Thread: GDT: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
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05-10-2012, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GoKingsGoo View Post
Surprised nobody has mentioned Martin Frk. He was a possible top 5 pick, but he had a severe concussion I believe and didn't play all year. He's ranked around 25 overall atm. I say we take a shot if he's available.
Frk actually played 36 regular season games and 17 playoff games with Halifax and really didn't put up the numbers you'd have expected, concussion or not, especially playing with MacKinnon.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=129699

According to CSB, he is ranked 20th amoungst NA skaters. CSB doesn't use a combined list for Europeans and goalies, so translated that means he'd be about 35th overall on their list, give or take a few spots.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectbrowse.htm?cat=1

For February, TSN had him ranked 24th overall

http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=58417

In April, Craig Button had him at 37th:

http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=49649

He'd defeinately be in our range, possibly a bit below that. That said, I could see someone ignoring the low numbers and taking a flyer on him, particularly a team a bit deeper in talent up front than us.

The thing that worries me about Frk is the fact that as a 1993 birthdate, he is several months older - in some cases 11 months older- than other prospects and that often can reflect itself in higher/better numbers, especially for wingers whose primary goal is score goals. The fact Frk really didn't light it up -though his goals per game was up noticeably- gives my a cautionary approach.

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