If you are a regular reader of Canucks Army, you know how much we love our prospects (well, except for Rhys because he hates everything). You’ll also remember that every summer, we rank and review the top 20 prospects in Vancouver’s system according to our writing staff. With the middle of the Canucks season tomorrow, we’ve decided to have a look back at how Vancouver’s prospects have been performing this year, and do a mid-year re-ranking taking the new information we’ve learned into account.
But this time, we want you, yes YOU, to participate. Read past the jump to find out how!
Quite often we’re told that we’re idiots and don’t know what we’re talking about, but we definitely get more feedback telling us that we’re wrong about how we rate prospects than anything else. In response to this, we’ve decided to let you vote on who you think Vancouver’s top-20 prospects are.
We have changed some things since our summer rankings, so here are a couple of things you will need to know:
- We have changed our definition of “prospect” to include all Canucks players who would be eligible for the Calder trophy this season. That means that not only is Bo Horvat still a prospect, but so are players like Linden Vey and Joacim Eriksson.
- You only need to rank your top-20 prospects. You can rank all 35 eligible players, and while we’d appreciate the effort, only the first 20 players on each ballot will be counted. Rank on the basis that #1 = the best prospect.
- All voting is anonymous. Obvious troll ballots will be thrown out.
Voting will be open for one week, closing on Monday, January 19th at 11:59 PM PST. At the end of the voting period, we tally up all of your votes, and will reveal our updated rankings along with your aggregated reader rankings in a mini-series touching on how each prospect has progressed (or regressed) so far this season. If this exercise goes well, we’ll also ask for your input in our in-depth summer rankings, so be sure to vote early and tell your friends to vote too!