Rostislav Olesz or Dustin Brown...

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  1. Colt.45Orr

    Colt.45Orr Registered User

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    If you were starting a franchise who would you rather have??


    Long term (5+ years)..


    Short term (-5 years)..


    Could either of them be called injury prone??


    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Dunno. Very close. Short term Brown i think. Olesz is kinda a risky prospect and while he has high upsides IMO he isn't a guy to rest your hopes on as a franchise.

    As for injury proned i dunno. Olesz isn't injury prone. Just unlucky i mean he gets hurt in the WJ by big hitters yet he has played in a good mens league since 16 and hasn't really picked up anything serious like that in the WJ.

    I'd take Brown and thats froma panthers fan. Olesz may well turn out better though.
     
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    i'd go with mikko koivu myself

    ;) ;)

    hey colt- god is watching :joker:
     
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    Colt.45Orr Registered User

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    Actually... I think Bergeron doesn't come here...
     
  5. Colt, we know what this is for. :joker:

    I second the Mikko Koivu comment!


    I actually can't say who will be better.
     
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    Brown is the safer bet, you cant build a franchise on a gamble.
     
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    I'd go with Brown both short and long term. I think he is going to be a solid to very good nhler.
     
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    Rostislav Olesz is not that much of a gamble. If he fails to reach his full potential, he'll probably be a checking line center.
     
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    I agree... Best care scenario he's a top line scoring winger. Worst casec scenario he's a 3rd line center or winger. I don't think he's a gamble to be an NHLer.
     
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    I know he is a basic guarantee for the NHL, but he is far from a guarantee franchise player.
     
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    I don't think anyone's using the word "guaranteed franchise player" anywhere. Really there's no such thing.
     
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    The original question was: "If you were starting a franchise who would you rather have??" Olesz has more offensive upside than Brown, but odds are that Brown will be the better player. All I have been trying to say is that Brown is the safer prospect.
     
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    Actually... we have already drafted Malkin and Getzlaf...so we could afford the "gamble" (higher ceiling) of Oli...
     
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    You don't build a franchise around these two guys. Brown should be good but i don't think he i the guy to start a franchise around. Olesz is a SAFE prospect to make the NHL baring injury cos he can play checking roles. He is far from a banker to be a star. He may have higher upsides than Brown but he has a 50/50 chance of becoming that.
     
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    I've seen Olesz play much more than Brown, but I'd take Olesz over Brown every time. There are just a handfull of players drafted in the past 2 drafts that rank ahead of Olesz IMO.
     
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