San Jose Sharks system continues to show improvement in mid-season Top 20 ranking
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04-19-2013, 07:40 PM
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Pretty nice write up Craig! I'm curious, did Stalock 'age' out of prospect status or do you not consider him to be in the top 20.
I'm also curious if you've gotten to watch (or talk to the scouts who watch) Joakim Ryan?
Regarding Petrecki, he's had a good season and I've been one of few Sharks fans that think he still has an NHL future - I'm just not so sure it'll be with the Sharks. He will never live up to his draft expectations but he can still be an every day NHLer.
Thanks, I appreciate it.
Stalock aged out last rankings I believe--same with Irwin.
...if a player completes the season of his 24th birthday without passing those milestones, then that player will no longer be considered a prospect by Hockey’s Future, regardless of the player’s status with his NHL club.
I'm really interested in what's going to happen with Alex next season. With the recent signing of Grosenick, Anderson finishing up Juniors, Heemskerk showing some real development--and then of course the two S' in Worcester, there is a huge logjam of goaltenders within the system. One has to think that Greiss realistically won't be re-signed, and if that's the case, that's a huge leap of faith in Stalock...or potentially no faith at all if the team looks outside the organization to fill the void.
I've watched Ryan... 3 times this season (I'll be the first to tell you guys, it's not easy for me to keep tabs on these college players--but I do my best), and I've spoken to a few ECAC scouts about him. The consensus on him is that he's a good skater (he looked great against Yale in one game I saw) but I take what he displays in the Ivy-league, with a grain of salt. He's going to have to overcome a lot in terms of size issues (I think we list him at like 5'11 here, but there's no way he's 5'11) to really make it at the pro level. Two years from now I'm hoping (just as I hope with every person I cover--I don't wish bad on anyone) he bulks up, and impresses the Sharks enough to earn a contract (and he's doing great things). One thing that really impressed me is his shot blocking technique. Someone really taught this player well--he's a terrific shot blocker.
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