Thread: Prospect Info: 2013 NHL Draft Prospects I
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02-12-2013, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
Why is everyone counting on Seeler to shore up the depth when he's in the USHL? He's not going to see the NHL for at least 5-7 years (at best 3 years in college, maybe even 4 and 2-3 years in the AHL).

We have almost no depth past Dumba. Scandella is still really a project, Spurgeon can't stay on the ice, Falk and Stoner are hot and cold. Medvec is a project. Kampfer looks okay. Brodin is a gem but we could use a lot more defensive depth especially since it takes a while till they find their game.
We have a young group in Brodin, Spurgeon, Scandella, a long term top guy in Suter, Dumba is only a year or two away, Gilbert isn't going anywhere soon. There are only six spots to fill in a game. Obviously there may be a trade or a ufa signing to add to it as well... Counting on Seeler is just a fact that we have a lot of long term players already in the mix here.

The Wild don't NEED Seeler any sooner than he's ready. Seeler and the Wild have time to be patient with his development. Also, he's in his freshman season already as has been pointed out.

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