Thread: Prospect Info: All Prospect Talk Part 2
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09-30-2013, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hawksfan50 View Post
Just a reminder retroview: At their 2010 draft when the Blackhawks surprised and took KEVIN HAYES at #24 (I and many of the ranking orgs had him only about 35-39 range) THEN traded the #30 down witrh NYI (who took C/W BROCK NELSON at #30 --the exact player I wanted for us at #24) --then got the #35 (Ludvig Rensfeldt --who the Hawks never signed and let go as a free agent,but who I wanted at #30 and still feel they gave up on way too early) and Kent Simpson (G) at #58 with the other pick NYI gave us BUT who never will play net for us given our signing of Raanta who will be CC's back up in 2014/15....well I said then in 2010 it was a mistake for Stan to do that ..and so far I think the entire exercise of that deal with NYI looks like one big fizzle see, BROCK NELSON has just made the NYI final 23 man roster..and he has had a terrific camp and pre-season earning that spot ---I saw him score a very nice shot goal against Craig Anderson yesterday as an Isles split squad beat an Ottawa split squad (they beat Ottawa also in a second split squad game yesterday) and I believe Nelson scored a goal in their 6-4 win over the Preds in the previous pre-season game...anyway I said then Stan goofed and I still think so because Kevin Hayes has underwhelmed at BC in his career their so far and I doubt he will impact at the NHL level but NELSON already now looks like he willbe a big contributor to that vastly deepened and rising NYI team that will soon be counted as one of the contenders from the East..

We tend to forgive Stan because of the 2 cups in 4 years but still you just cannot waste drafting opportunities like 2010 and turn them into fiascoes ...
Kent Simpson is only 21 yrs old and starting his 2nd season of professional hockey ,, A bit early to write him off

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