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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 4 (Calgary)

    http://www.fantasyhockeycoach.comFantasy Hockey Coach is extremely happy to announce that our First Annual Prospects Guide (Prospect-us) is available now for download ($4.95). The guide is loaded with in-depth information of NHL prospects and their potential fantasy impact, over 160 pages.

    The Prospect-us is designed to be as all inclusive as possible, whether you are a fantasy hockey guru trying to win their pool at work, a casual pool player, or just a fan of the sport in general who is interested in the future of their favorite NHL team(s). We have included a listing of our top 250 ranked prospects for the future in terms of their skill, upside and potential impact. Players must be 25 years or younger and haven’t played over 25 NHL games to qualify as a prospect for this guide. On top of all that the Guide offers the Top 20 players in each of the next four NHL Entry Drafts.

    To showcase the Prospect-us will be highlighting a team a day for 30 days. In this showcase you will see the team write-up and two of the player profiles. Each team has between five to nine write-ups depending on the amount of fantasy worthy prospects. To view the entire product you will need to purchase the Prospect-us at

    Day 4 – Calgary Flames

    After a change in drafting philosophy from character, hard-nose players to skilled players, the current Flames prospect group represents this transition. Once again Calgary has skilled youth in their pipeline for the future. Many of them have the possibility to break into the NHL next season but even if they can, they likely will be best served by developing more in the minors. It is a lesson hopefully they have learned from rushing Mikael Backlund’s professional career. Sven Baertschi especially is a symbol of hope that the organization’s veteran-laden roster can reinvent itself in a few years but also still possibly make a playoff push until that day. The selection of Mark Jankowski in the 2012 NHL draft was a symbol the team was willing to take a risk for talent they believed in.

    LW- Markus Granlund (FIN) HIFK
    5’11’’ 172 lbs, 19 years

    Similar to his older brother Mikael, Markus Granlund is a slightly undersized but dazzling player with the puck on his stick. He needs to add size to handle the physical play of the NHL game which will help him defensively as well. In his first full season playing at the top men’s level in Finland, the SM-liiga with HIFK, Granlund had a very solid 34 points in 47 games and a good showing in the under-20 World Junior Championships for Finland. The Flames could use a dynamic offensive force like Markus, but they wisely aren’t likely to rush him. Granlund still has room to grow as a player in Finland unlike his older brother who seems quite ready to make the jump with the Minnesota Wild this upcoming season. His game could be worth the wait since skilled young players are a rare commodity currently for the Calgary.

    Projection: Top six Forward

    Potential Upside: 50-65 points (Saku Koivu)
    ETA: 2013-2014

    C- Max Reinhart (CAN) Abbotsford Heat

    6’1’’ 180 lbs, 20 years

    After nearly mirroring his strong WHL regular season totals from the year before, Reinhart joined the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL. He posted four points in five games for the Heat. Reinhart has a good shot and can play in all situations on the ice. He likely will spend the next season in the AHL but could make the NHL roster with an impressive camp. He is probably their most versatile forward prospects and has the tools to contribute in big ways down the road. In the meantime, the Flames would like to see how Reinhart could hold up in a full professional season. Next season could be the key for Reinhart as he seeks to carve out a role and spot in the Flames professional ranks. Depending on how that goes, the Vancouver native’s play will determine how soon and in what capacity Reinhart will be used by Calgary.

    Projection: Top six Forward
    Potential Upside: 35-45 points
    ETA: 2013-2014

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