Rookies you most look forward to watching this year

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  1. sharkyz15

    sharkyz15 Registered User

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    Here are the only rules

    They cant be on your favorite team

    my list:

    5. Zach Parise
    4. Kari Lehtonin
    3. Patrick O'sullivan
    2.Anthony Stewart
    1. Alexander Ovechkin

    honorable mention to Jeff Carter, Marek Svatos, and Ryan Getzlaf
     
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    The one im really lookin forward to seeing is Kari Lehtonen. But im also very interested in Dion Phaneuf and maybe even Robbie Schremp.
     
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    A full, injury-free season of Marek Svatos.
    50+ games of Milan Michalek.
    40+ games from Lehtonen.
    40+ of Dion Phaneuf
    Thomas Vanek
    Nicklas Kronwall
    Alex Ovechkin
    Jeff Woywitka
    (maybe) Robbie Schremp

    (Parise is talented, but he's still a boy among men when it comes to strength & endurance.IMO he'll get noticably manhandled if he plays over 30 games next year.)
     
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    Lehtonen
    Fleury (if he plays)
    Ovechkin
    Kronwall (wing fan)
    Hudler (wing fan)
    Babchuk
    Phaneuf
    Bergenheim
    Vanek

    thats a wierd list but still
     
  5. any Blues rookie that makes the team out of camp... other than that:

    Lehtonen
    Ovechkin
    Phaneuf
    Vanek
     
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    Vanek
    Woywitka
    Lethonen
     
  7. sharkyz15

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    I should have put Vanek on the list but I am not 100% sure he will play in the NHL


    Vanek and Michalek, especially, will be very intresting to watch because they are both mature physicall.

    Michalek could be 6'2 230-235 by the start of the seasone when ever it may be.
    Easly one of the bigger forward in the league

    Think about it

    He could wieght mre then Joe Thornton withough losing any acceleration
     
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    Vanek here.

    1) Best offensive prospect Buffalo has had in a long time (unless you bought into the Afinogenov hype post draft).

    2) Can't wait to see that wrist shot unload on some goalies.
     
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    Just for selfish reasons Jozef Balej and Fedor Tuytin
    But I cant wait to see Vanek and Phaneuf
    I dont think anybody from this years draft will play.
     
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    Michalek
    Phaneuf
    Vanek
    Lehtonen
     
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    Ovechkin, easily the one I'm most looking forward too.
     
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    1 - Lehtonen
    2 - Ovechkin
    3 - Schremp
    4 - Parise
    5 - Michalek
     
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    Schremp and Phaneuf aren't going to be in the NHL next year if there is a season. Schremp won't be there the following year either.
     
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    Geez people. He said NOT from your favorite teams.

    Lehtonen, Ovechkin and Phaneuf are probably consensus top 3.

    Parise and Stewart would be my other two.
     
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    Does anyone think any 1st rounder from the 2004 draft class will play this year? Ovechkin, Malkin, and Barker were the only 3 deemed to be NHL ready, but Ovechkin and Malkin will be costly to bring over this year and its already been said that Barker will be in the WHL one more year.

    2004 draftees aside:
    Lehtonen
    Zherdev (rookie?)
    Babchuk
     
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    Lehtonen and Woywitka.

    Carter if he's signed from my fav team. Especially if by some miracle Hitch throws Gagne on his line.
     
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    As a Wild fan, we finally get to see what we got in Mikko Koivu. I don't know if O'Sullivan will be on the team this year. Also a full season of Rikkard Wallin, and perhaps Kyle Wanvig, should be interesting.

    Other rooks I'm interested in also have Minnesota connections - Zach Parise and Thomas Vanek.
     
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    If he's signed, I'm really looking forward to seeing Jeff Carter for the Flyers. There's been a lot of build up for him and I really hope he is what everyone think he is or even better.

    I'm also looking forward to Joseph Balej and Fedor Tuytin. I saw a lot of them during the playoffs down in Hartford.

    And of course Ovechkin. I got his jersey from his russian team so I hope he does good.
     
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    Kari Lehtonen and Mikko Koivu
     
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    Being a Wings fan I obviously want to see Kronwall and Hudler. But outside the organazation I can't wait to see Kari Lehtonen, Ovechkin, Michalek, Fleury.
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing

    1. Alexander Ovechkin
    2. Kari Lehtonen
    3. Ryan Miller - Hopefully his breakout year
    4. Dion Phaneuf
    5. Evgeni Malkin - if he plays
    6. Zach Parise
    7. Anton Babchuk
    8. Jiri Hudler
    9. Dan Fritsche
    10.Denis Grebeshkov
     
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    1. Alexander Ovechkin
    2. Anthony Stewart
    3. Jeff Carter
    4. Evgeny Malkin
    5. Keith Ballard
     
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    Since the "rookies of the year" are rarely the ones we project at the start of the season...

    Since I don't know all the more obscur prospects of every team...

    I'll go with a homer and risky choice : Thomas Plekanek, Montreal Canadians.
     
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    Phaneuf
    Lehtonen
    Ovechkin
     
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    Ovechkin, Zherdev, Anthony Stewart. Let's hope there's hockey next year, NHLPA are being beeyotches.
     
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