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2018 Prospects Watch

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3 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Larkin - 1C.

Rasmussen - 2W

Veleno - 2C

Athanasiou - 2C? 2W? 3C? 3W?

Center depth is never a bad thing...

Never on a true contender. Sorry to say.

Unless this team is lights out everywhere else. 

I know LGWs have debated Larkin 's ceiling ad nauseum.

Last night I watched Mathews and Tavares play. And then this team. Etc.

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2 minutes ago, The 91 of Ryans said:

Never on a true contender. Sorry to say.

Unless this team is lights out everywhere else. 

I know LGWs have debated Larkin 's ceiling ad nauseum.

Last night I watched Mathews and Tavares play. And then this team. Etc.

What is a true contender? One player doesn't make or break a team. Is he on the level of a Crosby, McDavid or Matthews? Of course not. Is he a 1C? I think so. He's still only 22 years old and will likely be a 70 point player during his prime years. He's becoming more defensively responsible, improving on faceoffs. I think Larkin absolutely has what it takes to be a legit number one center in today's NHL.

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4 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

What is a true contender? One player doesn't make or break a team. Is he on the level of a Crosby, McDavid or Matthews? Of course not. Is he a 1C? I think so. He's still only 22 years old and will likely be a 70 point player during his prime years. He's becoming more defensively responsible, improving on faceoffs. I think Larkin absolutely has what it takes to be a legit number one center in today's NHL.

Fine! Then he needs better wingers

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11 hours ago, Jonas Mahonas said:

No way Mantha plays over Zadina.  And he might not even be top 6 material after another couple drafts.

Try harder Jonas...

No way Mantha isn't a top 6 forward after another couple drafts... I'll bet anything on that. You already owe me for saying that Sambrook would be better than Cholowski... LOL

Having Mantha "over Zadina" doesn't necessarily mean he is the better player (although he could be). Like @Neomaxizoomdweebie mentioned yesterday...

 

15 hours ago, Neomaxizoomdweebie said:

Agreed. You don't just give out ice time based on point totals. Sometimes lesser players work better with certain skill guys. When skill guys time goes up, his linemates' time goes up. You don't slot your forwards 1-12 based on who is your first thru 12th best F. That reminds of the old NHL videos games, when they auto-slotted guys on the rosters based on their overall skill numbers.

 

Marner is the Leafs best winger. He's on the "2nd line". Kessel is the Pens best winger. He's on the "2nd line". It is very common across the league to have a balanced top six. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

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11 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Try harder Jonas...

No way Mantha isn't a top 6 forward after another couple drafts... I'll bet anything on that. You already owe me for saying that Sambrook would be better than Cholowski... LOL

Having Mantha "over Zadina" doesn't necessarily mean he is the better player (although he could be). Like @Neomaxizoomdweebie mentioned yesterday...

 

 

Marner is the Leafs best winger. He's on the "2nd line". Kessel is the Pens best winger. He's on the "2nd line". It is very common across the league to have a balanced top six. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

 I need to pony up on that bet.  What's my debt again?

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30 minutes ago, Jonas Mahonas said:

 I need to pony up on that bet.  What's my debt again?

Wings tickets in 2022. You still have 4 years to save...

Or who knows, maybe Sambrook is a late bloomer...

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TOI average per game (most to last) thru the first 3 games:

Forwards:
1. Larkin
2. Athanasiou
3. Mantha
4. Nyquist
5. Nielsen
6. Abdelkader
7. Vanek
8. Glendening
9. Bertuzzi
10. Helm
11. Rasmussen
12. Ehn

Defense:
1. Dekeyser
2. Cholowski
3. Sulak
4. Jensen
5. Hronek
6. Hicketts
7. Daley

I love that Cholo and Sulak are getting big minutes. AA too. Helm sucks.

5 minutes ago, The 91 of Ryans said:

Shoulda drafted Chychrun.......

He has a booboo and hasn't even played a game yet. Wuss.

Cholo is at a sustainable ppg pace right now

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3 hours ago, krsmith17 said:

Wings tickets in 2022. You still have 4 years to save...

Or who knows, maybe Sambrook is a late bloomer...

Let me know what game you are going to.  I will get them on Stub Hub.  That bet is OVER!

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21 hours ago, The 91 of Ryans said:

Not to get all poopy but...

Doesn't, like, even the goalie coach's uncle score at a 1.4 PPG rate in the Q? 7 in 5 isn't even eye-catching in the W, let alone the Q. 

Someone reset the Matrix when we weren't looking. The Q was the lowest scoring of the CHL leagues last year. Only 6 players hit 1.4 ppg. The whole world is a lie. Up is West. North is 5. Ed McMahon never worked for Publisher's Clearinghouse. Nothing makes sense anymore.

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51 minutes ago, Jonas Mahonas said:

Let me know what game you are going to.  I will get them on Stub Hub.  That bet is OVER!

Sure. I'll let you know in 4 years. Just make sure you let me know what username you're under at that time...

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