
    4. Vladimir Tarasenko
    5. Tyler Seguin
    6. Evander Kane
    7. Jaden Schwartz
    8. Alexander Burmistrov
    9. Brett Connolly
    10. Kyle Turris
    11. Mikael Granlund
    12. Tyler Ennis
    13. Ryan O'Reilly
    14. Jason Akeson
    15. TJ Oshie
    16. Mikkel Boedker
    17. Emerson Etem
    18. Christian Thomas
    19. Alex Chiasson
    20. Teemu Pulkkinen
    21. Jared Knight
    22. Richard Panik
    23. Curtis Hamilton
    24. Johan Larsson
    25. Anton Rodin
    26. Anders Lee
    27. Freddie Hamilton
     
  6. stamkosisboss

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    I'm not trying to underrate Tavares but I think the other two are a very special brand of talent when It comes to offensive abilities, Tavares will put up some solid numbers to become a top 10-20 scorer, but I believe the other two could get a step ahead. That being said, the top 5 is separated from the rest of the group by a mile and a half.
     
  7. HalbertGil*

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    This is a list of the players for people whom wish to create lists of their own.

    Alex Chiasson
    Alexander Burmistrov
    Anders Lee
    Andrej Nestrasil
    Anton Rodin
    Brett Connolly
    Christian Thomas
    Curtis Hamilton
    Emerson Etem
    Evander Kane
    Freddie Hamilton
    Ilari Filppula
    Jaden Schwartz
    Jared Knight
    Jason Akeson
    Jeff Skinner
    Johan Larsson
    John Tavares
    Jordan Caron
    Kyle Turris
    Matt Duchene
    Mikael Granlund
    Mikkel Boedker
    Richard Panik
    Ryan O’Reilly
    TJ Oshie
    Teemu Pulkkinen
    Tyler Ennis
    Tyler Seguin
    Vladimir Tarasenko
    Zach Budish
     
  8. Qubax

    Qubax Registered User

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    Thanks Bile, that's really handy....

    By using the list alphabetically you take away the bias of looking at the list as it is originally presented..
     
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    Qubax Registered User

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    I believe the top 3 are on their own level, not Top 5 so much...

    I think players 4 through 10 make up a second tier...then I think their is a drop off from their....nothing against Connolly, Granlund, Schwartz and a few others listed after 10, but I see a clear Top 3, and then a strong secondary grouping 4-10

    4. Evander Kane 57-17-18-35
    5. Tyler Seguin 56-10-11-21
    6. TJ Oshie 30-6-17-23
    7. Kyle Turris 47-10-9-19
    8. Tyler Ennis 60-13-22-35
    9. Alexander Burmistrov 52-5-12-17
    10. Vladimir Tarasenko 42-9-10-19 KHL
     
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    Taylor Hall (Give him a year or 2, I see a stamkos type of progression in near future)
    John Tavares (Speed is the only thing missing from game, elite hockey IQ)
    Matt Duchene (has the tools to put up great numbers)
    Brett Connolly (Healthy & on the wing with Lecavalier and 1day Stamkos, nough said)
    Tyler Seguin (give him decent minutes in Boston and lookout)
    Jeff Skinner
    Vladimir Tarasenko
    Evander Kane
    Mikkel Boedker
    Mikael Granlund
    Emerson Etem
    Jaden Schwartz
    Kyle Turris
    TJ Oshie
    Tyler Ennis
    Alexander Burmistrov
    Teemu Pulkkinen
    Richard Panik
    Anders Lee
    Jordan Caron
    Curtis Hamilton
    Zach Budish
    Christian Thomas
    Ryan O’Reilly
    Jared Knight
    Jason Akeson

    I know very little about these guys so I won't put them in the rankings:
    Alex Chiasson
    Andrej Nestrasil
    Anton Rodin
    Ilari Filppula
    Freddie Hamilton
    Johan Larsson

    And yes, everyone will say SKINNER IS TOO LOW! OMG OMG! But I just can't see him putting up huge numbers year in and year out in the future. I'm sure i'll be proven wrong, but until then....
     
  11. No Jamie Benn?:rant:
     
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    Where is Rundblad :sarcasm:
     
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    The Waffler Registered Offender

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    lol this.
     
  14. thrillhous

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    It should be abundantly clear to you that the list does not include certain players and that for the purpose of this ranking thread those players are not to be considered. Like Taylor Hall. Benn is another.
     

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