Posted by paulb1320
on 12 February 2013 - 02:50 PM
ummm you just repeated and proved my point. Our best prospects ARE PLAYING JUNIOR HOCKEY RIGHT NOW! That is what I said. Our best are not tatar, nyquist, or the rest of the gang in GR. Those are very limited NHL guys. Some checkers and a few 35-40 point guys. That is all we have ready for the next 24 months. The problem with guys playing Junior hockey is, can they handle the next level. on that we don't know.
Jarnkrok, Backman, Pulk, and Marchenko aren't in the juniors they are all playing pro hockey against grown men and excelling. Also Sproul, Ouellet, Frk, Tvrdon, and possible Jensen and Dekeyser, while in the minors/college right now are all coming to GR next season along with the euro guys I listed (with the exception of Backman).
If we still have the inside track on Dekeyser (IMO we do) he'll be given a spot in Detroit from the get go or else he'll probably sign somewhere else. Hakan has said before that Jarnkrok won't need to play in the AHL and would be a difference maker in the NHL from the get go, same goes for Backman when he decides to make the jump, most likely in 14-15. Add to that the fact that Ouellet will likely be on the fast track to the big leagues and it looks like we have quite a few difference makers ready within the next 24 months.
That's not even including me discounting your absolutely ridiculous claims that Tatar and Nyquist are "35-40 point guys"
You say all of our best prospects are in the juniors and not ready to play in 2 years? False.
Jarnkrok/Pulu/Backman/Marchenko are playing pro hockey against men not junior hockey. Jarnkrok and Backman could probably make the jump straight to the NHL in the next 2 years (13-14 for Calle and 14-15 for Backman) * Based on Andersson's comments (someone who knows something about scouting; unlike yourself)
Ouellet will be on the fast track to the NHL and probably only need one year in GR so he'll be ready/close to ready by 14-15.
Dekeyser signing with us is still a good possibility, He'll be in the NHL right way if we have any hope at signing him.
You're assessment of Tatar and Nyquist as 35-40 point guys is ludicrous, the majority of scouts and prospect rankers (people who know what they're talking about. Not you) rank them as top 6 talent, ffs hockey's future ranks Nyquist 38th in the whole league (even higher if you exclude graduated prospects), and hockey prospectus has Jarnkrok, Nyquist, and Tatar all top 50 prospects in the league.
That's 5-6 difference makers within 2 years. 2-3 potential Top 6 forwards, and 2-3 potential Top 4 D.