Byron Froese

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by BigNumber1Centre, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. BigNumber1Centre

    BigNumber1Centre Registered User

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    20 years old
    6'1''
    180 lbs
    shoots right

    Drafted in the 4th round, 119th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009.

    2010/2011 REGULAR SEASON
    GP G A PTS PIM
    70 43 38 81 37

    Had a great season playing behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Led the team in goals. Does he have a future in the NHL? Who can he be compared to?
     
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    Good junior player....will contribute in the AHL.
    Lacks wheels (currently) for the NHL.

    Keep in mind he is 20, on a stacked team etc.
     
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    Seen him a bunch of times, doubt he will make the NHL but will be a solid AHL contributor. He has a great shot, but he's been getting easier match-ups due to RNH all season and has clearly taken advantage of it. But let me say again that he does have a great shot.
     
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    Great shot --but unfortunately not a fast skater --doubt he can keep up at the nhl speed level...the irony is that when in Everett he was in a shutdown centre checking role--in Red Deer he is a 2nd line scoring centre -gets to play on thefirst PP unit at the point --but my point is that in his former role as a checker for Everett I thought he'd be a 4th line checker candidate for Chicago -but having seen his lack of speed NOW with Red Deer,I guess it has not improved even as he got older in the WHL --so I do not think even that role looks feasible--he'd simply be unable to catch up on back-check assignments..-so unless his speed miraculously picks up he's probably just an AHL level player at best.
     
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    SenzZen Now Let's See

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    I think his goal totals are inflated from 1) the attention that The Nuge draws at ES; and 2) Potting The Nuge's dishes on the PP.
     

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