Ramholt...people are saying he's the best defenceman in the Q this year.
I guess no matter what,the blueline future looks bright in Calgary
I'd take Suter over Ramholt....I'd probably take Suter over Phanuef as well.
Not making comparisons but Rozsival was the top defenseman in the WHL one year....just sayin junior rankings dont translate all that well.
At any rate, Calgary's depth on young defensmen is arguably unrivaled.
Pitt and Nashville are good but aren't in Calgary's league.
I'll get flamed for this but speaking of young D prospects I saw Ballard play the other night against Bejmindi (sp) and came away completely unimpressed. His decision making and hustle was plain bad (although he scored). Granted this was the ONLY game I have ever seen him play so I realize it was an off game, but it was just an observation.
i disagree on both counts. phaneuf and suter are equal for now, and the jury is still out on ramholt and klein...with ramholt maybe having a slight edge.
The jury is also still out on Phaneuf and Suter. They were, after all, drafted just last year.
Not trying to be a jerk, but it was just kinda funny that the jury would be out on two and not the other two, considering they are all the same age and drafted in the same year
Stats also dont take into consideration certain factors that could have a significant impact on what those stats may be.
There are many things factoring into a defensemans stats...such as quality of ooponent, quality of team mates, coaching style, ice time....etc.
Stats are an indicator to a certain point, but never should they be used as a be all and end all in any debate.
Going into the And about Ramholt being a consensus mid-first round selection. I don't recall THN ever having him that high. They had him at 41. The Preds nabbed three defenseman rated higher (Suter, Klein, Stehlik and Sulzer was rated #60) and one forward. Ramholt was the 21st rated Euro skater. Not exactly first round material. Still, he's a great pick for them.