What NHL franchise has the best prospects? That can be a difficult and subjective question to answer.
To give it our best shot, the senior staff at DobberProspects has collaborated to give our personal rankings for each team. With that, we have established a consensus ranking.
Peter Harling (Content Manager) has put together a team consisting of Cam Robinson (Managing Editor), Jokke Nevalainen (Director of European Scouting), Tony Ferrari (Director of North American Scouting), Brayden Olafson (Jr. Associate Editor), and Pat Quinn (Associate Editor).
The process for the final rankings consisted of each writer submitting their team’s prospect rankings. Every NHL team scored no less than a top ten prospects. However, to find organizations that have depth as well as quality, we allowed writers to include additional prospects (up to a top 15) if they felt they were fantasy relevant. Another bonus we awarded teams was if they had roster players under 21-years-old that had established themselves as NHL players, such as Andrei Svechnikov. Players older than 25-year-old were excluded. For the players ranked, they would be scored between 1-10, a ten being a potential franchise player. The total of all the scores determines the overall team score.
This series of articles will release the results in a count down of 5-6 teams per article, revealing the team’s overall score, each writer’s score, top prospects, and an overview or outlook of the future.
This edition ranks teams ranked eighth down to four.
The next edition will be the conclusion wit the top three teams.
In case you missed previous rankings you can find them on our Organizational Rankings Page
8 73.9 Florida Panthers 91 58 78.8 62.5 74 79
7 74.1 Detroit Red Wings 80.8 62 84.8 58 74 85
6 77.4 Montreal Canadiens 76.5 72 83.6 75 77 80
5 78.9 NJ Devils 73.7 88 79 65.5 86 81
4 82.0 NY Rangers 87 76 86.4 75.5 81 86
8. Florida Panthers – 73.9
Brayden – 91
Peter – 58
Tony – 78.8
Cam – 62.5
Jokke – 74
Pat – 79
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