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Qubax 07-13-2012 03:23 PM

What do you guys have in Nicolas Deslauriers
 
My impression on his value in the prospect community is as follows:

1 to 3 years ago Deslauriers was this sexy pick...where many guys were saying that he was a steal in the 3rd round. People were gushing over him etc.

However, I get the feeling in the last year or so that Deslauriers has been seen as not as great in the prospect community....and I what I am trying to figure out is - is this because Deslauriers was no longer the shiny new toy? Or has his development stagnated?

I get the feeling Deslauriers has developed above average or better so if he was a good pick in 09' then he's a good pick now.

But I am trying to get a pulse on this from the fans that will know.

Can anyone help me out? Cheers

Also, what's his upside and downside...

Qubax 07-13-2012 04:29 PM

Anyone?

Sounds like he's had a pretty good camp.

Rod Buskas* 07-13-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Qubax (Post 52515821)
Anyone?

Sounds like he's had a pretty good camp.

sorry dude. we're still in stanley cup hangover mode.

click the development campe thread in this forum and you'll see people's thoughts on Deslauriers.

Qubax 07-13-2012 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Rod Buskas (Post 52516291)
sorry dude. we're still in stanley cup hangover mode.

click the development campe thread in this forum and you'll see people's thoughts on Deslauriers.

lol, no worries.

Anyone else?

Docgonzo 07-13-2012 05:17 PM

He always seems to impress most when at the development camps. Very slick during drills and scrimmages.

Unsure on him in Manchester, knew he was a healthy scratch a lot. But it was his first year as a pro, I'll judge him more from here on out in Manchester.

Sybil227 07-13-2012 05:37 PM

Andrew also did a bit of a review on him here:
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...prospect-pool/

BigBrown 07-13-2012 07:07 PM

It was his first year as a pro in the AHL, he didn't do as well as many were hoping but it's gonna be an adjustment period for almost anyone to make that transition. Especially for a guy coming from the QMJHL. Just because he didn't instantly set the world on fire as a rookie doesn't mean he has stagnated or anything like that. He's adjusting.

With Voynov getting a spot on the Kings and Mullen moving on to the Canucks, Deslauriers is gonna have a better opportunity for some icetime in the AHL.

Gentle Ben Kenobi 07-13-2012 07:19 PM

Nicolas is the guy that puts the holes in Swiss cheese.
Nicolas is the guy who put the put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp. He also put the ram in the ramalama ding dong.
Nicolas pees out Red Bull
Nicolas has an army of ocelots that do his bidding.
Nicolas gives police officers tickets.
Nicolas was the inspiration for the snuggie.

losingsand 07-13-2012 08:44 PM

My favorite prospect in the entire organization... He was very much a standout in all development camps but this year he came in and showed a more mature game. Also i didn't really think his shot was very powerful... he was always accurate but never really that booming, his shot too has improved.

Heard that he was a little wet behind to start in manchester but really hit his stride as the season went on. I think he should have a better showing in the AHL. It seems that he's really calmed down and should make an impact down there. I can't really find a weakness, to go along w/ the slick skill, the guy can be really physical too.

ND4LIFE

losingsand 07-13-2012 08:45 PM

Guy scored 4 goals in the final day of scrimmage. 4 goals!

Qubax 07-14-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Bunny Foo Foo (Post 52521455)
Nicolas is the guy that puts the holes in Swiss cheese.
Nicolas is the guy who put the put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp. He also put the ram in the ramalama ding dong.
Nicolas pees out Red Bull
Nicolas has an army of ocelots that do his bidding.
Nicolas gives police officers tickets.
Nicolas was the inspiration for the snuggie.

Yah, but is he a good hockey player?

Gentle Ben Kenobi 07-15-2012 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qubax (Post 52548879)
Yah, but is he a good hockey player?

Please stay on topic

King'sPawn 07-15-2012 09:51 AM

Here is my write up I just completed last night...


#80 Nicolas Deslauriers
Position: Defenseman
2011/2012 team: Manchester Monarchs (AHL)

Overview: Nicolas Deslauriers is a highly skilled defenseman participating in his fourth development camp.

Strengths: Nicolas Deslauriers has one of the most complete games amongst the Kings prospects. He has incredible skating skills, a very hard shot, a competitive drive that makes him lethal offensively, and a gritty overall game where he’s not shy to lay a hit out. Deslauriers is an exceptional talent, and he looks a lot bigger than his 6’0 listing.

Weaknesses: Despite all of his amazing skills, he is still inconsistent with his numbers and his on-ice play. In Manchester, he had reduced numbers and shuffling in different positions. He sounds like the classic example of a player who “has the tools, but not the toolbox” which may affect his long term upside.

Future: Deslauriers has quickly risen in the ranks for the Kings pipeline, and if there’s an offensive defenseman on the Kings who goes down, Deslauriers is a good candidate to be called up. Until then, he will be kept in Manchester to hone his skills, as he’s too talented to be a #7 defenseman.

etherialone 07-15-2012 08:42 PM

I will once again stand on my record regarding our prospects and will stand by what I have been saying about ND since he days in the Q. He is going to be a team/fan favorite in L.A. one day and when he makes it the rest of the world will know what allot of hockey people have known for awhile now and that is that ND has heart, grit and all the skill needed to make it in the NHL.

I saw him play in person this past year and thought he had a good rookie season in the AHL. He came from a league that is known for being an offencive minded barn burning set up that doesn't do that great of a job in turning allot of D into NHL caliber propspects.

Sure there are some dandies from the Q but not as many as there are from other leagues.

Give the kid a couple more years and watch him go. He is going to be a very good player.

FrozenRoyalty 07-16-2012 02:38 AM

I spoke to Deslauriers on the eve of the Development Camp. I'll also be talking to Manchester head coach Mark Morris sometime soon, so I'll have a story on Deslauriers sometime in the next few weeks...

Gotta spread out the material a bit during the summer lull... :-)


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