Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pre-Season Power Rankings V 2

Updated Rankings After 3 Games...

  • Mayson Raymond (1) - Considering his play and how he is being used I don't see how he can lose his spot barring injury
  • Jannik Hansen (3) - Great game against San Jose, looks smart, showing offensive skills, showing that he can play a two way game on 3rd line. Will now have to play his way off team.
  • Matt Pettinger (2) - Solid game on a line with Wellwood and Hansen, versatility will keep him on the roster
  • Jason Krog (5) - An audition on the wing... showing versatility and producing both on the scoresheet and in the faceoff circle, great hustle on his goal
  • Kyle Wellwood (4) - Showing great hands, but also getting out muscled/played downlow... stock dropping fast
  • Cody Hodgson (6) - Did not play in San Jose
  • Jeff Cowan (7) - Played under 10min, but 1/3 of that was on the PK, fate may rest on Wellwood/Krog and whether Hodgson sticks
  • Michael Grabner (8) - Did not play in San Jose
  • Rick Rypien (10) - Great fight in SJ, still needs to show more than just a physical game if he wants to make team
  • Mike Brown (9) - Has a future just not now, physical game and skating are good, too many vets in front of him at this point, played under 10min against SJ but did get a little PK time
  • Jason Jaffray (11) - Reminded people that he does have skill... is it enough for the nhl? Not right now.

Rankings are a combination of how they've been playing and how coaches have been using/commenting. Five forwards should make the team assuming Canucks carry 14 forwards.

Previous Pre-Season Power Rankings: