Prospect Info: LW/RW Jesper Bratt Part II

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  1. Hidden Hair of Hynes

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    I never said Bratt wasnt a very good puckhandler

    I just think Hischier is elite with his puck control
     
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    Hard to imagine how much bigger the hole we'd be in without Bratt. The guy's an absolute gem and still so young.
     
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    The first year Bratt was on the absolute edge of his physical ability. He was small, not that strong on his skates, could be quick but not all that fast, accurate but weak shot. Very raw and promising but looked a tad weak. He got ice time in the top 6 because he thought the game as a highly skilled NHLer and did the right things. This year his body caught up and the result is showing. He looks more solid and the talent is still there.
     
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    The 2nd line is night and day with Bratt on it. Its pretty crazy that a 20 year old 6th rounder is basically driving his line. Definitely a bright spot in a (so far) pretty dark season.
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    I'm very impressed with Bratt's play given he essentially didnt have a preseason, he'd be on-pace for 60 points. The pro-rated goals are admittedly a bit light at only 11, but I think it's safe to say Bratt's game is more that of a set-up man to begin with.
     
  7. glenwo2

    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    What is his ceiling as an NHL'er at this rate, in your opinion?
     
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    Tough to say with a 20 year old, but I'm thinking 1st-line for sure given his entire development is Euro and he's played fewer than 100 N.A. games, his talent level, obvious quick study, intangibles, etc..
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    Cool.

    Is there any player that his game reminds you of?
     
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    Bratt isn't Elias, but he fills the same role on the team. Not in a two-way style thing, but more that he's someone who understands what the team needs given the flow of the game. I hope he becomes similar to Patty in the sense that he can create something out of nothing without forcing the play. The type of guy who elevates mediocre line-mates.

    Bratt, not Hall, is the true playmaker on the team.
     
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    He's def more of a playmaker, but he can rip it, in time I think it will become a bigger part of his game.
     
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    I can see him being a 15-20 goal, 65-70 point player in the future. He's definitely more of a playmaker, and his vision, passing, and ability to find open ice are incredible.
     
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    I honestly do think that Bratt is the most offensively creative mind on the team. He’s just silky smooth and reads plays well into advance.

    Obviously Hall is the more effective offensive player, but he doesn’t have Bratt’s creativity or IQ.
     
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    Bratt's agility is the best on the team as well, Hall is an incredible straight line player though. That little stutter step Bratt does to throw defensemen off stride so he can cut past them is slippery as hell.
     
  15. glenwo2

    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    He broke a player's ankles once...
     
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    Just once? :laugh:
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    "Bratt looks really good."

    "Except the finishing part" - DevilsDominion

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bratt was sick tonight. One of the most underrated players in the league.
     
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    Dude was all over the ice tonight. I feel like his line had good scoring chances on half of their shifts.
     
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    He needs to work on his conditioning tho! :sarcasm:
     
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    He was always one of the best players on the ice when he was on.
     
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    Yvan Cournoyer.

    Though a lot of folks may be too young to have watched him play. He was about Bratt’s size and weight. 5’7 and 172. Bratt has a style of cutting back against the grain, finding open ice, using the defense’s flow against them, of seeing the ice, an explosive creativity, and an artistic flair (if you can apply that term to hockey) that very much recalls Cournoyer to me. But Cournoyer was one of the greats and we will see if Bratt will develop that kind of finish.
     
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    Good to remember he is only showing at 6%. I think Bratt clearly has taken a step forward and deserves a lot more ice time than 14 minutes a game. No reason for him to be playing almost a minute less than last year.
     
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    Bratt and Nico's extra strength this year is quite noticeable. A player like him hasn't happened before in the post cap era, not so late in the draft and so early after. I'm still in a awe a bit of how the hell he fell to the 6th round.
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    [​IMG]

    Seems to me that Yvan was slightly more of a scorer than set-up man.

    If Bratt ends up like him or even approaching him, he'd end up being viewed as the best pick of the 2016 draft by far.
     

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