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Best Prospects: O-minded D-men

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09-21-2003, 09:20 AM
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Best Prospects: O-minded D-men

Just curious---I don't get a chance to follow the prospects as closely as I'd like.


Which offense-minded D-men are having good camps, and which have a decent shot at winning a spot on an NHL roster?

Who do you expect to get called up during the season?

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09-21-2003, 09:25 AM
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John-Michael Liles, the recent MSU Spartan and Hobey Baker finalist, is having a pretty solid camp for the Avs and is possibly locked in a battle with fellow prospect Tomas Slovak for a spot as the #6 or #7 dman to start the year for Colorado.

Actually, Slovak is pretty good offensively as well, having scored 71 points in the WHL last year...but it is the older Liles whose offensive skills really stand-out from the blueline. He's definitely on the small side but he has the vision and scoring of a forward.

There is plenty of talk on Liles and Slovak on the Avs board if you want some first-hand views on how they have done in camp and in games.

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C. Egrhoff looks awsome in camp. Great Speed and my favoritre thing about him is he doesnt think twice about shooting the puck. looks like a sure bet to make the sharks.

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Two names :
Lukas Krajicek.
Ross Lupaschuk.
Two amazing offensive Dmen who have a great shot at making their respective teams.

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Two names :
Lukas Krajicek.
Ross Lupaschuk.
Two amazing offensive Dmen who have a great shot at making their respective teams.
47 Marc-Andre Bergeron -- Edmonton Oilers

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Paul Martin is the only offensive dmen in camp and he isn't haveing a good camp, he will go back to Albany to maybe gain some strenth and work on his defense.

 
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In Dallas, Trevor Daley might be stealing Erskine's position out from under his feet. Erskine has been rather average, and Daley has been very good for the Stars, especially QBing the PP.

In all likelihood, Daley will be sent to Utah, but that's not a guarantee at the moment.

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Anton Babchuk has an absolute laser for a shot, and is very effective defensively. Should be a regular in 2 years, and will probably will get a cup of coffee late this year

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Tomas Mojzis and Koltsov from the Nucks.

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Eminger, although he is more of a two-wayer.

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Trevor Daley looks great on the Stars but since he is only 20 should start in Utah. Expect huge minutes next year when Teppo Sweeney and matty could be gone

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Lupaschuk has all the offensive tools and is showing what he can do in the Pens training camp. With Melichar injured, there is an opening for him if he works for it.

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marek zidlicky has looked like a meaner kimmo timonen, and dan hamhuis, while more of a two-way defenseman, has also probably earned a spot on the preds roster this year.

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Lupaschuk reminds me a ton of Andy Delmore, but with a better defensive game.

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09-21-2003, 06:57 PM
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Two names :
Lukas Krajicek.
Ross Lupaschuk.
Two amazing offensive Dmen who have a great shot at making their respective teams.
Krajicek underwent offseason shoulder surgery and instead of listening to the GM (Dudley) to rehab it in south FL, Lukas went his own way (rehab was done in Tampa). As a result, he's far behind what was expected and is not going to make the Cats team this yr as a result. He's got a future with FL but it won't start this yr and he's got only himself to blame for it.

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he's out for the whole year???
I didn't know that...
Thanks for the info...

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he's out for the whole year???
I didn't know that...
Thanks for the info...
I didn't say he was out for the yr...he'll just start the season in the AHL and may have a late season call-up at best. Next yr he should be a lock if we have a season next yr.

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marek zidlicky has looked like a meaner kimmo timonen.

Told you

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Two names :
Lukas Krajicek.
Ross Lupaschuk.
Two amazing offensive Dmen who have a great shot at making their respective teams.
From what I heard, Lupaschuk hasn't improved all that much.

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From what I heard, Lupaschuk hasn't improved all that much.
How are Sivek and Beech looking in camp?

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Lupaschuk reminds me a ton of Andy Delmore, but with a better defensive game.
Is it possible to have a worse defensive game than Delmore?

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Trevor Daley for Dallas. Its a very outside shot but with the way Erskine stunk it up in practice I would not object Daleys presence on the roster.

He quarterbacked the 2nd PP unit some in camp and preseason and did not look out of place at all. Good speed and slick passing. He is gonna be a goodie.

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Is it possible to have a worse defensive game than Delmore?
He paired with Skrastins last year?

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Yeah Trevor Daley definitely should be among the top in this category. He's probably the best skating prospect in the world right now, he makes fast decisions, great vision and passing and makes up for his size by playing a feisty game.

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How do most rate Gleason in this category?

I haven't seen him mentioned. How do you guys rate him among other similar style prospects.

He's LA's property now, and I'm happy with the deal, but I'm wondering on what me might be missing out on in the future.

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