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Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by MontrealCruiser_83*, Sep 22, 2005.

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  1. Who on your team would you consider a bluechip prospect?

    Guys who have a handful of NHL games are eligible.
     
  2. Mizral

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    For the Canucks? Not many at all, if any.

    I would say at this point, the only bluechipper we have is Ryan Kesler, who looks like he is ready to be the #3 centreman this year.

    In a year from now, or even half a year, it may be reasonable to add Cory Schneider and Luc Bourdon to the mix. But right now? Just Ryan Kesler.
     
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    Can someone define the meaning of bluechip for me?
     
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    yea same here :innocent:
     
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    Bluechip? Means prospects very very likely to make the NHL.
     
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    ''all-star potential'' ?
     
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    Benoit Pouliot, Patrick O'Sullivan and maybe Mikko koivue for the wild.
     
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    Crosby and Malkin are two that are for sure, and Fleury and Whitney may also be up there.
     
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    Bluechip means almost certain to make the NHL, whether it be a plugger or superstar.

    For the Canucks, Kesler is about as close to bluechip as it gets. Bourdon is on his way to establishing himself as a bluechipper, while Auld is debatable (given his success at the NHL level).
     
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    Anaheim has 4: Getzlaf, Perry, Ryan and Smid.

    Mikkelson is just a step below bluechip right now...
     
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    Brendan Mikkelson is far from being a bluechip prospect at the moment IMO. He has yet to establish himself as a dominant force in the WHL, so I'd hardly consider him as close to the NHL level. He has many things to work on before making it to the pros. One thing is for sure though, his skating and speed are already way above average at a young age. Many aspects for Brendan to improve on though, wether it is his decision-making or getting concrete results with the good offensive skills he possesses.
     
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    I disagree. Bluechip mean surefire, legit, top-end prospect. Bluechips are guys like Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, Johnson, MAF, Lehtonen, etc.

    Auld and Bourdon are not Bluechips.
     
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    Although I don't agree, most Shark fans will tell you Christian Ehrhoff. Some will also mention Doug Murray.

    Milan Michalek is San Jose's only bluechip prospect. Setoguchi could be another one, but I'll need to take another look at him.

    Marcel Goc, Matt Carle and Steve Bernier fall into their tier below. With a very strong year in the AHL, Bernier could regain his blue-chipper status. Marcel Goc lacks the offensive punch and flair to be an all-star, but he's still a very good prospect. Carle just needs to establish himself more.

    With some more development, Greiss, Ehelechner, Churchill, Vernace, Hennessey, and/or Kaspar could see their respective stocks shoot up. I wouldn't be surprised if after 1-3 years one or more joins Carle and/or Bernier as a SJ blue-chip prospect.

    On other teams, Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, Zherdev, Johnson, Phaneuf, Carter, Vanek, Parise, Semin, Pouliot, Lehtonen, Fleury are ones that jump to mind.
     
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    Bluechips for the leafs...Steen and possibly Rask

    Colaiacovo has potential, but I dont know about him :(
     
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    Higgins and Chipchura are bluechip. Perez and Dannis too
     
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    Josh Harding, Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, Patrick O'Sullivan, Benoit Pouliot...

    Brent Burns is on the bubble, could be an outstanding defenseman or he could be a solid top 4...
     
  17. Might wanna change that before other people see it.

    Higgins and Perez.
     
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    I'll give you Perez and maybe Price. Not Higgins, and definitely not Chipchura or Danis, at least right now. How about Kostsitsyn(sp)?
     
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    Darth Milbury and I had this bluechipper debate about Jeremy Colliton,with me saying he was bluechipper and Darth saying he wasn't.

    imo Colliton,Robert Nilsson and O'Marra are bluechippers.Maybe Nokelainen.Kids who are expected to develop into core players.
     
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    Chipchura seems like the best bluechip prospect on our team! Kost is far from being bluechip. He is boom or Bust
     
  21. No way for Kost. And Higgs is definately a bluechipper.
     
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    I don't think Harding, Burns, or Koivu will consistenty be all-stars. But O'Sullivan and Pouliot will both be very very good.
     
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    Why it's my opinion......it's not like I'm nominating Latendrese or Kost or MilroY!
     
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    Do you an x-bob define blue-chipper as sure to make the NHL or potential all-star?
     
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    sure to make the NHL
     
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