Thread: Prospect Info: Prospect Poll: NYR Prospect #6
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07-05-2013, 10:15 AM
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Skjei. Talbot.

On Skjei--great skater--excellent size. Barring injury he's going to be an NHL regular for a long time. He just needs more development time right now. McDonagh, Moore and Skjei all have similar size, skill packages. Since McDonagh got here first the other two could just about be called clones.

Kristo and/or Hrivik are definitely closer to actually making it but IMO Skjei has the better chance of lasting and having a bigger long term impact.

Another good year and Talbot (one way contract) is going to replace Biron. Talbot IMO is the single most important player for our AHL farm team.

A kid drafted in Skjei's position has only a 1/3 chance to make the NHL even as a marginal player. He has shown nothing last year to increase those odds. He remains unready for AHL, and probably would need significant progress to play in that league. If he shows a lot of improvement this year, then we can rank him higher next time, but there isn't much to get excited over now.

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