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11-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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Aqualung
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Originally Posted by Red Haired Shanks View Post
there are a lot of people in general who think way to much of our prospects. not all of our prospects will turn out to be NHLers or even elite NHLers, so realistically what will you expect our prospects to turn out as and give NHL comparables for the ones you feel that will make the NHL
here are the prospects


Goaltenders:
-Eddie Lack: Fringe NHL starter/NHL backup- lindback like
-Joe Cannata: NHL Backup/AHL starter-clemmensen like
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-David Honzik: Does not make NHL, possible AHL Backup or czech league starter

Defense:
-Chris Tanev: NHL 2nd pairing-gunnarrson like
-Kevin Connauton :NHL 2nd/3rd pairing-salo/garrison like (No... plays nothing like them)
-Patrick McNally : NHL 2nd/3rd pairing-Allen like (This one is more like Carle)
-Frank Corrado: NHL 1st/2nd pairing-carle like (plays more like Keith)
-Yann Sauve: NHL 5th-6th D-man-douglas murray like (nope, likely won't make NHL and if he does like Rome)
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-Henrik Tommernes: Europe top 4
-Jermey Price: AHL top 4
-Adam Polasek: Europe top 6
-Ben Hutton: AHL top 4
-Evan McEneny: AHL top 6
-Peter Andersson: Europe top 6

LW:
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-Darren Archibald: AHL bottom 6/4th liner
-Ludwig Blomstrand: Europe 3rd liner
-Steven Anthony: AHL bottom 6
-Bill Sweatt: AHL top 6
-Wesley Myron: AHL 3rd liner
-Matthew Beatie: AHL 3rd liner

RW:
-Nicklas Jensen: NHL 2nd line, good enough for 1st line duties- matt molson like (not even similar, Moulson is not a great skater and Jensen is fairly swift, more like Havlat without the defense)
-Zack Kassian: NHL 2nd line- clowe like
-Anton Rodin: Europe top 6/NHL 3rd liner-hansen like (wont make NHL, not enough jam)
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-Alexandre Grenier: Europe top 6
-Pathrik Westerholm: Europe 3rd liner
-Kellan Tochkin: Europe 3rd liner

Centers:
-Jordan Schroeder: NHL 3rd liner-Goc like (No...)
-Brendan Gaunce: NHL 2nd/3rd liner-kesler like (Nope, more like Brendan Sutter)
-Joseph Labate: NHL 3rd liner- gaustad like (nope, more like Boyle)
-Alexandre Mallet: NHL 4th liner-lapierre like
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-Prab Rai: AHL 3rd liner/ECHLer
-Alex Freisen: AHL 3rd liner
-Stefan Schneider: AHL 3rd/4th liner


what do you expect?
-i think corrado is going to turn out well and surprise a lot of people.
-if schroeder can overcome his size problem he can be very talented, possible 2nd liner.
-i can see gaunce turning out like kesler, expected to be a 3rd line checking center and turn out to be a great 2 way forward who can put up points.
-our left wingers need to improve big time.
-i think Gillis should trade up in the draft this year to get a top 10 pick.
Some of your expectations for these players are even high for me, I think that Tanev, Corrado, Jensen, and Kassian are likely life-long NHLers.

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