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Who's the #6 Prospect ?

View Poll Results: Who's the #6 Prospect ?
Chet Pickard 12 38.71%
Austin Watson 6 19.35%
Charles-Olivier Roussel 0 0%
Blake Geoffrion 5 16.13%
Zach Budish 2 6.45%
Linus Klasen 0 0%
Nick Spaling 1 3.23%
Matt Halishuck 1 3.23%
Taylor Beck 1 3.23%
Michael Latta 1 3.23%
Anders Lindback 2 6.45%
Mattias Ekholm 0 0%
Joonas Rask 0 0%
Mike Santorelli 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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08-02-2010, 09:50 AM
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Who's the #6 Prospect ?

1) Colin Wilson
2) Jon Blum
3) Roman Josi
4) Ryan Ellis
5) Cody Franson

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08-02-2010, 10:12 AM
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Pickard is my choice here. Our best in a strong group of goalies.

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I disagree that Franson and Wilson should really be considered "prospects" at this point...but...in terms of the poll, I vote Watson.

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I disagree that Mike Santorelli is even worth having on the list at this point based on his lack of NHL production at this point.

Edit: But either way, I voted Geoffrion. Im not sold on Pickard yet, but obviously goalies can take longer to develop.

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08-02-2010, 01:13 PM
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Im going with the Hobey Baker winner

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Im going with the Hobey Baker winner
The Hobey Baker is by no means a guarantee of NHL success. He could just as easily be Brian Bonin or Junior Lessard as he could be Neal Broten or Chris Drury.


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The Hobey Baker is by no means a guarantee of NHL success. He could just as easily be Brian Bonin or Junior Lessard as he could be Neal Broten or Chris Drury.


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agreed. I envision Blake Geoffrion ending up a Vernon Fiddler type player in the NHL. Good PK, hard worker, occasional goals amounting to 12-15 over the course of a season.

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From what I saw at camp, Budish or Beck are better prospects than Watson at this point. Budish is going to be a beast. Beck loves to shoot the puck and could be the steal of the draft class from last year.

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The Hobey Baker is by no means a guarantee of NHL success. He could just as easily be Brian Bonin or Junior Lessard as he could be Neal Broten or Chris Drury.

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Sit down, John. Too many flies.

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The Hobey Baker is by no means a guarantee of NHL success. He could just as easily be Brian Bonin or Junior Lessard as he could be Neal Broten or Chris Drury.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobey_Baker_Award

Look at this list
Year Winner Position School
1981 Neal Broten Center Minnesota
1982 George McPhee Left wing Bowling Green
1983 Mark Fusco Defense Harvard
1984 Tom Kurvers Defense Minnesota Duluth
1985 Bill Watson Right wing Minnesota Duluth
1986 Scott Fusco Center Harvard
1987 Tony Hrkac Center North Dakota
1988 Robb Stauber Goaltender Minnesota
1989 Lane MacDonald Left wing Harvard
1990 Kip Miller Center Michigan State
1991 David Emma Center Boston College
1992 Scott Pellerin Left wing Maine
1993 Paul Kariya Left wing Maine
1994 Chris Marinucci Left wing Minnesota Duluth
1995 Brian Holzinger Center Bowling Green
1996 Brian Bonin Center Minnesota
1997 Brendan Morrison Center Michigan
1998 Chris Drury Left wing Boston University
1999 Jason Krog Center New Hampshire
2000 Mike Mottau Defense Boston College
2001 Ryan Miller Goaltender Michigan State
2002 Jordan Leopold Defense Minnesota
2003 Peter Sejna Left wing Colorado College
2004 Junior Lessard Right wing Minnesota Duluth
2005 Marty Sertich Center Colorado College
2006 Matt Carle Defense Denver
2007 Ryan Duncan Left wing North Dakota
2008 Kevin Porter Center Michigan
2009 Matt Gilroy Defense Boston University
2010 Blake Geoffrion Left wing Wisconsin


I ain't saying I'm just Saying

I voted Beck BTW I just love his game

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At the end of the day you could make a similar list for any slot in the first round and come up with pretty much the same results. Heck, look at the Heisman trophy and see the busts and amazing talents there too. There is no guarantee any college athlete's performance will translate to the pros. I hope it does in Blake's case.

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I didnt know my opinion would get criticized so much. Its all good

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I didnt know my opinion would get criticized so much. Its all good
LOL, I don't think anyone's criticizing really. I think at the end of day, any award, drafted player or unsigned free agent is a crap shoot. You just never know how they're going to translate. The only think I can say is this, from watching the kids at prospects camp a few weeks ago, I think Geoffrion will be a third line grinder type. I just didn't see the top end offensive skills like I did with other prospects or a kid like Wilson. I realize Wilson was number 7 overall and Blake was a second rounder but at the end of the day, I can only go by what I've seen. Geoffrion will get garbage goals by paying the price in front of the net. His shot and offensive skill set are good but nothing special. His game will be predicated on hustle and heart. I expect to see him at some point but I don't have high hopes for him being a top 6 guy by any means.

What does that mean exactly, I have no idea but if he makes the club and is productive for a good 8-10 years in his roll, I think he'd be a success story as another Hobey Baker award winner doing well at the pro level. Only time will tell as to what his floor and ceiling will be.

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Gotta go with Lindback on this one. I think his experience and more importantly success against men -albeit on a larger rink and in a different style of play- trumps Pickard who could barely keep up an .890 save percentage in a weak league. Not giving up on Pickard as a prospect yet at all just think he's got a lot to prove before we slot him in as our #6/top goalie prospect. Just my opinion tho...

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