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OFFICIAL Rockford IceHogs/Toledo Walleye/Other Prospects Thread 2012-2013
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09-14-2012, 10:03 PM
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Hawks fans, could you shed some light on your former prospect Ludvig Rensfeldt:
1. Why wasn't he signed by the hawks?
2. If still unsigned (not sure on current status), what do you propose the reasons are behind that?
3. What do you think he projects to be?
Thx in advance.
Edit: Just saw the articles about him not being good enough to warrant an ELC and/or about wanting too much money. He also hasn't been signed yet AFAIK. Judging from all the information, it seems he's either a late bloomer or bust. But he is just 20 though so it may be too soon to tell?...
Hawks are loaded with forwards. Rensfeldt would fare much better in an organization with a lesser talent pool. Did not dominate at Sarnia, even being on a team with the first pick in the '12 draft in Yakupov. Reports from fellow posters was Sarnia started Rensfeldt on the fourth line at the beginning of the year despite him being their first round import pick. Dont know what line he ended up on at the end but his numbers while not bad did not dominate like someone like Saad. International numbers appear much better than his CHL numbers. Could be an adjustment problem since last year at Sarnia was his first and only year in NA. Could be he needs a long-er development cycle or maybe hes just not good enough.
Regardless, if he was signed, he would not move out Saad or Morin or others in the top lines at Rockford. The Hawks have contacts with Saad, Morin, Beach, Olesz (lol) as wingers (whether they want them or not... Olesz and maybe Beach). That means Rensfeldt probably would be buried in the bottom 6. Not where you want him to be in the AHL. Besides those slots are already taken by others. May have been a numbers issue.
As far a contracts or salary demands, I have no clue.
Now I'll use hindsight and say if only the Hawks drafted Jon Merrill. LD size and depth problem solved. Thanks Kelly, Halin.
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