Post by zzeke on Mar 8, 2013 10:05:44 GMT -5
In the NHL League Standings, the Flyers have 23 points, and last place Florida has 19 points. The Flyers are only 4 points from last place ! And the teams between all have games-in-hand (4 or 3 or 2) on the Flyers.
Is anyone with me on this?
|2||Nichushkin, Valery||LW||3/4/1995||L||6.04||196||Chelyabinsk Chelmet||RusS|
|5||Nurse, Darnell||LD||2/4/1995||L||6.03.5||189||S.S. Marie||OHL|
|10||Ristolainen, Rasmus||RD||10/27/1994||R||6.04||207||TPS Turku||FinE|
|1. SETH JONES - D - PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS (WHL) - 6-4, 206 - PREVIOUS RANK: 1|
Jones has been finding himself at No. 1 on more rankings, and it's not a real surprise. With size, mobility, elite defensive skills and sound offensive capabilities, he looks like he could jump into an NHL lineup quickly. His biggest asset, however, is his hockey sense, which is at an elite level. A Western Conference scout called Jones the clear No. 1 choice.
|2. NATHAN MACKINNON - C - HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS (QMJHL) - 5-11, 179 - PR: 2|
An explosive skater with high-end offensive skills, MacKinnon has shown potential to be a game-breaking player at the next level. With 60 points in 35 games, he has been making a mockery of his junior competition and should be able to find his way into any NHL lineup next season. His skating is what gives him separation from the rest of the forward pack.
|3. JONATHAN DROUIN - LW - HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS (QMJHL) - 5-11, 176 - PR: 8|
An absolute magician with the puck, Drouin has the skill that will get fans out of their seats. His ability to manufacture offense in a variety of ways has a lot of scouts excited. One NHL scout said he wouldn't be surprised if Drouin leapfrogged MacKinnon because of his ability to do things with the puck that most others can't.
|4. ALEKSANDER BARKOV - C - TAPPARA (SML) - 6-2, 205 - PR: 4|
Barkov has done nothing but solidify his status as a top-five prospect. Playing in the SM-Liiga, he has been near a point-per-game player. He was arguably Finland's best forward at the World Junior Championship and showed his solid scoring ability. Barkov is tremendous on draws and seems to have high-end hockey sense. He looks like a low-risk pick.
|5. ELIAS LINDHOLM - C - BRYNAS (SEL) - 6-0, 188 - PR: 6|
One of the best playmakers in this draft year, Lindholm is a crafty player who makes everyone around him better. With good speed and some tremendous puck skills, Lindholm is a guy who can create offense with ease. What makes him a top prospect, however, is his well-rounded game. He plays at both ends of the ice at a high level.
|6. SEAN MONAHAN - C - OTTAWA 67'S (OHL) - 6-2, 193 - PR: 3|
A good two-way game, size and speed all highlight Monahan's package. There's a good chance that he leapfrogs both of the Europeans ahead of him on this list come draft day. Considering the offensive dominance he has displayed at the OHL level, his all-around value is very high. He doesn't have many noticeable weaknesses.
|7. VALERI NICHUSHKIN - C - TRAKTOR (KHL) - 6-4, 196 - PR: 10|
Though size is the first thing that jumps out at first glance of Nichushkin, it doesn't take long for the rest of his game to do the same. Despite the big frame, he has speed and skates with power. He has good puck skills and finishes as well. The 17-year-old got called up to the KHL, has been holding his own and stood out for Russia's bronze-medal squad at the World Junior Championship.
|8. RASMUS RISTOLAINEN - D - TPS (SML) - 6-3, 207 - PR: 7|
Ristolainen's mobility and puck-moving skills really stand out with his pro-ready frame. He has shown improvement in his second professional season and looks to have another gear to get to. With such a strong forward class, Ristolainen could drop on draft day, but his wide array of tools on the back end might be too attractive to pass up.
|9. HUNTER SHINKARUK - LW - MEDICINE HAT TIGERS (WHL) - 5-10, 161 - PR: 5|
Making the Canadian junior team would have helped his somewhat sliding stock, but Shinkaruk is a high-end offensive player who has a nose for the net and the skill to get there. His quick hands and feet should easily translate at the next level, making him a potentially productive player down the line. His size is a bit of a concern, but his offensive ability can't be overlooked.
|10. RYAN PULOCK - D - BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (WHL) - 6-0, 209 - PR: 11|
Though Pulock has been injured, his stock has held pretty steady from the beginning of the year. He has good two-way capabilities, and his offensive upside is truly an attractive trait. He has a good all-around game but could use some smoothing out over time. Scouts like his character and hockey sense.
|11. DARNELL NURSE - D - SOO GREYHOUNDS (OHL) - 6-3, 185 - PR: 25|
The physical game always stands out with Nurse. He's not going to be an offensive guy at the next level, but he has shown improvement in that side of his game. He is relentless on defense. One scout said every team wants a guy who plays like Nurse, citing his aggressiveness and abrasiveness.
|12. NIKITA ZADOROV - D - LONDON KNIGHTS (OHL) - 6-5, 229 - PR: 17|
The behemoth defenseman has all the qualities that NHL scouts drool over. His size is unrivaled among blueliners in this draft. For a big guy, he moves really well and has sound defensive awareness. One scout said he would like to see Zadorov show more consistency in his physical game and bring the same compete level every night, but the pro upside is evident.
|13. ADAM ERNE - RW - QUEBEC REMPARTS (QMJHL) - 6-1, 196 - PR: 16|
In 20 fewer games, Erne has already matched his point total from a season ago. He can score goals as easily as he sets them up, and his skating has improved to a degree where it could be considered near-elite. A goal-scorer's shot and a sturdy frame will stick out to scouts, but it's the skating that could put him over the top.
|14. MAX DOMI - C - LONDON KNIGHTS (OHL) - 5-9, 193 - PR: 14|
Despite a smaller frame, Domi hasn't been hindered by it one bit. With 61 points for the OHL's best team, Domi has been an offensive dynamo. The son of Tie Domi has high-end speed, puck skills and a goal-scorer's release. The skill set is quickly making concerns about his size melt away.
|15. ARTURRI LEHKONEN - LW - KALPA (SML) - 5-10, 152 - PR: 12|
Though undersized, Lehkonen has pure goal-scoring ability. His size certainly hasn't made him any less effective while playing pro. He has nine goals this year after dominating the U20 level in Finland last year. He might be a riskier pick in the top half of the first round. But if a team puts a premium on goal scoring, he's a very good option.
|16. FREDERIK GAUTHIER - C - RIMOUSKI OCEANIC (QMJHL) - 6-5, 209 - PR: 34|
Gauthier might be the total package. He has tremendous size and combines his muscle with touch. He has been a dominant force in the QMJHL and can play at both ends. Gauthier is a good skater, which is always a concern with big guys, and he has shown a knack for scoring.
|17. JOSH MORRISSEY - D - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (WHL) - 6-0, 183 - PR: 24|
Morrissey might not have the best size for a defenseman, but his skating is at an elite level and is a big reason why he has gotten so much first-round buzz. He has solid offensive tools, and his defensive game has improved in his draft year, which is helping improve his stock.
|18. ALEXANDER WENNBERG - C - DJUGARDEN (ALLSVENSKAN) - 5-11, 157 - PR: 31|
With good two-way capabilities, Wennberg has shown an improved offensive game in his first full pro season. He also looked solid in a bottom-six role for Sweden at the World Junior Championship. He has really strong puck skills and high-end hockey sense.
|19. ANDRE BURAKOWSKY - LW - MALMO (ALSSVENSKAN) - 6-1, 178 - PR: 8|
Burakowsky's stock has been falling a bit since the preseason. Getting cut from Sweden's World Junior team didn't help matters. Burakowsky has good two-way skills but hasn't been producing at a terribly high clip in the second division of the Swedish pros. He still has a lot of offensive upside to him with his high level of skill.
|20. ANTHONY MANTHA - LW - VAL-D'OR (QMJHL) - 6-3, 200 - PR: NR|
One of the hot names on draft charts of late, Mantha has taken a big step forward in his offensive game this year. He has tremendous size and is a good skater. Mantha has some edginess to his game and is able to find the net. He already has 34 goals this season after just 22 all of last year. He might continue to climb.