Player Discussion Morgan Klimchuk, 1st Round, 28th Overall

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  1. Bouma Fett*

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    People are impatient in today's NHL. It used to frequently take 5+ years after being drafted for players to sniff the NHL. Some take longer than others. It doesn't matter that its three years after Klimmer was drafted. It's his first pro season. Some guys take 3-4 years in the AHL before being ready.

    But everyone wants it now or bust, if they aren't on the roster during their ELCs they are useless. I hate this mentality
     
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    It's true, imagine if the Wings had given up on Nyqvist, Tatar or Pulkkinen.
     
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    It's funny because all of Nyqvist, Tatar and Pulkkinen have been mentioned in serious trade rumors, e.g. Bouwmeester/Edler.
     
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    Wings do it right.
    Bury them in Europe for a while, then bring them over to the AHL. Play a big role in the A until they're ready and bring'em up.
     
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    Morgan is fixing to finally make his NHL debut today vs. the Bruins. With Klimchuk making his debut it will mean all 30 first round picks from the 2013 draft has played at least a game in the NHL.
     
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    It's been 5 yrs, the good players usually make it by now. He may end up being a bottom player somewhere but there is little value in those.
     
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    Lazar Beams The Iron Price

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    To one-up Anglesmith on the dad facts....

    Morgan Klimchuk is the continuation of the Kent Nilsson trade.

    Nilsson --> Draft pick (Niewendyk) --> Iginla --> Prospects and draft pick (Klimchuk)
     
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    While I agree his potential is probably limited to bottom 6, he's only 22 years old and he's improved every season so far. He's a smart player with a strong defensive game, I think he could be a good 3rd liner in a year or two.

    I think far too many people see a prospect turn 22 or 23 and immediately label them as busts if they aren't an impact player.
     
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    Great post. Also Klimchuk has a phenomenal shot, moves the puck well and because of his IQ, he knows where to go in the offensive and defensive zones. When I watched him in junior, the way he would slide into open ice in the offensive zone, reminded me of Iginla. Overall his style of game is extremely comparable to both Backlund and Frolik, except I would say he is a little feistier.
     
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    This kid's gonna be our next captain.
     
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    He was sent back to the ahl this morning.
     
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    That’s to bad. He’s equal to Lazar IMO.
     

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