chris osgood???? huh what does ozzie have to do with this? lol ... and mrazek helped lead the griffins to the finals , i dont think they get in without him ... even weekes praised him on cbc ... didnt even think cbc mentioned anything to do with the ahl lol
I think Ozzie must have said he thought Patterson had more potential than Mrazek.
Personally I think its WAY to early to proclaim either as the better prospect. Mrazek is more proven at this point but he's also further along in his development. Before his WJHC performance nobody knew who he was and he certainly wasn't seen as a potential NHL star.
Going into his World Juniors Patterson actually has a higher profile than Mrazek did, considering he was the best goalie at Canada's camp last year and considering the competition he has to face just to make team Canada.
Either way I think both have great potential and our goaltending is in pretty good shape for the future.
I'm just going to stop. You just showed me as well as everyone else you're a troll. You think 6 games with 5 goals is more consistent than 30 games with 1 goal over the course of a season.
I understand you have a thing for franzen. So much do you let it get in the way of numbers. I wasn't even using specific players just a random example with random numbers.
Once again you disregard facts and resort to name calling and attacks.
I'm discussing the topic of the thread, and I'm happy to back up my opinions with factual evidence. I'm not attempting to start an argument, but I'm not going to shy away from one either, especially when I believe someone is making ridiculously incorrect statements.
You took issue with me saying Franzen is consistent and you suggested buying him out to sign 2 of Bickell, Horton and Clarkson. I've backed up my argument showing you that not only is he the most consistent of the 3 by my definition of consistent, he's also more consistent by your definition.
The irony in your last sentence is mind blowing, you think I'M the one letting my feelings toward a player get in the way of numbers when you have completely disregarded every number posted in this thead out of your clear disdain for Franzen. I've already stated the many flaws I find in Franzen's game, his consistency isn't one of them.
Abby is more valuable to the team than his point totals indicate, but he's better suited as a 3rd or 4th liner, who can fill in on the top lines when someone goes down than he is a regular top 6 guy.
Datsyuk defintely needs someone like him on his line, who isn't afraid to bang in the corners fighting for pucks, or who will go to the front of the net to screen a goalie and occasionally tip pucks. I just think we should be able to find someone who can do those things while still chipping in a bit more offensively.