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By Greg Komarnicky
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May 23rd, 2015
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The New Jersey Devils are suffering. They currently hold one of the weakest prospect pools in the league. Sticky situations has some reasoning behind this, as well as some weak drafting. However they do have one bright spot in Damon Severson who has looked very good this year. John Quenneville was th...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 23rd, 2015
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The Predators have a very underrated prospect pool. A big reason for this is their scouting, more specifically their goaltending scouts. Unlike most NHL teams, Nashville has 4 goaltenders in their top 20, 3 of which are in their top 10. This all with top forward Filip Forsberg being a recent graduate...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 23rd, 2015
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The Montreal Canadiens have a very strong group of prospects. Beaulieu leading the way can be expected, but Martin Reway stepped up in a big way resulting in his positioning in the #2 spot. Jacob De La Rose had a huge season quieting all doubters. The 2nd round pick spent the remainder of the season ...
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May 23rd, 2015
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The Minnesota Wild suffer from a depleted prospect pool. This is thanks to many of the prospects graduating in recent seasons including Niederreiter, Granlund, Coyle and Haula. Zucker sits on the verge of joining that group with 98 games played. Kaapo Kahkonen looked very strong thus year. Kahonen fi...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 17th, 2015
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The Florida Panthers have a surprisingly deep prospect pool. Most of their list is playing the the AHL, or NCAA. Ekblad just barely makes the list after playing a full season this season. Jayce Hawryluk had a fantastic season in the NCAA. He finished with far over a pt per game for his school. The [&...
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May 17th, 2015
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The Edmonton Oilers are another team that has a weaker prospect pool only because most have graduated thanks to making the roster earlier than most. However the Oilers have a fantastic top 3 and some possible diamonds in the rough below them. Anton Slepyshev had a fantastic season in the KHL. Slepysh...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 17th, 2015
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The Detroit Red Wings are blessed with some strong scouting which resulted in a very strong prospect pool. Anthony Mantha leads the very strong pack for the Wings. Jurco just barely makes the list as a prospect sitting at 99 games. 1 more game and he will graduate. Teemu Pulkkinen had a very strong y...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 17th, 2015
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The Dallas Stars have a very strong future blueline…but that’s about it. However they do have some forward stand outs in Nichushkin and Ritchie. Campbell you can never count out as his potential is still there despite his struggles in pro. Dickinson had a very impressive year in the OHL t...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 16th, 2015
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have one of the strongest prospect pools in the league. Their top 4 prospects are all 1st rounders and some could argue the 5th should have been in retrospect. Unlike a lot of teams, Columbus’s prospect pool is also well rounded. Their rebuild has worked wonders for th...
By Greg Komarnicky
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May 16th, 2015
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The Colorado Avalanche may not have the strongest prospect pool, but that is for good reason. They, like a few other teams have had good enough prospects to have them play for them early, such as Landeskog, Mackinnon, Duchene and Barrie. For what they do have, it’s a lot of possible diamonds in...