Info on Ryan Whitney

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  1. Helmethead

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    Can somebody please tell me if this kids gonna make the biggs, and how he should do when he gets there?i have him in my hockey pool and i was offered Milan Michalek straght up for him.should i take this deal??your info would be greatly appreciated thanks.
     
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    There are plenty of people who think Whitney could play in the NHL this year. There are just as many that think otherwise though. He plays a two way style, has great skills. The knock on him is his defensive play being average, but in the AHL playoffs i saw nothing but him being the best defender for the Calder Cup finalist Penguins. When he makes the NHL, he will put up plenty of points. I'm one that thinks he'll fill the opening on the Pens' top 4. I think he can put up 30 points if he plays top 4 all season and gets some PP time.

    As for the trade, is it a keeper league? What scoring system?
     
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    i'm a lucky one, i have both whitney and michalek on my fantasy team.... :D

    it depends what kind of league you're in and what kind of scoring system it carries...

    whitney should be a good dman for points and horrible for +/- (mainly cuz he plays for the penguins, but a bit because he's offensive, and not too defensive), while michalek will be great for +/- (cuz of his solid 2way game, and pretty decent on offense (given what we've seen in limited action)
     
  4. Helmethead

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    it's a keeper pool, a point for a goal, a point for an assist.you count 14 fw and 6 defence.
     
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    Well, it depends on how deep you are at each position. Do you need scoring defensemen or forwards more? Thats the question.
     
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    I've read alot about how good he was in the AHL playoffs and all I can do is scratch my head. After watching him in HE for the last 3 years he was pretty much a turnover machine and a stiff yet he plays well at the pro level go figure
    :dunno:
     
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    Yeah, i heard a couple bad things about him at BU, but never got to see him. So I'm basing my opinion on what i saw and heard during the AHL playoffs.
     
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    I'm not disagreeing with your view of him I just find it funny that the guy is mediocre in college yet plays well at the next level. As a fan of a HE team I always root for former HE players to have success at the next level and I hope Whitney does as well.
     
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    Oh yeah i knew what you were sayin. Its funny like that with some guys. They can't get it in a lower league, and it clicks in a higher league. Go figure.
     
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    This pretty much sums it up for me, and I'm glad I read the whole thread before I responded. If he played like he did at BC, then I didn't think he could even make the NHL. He was just all over the place. However, if he plays like he did(which I didn't see BTW) in the AHL playoffs, then he should be good.

    I don't know though, somewhere deep inside I still have a bad feeling about him. His hockey sense is minimal(and it will take a real good coach to fix it.)Perhaps he was just bored by college competition, but I tend to think that he just excelling in that particular playoff series.
     
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    BU, not BC, big difference. :lol ;) Just about every time I watched him play over the years, I was never impressed as I guess I expected more, I never see him take the body and he reminds me of Hainsey too much in his own end. It's great for him that he's doing well in the AHL, I haven't seen him play in the AHL yet, but I should see him next season, especially if they play Hamilton.
     
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