Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by superpie, Sep 9, 2006.
Which freshman is going to lead with hits?
Actually...Malkin is as good a pick as any. Anyone remember his 'penalty' in the Olympics, which was clearly not a penalty? He got 2 minutes for hitting a guy too hard, pretty much.
Bourret would be a good pick if he makes the Thrash
Doug Murray from San Jose will if he gets a regular shift with the team. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but if he had played a full season last year, he would've had a ridiculous number of hits (I think it would've been easily enough to crack the top 10, and possibly enough to take 1st)
If he makes the team, Bourdon in Vancouver might dish out his share of hits
Does Shea Weber still count as a rookie? I could see him easily in the top 3 of this list if he does.
Uber-Tap is a great pick.
He won't make the Hawks out of camp, but Big Byfuglien can hit.
He wouldn't lead in number of hits because quite frankly I don't think he throws his weight around near enough, but when he does, Byfuglien can crunch bones like they were pretzels.
Ask Dallas Drake.
Not a rookie though. I already checked because he would have been my first pick as well.
Nope played 3 too many games.
I'll put in a vote for Luc Bourdon. With Vigneualt's stand em up at the blueline technique Luc will be given the green light.
If Colaiacovo still counts as a rookie (which he very well might), then he's a good pick. He was a wrecking ball untill he got hurt, and he should be playing top-4 minutes this season.
He played 21 games last year (25 total in his career), so I'm not sure if he's still eligable.
He had some huge one's in his most recent WJ's.
Just to clairfy the Calder rules.
How's he recovered from that injury last season, and do you think it might effect his game this year?
Coliacovo has been working extra hard this off-season to get back into shape after being declared "100% healthy". But the man got a huge concussion that will probably leave lingering effects on him from time to time. I still see him hitting, but only at crucial times when one is needed. Otherwise, I think he's gonna stay away from that a bit.
From the best I can tell from the link Legionnaire posted, Colaiacovo should still be eligible this year.
He played 21 games last year (25 is the cutoff) and the previous year he played 2 games (6 games each in consecutive seasons is the cutoff).
So if he had played four more games last year he wouldn't be eligible. Or if he had played four more games the year before he wouldn't be eligible.
But the weird part is that even if he had played three more games last year plus three more games the year before he would still be eligible.
He's been given a 100% clean bill of health. Whether he lets it effect his game is up to him. I don't think he will and it would be in his best interests not to. There's nothing worse then a hockey player playing like he's afraid to get hurt.
Here's a short youtube thing of some of Carlo's biggest hits last year.
That's the thing I'm kind of worried about. That was a pretty tramatic injury, though, he probably doesn't remember too much of it.
Do you have a video of the Drake hit. i have heard about it so much but have never seen it.
For the Oilers, it would have to be JF Jacques if he makes it & Greene if he still counts.
that hit on comrie is a beauty!!!! i dont think this is the kind of guy that plays scared.
The big rookie on my favourite team, if he still counts.