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Which is stronger, our Defence or Forward prospect pool?

View Poll Results: Which is stronger, our forward or defensive prospect pool?
Defence 94 83.93%
Forward 8 7.14%
Trade Spezza. 10 8.93%
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06-27-2011, 05:48 PM
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Which is stronger, our Defence or Forward prospect pool?

Just wondering with the recent surge of awesome forward prospects, what do you think is the organization's strongest suite is now? Is it still our Defence or is it now our forward prospect pool.

Here is what we are comparing to.

Defence

Rundblad
Cowen
Weircioch
Gryba
Borowieki
Blood

Forward

Zibanejad
Filatov
Neosen
Silverberg
Puempel
Butler
Da Costa
Stone
Petersson
Obrien
Sorenson

Our defensive prospects are much further along their development and much more NHL ready, with at least 2 of them making the jump to the NHL next season (Rundblad, Cowen) I think our forward prospect pool will look much better compared to our defence.

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06-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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defense and it's not even close

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06-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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Forwards in the end. Future on d still stronger though (karlsson)

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06-27-2011, 05:51 PM
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I want to say defence but I think it is our forward group as of now.. altough this will change fast if both Cowen and Rundblad graduates from rookie status this year..

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06-27-2011, 05:56 PM
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Defense has higher quality and is closer to ready. Cowen and Rundblad make this so.

Our forwards are deeper, but has less in the way of sure fire top 6 players when compared to our defense.

In a year, if Noesen, Puempel, Prince and Z all continue to get better (they all have thus far in their careers), then this could change.

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06-27-2011, 05:59 PM
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As of right now defense by a lot.

We're talking about prospects so it's pointless to talk about how things might turn out, but I think our forward pool looks pretty good.

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06-27-2011, 06:28 PM
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Defence until Cowen and Rundblad graduate. Works out real well actually, defencemen take longer to develop, joined by some quality forward prospects in the next couple years could be great for the team.

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06-27-2011, 06:39 PM
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lawls, i missed the "trade Spezza" option. good times, good times

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06-27-2011, 06:42 PM
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Defense because while there's a long list of forwards, the high end potential is not as great.

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06-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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High-end talent on D.

Depth at forwards. (damn, that feels nice to be able to say)

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06-27-2011, 07:02 PM
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Defence.

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06-27-2011, 07:07 PM
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Defence, AINEC

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06-27-2011, 07:23 PM
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Offense easily.


Hoffman, Grant, Prince, Pageau, Wick, Daugavins and Zack Smith aren't even in the list...

Even if Cowen and Rundblad are 2 of the top-5 prospects, it isn't enough. (Zibanejad, Silfverberg/Filatov and Lehner being the 3 others)


PS : Wideman should be among D-men as well

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06-27-2011, 09:49 PM
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It's close. With have two defensemen with top end talent but our offense has more depth. To me it depends on what Filatov becomes as a player. If he ends up being the superstar some claim him to be, the offense wins. If not, I'll give the win to the D.

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06-27-2011, 09:51 PM
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A lot closer now, but still defense.

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06-27-2011, 10:26 PM
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Defense higher quality but Offense has an array of mid level prospects.

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06-27-2011, 10:38 PM
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In the past threads like this (not limited to prospect talk) always seem to end up pretty lopsided. Interesting how there's a nice balance of variety here.

I'm under the impression our forward pool wasn't given enough credit BEFORE this draft...not that it was oustanding or anything, but many considered it basically non-existent. Silfverberg, Butler, Da Costa, are quality forward prospects, but when you're top forward prospects are all non-1st rounders it's tough for them to get respect, if they deserve it. In this draft we got 3 in our top 15. At this moment in time it's much more balanced. The D is more developed and of higher pedigree, so immediately they are at an advantage in regards to how the common poster on here perceives them.

And I wrote this forgetting about boom/bust Filatov. About him, if he can't survive in this situation, he probably won't survive in any. A coach that's worked alongside Datsyuk, a renowned Russian star in Gonchar, and a whole movement of kids around his age...and a supposed friend in Karlsson.

Don't have one of the best pools in the league without having balance across the two main positions...I'd say were in that high end of team prospect depth.

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06-27-2011, 10:58 PM
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Defense by a fair margin.

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06-27-2011, 11:42 PM
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Defense, but Cowen and Rundblad are soon to be graduates, and when that happens it will be the Offense.

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The thing about our offence is that it has the potential to be spectacular if Sorensen has a huge breakout year next year as well as Zibanejad, Puempel, Noesen, Silfverberg, Petersson etc... Even if a couple of them develop well it would be an enormous success.

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Our defense.

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06-28-2011, 07:33 AM
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Offense easily.


Hoffman, Grant, Prince, Pageau, Wick, Daugavins and Zack Smith aren't even in the list...

Even if Cowen and Rundblad are 2 of the top-5 prospects, it isn't enough. (Zibanejad, Silfverberg/Filatov and Lehner being the 3 others)


PS : Wideman should be among D-men as well
quality > quantity

I would not trade Rundblad + Cowen for the following group of forward prospects we have
Zibanejad, Filatov, Neosen, Silverberg, Puempel, Butler, Da Costa, Stone, Petersson, Daugavins, Smith, Grant

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