THN’s Future Watch came out & here’s the #NYR related stuff. 2nd OVR behind OTT.
Top 10: Schneider, Kravtsov, Lundkvist, Robertson, Barron, Jones, Cuylle, Hajek, Vierling, Berard
Schneider was 35 OVR
Kravtsov was 38 OVR
Lundkvist was 39 OVR
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— Tom Urtz Jr. (@TomUrtzJr) April 19, 2021
There’s no real issue with the Rangers as the #2 system in the league. They lost Alexis Lafreniere, Igor Shesterkin, K’Andre Miller, and Kaapo Kakko as prospects in recent years. That’s a lot of high end skill to lose. Yet they still have a top system in the league.
Where I disagree is with the individual prospect rankings, but everyone has their own opinion. I think Zac Jones is too low and Libor Hajek is about 900 spots too high. There’s some quibbling about whether or not Braden Schneider should be the top prospect. I think that should go to Vitali Kravtsov. I’m very high on Nils Lundkvist, but it’s clear a lot of people think Schneider is the real deal too. I’d put Lundkvist at 2 and Schneider at 3, but this is nit-picking.
The league-wide prospect rankings seem a bit off, specifically with Kravtsov and Lundkvist. I think both are being slept on because they are Euro prospects. THN is has bit of a North American bias. I’m not well versed in other teams prospects, but leaving a top-ten pick out of the top-30 seems off, no?
Either way, the Rangers still rank as the #2 prospect system. That’s great no matter which way you look at it.