Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Krams, Aug 10, 2019.
I like K’Andre. He is a good boy.
Per NHL.com, "Miller was on the ice for 48.7 percent (37 of 76) of the goals Wisconsin scored prior to his injury."
I knew it was good, didn't realize the numbers were That high though.
That sounds great, but how does that compare to guys like Makar, Werenski, Trouba etc?
Isn't that rather amazing for a 'boom or bust kid' (when he was drafted).
I didn't expect him to look so damn good so fast. He and Nils are so exciting to keep track of. If even 2 of K'Andre, Nils, Foxy, Rykov, Hajek boom on us, we're going to be in such amazing shape down the road on D.
Whatta f***in' time to be around here fellas.
There is not enough Matthew Robertson in this post.
No idea, you're welcome to check though.
How can I forget. Whatta bonehead.
Unreal this prospect pool. I want to cry.
Zachary Jones says hello. Hopefully he has an inch or two growth left in him too. Lindgren and Reuanen are likely more LD long shots along with Keane on the right side. But we are stacked for sure (as it appears now)
I don't know if Lindgren fits into our long term plans, but I have a hard time considering him a long shot. If anything, I think he's a very safe bet to have an extended NHL career.
Even better. Maybe used as a useful trade chip one day? The more the merrier
Our LHD pool has to be the envy of the league. Miller is a near elite prospect at his position and the depth behind is amazing. Some teams have the upper echelon players, but missing the depth, or vice versa. It's really incredible to have this kind of player and depth behind him. It'll be a huge benefit to this team as they shouldn't have to rush a single one of these guys.
We'd all be crowing like crazy about snagging him in the second round if we weren't so jazzed for so many prospects. As recently as 2-3 years back he'd have easily catapulted into the board's top five rankings. But with Miller et. al. ahead of him, he fades into the background. It's a great time to be a fan.
I only started really following hockey/the Rangers in the 2012 playoffs. But the absolutely massive change in our prospects pool since then has been incredible to watch
And considering we have Trouba and Skjei likely locking down two of the spots for the foreseeable future, the fact that we have a dozen solid back-end prospects who can hopefully grab the 4 D spots left is really good news. 75% could bust, and we still won't need to shop on the trade/UFA market for a Defender.
The difference between Trouba and Skjei if we are talking locking down roster spots is that Skjei is a second pair D who's contract is very cap friendly if we're talking trade . Our prospect is very likely to produce someone to leapfrog him down the road or get on an equal footing but at a cheaper cost. If I had to money on it, I'd bet that Skjei will finish collecting on his current contract elsewhere.
Long term, it is possible that Skeji is the player who does not have a roster spot locked down.
If Miller and Robertson pan out, we have two top 4 LD. Can't pay Skjei that kind of salary to play a bottom pair role.
He'll get to play with Trouba for couple of seasons and gets dealt at some point yes.
You mention Robertson but don't sleep on Hajek
Skjei and ‘locking down’....seems to be a contradiction.
Prediction...in three years, Miller and Robertson will be the top two LDs on this team.
I love Miller's game. I think hes got number 1 dman potential. Then I think hes like not even one our two best prospects and just get that warm fuzzy feeling lol.
Outside of Kakko I have this feeling Key could have the highest ceiling. Like Herman-esque almost. Kravtsov right there too.
What is our LD and RD depth chart? (No set order)
Who am I forgetting?
Outside Tier L/R
Tons of depth overall though.
Sorry, I'm not that high on Hajek atm. Fully expect Rykov to take that roster spot for this season.
some NHL know it alls crowing that our prospect pool may be the deepest in the league
specifically, this defense pipeline is absolutely filthy
really those 2 are still technically young guys and/or rooks.
deangelo had a really outstanding season last yr over shadowed by his "maturity" issues and quinn overreaction/power trip stuff. ADA was simply lights out last season.
add to that the guys expected to play this yr like hajek and rykov and short term we are loaded.
k'andre and nils add another layer of excellence to the prospect list.
and on and on it goes including adding the ultra smooth matt robertson in this draft.
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