Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by WADEugottaBELAKthat, Oct 11, 2005.
Who will be a better PPG player? Best Career?
Z H E R D E V
Zherdev, he has far more upsides IMO, and has proven way more.
Zherdev hands down!
IS this question a joke, or asked in earnest?
i think its the drink
nothing really wrong with the thread. Future 1st line winger vs Future first line winger. But right now, Zherdev is a better player.
I agree,it's not so far out there.Zherdev is better right now and does have a nice potential ceiling but Perry has some bright promise too.
Zherdev by so far it can only be measured in teaspoons.
Note: I've been calling Perry to fall on his face for years though...I'm not going to change that any time soon.
I would like to start by saying this is just my personal opinion, and I could be wrong (seems to happen often...)
I'm really impressed with Perry, as his adjustment period will be shorter than I anticipated.
But I had Zherdev rated #2 overall (behind Eric Staal) in a ridiculously loaded 2003 draft, and even though Perry has catapulted up my rankings, I still do not think he's in Zherdev's league offensively, and since neither player is going to be confused with the second coming of Guy Carbonneau, offense may be the most important deciding factor in this case.
However, in Perry's defense, they are different players. Perry has excellent vision and a scorer's touch, and I believe he's an even better playmaker than scorer. I also love how he'll get his nose dirty. His skating is average, but that's really the only weakness I see in his game.
Zherdev has potential to be a Maurice Richard winner. He had the best offensive skills at the 2003 draft at the time of the draft, and I still believe he has the best now. He's not there yet, but he's a joy to watch, and the only two Russian prospects better than him IMO are Ovechkin and Malkin, who are 2 of my top #4). I can make an argument to put Zherdev #5 (IMO Dion Phaneuf is close, somewhere in the #5-#7 range).
I hope no one takes this as a slight to Perry, because I am the first to admit he's better than I thought he was, by a long shot.
But not at Zherdev's level. Not IMO.
I like Corey Perry because hes Canadian But In My opinion he wont be half the Player Zherdev is. I mean has anyone seen this Guy. His Stickhandling skills are amazing. he Amazes me everytime he has the puck. And hes very Patient and poised with the puck. He is the Next Star of the NHL.
You're running out of chances.
better go buy a voodoo doll.
I pretty much agree with you, I've watched zherdev about 10 times and that guy has some great offensive skills.
Zherdev has potential to be a franchise player, does Perry? NO!
Not really a fair comparison at all.
Zherdev is a dynamic pure offensive player so not really fair to compare him to Perry at all.
Perry could be the better all around player though, he will play more physical than Zherdev for sure.
but especially in the new NHL where skill players are allowed to fly up and down the ice Zherdev is going to be great and produce more points than Perry. In the old clutch and grab NHL Perry could potentially outscore Zherdev in the long run because of his size and reach.
3 points in his first 3 NHL games.
Along with a million other rookies ... yeah good start but its not the best arguement lol.
Possibly. In the last few years you didn't need to know how to skate.
But in Perry's defense, his skating has improved (although he's not exactly Mike Gartner...) and I believe Bob Ryan's will as well.
this poll sums up how ducks fans look at perry
That explains a lot...wow...
What does that have to do with anything. Maybe 1 or 2 posters that are at HF, are also regulars at allducks. Many of the posters their come from the mightyducks.com one and I think we all know how credible that is.
When I see your avatar, I don't think of "S. Niedermayer", I think of "Sniedermayer", which to me sounds like sausage.
Chris Farley's thoughts during SNL Superfat skit:
Yeah, if you were to take that poll here, it'd have much more realistic results. A fan site for any one team isn't a great place to get unbiased opinions or ideas.