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04-15-2007, 12:00 PM
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Blue Jackets Top 20 prospects

Derick Brassard takes over as the Blue Jackets' No. 1 prospect.

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04-15-2007, 01:10 PM
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Good article and I would like to add "very well written" too.
Interesting contrast to last year's HFarticle which over-hosed the CBJ front office for its early franchise later-round drafting. Also a little surprised the article didn't respect Rusty a little more.

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Pretty solid list. Nobody was completely snubbed. Picard is probably a little higher than he should be, but that is okay.

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Pretty solid list. Nobody was completely snubbed. Picard is probably a little higher than he should be, but that is okay.
I thought so, too. Especially if he needs major knee surgery.

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I've been waiting for this and it did not dissapoint. Fantastic read Chris Leary!

It definitely is nice to see some later round gems finally bubbling up after 7 drafts....now we just have to see it translate at the NHL level. Tollefsen and Methot are well on there way...it will be fun to watch Russell/Mason/Popperle/Sesito/Marquart career's progress.

I also really like the feel of this list...a lot of North American bangers and hustlers littered throughout it. My kind of player.

Now lets continue it and throw a Logan Couture into that mix

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WOW.

thats a real labor of love.

outstanding

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Good read no doubt!

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Very interesting read.. i enjoyed it alot .. one question ... at what point is a player no longer considered a prospect ?? I have seen these players at the top level .. so does it have to do with games played at the top level ??? If someone could be so kind as to give me a link that might explain it or dumb it down for me please .. Thanks

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Good list in my opinion.
As Darcy Campbell's not a part of the list yet, where would you rank him?

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"Platt rose from obscurity in the USHL to earn playing time at the NHL level as an unheralded 20-year-old."


When did Geoff Platt play in the USHL?

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04-15-2007, 03:48 PM
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The article on Platt is kind of a joke with all of the errors that were made. He has not been 171 lbs. since his first year in the OHL and had many accolades in his last year with Erie. If any player had the chance to play his last season against Corey Perry, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and even enigmatic Robbie Shremp in the same conference over 30 times and still almost win the goal scoring title what does that say? No mention of playing for the Canadian Under 18 or the fact he led Columbus in pre season scoring.
Picard is only a prospect because of his draft status but let's face it he out for at least a year or more now with his terrible knee injury. Leary's got to do his homework before he writes this stuff.

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Picard is only a prospect because of his draft status but let's face it he out for at least a year or more now with his terrible knee injury. Leary's got to do his homework before he writes this stuff.
There are a couple of errors but lets cut Chris some slack man - it was still a well done piece. Also Picard's knee injury happened like two days ago, I'm sure by that point this piece was well out of Leary's hands and into the editors. Its not an evergreen article.

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Pretty accurate list, only thing I would possibly do is move Methot up a little and Picard or Pineault down a little.

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Good job Chris.

Well done.

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Nice writeup, and i believe the rankings are very accurate!

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Pretty good article for a free internet site. Thumbs up.

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The article on Platt is kind of a joke with all of the errors that were made. He has not been 171 lbs. since his first year in the OHL and had many accolades in his last year with Erie. If any player had the chance to play his last season against Corey Perry, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and even enigmatic Robbie Shremp in the same conference over 30 times and still almost win the goal scoring title what does that say? No mention of playing for the Canadian Under 18 or the fact he led Columbus in pre season scoring.
Picard is only a prospect because of his draft status but let's face it he out for at least a year or more now with his terrible knee injury. Leary's got to do his homework before he writes this stuff.
Interesting point Jim. Maybe HF will correct it? Wouldn't surprise me.
But all in all, a good report as Alan Shore said, "for a free internet site."

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The article on Platt is kind of a joke with all of the errors that were made. He has not been 171 lbs. since his first year in the OHL and had many accolades in his last year with Erie. If any player had the chance to play his last season against Corey Perry, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and even enigmatic Robbie Shremp in the same conference over 30 times and still almost win the goal scoring title what does that say? No mention of playing for the Canadian Under 18 or the fact he led Columbus in pre season scoring.
Picard is only a prospect because of his draft status but let's face it he out for at least a year or more now with his terrible knee injury. Leary's got to do his homework before he writes this stuff.
Jim, you make good points, but why the hell are you being critical of this article? Platt was not drafted. That means that hundreds of players were chosen over him.

Talk to the 30 GMs about all of these things that Platt did, and argue with them as to why Platt wasn't promoted more.

At this point in Platt's career, why would it be relevant for Chris to even mention Platt's involvement with the U-18 team?

You had better back up your Picard statement. I know he was injured, but you are saying he's out for a year or more. Back it up.

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"Platt rose from obscurity in the USHL to earn playing time at the NHL level as an unheralded 20-year-old."


When did Geoff Platt play in the USHL?
He didn't. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...id%5B%5D=59684

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It's just a typo, I'm sure Chris meant the ECHL.

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It's just a typo, I'm sure Chris meant the ECHL.
I'm sure it is, don't think I'm piling on, because I appreciate the article. Just confirming his statement.

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I'm sure it is, don't think I'm piling on, because I appreciate the article. Just confirming his statement.
Right on man.

It's great to have a site that gives such great information and has the best hockey message board going.

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I just like to give information on Trevor Hendrikx. I believe he can become a great defenseman. He likes the physical play and has a heck of a slap shot. His jaw was broken during a fight so he was out for an extended period of time. He keeps his head up which allows him to pass the puck out of the zone instead of dumping it like some defensemen do. I would probably compare him to OKT. I believe he will start with Dayton next year and will move up to Syracuse.

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I am just loving Steve Mason more and more. Plus, he's got a great story.

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I just like to give information on Trevor Hendrikx. I believe he can become a great defenseman. He likes the physical play and has a heck of a slap shot. His jaw was broken during a fight so he was out for an extended period of time. He keeps his head up which allows him to pass the puck out of the zone instead of dumping it like some defensemen do. I would probably compare him to OKT. I believe he will start with Dayton next year and will move up to Syracuse.
Thanks gloves.

I really enjoyed watching Hendrikx go from a goon to a solid 2 way guy with the Petes.

I agree with your prediction, start with the Bombers then move up down the road.

Some other potential blueliners for the Bombers next season will be McQuaid, who is still playing in the OHL playoffs with Sudbury, and Kyle Wharton, if he comes back over from Germany.

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