2011 draft NHL ready players

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  1. Scouter

    Scouter Registered User

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    I did a search and did not find a thread like this, so point me to the correct one if there is.


    These are the players I think have at least a decent shot at playing in the NHL next season from this draft:

    R. N-H - He maybe has a size issue, but has been putting on weight and should be fine at the season start, although it doesn't look natural, maybe trying to do too much too soon, he eludes checks ala the Great One, I don't see the NHL being a problem for him, it's really hard to not put the #1 pick in right away.

    A. Larsson

    G. Landeskog

    S. Couturier

    M. Puempel

    S. Bartschi


    Add whoever else you think could make it.
     
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    Larsson, Landeskog, Cooter and Zibby are most likely players to make NHL roster next year.

    RNH isn't going to be ready to go next year, unless they want him to get killed out there. And Gretzky and RNH in the same sentence makes me wonna puke.
     
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    hmm....not zibby
     
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    Why not Zibby
     
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    ^ I think Zibby will play in Sweden next year.
     
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    If any of them were definitely NHL ready and make an impact next year, I would say Larsson and Landeskog.
     
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    Really?
     
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    I've read that too, but why do you think that?
     
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    I'm not gonna claim to be a draft expert, I honestly haven't even seen him play.

    It just seems that he had a good year in Sweden, but point wise he has room to improve. If he stayed another year and played more minutes, he would be more ready to jump into the NHL in 2012-2013.
     
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    why? because he's only 170? just watch him play NHL hockey next year!! Nathan Gerbe and Tyler Ennis of the Buffalo Sabres didn't get killed last year and both of them are pretty small players! and the so called experts have only made vague comparisons to Gretzky, not direct comparisons.
     
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    Larsson and Landeskog.
     
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    The difference being Ennis and Gerbe each had at least one pro season against men under their belt before becoming full-time NHLers.

    A guy as slight, not small, as RNH would have a tough time making the jump from playing against kids, to men. But for a comparison of a player who had a great rookie season who was also not very physically mature was Patrick Kane. I think he came into the league at like 165-170lbs.

    As for players that could make it next year I'll say:

    Larsson
    Langdeskog
    Couturier
    RNH (think he'll spend 1 more year in the dub, to bulk up)
    Hamilton
     
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    Burmistrov I think was about the same size as N-H last season when it was over, and he made it, they both packed on pounds.
     
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    McNeil could probably play next year, but of course depends on who drafts him.
     
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    honestly the only players i see coming out of this draft class into the NHL directly would be Larsson and Landeskog with an outside chance of couturier
     
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    the fact is we just don't know who will have success as a rookie straight out of junior and who won't. i really have never believed that build has much to do with it, it's if you are mentally ready that counts, if you are, then you'll play in the NHL, if not you won't. Taylor Hall and Jeff Skinner both stepped right in, and i believe it was because they were ready mentally moreso than physically.
     

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