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Paul Berthelot
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Peterborough, ON
Joined: 07.14.2015

Aug 9 @ 10:45 AM ET
Paul Berthelot: Just how bad is the Blue Jackets prospect system? Looking at the Blue Jackets prospect system
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Right Wing, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Aug 9 @ 10:49 AM ET
As you said, some of your best prospects are IN the NHL and still very young. Its not the emergency like it would be if you were the Red Wings from a few years back.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Aug 9 @ 11:39 AM ET
As you said, some of your best prospects are IN the NHL and still very young. Its not the emergency like it would be if you were the Red Wings from a few years back.
- MBFlyerfan



This , not the first time an article like this pops up , but it seems a constant that prospect guru's overlook the team's avg age in correlation with the pipeline. I mean if Dubois and Werensky didn't pan out as teenagers and required more development, pretty sure the cbj would be much higher on that list.

I would say the hockey news takes that factor into account when they do a pipeline ranking.
Raven33
Ottawa Senators
Location: Jenn, stop copying me as I copy Garth myself! - Andrew S.
Joined: 11.12.2008

Aug 9 @ 11:52 AM ET
Abramov!
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Aug 9 @ 1:51 PM ET
Don't put too much stock in the first article.. they had the Canucks pipeline rated at #3? Really? A team that looked to finally have started a long needed rebuild this summer, only to sign a bunch of depth players to contracts with term and have Linden leave.
MaximumBone
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Every day is a Klefbom day, BC
Joined: 06.15.2012

Aug 9 @ 2:06 PM ET
Don't put too much stock in the first article.. they had the Canucks pipeline rated at #3? Really? A team that looked to finally have started a long needed rebuild this summer, only to sign a bunch of depth players to contracts with term and have Linden leave.
- leafsfann

A prospect pool featuring 4 blue chip players (Demko, Juolevi, Pettersson and Hughes) and quality depth (Lind, DiPietro, Gadjovich, Woo, Gaudette, etc) deserves that high of a ranking. Who else would you put ahead of them?
MarcN
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: London, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 9 @ 3:15 PM ET
UFA signings (poor or not) and Linden leaving have nothing to do with the quality of their pipeline.
Misterbator
Calgary Flames
Location: Monkeytown, NB
Joined: 10.13.2014

Aug 9 @ 3:21 PM ET
A prospect pool featuring 4 blue chip players (Demko, Juolevi, Pettersson and Hughes) and quality depth (Lind, DiPietro, Gadjovich, Woo, Gaudette, etc) deserves that high of a ranking. Who else would you put ahead of them?
- MaximumBone


The jury is still out on Demko and Juolevi being "blue chippers."
Misterbator
Calgary Flames
Location: Monkeytown, NB
Joined: 10.13.2014

Aug 9 @ 3:22 PM ET
Paul Berthelot: Just how bad is the Blue Jackets prospect system?
Looking at the Blue Jackets prospect system

- Paul Berthelot


Too many Europeans
Misterbator
Calgary Flames
Location: Monkeytown, NB
Joined: 10.13.2014

Aug 9 @ 3:25 PM ET
This , not the first time an article like this pops up , but it seems a constant that prospect guru's overlook the team's avg age in correlation with the pipeline. I mean if Dubois and Werensky didn't pan out as teenagers and required more development, pretty sure the cbj would be much higher on that list.

I would say the hockey news takes that factor into account when they do a pipeline ranking.

- Alexzanki


Exactly right, so in essence organizational health isn't a single measure based on prospects coming up the pipeline, which, in turn, should prompt concerned readers to relax and look at the bigger picture.
BrainSap
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 05.19.2016

Aug 9 @ 5:20 PM ET
Well panarin can be traded for a farm system in New York. Looks like the jackets need center depth so the rangers should be able help that out
leafsfann
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 05.11.2014

Aug 9 @ 10:28 PM ET


My thoughts exactly. I would put the Canucks prospect pool as middle of the road.. 10-15 or so. Most of these kids don't have that much proximity to the NHL. Isn't that what defines a deep prospect pool?
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Aug 10 @ 9:01 AM ET
Well panarin can be traded for a farm system in New York. Looks like the jackets need center depth so the rangers should be able help that out
- BrainSap

dubois , wennberg, nash , sedlak/dubinsky give or take, I think they will fine and Foligno can always pitch in if needed.
birdie03
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 07.01.2011

Aug 10 @ 9:48 AM ET
dubois , wennberg, nash , sedlak/dubinsky give or take, I think they will fine and Foligno can always pitch in if needed.
- Alexzanki


Looking through those rose colored glasses again ??
You're hoping Dubois doesn't hit the sophomore slump; Wennberg is more like he was in '16-17, not what he was in '17-18; Nash steps up for solid 2nd/3rd line minutes/points; Sedlak takes a BIG step forward; and Dubi . . . ?, well I guess he can't get worse, so he has to be better. (But I would try to include him in a trade.)
Atkinson bounces back and gets 60 pts again.
Foligno proves that '14-15, and '16-17 weren't flukes, and that he can put up points.
Bjorkstrand will probably be about the same. If he can consistently light it up, that will be a HUGE boost to the offense.
Jenner contributes something from the start of the season, and not just the last 6 weeks !

After Panarin there's not much scoring from the forward group.

Get Panarin signed - or trade him !! I know JK hates to trade within conference, but of teams that Panarin would sign with, or sign & trade with, Florida has the best combination of players/prospects that would fit CBJ needs.