Tuesday, March 17, 2009

OHL Coaches Poll - Ryan Yessie's Predictions

If you didn't read the post with my predictions on it, here is what is happening. Ryan and myself have entered a friendly competition to see who could predict the results of the OHL Coaches Poll the best. Mine are posted below.

This is how Ryan sees the Coaches Poll playing out, according to his observations this season...

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Most Underrated
1 - Luke Pither - Belleville
2 - Thomas Nesbitt - Ottawa
3 - Brett Flemming - Mississauga

Most Improved
1 - Luke Pither - Belleville
2 - Andrew Agozzino - Niagara
3 - Thomas Nesbitt - Ottawa

Smartest Player
1 - Cody Hodgson - Brampton
2 - Eric Tangradi - Belleville
3 - Matt Duchene - Brampton

Hardest Worker
1 - Eric Tangradi - Belleville
2 - Matt Duchene - Brampton
3 - Cameron Gaunce - Mississauga

Best Playmaker
1 - Eric Tangradi - Belleville
2 - Matt Duchene - Brampton
3 - Logan Couture - Ottawa

Most Dangerous in the Goal Area
1 - Cody Hodgson - Brampton
2 - Eric Tangradi - Belleville
3 - Tony Romano - Peterborough

Best Skater
1 - Stefan Della Rovere - Barrie
2 - Stephen Johnston - Belleville
3 - Tyler Toffoli - Ottawa

Best Shot
1 - Cody Hodgson - Brampton
2 - Logan Couture - Ottawa
3 - Stefan Della Rovere - Barrie

Hardest Shot
1 - Alex Pietrangelo - Niagara
2 - Cody Hodgson - Brampton
3 - Drew Schiestel - Niagara

Best Stickhandler
1 - Cody Hodgson - Brampton
2 - Eric Tangradi - Belleville
3 - Logan Couture - Ottawa

Best Body Checker
1 - Stefan Della Rovere - Barrie
2 - Zack Kassian - Peterborough
3 - Anthony Peluso - Brampton

Best Defensive Forward/Penalty Killer
1 - Anthony Nigro - Ottawa
2 - Jesse Messier - Mississauga
3 - Cory Tanaka - Belleville

Best Offensive Defenceman
1 - P.K. Subban - Belleville
2 - Cameron Gaunce - Mississauga
3 - Calvin De Haan - Oshawa

Best Defensive Defenceman
1 - Alex Pietrangelo - Niagara
2 - Tyler Cuma - Ottawa
3 - John Quarrie - Oshawa

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Most Underrated
1 - Chris MacKinnon - Kitchener
2 - Brandon Biggers - Erie
3 - Brandon Buck - Guelph

Most Improved
1 - Matt Hackett - Plymouth
2 - Brandon Biggers - Erie
3 - Chris MacKinnon - Kitchener

Smartest Player
1 - John Tavares - London
2 - Adam Henrique - Windsor
3 - Mark Katic - Sarnia

Hardest Worker
1 - Matt Martin - Sarnia
2 - Adam Henrique - Windsor
3 - Brandon Biggers - Erie

Best Playmaker
1 - John Carlson - London
2 - Ryan Ellis - Windsor
3 - Tyler Seguin - Plymouth

Most Dangerous in the Goal Area
1 - Taylor Hall - Windsor
2 - John Tavares - London
3 - Justin DiBenedetto - Sarnia (Tied)
3 - Chris Terry - Plymouth (Tied)

Best Skater
1 - Mark Katic - Sarnia
2 - Taylor Hall - Windsor
3 - Michael Latta - Guelph

Best Shot
1 - Peter Holland - Guelph
2 - Jamie Arniel - Sarnia
3 - Taylor Hall - Windsor

Hardest Shot
1 - Ryan Ellis - Windsor
2 - A.J. Jenks - Plymouth
3 - Adam Comrie - Saginaw

Best Stickhandler
1 - Justin DiBenedetto - Sarnia
2 - Taylor Hall - Windsor
3 - Joey Hishon - Owen Sound

Best Body Checker
1 - Matt Martin - Sarnia
2 - Zac Rinaldo - London
3 - Harry Young - Windsor

Best Defensive Forward/Penalty Killer
1 - Nazem Kadri - London
2 - Steve Reese - Sarnia
3 - Eric Wellwood - Windsor

Best Offensive Defenceman
1 - John Carlson - London
2 - Ryan Ellis - Windsor
3 - Mark Katic - Sarnia

Best Defensive Defenceman
1 - Dan Kelly - Kitchener
2 - Milan Doczy - Owen Sound
3 - Harry Young - Windsor

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN!

2 comments:

Sean said...

You guys both know the league better than me because you've seen more of the games, but I have a comment nonetheless, strictly based on the 67s.

I'd be shocked if Anthony Nigro comes out as the top defensive forward/PK forward in the conference. He's not even a regular PK guy in Ottawa, as Couture/Cowick and Nesbitt/Kiriakou are the usual pairings. Nigro rarely plays above the third unit. Moreover, Couture and Kiriakou have been significantly better defensive forwards this year as well, and would both be deserving of being listed as well. It speaks to the 67s depth up front that a responsible forward like Nigro is not being used in that role, but he isn't the best defensive forward or PK guy on Ottawa, that has been fairly obvious in my extensive viewing this winter.

Otherwise though, based on my viewings of the Eastern Conference, I like your guys' picks. Good work!

Jocelyn said...

Great call on John Quarrie-Steady defensemn that can flourish given the right opportunity. Big boy, slick skater, heads up, not afraid to drop the gloves for his teammates...and one of the toughest one on one players this year!!! Imagine 4 years in the OHL, he would be drafted in the show by now...