Blake Wheeler < or > Ryan Getzalf

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  1. Z-Diddy

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    Potential wise...

    Pit the American against the Canadian, both have been projected to eventually have solid second line potential. Both are big boys both will not develop that quickly per say, Blake is on the other hand a full year younger, Ryan on the other hand is enjoying the call ups and downs...
     
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    Getzlaf...not even close
     
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    As a Yotes fan it's Getzlaf not even close. Of course I'm still holding out hope that big Blake will develop in time. At this point I'd be happy with him becoming 2nd line material even if it took 5 years to get there.
     
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    Agreed that Ryan does have a huge lead on Blake, but Wheeler has been progressing well and making the same strides as Getzalf. Then again theres not much chance to playing for the yotes next year anyways...
     
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    Getzlaf
     
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    Getzlaf easily
     
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    1) It is not ''Getzalf''

    2)It is not even close...nor will it be any closer this time next year. Getzlaf by a healthy, almost embarassing lead.
     
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    Getzlaf by a fairly wide margin at this point in time. He was one of the best players at last year's WJC. (Likely one of the top five forwards, definitely in rthe top 10). Wheeler is roughly the same age as Getzlaf was last year, and at times I had to remind myself that Wheeler was out there.
     
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    Wheeler.


    Just kidding.

    Edit: To clarify, Wheeler does have more POTENTIAL, as he is a much bigger guy. But, I think Getzlaf is much more likely to become a solid NHL player.
     
  10. Even though it's just the wjc's it was hard to get a read on Wheeler, he is pretty useless as a 13th forward/role player.
     
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    It's not really fair to compare these guys at the current stages of their development, but Getzlaf has a huge head start on Wheeler, having played against better competition (I don't think anyone can argue the WHL and AHL are better than high school hockey, the USHL and NCAA), and has produced more.

    Wheeler is just a set of tools, whether he puts them to use or not anytime soon is anybody's guess.
     
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    reguardless of Wheeler's performance i think he'll do good Gretzky singled him out and said that he was the guy he wanted in turn the Coyotes ended up taking him earlier than projected and now with Gretzky coaching i think Wheeler will get all the chances, but reguardless that won't be enough to bring him anywhere close to Ryan Getzlaf
     
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    Size doesnt mean potential. Getzlaf has him in every other category, skating offensive awareness, strength, heart absolutely everything.
     
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    He can also sometimes be a locker room cancer if the reports are true. Can't say they are or aren't however but that can kill a team.
     
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    Getzlaf by far for me. I've loved this guy since his days with the Hitmen. Big kid with all the tools, he should have a lot of success in the NHL. He's got all attributes to be a very good NHL player.
     
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    Are you sure? Most of what I have heard about Getzlaf has been pretty positive. Do you have a link for these 'reports'?
    Not agreeing or disagreeing - impartial Canucks fan (if there is such a thing) - just want to see how you came to that conclusion.
     
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    Getzlaf scored tonight 5mins into being recalled... *could* be 1 goal more then Wheeler ever scores in the NHL.

    No locker-room crap with RG -that is overblown b.s. IMO.
     
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    I don't think so. Getzlaf is a good leader a great guy and a great teammate. He is a little goofy though.
     
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    Getzlaf is not a lockerroom cancer, he got bit of a reputation for arguing with refs too often and racking up 10-min misconducts.
     
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    Wheeler went from 185 draft day to 220 today. When he reaches the NHL he could be close to 6'5 240 with goal scorers hands. What he does with it? I do not know?But i am likeing what i see. Will it make him better that Getzalf, no idea as neither have peaked and both are going to get better.
     
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    Absolutely no link whatsoever to prove it. But those criticisms came during the 04-05 season, where he had a subpar campaign with the hitmen. Even despite the WJC performance there were still concerns over his character. However I wouldn't know. I'd gladly take him on my team for what it's worth.
     
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    I dont think he was a cancer in the room, but he was a player who had the NHL hangover after being one of the Ducks last cuts in 03-04. People were critical in Calgary of him in the early part of the year. He loves to win and it shows on the ice.
     
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