Darkhorse Prospect?

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  1. lemieux32*

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    What lesser known prospect do you think will have a big year? In other words who is the darkhorse prospect for this season?
     
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    Mietinen and Jokinin for the stars. Miets should start as atop 9 forward while Jussi Should be up by mid-season
     
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    I think he went to Russia. I agree with starsdude. I think Jokinen is a pretty good pick.
     
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    Sidney Crosby...

    I think Roman Kukumberg of the Leafs has a decent shot at some good things...

    I can't really say for the lesser known prospects of others...
     
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    Niklas Kronwall, altho I don't know if he's really a darkhorse....

    Unless we're talking about Calder trophy nominees, then he is.

    He's probably going to be pretty good,but longshot for Calder nomination.
     
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    Well, he's a little older, but I do agree he'll "come out of nowhere" to surprise a lot of people.

    This will be Hossa and Hainsey's last chance to turn some heads as well, but they have all the talent to prove wrong the naysayers, so we'll see.
     
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    Dustin Byfuglien will rock the AHL :yo:
     
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    Richie Regehr will have a good year in the AHL and might get a call-up depending on injuries.
     
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    Marek Svatos, he is known but isnt considered a amazing prospect, but with his speed and shot i think he will have a great season
     
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    Jarkko Immonen with the Rangers. :dunno:
     
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    I think he meant the next Ryder/Hunter/Raycroft type of player.
     
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    I would say Niklas Kronwall and/or Andrew Ladd
     
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    ^I would consider Kronwall and Ladd much more known prospects than Ryder, Hunter, and Raycroft were.

    In that case...

    Rene Borque could have a good season in Chicago. If the Hawks dont bring in anyone else, which is still in the air, he will get plenty of time on the 2nd line. He already surprised a ton of people going from undrafted to AHL RotY. He also won the hardest shot competition in the AHL all star game, has some good size, hands, and effort. Still no one knows his name. 30-40 points is completely possible.
     
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    A real dark darkhorse could be Ahren Nittel for NJ, the guy was a scoring machine in the AHL last year (when he wasn't injured), and if by some miracle he makes the roster and gets PP time, you just never know...
     
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    yeah sounds like he wants the "off the radar types".....hmmm let me take a stab at it.. how about Balatski (a bit older) or bochenski?
    maybe Filppula for detroit? I think if he played one more year in the SM-liiga his point production would have rivalled Immonen or Jokinen.
     
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    These guys are not darkhorse players, they have been on the map for years.
     
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    Jaroslav Balastik from the Blue Jackets might be a good candidate. He’ll be 26 in November, so I’m not sure if you can still call him a prospect per se, but the guy has been a stud in the Czech league, leading the league in goals in both of the last two years.
    He was named the league’s best forward last year, even with the influx of NHL-calibre players.
    He’s got decent size, is allegedly pretty strong and will compete for a spot on a scoring line.
     
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    outside possibility with Chad LaRose. He went undrafted, but he's workhorse of a player in the minors that could have a shot at the Canes lineup if everything clicks right for him in training camp. He will get his shot in the next couple season reguardless of if it happens this year or next.

    Niclas Nordgren is another possibility. The Canes are going to give this guy every chance to make it this year and if he cracks the top 9 forwards, I have a feeling he'll put up some solid numbers. He seems to be off most peoples radars because he hasn't played a game at even the AHL level to date.
     
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    Is there any horse out there that's darker than Mark Streit? The twenty-seven-year-old Swiss defenceman drafted 262nd overall a couple of years back has a real shot at cracking the Habs' lineup.

    Andrew Ladd? C'mon people. I think anyone drafted iin the top ten overall gets a lifetime exemption from being termed a "dark horse".
     
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