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Will any of the following make the NHL??

View Poll Results: Which, if any of these pospects will make an NHL roster?
Corey Locke 53 55.21%
Duncan Milroy 10 10.42%
Andrew Archer 22 22.92%
Jimmy Bonneau 21 21.88%
Francis Lemieux 26 27.08%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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05-29-2006, 09:18 PM
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Will any of the following make the NHL??

Will any of the following make the NHL??

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Will any of the following make the NHL??
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05-29-2006, 09:27 PM
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I think MIlroy have a chance. Too bad for him we already have a lot of youngrinders

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If I had to pick any of them, I'd pick Lemieux. At times this season, he was one of the only Dog producing.

Locke might have a chance of making it somewhere, but I seriously doubt it... His size and speed are the major flaws he needs to overcome.

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In today's NHL where teams will sometimes be looking for a decent 4th liner at a cheap price any of them might have a chance. Of those Locke might have the best chance because of his offensive upside.

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I'm thinking no. I concur with Lemieux as the one with the best chance, at least based on how well he did as a rookie pro. I'm really hoping Locke finds a way to break out next year in the AHL, but at his current rate of development, I don't have much hope for him anymore.

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Will any of the following make the NHL??

Do you mean full time or just seeing any action? I think that Locke sees some sort of action at some point with some NHL team. His skating and foot speed have improved, if he can get stronger, especially lower body he might see some games imo. He has a ton of offensive skills. At this point I don't think he will make it with us cause we already have a better verison of him in Ribeiro and you don't want two of those kinds of players.

Lemieux could get a shot at some point, he's got speed, works hard and has decent offensive skills.

Archer I thought he had a setback this year, the injuries cost him a large chunk. I had hoped he would start to show more of a physical game but it hasn't really happened. At the start of last year I thought he would be a big part of the Dogs defense, so hopefully he will be next year. He's a safe stay at home guy with average skills imo, but if injuries hit on the right side and he's healthy he might get the call.

Milroy has been a disappointment after being lights out during his draft year and great as the MVP of the WHL playoffs but it hasn't translated to the AHL yet. He has been decent at times but imo until he gets more involved physically instead of staying to the outside too much, he won't be overly effective. He has become a good checking line player though.

Bonneau still has a long long way to go and the role of the tough guy has changed and could continue to change. Guys need to be able to play not just fight. I like the progress he's made but we'll see if he keeps it up.

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Lemieux for me. Just curious to see if Milroy's end of season was a fluke or does he just begins getting it. As far as Locke, well he has all the courage in the world, he would be good on the PP but so far that's the only use I see him. But he might be able to become an NHL'er, maybe not with us.

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Locke has an outside chance... but Neither of them will turn out to be a regular.

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I wouldn't doubt that at least 3 of them make it to the NHL. Now I don't know if it will be for any length of time, or in the next year or two, or with the habs......

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I think that Lemiuxe has the best chance of all of them, probably to make it as 4th liner. Locke is the type of player that needs to make it as a top 6 forward or nothing at all and that may be difficult with his lack of speed but who know he and Wellwood are similar players and he just finished a good season in TO. Archer at best would be a reserve stay at home D. I think Milroy needs to have a break out year in the AHL as early as next season or he can be written off. As for Bonneau probably the least chance out of the 5, especially in the new NHL players like him are gonna have an even tougher time making it.

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None,if I gotta choose 1, would say Locke because he has the most talent but I doubt any of them make it,great drafting

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None,if I gotta choose 1, would say Locke because he has the most talent but I doubt any of them make it,great drafting
Lemieux was never drafted
Bonneau and Archer were 8th and 7th rounders, what do you expect???
Locke was a 4th round pick despite winning those scoring titles everybody knew his weaknesses, Habs as well but took a chance and it's still not over, it was a great pick up at the 4th round at the time.
As far as Milroy is concerned, well he had a great junior career, good size, good scoring touch, it's still not over in his case, but it may be turning out as a good AHL'er that never developed enough to be in the NHL??? Is he the only one????

We can criticized the scouts, I love doing that myself, but there's a limit, so let's be fair here, and understand that in those cases there's absolutely nothing to criticized them about.....

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Maybe Archer as a third pair stay-at-home guy.

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Lemieux as a checking centre / #13 forward. His +/- was good last year in Hamilton.

Locke might look decent on a very weak/rebuilding team like St-Louis.

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Bonneau WILL make it, he'l atleast play one game that's for sure, he was a destroyer in the Q

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If i had to pick one I'd say locke. The guy has weaknesses sure, but he has put up pts at every level he has ever played at. One day he might be the new "I'm motivated by all the voices that said i was too small" guy.

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If i had to pick one I'd say locke. The guy has weaknesses sure, but he has put up pts at every level he has ever played at. One day he might be the new "I'm motivated by all the voices that said i was too small" guy.
In his case it would have to be

''I'm motivated by all the voices that said I was too small AND not fast enough...''

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No, none of them will make it IMO.

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Locke: borderline 4th unit for Chicago for 2 seasons until he ends up in Germany.

That is all.

(oh Bonneau will play for the Laval Chiefs in a very near future)

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Maybe Locke

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There was a time i thought Ryder would never see a game in the NHL... with some players you never know what can happen

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neither as a regular, maybe Lemieux

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