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Jets 2011 Top-20 Prospects #11

View Poll Results: Jets 2011 Top-20 Prospects #11
John Albert - C 0 0%
Zachary Yuen - D 9 29.03%
Arturs Kulda - D 12 38.71%
Edward Pasquale - G 1 3.23%
Brennan Serville - D 3 9.68%
Ben Chiarot - D 0 0%
Akim Aliu - RW 0 0%
Jordan Samuels-Thomas - LW 1 3.23%
Zach Redmond - D 2 6.45%
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel - G 0 0%
Alex Kangas - G 0 0%
Daultan Leveille - C 0 0%
Julian Melchiori - D 3 9.68%
Vinny Saponari - RW 0 0%
Austen Brassard - RW 0 0%
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08-09-2011, 01:59 PM
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Jets 2011 Top-20 Prospects #11

Number 1

Mark Scheifele (C) - Barrie Colts (OHL)
Selected Round 1, #7 Overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 2

Carl Klingberg (LW) - Timra IK (SEL)
Selected Round 2, #34 Overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 3

Patrice Cormier (C) - Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Selected Round 2, #54 Overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 4

Jason Gregoire (LW) - University of North Dakota (WCHA)
Selected Round 3, #76 Overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 5

Paul Postma (D) - Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Selected Round 7, #205 Overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 6

Ivan Telegin (C) - Barrie Colts (OHL)
Selected Round 4, #101 Overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 7

Spencer Machacek (RW) - Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Selected Round 3, #67 Overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 8

Adam Lowry (LW) - Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
Selected Round 3, #67 Overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 9

Eric O'Dell (C) - Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
Selected Round 2, #39 Overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

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Number 10

Ben Maxwell (C) - Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Selected Round 2, #49 Overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft

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08-09-2011, 02:07 PM
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I think Yuen can be an good D man in a few years. It'll take time for his to develop but I think he has the potential to be a top 4 guy.
Or...
If he's a total bust he can work at one of Winnipegs many fine piano bars. I'm counting that towards his potential.

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08-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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How are people voting for Yuen over Serville? We drafted Serville ahead of Yuen

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08-09-2011, 02:57 PM
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I like Yuen and also think he's got solid top 4 potential. I think I like him over Serville because he's played 2 years in the WHL thus far and seems to be progressing quite well.

Serville hasn't played in as good of a league as he's been in the OJHL the last couple years. Perhaps i'll get a better feel for him after this season as he'll be in Michigan. Though he was drafted by the Sudbury Wolves (2009) but has chosen not to go that direction. I'd like to get more of a feel for him, he should do quite well at Michigan under Red Berenson, I would think.

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08-09-2011, 03:00 PM
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I'm actually a big fan of Zach Redmond. Not a flashy player but a very, very solid d-man.

Just wish I could vote...

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08-09-2011, 03:32 PM
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Went with Kulda.

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Surely it has to be time for Kulda?

From this site:

2009-10: Kulda established himself as a legitimate prospect in his second season with the Wolves. Playing alongside future Hall of Famer Chris Chelios, Kulda led all players in the AHL with a +47 plus/minus rating. His play for the Western Conference championship earned him his first NHL call-up; Kulpa appeared in four games with the Thrashers in which he had two assists. In 66 regular season games for Chicago, he scored 6 goals with 19 assists. In 14 playoff games for the Wolves he had one goal with 4 assists. Kulda also represented Latvia at the World Championships in Germany, appearing in three games.

Talent Analysis

Kulda is a physical defenseman who is solid defensively. He skates well and is usually in the right spot. Kulda has a heavy shot from the point which is valuable on the power play. He's a very willing hitter and makes a good outlet pass. Kulpa can make mistakes in coverage and can get a little messy with the puck. He also needs to work on the speed of the pro game.

Future

Based on his play of last season, Kulda should compete for a full-time spot with the Thrashers this summer.While he is not likely to be a top pair defender, he could be a solid NHLer.

Emphasis on the "this summer" is mine. He's not a point producing D man so he's not going to be flashy. But the scouting report on him has been that he has been solid in the AHL. He's also played in two World Championships, and I believe that many Thrasher fans were hoping Kulda and Postma would have had more ice last year.

I'm not saying this guy is going to be great, but he has done a lot to prove that he can be a solid 5-7 D man. I think he has done more to prove that he should be at 11 (IMO higher) than anyone we have left.

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I agree with you, Huffer. I would've ranked Kulda around # 7 or 8. Oduya should be traded to make room for him on the roster.

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08-09-2011, 05:18 PM
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Kulda and Postma should both be on the team.

Ideally, I would trade trade Hainsey and Oduya and roll with:

Bogosian-Enstrom
Byfuglien-Postma
Stuart-Kulda
(Jones)

I get that Hainsey and Oduya are more proven in the NHL (and in Hainsey's case he's a strong leader), but we're probably not a playoff team this year anyways. I'd rather develop Postma and Kulda in the NHL than keep them in the AHL.

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08-09-2011, 06:32 PM
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How are people voting for Yuen over Serville? We drafted Serville ahead of Yuen
I think Yuen was more of a known quantity, while Serville has been playing in the OJHL until he goes to Michigan. I remember though, what the director of North American Central Scouting Mark Seidel said about Serville:

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“Their two third-round picks represented second-round value in the huge defender from Swift Current, Adam Lowry, and the future NCAA superstar, Brennan Serville, who is headed to Canisius College …
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/...anadian-teams/

Future NCAA superstar, eh? Sounds decent at least.

Anyways, I'd say Yuen for #11 and then add Riley Holzapfel, please.

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08-09-2011, 07:34 PM
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Kulda still on the board? What is this I don't even

Kulda, add Peter Stoykewich, defenseman. 3rd overall pick in USHL entry draft, WPG native, 15 pts, finished the USHL season hitting his stride, with 4 pts in his last two. I think he's headed to Colorado College this year.

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Julian Melchiori again. Winnipeg's 2nd best d-man prospect behind Postma.

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Haven't really followed Riley Holzapfel since Junior, how have his first few years of pro been?

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Gonna go with Zachary Yuen this time.

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Originally Posted by Running Riot View Post
Kulda and Postma should both be on the team.

Ideally, I would trade trade Hainsey and Oduya and roll with:

Bogosian-Enstrom
Byfuglien-Postma
Stuart-Kulda
(Jones)

I get that Hainsey and Oduya are more proven in the NHL (and in Hainsey's case he's a strong leader), but we're probably not a playoff team this year anyways. I'd rather develop Postma and Kulda in the NHL than keep them in the AHL.
trading hainsey would be about the dumbest thing you could do.
he's the second best d-man on the team for christ sakes.

aside from enstrom, he's the only d-man on the team that's competent on the pk. unless he says he wants to leave, you'd be fools to trade him.

anyway i went with jordan samuels-thomas.

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I went with Kulda. He seems close to ready and has a very Kulda name.

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Haven't really followed Riley Holzapfel since Junior, how have his first few years of pro been?
Not great.

If he makes it to the NHL, he'll probably be a 4th liner.

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Kulda for sure. His resume is pretty good. Was a +47 in 2010 with Chicago (lead the AHL). Got to play with Chelios and learn from one of the best. Played his best OHL hockey on a line with Bogosian. Could be a great pairing with an offensive defenceman as he skates well and reads the play with intelligence.

Not flashy or a sexy prespect by any means but he looks like he'll have a solid NHL career.

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I keep forgetting to mention who to add!

Please add Will O'Neill. Who? Has been the top d-man at U of Main over the past 3 seasons (68 PTS / 101 GP / 195 PIM). Has showed some nice offensive stats and seems to play with an edge. Scouting reports mention his high compete level and ability to produce offensively. Downside is skating ability and defensive play.

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