Thread: Prospect Info: 2009-2010 Prospect Tracker
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05-20-2010, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Well none of those three were really projecting to have an NHL career at this point, and I'm sure Fletcher spoke with them and they might have desired to remain in Europe rather than play in Houston. And if that's the case, let them walk.
Still doesn't make it a good idea to let them walk for nothing when you can own their rights for longer. Elo was always a long-term project, and he had shown promise of exactly that. His skating still wasn't great, but he was big and could shoot. He reminded me a lot of Latendresse in the way he plays. When you don't have many prospects to start with, it seems odd to willingly shed three of them. That's what a loaded team does.

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Why would Elo be a good prospect if he can't skate?
Well that's just it. Elo wasn't a good prospect yet, but I'm surprised that a GM that doesn't mind having a team full of slugs would drop him. He seemed to fit right in to the new philosophy.

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Apparently he needs to work on his work ethic...
Definitely. Foucault has had a couple nice runs in the playoffs. The rest of the time he's been a disappointment. He's a long shot.

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