Brendan Smith tops solid group of Detroit Red Wings prospects
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08-22-2012, 10:30 PM
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I am one of those guys who isn't amped on Tatar. If he was a surefire top 6 forward he'd probably have made the team or would be a lock this season. He's got decent offensive skills but he doesn't have any one skill that really stands out. So I think bottom 6 forward is a very safe projection. Val Filppula had one season in Grand Rapids and put up 71 points. Tatar has two seasons as a Griffin and has scored 57 and 58 points. It took Filppula a bit to firmly establish himself as a top 6 forward but he's clearly our best forward behind Pavs and possibly, maybe Hank.
I simply haven't seen enough from Tomas Tatar to be convinced he's a solid top 6 NHL forward.
Yeah, but you have to remember, Tatar is only 7 months older NOW than Flip was when he played his one season for GR. So why don't we see how he looks this year before saying that he won't/can't reach that top 6 status.
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