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HP Prospect Rankings: Rangers at #19

Hockey Prospectus released its current organization rankings for farm systems, and the Rangers slotted in at #19, just behind Ottawa. Corey Pronman had this to say about the Rangers:

19. New York Rangers
Tim Erixon’s trade, J.T. Miller’s graduation, and average years from Chris Kreider and Brady Skjei led to a lower ranking for the Rangers. Acquiring Danny Kristo from Montreal was a nice boost, Michael St. Croix continued to look good in the WHL, and they made a few nice upside selections in the 2013 draft.

HF had the Rangers at #17 when they did their rankings, but did not have JT Miller or Chris Kreider as graduates. Kreider still represents the lone elite talent among the prospects, but the Rangers till have a lot of solid players that could develop nicely. It’s not an insult to be middle of the road at this current juncture, when you consider how many prospects the Rangers have developed into solid NHLers over the past few years. A lack of top draft picks this year also hurt them a bit.

4 Responses to “HP Prospect Rankings: Rangers at #19”

  1. WilliamW says:

    Sounds reasonable to me, especially with Kreider and Miller excluded. One could probably argue for a slightly higher rank given our excitement around Lindberg and Fast but would not likely be a material change

    I am excited for his rankings within the system particularly Kristo and Lindberg’s respective ceilings and the likelihood of Hrivik or Jean having an impact

    Are you guys considering doing a ranking / projections for the prospects?

  2. Mikeyyy says:

    Good to stay under the radar. They forgot about fast and lindberg and mcilrath. Shoddy work.

    • Dave says:

      Pronman is one of the best out there. Those three are only highly touted among Ranger fans, the rest of the league sees them as intriguing prospects who have high upside, but likely won’t hit their full potential.

  3. FrankCerbone says:

    Not really impressed.
    Hockey’s Future is more reliable.
    Skjei is one more bad year from no longer being an NHL prospect. I remember one hockey scout stating before the Rangers drafted him that if you it Skjei a couple of times early in the game, and he will disappear. He’s an “ice capades” type guy, not a hockey player.

    Kristo is a joke. 24 yr old guys playing college players should great, noy good.

    Christian Thomas at 20 played against much older players and got 19 goals ANDS backs, which Kristo DOES NOT.