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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »


It's a tie! ....which basically means the principal author just really wanted Woll on the list.
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« Reply #61 on: July 31, 2017, 07:25:05 PM »
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2017, 08:55:34 AM »

Look, I'll say it. I see all the time people coming up with top 5 or top 10 lists and including 12 or 13 as "ties" because it's "too hard to choose". This is a matter of fundamental moral decay of wishy-washy entitledness. Make hard choices, or make it a top 11 or top 6 list. Have a tie-breaker. There are no rules here, you're writing a list on the internet. 

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Also, Sparks seems like an odd guy to make it.
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2017, 09:09:08 AM »
I'm not very high on Sparks either, but going by the body of work and visibility available... who do we put over Sparks?

Dakota Joshua
Fedor Gordeev
Frederik Gauthier
Ian Scott
JD Greenway
Jesper Lindgren
JJ Piccinich
Kasmir Kaskisuo
Keaton Middleton
Martins Dzierkals
Nicolas Mattinen
Nikolai Chebykin
Nolan Vesey
Pierre Engvall
Ryan McGregor
Ryan O'Connell
Tobias Lindberg
Trevor Moore
Vladimir Boblyev
Vladislav Kara

I am bolding my options over Sparks.

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« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2017, 09:28:49 AM »
I'm not very high on Sparks either, but going by the body of work and visibility available... who do we put over Sparks?

Dakota Joshua
Fedor Gordeev
Frederik Gauthier
Ian Scott
JD Greenway
Jesper Lindgren
JJ Piccinich
Kasmir Kaskisuo
Keaton Middleton
Martins Dzierkals
Nicolas Mattinen
Nikolai Chebykin
Nolan Vesey
Pierre Engvall
Ryan McGregor
Ryan O'Connell
Tobias Lindberg
Trevor Moore
Vladimir Boblyev
Vladislav Kara

I am bolding my options over Sparks.

I would have included one of the 2017 draft picks whose existence we're certain of, like O'Connell or McGregor. Their age alone means that their ceiling should be higher than a guy like Sparks', even if they are a long, long ways away. And if I had to put in an older guy I would have went with Gauthier there. I think he's closer to becoming a 4th line NHL centre than Sparks is to becoming a NHL back-up.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2017, 09:29:58 AM »
I'm not very high on Sparks either, but going by the body of work and visibility available... who do we put over Sparks?

I'd add Greenway to your choices. Or you go with Kara and then, boom, you're back down to 25.
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2017, 09:58:44 AM »
I would have included one of the 2017 draft picks whose existence we're certain of, like O'Connell or McGregor. Their age alone means that their ceiling should be higher than a guy like Sparks', even if they are a long, long ways away. And if I had to put in an older guy I would have went with Gauthier there. I think he's closer to becoming a 4th line NHL centre than Sparks is to becoming a NHL back-up.

I think Gauthier has a more difficult path to the NHL than Sparks, but they're in similar boats (probably nots). Pretty easy to get temporary 4th line centres for cheap on the market, where as Sparks will be called upon anytime Andersen or McElhinney get injured. Probably not hard to outplay McElhinney either.

We're going to get to see a bit more of Greenway (maybe), as he was added to the WJSS US roster. We have a lot of runway with him.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2017, 08:32:46 AM »
23. Eemeli Rasanen

The 'first' of two 2017 draft picks to make the cut of this year's T25U25 is 2nd rounder Eemeli Rasanen. Since I ran out of names I recognized after Montreal took Josh Brook towards the last third of the 2nd, I have no complaints about the team stocking up on RHD with heavy shots, and a huge frame that is still being filled out. As mentioned in the article, this is a template pick but with much greater promise than the previous ones in 2015, 2016. It'll be exciting to see how he shows next season after getting prime minutes with the Frontenacs and more time with Robidas and Underhill.
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2017, 05:48:03 PM »
I'm watching the IIHF Swe vs. USA game and for the life of me I have no idea what Liljegrens number is. The names aren't on the back of the sweaters.

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« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2017, 05:59:03 PM »
I'm watching the IIHF Swe vs. USA game and for the life of me I have no idea what Liljegrens number is. The names aren't on the back of the sweaters.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2017, 08:15:51 AM »
22. Yegor Korshkov

This is around the area where I expected him to be, visibility bias and injury last season being the primary reasons. AHL next year, and will probably make a mid-season jump as he can play any wing and PK. Skates easily, passes well, shoots often, and hits a lot. Would be a great first forward option on the forecheck.
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2017, 08:25:43 AM »
I'm watching the IIHF Swe vs. USA game and for the life of me I have no idea what Liljegrens number is. The names aren't on the back of the sweaters.

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He's the good one.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2017, 09:11:28 AM »
I'm watching the IIHF Swe vs. USA game and for the life of me I have no idea what Liljegrens number is. The names aren't on the back of the sweaters.

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He's the good one.

Yeah goal and assist. Not too shabby. Lot of talk about Dahlin as well.
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #74 on: August 04, 2017, 08:38:32 AM »
21. Miro Aaltonen

I think he'll be very good in the AHL. I don't think he'll be much in the NHL, but I don't mind being pleasantly surprised. Sort of a gapstop stop-gap for Adam Brooks.

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