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View Poll Results: Pick the best prospect from the following
Agostino 28 10.89%
Billins 0 0%
Bruce 1 0.39%
Carroll 11 4.28%
Culkin 81 31.52%
Deblouw 0 0%
Elson 1 0.39%
Gilmour 0 0%
Grant 0 0%
Harrison 1 0.39%
Hathaway 5 1.95%
Kanzig 6 2.33%
Karnaukhov 1 0.39%
Kulak 4 1.56%
Mangiapane 12 4.67%
Ollas Mattson 0 0%
Rafikov 25 9.73%
Sieloff 10 3.89%
Smith 71 27.63%
Van Brabant 0 0%
Wolf 0 0%
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Summer 2015 Prospect Ranking - Round 16

it's time.

Calgarypuck's 3rd annual Prospect Ranking Poll!

Going with the 25 and under with 65 or less games played at the NHL level which actually works pretty closely with my own rule of thumb of "anyone not too old that hasn't been penciled in".

Therefore Granlund, Ortio and Ferland are still prospects.

Monahan and Gaudreau are young but clearly established and no longer prospects. Bennett may be penciled in but he's only played 12 NHL games and is a prospect.

Previous Two Editions
2014 - http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139238
2013 - http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=130143

Rankings:

1. Sam Bennett - 96% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=147961)
2. Emile Poirier - 38% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=147973)
3. Jon Gillies - 35% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=147982)
4. Micheal Ferland - 44% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=147999)
5. Joni Ortio - 63% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148014)
6. Mark Jankowski - 38% Run off (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148037 / http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148031)
7. Brandon Hickey - 57% Run off (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148057 / http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148044)
8. Markus Granlund - 47% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148068)
9. Morgan Klimchuk - 55% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148080)
10. Oliver Kylington - 43% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148090)
11. Tyler Wotherspoon - 39% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148120)
12. Mason McDonald - 29% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148134)
13. Rasmus Andersson - 54% Run Off (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148171 / http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148161)
14. Bill Arnold - 46% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148188)
15. Kenny Morrison - 56% (http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=148196)
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:39 AM   #2
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went Culkin over Smith

Culkin seemed to be progressing at the pro level pretty quickly last season, suggesting an arc that could put him in the NHL with a greater probability than others on the list.

Will be interesting to see what Smith and Carroll do in the AHL this season.

As others mentioned, the last 20% of the season had Agostino doing the same thing, another guy to consider.

What I like is 15 in the bank, and another 5-8 guys that still intrigue me.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:47 AM   #3
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I think I'm going to be on Carroll island for a while here, but of the remaining names might be most likely to break into the NHL. Could make an arguement for Smith though

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Culkin FTW. I have a suspicion he will be one of the final cuts in camp this year.
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Went off the board and selected Mangiapane (because Gaudreau).
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Went off the board and selected Mangiapane (because Gaudreau).
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Went with Smith.

For me, Rafikov and Smith have the best chance of the remaining names. Then Culkin.
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Culkin, Smith, Agostino are the next 3 for me.
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rafikov
kid is a high level d-man, no love here thanks to the russian factor
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Smith

Round 16 and this is still interesting. Love it. In hindsight we can see all the prosepcts that did not make it and undoubtedly many of these guys won't seem as promising 3 years from now. But I have to believe drafting is better than it was. Adding a guy like Morrison in FA is gravy.
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10 is a clear cut break point in a prospect list, but so too is 15.

Guys that finished lower than 15 in past polls?

Summer 2013:
17.Brossoit
18.Arnold
21.Bouma
22.Kanzig
23.Culkin
25.Kulak
26.Ferland
30.Ortio
32.Rafikov

Summer 2014
16. Kulak
17. Agostino
18. Smith
19. McDonald
20. Kanzig
21. Culkin
22. Wolf
23. Hickey
24. Ollas Mattson
26. Rushan Rafikov
33. Austin Carroll
35. Josh Jooris

Interesting to watch stock rise, stock fall, ... some players staying in the same range.

Hickey is a noticeable leap. McDonald as well. Both a credit to voters not chasing the shiny new prospects.
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rafikov
kid is a high level d-man, no love here thanks to the russian factor
I'm on Smith until he gets in, then I'll likely move to Rafikov.

Unless someone makes a really compelling argument for someone else. It's reached the point where I haven't seen enough minutes of game play to make any real informed pick. That won't stop me from voting though!
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kid is a high level d-man, no love here thanks to the russian factor
And that he was taken in the 7th round and most people here outside of the WJC haven't seen much of him.

Which, granted, may all be attributed to a "Russian" factor.
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The way things are looking with Rafikov, with him twice failing to get a visa, he may never come over to NA which pretty well disqualifies him as a prospect. I like him as a player as well but if he isn't interested, so be it.
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Rafikov seems to be giving the Flames the run-around. Last year he submitted his visa a day too late. This year we weren't told anything. We're not sure how interested he is in North American hockey. So I won't vote for him until the very end.

Agostino is up for me. You can't count out a guy who had 43 points in 67 games in his first year of pro hockey. That in my mind puts him ahead of a guy like Smith who has to prove he can put up those kinds of numbers in pro.
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Rafikov seems to be giving the Flames the run-around. Last year he submitted his visa a day too late. This year we weren't told anything. Not sure how interested he is in North American hockey. So I won't vote for him until the very end.
Nobody on the list at 16 or so is blemish free.

Skating, conditioning, size, hands, age, or a chance he won't come over. All of them have ifs. Rafikov's biggest if is interesting in playing outside the KHL.
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Surprised that Carroll is getting talked about already. He was barely drafted and ended up playing on a stacked WHL team as an overage player. Lets see what he does in the AHL first before claiming he's a better prospect than proven AHL players who are pretty much the same age or a Memorial Cup champ who is younger.
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Went off the board and selected Mangiapane (because Gaudreau).
Oh, now you do it.

I been voting mangiapane for like, six rounds.

Then I gave up and voted Culkin in round.
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10 is a clear cut break point in a prospect list, but so too is 15.

Guys that finished lower than 15 in past polls?

Summer 2013:
17.Brossoit
18.Arnold
21.Bouma
22.Kanzig
23.Culkin
25.Kulak
26.Ferland
30.Ortio
32.Rafikov

Summer 2014
16. Kulak
17. Agostino
18. Smith
19. McDonald
20. Kanzig
21. Culkin
22. Wolf
23. Hickey
24. Ollas Mattson
26. Rushan Rafikov
33. Austin Carroll
35. Josh Jooris

Interesting to watch stock rise, stock fall, ... some players staying in the same range.

Hickey is a noticeable leap. McDonald as well. Both a credit to voters not chasing the shiny new prospects.

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