I figured this is a pretty big dead period in the NHL, let's get some type of discussion up. Personally, I don't think any of us consider Giroux(44 games) or Parent(54 games) prospects anymore, they've more than established themselves as NHL players. Neither were invited to prospect camp, and HF is basically the only place where they still count as prospects. Please also post who you would like added to the poll. I didn't add Ross because he's 26, and I don't see him being a prospect.
in my head was jvr nodl marshall maroon bodrov bourdon. with the main list putting marshall 2nd i bumped nodl out of the top 5. something tells me once these top few guys develop there isnt much else coming for a while unless one of the goalies surprises people.
i definitely think you should put bearclaw out there to be ranked. Oliver lauridsen.
I voted Maroon. He's gotten consistently better since getting drafted and has really improved his skating and conditioning. If he comes to camp in top shape, he might just take Knuble's place in the line up. He's got size and more important, he's got great hands. It was a definite toss up between Maroon and Oskars Bartulis, who along with Kevin Marshall, is probably the most ready defenseman to crack the roster.
Bodrov for me.
Maroon has one good year, Nodl couldn't play in the NHL last year, and while Bourdon seems great, I still wonder why all 30 teams passed on him twice before he was taken.
Bodrov has had 2 seasons at a high level in the 2nd best league in the world. Obviously you have to factor in that he might not come over, but he's still my choice for the moment.
I don't think it's fair to write Maroon off as one good year-- he's grown tremendously as a player and person each year he's played, and he's already shaken off a few negative labels. He notched 54 points in his first season in the A on a mediocre team, and is just 21 (his birthday was the end of April). With the way he's risen, I think, and I feel one could argue as well, that he'll continue his nearly seamless adjustments. Those savvy-type players who do at least one thing more than think can be pretty valuable, and that's him.
I really like Maroon. He's got a lot of talent and skating/conditioning was all that was holding him back. He seems like he's really committed and keeps making strides year to year. It was between him and MAB for me.
I'm sad that these are the choices for our #3 prospect . I have to remember all of the young guys that are already on the squad and here for a long time .
For a scoring winger, Nodl hasn't shown a scoring touch, even for the Phantoms. I'd like to say Bodrov because of how the Flyers talk about him, but I have never seen him play. Going with MAB over Maroon I guess.
For a scoring winger, Nodl hasn't shown a scoring touch, even for the Phantoms.
I thought that I was the only person that noticed that. I mean 4 points in 38 games in the NHL with a -15 isn't really all that promising when you see that he only scored 20 points in 40 AHL games. He is only 22 though so he'll still improve, just not sure if he'll ever be more than a good 3rd liner.