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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 14 (Minnesota)

    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 14 – Minnesota Wild

    Chuck Fletcher has done an admirable job in compiling a collection of prospects through the draft and trades. Fletcher added to the stockpile with Matt Dumba in this year’s draft. Dumba should be a good pickup for the team as he was originally ranked a top five prospect going in and brings a mix of scoring, physical play and grit to the rink. Going into last season Fletcher was able to call up Spurgeon and Scandella to bolster his depleted defence but that was about it. He then added, as part of the trade with San Jose for Brent Burns, Charlie Coyle and the 28th overall pick in the 2011 draft used to select Zack Phillips. This year’s training camp will see a number of budding prospects vying for spots on the team, and it is expected that Granlund, Coyle and Larsson will be the favorites to crack the lineup. Prospects that have recently graduated to the NHL are Marco Scandella, Jared Spurgeon and Justin Falk. With the recent additions of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, roster spots may be hard to come by on the Wild... no matter how talented the prospect.

    RW - Charlie Coyle (USA) Saint John Sea Dogs
    6’ 2”, 205 lbs, 20 years

    Minnesota acquired Coyle as part of the Brent Burns deal. He was a late first round pick of San Jose in 2010 (1/28). He played for Boston University in the 2010-11 season and acquainted himself well as a freshman with seven goals and 19 assists in 37 games. He started the season with Boston University and in 16 games had three goals and 11 assists before deciding to leave college and join the Saint John Sea Dogs. With the Sea Dogs in the remaining 23 regular seasons games, Coyle had 15 goals and 23 assists to go along with a plus 23. Coyle stepped right into action with the Sea Dogs and became a dominant player right away. In the Sea Dogs playoff run, he stepped those numbers up with 15 goals and 19 assists, in just 17 games. That’s 2.0 points per game, which is very impressive. In the Memorial Cup, Charlie Coyle’s play was less impressive and the Sea Dogs failed to make it to the finals. Coyle had four assists in the four games they played. Nevertheless Coyle is a very impressive prospect for the Wild. He brings size and strength, excellent skills, soft hands, speed and hockey smarts. Coyle is a complete player and is NHL ready.

    Projection: Top six forward
Potential upside: 70-80 points (Tony Amonte)
    ETA: 2012-13

    D - Matt Dumba (CAN) Red Deer Rebels

    6’0” 183 lbs, 18 years

    The best way to describe his game is that Dumba excels at the highlight reel type of plays in the game. He’s a fearsome hitter despite being barely 6’0” and he has a booming shot from the point on the power play, but he’s also a bit of high risk at players getting way too aggressive on pinches and jumping into the rush way to quickly. He needs to sit back a little more and learn some of the nuances of the game and realize not every play is going to get you on the highlight reel. He’s a tough kid, has a great level of compete and has a drive to be the best, but he needs to just work on making smarter decisions or at times just toning back a play instead of going for the home run.

    Projection: Offensive defenceman
    Potential Upside: 45 points (Chris Chelios)
    ETA: 2013-14

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