Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-2013 Blues Prospects
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11-25-2012, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by MattyMo35 View Post
No doubt. I can understand why the Blues staff went that route. We have a very young team and are not in immediate need of assistance. Get the boom/bust guys that need some time to develop and see what happens. If even 1 or 2 of the guys reach their potential, it will be a great draft. There's also the chance that none of them do. Just one of the risks you can afford to take when you have such a young, successful team.
I really doubt that ALL 4 will be busts. Schmaltz has really super offensive instincts and great offensive skills. I'm sure he'll be able to be, at least, a power play specialist on The NHL level, even if he doesn't develop well on the defensive side. His boom potential is IF he gains a good amount of strength and bulk, and he learns how to use that weight to his advantage in defending, AND he learns defensive positioning well, he'll become a Top 3 NHL defenceman, and sometimes all star.

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