Chicago Wolves Discussion - Part VI
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12-11-2012, 09:31 AM
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Just to go a little further in depth with Windflare's response:
Schroeder is our best center prospect, and arguably the best forward on the Wolves. He can usually grab your attention a few times per game with a pass, shot or rush up the ice. Has a decent chance of making the Canucks as the 3C when NHL resumes.
Tanev has already made the Canucks, having played in the last two playoffs, and is easily the team's best defenseman. Not a very flashy player, but if you're looking for solid, poised play he's worth keeping an eye on.
Lack is the starting goalie in Chicago and has been great the last two seasons, but has struggled to start the year. Unless we bring in a goalie from elsewhere, he'll be i the NHL backing up Schneider once Lu gets dealt. He's also currently hurt, but will hopefully be back by the end of the month.
Many of us fans thought Pinizotto had earned a spot on the team last year with his excellent training camp before needing season ending shoulder surgery. He's been playing well this year for the Wolves, and would definitely compete for a 4th line spot next training camp.
Rodin, Connauton and Archibald are all fringe prospects, who aren't ready for the big club. They all have NHL upside however, and can be some of the more entertaining Wolves at times, it's just a matter of continuing development for them.
Mallet is also a first year pro who plays with great energy and is a fearsome fighter. He'll be playing for an energy role on the Canucks in time, but isn't exactly a difference maker for the Wolves right now.
Hope they put on a good show for you.
Mallet's been sent down to the K-Wings of the ECHL. He's off to a bit of a slow start in his rookie pro career, but I have some hopes that he'll put it together and eventually become a good grinding 3rd or 4th liner for the Canucks. Work in progress, definitely.
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