It's got to be either Tatar or Nyquist. Both have set bench marks in their early careers that no Wing prospect has reached in recent memory (Tatar--entry to the AHL in draft year and Nyquist--Hobey Baker favourite). So if you're going to bet on future stars you might as well pick the kids that are doing something none of the other kids in the org have yet.
Most unlikely does not mean most likely...
I'm guessing the most unlikely to make it big is Adam Almqvist. He's a tiny tiny tiny D-Man that tore up the junior Swedish league and has done an alright job in the Swedish league this year. He seems most likely to be a Rafalski, but he is a longgggg way away from being polished.
If he wins the HB, i see no need for him to play college next year. Unless his team has a significant chance of winning the 'Ship next year, i don't see a reason for him to stay, once you win everything you can at a certain level, it's time for a new and improved challenge.
What the hell how can they put classes at night time? isn't it better to be active around 7-12 in the morning instead?
Here at Central Michigan, Sunday nights are Oldies nights, so you don't want Monday morning classes. Monday is dollar pint night, so no Tuesday morning classes for me! Tuesday night is a wash. Wednesday is free pool night downtown so no Thursday morning classes! Clearly everyone knows Thursday is bar night every where, so no Friday morning classes.
Mindfly, morning classes are not fun when you are hungover, that's why I prefer night classes!
Call me a skeptic, but you don't look as hurt as Franzen did with just a Charley Horse. As long as he doesn't bend his knee for the next 24 hours and gets some nice massages from some Swedish babes he should be able to go for the next game, unless there is more to it than just a Charley Horse which i really suspect there is...
I never, ever said I don't see anything wrong with John Roy's actions. I said I don't see what the big deal is, this sort of thing happens all the time, it always has. Fighting someone who isn't prepared to and willing to fight back, whether you're McCarty or John Roy, is wrong. I don't think it warrants police involvement though.
Errrr....yes you did. From the first of your posts in this thread: "Was the other goalie's last name "Ghandi"? Who on earth just stands there, gear on, hands at your sides when you have 30 seconds notice that another man wants to fight you? I can't see anything that Roy did that was terribly wrong here."
There have been numerous occasions when things that I don't agree with have happened. I was giving my oppinion, and I stand by it. There are sufficient penalties for fighting in hockey. No good comes from lawsuits or citations for simple on-ice fights.
That's good you stand by your opinion, because if you didn't, then no one else would. To call this a "simple on-ice fight" is completely asinine.
If you're parents raised you to ignore an angry guy coming at you with the clear intent of fighting you, your parents are dumb.
Why? My parents did raise me to do that exact thing, and I am now a third degree black-belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu thank you very much. I was raised not to fight under any circumstance, but I was taught to defend myself. I can garauntee my parents are substantially more intellectual than your parents, so by your standards if my parents are dumb, what does that make your parents. To bring family into this is completely uncalled for and I hope you never do it again as it only detracts from any argument you may have with your ad hominem.
Had the other goalie dropped his gloves and simply done his best to tie JR up and not get pummled, he probably wouldn't have been pummeled. When you stand still and let yourself get smoked...well, that's gonna hurt. You oughta at least *try* to protect yourself, right? IF that were the case, Johny Roy did the other kid a big favor - it is a cruel world and if that kid thinks he'll get by without ever being willing to defend himself, he'll either live in a very small and very safe box, or he'll be eaten alive.
Again, this is a huge fallacy! Using an A-Typical sample size to support your conclusion is not a good thing to do. Plus, this is a horrible analogy as well. It amazes me you can liken a hockey fight in Junior A to real life outside of hockey. I can cite hundreds of examples throughout history where a historical icon shied away from confrontations and didn't get eaten alive. Just because this goalie didn't defend himself on the ice, doesn't mean he shies away from moral injustices. Without going into much detail both my parents had a hard life growing up and they never once defended themselves in a physical fight and now guess what, they are more successful than 90%+ of any sampling of people you can find (monetary and quality of life).
I had zero intention of responding to this, but after you brought up my parents I really had no choice to do so. You better think twice before you know who you are getting into things with as this goes for Roy Jr. and yourself. Have a good day.