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Our Kids On Top

TSN’s most recent rookie rankings, with Chucky and Gally in numbers 1 and 2. And even though this is just TSN’s and one man’s (Scott Cullen) opinion, it’s still great to see. Interesting to see Yakupov at 15th.

Thanks to Danno for this.

Rookies – Updated February 19

A. GalchenyukName: Alex Galchenyuk
Team: Montreal
Rating: 76.72
(Photo by: The Canadian Press)

Rank 2-30

No. Player Pos. Team Rating
2. Brendan Gallagher RW Montreal 75.01
3. Cory Conacher LW Tampa Bay 74.49
4. Vladimir Tarasenko RW St. Louis 73.00
5. Justin Schultz D Edmonton 71.81
6. Simon Despres D Pittsburgh 71.57
7. Brenden Dillon D Dallas 70.72
8. Jonathan Huberdeau LW Florida 69.80
9. Dougie Hamilton D Boston 68.81
10. Patrick Wiercioch D Ottawa 65.85
11. Jake Muzzin D Los Angeles 65.84
12. Tye McGinn LW Philadelphia 65.64
13. Jonas Brodin D Minnesota 65.41
14. Andre Benoit D Ottawa 65.36
15. Nail Yakupov LW Edmonton 64.52
16. Drew Shore RW Florida 63.93
17. Brendan Smith D Detroit 63.15
18. Marcus Foligno LW Buffalo 62.68
19. Mika Zibanejad C Ottawa 62.03
20. Brian Lashoff D Detroit 61.88
21. Jordan Schroeder C Vancouver 61.57
22. Jakob Silfverberg RW Ottawa 61.45
23. Casey Cizikas C N.Y. Islanders 60.78
24. Tomas Kundratek D Washington 60.70
25. Mikael Granlund C Minnesota 60.43
26. Brandon Saad LW Chicago 59.57
27. Leo Komarov RW Toronto 58.64
28. Michael Stone D Phoenix 57.25
29. Jaden Schwartz LW St.Louis 56.34
30. Reilly Smith LW Dallas 56.07

The Sky’s The Limit


Montreal finds itself fifth overall in Scott Cullen’s TSN Power Rankings, two better than last week, and a million times better than last year.

Very proud of the team right now. They’ve made my heart soar like a Guadalupe Storm Petrel.

To see the entire 30-team rankings, click here. Thanks to Danno for sending the link.

Cullen has this to say about the Canadiens:

This Week-5 Last Week-7 Montreal Canadiens 6-2-0
Getting D P.K. Subban signed and LW Max Pacioretty back quicker than expected from his appendectomy, only enhances a Canadiens team that suffered their one decisive loss of the season last week when they dared start backup G Peter Budaj against Ottawa.
Key Injuries: None.