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06-27-2010, 12:59 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Good catch. I knew his birthday was close.
Grachev hasn't fallen on my list due to anything he has or hast done.
Kreider just has a higher ceiling.
Grachev didn't have a bad year. As a 19-20 year old rookie in the AHL with 12 goals is not bad at all. He is inexperienced and needs some better conditioning.
Those three: Kreider, Stepan, Grachev are all up there. They're legit top 6 NHL talents.
I'm high on McDonagh, too.
I don't know enough about McIlrath. If the kid can skate as well as Gordie says, then he has a chance to be a special player.
It wasn't that i thought he had a bad year, I just read a lot from different people that he didn't battle as hard as he should have game in and game out. Inconsistent I guess is what i'm looking for.
Again, i'm not really worried, not all players when they make the jump from juniors to the AHL or the AHL to the NHL can take the punishment of the next level so quickly night in and night out.
IMO it's those three players, then the next tier starts of McDonagh, MZA, Mcilrath etc.
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