HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > NHL Draft - Prospects
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie
Notices

NHL Draft - Prospects Discuss hockey prospects from all over the world and the NHL Draft.

Biggest "What If" Prospects

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-03-2014, 10:47 AM
  #1
BillyShoe1721
Terriers
 
BillyShoe1721's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,250
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to BillyShoe1721
Biggest "What If" Prospects

Quote:
In today’s NHL, there is an increasing necessity for teams to draft well in order to succeed in the long term. The implementation of the salary cap prevents big market teams from giving free agents a blank check, and building dynasty teams through free agency.

They Could Be Elite NHL Prospects

Because the draft is so valuable, teams are always looking for the hidden gems in the late rounds. Some of these players can be just as talented as those taken in the beginning of the draft, but there is something about their game that troubles the scouting community. Usually, there is one glaring weakness or problem with their game that prevents them from being drafted higher. If they can overcome it, they could have a long NHL career ahead of them. Here is a list of ten of those NHL prospects and the problems with their game:
http://thehockeywriters.com/10-biggest-nhl-prospects/

What prospects have that one glaring weakness with their game holding them back? There are obvious ones like Gaudreau or Grigorenko, but could Mantha's work ethic hold him back? Who stands to improve the most from correcting the one problem with their game?

BillyShoe1721 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 10:51 AM
  #2
jaa
Registered User
 
jaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 75
vCash: 500
Joel Armia.

For the last 4 years, people have waited for him to prove himself to have the work ethic required in the NHL. He needs to be consistent, a threat, game after game.

"What if he can't adjust to the professional life style of an NHL player? What if he won't play with full motivation every night?"

jaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 10:53 AM
  #3
VanNistelrooy
Registered User
 
VanNistelrooy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Habs Land
Posts: 2,606
vCash: 500
Martin Reway is another name I could have seen in this list. Crazy talented, diminutive euro.

VanNistelrooy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 11:27 AM
  #4
Heretic
Registered User
 
Heretic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 212
vCash: 500
Yeah, I'm hoping he's somewhat of a late bloomer. He reminds me a lot of Vanek, and even if he's Vanek light, he would be perfect for a second line scoring winger. I figure one of him or Grigorenko will probably end up being a bust or traded in a package for something better, but I think Grigorenko/Armia/Girgensons is a perfect balance of playmaking/scoring/grit and I'd love to see them all pan out and play together someday.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaa View Post
Joel Armia.

For the last 4 years, people have waited for him to prove himself to have the work ethic required in the NHL. He needs to be consistent, a threat, game after game.

"What if he can't adjust to the professional life style of an NHL player? What if he won't play with full motivation every night?"

Heretic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 11:47 AM
  #5
Peter Tagli Eddie
All 3 of them?
 
Peter Tagli Eddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 984
vCash: 50
Figured Petan was a shoo in for “He’s Too Small To Succeed At The Next Level” section.

Peter Tagli Eddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 12:34 PM
  #6
Gigantor The Goalie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New London
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,958
vCash: 500
Hishon

Gigantor The Goalie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 01:04 PM
  #7
JJTT
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oulu
Country: Finland
Posts: 6,371
vCash: 500
Juuse Saros, too small.

JJTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 01:16 PM
  #8
allan5oh
Has prospect fever
 
allan5oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10,954
vCash: 500
Comrie had serious questions about his hips, his older brother Mike had to retire because of his. It's pretty clear his hips are fine, Jets stole him.

allan5oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 02:01 PM
  #9
ChronicallyInjured
Registered User
 
ChronicallyInjured's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 183
vCash: 500
Is Nikita Filatov still considered a prospect? I feel like if he ever gets his **** together he could be a solid player in the NHL. Of course, I might be bias considering he signed my Sens baseball cap before his first season in Ottawa and I would love an excuse to whip it out

ChronicallyInjured is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 02:19 PM
  #10
Flames1217
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 911
vCash: 500
Mark Jankowski

Flames1217 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 02:45 PM
  #11
couture23
Registered User
 
couture23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,660
vCash: 500
Armia is a great example, I'll be patient because this is his first season in North America - every player develops differently.

couture23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 03:21 PM
  #12
herashak
Registered User
 
herashak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,466
vCash: 500
gaudreau

herashak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 03:25 PM
  #13
BruinsBtn
Registered User
 
BruinsBtn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,151
vCash: 500
Ryan Spooner needs to have that burning desire to win the puck, a little Taylor Hall in his game.

If he could learn to win the battles and play harder he could be a really good player.

BruinsBtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 05:44 PM
  #14
EA Sports GM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 482
vCash: 500
Ryan Kujawinski.

Decent player, doesn't really have much of an identity though.

EA Sports GM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:08 PM
  #15
Chet Donnelly
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Chet Donnelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 12,451
vCash: 500
Jankowski.

Chet Donnelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:14 PM
  #16
Lazarrr
Registered User
 
Lazarrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,399
vCash: 500
Jarrod Maidens. Hasn't played a game since his draft year, but if he ever does return from his concussion problems he could be a heck of a player.

Lazarrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:18 PM
  #17
start winnin
NO MORE TANK BOYS
 
start winnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Buffalo
Posts: 9,183
vCash: 500
Echoing the Armia sentiments. Dude has godlike skill but needs to stop trying to deke out entire teams and make simple plays as well as increase his consistency.

start winnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:35 PM
  #18
68Forever
Registered User
 
68Forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Queens, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 273
vCash: 500
Alex cherapanov... I still think about what he could've done in the nhl once a week... RIP

68Forever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:45 PM
  #19
JC Numminen
#goldrush
 
JC Numminen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Westman
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,334
vCash: 500
Nic Petan

If he overcomes the size, he will be a monster

JC Numminen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:47 PM
  #20
MC Ride
Feels bad man
 
MC Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,544
vCash: 500
What if Gaudreau can build up MSL level strength.

What if Feaster was right about jankowski

MC Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:51 PM
  #21
ZeroPT*
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 16,473
vCash: 500
Armia+Grigorenko. Either a god like duo or 2 wasted 1st round picks.

ZeroPT* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:57 PM
  #22
TychoFan
Registered User
 
TychoFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Country: Canada
Posts: 990
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flames1217 View Post
Mark Jankowski
Quote:
Originally Posted by herashak View Post
gaudreau
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chet. View Post
Jankowski.
Basically this, for my biased needs.

TychoFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 06:58 PM
  #23
SmellOfVictory
Registered User
 
SmellOfVictory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9,846
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Tagli Eddie View Post
Figured Petan was a shoo in for “He’s Too Small To Succeed At The Next Level” section.
I think he's big enough to be borderline. 5'9 is "big" for a small guy, and he's already a decent weight. I don't think size poses the same threat to this success that it does to the other guys.

SmellOfVictory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-03-2014, 07:05 PM
  #24
lebdafor norris
sleepy
 
lebdafor norris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,689
vCash: 500
Kirill Kabanov, was very frustrated when the leafs decided to look pass him twice during the 2010 draft.

lebdafor norris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-04-2014, 07:43 PM
  #25
Ogie Goldthorpe
Piloted Ogre Hog
 
Ogie Goldthorpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NS via BC
Posts: 4,342
vCash: 500
Jordan Subban.

Can he grow an inch or four? Or, can he make the bigs as an undersized defenseman?

Ogie Goldthorpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. @2017 All Rights Reserved.