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TFP: Blues #4 prospect

View Poll Results: Who is the Blues #4 prospect?
Lars Eller 44 89.80%
Aaron Palushaj 2 4.08%
Brett Sonne 0 0%
Phil McRae 0 0%
Simon Hjalmarsson 0 0%
James Livingston 0 0%
Ian Cole 0 0%
Jonas Junland 1 2.04%
Steve Wagner 0 0%
Cade Fairchild 0 0%
Kristoffer Berglund 0 0%
Jake Allen 0 0%
Ben Bishop 2 4.08%
Chris Holt 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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03-11-2009, 08:25 AM
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TFP: Blues #4 prospect

Oshie wins at #3.

1) Alex Pietrangelo, D
2) Patrik Berglund, C
3) TJ Oshie, F

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This should be another short one. Gotta be Eller. He really doesn't have a weak part to his game. Above average skater, passer, shooter, hockey sense, good defensively, good size. He hasn't proven it in the NHL yet but he has the potential to be the best of the bunch.

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Its probably Eller, Junland has been holding his own in the AHL this season as well. I voted Junland.

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This should be another short one. Gotta be Eller. He really doesn't have a weak part to his game. Above average skater, passer, shooter, hockey sense, good defensively, good size. He hasn't proven it in the NHL yet but he has the potential to be the best of the bunch.
EXACTLY what I was going to say. How can Palushaj and Wagner get votes here? They have weaknesses in their overall game that need to be improved substantially (especially Wagner).

But Palushaj has to get a lot stronger, learn to play defence and work on his game without the puck. He's got good offensive skills, but they need to be developed in the context of the pro game. Eller has more natural talent, but more importantly, he's farther along in his development.

Wagner needs to improve his defence in his own zone (positioning), get a lot stronger, play a more physical game, etc.

Eller seems to have a lot higher upside potential than Junland (regardless of the fact that they play different positions.

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EXACTLY what I was going to say. How can Palushaj and Wagner get votes here? They have weaknesses in their overall game that need to be improved substantially (especially Wagner).

But Palushaj has to get a lot stronger, learn to play defence and work on his game without the puck. He's got good offensive skills, but they need to be developed in the context of the pro game. Eller has more natural talent, but more importantly, he's farther along in his development.

Wagner needs to improve his defence in his own zone (positioning), get a lot stronger, play a more physical game, etc.

Eller seems to have a lot higher upside potential than Junland (regardless of the fact that they play different positions.
Wagner doesn't have any votes.

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EXACTLY what I was going to say. How can Palushaj and Wagner get votes here? They have weaknesses in their overall game that need to be improved substantially (especially Wagner).

But Palushaj has to get a lot stronger, learn to play defence and work on his game without the puck. He's got good offensive skills, but they need to be developed in the context of the pro game. Eller has more natural talent, but more importantly, he's farther along in his development.

Wagner needs to improve his defence in his own zone (positioning), get a lot stronger, play a more physical game, etc.

Eller seems to have a lot higher upside potential than Junland (regardless of the fact that they play different positions.
Bishop shouln't be getting any votes at this point either after the mediocre season he's had in Peoria. I'm not saying he won't be a good goalie in this league, but he's not a top 5 prospect.

Also, Lehtera needs to be added to the list. He's definitely one of our top 15 prospects (probably in the 10-15 range).

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Wagner doesn't have any votes.
Sorry. I saw Junland's vote just above, and thought it was for WAgner. In any case, I think that Eller's vast upside and well-rounded all-around game trumps Junland's upside potential and game as it stands now. He's got a lot to work on, too (including gaining sgtrength and bulk, learning better positioning, developing a better shot, knowing when to pinch and when not to, etc.

I don't think ANY of the other Blues' prospects are near Eller at #4.

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Eller, add Nigro

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forgot this part, add Lemty.

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