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Red Wings 2012 Round 4 Selection- Andreas Athanasiou

Andreas Athanasiou prospect 2012 draft

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#1 Tim.D

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

Wings take LW Andreas Athanasiou from the London Knights of the OHL.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:16 AM

Sick!!

Hunter will develop this guy nicely.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

He's really fast. Fastest player in the draft.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

He's really fast. Fastest player in the draft.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRfOBrhm3Y

Edited by redwingfan19, 23 June 2012 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

I don't know anything about this kid but from the video above he reminds me a bit of Helm.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Sick!!

Hunter will develop this guy nicely.

i'm pretty sure a couple bigger name players are moving on from the Knights this year too so he may be in more of a spotlight this season. i like to hear that he's really fast. could be another mid round gem like Tvrdon.

Needs to add some beef though. 165 lbs could be a typo, but a little muscle without losing speed and he's a nice pick it seems.

Edited by Z Winged Dangler, 23 June 2012 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

He's more like Jurco






He's more like Jurco


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er7zAnNl-Fk

#8 Hey man nice shot!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

I am not seeing to much to pick at on this kid. I can't get over his fluid strides on the ice. His legs will make things happen for sure, hope to see him in gr in the up coming years.

Edited by Hey man nice shot!, 23 June 2012 - 12:46 PM.


#9 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

Kid is quick as f***. I like him : )

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:58 PM

Excited about this kid. Looks like he'll fit in nicely with the Wings.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

Looks like great hands too! :)

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:52 PM

I like the pick.

#13 Tim.D

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

Jurco2. Great hands, fast, can score, but he is small and needs to work on his defensive zone play. He also thinks he needs to work on his shot.

Here a quote from this article:

When talking about Athanasiou’s game, it begins and ends with speed. One of the faster players in the draft, he has the type of top end speed that kills. He’s also very dynamic offensively with slick hands and is a tremendous stickhandler, which has drawn comparisons to another CHL player who was in a similar situation to him a year ago and the Sea Dogs Tomas Jurco. In fact Athanasiou did a similar stickhandling and trick shot video to that of the Red Wings 2010 draftee (see video section below).



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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:02 PM

Gotta love the speed and the hands.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for posting! Very excited about this pick. I'm sure he has tons of holes in his game but if you're going to miss in round 4, miss on a guy who has some elite skills and almost endless upside if he puts it together.

I can think of a lot of "speed only" guys who entered the league and developed their other skills enough to become serviceable NHLers - Helm, Dandienault, Joe Juneau, Maxim Afinogenov....

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

I remember seeing a list somewhere that ranked him in the top-5 earlier this year. He could be a crazy-good steal.

#17 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

I remember seeing a list somewhere that ranked him in the top-5 earlier this year. He could be a crazy-good steal.

How in the hell did this kid fall to the 4th round?? Then again, Frk fell to pick 49 and he looks like a nice pick. I'm definitely liking what Kenny did in the draft this year. Those 2 and even McKee who looks like and angry federal inmate ready to punish all who cross the blue line. Can't wait to watch this kid develop more and hopefully see him at the WJC.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:13 PM

love this pick

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:15 PM

Here's a couple lists that have him in the first round, and here is Craig Button's final ranking that has him at #60.

#20 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:48 AM

Here's a couple lists that have him in the first round, and here is Craig Button's final ranking that has him at #60.

So once again....how the hell did this kid go in the 4th round?? Considering the Wings didn't have a 1st round pick, Kenny impressed big time at the draft with the picks and you gotta give kudos to the scouts for giving him a nice list of steals for draft day.

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