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11-21-2003, 06:49 PM
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Breakthrough Players of the Year??

Thus far...

My vote: Alex Tanguay

Homer alert: Rory Fitzpatrick

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Nash.

And the Norris trophy candidate..Zidlicky :p

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11-21-2003, 06:56 PM
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Ladislav Nagy !

What an awesome 7th round pick in my pool !

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Two players people didn't expect much of: Raffi Torres and Jason King

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Rick Nash, Mike Ribeiro, Ilya Kovalchuk.

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Kovalchuk is the most obvious choice here....he has been insane this season...

Some others would be Nash, Tanguay, Nagy, Visnovsky and Fata......

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Kovalchuk, Tanguay, and Nash, in that order.

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Some Preds of note:

Martin Erat has 11 points in 14 games this season.

Hartnell has 12 points.

Zidlicky is playing very, very well. He has 15 in 18. He's also hit several posts.

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Abby leading the league with 11 wins

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11-21-2003, 08:27 PM
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Zubrus with 11(7 goals) points in 19 games....pretty damn good for somebody I quit on. (wow I'm so drunk I hope I spely and typed everything right HENNESSY lolololol)

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11-21-2003, 08:33 PM
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Alex Tanguay, Jason King, Patrice Bergeron

Ilya Kovalchuk is not one of my choices because he was expected to be a Rocket Richard trophy contender...

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11-21-2003, 08:38 PM
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RAFFI TORRES that guy hits anything that moves and can still score your team some goals. He's not scared of anybody. He already leads the Edmonton Oilers in goal scoring. This kid has been amazing. He never gives up. When the other Oilers have lost all hope and they think they lost the game, Torres, Moreau, York, and Dvorak go out there and give it their all for 60 miniutes no matter what.

Jason King for the Nucks is awesome

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11-21-2003, 08:51 PM
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Ladislav Nagy is my pick here. This guy is just an amazing player, and it seems the puck is on a string with him every time he has the puck. While I wasn't the biggest Nagy fan early of last year, he showed some signs of beginning to play with some fire, and now he's doing it. Nagy has enough talent to be a top 5 winger in this league.

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Personally I don't think rookies should be considered "breakthrough" players.

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11-21-2003, 08:57 PM
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Personally I don't think rookies should be considered "breakthrough" players.
In that case, from a Canuck stand point, I'd say Daniel Sedin. Henrik showed a lot more potential the last few seasons, so his great play hasn't surprised me.

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11-21-2003, 09:04 PM
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In that case, from a Canuck stand point, I'd say Daniel Sedin. Henrik showed a lot more potential the last few seasons, so his great play hasn't surprised me.
Yeah I agree, Daniel Sedin is what I would call a breakthrough player because he's siginificantly picked up his play and has been in the NHL for a few years.

Kovalchuk I see as a breakthrough guy because he played at a good but not great level his first two years, and didn't really improve that much from year 1 to year 2, but this year has been absolutely dynamite.

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In that case, from a Canuck stand point, I'd say Daniel Sedin. Henrik showed a lot more potential the last few seasons, so his great play hasn't surprised me.
Sedin's play improved tremendously. He's my candidate for breakthrough player as well. To be honest, I started losing my patience with the Sedins last year - I expected them to have a bigger impact on the league when they were drafted. I am very happy Daniel is proving me wrong.

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As a disclaimer, I just want to say this is just so far this season. No predictions about future accomplishments. But...

Jeff Cowan - grinder with 14 points in 20 games

Pasi Nurminen - 10 wins thus far

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11-21-2003, 09:20 PM
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Personally I don't think rookies should be considered "breakthrough" players.
Yeah, that shouldn't be a personal opinion btw it should be common sense to everyone here. :mad:

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11-21-2003, 09:36 PM
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Sedin's play improved tremendously. He's my candidate for breakthrough player as well. To be honest, I started losing my patience with the Sedins last year - I expected them to have a bigger impact on the league when they were drafted. I am very happy Daniel is proving me wrong.
Agreed. I wasn't a basher of his by any means, but I was starting to wonder 'Was this a waste of a 2nd and 3rd overall pick?".

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JP Dumont, Brenden Morrow, Justin Williams, Rico Fata.. to name a few.

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Homer plug: Steve Reinprecht

....oops did I take a wrong turn from the 'continually underrated thread'

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