Bill Sweatt

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  1. BumFortyOne

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    Where is Sweatt projected to go in the draft? I've seen him as high as 12th overall in some rankings while in others he's in mid to low 2nd round. Any idea where he'll be picked?

    I saw a little of his play in the WJC but I'd like to know more about his game in general. I know he's fast and he looked pretty good on the PK in the WJC, but how good is he offensively? What type of player do you think he'll develop into?
     
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    Bump.

    I'd also like some info on this guy. All I know is he is a great skater. What kind of offensive potential does he have?
     
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    I think he is a 1st rounder...Great skater...but I defer to Jon Prescription he knows his thing.
     
  4. turnbuckle*

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    Scouts have been questioning his offensive upside - but all he's been doing all season is prove those scouts wrong. He was productive and impressive at the WJC's, and he's doing the same thing in his rookie NCAA season with 23 points in 26 games, for a .88 PPG average. In comparison, fellow prospect Jim O'Brien, rated in the same area as Sweatt, has 12 points. Mind you O'Brien plays on a powerhouse and doesn't see much ice time, but the fact is that Sweatt is answering many of his critics with his offensive production as a 17-year-old freshman.

    He creates plenty of scoring opportunities with his speed, which is going to be elite even at the NHL level. I wouldn't be shocked if Sweatt ended up being a top ten pick.
     
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    I'm hoping he's still there when the Avs are choosing. I really like the game he plays. Solid all-around.
     
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    He had three assists in CC's tie with DU tonight...all on the PP.
     
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    With that speed he will be at least as good or better player than Jason Chimera. That doesn't say much but Chimera is a very good bottom 6 player.
     
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    Sweatt's actually a late birthday and an 18-year-old. Still, an impressive season by him. The numbers are similar to what Drew Stafford put up, who also had the low offensive upside label, and he's been very impressive since turning pro.
     
  9. turnbuckle*

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    He was a 17-year-old freshman at the start of the season. He came into the league this season at 17, and he has impressive numbers.
     
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    The thing about Sweatt that really makes me love him is that I think his game will be the exact same in any league he plays in with a possibly seemless transition. I just see him as that type of player. So what he's doing now is what I think he will be doing in the NHL.
     
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    Also, this is just a bit of me thinking here, but I think you could possibly see a team in the top 5 or 6 take a chance on him. I think he's a VERY safe pick but he's a safe pick that isn't just going to be a 3rd or 4th liner. I think he's about as sure fire a 2nd line player there is in this draft right now. I'd look at him being a 65 point forward for most of his career in the NHL.
     
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    Well, I was referring to age groups not actual age.

    But if you want to split hairs, he turned 18 in September and CC's season didn't begin until October, so he was actually 18 to start the season.
     
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    am i very far off if i compare him to ryan smyth?? i have only seen him one or two times. keep that in mind.
     

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