Comparisons

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by nextgretz*, May 6, 2006.

  1. nextgretz*

    nextgretz* Guest

    I've heard some of these comparision to NHL players for 2006 draftees...

    Kessel - Modano
    Toews - Gilmour
    Little - Richards
    Johnson - Pronger
    Backstrom - Forsberg
    Okposo - Iginla
    Staal - His brother

    Any truth to any of these...
     
  2. crosby_87

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    Most of those are pretty on the money. I don't remember too much of Douggy Gilmour because I was a little young, but to compare Toews to somebody playing now, I would say Lecavalier.
     
  3. Chrisd

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    if those comparisons are accurate and those players live up to that potential, it will go down as the one of the greatest draft classes ever....

    comparisons are nice....but not usually too accurate.
     
  4. PhoPhan

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    Comparing one player to another doesn't mean they'll be exactly the same, only that their playing styles are similar.
     
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    Kessel - Modano: Kessel will probably never be as good a two-way player as Mike.

    Toews - Gilmour:Possibly, but will Toews ever have the leadership, intangibles, and clutch scoring of Gilmour? Also, Toews is a very smart player, who is cleaner than Gilmour.

    Little - Richards:I don't know if Little could be as game-breaking as Richards. Richards really carried his team during the 2005 playoffs; he has leadership and intangibles to boot. If Little had that kind of potential, he'd probably be regarded a lot higher.

    Johnson - Pronger: I see this one. Johnson will probably mature faster but not be as good offensively. Johnson certainly plays with an edge like Pronger.
    Backstrom - Forsberg

    Okposo - Iginla: woa, I don't know. Tough powerforward who is a great leader and clutch in the playoffs, sans this year? What makes Iginla so lethal is his work ethic, character, and willingness to buy into a team system; areas Okposo is relatively deficient in. Iginla also can take over a game, a trait Okposo seems to lake.

    Staal - His brother: Very high standards. Eric really matured this year and went on a tear. Such kind of growth is very dependent on environment, and even if the younger Staal gets that, I don't know if he is talented or will develop the same kind of game.
     
  6. PhoPhan

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    What did I just say?
     
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    Any person the Caps draft = Alexander Volchkov (Prove me wrong Makfi!)
     
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    I dont see Richards in Little. Little reminds me of Brad Boyes with less play making, and a little more scoring. Also much more grittier..
     
  9. PhoPhan

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    If you're looking for a Brad Richards, I think Derrick Brassard is very similar.
     
  10. X0ssbar

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    With this statement in mind (b/c I don't think it can be said enough to some folks) this is what I've heard on the following two:

    Mueller - Ron Francis
    Brassard - Joe Sakic
     
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    ive seen some of like:

    backstrom = Zetterberg/forsberg
     
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    This is the HFBoards. No common sense allowed.

    :dunce:
     
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    Okposo is nothing like Iginla, accept for skin tone.

    People need to start thinking more before making these comparisons.

    And Jordan and Eric are entirely different as well.
     
  14. X0ssbar

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    Then who do they compare to? :dunno:
     
  15. HoverCarle*

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    ive heard that brassard is like gagne sans responsible defence. but with more offence.

    and jordon staal is a big power center, great defensive with some offensive kick aswell. not sure on a comparison right now.
     
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    Little reminds me of Daniel Briere.
     
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    Myself, i compare Kessel to Karyia, Speedy with a heavy shot
     
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    Okospo --> Morrow
     
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    I agree 100%. Okposo reminds me a little of Mark Parrish with a little more offensive creativity. Garp is right, Brendan Morrow is a pretty good comparison.
     
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    IMo Okposo is more like a Shane Doan/Adam Deadmarsh.
     
  21. turnbuckle*

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    Little Richard? Overrated. Much prefer Chubby Checker

    Is Toews not about a half foot taller than Gilmour - or at least 4 inches? Not a real good comparison IMO. I still think Linden is an apter comparison.

    Staal- his brother. Not sure you got the memo, but he has three brothers that play the hockey puck. You are refering to Eric I should assume? Easy to assume their similar because....they're brothers.

    Kessel is a offense-first winger about thee inches shorter than defensively-sound, Stanley Cup winning Center Modano. Again - one a winger - other a much bigger and proven defensively (didn't hurt playing two years in the WHL) Center.


    Other than that...
     
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    if you are so educated on these prospects, why not make your own comparisons before you shoot down others.
     
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    I'll give it a go with these comparisons:

    Kessel - Samsonov (more of a shooter and faster but a lesser stickhandler and a little less sense)
    Toews - Linden (with Brad Richards sense and vision)
    Little - Briere or Marc Savard (not the biggest or fastest player but lots of sense and scappy)
    Johnson - Pronger (but with Hartford, loads of ability that needs to be developed)
    Backstrom - Gomez (tons of sense all over the ice, IMO the most NHL ready)
    Okposo - Haven't seen enough of him
    Staal - Jeff Carter (but with more sense and better hands, not the shot though at least yet, still could be a Handzus type even if his offense doesn't come around)

    IMO there isn't a clear cut better player out of these names. Some are still very good players while being raw though and that untapped upside might make for a clearer best player coming out of this draft.
     
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    Just in terms of style

    Toews - Yzerman
    Little - Recchi
    Staal - Holik
    Johnson - Brewer
    Backstorm - Biere/Cammerleri
    Okposo - Getzlaf
    Kessel-Comrie
     
  25. KH1

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    I like these two comparisons an awful lot. Amazingly, Backstrom will probably be an even better goal scorer than Gomez with comparable playmaking ability.

    He may be my favorite player in the draft.
     

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