Prospect Info: Cole Fonstad (June 1st 2020: Rights expired)

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    Fonstad is a much better skater than Hudon though, not even close. Hes also a superior playmaker, stick handler and hes more dynamic in his offensive play. Anyway, he is a long shot, this I agree.
     
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    @ProspectsFanatic only thing I can't agree with in your post is Fonstad and Hudon's skating being similar.

    They're not in the same class. Hudon was a poor skater and still is by NHL standards. McShane is who compares more to Hudon in that regard and even his skills (IQ, shot) in general.

    Fonstad is a very good skater. Technically proficient and already faster than Hudon, especially in his first few steps.
     
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    Fonstad has a slight edge on skating, sees the ice better, comparable puck skills to Hudon .

    Hudon has more grit/sand paper, a much better release and overall better defensively then Fonstad.
     
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    Watching him play in the U18 he didn't look fast to me, just ok speed, he couldn't keep the puck on his stick for long. When I watched highlights of prospects I am mostly paying attention if I can get a feel for their skating abilities, I remember that I couldn't find any highlights were he truly outspeed the competition, but I clearly remember that because I couldn't come to a definitive evaluation of his skating I tried to find more clips on the WHL website game highlights (which I usually don't do), I find few relevant clips because he rarely seems to play at full speed which frustrated me (which is not a good sign because that's how you play the game at the NHL level), in the end, I never find any moments were he truly move up the ice with blazing speed, he did had solid edges though. Close to draft I bought the Black Book which said his skating was "average" which consolidated my opinion that he didn't have much more than simply good speed. You guys keep repeating to me that I am wrong and that he is in fact quite fast, so I am not so sure what that think anymore, but I am pretty sure he isn't especially fast. I doubt he drops to the 5th round if it is actually the case.
     
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    People focus on speed waayyyyy too much these days Like if a lack of speed would explain why we can't win anything. Skills >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> speed.

    Washington is not a fast team at all. It's a skilled team though.
     
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    Formenton is probably making the NHL this year over players like Batherson and Brown and he isn't very skilled. To me speed is unequivocally the most important attributes in today's NHL. Same can be said about Mete surpassing other defensemen in the organization.
     
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    Out of the 3 of Hillis, McShane and Fonstad I think I was least excited about Fonstad. He could actually be the best out of the 3 the more I see.
     
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    never said he was a bad skater, he's not slow but for a player his size I think he will need that extra gear in the NHL if he's going to be a top 6 player on a contending team.

    Kotka I'd say he's either a bad skater or below average, maybe it just looks worse then it is but it's an eye sore.

    Tell that to Galchenyuk, there's no one thing that is going to explain why we can't win but speed in today's game is huge. You still need skill though of course, just being fast won't cut it but being skilled and slow will be a problem especially if you have several players like that.
     
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    Plekanec trade turning into a good one. We got Fonstad, Hillis and Valiev for 2 month rental of Plekanec.
     
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    Wrong, we got even better!!! it was Olofsson!

    Olofsson + Valiev + Shinkaruk
     
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    3 games = 3 goals, 4 assists, what a start!
     
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    Is he playing center or wing?
     
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    Hudon replacement in a couple years as our small third line scoring winger. (I like Hudon btw)
     
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    He has more offensive potential than Hudon.
     
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    To be fair, they have played Regina 2x already.. and they suck.
     
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    When I watched the rookie training camp and tournament I was disappointed by his play, but I’m happy to see him perform. He clearly need to add muscle to his frame. I thought he looked like a kid
     
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    Fonzie gonnq have himself a 100 points season, isnt he? 5 5 in 8 games so far, he did slow down a bit.
     
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    Oolfsson, Kulak and Shinkaruk for Plex. At least I think that’s it.
     
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    Any longshots of him playing for Canada?
     
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    he would need to put up some big numbers but if so I could see him getting an invite to the winter camp maybe. We'll need to see what players make their NHL teams and stick and if they do will said teams loan them. Then we need to see how good he plays, I don't think he was very good at the U-18's and he wasn't invited to the summer camp so he'll need to really turn heads.
     
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    I really hope he does and hope we can see as many prospects we can send in the u20s. Does anybody know which team sent the most prospects in a single U20 tourny? I think TBL send 7 last year.
     
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    I think it was 15 in like 1993 or something, can't remember which team... Detroit ?
     
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    Watched them play here on Friday. That's a really good team there in PA. Great goalie and just wear you down. Fonstad scored two early in the third and the air went out of the home team's tires.
     
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    anyone knows what happened to him, he literally stopped producing...
     
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