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07-19-2013, 08:05 AM
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Lucas Lessio. Certainly has the speed, size, and skill. Just needs to adjust to the pro game.
Searched the whole thread to see if he'd be mentioned.

Super underrated. Has all the tools to be a top line winger.

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07-19-2013, 09:16 AM
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Most Habs fans seem to be underrating Lehkonen, 14G 16A 0.66 PPG in SM-liiga as a 17 year old is very impressive
I can't do anything else but agree to that

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Searched the whole thread to see if he'd be mentioned.

Super underrated. Has all the tools to be a top line winger.
Agreed. And below the hashmarks Lessio's an absolute workhorse. To be a very good complimentary guy to some very highly offensive skilled guys. If not, he's at the very least an extremely effective 3rd liner.

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07-19-2013, 09:40 AM
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Probably not the first-line, but top-6 definitely and totally underrated is a 2012 Caps sixth-round pick Riley Barber. Lit it up in freshman year in Miami.

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07-19-2013, 09:58 AM
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07-19-2013, 10:07 AM
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ITT: Pump my own team's prospect..

Just like every other thread of this nature.
Did you honestly think NHL fans will know little known prospects from other teams?

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07-19-2013, 10:26 AM
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William Karlsson or Nick Kerdiles from ANA, probably the best candidates

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Leafs have zero potential 1st liners in our system. Probably zero top 6 prospects as well.

Leivo and McKegg are probably our best prospects offensively that actually have semi-decent chances of making it to the NHL.

Blueline is different though. There are a few guys in there aside from Rielly who have a semi-decent shot at becoming a #2-3 dman (Percy/Granberg/Finn), though without the high-flying offence.

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07-19-2013, 01:31 PM
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Artturi Lehkonen. I was hoping Minnesota would draft him when he was available at #46. He might be small, but he is also fearless and very skilled. Reminds me of Zach Parise.

From Minnesota, it's quite surprising that Tyler Graovac hasn't been mentioned yet. He's a big kid, a legit sniper, has smooth hands and good hockey IQ. Ton of potential, and drafted in the 7th round.

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07-19-2013, 01:38 PM
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Leafs have zero potential 1st liners in our system. Probably zero top 6 prospects as well.

Leivo and McKegg are probably our best prospects offensively that actually have semi-decent chances of making it to the NHL.

Blueline is different though. There are a few guys in there aside from Rielly who have a semi-decent shot at becoming a #2-3 dman (Percy/Granberg/Finn), though without the high-flying offence.
Connor Brown and Carter Verhaeghe project as a top six NHLers or bust. Brown has the benefit of playing one, possible two, more years of OHL hockey alongside Connor McDavid.

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07-19-2013, 01:55 PM
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Leafs have zero potential 1st liners in our system. Probably zero top 6 prospects as well.

Leivo and McKegg are probably our best prospects offensively that actually have semi-decent chances of making it to the NHL.

Blueline is different though. There are a few guys in there aside from Rielly who have a semi-decent shot at becoming a #2-3 dman (Percy/Granberg/Finn), though without the high-flying offence.
Maybe they are longshot but guys like Connor Brown, Spencer Abbott, Tony Cameranesi, Dominic Toninato does have top 6 potential.

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07-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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Knight and Spoon will be ppg players.

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07-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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Knight and Spoon will be ppg players.
As a Bruins fan, I'd say that's a bit overzealous there. Knight is looking more like a third liner than anything right now (not that's a bad thing) and Spooner looks like he could be a player, but probably more of a 60 point variety.

Seriously, when was the last time the Bruins had a PPG player anyway? Savard back in 2008-09 maybe? I think Knight is a definite reach to be that and Spooner would have to meet his absolute height of his potential to come close.

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07-19-2013, 02:37 PM
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As a Bruins fan, I'd say that's a bit overzealous there. Knight is looking more like a third liner than anything right now (not that's a bad thing) and Spooner looks like he could be a player, but probably more of a 60 point variety.

Seriously, when was the last time the Bruins had a PPG player anyway? Savard back in 2008-09 maybe? I think Knight is a definite reach to be that and Spooner would have to meet his absolute height of his potential to come close.
Okay, I think they'll be at leasr 70+ points forwards though.

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07-19-2013, 02:40 PM
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Okay, I think they'll be at leasr 70+ points forwards though.
Not in Boston's system they won't

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Not in Boston's system they won't
Bruins haven't had a player hit 70 points since 2008-2009.

Not sure that Knight or Spooner project to be better than Kreijci and Bergeron either.

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07-19-2013, 02:54 PM
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Bruins haven't had a player hit 70 points since 2008-2009.

Not sure that Knight or Spooner project to be better than Kreijci and Bergeron either.
They won't be. Just better offensively.

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07-19-2013, 02:56 PM
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They could both be major contributors down the road... 1st line potential is a stretch though..

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07-19-2013, 03:06 PM
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[Friberg] does not have 1st line potential imo
Agreed.

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07-19-2013, 03:09 PM
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Tim Harrison

Crazy I know, but he has all the attributes to be a very good power forward, but to say he is extremely raw is an understatement. he stands 6'3, he bowls over anyone who gets in his way (just ask Baertschi), he shates very well and has very good offensive instincts.

I am really looking for to seeing how he develops at Colgate over the next couple/few years
Hey, I do too, what does that mean?

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07-19-2013, 03:12 PM
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Artturi Lehkonen. I was hoping Minnesota would draft him when he was available at #46. He might be small, but he is also fearless and very skilled. Reminds me of Zach Parise.

From Minnesota, it's quite surprising that Tyler Graovac hasn't been mentioned yet. He's a big kid, a legit sniper, has smooth hands and good hockey IQ. Ton of potential, and drafted in the 7th round.
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Most Habs fans seem to be underrating Lehkonen, 14G 16A 0.66 PPG in SM-liiga as a 17 year old is very impressive
Agreed with all of these posts. I rank Lehkonen with Collberg as the two that will most likely reach their first line potential. He reminds a lot of a former Hab, Mike Cammalleri.

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07-19-2013, 03:25 PM
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To the bruins fan saying Knight...you might be the only Bs fan that sees that much potential. Those in the know on the Bruin's board see him maxing out as a third liner, MAYBE a 2nd liner. I think he will end up being very effective at his role but not as good as you expect.


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07-19-2013, 03:34 PM
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Probably not the first-line, but top-6 definitely and totally underrated is a 2012 Caps sixth-round pick Riley Barber. Lit it up in freshman year in Miami.
I'm certainly not going to argue that he has far exceeded his 6th round expectations. But it's still too early to think that Barber is going to be an NHL top 6er. Plenty of NCAA players stall or regress after their freshman year. If he progresses this year, then I'll get excited.

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I'm certainly not going to argue that he has far exceeded his 6th round expectations. But it's still too early to think that Barber is going to be an NHL top 6er. Plenty of NCAA players stall or regress after their freshman year. If he progresses this year, then I'll get excited.
Yeah, I agree. He's a top-6 prospect. He may or may not reach potential, but it's there.

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