Top 10 American prospects not in the NHL...

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  1. petrklima85

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    Drafted or undrafted....CHL or NCAA or AHL....doesn't matter, the only criteria is that they haven't played in the NHL yet.


    Top 5
    Erik Jonson
    Peter Mueller
    Corey Schneider
    Patrick Kane
    TJ Oshie

    Next 5:
    Bobby Ryan
    Kyle Okposo
    Bob Sangunetti
    Al Montoya
    Jeremy Smith (Plymouth Whalers)

    Just out of the Top 10:
    Blake Wheeler
    James van Riemsdyk
    Jimmy Hayes

    No longer eligible but would certainly have been on the list:
    Jack Johnson
    Ryan Callahan


    Have I missed anyone ??

    Is someone rated too high/too low ??
     
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    Oh man buddy, you don;t know how many times I've wished he was an American !!!!!!!!!
     
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    My bad. I thought that he had a cup of coffee with the Thrash in the middle of this year. I would put him on the 'Just out of the Top 10 list'. I think that size is no longer a barrier in the 'new' NHL.
     
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    I'd take Chorney over a few on that list.

    Hensick maybe?
     
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    Skille? He seems to have adjusted to the AHL well. He now has 3 points in his 3 games and is a +3.
     
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    too bad Tavares is Canadian, eh?
     
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    Brandon Dubinsky could be here. Michael Sauer is a possibility as well.

    Rangers have a lot of great American prospects...
     
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    What, he's European? :sarcasm:
     
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    Skille for sure. The kid is good. I can`t wait to see a Ruutu-Skille combo next year. Keep your heads up haha.
     
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    Al Montoya is American.
     
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    Skille is top ten and I'd put Okposo in the top 5 over Schneider or Oshie
     
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    Also, how is Schnieder in the top 5 but not Montoya, who has already proven a lot more than he has?

    That makes zero sense.
     
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    Maybe because at the same level Schneider put up far superior numbers to Montoya. Just giving a reason, not exactly disagreeing with you.
     
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    The topic starter said: "...the only criteria is that they haven't played in the NHL yet."
     
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    Uhhh, he lists Montoya in the 2nd half of his list. Montoya has never played an NHL game.

    Maybe you should read his post before quoting it to me?
     
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    Montoya is putting up incredible numbers in the AHL. He's been simply phenomenal. He's won a gold at the WJCs as well.

    The sad thing for him is how bad Michigan's defense was his last year in school. Odd man rush after odd man rush. I'm a big Michigan fan and it was depressing watching the breakdowns his team had.
     
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    I would add Ben Bishop, goalie for Maine in the just out of the top 10 group. He has been dominant when healthy this season.
     
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    ???????????????????? I know, that's why he's on the list.


    Montoya IS dominant in the AHL and I'd have no problems flipping his spot with Schneider, though I think they will both do really well in the NHL. Ditto Jeremy Smith, down the road.
     
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    Howard played a handful of games in Detroit last season, therefore making him ineligible under the criteria.
     
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    Next season, you will all show much love for Mitch Wahl. As of right now, not on the list - after a full season playing the way he has the last month; he will reign supreme.
     
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    I hope so, the more quality names to add to the list, the better it is for American hockey. Wahl had a solid year w/ Spokane, without a doubt.
     
  25. Jack Johnson is still a prospect. They will remain prospects until they play 20 NHL games.

    So yea, Jack Johnson is right up there, and to make that guy happy, Montoya too, but I think Schneider is better then him:handclap:
     

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