Michalek

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  1. CronoX

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    I know he's a borderline prospect since he's played just over 80 games, but what kind of offensive potential do you see Milan Michalek having? I know he's a solid 2-way guy, but do you ever see him getting 30+g or 70+pts?
     
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    Yeah... I think of Milan as a future perennial Selke-Candidate. His #s will never be eye-popping, but 30 g / 40 a seems like a realistic ceeling. He did not produce all that well this season, but he played a very smart two-way game and he showed flashes of brilliance. He lacked a bit in the finishing department, wasting quite some 1-on-1 situations that he gained with his speed, but he also scored some great goals.

    Remember the kid didn´t play more than a handful of games in the 2 years prior to last season (because of injury). He has put that injury behind him and he will take a big step forward this season. Go Milan :)

    Some of his highlight-goals:



    http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/svse/wmedia/michalek_1-19.wvx

    http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/svse/wmedia/michalek_12-16.wvx

    http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/svse/wmedia/sharks_3-18.wvx
     
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    He MIGHT hit 70 during a career year, but I'd say he will be a consistent 50-60 point player once he hits his prime.
     
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    70 pts + selke candidate = a top ten player in the league. Is that what you're really trying to say?
     
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    I didn´t say 70+, I said 70 as his ceiling (but I think you got that :D)! 70 is not THAT high in the new NHL... And if you consider a Jere Lehtinen calibre-forward top-10 in the league, then yes. I don´t consider Lehtinen top-10, so my answer if I consider Michalek a top-ten player in the league is an resounding no...
     
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    I think he could be a top 10 player. The kid is amazing to watch out on the ice (he beats defenders regularly) and a danger to score always with his size and speed. He definitely has the skills and once he develops that oh so important consistency...this guy will be on everyone's lips when they talk about San Jose.
     
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    Isn't Conroy a good description for what you're talking about? (70 pts & Selke candidate). I sure wouldn't consider Conroy a top 10 player in the league.

    I think that Michalek will definetely be in the position to put up points in SJ. His all around game and speed make him a great fit on the 2nd line w/ Marleau & Bernier, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him produce at the 60-70 point level in a couple of years. I think that he definetely has to polish his finishing skills, but if he does that look out.
     
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    Oh snap.

    When Michalek was drafted, he was labeled the most NHL ready, but expected to struggle in the scoring department because of his lack of willingness to shoot. Aside from the 2 years off from that injury, he's developed pretty much as expected. He'll probably end up being a better version of Sturm.
     
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    he reminds me of a poormans hossa. I could see him putting up close to 80 if he gets the right linemates.
     
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    In reality, Conroy hasn't been that great defensively since his point totals went up.

    What I'm talking is more a Sergei Fedorov.
     
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    Wow...bang on...I was just thinkin' that too.
     
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    A bigger Marco Sturm
     
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    i find that a very fitting description (poor mans hossa)...better speed than hossa, lower all around skills and puck control, could turn out better defensively(not that hossa's a slouch)...I see him as more complete than sturm, better puck control and more playmaking ability...lets see how his finishing skills develope...definitely a player, could exceed expectations...
     
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    Not talking about production here but I find that his skating strides, his puck protection and just his overall hockey player style look so much like Dainius Zubrus'.
     
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    I remember saying this through out the season, "This Guy Is Going To Be The Future Of The Sharks" Im serious
     
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    I'm sure that no SJ fan would complain if MM turned into a Federov clone. Just my $.02 though - but Federov in his prime was a 100+ point player in addition to be a Selke candidate. Now a-days, it seems like you have to be in the 50-70 point range just to be considered for the Selke.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Fedorov, imo
     
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    But just remember if you ever get tired of him he would fit in really nice here in the desert on the same team as his brother:)
     
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    He look great in the off season but i think at minimum he could post 50 point with great defensive instinct, at most im not sure but what do you think his potetial is
     
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    I've long been a fan of him before he was drafted by the Sharks. I think he can (will) be a top 10 winger when he hits his prime. He is a hybrid of Marian Hossa and Jere Lehtinen. With his speed and size, he is an absolute beast on both sides of the ice.
     
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    Further reasons to expect good things from Michalek:

     
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    Man I just saw highlight of flames game. I tell you what, if he stays healthy and keep doing what he is doing right now. he could be 40+ goal scorer! plus he got sick moves..... Jessus did anyone see his first goal?? kinda remind me of Mario Lemiuxe sp??
     
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    Mabye a top-10-player in the league isn´t out of question for Michalek... He is even faster this preseason as he was last season and he has shown a finishing touch not known... Looks like he already is putting it together... Wow, just wow...
     
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    I was not able to see the goals tonight. I am a huge fan of Michalek's, so if anyone could post a link to those goals I would greatly appreciate it.

    I am very excited to see what he can do this year.

    Goodluck Milan, and stay away from that chump Torres.
     

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