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Which is stronger, our Defence or Forward prospect pool?

View Poll Results: Which is stronger, our forward or defensive prospect pool?
Defence 94 83.93%
Forward 8 7.14%
Trade Spezza. 10 8.93%
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06-29-2011, 03:56 PM
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I think it's the defence by a country mile. The defensive prospects are seen as pretty top notch, while the forwards have question marks.

The top defensive prospects seem further ahead in their development.

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I think the only reason why this poll is so lopsided is because the Sens have been drafting a D-man with their 1st pick the last 3 years (if you count Rundblad as a 1st)... It's the illusion that our prospect pool is only about D-men. I'm sure if you ask the Sens brass (who I think deserve some credibility), you wouldn't get the same results as this poll. Aight, Cowen and Rundblad are in the top-3 prospects, but that's all. Guys like Filatov, Silfverberg, Butler and maybe some of Puempel, Petersson, Da Costa, Stone and Noesen are probably not that far off in their minds. That's how quality/quantity trumps quality.

But heck what do they know vs the mighty HF boards?

Originally Posted by GoncharKarlsson View Post
Defence for sure. Other then Filatov, Butler, and maybe Z, I don't see any other forward making it.
Well, funny comment when you consider that both Greening and Z.Smith are on 1-way contracts now...

And Silfverberg looks like a very good bet to become a NHL players

And are you writing all those guys off already?

Puempel, Noesen, Petersson, Da Costa, Prince, Stone, Grant, Pageau, Hoffman, Sorensen, Condra, O'Brien, Dziurzynski, Caporusso, Wick, Daugavins

That seems a bit premature.

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06-29-2011, 04:22 PM
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I just don't see top line potential in the forward group... I see a lot of cool complementary pieces potentially but nothing that I think will be a game breaker. Filatov might have that upside or he may be another Zherdev... hoping for the best.

On the blueline I think Rundblad is going to be a 25 minutes a night 50+ point defenseman and Cowen could develop into a Regehr type with a little more offense and that is fantastic too.

I see game changers on the blueline and I just don't see that up front

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