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06-27-2010, 01:11 AM
Join Date: May 2004
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I'm more interested in knowing what "Not Weak" is.
We have Stepan who just had a MONSTER NCAA year all around the board, and fell just short of winning a Frozen Four Championship but CAPTAINED team USA to a gold with an awesome showing of his offensive skill.
Kreider who as a rookie on the 3rd line at his college showed some amazing highlight reel stuff and I doubt he just "loses his speed over night" ontop of scoring 6 goals in 7 games at the WJC and getting the gold. He also won Beanpot and Hockey East titles with BC in 2009-10 and put up big offensive numbers over the second half of the season, even though he saw less ice time on the third line and didn't get any power-play time prior to the World Junior tournament. AND named to USA's World Championship team
In Ryan McD we have a NHL sized player who is ready to
step into a top 4 D role...
Even Hagelin generates excitement as he did amazing at Michigan, lead the team in scoring, and spent a lot of time on the PK.
McDonagh projects to be a 2nd line defender.
Stepan projects to be a 2nd line center
Kreider projects to be a 2nd line winger.
Hagelin projects to be a 3rd line winger.
Where is all this greatness? Are they okay prospects? Sure i'm not saying they are total crap, there is upside and you need 2nd and 3rd liners, but we have too much of one thing and none of the other that i'm talking about.
You have to understand not all of them are going to hit that top potential, so your looking at the next step down or never making it period. The whole reason I jumped into this thread was to state we do not have a top prospect, we have a bunch of decent young talent but nothing that is as great as your trying to make us feel is on the way. With so many different rankings arleady by the posters you should see it's a very open field to rank since no one is really any greater than the other. A bunch of B-C lvl prospects, rank them however you want really and no one could really be wrong.
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