Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by db23, Sep 21, 2004.
We like Mike!
Just though I'd combine all the comparisons in one easy to read thread.
Here is the real question for habs fans, to show that they are not a bunch of homers (just kidding).
Bouwmeester or Komisarek?
Bouwmeester would win easily of coures.
Because he's Dutch and you can buy pot in stores there...
But Komisarek is Polish, and you can get.....uh.......umm.....I don't know what they have there, but there must be something........
You don't need to be a profetional artist to draw the polish flag :lol
Komisarek vs Babchuk!
Damn, it's hard to choose with this one. The first one was easy but this one, I'm not sure. It's really close. Both have decent size and shot so...Well, I will go with Komisarek because he will be a real leader but he win by a little margin
Well, Komisarek has the harder shot per AHL Skills Competition.
Komo - 97.8 in 2003
Babchuk - 96.4 in 2004 (winning time).
Tyutin vs Komisarek
Same thing as my post on Komi VS. Babchuk...
Komi by a slight margin...
Komisarek was drafted ahead of Hamhuis and Tyutin for good reason. Nearly every team thought he was the best defensive prospect in the 2001 draft. Florida would have taken him fourth overall instead of Weiss, except Komisarek said he was going to stay at Michigan for the full four years at the time of the draft.
Komisarek vs Phaneuf?
So I guess all 48 people or whatever it was drafted before Tyutin were drafted in front of him for a good reason?
Phaneuf by a wide margin, I think he's one of the top prospects out there. Komisarek isn't as physical as Phaneuf.
Komisarek vs Coburn? This one's pretty close in my opinion.
Coburn is underrated. Phaneuf and Suter get all the hype, but I think that Coburn could still turn out to be the best of the three.
Homerism is really blind. Bouwmeester is a potential franchise defenceman.
Oh, I would take Suter and Phanuef over Komisarek.
I give Komisarek the edge over Babchuk and Coburn, but it's very close.
Komisarek and Bouwmeester are almost polar opposites and defencemen so it is hard to compare them. Bou has the best skating and excellant hockey sense, while lacking in the physical department and not a big shooter. Komo isn't a bad skater, but will never have close to the same mobility. He has a great shot and wins the physical battles.
Important to remember that even though Komisarek is a bit older, Bouwmeester has been playing the game 6 or 7 years longer.
No way on Suter. Komisarek had nearly the same amount of points as an NCAA freshman as Suter at the same age, both were All Rookie selections. But Mike is about 3 inches taller and 50 pounds heavier.
Yep, everyone thought that at the time. But everyone also thought that Alexander Svitov and Miko Koivu were better than Tuomu Ruutu. Times change.
Tyutin scored 2 goals and 5 assists in his first 25 NHL games, played a solid physical game, and kept his +/- reasonably in line. And he did it on a simply dreadful NYR squad playing 22 minutes a night for a lost cause.
Komisarek has 5 assists in his first 67 NHL games and is stuck playing third pair minutes. Admittedly for a better squad, but still, 5 assits? Why are we even talking about his shot? Dale Purinton outscores the kid over the last two years. (And this is not an endorsement of Purinton.)
I like Komisarek. He's been a favorite prospect of mine for awhile. And Tjutin, whom I've seen play at both the NHL and AHL level, just doesn't set my heart ablaze the way he does for many Ranger fans. I tend to think he'll top out as a really good 3rd dman who plays 20 minutes a game in all situations. But not a real franchise guy.
But that being said, Fedor's way ahead of Komisarek right now. The only thing Komisarek's got on Tjutin is some size and fighting. Tjutin's got a better international resume, he's a better scorer, better passer, better skater, and he's hardly a midget in his own right. (a legit 6'2" 220lbs.)
I do not know if Komisarek is going to develop into a Scott Stevens, or if Fedor Tjutin is going to level off at a Boris Mironov. But as of today, Tjutin's in the lead and not showing any weaknesses.