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2013 Islanders Prospect Poll #15

View Poll Results: Who is the Islanders #15 Prospect?
Kyle Burroughs (D) - 196th Overall 2013 Draft 1 1.18%
Taylor Cammarata (F) - 76th Overall 2013 Draft 3 3.53%
Victor Crus Rydberg (F) - 136th Overall 2013 Draft 3 3.53%
Kirill Kabanov (F) – 65th Overall, 2010 Draft 24 28.24%
Eamon McAdam (G) - 70th Overall, 2013 Draft 0 0%
John Persson (F) - 125th Overall, 2011 Draft 3 3.53%
Kirill Petrov (F) - 73rd Overall, 2008 Draft 4 4.71%
Kevin Poulin (G) – 126th Overall, 2008 Draft 30 35.29%
Robbie Russo (D) - 95th Overall, 2011 Draft 1 1.18%
David Ullstrom (F) - 102nd Overall, 2008 Draft 16 18.82%
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08-10-2013, 07:24 PM
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So why is Anders Lee so high? Because of his PPG in the NHL? Or was it the NCAA stats? Where Gregoire and Rakhshani were outstanding and Nathan Gerbe was Gretzky?

I'm not a huge Ullstrom fan but to look solely at his PPG in the AHL misses the entire point. By that logic Cizikas has no business in the NHL at all.

Or he just a stop gap until Kabanov scores a career best THREE three goals in the AHL?
Lee won't make he nhl unless his skating drastically improves. He was a pylon lat year. Really heavy feet, lots of gliding. It was hard o even guess what he could potentially do because he was rarel in the play. I didn't think he looked very good in the scrimmage this yr either.

I thought ullstrom showed much more. I never though he got a fair shake here last year. Surely he was more effective then JJ.

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Lee won't make he nhl unless his skating drastically improves. He was a pylon lat year. Really heavy feet, lots of gliding. It was hard o even guess what he could potentially do because he was rarel in the play. I didn't think he looked very good in the scrimmage this yr either.

I thought ullstrom showed much more. I never though he got a fair shake here last year. Surely he was more effective then JJ.
Ryan Smyth, Nik Antropov, Guillaume Latendresse, Jordan Cheechoo, Milan Lucic are all guys that are plodders who are not very good skaters at all and basically straight line or nothing. There are many others currently in the NHL with similar skating abilities (or lack thereof). If you're strong enough on the puck in the dirty areas and have hands to match, it doesn't really matter much. Yes you will get out of position more defensively, but good positioning and High IQ can mask that (Matt Martin has come along way hasn't he?).

Not worried about Lee at all.

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Ryan Smyth, Nik Antropov, Guillaume Latendresse, Jordan Cheechoo, Milan Lucic are all guys that are plodders who are not very good skaters at all and basically straight line or nothing. There are many others currently in the NHL with similar skating abilities (or lack thereof). If you're strong enough on the puck in the dirty areas and have hands to match, it doesn't really matter much. Yes you will get out of position more defensively, but good positioning and High IQ can mask that (Matt Martin has come along way hasn't he?).

Not worried about Lee at all.
I don't agree. Skating does matter. You can't keep up, you can't play, no matter how good your IQ is. It's not very often you see a guy whose the worst skater on the ice, be an effective player. There really isn't to many Ryan Smyths out there...

Obviously, he can improve his skating, most guys do when they jump levels, but he has a ways to go. I hope you are right, we could use a big body, but I don't see him contributing a whole bunch unless his skating gets better. He was noticeably out of place last year. He was pretty pedestrian in that scrimmage game which was a much slower game then even the AHL.

Again, I hope you are right. JMO.

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I don't agree. Skating does matter. You can't keep up, you can't play, no matter how good your IQ is. It's not very often you see a guy whose the worst skater on the ice, be an effective player. There really isn't to many Ryan Smyths out there...

Obviously, he can improve his skating, most guys do when they jump levels, but he has a ways to go. I hope you are right, we could use a big body, but I don't see him contributing a whole bunch unless his skating gets better. He was noticeably out of place last year. He was pretty pedestrian in that scrimmage game which was a much slower game then even the AHL.

Again, I hope you are right. JMO.
Of course skating matters, you'll never see me type differently. Especially an up-tempo team like the Islanders. BUT depending on your other strengths, you can still be a useful NHL player for good/great NHL teams even if they are high tempo teams. For example Milan Lucic, Jaromir Jagr, Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus are 4 of the worst skaters in the NHL today. All of those players (to varying degrees) played key roles in getting their teams to the Stanley cup and in the case of Bickell and Handzus, WINNING the Stanley cup for a quick strike counter punching team like the Hawks (very similar style to the NY Islanders).

Bickell and Handzus were immovable objects in front of Rask and gave the Bruins fits. They also were fantastic in the corners. Their physical play also opened up more room for the skill forwards. You need a few of these players in your line-up even if your a smaller skill type line-up, no ESPECIALLY if your that type of line-up. Can Lee excel in the NHL in front of the net, along the boards and in the corners? I think he can, as can Martin (though Lee does have more skill, as I think Lee's hands will surprise a lot of people).

Just my opinion, and again I am not factoring in the 15 minutes he played in the NHL less than a week of NHL Practice and without the benefit of a single NHL training camp. I also NEVER put any stock into summer scrimmage. They are sometimes fun to watch, but if you're trying to use that as a way to analyze players NHL futures, I'll just suggest you use a dart board.

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Unless I added wrong the almighty Justin Papineau scored at a .842 PPG clip and look how he turned out in the NHL (and Ullstrom in his career is at .664 so nearly .2 less than Papineau). Ullstrom is not ranked higher because he does not deserve to be ranked higher. He flashes for a game or two then becomes the shoddy puck handler who doesn't play defense that we know and love
Give me a break, Justin Papineau was never half the player David Ullstrom is.

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So why is Anders Lee so high? Because of his PPG in the NHL? Or was it the NCAA stats? Where Gregoire and Rakhshani were outstanding and Nathan Gerbe was Gretzky?

I'm not a huge Ullstrom fan but to look solely at his PPG in the AHL misses the entire point. By that logic Cizikas has no business in the NHL at all.

Or he just a stop gap until Kabanov scores a career best THREE three goals in the AHL?
Where did I say anything about any of those players?

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Give me a break, Justin Papineau was never half the player David Ullstrom is.
In your initial post you said "David Ullstrom has scored in the AHL at a .7 PPG clip over his career. It's either criminal that he's still on here, or the Islanders have one of the best prospect pools in the history of the NHL."

As I interpreted that post, you were saying that Ullstrom deserved to be ranked higher because he scored at a .7 PPG clip in the AHL. My comparison to Papineau is that you had a better scorer in the AHL who was complete dogsh*t in the NHL so the fact that Ullstrom scored at a .7 PPG clip in the AHL does not make him deserving of a spot so far

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In your initial post you said "David Ullstrom has scored in the AHL at a .7 PPG clip over his career. It's either criminal that he's still on here, or the Islanders have one of the best prospect pools in the history of the NHL."

As I interpreted that post, you were saying that Ullstrom deserved to be ranked higher because he scored at a .7 PPG clip in the AHL. My comparison to Papineau is that you had a better scorer in the AHL who was complete dogsh*t in the NHL so the fact that Ullstrom scored at a .7 PPG clip in the AHL does not make him deserving of a spot so far
Ullstrom goes to the dirty areas, doesn't shy away from contact.... and as bad as you say he is defensively, he's a selke candidate compared to Papineau. Ullstrom can play anywhere in the bottom 9, literally. Papineau could only play center, and because of his deficiencies, could only do so in a scoring role.... and even though he produced offensively better than Ullstrom, it wasn't good enough to play ina scoring role in the NHL.... even when the Islanders were abysmal.

So, while you're right in the sense that I should have expanded on my reasoning..... comparing him to Papineau to prove a point is ridiculous.

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Give me a break, Justin Papineau was never half the player David Ullstrom is.

Where did I say anything about any of those players?
I misunderstood your post. I thought you meant that Ullstrom shouldn't even be on the Isles prospect list at all since he was scoring so poorly in the AHL.

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Votes and adds were low last poll. Below 90 and 30.

Not sure if anyone is clicking on the names in the poll results above to watch the videos but I really like the Andrey Pedan Video so I'm posting seperate here:

Great video, love that Pedan kid. Way more talented than people thought. Reminds me of a mean Malakhov. Though Malakhov was a good fighter when he did fight. Pedan has a wicked one timer, and some slick hands, and he's mean. Just what we need. It's gonna be fun watching Pedan, Mayfield and Dalhuisen crushing guys next year up at Bridgeport. Fair warning to AHL forwards, keep your heads up while skating with the puck.

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Votes and adds were low last poll. Below 90 and 30.

Not sure if anyone is clicking on the names in the poll results above to watch the videos but I really like the Andrey Pedan Video so I'm posting seperate here:

Great video, and since you've included Andrey Pedan, I'd like to add an amazing video of Scott Mayfield, created by none other than the great, Inform the Masses ! Enjoy everyone, and amazing video once again ITM !

http://youtu.be/O6vf6spEi5A

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Great video, and since you've included Andrey Pedan, I'd like to add an amazing video of Scott Mayfield, created by none other than the great, Inform the Masses ! Enjoy everyone, and amazing video once again ITM !

http://youtu.be/O6vf6spEi5A
Thanks Scott. I appreciate it. I'm an amateur with video, not really my thing. These are the first videos I ever made. I'm a rookie.

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