Thread: Prospect Info: Stefan Noesen - top 6 upside?
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08-07-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by John Holmes View Post
He has better junior numbers.

I'm starting to lean towards the "where are they all going to fit" side more than the "probably won't make it" side.

We could have 3 scoring lines in the very near future.
It may get to a point where guys bolt upward and some level off, it could be as simple as the encouragement from the team "choosing" you, and giving you all kinds of opportunities as opposed to kind of getting a little discouraged by not being one of the guys the team is putting at the front of the line.

We'll probably be free to let go of decent RFAs that are demanding better contracts because we have kids to replace them that may be just as good, or better, and cheaper. That's why you've gotta keep developing kids, someday that 1st rounder you got in 20?? is going to want a raise and you're hoping that 4th rounder you got in 200? is now capable of replacing him for next to nothing.

It gets to a point where not only do you have to make the right draft picks, but you also have to make the right decisions on who you want to put in the lineup. Most often after you've made the picks, you know some of those 1st and 2nds are gonna HAVE TO make your lineup or you're screwed....teams that draft well benefit from significant competition that goes on beyond the NHL roster. It's all a good recipe.

Noesen's the type of guy that may fast track just because he's so endearing with his competitiveness.

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