Note: Rangers In The Top 100 Prospects

At ESPN Insider, Corey Pronman lists the top 100 prospects in hockey.

Pronman doesn’t have any Rangers prospect in the top 25 but he has three in the top 70.

He released his top 15 Rangers prospects recently as well.

Pronman put the Rangers in one of his lower tiers when it comes to overall depth, saying that with a lot of young players making their way onto the Rangers roster, their prospect depth is starting to diminish.

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Read: Looking At Another List of the Top Ten Rangers Prospects

At Puck Prospectus, Corey Pronman lists the Rangers top 10 prospects.

He has Chris Kreider as the Rangers top prospecet followed by Danny Kristo and 2013 third rounder Pavel Buchnevich.

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On the Rangers system, Pronman says that there is good depth with most of the top players having at least one defining quality but also players who lack in several areas.

JT Miller is not ranked because he played 26 games for the Rangers last season. The cut off that Pronman uses to determine a prospect is 25 games played.

The full list, including five players that just missed out on the top ten, is below:

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Read: Another Version Of The Rangers Top 10 Prospects

At NHL.com, Tal Pinchevsky ranked the top ten prospects as part of the Rangers season preview day.

His top Rangers prospect is newly acquired Danny Kristo and he is followed by Dylan McIlrath and 2012 first rounder Brady Skjei.

JT Miller is not included in the list as Pinchevsky anticipates he being part of the 2013-14 Rangers.

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The entire list is below.

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Note: Prospect NHL Projections

CalIn the Dobber Hockey Prospect Report, they look at the top prospects from each team and give a projection of when they might might become NHL players.

For Danny Kristo, they say that he will get a look this season, “cups of coffee,” but make a real run at a full-time roster spot in 2014-15

For JT Miller, Jesper Fast and Cam Talbot they say 2014-15.

They expect Chris Kreider to have a full-time role with the Rangers this season.

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Note: The Rangers Have The 17th Best Farm System

Hockey’s Future is ranking NHL teams from top to bottom by the strength of their farm system.

The Rangers are ranked 17th overall.

HF praises the Rangers depth at forward with players such as JT Miller, Chris Kreider, Christian Thomas, Jesper Fast and Marek Hrivik while also noting the top-four potential of Dylan McIlrath and Brady Skjei.

They do say that behind McIlrath and Skjei there are no potential top-four defensemen and that there is still a lack of depth in goal with no clear line of succession to follow Henrik Lundqvist.

Read: Rangers Top 20 Prospects

Hockey’s Future has released their list of the top 20 Rangers prospects.

  1. (1)Chris Kreider
  2. JT Miller
  3. Dylan McIlrath
  4. Mats Zuccarello
  5. Jesper Fast
  6. Christian Thomas
  7. Brady Skjei
  8. Boo Nieves
  9. Oscar Lindberd
  10. (10)Michael St. Croix

THIS SECTION has detailed Ranger prospect rankings for the last few seasons.

In the fall, the Rangers top five prospects on this list were Kreider, Miller, McIlrath, Fast and Skjei.

Note: Zuccarello is considered a prospect based on their criteria for labeling players prospects. They allow players who come from Europe at 22 to meet their critera within three seasons. This is Zuccarello’s third season and he has not yet played 65 total games.

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Read: Chris Kreider Is Begining To Find His Way/Why John Tortorella Struggles To Find Ice For Him Sometimes

2:22PM: At Hockey’s Future, they rank Kreider 19th in their top 50 prospects and say “during this season he has shown signs of being one of the best prospects in the league, particularly during his last demotion to the AHL, but he does not look to be as much of a sure thing as he did last summer.”

12:53PM: In his past two games with the Rangers, Chris Kreider has a goal, six shots on goal and has played 13 minutes and nearly 15 minutes.

Kreider scored on a terrific passing play that started with Brad Richards and ended with a give and go between him and Michael Del Zotto.

Joe Micheletti noted on Tuesday night that Kreider was becoming more and more noticeable and that the key may have been that he stopped thinking and just started playing. Joe said, “he looks like a much different player than he did just a few weeks ago.”

On the Michael Kay Show yesterday, John Tortorella said that Kreider has started to learn how to play away from the puck. Tortorella said that he can only play a young if he doesn’t hurt the team defensively. He added, “we play in so many close games and it’s easy for people to say “let him play,” but when the puck is int he back of your net and you are losing 4-2, it just isn’t right.”

Tortorella followed up and said, “I really like what he did yesterday. Not only did he end up with 3 or 4 scoring chances, but he did the job along the wall. He understands positioning away from the puck and I think he is beginning to have a bit of a personality and we are really excited about it.”

Read: The Rangers Top Ten Prospects According To The Hockey News

The Hockey News has released their annual Future Watch issue and below are their rankings for the top ten Rangers prospects:

  1. Chris Kreider (20th overall)
  2. JT Miller (28th overall)
  3. Jesper Fasth
  4. Dylan McIlrath
  5. Christian Thomas
  6. Brady Skjei
  7. Boo Nieves
  8. Cam Talbot
  9. Kyle Jean
  10. Michael St. Croix

Organizationally, the Rangers dropped from 15th to 23rd and have an overall grade of B-.

The Rangers top ten prospects in last year’s future watch issue were:

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