Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Love Machine, Jun 20, 2004.
What is his likely potential? The reviews of him on these boards are all over the place.
I thought 1st-2nd Liner at the beginning but now people say 2nd-3rd at best. I read that from a Rangers fan.
I still have high hopes for the kid (a strong 2nd liner) but is it with the Rangers? Who was the last top 6 forward they've developed? Really, does anyone know Nik Sundstrom and Mike York come as close as gets.
I'm sure if given the proper icetime and linemates, he could have a breakout year of sorts.
Walt Tkaczuk. :lol
Never. This guy is competing with the wrong team. Sather was giving all the icetime to his "stars". Like Weight, a long time ago, like York, a couple of years ago, he will develop with an other team. Everything depends of the philosophy of the new head office.
He, still have 1st or 2nd line potential, but time is running. (23-24 yrs. old, next year)
Was: 2-way star; 20 goals, 60 points in a season.
Now: Like ex-Ranger Manny Malhotra he'll probably end up on an expansion team or become waiver wire fodder.
I'd say about a 10-15 goal a year player. One of those players who seems destined for Europe
That guy only needs to play elsewhere..... or with Jagr. ;-) Hopefully, the Rangers will leave the no.2 center spot to Lundmark at the start of the year if they don't trade him.
He needs to play wing, and have a playmaking center. His rookie year he was awesome on the wing! I hope Slats does not trade him away. I see him as a solid second line winger with a chance to be a first line sniper.
He could have been great, but years of total mismanagement and bad coaching have rendered him a shell of what he could be. Hell, he's not even as good as he was when he broke into the league, and he's what, 24 years old?
However, with the proper coach and linemates, there is still time for him to develop. Will it be with the Rangers? I hope so, but I doubt it.
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