Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Depth in goal.
  • Talent and depth at all forward positions.
  • Talent and depth on defense.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of elite forwards

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Malcolm Subban Pro 8.0 B
2. Zane McIntyre Pro 7.5 C
3. Daniel Vladar Junior 6.0 B

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Seth Griffith Pro 7.0 B
2. Zachary Senyshyn CHL 7.0 C
3. Brian Ferlin Pro 6.5 C
4. Tyler Randell Pro 5.0 C
5. Justin Hickman Pro 5.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake DeBrusk CHL 7.5 C
2. Peter Cehlarik Europe 7.0 C
3. Anders Bjork NCAA 6.5 C
4. Anton Blidh Pro 6.0 C
5. Jesse Gabrielle CHL 6.0 C
6. Frank Vatrano Pro 6.0 D
7. Anthony Camara Pro 5.5 C
8. Colton Hargrove Pro 5.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alexander Khokhlachev Pro 7.5 C
2. Danton Heinen NCAA 7.5 C
3. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson NCAA 7.0 B
4. Ryan Fitzgerald NCAA 7.0 C
5. Ryan Donato NCAA 7.0 C
6. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.5 C
7. Landon Ferraro Pro 6.5 C
8. Austin Czarnik Pro 6.5 D
9. Colby Cave Pro 6.5 D
10. Ben Sexton Pro 6.0 C
11. Jack Becker Junior 6.0 C
12. Cameron Hughes NCAA 6.0 C
13. Noel Acciari Pro 6.0 C

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jakub Zboril CHL 8.0 B
2. Joe Morrow Pro 7.5 B
3. Brandon Carlo CHL 7.0 B
4. Colin Miller Pro 7.0 C
5. Jeremy Lauzon CHL 7.0 C
6. Rob O'Gara NCAA 6.5 C
7. Matt Grzelcyk NCAA 6.5 C
8. Linus Arnesson Pro 6.5 C
9. Chris Casto Pro 6.5 D
10. Matt Benning NCAA 6.0 C
11. Wiley Sherman NCAA 6.0 C
12. Emil Johansson Europe 6.0 C

Regular season Update on the Boston Bruins

by pbadmin
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Oct 19/97

It’s several weeks into the regular season, and last year’s worst team
has been a pleasant surprise. Yep, with their 12 new faces/rookies, they’re
among the best teams in the NHL, record-wise! With their current 8 game
road trip, they are now 5-2 after winning 4 straight. Not to mention, they
already have 3 shutouts — 2 by last season’s sieve Jim Carey, and 1 by
Lord Byron Dafoe. Let’s give a round of applause to coach Pat Burns,
please!

Now, how about those rookies… Per-Johan Axelsson. That’s all I have to
say. Forget Samsonov, Thornton, Mann, and all those other over-hyped Calder
candidates. It’s the PJ Axelsson show! He’s got excellent speed, agility,
moves, plays with intensity, and is good defensively. Who is PJ Axelsson,
you ask? Well, he’s not that much of a surprise, but he just didn’t receive
all that hype I mentioned. Truth is, he had a great season with his Swedish
Elite team, Frolunda, where he scored 19G, 15A, 34P, 34PIM in 50 games. As
is usually the case with Swedish players, their numbers often don’t look as
good as they should because of the Florida Panthers/NJ Devils like trap
system that’s so popular in the Elitserien.

Currently, Axelsson is playing LW on Boston’s “top” line (as if you can
really call a line with C Tim Taylor and RW Rob Dimaio a top line). At
least Pat Burns calls Tim Taylor his top center — he still can’t believe Read more»

Pre-season Update on the Boston Bruins

by pbadmin
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Sep 24/97

Joe Thornton is out for 6-8 weeks after getting slashed by Pittsburgh
forward Stu Barnes last night. At least Boston won the game.

Sep 23/97

After having seen Thornton and Samsonov in person on Sunday, I can now
assure everybody that Thornton looks like he could cut it after all. Before
the game against Montreal, however, Thornton was said to be disappointing
and lost on the ice — not NHL material. At least we now know he can cut
it. He made several “almost nice” passes — he was making the right passes,
he just couldn’t put it on the tape all the time. In fairness to Joe, the
Bruin forwards he was working with have hands of stone, but if you want to
compare him to Gretzky (who is his idol), Wayne feathers it right onto your
blade so all you have to do is hold your stick out. In the warmups, Joe
looked kinda out of place, being tentative while everyone else was firing
away on the goalie. It seemed like he never got the puck (when the Bruins
were taking turns firing shots on the goalie), and when he finally did, the
whole team would start skating around doing warmup laps, and the goalie
left the net. While skating in the 2 on 1 and 3 on 1 drills, Samsonov
showed lightining quick hands, stickhandling beautifully. In the game,
however, he had trouble handling a nice pass from Thornton. Sergei made up
for it on a 2 on 1 play later. He held the puck while the other Bruin Read more»