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2009 Top 25 Prospects - Redux
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06-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Donovan's ceiling is as a 5 or 6 d-man...Ness is in limbo, and we'll see if he rebounds this year- tell me your reasoning for putting him ahead of any of my top ten- I love his skating, and offensive awareness to be sure. Even if he fills out, he may only become a slightly more skilled Freddie Meyer- but without as much jam I would say. A prospect such as Ryan Ellis will even have his struggles making it in the NHL- how do you think Ness compares? I think Ellis is a much better prospect, but even he is not guaranteed to be a top four d-man with his size...
As I have admitted before, I don't know much about Gregoire, having ommitted him from my top ten lists- I am as much a fan as anyone here regarding our prospects, and the fact that he is not really even on my radar is basically all I have to say. Love to be wrong of course, and love it even more if he has NHL talent- which is what I base my list here on- potential.
That's why de Haan goes above Hamonic, because of his potential. IMO Calvin has more upside than Fowler or Gormely, and was a huge reason the Islanders passed in favour of Nino. BTW, Johansen was IMO the favourite choice, but when he was gone Nino was the easy choice.
I won't wax on about Petrov (you're welcome) but had written before that if the Islanders take a chance on Kabanov, this is an excellent sign about Petrov- that the Islanders are showing support for Petrov, and that he will be given a chance to make the big club this year. These high-end Russians come with a pride factor- but if you coddle them a little, the skill they bring is more than worth it. Petrov jumps even higher on our prospect list today because the Islanders are showing that they are willing to bring in other Russians- a sure sign they are willing to make Petrov happy. Everyone will be amazed when these two kids line up in the pre-season together...
donovan's CEILING is a bottom pair d-man? negative.
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