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06-16-2009, 03:01 PM
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Kassian vs Shore vs LeBlanc vs Ashton

What is the upside on each of these guys?

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.

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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.

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IMO....

1.Louis Leblanc
2.Zack Kassian
3.Ashton Carter
4.Drew Shore


Shore is limited offensively, reminds me of O'Marra and Chipchura at the same age.

Second line if lucky but probably two-way forward on the third....

If you want two-way ability you go with Leblanc if you need some strenght you go with Kassian.

I dont really see the offensive potential in Ashton Carter but he is interesting and could devellop in a solid second line power forward 25 goals a year....or a grinder

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IMO....

1.Louis Leblanc
2.Zack Kassian
3.Ashton Carter
4.Drew Shore
Are you referring to Carter Ashton?

1) Carter Ashton
2) Kassian
3) Shore

Haven't seen enough of Leblanc to rate.

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3.Ashton Carter

I dont really see the offensive potential in Ashton Carter but he is interesting and could devellop in a solid second line power forward 25 goals a year....or a grinder
Wanna know how I know you've never seen this guy play?

Seriously though, I think Ashton's got top-flight potential. He's got all the same tools Bertuzzi had, just a question of the toolbox.

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06-16-2009, 11:36 PM
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I'm a big fan of Drew Shore. But if I had a chance to grab Kassian. He wouldn't be to bad.

1. Shore
2. Kassian
3. Ashton
4. Leblanc

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06-17-2009, 01:32 PM
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In this thread alone, all 4 guys have been called the best of the group. Interesting.

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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.

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Wanna know how I know you've never seen this guy play?

Seriously though, I think Ashton's got top-flight potential. He's got all the same tools Bertuzzi had, just a question of the toolbox.
There is tons of Power Forward that never devellopped into a todd bertuzzi and that had the same tools..

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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.

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Yeah I know my bad...

But again we could argue on what is a first line player, you probably dont have the same definition as I do and its ok..

I dont think the team who draft Ashton will expect him to be a top line player but probably a top-six/second line..

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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.

3.) Shore

4.) Leblanc

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