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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 8 (Columbus)

    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.

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    Day 8 – Columbus Blue Jackets

    The Blue Jackets have not been very effective at the draft and have a number of 2nd round picks that have just not panned out not to mention some first round failures such as Filatov, Brule and Zheredev. Excluded from this list of prospects are: Ryan Johanson (19) has played 67 games, Cam Atkinson (22) who has played 27 games in the NHL, David Savard (21) who has played 31 games, John Moore (21) has played 67 games, Matt Calvert (21) has played 55 games in the NHL. It seems that Columbus can’t wait for its prospects to develop in the minor leagues and has been inclined to rush them into the NHL. Consequently the list of prospect coming down the road for Columbus is generally not very impressive. Mark Dekanich is a solid goalie prospects but he is a UFA this year and over the age limit to be considered a prospect. The team’s future will be hedged largely on it’s first round draft pick this year Ryan Murray who should help anchor the blue line for years to come, and second rounder Oscar Dansk, who should be their goaltender of the future.

    G - Oscar Dansk (SWE) Brynas

    6’3” 189 lbs, 18 years

    He is quite possibly the best goaltending prospect in all of hockey. When you look at the overall picture and the upside, there’s not really a lot not to like about him. He’s been a big game goaltender for Sweden for the last few years, and is big and mobile with a good glove hand. In addition, he also already has some North American experience having played prep hockey at the highly acclaimed Shattuck St. Mary academy, and already has a great knowledge of the English language making the communication element of European players a non-issue. He rarely looks bad or has an off night and there’s little doubt he could be the heir apparent to King Henrik with his all around skill.

    Potential: Franchise goaltender

    Projected Upside: 35 wins (Henrik Lundqvist)
    ETA: 2015-16

    RW – Tomas Kubalik (CZE) Springfield Falcons

    6’2”, 212 lbs, 22 years

    Columbus drafted Kubalik in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, 135th overall. Following his draft Tomas played one more season in the Czech Republic. He came over to North America and played a year with Victoriaville in the QMJHL for the 2009-10 season. In 58 games he had 33 goals and 42 assists. In the AHL for the 2010-11 season he continued his scoring with 24 goals and 29 assists in 76 games. He played a few games that year with the Blue Jackets with two assists. The 2011-12 season has been a challenge for Kubalik. He started the season with the Jackets and was looking impressive. He got injured with a concussion and it was a big setback. He was returned to Springfield and played in 50 games but his numbers were not as good as his previous year. He was held to 11 goals and 12 assists in 50 games. Kubalik plays a physical aggressive game. He has a good shot and is a proven scorer. His skating could be better and his speed is only adequate. He had made the team for the 2011-12 season but lost his spot following the concussion problems.

    Projection: Top six forward

    Potential upside: 45-55 points (Chris Stewart)
    ETA: 2012-13

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