It's Mantha's 3rd season. Athansiou has played one more year and is only 1 month older than Mantha....
Mantha also scored 50 last season ... I think his upside is way higher than athanasiou and I'd consider him above any other of our prospects if need be for a key trade
Disagree with mantha being the only high upside prospect though .... Someone mentioned jarnkrok only recently started playing good? Well isn't that what we want? Means he's finally getting it .... If he continues on this pace and gets a pt+ a game till the end of the season then there's a lot to be excited about
Pulkkinen's the same , wasn't sure on him but he's been scoring like crazy .... I do believe in a good situation with good linemates and his shot he can be at the least good for 20 goals
Petr mrazek has elite potential in my opinion .... Displayed dominating performances at the world juniors helped win the Calder cup In His first ahl season .... The kid just oozes confidence and nothing seems to phase him which is what a goalie needs to succeed
Only time will tell what happens to our prospects but I'd say we got way more player with high upside to be excited about
Beat reporter on Vancouver s Team 1040 phone interview this morning said the reason Edler did not go to Detroit last summer is because Gillis wanted Tatar, Sheahan, and Smith.
This is a good example of why Kenny says it's difficult to get hockey trades done. Sounds worse than dealing with jokers on Craigslist.
Also said Holmgren will really go after Kesler because Philly can't afford Pittsburgh getting him, they'll run through the East.
Pittsburgh wants to use Kesler as a 3c a la Jordan Stahl, I can't see the Diva in him content with 3c.
Wouldn't of done that deal either if I was holland
The Detroit Red Wings aren't planning on making any moves for high-priced rental players, but the team is still looking to acquire a top-four defenseman.
The Wings have inquired about Vancouver's Alexander Edler and Buffalo's Christian Ehrhoff, but appear to be focusing on Ehrhoff, at the moment.
TFP reported last Thursday that the Wings had been inquiring about Ehrhoff's availability, and on Monday, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reiterated Detroit's interest.
LeBrun, however, indicated that the Wings would not overpay to get Ehrhoff.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland has plenty of young assets he is willing to part with, but some players he prefers not to deal, such as Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar.
Holland has also spoken to the Vancouver Canucks about forward Ryan Kesler, who is expected to be dealt by Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline.
If holland did that I would rage quit hockey. You don't trade away our highest first rounder in forever for 2nd round picks when our prospect system doesn't need quantity but quality. We have loads of guys - we are looking for the best available at this point - hopefully a big C with top 6 potential.
Well all depends what happens on trade deadline ... If we don't make the playoffs lets say and get 12th overall and some team wants it for something like 24 and 33 I'd consider it
I trust Kenny and our scouts .... I just wish we could get rid of all these extra wastes of players for any picks .... For once Kenny is forced to get rid of guys and we can't even get picks , wouldn't care if we'd got 3 7th rounders for tootoo eaves Etc...
I'd just give them all to Andersson tell him to have fun