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#8 Prospect Faceoff - Trevor Lewis vs. Edward Purcell

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Trevor Lewis 36 49.32%
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08-04-2009, 02:57 AM
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#8 Prospect Faceoff - Trevor Lewis vs. Edward Purcell

Same idea for the 8th best prospect





An epic showdown - like Luke vs. Vader, like Brown vs. the Board of Education, like Goku vs. Vegeta.

Trevor Lewis - the Utah Sensation, vs. Teddy Purcell

Since I've been voting for Trevor since #5, I still go with my man

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Teddy Purcell

Purcell SHOULD have been rated higher than this IMO. While I do agree with all those that say he MAY BE TRADED soon and/or is running out of time with the Kings reserve list prospect pool, et all, etc., that hasn't happened YET !!! so he's STILL a Kings prospect that belongs on our list, and Purcell is an AHL R.O.Y. and All-Star, things Lewis hasn't achieved at the same points in their respective development, so I can't see putting Lewis ahead of him while he's still on the depth chart.

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While Purcell has the higher upside and skill set, I believe Lewis has the higher probability of transitioning into a successful NHL skater. He impressed me quite a bit in his brief 6 game audition with the Kings last season. Didn't look much out of place when placed on a line with Kopitar. He can be a regular on the third line while Purcell struggles to crack the top six.

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While Purcell has the higher upside and skill set, I believe Lewis has the higher probability of transitioning into a successful NHL skater. He impressed me quite a bit in his brief 6 game audition with the Kings last season. Didn't look much out of place when placed on a line with Kopitar. He can be a regular on the third line while Purcell struggles to crack the top six.
My argument exactly.

Not to say that Purcell hasn't impressed me with his NHL play, but Lewis did just as much with only 6 games IMO

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Lewis will probably replace Handzus in a couple seasons. Purcell is a boom or bust prospect.

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Lewis will probably replace Handzus in a couple seasons. Purcell is a boom or bust prospect.
I'd bet that Schenn or Loktionov will be the ones replacing Handzus. If Jimmy makes it, he will be bumping Stoll down to the third line, or Schenn slotting into the third line center spot behind Stoll. Lewis is mostly played on the wing right now, where he can use his speed effectively. I wouldn't be surprised to see Lewis shifted over to the left side permanently. My vote though goes to Purcell, who is infinitely more talented than Lewis, but maybe isn't as good of a soldier. He was also AHL rookie of the year his first year pro. Lewis has had one good season so far in the AHL, but he hasn't been a dominant player down there yet. Let's hope he makes a big jump this year.

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I would think that given the state of the farm system, we need more boom/bust prospects.

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Lewis, A future top level third line center.
A few years down the road...
Kopi
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Purcell by a no contest
I cannot even believe this is a contest.

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Purcell easily.

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Purcell by a no contest
I cannot even believe this is a contest.
I don't know about that, it's like arguing who will be better, Pavel Rosa or Eric Belanger. Rosa tore up every level he played at except the NHL while Belanger has found a permanent spot on an NHL roster as a very capable third line center. Who would you rather have?

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I'd bet that Schenn or Loktionov will be the ones replacing Handzus. If Jimmy makes it, he will be bumping Stoll down to the third line, or Schenn slotting into the third line center spot behind Stoll. Lewis is mostly played on the wing right now, where he can use his speed effectively. I wouldn't be surprised to see Lewis shifted over to the left side permanently. My vote though goes to Purcell, who is infinitely more talented than Lewis, but maybe isn't as good of a soldier. He was also AHL rookie of the year his first year pro. Lewis has had one good season so far in the AHL, but he hasn't been a dominant player down there yet. Let's hope he makes a big jump this year.
I remember Lewis playing center in the USHL and being a beast to play against. I see Lewis being an effective energy player and think Purcell will bust because he's too damn soft.

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Well according to the way you frame it obviously Belanger. However, when Purcell turns out to produce 65-80pts a year over the next few years and Lewis never ever plays again for the Kings or any other NHL team, who would you rather have?
Atleast make up an analogy we can debate not simply one that purely supports your way of thinking.
Let's compare Apples to Apples. They have played on the same team for a few years now. They both have come in with impressive resumes. Lewis a first round Draft Pick. Very Impressive. Purcell, a late bloomer as they call it and an undrafted Free Agent signing. Not so impressive on the cover but if you do a little back research you will find Dean Lombardi tried very hard to sign this guy (ALong with 25 other NHL teams) Suddenly very impressive.
Lewis was a former USHL player. So was Teddy. In 108 game Lewis is had 97 points. In the same league at the same time, Teddy played 113 games had a 138 pts. Hmmm, a slight difference. One might call it more impressive! I will note however, that Teddy is older so give mad Props to Lewis for doing as well as he did in those years.
Lewis went onto the OHL where he did quite well to get drafted in the 1st round and scored more than a point a game player.Teddy went to College and was named Hockey East rookie of the year also scoring more than a point a game. I am not sure if Lewis won any awards. Please correct me if I missed something.
Moving onto the AHL, Lewis had a tough time adjusting posting 28 pts and Purcell scored 83pts and got rookie of the year in the AHL.
Need I continue? A prospect is chance of ones future success(A Prospective future). Both are prospects yes, Purcell is by far the greater prospect.

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But you are only basing it off of production in lower level leagues where it is difficult to say Purcell will find the same level of success scoring at the pro level in the NHL (which is why I used Rosa as an example as he had the same problem). If Purcell isn't scoring, then he can't fit anywhere else in a lineup. He needs to be in a top six or he's out.

Lewis on the other hand has other tools that could serve him well in the NHL, just as we saw in Steckel with the Caps, or when Belanger made the Kings, they adapted to what they needed to do to play in the NHL and developed into themselves to be top checking line forwards and Lewis has the skating ability and awareness to excel in that role.

I think he has a higher probability of reaching his potential over Purcell. Purcell will be 24 at the start of the season and it his time for him to prove if he belongs in the NHL. I can't pencil him into any top six, so either he needs to reinvent himself and learn to be a checking line forward or he's going to be finding himself in the minors yet again.

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LMAO a tie in a tiebreaker

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I think it's pretty impressive that either of these guys would be considered ANY franchises 8th or 9th best prospect.

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I vote Purcell.

My vote broke a tie.

I'm instantly way more important than any of the other 62 voters.

suckers.

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Well according to the way you frame it obviously Belanger. However, when Purcell turns out to produce 65-80pts a year over the next few years and Lewis never ever plays again for the Kings or any other NHL team, who would you rather have?
Atleast make up an analogy we can debate not simply one that purely supports your way of thinking.
Let's compare Apples to Apples. They have played on the same team for a few years now. They both have come in with impressive resumes. Lewis a first round Draft Pick. Very Impressive. Purcell, a late bloomer as they call it and an undrafted Free Agent signing. Not so impressive on the cover but if you do a little back research you will find Dean Lombardi tried very hard to sign this guy (ALong with 25 other NHL teams) Suddenly very impressive.
Lewis was a former USHL player. So was Teddy. In 108 game Lewis is had 97 points. In the same league at the same time, Teddy played 113 games had a 138 pts. Hmmm, a slight difference. One might call it more impressive! I will note however, that Teddy is older so give mad Props to Lewis for doing as well as he did in those years.
Lewis went onto the OHL where he did quite well to get drafted in the 1st round and scored more than a point a game player.Teddy went to College and was named Hockey East rookie of the year also scoring more than a point a game. I am not sure if Lewis won any awards. Please correct me if I missed something.
Moving onto the AHL, Lewis had a tough time adjusting posting 28 pts and Purcell scored 83pts and got rookie of the year in the AHL.
Need I continue? A prospect is chance of ones future success(A Prospective future). Both are prospects yes, Purcell is by far the greater prospect.
Purcell was 2 years older than Lewis for when comparing their initial USHL and AHL seasons. Purcell was expected to have better offensive numbers. Also, as stated earlier, Lewis can play a grinding role due to his great speed and hockey sense where with Purcell it is top-six role or bust.

I was more impressed by Lewis in their call ups last year. Most people had Purcell penciled into the line-up at the beginning of last season. I remember Dean Lombardi saying something to the effect of Boyle and Purcell having spots to lose in camp, and they lost their spots to two kids in Moller and Simmonds.

Purcell definitely has more offensive talent, but if he doesn't make the team this year, I don't see him having a future with the Kings.

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Lewis is clearly the better prospect, I'm surprised this thing is tied.

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I vote Purcell.

My vote broke a tie.

I'm instantly way more important than any of the other 62 voters.

suckers.
Oops.

The Zad vote breaks the tie in favor of Lewis.

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Purcell. So much more offensive capabilities. Lewis has many attributes that are available from other players.

PS Don't hate on me. I like Lewis, but I'd hate to lose Purcell.

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