It’s almost that wonderful time of year where we count down Vancouver’s best prospects. In recent seasons, this has been one of the few bright spots: looking ahead at the future while the world burns around us. This year, Brock Boeser has made the present considerably more enjoyable, but looking ahead hasn’t lost its appeal, what with the likes of Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen, Thatcher Demko and more waiting in the wings.
While I’m sure it’s fun enough for you, the reader, to be able to take in this totally free content, it’s even more fun to get involved. That’s why, for the second straight year, the readers are will be added their voices to ours as we determine the order of the rankings.
A note on eligibility: as in the preseason, we are using a 25/25 rule: the player must be under the age of 25 and have played fewer than 25 NHL games. These two stipulations eliminate Philip Holm and Nikolay Goldobin respectively, two players in the American League that the Canucks still hope can be part of their future. But if we don’t have rules, then what do we have? Anarchy, that’s what. Also not included are players like Reid Boucher and Nikita Tryamkin, or players on AHL contracts like Alexis D’Aoust and Michael Garteig, since the Canucks do not technically exclusively own their contract rights. Also not eligible is Ludwig Blomstrand, so Jackson can’t rank him first this year.
If you’re interested, jump into the survey below and rank all 31 Canucks prospects. There are a handful of other questions on a couple of specific players, the quality of the prospect pool as a whole, as well as the performance of Vancouver’s management group. Some of the questions are the same as those in last year’s survey, so we can see how the responses compare from one year to the next.
You can find the survey by following this link here.
Thanks for participating!