Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Love Machine, Jun 10, 2004.
What organization is he in now? What are his chances of making the NHL someday?
Hes with the Rangers now. He was bounced around through waivers alot this year after the Hurricanes decided hes no longer in their plans.
I think he could crack an NHL line-up on a weak team, but hes losing his chances
Isn't he in the NYR system?
he is with the rangers and played in hartford this year...he was a healthy scratch during the AHL playoffs
I heard he was scratched because he was injured. Seems unlikely that he has much future in NHL anyway.
he wasn't injured because he was in the lineup before the rangers sent everyone down and played when the pack had a few minor injuries throughout the playoffs
I don't understand why his game doesn't translate over to the NHL. He's been a solid scorer everywhere else.
Time is running out, yet if he works hard over the summer he could make the Rags opening day roster as long as they don't fill up on free agents.
Time is definitely running out on him, which is a shame because he is very skilled. But that may be the problem. He is not a defensive specialist or blessed with outstanding size (6'0" 195lbs), so he will not work as a 3rd 4th liner. HE has always been a scorer, and needs to play on the top 2 lines to be effective. I think he will get there someday because he does have the skills and his work ethic has come leaps and bounds since his "liquid" days in the OHL and early pro career. Hopefully he carves out a better niche for himself than "Eric Staal's cousin" as he is now known.
He had a couple of shots at making the Blues team(which some consider to be pretty "weak"), couldn't cut it and was put on waivers.
What Heerema needs is coaching. If he can carve out a sound defensive game and head in that direction, he will be a vaulable forward who can play in your 3rd line. I'd say Kevyn Adams or Martin Gelinas comparisons would be pretty decent. He has a great set of hands and a wonderful shot, but his main resource is his speed. If he can find a way to utilize his speed in the defensive game as well as the offensive game, you're going to see a very productive third line player with second line upside.