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#41 The Axe

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Well that's why we got Huskin's Time


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#42 Dabura

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

"Exceptional potential" does not always translate into "the right stuff to play in the League".

 

No one's saying it does.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

10th out of 30 teams in the NHL when it comes to prospects.

 

http://www.hockeysfu.../team-rankings/

 

How is our farm system not any good?

 

 

Too many small, skilled players.  Not enough high prospects with different body types and styles of play.  We already have too many weak players who can't win puck battles along the boards.


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#44 The Axe

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

 
 
Too many small, skilled players.  Not enough high prospects with different body types and styles of play.  We already have too many weak players who can't win puck battles along the boards.



I agree. Andersson is the only guy I like in our system.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

I'm looking forward to Sproul and Jarnkrok.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

 

I'd like to see Tatar but realistically he wouldn't have a different impact than Nyquist. The only player who fits a need right now is Sheahan, and I don't know if he's ready. We already have grinders. What we need are bonafide scorers.

 

With the rate that Wings are dropping off this year, it's only a matter of time before the 3rd line is Nyquist-Sheahan-Tatar. And I for one would be more than ok with that.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

I'm looking forward to Sproul and Jarnkrok.


In 2019?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

In 2019?

 

Time travel hasn't been invented. But in a few months, it will have been.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

 
Time travel hasn't been invented. But in a few months, it will have been.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Too many small, skilled players.  Not enough high prospects with different body types and styles of play.  We already have too many weak players who can't win puck battles along the boards.

So where would you rank us in terms of prospects?  20?


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

So where would you rank us in terms of prospects?  20?

 

I didn't say I was an expert on every team's prospect rankings, although I imagine these lists are opinion based, just like most lists.

 

I just know that most of our prospects that others have listed are small, skilled players.  There's not enough diversity in the system.  You can't plug these guys on the 3rd or 4th line and expect to win a playoff series.  And none of them, except maybe Nyquist, are guys who can already play on the top two lines.

 

The last prospect that really impressed me when called up was Helm.  That was like 5 years ago.  


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

The good thing about having Bert, Cleary and Sammy is that one of our young guys really have to outplay one of them to get their spot. Those guys will get scratched if there are more effective players on the roster. It creates competition in the bottom 6.

Like with Lashoff, seems like Babcock liked the way he has played so when players come back from injury they will have to battle for their spot.

Also, look at Emmerton. He looks like he is competing for his job. His skill set may be lacking somewhat but he is really battling to the best of his ability probably from fear of getting benched

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Well if we are out of it by mid february I am sure we are going to see way more from the young guns, thats the only positive about a rebuild: seeing young players develop into future NHLers and maybe even (super)stars.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

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Kronwall - Lashoff

Smith - Huskins

Kindl - ?????

 

Is Quincey hurt now too? Or is that just a nickname for him? (Given the way he's played, it's kind of appropriate :))



#55 Nightfall

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

I didn't say I was an expert on every team's prospect rankings, although I imagine these lists are opinion based, just like most lists.

 

I just know that most of our prospects that others have listed are small, skilled players.  There's not enough diversity in the system.  You can't plug these guys on the 3rd or 4th line and expect to win a playoff series.  And none of them, except maybe Nyquist, are guys who can already play on the top two lines.

 

The last prospect that really impressed me when called up was Helm.  That was like 5 years ago.  

 

I don't know about all our prospects either.  I know there is some size with some of them though.  I just don't know how many there are.  I feel it is a little difficult to make a judgement on our prospects without knowing them all.   Its not like I am watching all of them in Grand Rapids alone.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

Is Quincey hurt now too? Or is that just a nickname for him? (Given the way he's played, it's kind of appropriate :))

Quincey is not injured 

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kronner-lashoff

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