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02-19-2013, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Keep in mind that a bunch of players in their current core (Pavelski, Clowe, Demers, Vlasic, Murray) were unheralded or late round picks as well. So while they may not have the glitziest prospect pool in terms of big names, they continue to get great value from the players that they do draft.

I not-so-boldly predict that in a couple of years Konrad Abeltshauser will be the next "how did they get him so late in the draft" player on their team.
Is he really that good?

I wish he'd play in the AHL...also, I strongly suspect that Abeltshauser will be traded before he ever becomes a consistent player for the Sharks.

The current defensive core of Burns, Braun, Demers, and Vlasic is fairly set. Then, there is a logjam of players like Abeltshauser, Irwin (who is definitely NHL-ready), Doherty, and Tennyson...

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