As long as he outscores guys like #1 candidate 2011 (Nugent-Hopkins) or #4 Pick from2010 (Johansen) I can see him going the "Nino-way" to a top10 Draft Pick, especially if he'll have a good WJC...
I know it's still early in the season, but his numbers are way better so far than Nino's were last year.
He is also Top 3 among all Rookies in the CHL.
With Ty Rattie playing beside him, he'll get a good help to stay productive. A nice play-off run would also be good for his pre-Draft ranking. The Hawks are real contenders for the trophy, especially if Nino goes back during the season...
Still very early to tell for sure, but I like his skill set. Fast winger, good speed, shifty, good shot and drives to the net. Size is an issue, but if he can improve his speed his skill set could translate to some success in the NHL. In today's NHL 5'11 and 185lbs is no longer a reason why he won't get drafted.
I think he will be drafted late in the 1st or early in the 2nd round. Teams like St. Louis, Nashville or Detroit like those kind of prospects.
not sure if i get you right, they could surpass the #1 ranked guy but not the 2 and 3? we still have no idea who will go first but i cant see how they can outplay couturier and not RNH and larsson. bartschi isnt on any top30 lists at this point so thats a tough sell
As a Portland resident and Winterhawks fan, I've had the pleasure of seeing him tear up the ice this year first hand. His positioning is fantastic on both ends of the ice. While he might not be the biggest guy on the rink, he never seems to take a shift off and isn't afraid to put his body out there on defense.
I flat-out love the way he plays.
It's early to say for sure, but I feel like whoever drafts this kid is gonna have a solid forward on their hands. Probably not a superstar, but a top-six forward after a few years in the NHL.
He is also a freshly turned 18 year old, meaning he was already eligible last year.
Normally players like this don't slip into the first round after being eligible in the previous year.
It will be interesting to follow as the year goes along to see if he generates any steam in regards to draft position, or whether or not people think he is more of a product of the system in Portland.
Regardless of Bartschi. What about David Perron? If you're good, you're good, and teams will notice you. Particularly teams with 2 or more first-rounders - they are more willing to take risks on guys in general. (seeaultan Leveille and Viktor Tikhnov in recent memory)
I sure think he has 1st round talent, but I don't think Sven will break into the Top-15...
Of course there's always the GM-factor as it was with Garth Snow picking Nino at 5....
But like mentioned before, Nino had the whole package of Skating, Size and Skill... Bärtschi has the skill and the skating but is missing the Size! Rattie is bigger than him.... Although it's going to be interessting to see if Rattie is living of Bärtschi or the other way!? So this time around the WJC it's Ratties Time to proof he's for real....