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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 13 (Los Angeles)

    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 13 – Los Angeles Kings

    The Kings, led by Dean Lombardi, have made solid strides since he took over in 2006, culminating in this year's Stanley Cup victory. Lombardi built his team through several years of shrewd drafting and complemented that youthful core with a good mix of veterans. Those past six drafts have yielded players like Jonathan Bernier, Trevor Lewis, Wayne Simmonds, Alec Martinez, Dwight King, Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov, Andrei Loktionov, Brayden Schenn, Kyle Clifford, and others. The Kings system has some future NHL defensemen and some good forward prospects, but there is more risk on their upside than in some other systems. The Kings tend to take the risks by selecting supremely skilled offensive players, who may not be very big, but they are smart enough to team those players with larger grittier players in order to create space for their diminutive line-mate.

    C - Andrei Loktionov (RUS) Manchester Monarchs

    5’10’’, 180 lbs, 22 years

    Loktionov was selected in the 5th round (123rd overall) in the 2008 draft. He is a slick playmaker and stick-handler, but will never be confused for Brett Hull, as he hasn't posted big goal totals either back in Russia or here in North America. While there is no denying his offensive talents, there's also no denying that he needs to get stronger and show more of a willingness to get his nose dirty and play in higher traffic areas. He already suffered a major shoulder injury a couple of years ago that caused him to miss more than half the AHL season, but he has been healthy since then. While he has plenty of skills, he doesn’t seem to be thriving. Where most good NHL scorers improve year-to-year, he seems to stagnate. Even though he has posted respectable numbers everywhere he has played, the lack of progression seem to indicate that he will not have a high-scoring career in the NHL, if he can stick at all.

    Projection: Top six forward

    Potential Upside: 50 -65 points (Scott Gomez)
    ETA: 2012-15

    D - Derek Forbort (USA) North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA)

    6’5’’, 200 lbs, 20 years

    Forbort is an impressive physical defenseman with good skating and size. He is blessed with good agility and puck skills, but he will never been confused with Bobby Orr. His physical game, coupled with good mobility, make him a safe bet to become a first or second pairing defenseman in the NHL. That’s all well and good, but in fantasy hockey terms, he won’t count for much. Unless your league will be counting penalties, he won’t be scoring many points at the highest level. In addition, he has been prone to giving up turnovers and has suffered occasional brain cramps during his career, so he may take a little longer to reach the NHL and his full potential.

    Projection: Defensive defenseman
    Potential Upside: 15-30 points (Hal Gill)
    ETA: 2014-15

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