Any up and Coming Superstars?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Tom.H, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Tom.H

    Tom.H Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kelowna
    Home Page:
    I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any up and coming superstars with the potential of Gretzky or Crosby?
     
  2. hockeyismylife

    hockeyismylife Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Tavares is probably the closest you'll find. He is a '90 and plays in the OHL.
     
  3. kostitsyn1489

    kostitsyn1489 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louiseville, Quebec
    Tavares? After 08 it's hard to tell 2 years is too much to say that a guy will be as good as crosby or close to him.
     
  4. The_Hockey_Guy18

    The_Hockey_Guy18 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    The maritimes are supposed to be pretty damn good for '92s. Brandon Gormley and Ben Duffy for that year, as well as a few other kids from around the 4 provinces.
     
  5. hockeyismylife

    hockeyismylife Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada

    I'm not saying he will be, but he is the one that has the best chance and has been identified as the next great superstar.
     
  6. FTowwn

    FTowwn Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Tavares = Crosby all over again.
    he is just simply awesome, already lighting up the OHL as a 16 year old and did very well last year as a 15 year old and has been pegged as the next great one.
     
  7. Yann

    Yann Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario
    To be honest i prefer Tavares style of play to Crosby's, he seems to have the potential to be just as good, but more of a goal scorer...

    The only thing about this year about Crosby I find really negative is he isnt shooting enough, he has 36 goals but he has such a sick scoring touch and set of skills, I know hes a playmaer but I think if he would of shot more he could have still had like 70-75 assists with 45-50 goals. I think a guy with that good of a scoring tough should definitely shoot more then he does.
     
  8. VOB

    VOB Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Michigan
    Home Page:
    Sorry, but I wouldn't equate Crosby with Gretzky just yet.

    Are there any Gretzky's on the way down the pike (meaning someone who will shatter all records and define the game for generations)? Sadly nope.

    Are there any Crosby's on the way (super talented high end player who will lead the NHL in scoring for several years), possibly. Tavares is very good but it's much to early to say that he will be the next Crosby.
     
  9. Yann

    Yann Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario

    Gretzky was in an era where the goalies sucked, 20 goals scorers were replaced easily and games had an average of 8 goals scored in them...

    Nobody will shatter his records if the offense in the NHL as a whole doesnt pick up. But to be honest maybe Crosby will be just as good as Gretzky, he just wont total as many points, Crosby is obviously alot more physical.
     
  10. kostitsyn1489

    kostitsyn1489 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louiseville, Quebec
    Breaking record? Skill isnt the problem... the game is.
     
  11. Yann

    Yann Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario

    Exactly, Crosby has the skill set and demeanor to do it, and if he played in an era similar to gretzkys (sucky goalies, 8 goals a game) he atleast get close, maybe break them....

    But in the NHL the way it is now i dont see it happening.
     
  12. leafmon

    leafmon Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No disrespect to Crosby but he will have to pass a ton of guys to get near The Great One.....,not to mention win a bunch of Scoring titles and MVP's..........and people will have to start throwing him outa hockey pools.

    You judge a guy in the time he plays and nobody was above his peers like Gretzky.

    Stop talking nonsense
     
  13. razman22

    razman22 Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wasn't this thread about something other than a Crosby/Gretzky comparrison? Those two are special and don't come along every year or two. Tavares seems like he could be better than a regular superstar but only time will tell. The initial question is so hard to answer because the developement from children to teens to men is substantial. I haven't heard of anybody myself that looks like they'll be another Orr/Gretzky/Crosby but who knows.
     
  14. Redwingsfan

    Redwingsfan Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    20,286
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Awards:
    would you pick tavares over crosby?? my guess. NO.
     
  15. tisting9

    tisting9 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    John McFarland, 1992 on the Toronto Junior Canadiens is supposed to be a very hot prospects. Very complete game and skill set, only weakness is discipline, may get OHL exceptional status this year.
     
  16. Yann

    Yann Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario
    I never would, and thats not what i meant. What I meant is i would be a bigger fan of Tavares and I prefer his style of play, he shoots and scores, Crosby passes and assists..

    Crosby is obviously better (duh) and would go over Tavares.
     
  17. Redwingsfan

    Redwingsfan Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    20,286
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Awards:
    yeah. thats what i thought;)

    personally im a big fan of great playmakers. i also like the danglers a lot.
     
  18. Yann

    Yann Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario
    Well I'm a fan of big goal scorers, and big guys who can use their size to dominate...

    I really like guys like Heatley, Iginla.. they are also very capable of making plays but they shoot alot and think about scoring...
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"