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2012 Prospect Thread IV
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10-26-2012, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pominville Minnesota
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Larsson, Bulmer, and Phillips all need extensive time in the AHL. They are good players but don't expect them on the Wild anytime soon.
Zucker is closer, because of his speed and shot, but there needs to be a legitmate discussion whether he's got goal scorer potential at the NHL level. Because I think he does. And if so, getting 1st line duty in Houston for at least a year could be better than just turning him into a NHL 3rd liner who can chip in 10-15 goals pure year. If we handle him right, he could be a 30 goal guy for us. Or at least as good and Setoguchi.
Coyle might have trouble with the speed of the NHL game at first. From what I seen, he's a solid player who knows where to be on the ice, but he's got to learn to dominate the AHL first.
This is as solid as a post I've read in awhile.
The only thing I may disagree with you a bit is Bulmer, I realize his start was bad this year but don't forget that he did make the Wild out of camp last year and I don't think that Mike Yeo and staff forgot about him...
Just because of the nature of his game and that 9 game stint he may be closer to making the team than Coyle, Zucker, Larsson. (not saying that I think he is more NHL ready, but if it comes down to picking between two even players that may factor into it)
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