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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 12 (Florida)

    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 12 – Florida Panthers

    Florida has amassed an enviable collection of prospects the past couple of years after their new general manager bringing in the old Chicago Blackhawks drafting philosophy. With the recently graduated Erik Gudbranson joining Dimitry Kulikov on the back-end, the Panthers will soon be graduating a solid group of forwards over the next few years. Combined with Jacob Markstrom, Florida has one of the better prospect pools in the league. Jonathan Huberdeau is one of the best prospects in the game and should lead a vastly talented forward corps, which also should include Nick Bjugstad, Rocco Grimaldi and Quinton Howden. In addition, defencemen Michael Matheson, Colby Robak and Alex Petrovic, should be key pieces to the puzzle slotting into their young linchpins on D.

    G - Jacob Markstrom (SWE) San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

    6' 6’, 196 lbs., 22 years

    Jacob Markstrom is a tall, technically sound goaltender that also possesses excellent reflexes and agility. He doesn’t overplay the puck but can use his quickness when he has to. He has been carefully groomed the past few seasons and this has helped him smooth out many of the rough edges in his game. You can get an idea of his poise and ability by looking at how consistently good he has been. Through his career, he has only had a sub-.900 save percentage in a handful of games, and has had great numbers in most games. Unless Florida goes out and gets Roberto Luongo, he will be in the running for the starter’s job with the Panthers. Even if they do get Luongo, Markstrom has the ability to win the starting job outright, but it will take him a season or two longer than it would have otherwise.

    Projection: Franchise goaltender
Potential Upside: 35-40 wins (Roberto Luongo)
    ETA: 2012-2013

    C - Nick Bjugstad (USA) Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)

    6'5”, 212 lbs., 19 years

    Bjugstad has an enviable skill-set. He is a fluid and fast skater and has a long reach that allows him to beat defenders. Coupled with his above-average puck handling, passing and shooting and you have a very good prospect. He is also blessed with exceptional hockey sense and work ethic. Bjugstad had two very productive years in the USHS and then made a fairly smooth transition to the NCAA, although his goal total was a little low. He then had an excellent past year with the University of Minnesota with 25 goals and 42 points in 40 games. He had two ‘ok’ WJC20 tournaments, with his performance last year leaving a little to be desired. He has all the skills to be an impact forward at the NHL level, but it’s not 100% sure if his offense will fully translate.

    Projection: Top six forward

    Potential Upside: 50-65 points (Keith Primeau)
    ETA: 2013-2014

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