another Gilbert Brule question

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by CapitalPunishment, Jul 22, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CapitalPunishment

    CapitalPunishment Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    4,479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Maryland
    okay, say there is a season next year, and the draft and everything goes on as planned, and say Gilbert Brule is drafted (seems as though he will be #2), would he be NHL ready? Like Crosby, Ovechkin and some others.
     
  2. Hagar

    Hagar Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Vernon B.C.
    Home Page:
    No! Don't get me wrong, he has magnificent talent, but is still around 5'10". If he gets taller and stonger he will need at least 2 more years to mature physically. If he doesn't grow, it will take longer.

    Hagar
     
  3. moosefan

    moosefan Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    University Student
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I think he will be ready, he plays an NHL style game now, and he is very strong on the ice, so there will be no questions about that issue with him. People put too much stock into size and that is why the game is the way it is now. Drafting 6'05 guys who can't move or skate well but they sure have that intimidation factor though.....woooow that will want me want to go watch the game. But Brule has every attribute to play in the NHL next year and the only thing people can point out on why he won't is because he is 5'10. But IMO that is not going to stop him from making it.
     
  4. dubfan

    dubfan Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    he will most dfinatley be ready. his skill is far beyond ready. he is a person that wants to be challenged and he will rip up the dub this year and play in the show the year after next. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!! :yo:
     
  5. Hagar

    Hagar Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Vernon B.C.
    Home Page:
     
  6. Dr.Sens(e)

    Dr.Sens(e) Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,014
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Home Page:
    It all depends on how much he physically develops in the next 16 months or so - it's quite possible he'll be 6'0, 205 points by that time, while being much faster, and much stronger. If that's the case, it's certainly possible.

    Of course, it's also possible he doesn't mature as quickly, and doesn't crack the NHL until 2007.
     
  7. Epsilon

    Epsilon #TeamHolland

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    67,808
    Likes Received:
    15,038
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    South Cackalacky
    If he grows too quickly he made need a year or so to fill out.
     
  8. monster_bertuzzi

    monster_bertuzzi registered user

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    32,734
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Home Page:
    He's 5'11'' 180 pounds - already NHL size...
     
  9. moosefan

    moosefan Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    University Student
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
     
  10. Epsilon

    Epsilon #TeamHolland

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    67,808
    Likes Received:
    15,038
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    South Cackalacky
    I have no doubt that Brule could play in the NHL with his current frame - hell, he could probably play right now. He's got a ton of physicality and a really solid build, kind of like Tuomo Ruutu (although Ruutu is a harder hitter). The only problem he might have is if he hits a growth spurt and ends up like Evgeni Malkin at 6'4 185 or something. Then he may need a bit of time to bulk up and adjust to his new frame. But if he ends up at about 6' give or take an inch then he's going to be a force right from the onset.
     
  11. CapitalPunishment

    CapitalPunishment Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    4,479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Maryland
    cool thanks for the input.

    one of the reasons why i asked is because i am pretty "optimistic" that the caps will fall into the bottom five category again like last year. assuming they dont win the lottery two years in a row, i wanted to get any idea of how NHL ready some prospects for next year. other than these two players (brule/crosby), whom else are nearly surefire top 5 picks (specifically defensemen?)

    thanks in advance
     
  12. Stiffler's Mom

    Stiffler's Mom Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Brule is still growing and should top out at about 6' and 200 lbs when he is fully grown. Regardless, that kid can play, and will play in the NHL.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"