Ahhhhh. Gotcha. I already did that tho.
Larkin, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Richards, Mantha, Tatar, Nyquist, Pulkkinen, Jurco, Athanasiou, Svechnikov, and Franzen are top 6 guys.
Helm, Glendening, Abdelkader, Sheahan, Andersson, Callahan, Miller, and Bertuzzi are bottom 6 guys.
Ok, thank you. This is the point I wanted to have a discussion about.
I agree with you on Larkin, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Richards, Tatar, and Nyquist. Franzen as well, but I didn't count him because of his injury
That leaves Mantha, Pulkkinen, Jurco, Athanasiou, and Svechnikov. Two of these players have never even played an NHL game, and one has played 6 career games. They all definitely have top 6 potential, but calling them top 6 forwards in 2015 IMO is very premature.
I dont think Pulkkinen is a top 6 forward. He has one hell of a shot, and he does score goals, but he is a very one dimensional player. Dont get me wrong, I like him and think he has a role on this team, but IMO he is a top 9 and a good hand to have on the PP. I hope he proves me wrong though.
Jurco at this point is not a top 6 either IMO. Definitely has potential, but is not there yet. I'm hoping this last stint in the AHL motivates him and that his back issues are a thing of the past.
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