2005 Top Prospects: Player comparisons

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  1. jeffbrown

    jeffbrown Registered User

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    Wanting to get a read on the players in say the top 15. Who are they most comparable to (at least what they are projected to be) in the NHL? These are my deductions from scouting reports. Of course, the comparisons are varying degrees and probably more of the "poor man's" type.

    Crosby: Sakic/Yzerman
    Pouliot: I've heard Lecavalier
    Jack Johnson: Chelios
    Brule: Peca
    Ryan: Nash
    Kopitar: Vanek
    Price: ??
    Skille: Guerin
    Staal: Brewer
    Bourret: Verbeek
    Parent: Warrener
    Bourdon: Phaneuf
    Hanzal: Handzus
    Latendresse: Allison
    Bergfors: Zetterberg
     
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    Sidney Crosby- Uncomparable
    Benoit Pouliot- Vincent Lecavalier
    Jack Johnson- Chris Chelios
    Gilbert Brule- Doug Gilmour
    Bobby Ryan- Keith Tkachuk
    Anze Kopitar- Thomas Vanek
    Carey Price- Tomas Vokoun
    Jack Skille- Bill Guerin
    Marc Staal- Adam Foote
    Alex Bourret- Pat Verbeek
    Ryan Parent- Paul Mara
    Luc Bourdon- Sheldon Souray
    Martin Hanzal- Libor Polasek ;) Bobby Holik
    Guillame Latendresse- Jason Allison
    Ondrej Pavelec- Roman Cechmanek
    Niklas Bergfors- Daniel Sedin
    Ryan O'Marra- Jason Arnott
    Devin Setoguchi- Paul Kariya
    Marek Zagrapan- Petr Sykora
    Tuuka Rask- Vesa Toskala

    Note: I'm not sure about some of these guys.
     
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    Crosby has the skating ability of Pavel Bure
    The shot of Joe Sakic
    The body control of Peter Forsberg
    The vision of Wayne Gretzky
     
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    Greatest player ever?
     
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    He has the potential to be as good as someone who has zero NHL games under his belt? :dunno:
     
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    LOL :handclap:
     
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    I've heard Johnson has potential of Pronger not Chelios...theres a big difference.
     
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    I would say Alex Bourret is extremely similar to a mid-90's version of Theo Fleury.
     
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    Having seen Johnson play a fair bit...he reminds me a fair bit of Chelios. In terms of a recent prospect...he kind of reminds me of Hamhuis. Has the same hitting ability, same offensive smarts...same well-roudned game.
     
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    Crosby: Hawerchuk
    Pouliot: Lecavalier
    Jack Johnson: smaller Pronger
    Brule: Roenick
    Ryan: G. Murray
    Kopitar: Viktor Kozlov (not saying he will be a bust, but the type of player)
    Price: Burke
    Skille: Guerin
    Staal: Redden
    Bertram: Drury
    Bourdon: Jovanovski
    O'Marra: Linden
     
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    Great comparison.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    A guy that beats up mascots...??? Oh wait that's early 2000s...

    Sounds good to me!
     
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    Marc Staal- Wade Redden (dependable two-way guy, makes the smart plays)
    Luc Bourdon- Eric Brewer (big guy skates very well laterally, pretty good on d with questionable offensive upside)
    Ryan Parent- Keith Carney (strong leadership qualities, solid defensive defense man, hard to beat one-on-one)
    Ryan O'Marra- Jarret Stoll (strong leadership qualities, very intelligent player, good both ways, and you just cross your fingers hoping his offensive game translates in the NHL)

    Sidney Crosby- Forsberg (very strong on his skates, impeccable vision, great at maintaning offensive zone pressure. He doesn't curl with the puck as well as Forsberg but has a more dynamic shot selection and should be more goal heavy then Forsberg.
    Jack Johnson- young Chelios (full package defense man with a nice helping of nastiness and grit to his game)
    Jack Skille- Bill Guerin (big guy with a big shot, not afraid to get his nose a little dirty)
    Carey Price- Marc Denis
     
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