Discussion in 'Colorado Avalanche' started by SoundwaveIsCharisma, Jan 4, 2019.
Continue the prospect talk
The more I watch Kakko the more I want him. He's like Forsberg, Rantanen and Barkov rolled into one.
He and Hughes are amazing. Whatever teams end up with the #1 and #2 picks in this years draft are getting franchise level players.
Kind of ridiculous that we already have 2 of those guys and stand to have potentially a ~30% chance of another one falling in our lap. And it's not like Landeskog, Girard, and Makar are slouches either. Makar has franchise player upside as well at the NHL level if things go according to plan.
Even with the Avs struggles right now, it's hard not to be ridiculously excited about our future.
Yes, the future does look bright for Avs but you got to be mindful when you use that word "franchise level players". Crosby and Ovie are franchise level players, but are Hughes or Kakko being already compared to a franchise player?
Anything on Timmins??
He's been skating off an on with the team in a no-contact jersey. Team will be on the road a lot coming up so I wonder if this is when they'll send him to Loveland.
If Vancouver would have won that draft years lottery they had Makar also as their number 1 pick. I wonder if the Avs would then taken EP.
With all the EP regret I’m just gonna spam the hell out of this thread with these
Makar is the Avs only real chance to get a legit #1 D for this core
Yeah it's way too early to cry about EP. Not until we know what Makar is capable of in the NHL (which will take a few more years).
Also EP wasn't a concensus top 5 pick, there's a fairly good chance we'd have picked someone else.
Who the **** cares?
Makar was the right pick and still is today. People put waaaaaaay to much stock in small sample sizes. These kids are 20 years old. We have absolutely no idea who's going to be the best player between the two or between any of the picks from 2017 yet. Makar could be an elite, norris level defender in 3-4 years from now while Pettersson continues to struggle with injuries and doesn't progress any further from where he is now. Just remember RNH in his rookie season put up some 55 points in 60 odd games and essentially never had a better year after that.
Cale Makar is our prospect and he's having a fantastic season in college. That's literally all that matters.
I don't believe the Avs would've selected EP, but who knows. If the draft would've gone Makar, Patrick, Heiskanen, then they prob would've taken Hischier. They were adamant on taking a D that year. So much so that they selected Timmins in the second round as well.
Also, we need to stop talking about Makar being as good as EP. He's not going to touch the hype because he's not a forward. Let's just appreciate how good he actually is. He's going to be great.
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Great Pic, but I would love to see a gif of the hit
I love all the false narratives about Makar disappearing. I remember when it was said here that he had to be great offensively just to stick in the NHL because he was small. That there was nothing to fall back on if he didn't put up points.
Now he's showing everyone that not only does he compete hard defensively and can he handle himself well physically, he's also got an edge to his game that he shows off every once in a while too.
Only a few more months until we get to see this in an Avs jersey.
Him and Erik Karlsson in UFA this summer.
Does that guy say, "Oh no" once Makar got the puck in the neutral zone even though he's 1 on 4?
That's what I was hoping to see him grow into this summer. Just imposing his will on the game.
He honestly looks smoother than MacKinnon.
His stickhandling is alot more "quiet" than Nathans thats for sure. The white tape also makes him look smooth.
I’m smoother than Mackinnon to be fair.
Guess you could say that guy...
*puts on sunglasses*
...met his Makar.
If Avs bring him in this year, do they have to protect him in the Seattle expansion draft? If so, it's better to wait until next season even though it stings.
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