THE MOTHER****ING STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!! Top Prospects Poll (Prospect #1)
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07-25-2012, 06:38 PM
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I don't get the Lokti love, dude hasn't looked impressive at all when given the chance.
I voted Pearson, to me he seems the most likely to make an impact in the top 6.
I think Loktionov easily has the most promising MIND out of the prospects we have.
The problem with Loktionov is that he is having to get his body and physical ability to catch up to how well he thinks the game.
If you watch him play, he see's things on the ice in the offensive zone that other players don't. I don't think it's unfair to say he has a similar style to a Pavel Datsyuk. Very good with the puck, strong vision, strong cognitive game.
And remember Datsyuk didn't start in the NHL til he was 24 or 25 because he was over playing in Russia growing into a man.
I think Loktionov will pay off at about the same age when he can develop a body to go along with his game. Loktionov JUST turned 22. Give him some more time I say. He probably is our most talented prospect at this point.
I think those who see what he possibly is capable of are the ones that are giving him so much love.
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