Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Hedberg, Jul 22, 2005.
Who is your teams most underrated prospect?
Crosby. No one gives this guy any credit but I think he will turn out ok.
Everyone talks about Steen, Wellwood, Stajan, Kronwall, but nobody ever really talks about Hedin.
For the Preds..
Pekka Rinne - goalie or Lauris Darzins - wing
Jeremy Colliton. Before his injury at the WJC he was having a good enough season to be given the honor of playing on a line with Bergeron and Crosby. That he was initially chosen over so much talent on that team shows what a strong overall player he is.
Oh god..easily for the NYRs..Al Montoya.
The most underated of my team i dont even know is name he is so underated
Joakim Lindstrom for the CBJ.
2nd round pick a few years ago, had some injuries. MacLean missed a chance to bring him to NA two years ago, then last year he got buried on his roster when the NHL'ers fled to his league.
Came to Syracuse and looked good. I'm anxious to see him put in a full AHL year, possibly with some NHL time.
Noah Welch, easily.
Welch is definitely underated
For the Kings, I'd say Tambellini. I think he'll end up being the best of all their current prospects.
I think it's quite safe to say that Jimmy Howard is an underrated prospect from the Wings, not many ppl give him credit and he's a heck of a goalie.
I didn't know you were a Penguins fan.
I think he is too old to be a prospect but he didnt play in the nhl so..... Its mark streit this guy was very great all the year in swiss and show impressive play in the wc . I think he deserve a shot in the big club
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. Grew up a fan of the Pirates, Penguins, and the Spirit.
Sorry. Didn't know that.
No biggie, just don't forget I'm a fan of Guinness and we'll be ok.
For the Canucks probably Kevin Bieksa d-man. He rose pretty quickly in the depth chart with a very solid rookie season after 4 years in the CCHA. He could get some callups this year....and that was probably far fetched before last season.
Tyler Bouck, although he may not be a prospect anymore, is one too. He's sort of fallen off the radar (not because of bad play), but because he doesn't get talked about much. I think he'll be a solid 4th liner especially if May isn't re-signed.
For the Canucks RJ Umberger -
OOPS Burkie failed to sign him, lost him for a bag of pucks and then RJ led the AHL champion Phantoms in scoring.
Im on that same boat with ya, repleace Burke with Sather though.
for the Minnesota Wild (and I hate to say this because he took two picks!) Danny Irmen. He's a bulldog and a tough player. Something the Wild need but also he put up some good points this year on the Gophers. No one has really talked about him but he's coming into his own. I think he would have been a second rounder in any other draft.
On defense, Clayton Stoner. The guy absolutely rocks. Solid, steady defenseman...physical...really came into his own this year...
for the Canes - Casey Borer
he doesn't get a lot of attention around here because he doesn't put up big numbers (or, even small ones most of the time either) offensively. That said, his defensive game is solid to the point that he's likely to make the Canes as a shut-down defenseman sometime in the next 2-3 seasons. One of the few selections that the Canes have gotten absolutely right since '98.
For the Oilers probably Mathieu Roy. Drafted in the 400th round as a 19 year old, he received zero hype and was the Roadrunners best defender last season. Not that the Roadrunners were any screaming hell, but they did have a first rounder (Woywitka) and a high second (Lynch) in the fold.
It'll be interesting to see which of the three will be the first called up.
Antoine Vermette. We don't really hear about him for a year, then he comes up and does the role that Martin asks of him, and then gets overshadowed because he replaced Spezza in the playoffs. Oh, he also set up Fisher in game 6.
Peter Budaj for the avs was underrated but he had a decent season in Hershey.