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Didn't count : Baertschi, Clendening, Corrado and Markstrom. At least 3/4 will be in the league next year.

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After acquiring a few good players in this year draft, I was wondering what the thought of the people of CDC is regarding our top prospects and where they rank.



I was wondering the same thing. The OP list is pretty reasonable. Here is my list (and I am going to count any player who did not make the team as a regular last year except that I won't include Markstrom).

Also, there are two possible questions we could ask. One question is who will be the best player eventually. Another is who is likely to contribute the most to the Canucks in the next two or three years. I will answer the first question and here is my best guess:

1. Virtanen (as a # 6 pick he should be, but I am not at all certain.)

2. Sven Baertschi (high skill forward, fairly high first round pick, but not certain.)

3. Jared McCann (low first rounder who has a good all-around game. Will at least play 3C in the NHL).

4. Thatcher Demko (goalies are tricky but he looks good).

5. Brock Boeser (looks like a solid low first round pick).

6. Adam Clendening (good skills but not big or physical or fast.)

7. Cole Cassels (great progress for a third round pick, can play 3C or 4C in the NHL eventually)

8. Frank Corrado (not much size or physicality and not much offence, but solid defensively)

9. Andrey Pedan (like his size and toughness)

10. Grenier, Gaunce, Shinkaruk (tied). Not a lock than any of these guys becomes an NHL regular but chances are good that at least one will and maybe all three.

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Drafted players by the Canucks (minus Horvat) under 24, rankings based on upside.

1: Shinkaruk

2: Virtanen

3: McCann

4: Demko

5: Cassels

6: Boeser

7: Gaunce

8: Grenier

9: Corrado

10: Jasek (he may be a huge steal)

Honourable mentions

Ben Hutton

Jordan Subban

Still missing a top end defensive prospect. nothing was really available at 23, thats why i was happy with Boeser instead of a defenceman

Best Post so far. Thank you for getting Hunter up on your list. Hope he has a great camp! Not sure On Demko everything else .....dido

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Not including Baertschi, Clendening, Corrado, Vey, Horvat, Markstrom, & Kenins who I think will all be on the team next year.

  1. Jared McCann
  2. Jake Virtanen
  3. Thatcher Demko
  4. Brock Boeser
  5. Ben Hutton
  6. Brendan Gaunce
  7. Cole Cassels
  8. Hunter Shinkaruk
  9. Alexandre Grenier
  10. Jordan Subban
  11. Nicklas Jensen
  12. Andrey Pedan
  13. Guillaume Brisebois
  14. Nikita Tryamkin
  15. Dmitri Zhukenov
  16. Lukas Jasek
  17. Evan McEneny
  18. Kyle Petit
  19. Anton Cederholm
  20. Ludwig Blomstrand
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my order

  1. Jake Virtanen
  2. Jared McCann
  3. Brock Boeser
  4. Thatcher Demko
  5. Cole Cassels
  6. Brendan Gaunce
  7. Hunter Shinkaruk
  8. Jordan Subban
  9. Nicklas Jensen
  10. Guillaume Brisebois
  11. Nikita Tryamkin
  12. Dmitri Zhukenov
  13. Alexandre Grenier
  14. Andrey Pedan
  15. Lukas Jasek
  16. Ben Hutton
  17. Joe Cannata
  18. Ludwig Blomstrand
  19. Evan McEneny
  20. Dane Fox
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my order

  • Jake Virtanen
  • Jared McCann
  • Brock Boeser
  • Thatcher Demko
  • Cole Cassels
  • Brendan Gaunce
  • Hunter Shinkaruk
  • Jordan Subban
  • Nicklas Jensen
  • Guillaume Brisebois
  • Nikita Tryamkin
  • Dmitri Zhukenov
  • Alexandre Grenier
  • Andrey Pedan
  • Lukas Jasek
  • Ben Hutton
  • Joe Cannata
  • Ludwig Blomstrand
  • Evan McEneny
  • Dane Fox

I'd say that's fair. Sure be nice to add a chychrun to that group.

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  1. Jared McCann
  2. Jake Virtanen
  3. Thatcher Demko
  4. Brock Boeser
  5. Hunter Shinkaruk
  6. Brendan Gaunce
  7. Cole Cassels
  8. Ben Hutton
  9. Guillaume Brisebois
  10. Jordan Subban
  11. Nicklas Jensen
  12. Lukas Jasek
  13. Alexandre Grenier
  14. Evan McEneny
  15. Dmitri Zhukenov
  16. Andrey Pedan
  17. Dane Fox
  18. Nikita Tryamkin
  19. Ludwig Blomstrand
  20. Anton Cederholm

Who doesn't count?

  • Sven Baertschi
  • Adam Clendenning
  • Frank Corrado
  • Jacob Markstrom

almost my list verbatim

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You guys think this is a top 10 prospect pool in the league? Top 5 even?

No. I just think this pool lacks the upside for top end talent. I believe Virtanen will be a top line winger, but other than that... Demko will be a starter one day, McCann maybe a top 6 forward... I'd say about middle of the pack, average prospect pool.

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