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08-13-2012, 08:36 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ann Arbor
Originally Posted by
Mrazek, add: Ferraro
Overall it is amazing how deep our pool is right now. 5 years ago Mrazek, Sproul, likely Marchenko, Frk or Jensen would have defintately been top-10 on the list. Sproul at least would have easily been top-5. The likes of Callahan, Ferraro, Athanasiu, McKee, Aubry, Almquist, Patersen or Backmann would have at least had an outside-shot on the top 10. Some of them might not even make the list now. Nestrasil, maybe even DeHaas and for sure Bodin will not even get consideration...
We do not have real blue-chips. But we have guys like Smith, Jarnkrök, Frk, Jurco, Sproul or Mrazek, who might even reach (remote) star-status and at least 20 guys on the farm have a realistic shot to eventually become full time - and long time - NHL guys in their respective roles. There have been much different times...
And yet, disagree.
At one point, Dick Axelsson was our Tomas Jurco. I think our pool is deeper because we don't trade so many picks away and because we have many more picks from rounds 1-3.
But I wonder...Seems like we've been talking about Detroit's deep prospect pool for awhile now... And we haven't produced a top 6 forward since Hudler/Flip's draft 10 years ago
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