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View Poll Results: Who is the Blues #1 Prospect
Patrik Berglund 21 28.77%
TJ Oshie 21 28.77%
Lars Eller 3 4.11%
Aaron Palushaj 0 0%
Brett Sonne 0 0%
Phil McRae 0 0%
Simon Hjalmarsson 0 0%
Steve Wagner 0 0%
Cade Fairchild 0 0%
Jonas Junland 0 0%
Ian Cole 0 0%
Alex Pietrangelo 28 38.36%
Jake Allen 0 0%
Ben Bishop 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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03-06-2009, 04:11 AM
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You're entitled to your opinion.

I'm not "failing to follow the stated guidelines;" I'm expressing my opinion that Berglund and Oshie aren't prospects in my eyes, and thus Pietrangelo is the top prospect in the organization.

Barring injury (or a hissy fit by the Green Goblin), Berglund will "graduate" by St. Patri(c)k's Day; Oshie will never play a game in Peoria, and thus is already considered "graduated" as far as I'm concerned.

I don't see how pointing out the facts on Berglund, and the obvious on Oshie, has any potential to "unfairly skew the results."

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Well, the problem is, if a significant number of us refuse to vote for Oshie/Berglund despite them being on the poll, those of us who do vote for those players could effectively have our votes wasted.

After Eller, the votes will likely be spread amongst a larger number of players though, enabling Oshie and Berglund to come in at #3 and #4 at worst though, so the point should become moot soon enough.

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Well, the problem is, if a significant number of us refuse to vote for Oshie/Berglund despite them being on the poll, those of us who do vote for those players could effectively have our votes wasted.

After Eller, the votes will likely be spread amongst a larger number of players though, enabling Oshie and Berglund to come in at #3 and #4 at worst though, so the point should become moot soon enough.
If Berglund's going to be in the poll, there's no reason why he should be lower in the rankings than he would otherwise. Thus, even though I more or less consider Bergy graduated, I'll be voting for him next.

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If Berglund's going to be in the poll, there's no reason why he should be lower in the rankings than he would otherwise. Thus, even though I more or less consider Bergy graduated, I'll be voting for him next.
And you can tell by the current votes that most other people will do the same. Enough for it not to matter anyway.

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This is going to be a dogfight between Oshie and Berglund for the 2nd spot

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From what I've read about Eller & Pietrangelo's games, I think right now Lars gets the nod in my eyes. He's playing against men in Sweden and after a slow start has really been lighting up the score sheet. He may turn out to be the best of the "big 4" forward prospects the Blues have drafted (Oshie, Berglund, & Perron being the others). I'm concerned about Pietrangelo's ability to develop the physical game and the intensity to go up against the top forwards night in and night out.

Just trying to offer a contrarian viewpoint, I've been a Pietrangelo fan since before his draft year.

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From what I've read about Eller & Pietrangelo's games, I think right now Lars gets the nod in my eyes. He's playing against men in Sweden and after a slow start has really been lighting up the score sheet. He may turn out to be the best of the "big 4" forward prospects the Blues have drafted (Oshie, Berglund, & Perron being the others). I'm concerned about Pietrangelo's ability to develop the physical game and the intensity to go up against the top forwards night in and night out.

Just trying to offer a contrarian viewpoint, I've been a Pietrangelo fan since before his draft year.
Mark me down as very excited about Eller. Watching clips of his play this season and comparing his stats to other 20 year olds in the SEL over the past several years, he could be outstanding. Seriously, damn. I can't wait to see him in the Bluenote.

Regarding Pietrangelo, even if he doesn't develop more physicality or the intensity required to dominate, he still has world-class skills and vision. I think the Blues are the ideal team for him because with EJ, Polak, Jackman, Cole, etc., (as well as responsible forwards) they will be very sound defensively. Pietrangelo could develop into a roving-fourth-forward-dman and powerplay specialist and he'd still be a valuable player.

Watching him play, I legitimately think he could be an outstanding two-way forward as well. His skating and stickhandling are perfect for that role. Is it common to see a defender moved to forward? No. But the guy is good enough that I just don't see him becoming less than an impact player, no matter what his role is.

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Mark me down as very excited about Eller. Watching clips of his play this season and comparing his stats to other 20 year olds in the SEL over the past several years, he could be outstanding. Seriously, damn. I can't wait to see him in the Bluenote.

Regarding Pietrangelo, even if he doesn't develop more physicality or the intensity required to dominate, he still has world-class skills and vision. I think the Blues are the ideal team for him because with EJ, Polak, Jackman, Cole, etc., (as well as responsible forwards) they will be very sound defensively. Pietrangelo could develop into a roving-fourth-forward-dman and powerplay specialist and he'd still be a valuable player.

Watching him play, I legitimately think he could be an outstanding two-way forward as well. His skating and stickhandling are perfect for that role. Is it common to see a defender moved to forward? No. But the guy is good enough that I just don't see him becoming less than an impact player, no matter what his role is.
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