Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by mdevellano2, Dec 27, 2004.
this kids got game, is he draft eligible next year or 2006?
Everyone has been talking about him today and it's the first I've heard of him
He's a pretty good player.
yep... pretty amazing...
and what a move he made in the swiss game , blew by the D-man with the old outside-drag the puck inside move and by the D-man.. too bad he didnt score.. looked like he got slashed... this kid gonna be awsome!!
One has to wonder what this tournament will do for his placement in early 2006 draft rankings...
Will he be as good as Gretzky?
Maybe, but he won't touch Crosby!
Honestly, I hoped this tournament would be a good learning experience for him and he could step into a big role next season. Instead, he's been arguably the US's best forward, and he's got moves to spare. His passing is incredible, his skating is quite good..and those toe-drags...wow. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go first overall in 2006.
We'll have to see who else is eligible for 2006... it's way too early.
I heard he got injured tonight?
Well, last two minutes of the game, he undressed a defenseman to go in on the goalie and the Dman swung around and hit him dead on the laces of his skate, he went down but was able to put weight on his foot. Hopefully just a stinger.
well even before the tourney i think he is projected as a top 3 guy in 2006 along with Frolik from czech republic and Joensuu from finland...
and all 3 are in the tourney...so the tourney probably solidifies those 3 as the top 3 in the preliminary rankings going into next season but doesn't give any of them an advantage over the others unless one outplays the other big time.
The kid looked good again tonight. I'm hoping he is not hurt too bad.
It was the Swiss boys, calm down and you guys barely pulled it out!
you never fail to disappoint, with your bitter trolling.
You troll every thread where Kessel gets mentioned....Is it that hard for your die hard Canadian blood to admit there's a superprospect American?
Why are you in this thread?
because his raging, petty jealousy caused him to lash out and deride yet another american accomplishment?
I thought it was because he wanted to insert another:
He looked pretty effective against the Russians also. Does that count ?
yeah..but...but...crosby is better! uh, canada rulzzz!
Sopel > Crosby > Kessel. Settled?
skoula=puck poise > sopel > crosby > Lou(he is God, after all ) > kessel.
NOW it's settled.
True. Puck poise is key.