Patrick O'sullivan

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  1. Habs33

    Habs33 Registered User

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    I hope I spelled his name right...

    This guy seems to excel at every level he played at.
    Why did he go so low in the draft (if you consider 2nd rnd low) for a potential 1st line player?

    Apparently it was some family history?

    I don't know much about him and wish to learn what his REAL NHL potential is. Is he a potential 50 gl scorer or a 90pts playmaker or both? injury prone?
     
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  2. His father was (maybe still is) a nut case.
     
  3. trahans99

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    I'd say his potential is to become a 50 goal scorer 90pts ... I think its more realistic of him reaching 40 goals and 80 points.
     
  4. Habs33

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    can I ask why...it must be really bad if alot of teams passed on him. did MN really gamble or is he a safe pick?
     

  5. I'll try to dig up the story. Minnesota didn't gamble; he'll produce in the NHL.

    http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/whoselifeisit/story.html
     
  6. Habs33

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    cool thx.
    you're right he is a nut case.
    in any case not sure how 'safe' he is...what will happen the minute he faces true adversity in the nhl when he is in the spotlight.

    might need time and therapy for something like that.

    then again he seems to always excel at all levels, like he did this year in the ahl.
     
  7. Chrisd

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    the problem being his dad, is far behind him, he's a man now and not a kid.

    Wild stole him.
     
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    twas a gift from the gods...
     
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    When Sully fell, I was almost certain the nucks would take him. I'm happy with Kesler, but Sully would be even nicer.
     
  10. BuppY

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    Leafs were ready to Nab him until He was taken by the Wild. :(
     
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    I think its more like 50G scorer and 100P scorer. he is both a playmaker and a sniper.
     
  12. MePutPuckInNet

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    pretty good article here IHWC.net

    check out some of these quotes:

    Patrick O'Sullivan embodies what Team USA hockey players should be all about. When he was called to represent his country, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina native jumped on a plane and arrived in Latvia four hours before game time. He suited up and scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over the host team at Riga Arena.

    ...With his seasoning in Houston and experience at the IIHF World Championship, O'Sullivan is certainly developing into a top-line center that brings both poise and production on the power play. He can play all three forward positions and he's produced at every level.

    ---- at least a few people out there don't think he sucks
     
  13. Chrisd

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    I'm not sure your sentence makes sense...i think it's the other way around, only a few people think he isn't really good.
     
  14. Pete Rock

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    This type of thread comes up quite often, and I made a post a while ago that should help you out.

    http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=4833209&postcount=40

     
  15. Habs33

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    Will he better tha boyes or gionta in the future?
     
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    i was hoping the Caps might take a chance and draft him #18 in '03.. instead they took Eric Fehr, who is a good prospect, but I'd rather have O'Sullivan.
     
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    yes. yes he will.
     
  18. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Patrick O' Sullivan is one of the most talented prospects out there. He can flat out put the puck in the net and will be a mainstay on U.S. national teams for the next decade.
     
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    He'll be better than Boyes and Gionta for sure IMO
     

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