Maturing Prospects

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Kavliary2000, Dec 22, 2004.

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  1. Kavliary2000

    Kavliary2000 Registered User

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    Hey guys,

    Why not start a thread about some guys we used to talk 2-3 years ago and who are now comming into their own and entering the peaks of their career

    Who has impressed...who has dissapointed
    maybe now that the players we will discuss or 23-26years old...we can really start comparing their potential to established NHLer

    Ill start it off...

    Corey Sarich..early 2nd round pick in 1996 (27th overall)

    now 26 years old, he is starting to show us what he can do later in his career.
    would Brenden Witt career potential be a good comparison?
     
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    Jani Rita.... bust
     
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    Not really looking for BOOMs or BUSTs

    id rather talk NHLers about to enter their primes...since they are older we can have a better guess at what their career potential will be...

    another example is Brian Campbell...was thought to be the next top offensive Dman...but will likely only be a #5-6 moderatly offensive Dman
     
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    Milan Kraft. Captained the Czech Rep. WJC to a gold medal. Was bouncing around between the NHL and AHL, but last season, at the age of 24, put it all together and looked solid.

    Kris Beech. Producing at a PPG clip in the AHL for two years now, but very unimpressive in his stints in the NHL. Was even less productive early this season, but stepped it up recently and is back to his PPG pace. His NHL prospects are looking slimmer, but he could pull it together much like Kraft has.

    Those two were once considered to be the Pens' future 1-2 punch at center. They won't be that, but they can still become solid NHL'ers.
     
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    Well for the Leafs,

    The best example of this type of thing would be comparison between Alex Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov

    A couple years ago, Antropov was the prize, Poni the guy looking in from the outside, bouncing from AHL to NHL, waiting for Quinn to stop signing old scrubs to fill in spots on the checking lines. Finally over the past couple of years, he's gotten his chance, and excelled way above expectations. Antropov on the other hand has regressed nearly every year since his knee injury.
     
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