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11-10-2013, 02:05 AM
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Your Team Through 20 Games

So with most teams hovering around the 15-20 game mark, I would like to get a feel for how fans of other teams feel about there team:

This is after 20 games and your own personal opinion:

Best Forward-

Best D-man-

Biggest Suprise Player-

Biggest Disappointment-

Most Under Appreciated-

Biggest Team Need-

Top 3 Prospects-

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Best Foreword- Taylor Hall

Best D-man- Jeff Petry

Biggest Suprise Player- Boyd Gordan

Biggest Disappointment- Devan Dubnyk

Most Under Appreciated- n/a

Biggest Team Need- Team Toughness and Work Ethic

Top 3 Prospects- Darnell Nurse, Oscar Klefbom, Marco Roy

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Best Forward - Getzlaf
Best D-man - Fowler
Biggest Suprise - Perreault? or Lindholm?
Biggest disappointment - winnik
Biggest Team Need - Shut down top-4 d-man for Fowler
Top 3 prospects-
Gibson/Lindholm/Etem

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11-10-2013, 02:11 AM
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Best Forward-Vincent Lecavalier

Best D-man-Grossmann/Streit very close between these 2

Biggest Suprise Player- Tye McGinn

Biggest Disappointment-Timonen

Most Under Appreciated-Couturier "by other fans"

Biggest Team Need-a very good sniper to play with Giroux

Top 3 Prospects-1-Scott Laughton(C), 2-Anthony Stolarz(G), 3-Samuel Morin(D)

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Best Forward: Turris or Ryan, can't decide.
Best D: Karlsson
Surprise: MacArthur
Disappointment: Cowen? Several candidates. No one really stands out above another
Under appreciated: Zack Smith
Team Need: Top 4 puck mover
Top 3 prospects: Lazar, Ceci, Pageau

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11-10-2013, 02:13 AM
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Best Forward - Matt Duchene

Best D-man- Erik Johnson

Biggest Suprise Player- Nate Guenin

Biggest Disappointment- uhmmm, McLeod? (for horrible hit only). Real answer: Wilson!

Most Under Appreciated- Jamie McGinn/Jan Hejda

Biggest Team Need- Top-4 TWD

Top 3 Prospects- Chris Bigras (D), Tyson Barrie (D), Calvin Pickard (G)


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11-10-2013, 02:16 AM
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Best Forward- Gallagher

Best D-man- Subban

Biggest Suprise Player- Bournival

Biggest Disappointment- Desharnais

Most Under Appreciated- Bourque

Biggest Team Need- Scoring ability

Top 3 Prospects- Bournival, Beaulieu, Tinordi

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11-10-2013, 02:20 AM
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Best Forward- Richards or Stepan

Best D-man- McDonagh

Biggest Suprise Player- Kreider

Biggest Disappointment- Pouliot

Most Under Appreciated- Brian Boyle

Biggest Team Need- Finishing ability

Top 3 Prospects Kreider, Miller, and McIlrath

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11-10-2013, 02:20 AM
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Best Forward - Matt Duchene

Best D-man- Erik Johnson

Biggest Suprise Player- Nate Guenin

Biggest Disappointment- uhmmm, McLeod? (for horrible hit only)

Most Under Appreciated- Jamie McGinn/Jan Hejda

Biggest Team Need- Top-4 TWD

Top 3 Prospects- Chris Bigras (D), Tyson Barrie (D), Calvin Pickard (G)
I would throw Andre Benoit alongside Nate Guenin as a pleasant surprise.

Disagree about McLeod being disappointing, though I see you mentioned for the hit only in which case you should have chosen either Ryan Wilson or Tyson Barrie. Both have looked shaky this year. Particularly Wilson, and when you factor in his constant injuries (out yet again for 2 weeks) that adds to the disappointment and perhaps to the reason why it's hard for him to stay steady.

And I notice people always throw McGinn as underappreciated but I never understood why: Avs fans are well aware of his contributions and I'm pretty sure most NHL fans, particularly around these forums, have recognized his abilities as a strong support player. Hejda I agree with though. Guy has been incredibly important for Colorado this year and he deserves more leaguewide chatter. But defensive defenseman are just rarely a topic of conversation around the league and that's the reality of it

But yeah other than that you pretty much nailed it spot on

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11-10-2013, 02:21 AM
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Best Forward- Brad Richards

Best D-man- Ryan McDonagh

Biggest Suprise Player- Brad Richards (H.M. Cam Talbot)

Biggest Disappointment- Michael del zotto

Most Under Appreciated- Brian Boyle

Biggest Team Need- sniper (LW preferably), RHD

Top 3 Prospects- Chris kreider, JT Miller, Oscar Lindberg


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Best Forward- Bryan Little

Best D-man- Toby Enstrom

Biggest Surprise Player- Bryan Little leading in goals

Biggest Disappointment- Grant Clitsome (was hoping for more consistency)

Most Under-Appreciated- Toby Enstrom (more from fanbase than HF)

Biggest Team Need- Goaltending

Top 3 Prospects- Jacob Trouba, Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey (add Adam Lowry, Nic Petan if non-NHL only)


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Best Foreword- Steen

Best D-man- Pietrangelo

Biggest Suprise Player- Tarasenko (Didn't think his game would elevate to what it is so fast. His defensive game has been tremendously improved and is being played in more and more situations each game.)

Biggest Disappointment- Polak thought I think most other fans will be saying Roy but I think they had a bit too high of expectations for him.

Most Under Appreciated- I really can't say anybody. Either Leopold because while he hasn't put up a lot of points he really hasn't looked bad in a game or I would say Bouwmeester even though a lot of people have loved his game I don't think a lot of people from other teams have realized how important he has been to our team this season.

Biggest Team Need- #1 C still? Idk so far I really haven't had any complaints with anything other than we could take less penalties and clean up our passes a little better.

Top 3 Prospects- Jaskin, Rattie, and Hakanpaa or Edmundson

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Biggest Disappointment- Polak thought I think most other fans will be saying Roy but I think they had a bit too high of expectations for him.
I like Polak a lot, but I can see this. He was lost early on, but has looked a lot better since they broke up his pairing with Jackman. It seems like the Blues are starting to get up to speed defensively. Shattenkirk looks like a different player the last few games and Polak is making fewer mistakes. I doubt anybody thinks either of them are disappointments by the halfway point of the season.

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@OP, Love this idea for a thread. It's particularly interesting to see what fans say for biggest surprise and biggest disappointment

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Best Foreword- Antoine Vermette. Without the pressure of being our number 1 C, Vermette has played very well 5on5, on the PK, and the PP while being elite with faceoffs. He's also contributing offensively and in the shootout.

Best D-man- Oliver Ekman-Larsson. This really almost a tie between OEL, Yandle, and Morris, but the edge goes to OEL due to his defensive abilities and monster minute eating.

Biggest Suprise Player- Vermette. Runner-up Hanzal, due his near ppg offensive pace this season.

Biggest Disappointment- Rundblad or Schlemko.

Most Under Appreciated- This is hard. Probably Zbynek Michalek. He's as rock defensively and as big reason why OEL is able to produce so well offensively. Also 2nd in the league in blocked shots.

Biggest Team Need- Top 6 scoring winger

Top 3 Prospects- Max Domi, Lucas Lessio and Brandon Gromley.

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Best Forward- Turris

Best D-man- Karlsson by default maybe methot

Biggest Surprise Player- MacArthur

Biggest Disappointment- Spezza just not sure he fits with pm's system although the points are there

Most Under Appreciated- Joe Corvo 5 points in 7 games.

Biggest Team Need-Top 4 PMD dmen

Top 3 Prospects- Lazar, Zibby, Ceci i dont count lehner

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Best Forward - Jason Pominville / Mikael Granlund
Best D-man - Ryan Suter
Biggest Surprise Player - Justin Fontaine
Biggest Disappointment - Niklas Bäckström
Most Underappreciated - Mikko Koivu / Jared Spurgeon
Biggest Team Need - 2nd pairing defensive D-man
Top 3 Prospects - Dumba, Zucker, Haula

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Best Forward-Frans Nielsen

Best D-Man-Visnovsky

Biggest Surprise-Frans Nielsen. Easy, up in the top 10 in points in the league. Outscoring John Tavares.

Biggest Disappointment- Oh boy. There's a lot. I'll go with Andrew MacDonald, Nabokov, and Pierre Marc Bouchard. All three are vastly ineffective.

Most Underappreciated-Probably Frans Nielsen or Kyle Okposo.

Top 3 Prospects- Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson, and for God's sake I hope Matt Donovan pulls it together on the big club.

Biggest Need- DEFENSE/GOALTENDING. BADLY.

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Best Forward - Toews/Kane/Sharp/Hossa (honestly, they're all playing so well this year)

Best Defenseman - Keith (12 points in 17 games so far, could be in contention for the Norris if he starts scoring)

Biggest Surprise Player - Brandon Bollig (turned from a plug last year into a legit 4th liner and a threat to score)

Biggest Disappointment - Khabibulin (Had a great season in Edmonton last year as a backup and has come in and gotten pulled in two of his three appearances so far)

Most Under Appreciated - Hjalmarsson (Shot blocking machine, plays excellent defense. Could be the second best defenseman on the team.)

Biggest Team Need - More games against Winnipeg

Top 3 Prospects - Teravainen, Pirri, Morin

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Best Forward- Kessel

Best Defenseman- Phaneuf

Biggest Surprise Player- Ranger or Raymond

Biggest Disappointment- Clarkson (big contract/dumb suspension/no goals)

Most Under Appreciated- Probably Reimer

Biggest Team Need- #1 C, quit getting out shot every game

Top 3 Prospects- Reilly, Gauthier, Leivo

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Best Foreword- David Krejci

Best D-man- Dougie Hamilton

Biggest Suprise Player- Reilly Smith

Biggest Disappointment- Brad Marchand

Most Under Appreciated- Chris Kelly

Biggest Team Need- Consistent effort I guess, personnel wise nothing sticks out.

Top 3 Prospects- Ryan Spooner, Joe Morrow and Malcolm Subban

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Best Foreword- Ryan Getzlaf

Best D-man- Cam Fowler

Biggest Suprise Player- Perrault

Biggest Disappointment- Holland

Most Under Appreciated- Allen

Biggest Team Need- Toughness, one more top 4 dman

Top 3 Prospects- Gibson, Lindholm, Rakell

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Best Foreward- Sedins

Best D-man- Bieksa

Biggest Suprise Player- Santorelli

Biggest Disappointment- Booth

Most Under Appreciated- Higgins

Biggest Team Need- Pure goal scorer, a real sniper

Top 3 Prospects- Horvat, Shinkaruk, Corrado

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Best Forward : Anze Kopitar, Justin Williams or Mike Richards on any given day

Best D-Man : Matt Greene or Willie Mitchell

Biggest surprise player : Scrivezina or King

Biggest disappointment : So far Matty Frattin

Most under appreciated : Justin Williams or Mike Richards

Biggest team need : a young solid stay at home D man

Top 3 prospects : Toffoli,Vey and Pearson in that order


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Best Forward- Crosby

Best D-man- Martin

Biggest Suprise Player- Maatta

Biggest Disappointment- Orpik

Most Under Appreciated- Martin

Biggest Team Need- Winger depth

Top 3 Prospects- Bennett, Despres, Pouliot

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