Psycho_Path Posted July 13, 2014 Share Posted July 13, 2014 Made this topic the last time at the same time of the year, so I figured I might as well start this again now for this year's group of prospects. Last Years: http://forum.canucks.com/topic/348469-prospects-you-are-most-excited-about-pre-13-14-season/?hl=%2Bprospects+%2Byou+%2Bare+%2Bmost+%2Bexcited+%2Babout Unfortunately unlike last year, the prospects game wasn't aired. I would have loved to see it before making this assessment as last year's prospects game affected my rankings for sure, though I'm not sure why I didn't have Cassels on the list then. In any case this is my list for this year: 1. Cassels - I expect he'll be going back to junior, but I was very impressed by his preseason last year and subsequent season in the OHL. For a 3rd rounder, he's really showing to be a player that will have an impact at the NHL level. 2. Shinkaruk - Even though his point production wasn't great this past season, in part due to his injury, the highlights vid that was done of him for this past season had me excited as I've been for Shinkaruk. Very curious to see how he progresses in the AHL. I don't expect him to make the team, but if he shows REALLY well, he'll get a few games at the start of the season 3. Gaunce - People seem to overlook him for our higher rated prospects, though you can see the maturity of him and his game even during the preseason games last year. Sure his point totals will probably never be as high as Virtanen (assuming he comes close to his potential) or Shinkaruk, but he'll play solid minutes with whatever linemates he's given. Could possibly play the season in the NHL this year but is more likely to play in the AHL a season before he gets many games in the NHL. 4. Horvat - It's unfortunate how the season ended for him and London. Getting pretty smoked in the OHL playoffs and then not fairing so well in the Memorial Cup, but he's a very smart kid with some sick dangles. Am excited about his progression this year, even if it is once again playing for London. 5. Fox - Haven't really watched him at all, but for a player who at one point in the season had over 50 goals in 50 games for the Otters and finished the season just under a goal a game, I'm excited. 6. Hutton - Pretty interesting for a defenceman to have more goals than he does assists, but for a .83 ppg defenceman, it's quite the intriguing stat. HM: McNally. It's hard to be that excited for someone that will likely spend another 2 years at Harvard, also of whom did not have the greatest of seasons point wise, but I'm still excited for his development. Curious about Tryamkin as well, He could be a beast, but it won't be for at least 2 years before we'll get to see much of him, so it's hard to be that excited for him yet. Still, I do look forward to what he'll be like when he likely comes to north america in 2 years. Edit: No idea why the P in the title was removed Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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