Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pre-Season Power Rankings V 3

Updated Rankings After 4 Games...

  1. Mayson Raymond (1) - Did not play in Anaheim
  2. Jannik Hansen (2) - Did not play in Anaheim
  3. Matt Pettinger (3) - Very strong on the PK in Anaheim, but where's the offensive game?
  4. Kyle Wellwood (5) - Invisible > Scores > Invisible > Scores shootout winner. The Canucks need his offense, but can he take a regular shift without being a liability? Good game in faceoff circle.
  5. Jason Krog (4) - Unspectacular in Anaheim, only 33% in the circle, but strong contribution on the PK.
  6. Jeff Cowan (7) - Two very poor penalties in offensive zone, ice-time cut noticeably in 3rd, has contract and experience advantage over the young guys.
  7. Rick Rypien (9) - Very physical as usual, made some good plays, made some poor plays, brutal in faceoff circle. Ice time decreased as game moved along.
  8. Cody Hodgson (6) - Scored in shootout, but it's pretty clear Hodgson isn't ready for a full season in the NHL, may still get a look in the regular season, but it's not likely.
  9. Mike Brown (10) - Did not play in Anaheim
  10. Michael Grabner (8) - Not doing anything to generate any kind of interest, 1 shot on goal with 12 minutes of ice time, may not make next round of cuts.
  11. Jason Jaffray (11) - Did not play in Anaheim

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. Last rank shown in ().

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