Thread: Prospect Info: Detroit Red Wings Prospect #9
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08-14-2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Zorin View Post
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...
This. It makes more and more sense why holland has been so passive the past few years. We have an exciting group of prospects that will ensure this team stays competitive for a long time. We all dislike the lack of hollands recent activity, but at least we know our team wont be crashed and burned in 3-5 years. I think this season will be the toughest of the "retooling on the fly" strategy.

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