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07-08-2013, 10:39 PM
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Future of Zach Budish

Hey guys I've been going through multiple prospects for the Preds. One in particular, Zach Budish. Budish has great size and a great leadership quality (Captain of Minnesota U) He played the last bit of the season with the Admiral and I was just wondering what you guys think he might develop into. He's very much like Rick Nash in play style. How do you guys think Budish might turn out?

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07-08-2013, 10:54 PM
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his knee injuries scare me, but I think he has potential to be a horton type of player for us.

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07-09-2013, 05:37 AM
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After seeing him in prospects camp the last few years I like Budish. I think he's a big, strong kid with soft hands. Very rare combo. He's also got good wheels for his size. Power forwards usually take longer to develop so even though he was drafted a while ago I expect him to be a fixture on this team starting next year with possible call ups this year. I think he's far enough removed from his knee injuries where it shouldn't be a concern anymore. I think the Horton comparison is a good one.

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He's got a bit of an edge to his game too. Which most of our team seems to lack. I too like him.

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I watched him quite a bit at UM, and then down the stretch in MKE.

He doesn't have the offensive upside of Horton, so I'm not sure that comparison fits. He is big and mobile, does all things pretty well but nothing great.

I think the Preds own Eric Nystrom is a better comparison--character bottom six forward that can kill penalties and put in 10-15 goals

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Zach Budish is a prospect that has intrigued me since the 2010 draft. If I recall correctly, he was slated to go mid-first round.

Would Blake Wheeler be a good comparison??

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Zach Budish is a prospect that has intrigued me since the 2010 draft. If I recall correctly, he was slated to go mid-first round.

Would Blake Wheeler be a good comparison??
Again, not as much offense as Wheeler I don't think. That portion of his game never really developed as hoped.

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Again, not as much offense as Wheeler I don't think. That portion of his game never really developed as hoped.
Lol. He's still developing. PF's take more time in development. See John leClair. You think Montreal would do that trade again? He would've been a mid first if not for the injury his senior year in high school. Also remember he was a two sport star. He played football as well. One year with the Ads and I suspect he's here next year.

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I think Budish was more of a late first rounder before he blew out his knee, but the point remains that he was lauded as a first round talent that year. He was also pretty raw as a hockey player at the time, and the additional injuries have set back his development significantly.

He was reasonably productive in his short sample size with the Admirals this year. If he can build on that and have a 40-50 point season this year in the AHL, I'd say he's still very much a prospect.

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Lol. He's still developing. PF's take more time in development. See John leClair. You think Montreal would do that trade again? He would've been a mid first if not for the injury his senior year in high school. Also remember he was a two sport star. He played football as well. One year with the Ads and I suspect he's here next year.
OP asked for an honest assessment. I gave one, having seen him a good many times over the last 4 years.

Okay, let me try this again,

"Zach Budish is a dominant power forward prospect, and he's sure to flourish in Nashville and be a 30-35 goal scorer, because he was thought to possibly be a first round pick in his draft year."

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I watched him quite a bit at UM, and then down the stretch in MKE.

He doesn't have the offensive upside of Horton, so I'm not sure that comparison fits. He is big and mobile, does all things pretty well but nothing great.

I think the Preds own Eric Nystrom is a better comparison--character bottom six forward that can kill penalties and put in 10-15 goals

Why do people keep saying nystrom can pot 10-15 goals??


This guy has only cracked ten goals twice ever (11 and 16), he usually gets like 3-5 goals. The guy sucks, I would hope budish is better than nystrom, lol, or just trade him now while he still has value so we don't get blum'd.

Nystrom still can't believe he hit the lottery July 5, such a waste of money. No wonder he was so amped, never thought he would see a 7 figure contract with him name on it........ And then came poile.....

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OP asked for an honest assessment. I gave one, having seen him a good many times over the last 4 years.

Okay, let me try this again,

"Zach Budish is a dominant power forward prospect, and he's sure to flourish in Nashville and be a 30-35 goal scorer, because he was thought to possibly be a first round pick in his draft year."
When you compare a kid who almost 230 lbs who is a power forward with skill to a a guy who is 193 lbs and a grinder how is that honest?

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budish being compared to nystrom or horton is off imo. the guy is still a mystery to me on what his potential ceiling may be. we will find out in the next year or so. ready for him to be in milwaukee.

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Looking at the scrolling names at the top of the screen...it'll be interesting to see the new rankings. Many of the names up there, including the first 4 are off.

My guess:

Jones
Forsberg
Watson
Aberg
Leipsic
Hellberg
Budish
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07-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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hellberg maybe a little higher but good list. ekholm doesn't qualify? not sure on hf prospect rules.

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hellberg maybe a little higher but good list. ekholm doesn't qualify? not sure on hf prospect rules.
Dah! Good call...forgot Ekholm. Slip him in after Watson on my list. I'd think Beck may also qualify, in which case put him after Budish.

Jones
Forsberg
Watson
Ekholm
Aberg
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Budish
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Dah! Good call...forgot Ekholm. Slip him in after Watson on my list. I'd think Beck may also qualify, in which case put him after Budish.

Jones
Forsberg
Watson
Ekholm
Aberg
Leipsic
Hellberg
Budish
Beck
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here's mine

jones
forsberg
ekholm
watson
beck
hellberg
aberg
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When you compare a kid who almost 230 lbs who is a power forward with skill to a a guy who is 193 lbs and a grinder how is that honest?
Budish hasn't displayed "skill" at any level. That's kind of my point. His scouting guide when he was drafted doesn't really mean much against a few years of actual data.

And I was comparing style of play, not body type. Budish is a good checker, good defensively, has an agitating streak. Limited offensively.

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Yeah I would call Budish closer to Adam Hall than Nathan Horton...

Let's see what he does in Milwaukee though. Maybe he surprises us.

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I think Budish is Drew Stafford.

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