Thread: Prospect Info: St. Louis Blues Top Prospect #11
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08-27-2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Prussian_Blue View Post
Went with Kurker, because I see him as having the most long-term upside of any of the other players listed at this point. He has good size, a good track record, and will be developing under a coach and program that has a very good track record of putting quality players into the NHL.

Grachev is closer to NHL-ready right now, and that seems to be the determining factor for most of us, but I can see Kurker becoming a much better player than Grachev in the long run.

Add Anthony Nigro, who, very quietly, was by far the most improved player on the Rivermen last season.

Ryan Tesink is a good choice to add, also.
For now that is how I vote.

RE: Nigro

He's another hard-worker who will get his shot at spot duty in the NHL if he keeps it up. Again, it might not be with the Blues, but I could see him choosing to sign elsewhere following this upcoming season (his ELC expires).

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