How good is Devin Setoguchi of the Saskatoon Blades?

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  1. TheGreek

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    I know he is on a bad team, but he has been there lone bright spot. Where do you see him going in the 2005 NHL Draft? Also how does he compare to other top WHL prospects for 2005 such as Chris Durand and Gilbert Brule?
     
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    Well I haven't seen all three of them enough to be a good judge, but I'd say Setoguchi probably ranks in between Brule and Durand. Put him on any other team and he'd probably have a lot more points.
     
  3. turnbuckle*

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    This guy is something else - hell he was even immortalized by Gord Lightfoot in song. "The great Blade they call Setoguchi."
     
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    He's right up there with Brule. Setoguchi definitely has a bright future ahead of him. He's a good kid who works hard. From what I hear, there's no reason he won't be successful in the future.
     
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    Captial for Team Pacific in the U-17's. On a line with Brule and Bradford. My prediction...Top 15 in 2005 Draft
     
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    He couldn't carry Brule's luggage.
     
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    brule got the edge for now but setoguchi is a very good prospect and he's not that far behind brule imo
     
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    I wonder how many points Brule would have playing for Saskatoon.
     
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    Is Setoguchi japanese? sounds like a japanese surname
     
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    Saskatoon is on Sportsnet tonight against Calgary, I believe it is at 630pm pacific....
     
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    I don't know, since he's from Alberta... but he does look kinda Asian. Maybe he has some Japanese ancestors or something.... kinda like Ryan Kuwabara who the Habs drafted a while ago.
     
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    yeah i just checked him out. he is probably half-japanese like paul kariya and david tanabe. i will be rooting for him when he enters the nhl in that case. i am not sure if he is as good as gilbert brule tho. i love brule since i used to follow the vancouver giants and i knew we had a bright fuure when we took brule 1st overall. in 63 games, brule has 57 points and setoguchi has 29 points while both are born on january 1st 1987. i hope setoguchi surpasses brule tho since he has some wicked asian gense. but unfortunately i doubt that will happen tho. the only thing setoguchi has on brule is he is slightly bigger at 5'11 and 175 pounds
     
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    I saw him live tonight, but would like to have a glance at him next year when he matures a bit to make a judgement on him.
     
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    Brule doesn't get the prime ice with the Giants (Courchaine,Bartley,Lynch,Morris) and yet he is still a PPG.
     
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    It isn't so much a question of icetime as much as a question of linemates. Who does Brule play with? Setoguchi has played with practically everyone, but he often plays alongside Wacey Rabbit and Joe Barnes.

    I mean I'm certainly not saying that Setoguchi is as good as Brule because he isn't. Brule is superior offensively and overall, but I think if you put Setoguchi on Vancouver or any other team for that matter he would have a lot more points than he does right now.
     
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    I love that name :rolly:
     
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    I would rank Setoguchi and Durand nearly the same in terms of potential with Nick Drazenovic only a little behind the two of them. Setoguchi has all the moves and has great on ice vision. He has set up so many guys this year that he should have way more points only problem is the guys he sets up can't put the puck in the net on wide open chances. Put him on any other team and he would likely have 45 points or so right now but has only 29 playing on the worst CHL team EVER perhaps!
     
  18. vega007

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    Setoguchi will be a top ten pick for sure. This guy is great. Yes he is half Japanese, the Setoguchis are a well known family in Southern Alberta. His uncle Bob is an teacher in Lethbridge for the electrical program.
     
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    Setoguchi potential

    I think you will see Devin and the rest of the Blades benefit greatly from an organizational change. New management and a different coach who is an excellent teacher and motivator should help to improve the stock of every draft eligible player with Saskatoon or any player coming to the team with NHL dreams.

    I am most looking forward to seeing what Devin and a healthy Bjorn Svensson can accomplish. I am hopeful for improvement (really can't go anywhere but up after last season).
     
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    Yeah Setoguchi looks great. Can anyone tell me WTF happened to Wacey Rabbit in terms of scoring? He had a Cory Uquhart sophomore season and his linemate was none other than Devin Setoguchi. :lol
     
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    Dooped into bringin up a 3 month old thread...
     
  22. vega007

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    nise spelling there buddy
     
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