2012-13 Colorado Avalanche Prospects Thread
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03-07-2013, 12:41 AM
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Why would Luke's play be discouraging? He's played the role of a bottom 6 forward just fine and has helped on special teams and at times in the top 6. He was not drafted expecting to be a top 6 forward so what has he done that would be discouraging? He may or may not be re-signed but he's done as asked and could find time as a support player/energy line guy in the NHL in a few years. Unfortunately the Avs have a ton of bottom 6 capable guys so Walker will probably be on the outside looking in while with the Avs. Maybe once Hejduk retires, Kobasew hits UFA, etc. we will see guys like Malone, Carey, Walker, and company get their chance. Most of their guys are 2nd year pros at most so there is no rush.
Someone in the Monsters thread was saying he's been treating the puck like a grenade of late. Honestly I haven't ever seen the kid play but given the fact that he hasn't even gotten a cup of coffee in the NHL yet makes me think his pro prospects are dimming a bit.
If we develop some great role playing forwards, great...but our track record in that department has been shaky at best.
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