Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by SoupNazi, Jun 22, 2017.
Vilardi has almost matched Rasmussens points but in 15 less games
Yeah, but Vilardi's interviews
This thread needs to be bumped. RAS is DOMINATING the playoffs right now. 19 points in 6 games.
In all fairness, Tri-City as a whole is dominating. Morgan Geekie is right up there with Rasmussen. This doesn't necessarily mean Rasmussen has found his inner Gretzky.
Look at even strength production, Vilardi blows him out of the water. Another great first round draft pick from Detroit.
yeah i didnt like the pick but all we can do is root for Rasmussen and hope for the best. His playoff run is a pleasant surprise after a lackluster regular season. Should be fun watching him on the wings next year.
Seriously? Wow! That's nice to see!
oh wow 6 whole games? such a massive sample size there
he literally had a sample size 8 times as big as that immediately before it where he didn't even lead his own team in scoring(partially due to games played but he only even lead in points per game by an incredibly small margin)
If this production is legitimate, it obviously doesn't mean he is all of a sudden a lottery pick, but its nice to see a prospect dominating in the playoffs.
Yeah he's doing great these playoffs. I still would have liked to see more improvement in the regular season, but dominating the playoffs is a good sign. I hope he can keep it up.
Players can break out at different times. Tyler Bertuzzi didn’t really emerge until the playoffs and has never shown much of a regular season flair. Guys like Claude Lemieux made a career out of excelling in playoffs with only modest regular season results.
Not sold on him. All his goals are scored as tip ins, simply because he’s a big guy and can easily dominate the front of the net in these leagues. Won’t be the case in pros. We shouldn’t have wasted a pick on a guy who at best will turn out to be a poor man’s Holmstrom.
78 points in 53 games.
Tip-ins are way more about hand-eye than size. Regardless, unless he shrinks he’ll still have a size advantage on 99.9% of NHLers.
You must have also missed that he has 10 assists, many of them nice ones and that he has a few snipes and many shots on goal.
But I guess all that counts in juniors is who makes the most hotdog moves that won’t translate to the NHL.
Which is good, but not great, for that specific league in that specific year.
The nitpicking is outrageous.
Dude is putting up 3PPG in the playoffs and you guys still can't swallow it.
while leading his entire team in +/-
Lets see what he does at camp. everyone *****ing about him being a net front guy you do realize that opens up Mantha to use his shot and get away from the net.
Again, this is a guy who opted for surgery mid season because he was sick of playing in pain. It's extremely encouraging that this is what a healthy Rasmussen looks like.
Ah, the +/- statistic, solution to so many arguments about player quality
A poor man's Holmstrom? At best?
He can retrieve the puck, and take it to the net himself. He's a little bit more mobile than Homer.
I was told his preseason doesn't count because he was playing against NHL players who didn't care.
Guys. Rasmussen was picked #9... not # 1-3.
What do you expect?
He is playing great right now... all you party poopers can suck it (for now). When Vilardi becomes a top 10 scorer in the league 3 years from now, then you can all cry about missing him.
In either case both of these players are "busts" until they make the NHL, and put up 50+ pts.
Big, strong, can skate, good work ethic, defensively responsible, good hands, can score in-tight, drives the net and is hard to move once there. These are all skills that translate perfectly into the NHL.
Rasmussen is an immeasurably better skater and by extension backchecker than Holmstrom ever was. He also likely stays a center, maybe a year on the Wing to help acclimate him. Most underrated prospect we’ve had in quite some time tbh
Its because he had a lackluster 50 game regular season, then suddenly he has a great 6 game playoff run and suddenly everyones all like SEE I TOLD YOU SO RASMUSSEN WAS SUCH AN AWESOME PICK I LOVE HOLLAND I TOLD U SO!!!!!. No **** people arent sold on him.
We all want him to do well. Him playing well for a 6 game stretch doesn't mean much. If he continues to produce like this for an entire run then yeah, that's when you start to reshape your opinion on him.