Based on what I have read, Kassian is the most talented for sure as he plays with skill and size. I have yet to see a valid reason for Drew Shore being pegged as a late 1st round pick as he seems to have top 15 talent. Ashton and LeBlanc are, based on what I have read, more energy type guys. Can anyone fill me in on these four prospects? I would love to see the Sabres take Kassian.
I like Leblanc best out of all these guys... Highly skilled two-way player with great skills and speed... and smart enough to get into Harvard....
give me Leblanc or Chris Kreider for the Isles at #26 and I'd be happy as heck.
Kassian and Aston interest me the most. Seems that everywhere you look guys are touting Kassian as the next best PF. But in my mind Kassian is a huge risk that I wouldn't want to take. On the flipside of that, Carter Ashton is a heck of a player that I'm really hoping the Sens can snag if they do trade up in the draft. Aston seems to be alot like Nick Foligno or a smaller Ryane Clowe. I think his high end potential falls somewhere in between these two guys, which is something any NHL team would be interested in.
There is tons of Power Forward that never devellopped into a todd bertuzzi and that had the same tools..
Maybe I should've made a "Dude, Where's My Car?" reference... I was getting at you for writing his name backwards (twice), though I would suggest that you're under-rating Ashton if you think top-6 is the height of his potential. I'm not talking about how likely he is to reach it, I'm just saying that his combination of size and skill gives him first-line potential.
1.) Ashton - If he's available, and the Sabres don't draft him, I'll be very pissed off. Kid has great potential, versatile(plays wherever need, LW, C, or RW) good size(6'3" 205), soft hands, a good shot, and plays a good, physical two-way game. Prototypical powerforward mold.
2.) Kassian - I've heard he takes nights off, has subpar skating ability, and doesn't have much offensive potential. Sabres don't need another Mark Mancari.