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View Poll Results: Best prospect from the following list?
Austin Carroll 0 0%
Zach Fischer 0 0%
Garnet Hathaway 6 1.96%
Josh Healey 0 0%
D'Artagnon Joly 0 0%
Pavel Karnaukhov 0 0%
Morgan Klimchuk 14 4.58%
Brett Kulak 110 35.95%
Linus Lindstrom 0 0%
Ryan Lomberg 2 0.65%
Mitchell Mattson 0 0%
Mason McDonald 0 0%
Adam Ollas-Mattsson 1 0.33%
Matthew Phillips 32 10.46%
Emile Poirier 71 23.20%
Brett Pollock 0 0%
Daniel Prybil 2 0.65%
Rushan Rafikov 0 0%
David Rittich 49 16.01%
Adam Ruzicka 0 0%
Nick Schneider 0 0%
Hunter Shinkaruk 13 4.25%
Hunter Smith 0 0%
Fililp Sveniingsson 0 0%
Eetu Tuulola 4 1.31%
Tyler Wotherspoon 2 0.65%
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Calgarypuck Prospect Ranking 2017 - Round 11

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Calgarypuck's 5th Annual Prospect Ranking Poll Series

Here are the last 5 years for a quick glance ...
Prospect Rankings
2013 - http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthr...ospect+Ranking
2014 - http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthr...highlight=poll
2015 - http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148495
2016 - http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=156151

As per usual the vote is up to you. Some see it as most likely to play, some see it as highest ceiling, others see it as a mix of both.

Happy voting!

Who will join Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk as the top prospect. Previous four have gone straight to the show.

2017 Results

1 Jankowski 66% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162793)
2 Parsons 59% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162807)
3 Andersson 58% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162831)
4 Valimaki 38% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162852)
5 Kylington 44% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162870)
6 Gillies 42% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162879)
7 Fox 54% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162900)
8 Foo 35% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162909)
9 Dube 37% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162926)
10 Mangiapane 43% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=162958)
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Kulak, followed by Phillips then Rittich for me
These are the last three with the potential to be impact players for me. After that it will be the Hathaways and Lombergs of the world
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Sticking with Kulak ....

I think he, Jankowski and Bennett are three of the key players for next season. Not key in a team's best players, but key in biggest moves into prominent roles or not, either adding some quality depth or keeping the team top heavy.
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I'm going with Klimchuk here. Really solid season in the A last year and got heaps of praise from Huska and company on his play at both ends of the ice. He registered 43 pts in 66 games and gained more and more responsibility as the season went on.

As I mentioned before, Kulak is already an NHLer in my mind so he doesn't get a vote from me.

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Voted Klimchuk as well. 200 ft play, quiet all round guy. Put up DECENT stats in the A last year. I think he'll get his cup of coffee this year.
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Kulak would be a #5 or #6 on a lot of NHL teams, but on the Flames he's only the #11 best player on the farm?

I dunno...
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Kulak would be a #5 or #6 on a lot of NHL teams, but on the Flames he's only the #11 best player on the farm?

I dunno...
The Flames defense wasn't exactly deep last year, but he struggled to get in the line-up.

I went with Phillips. I think he has a ton of upside.
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Kulak would be a #5 or #6 on a lot of NHL teams, but on the Flames he's only the #11 best player on the farm?
The poll is about upside combined with readiness. It's a different volume on combination for some but that's how it boils down. Readiness has little to do with it for me but it does factor in. The poll is not about rating the depth chart of the Stockton Heat.

Kulak should be higher due to closeness to the NHL, but I value upside much more.
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Kulak. Closest to the NHL combined with pretty good upside. Everybody else on the list is a pretty big question mark.
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Kulak would be a #5 or #6 on a lot of NHL teams, but on the Flames he's only the #11 best player on the farm?

I dunno...
I don't think that's a fair statement...that he's a #5 or #6 on a lot of NHL teams. Which ones?
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Went with Rittich again. If any of our two goalies fail, I can see Rittich taking their job.
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I view "this guy is able to play in the NHL" as being worth more than "this guy is really good... if only he could do that in the NHL."

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I view "this guy is able to play in the NHL" as being worth more than "this guy's going to be insanely awesome, if only he could play in the NHL."
Kulak is no sure thing. His place in the lineup is not assured by any means.
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Kulak would be a #5 or #6 on a lot of NHL teams, but on the Flames he's only the #11 best player on the farm?

I dunno...
I voted Kulak this round, but there's not a single guy above him that I would trade to acquire Kulak. I think he's about right where he should be on this list.
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Hathaway and Kulak will likely be on the opening night roster this season. Both have already played more NHL games than most prospects ever will.

I picked Hathaway over Kulak because I think Hathaway is the better player.
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Kulak, followed by Phillips then Rittich for me
These are the last three with the potential to be impact players for me. After that it will be the Hathaways and Lombergs of the world
I think Poirier can be impactful. Whether he will is another question.
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If Kulak is a #5-6 on a lot of teams, why didn't Vegas take him? Fact is, he hasn't proven he's a #5-6 in the NHL yet. He's shown glimmers of being a solid defender, but has to put it together consistently. I also think a lot of people think Kulak tops out as a #5-6, so that's likely why he's so far down in the rankings.
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It's hard to call Kulak a prospect because he's already played like 30 NHL games, so I went with Rittich. Sure its possible Kulak can grow in a great defensemen (he's only 23yrs old), but that will be hard in the Flames system. I have him pegged as the 3rd pairing LD pending he doesn't lose it to Bartowski or Wotherspoon.
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If Kulak goes through it's going to be interesting to see where the Kulak voters go between Phillips, Poirier and Rittich
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