#1 -- Alexei Cherepanov (F) - Playing for Omsk Avangard (RSL) - Selected 17th Overall in the 2007 Draft #2 -- Bobby Sanguinetti (D) - Played for the Brampton Battalion (OHL) - Drafted 21st overall in the 2006 Draft. #3 -- Artem Anisimov (F) - Playing for Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Drafted in the 2nd round in the 2006 Draft. #4 -- Lauri Korpikoski (F) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Selected 19th overall in the 2004 Draft. #5 -- Michael Del Zotto (D) - Playing for the Oshawa Generals (OHL) - Selected 20th overall in the 2008 Draft. #6 -- Evgeny Grachev (F) - Played for the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (RSL) - Selected in the 3rd Round in the 2008 Draft. #7 -- Michael Sauer (D) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Drafted in the 2nd round in the 2005 Draft. #8 -- Derek Stepan (F) - Playing for the Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA) - Drafted in the 2nd round in the 2008 Draft. #9 -- Dane Byers (F) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Drafted in the 2nd Round in the 2004 Draft. #10 - Ryan Hillier (F) - Played for the Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) - Drafted in the 3rd Round in the 2006 Draft. #11 - Corey Potter (D) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Drafted in the 4th Round in the 2003 Draft. #12 - Greg Moore (F) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Drafted in the 5th Round in the 2003 Draft by the Flames. #13 - Carl Hagelin (F) - Playing for The Michigan Wolverines (NCAA) - Drafted in the 6th round in the 2007 Draft
--Parenteau was removed from the nominations, he is no longer considered a prospect--
Tell me who you want added
Added: Mitch Gaulton (D)
Nominations: Kveton(6), Kundratek(5), Campbell (2), Soryal (5), Skokan (2)
Yeah cause Dupont has nothing to prove yet after that stellar freshman season in the AHL.
Dupont projects to a 3rd liner if he develops.
Zaborsky 2nd liner if he develops.
Oh wait Dupont is big so he's better.
I agree that Dupont did not have a great year. What he did do as a 20 year old is play a full season in the AHL--what he has that Zaborsky lacks is size and strength--one of the things he does that Zaborsky doesn't is play a physical game--not to mention that he's willing to drop the gloves and will stick up for other teammates. His upside is a 3rd liner. There's no guarantee that he'll reach it.
So what makes him a worthier prospect in my eyes than Zaborsky? For one I think that Zaborsky's chances of being a 2nd line NHL player are more remote that Dupont making the NHL even if his upside to you seems to be lower than Zaborsky's. I'm not as impressed as some others by an overaged on the smaller side forward doing a point a game in juniors. Dupont's last junior season not as an overager was about a point a game also or to put it another he put up relatively the same numbers as a 19 year old that Zaborsky put up as a 20 year old. So let's compare Zaborsky to a player more his size like Nigel Dawes who looks to be a legit 2nd liner. Dawes though put up big numbers for at least 3 junior seasons and 2 AHL seasons. Zaborsky doesn't seem to be in the same class at least not yet.
I would like to see Tomas do well this year but I am skeptical. He doesn't have Dawes' pedigree of dominance over several seasons transitioning from juniors to pro nor does he seem to have the fire and grit of a Callahan. I guess we'll see. I hope you're right but if I were to bet on either of them making it--it would be Dupont.
Not to get me wrong--I like teams that can skate and players that can play--but I'd like to see the Rangers as a gritty, physical and not very pleasant team to play against--which doesn't mean I want to see them playing stupid like we've seen from the likes of Purinton or Hollweg occasionally. Dubinsky's and Staal's are my kind of players. Brodie's game if it comes around might fit in very well with that.
Last edited by eco's bones: 07-11-2008 at 09:50 PM.