HFBoards

HFBoards (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php)
-   Nashville Predators (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33)
-   -   Confirmed with Link: NSH Signs Zach Budish to ELC (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=1394147)

Cashville 04-03-2013 09:47 AM

NSH Signs Zach Budish to ELC
 
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1394109

Figured we could discuss here; I don't know much about him other than what one poster said in the Trade Forum thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyler Sanguine
Big fan of Budish. I think he's one of those guys that might actually be a better pro than a college player, even if it's carving out a career as a third liner. Big body, physical, unafraid. He's not far away from being NHL ready.

Sounds like a Preds forward. Anyone care to give an educated guess on likely peak output? Is he a Brandon Yip v2.0 or does he have more offensive upside?

glenngineer 04-03-2013 09:51 AM

He's a bigger kid than Yip. He's got real soft hands for a big man. Think Arnott in size but not afraid to use it. Doesn't have the shot he did but he's a guy that will go to the bet. I've been high on him for a long time. Power forwards will take longer to develop and since he was coming off injuries it's taken a little while for him to develop. I believe he's on his way.

CalleJAMkrok 04-03-2013 01:34 PM

hopefully we will see a line of Beck-Wilson-Budish for the PP at sometime. That line would likely manhandle their opponents

triggrman 04-03-2013 01:39 PM

We've obviously seen a shift in philosophy with Predators forwards lately going from small to mid size guys that skate well to bigger stronger players. Beck, Watson, Budish and Latta are all bigger guys.

I Will Son 04-03-2013 02:05 PM

Woooo our savior!!!

MN_Gopher 04-05-2013 08:54 PM

Without sounding to down;

Buddish is not that great an any one aspect of the game. He has a decent shot, has soft hands for a guy his size but is not overly gifted, he has good vision, and is not affraid to play in dirty areas but does not play very physical.

Where he will find success is in his ability to play multiple roles. With a few fine tweaks he can play on lines 1-4. Coming off of two torn ACLs he has a great work ethic and could still very well add to his game. You cannot teach size, he is very tough to knock off the puck. There is not any holes in his game. Wore the C and will bring leadership.

If he can really turn up the physical play, a house in front of the net. Create some havoc on the forecheck. Play ugly, He could be a solid 2nd line guy. If he plays like a talented crafty winger he will be in Europe in two years.

Nashville Transplant 04-05-2013 09:54 PM

I did not see the game, but Milwaukee lost at home to Rockford 4-3 tonight, and Budish did play. He was credited with no shots and was even.

adsfan 04-06-2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nashville Transplant (Post 63402447)
I did not see the game, but Milwaukee lost at home to Rockford 4-3 tonight, and Budish did play. He was credited with no shots and was even.

I did see the game. Look at MN_Gopher post 2 above. It is a good report. Budish didn't show me anything in his debut in Milwaukee. I expect improvement with time. He used to kill the Badgers when he played for the Gophers.

Paul Crowder on the other hand looked good. He had an assist and was all over the ice. It didn't look like his first game. I believe that he centered for Budish.

Nashville Transplant 04-06-2013 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 63410091)
I did see the game. Look at MN_Gopher post 2 above. It is a good report. Budish didn't show me anything in his debut in Milwaukee. I expect improvement with time. He used to kill the Badgers when he played for the Gophers.

Paul Crowder on the other hand looked good. He had an assist and was all over the ice. It didn't look like his first game. I believe that he centered for Budish.

Paul Crowder, though, is not a prospect... he's a suspect :)

28 years old and has played in the AHL with Hartford, Manchester and Wilkes-Barre. Spent most of this year (and most of his pro career) in the ECHL with Wheeling.

adsfan 04-07-2013 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nashville Transplant (Post 63476895)
Paul Crowder, though, is not a prospect... he's a suspect :)

28 years old and has played in the AHL with Hartford, Manchester and Wilkes-Barre. Spent most of this year (and most of his pro career) in the ECHL with Wheeling.

Sounds like another Kevin Henderson type. He showed up last year and played well from the start. Milwaukee is down to 10 healthy forwards. I don't know what happened to Austin Watson. He played Friday night, but not tonight. Milwaukee dressed 8 D-men with Valentine and Bitetto playing wings. Valentine has been looking good!

Budish did nothing for his second game for Milwaukee in a 3-0 win at Charlotte. Maybe he is a slow starter in the pros. He was very good for the Gophers!

alexmanu 04-07-2013 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 63480329)
Sounds like another Kevin Henderson type. He showed up last year and played well from the start. Milwaukee is down to 10 healthy forwards. I don't know what happened to Austin Watson. He played Friday night, but not tonight. Milwaukee dressed 8 D-men with Valentine and Bitetto playing wings. Valentine has been looking good!

Budish did nothing for his second game for Milwaukee in a 3-0 win at Charlotte. Maybe he is a slow starter in the pros. He was very good for the Gophers!

If he's playing on the lower lines with less minutes then he's not gonna show up as much. When Austin Watson, Taylor Beck etc. first arrived at Milwaukee at the end of the season they didn't really show up either.

MN_Gopher 04-08-2013 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 63480329)
Sounds like another Kevin Henderson type. He showed up last year and played well from the start. Milwaukee is down to 10 healthy forwards. I don't know what happened to Austin Watson. He played Friday night, but not tonight. Milwaukee dressed 8 D-men with Valentine and Bitetto playing wings. Valentine has been looking good!

Budish did nothing for his second game for Milwaukee in a 3-0 win at Charlotte. Maybe he is a slow starter in the pros. He was very good for the Gophers!

I figured he would take a little while to get going. Maybe even a full year. His style, well in all areas great in none, will take some getting used to his linemates. His IQ is pretty good, he will pick up on tendancies and will distribute accordingly and will set up for a deflection, go to the back of the net for the cycle or sneak up to the dots when a shot is coming when he knows what his line is thinking. He will look lost if he has no feel for the game, team etc...

Best thing for him, keep it simple. He will need time to feel it out. With a guy his size he will still do some physical fine tuning. Blake Wheeler drafted at 185, left at 235 i think and now plays for the Jets at 215. Buddish was listed at 220 + his frshemen through last year and this year was listed at 214. He should fill back up to 225.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 AM.

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com, A property of CraveOnline, a division of AtomicOnline LLC ©2009 CraveOnline Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.