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Top 10 Prospects column archives.


September 28, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Los Angeles Kings

by Corey Pronman

The Stanley Cup winning Kings have some high upside players but don't have a great headline prospect.

September 27, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: New Jersey Devils

by Corey Pronman

New Jersey features quality youth, but already at the NHL level, in Adam Larsson, Adam Henrique, and Jacob Josefson. The remaining prospects in the organization are primarily on defense.

September 24, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: New York Rangers

by Corey Pronman

Even with using Tim Erixon as a bargaining chip in procuring Rick Nash, the Blueshirts retain a good farm system, highlighted by playoff sensation Chris Kreider.

September 21, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Phoenix Coyotes

by Corey Pronman

The Coyotes organization ranked higher before the graduations of Oliver Ekman-Larsson, David Rundblad, and Mikkel Boedker. Now, not so much.

September 20, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Vancouver Canucks

by Corey Pronman

A run of strong finishes has had the Canucks picking low in recent drafts, leading to a below-average ranking, but there are many question marks in the system that could push them up or down.

September 18, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: St. Louis Blues

by Corey Pronman

Though they still have a big-time prospect about to hit the NHL in Vladimir Tarasenko, the Blues organization, ranked among the best for years, has taken a step backwards.

September 17, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Pittsburgh Penguins

by Corey Pronman

Pittsburgh arguably has the best group of defense prospects in hockey.

September 13, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Nashville Predators

by Corey Pronman

What recently used to be one of the top farm systems in the NHL is down in the bottom third after several key graduations.

September 12, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Philadelphia Flyers

by Corey Pronman

The Flyers were very low on quality prospects before the blockbuster deals of June 2011. With the graduations of Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson, and Matt Read, they're right back there again.

September 10, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Boston Bruins

by Corey Pronman

Boston's system is anchored by arguably the top defense prospect in hockey, Dougie Hamilton.

September 5, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Detroit Red Wings

by Corey Pronman

Last year's #1 organization remains right near the top.

September 4, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Chicago Blackhawks

by Corey Pronman

The Blackhawks had to say goodbye to a lot of the quality depth that helped them win the 2010 Stanley Cup, but a strong system may help replenish their ranks for another run.

September 3, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: San Jose Sharks

by Corey Pronman

Sustained success has its flip side, and that's low draft picks. The Sharks have slowly started to improve their farm system despite that handicap.

August 30, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Florida Panthers

by Corey Pronman

There's not much you can say about the top system in hockey, other than there are a lot of really good prospects here.

August 28, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Washington Capitals

by Corey Pronman

Washington's system is led by two elite prospects in Evgeny Kuznetsov and Filip Forsberg, a very good one in Stanislav Galiev, and an elite goalie prospect in Braden Holtby.

August 27, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Ottawa Senators

by Corey Pronman

Though Ottawa lacks multiple star prospects outside of Mika Zibanejad, the Senators have a ridiculously deep system.

August 23, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Calgary Flames

by Corey Pronman

Calgary has started to assemble some quality young pieces, like 2011 first round pick Sven Baertschi, and are steadily establishing a solid system.

August 22, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Dallas Stars

by Corey Pronman

The Stars may lack that elite prospect in their system, but their depth is right up there with the best in the league.

August 20, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Buffalo Sabres

by Corey Pronman

Buffalo has some exciting upside among their best prospects but the quality falls off quickly after the top tier.

August 17, 2012

Top 10 Prospects: Colorado Avalanche

by Corey Pronman

The graduation of Gabriel Landeskog contributes to the Avs having a below-average system.

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