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10-03-2012, 05:49 AM
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Name a sleeper in 'your' organization

Name a player that is currently flying under the radar for your organization that you think could turn some heads and have a shot in the NHL in the near future.
It might be someone that was highly touted at one point but has fallen from grace. Or, possibly a guy that has come from nowhere and is a late bloomer.

For me, I think Kyle Beach in Rockford is going to make some noise this year. He was a highly touted prospect with the Blackhawks and plays an all around game. Originally he was supposed to be the next big power forward coming through the system, but was derailed most of last year due to a shoulder injury.
I've heard that he stayed in Chicago this summer so that he could continue to get stronger and focus only on hockey.
He definitely has a complete NHL game but hasn't been able to put it together in the AHL quite yet. This will be his year.

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10-03-2012, 05:55 AM
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Eric O'Dell for the Icecaps. He didn't play much last year but if he did he would have over 20 goals.

I expect a full time spot this year and good numbers.

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John McFarland in San Antonio. High ceiling guy that underachieved in his juniors career. Lightning fast with legit scoring ability, albeit streaky.

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Austin Watson for Milwaukee. He played a few playoff games 2 years ago. He fit right in at the AHL level. Now he will be an AHL player at last! I expect a good skating power forward to be wearing his jersey this year.

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Brandon McMillan for Norfolk I suppose.

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Michael Bournival for the Bulldogs, I also think Steve Quailer will turn some heads in his first pro season too.

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Eric O'Dell for the Icecaps. He didn't play much last year but if he did he would have over 20 goals.

I expect a full time spot this year and good numbers.
Nice call on O'Dell.

I think the IceCaps have several players that are near equally qualified for this category. Zach Redmond was originally a 7th round selection and is now quite highly thought of within the organization and likely could see some NHL time in the next season or two.

Ivan Telegin could surprise as a rookie this year if given a fair look; the kid is a sniper.

Another I'd mention would be Eddie Pasquale, who last season took the reins during his first opportunity as an AHL starting goalie and blossomed, yet he is virtually invisible when people discuss the top goalie prospects. Pasquale is probably the true sleeper in the organization as most people elsewhere around the league seemingly have zero clue of his potential.

http://theahl.com/stats/player.php?id=3634

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Nice call on O'Dell.

I think the IceCaps have several players that are near equally qualified for this category. Zach Redmond was originally a 7th round selection and is now quite highly thought of within the organization and likely could see some NHL time in the next season or two.

Ivan Telegin could surprise as a rookie this year if given a fair look; the kid is a sniper.

Another I'd mention would be Eddie Pasquale, who last season took the reins during his first opportunity as an AHL starting goalie and blossomed, yet he is virtually invisible when people discuss the top goalie prospects. Pasquale is probably the true sleeper in the organization as most people elsewhere around the league seemingly have zero clue of his potential.


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He played for Chicago against Milwaukee. He looked like a veteran instead of a 20 year old player. Very steady in goal.

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10-05-2012, 11:37 AM
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He played for Chicago against Milwaukee. He looked like a veteran instead of a 20 year old player. Very steady in goal.
Exactly. I think he is a very underrated NHL prospect in goal given his already impressive number of AHL regular season and playoff appearances relative to his age.

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Robert Bortuzzo & Brian Strait for the Penguins. Vastly underated.

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I'd keep an eye on Cameron Schilling in Hershey. An undrafted D-man out of Dayton, he had a solid debut last spring, and will get a full run this season. With the lockout, he'll be a second-pair guy, and he'll have some room to develop through the season.

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Mark Owuya, Paul Ranger and Spencer Abbott in Toronto.

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Paul Ranger already established himself as a good NHLer, not much sleeperish about him.

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Paul Ranger already established himself as a good NHLer, not much sleeperish about him.
He hasn't played hockey in several years...

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Johan Larsson for the Aeros. Kid gets overlooked with other guys like Granlund, Coyle and Phillips ahead of him, but he looks like he'll be a solid NHLer with some good versatility. Seems to be projecting as a 3rd liner with 2nd line potential.

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Actually I'd say Mark Fraser for the Marlies. I don't think he's seen the last of the NHL, especially with how his game has blossomed in Toronto. His D partner Holzer usually gets all the accolades.

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Louis Marc Aubry, looks like Paul Gaustad out there

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Jayson Megna for Wilkes Barre/Penguins.

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I'd keep an eye on Cameron Schilling in Hershey. An undrafted D-man out of Dayton, he had a solid debut last spring, and will get a full run this season. With the lockout, he'll be a second-pair guy, and he'll have some room to develop through the season.
Came here to post this.

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I'd go with Frederik Andersen or Chris Wagner for Norfolk.

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One player you should watch out for this season is Marek Hrivik. He played 3 seasons in Moncton and went undrafted but signed an ATO last season and ended up leading the Whalers in playoff scoring which earned him a ELC. He's a very underrated winger that's a strong skater and has soft hands. He's slippery to defend against and plays a good positional two-way game. On top of that , he's a great vocal leader and one of the classiest junior players I've seen in years. New York definately lucked out when they added this guy for free .Can't wait to see him turn heads this season , wish him the best of luck.


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