Top 40 NHL prospects

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  1. montreal

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    I did a list of the top 40 prospects that have been drafted already but haven't played a game in the NHL yet. No goalies were on the list, as I was asked to put this list together that way. I may be missing some, and there's a few that many won't agree with. I've seen a lot of them, but not all of them, so I had to go off what I know from talking to other writers here at HF, and a few pro scouts I've spoken with over the years.

    I didn't type team or first names cause I'm lazy if you can't figure it out, ask. And I can't spell all that good either. ;)


    Top 40 Prospects

    1. Kastsitsyn
    2. Parise
    3. Carter
    4. Steen
    5. Getzlaf
    6. Suter
    7. Grigorenko
    8. Jukinen
    9. Mirnov
    10. Kahnberg
    11. Perezhogin
    12. Welch
    13. Fehr
    14. A. Stewart
    15. Higgins
    16. O'Sullivan
    17. Nilsson
    18. Doug Lynch
    19. Kosmachev
    20. Slater
    21. Richards
    22. Vanek
    23. Coburn
    24. Polushin
    25. Eriksson
    26. Shkotov
    27. Jurcina
    28. Ramholt
    29. Evaes
    30. Moyzakin
    31. Boyle
    32. Carle
    33. Zakharov
    34. Fleishman
    35. Kanko
    36. Bochenski
    37. Gladskikh
    38. Evaes
    39. Plekanec
    40. Jessiman
     
  2. ZombieMatt

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    Kastitsyn #1 of all prospects who have not played an NHL game?

    That seems questionnable at best.

    Furthermore, you have an overwhelming lack of defencemen on this list.
     
  3. Habsfunk

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    Higgins has played 2 NHL games. Plekanec has played a couple as well.

    Where's Phaneuf? Cobourn should be higher as well.
     
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    Is it supposed to be Jussi Jokinen? If yes, how good is he playing this year (He's very high in your list).
     
  5. Newfie Bruin

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    Well it u haven't noticed Mountie, a habs fan wrote up the list. Cough: Bias!!!

    Jurcina is there...but Stuart isn't??
     
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    Kastsitsyan first........ Hey Homer, Marge called, its time to take lisa to the library. While your there, check out a book called "How Not to be a Homer".


    (just having a piss on ya mate. Your list is daft and far off but it is a dandy and you put allot of work into it. I just think that you are well off from number one on down but what do I know?)
     
  7. Dave is a killer

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    Got Shishkanov?...he was leading the AHL in rookie scoring or tied with Kyle Wellwood before he went down with an injury
     
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    By the way, where's Dion Phanuef (the 9th overall pick who was picked before Kastsitsyn)?
     
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    Richards should be higher than 21st, he was ranked 3rd in the whole CHL..
    And what about Rucizka?
     
  10. montreal

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    I've seen Kastsitsyn play a few times and I think he's the best prospect not in the NHL that's been drafted. it's just my opinion.
     
  11. Freaky Habs Fan

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    Maybe he's a Habs Fan but he saw Kastitsyn play. he make a little report on him and he saw his offensive abbility. He could be another Pavel Bure so maybe Andrei deserve to be very high on the list.
     
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    Thank you for the two Token Blues Prospects - we usually get no love. :handclap: :handclap: But I do like Belles upside more so then Zaks.

    BTW, How has Grigorenko played this year? Has he recovered yet, or no? And how, if at all, has the injury affected his play.

    It is a good list though I am sure others will disagree w/ certain names on it. But everyone has an opinion.
     
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    Whopps, take off Higgins and Pleks forgot they played 2 games each.

    Phaneuf was left off cause the list is for a draft and he was already taken. He'd be #1 if not.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    The difference between Steen and Eriksson is not 21 spots, in fact, there are some Swedish fans that prefer Eriksson. The two are very close..
     
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    Yes it's Jussi Jokinen, and he's having another good year from what I've seen, although I only saw Karpart once this year but he's put up good numbers. Someone who's seen him more can say better.
     
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    I don't know man....I don't really agree with a lot of things..

    It's very erratic.

    You've got guys like Vanek and Jessiman, Coburn really low and Mark Stuart right off the list completely, and then guys like Jussi Jokinen, Kahnberg, and Kosmachev really high.

    I can't say I really agree with the list.
     
  17. montreal

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    Jurcina I like a lot, and think he's better then Stuart who's solid as well.
     
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    He got called up to the NHL
     
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    I looked at HockeyDb and his 38 pts doesn't look so bad, so I agree.
     
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    No Grigorenko hasn't played yet, but he's expected back soon. Still he's got great upside and an impressive all round game. If not for injuries he'd be higher.

    Belle I'm not a big fan of. Skating is great, but his hockey sense I think needs improvement.
     
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    But there's the NCAA, RSL, sm-liiga, SEL, etc... I like Richards he's a great prospect, maybe he should be higher. Rucizka should be there as well, I missed him somehow.
     
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    Do you think Mikko Koivu and Ryan Whitney could be in your list?
     
  23. leafaholix*

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    Zach Parise is overrated... I'd be tempted to rank guys like Steen, Mirnov, Perezhogin, and Grigorenko much higher. Just based on their success in the men leagues they play in.
     
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    Why do you have to be so f'n rude? He just put up this list as a favor to me, and all he gets from the peanut gallery is insults like this. If you want to see someone with class post how he disagrees with an opinion, check out Brocks post.
     
  25. montreal

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    Well it's not meant for people to agree with. I've seen a lot of different leagues like NCAA, OHL, QMJHL, RSL, sm-liiga, but I've only seen a little of WHL, and SEL. It's hard to have an opinion on every prospect, but I've seen most of them once or twice, which is not a good way to judge talent, but someone asked me to do this so I threw together who I found were the top prospects drafted but not in the NHL.

    Vanek I've seen a lot, and I'm disappointed with, hence the lowering rating. Lots of skills, but effort isn't always there. I get just about every UMinn game on tv. Jessiman I feel is overrated a bit due to his size. He's still very good, but I expected more from him this year. Stepniak was the better player at Dartmoth this year, imo. Coburn I had to refer to others as I've seen only a few times, but wasn't impressed with his game. Not very physical for such a big guy. I could easily be wrong. Stuart I had right around Jessiman. Jokinen is putting up impressive numbers for Karpat for 2 seasons now, stars got a real good one, imo. Kahnberg has shown steady improvement year over year and seems to be having a great season. Kosmachev I've seen little of so I could be dead wrong on this guy.
     
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