Confirmed w/ link: Ehrhoff/Lukowich to VAN for P. White/D. Rahimi
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08-28-2009, 02:16 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Do we have any scouting reports on the two kids coming to San Jose?
Rahimi is a tough 22 y/o Swedish defender. Was reasonably well thought-of two years ago but has done nothing in two seasons in the AHL. No skill level whatsoever and is a total pylon. Was a healthy scratch for the entire AHL playoffs and is a guy who was unlikely to get a QO at the end of this season from Vancouver. About as marginal a prospect as you can get. Was considered a borderline top-20 prospect for the club at this point.
White was a terrible #1 pick, but isn't a lost cause and isn't as bad as some people make him out to be. If he was taken in the 4th-5th round where he should have been (over-rated after a good HS career) he'd be an OK mid-level prospect. Has good size and a good shot, but is an average skater with average hockey sense and has struggled badly in his first two years at Minnesota. Hard worker and a nice kid, hopefully he turns his career around. Was somewhere in the 10-12 range on our prospect chart right now.
Frankly I'm shocked that we got anything for these players, much less a young-ish NHL top-4 defender like Ehrhoff, mistake-prone or not. Even if you guys are clearing cap space for Heatley or whatever, surely you could have picked up something better than this package. Strange.
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