Quick notes: NHL top-60 prospects; AHL signings

Some quick notes on this Thursday morning:

  • released their top-60 prospects, and only one Ranger (Kevin Hayes) cracked the list at #49.┬áThat may seem a bit alarming, but it’s on par with what we’ve seen from other rankings. Although, it appears’s list is heavy on who is closest to NHL ready, as top-end skill guys like Anthony Duclair and Pavel Buchnevich were noted as receiving votes. Brady Skjei also fell into that category.
  • The Hartford Wolf Pack are rounding out their roster adding forward Vinny Saponari and defenseman Steve Spinell to AHL deals. Saponari spent the majority of last season with Cleveland in the AHL, putting up 15-18-33 in 58 games. Spinell spent last year primarily with the South Carolina in the ECHL after four years at Miami of Ohio, putting up 1-8-9 in 58 games. Both will be depth players, and do not count towards the 50 contract limit.

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  • Can’t believe only Hayes can be in top 60. It dosen’t speak well for J.T.Miller Fast Lindberg,Bourge Allen McIlrath Kristo. If none can make the top 60 list how can we expect them to make the NYR

    • As fans of the team, we tend to overrate our prospects. It’s human nature, because we think they will all pan out to the best of their potential.

      In reality, Fast/Lindberg/Bourque are bottom six guys. McIlrath has injury issues. Allen is an undrafted UFA, and Kristo is 24.

      Miller has the potential to maybe be a second line guy, but pegging him as a 3C is more accurate.

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        Well stated, we as fans do indeed tend to overrate our players, and prospects!!! Well, there is always the trade route, and or draft someone who may be a top flight guy!!!!!

  • These lists make me laugh truly. I count at least 20 guys on that list that I wouldn’t trade either Duclair or Buchnevich for, including Kevin Hayes. And to rank Tanner Pearson as a prospect is absurd.

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