Monday, August 23, 2010

Hockey's Future Dallas Stars Fall 2010 Rankings

Hockey's Future is in the middle of releasing their team-by-team rankings for the prospects of 30 NHL Teams as teams look forward to training camps and the start of the season which for some leagues like the QMJHL is right around the corner.

The Dallas Stars rankings were revelled on Saturday and the teams top Draft Pick Jack Campbell has gone to #1 on the draft rankings. While Scott Glennie who was the top prospect back in the spring was down to #2 while Philip Larsen is currently at #3 as the teams top defensemen prospect.

Unfortunately, the Stars are ranked 29th in their prospect list as the team is low on solid blue chip prospects when you get past the top 3. The only exceptions seem to be Tomas Vincour who moved up 4 spots from #11 to #7 as he will be play his first full season with the Vancouver Giants after being traded from the Edmonton Oil Kings.

And that's for a good reason, with 3 GM's in the last 4 years and some questionable moves made by Dallas Stars Head Player Personal Les Jackson, don't expect to see a lot of these players in the NHL Any time soon with the exception of Glennie, Larsen and possibly somebody like Tomas Vincour.

Texas Native Chris Brown dropped two spots from 10-to-12 but has continued to thrive after his sophomore season with Colgate University (ECAC).

As for the other new draft picks from June's Draft include 2nd Round Draft Pick Patrick Nemeth has him ranked at #13 who's scheduled to play for AIK Stockholm in the Swedish Junior Elite League while Alex Theriau was a 4th Round Pick who's currently with the Everett Silvertips (WHL) was stocked at #18.

As for the big fallers on the updated list include Sergei Korostin who fell 8 spots after having little part in the Texas Stars Calder Cup Run and his defense being less then average. Also falling off a lot is Perttu Lindgren as he looks to play in Finland with Lukko Rauma (SM-Ligga) for the upcoming season after a decent, but not great season for the Texas Stars this past season.

In addition to the Dallas Stars, look for the rankings of the other 2 Southwest Based Players in NHL Systems with Chris Brown (PHX) & Matt Donovan (NYI)

Here's the full top 20 from Hockey's Future They will also be the team that they expected to play for this year barring they don't make the Dallas Stars.

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1 (NR). Jack Campbell, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

2 (1). Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

3 (2). Philip Larsen, Texas Stars (AHL)

4 (3). Alex Chiasson, Boston University (Hockey East)

5 (4). Ondrej Roman, Texas Stars (AHL)

6 (5). Curtis Mckenzie, Miami (OH) (CCHA)

7 (11). Tomas Vincour, Vancouver Giants (WHL)

8 (6). Richard Bachman, Texas Stars (AHL)

9 (13). Reilly Smith, Miami (OH) (CCHA)

10 (12). Tyler Beskorowany, Idaho Steelhounds (ECHL)/Texas Stars (AHL)

11 (5). Perttu Lindgren, Texas Stars (AHL)

12 (10). Austin Smith, Colgate University (ECAC)

13 (NR). Patrick Nemeth, AIK Stockholm (Sweden)

14 (17). Hubert Labrie, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)

15 (8). Colton Sceviour, Texas Stars (AHL)

16 (16). Tristan King, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

17 (9). Sergei Korostin, Texas Stars (AHL)

18 (NR). Alex Theriau, Everett Silvertips (WHL)

19 (19). Aaron Gagnon, Texas Stars (AHL)

20 (NR). John Klingberg, HC Frolunda (Sweden)

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