Most talent-wont make it

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  1. Cropduster

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    Who do you consider the best offensive talent, some sort of stick-handling wizard with offensive abilities comparable to a many of NHLers but will for sure NEVER make the NHL due to size? Specifically in the CHL, USHL, or NCAA, but perhaps even the AHL.
     
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    Denis Parshin might be a good example :dunno:
     
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    I should have possibly said ATTITUDE problem as well...
     
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    didnt mean for Parshin, but attitude can be another reason not to make the big show
     
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    Brendl was the first to come to my mind. The guy can shoot as well as anyone in the NHL, yet I doubt he'll ever be an NHLer.
     
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    I'm not sure that Corey Locke is going to make it, although it definately won't be because of attitude.
     
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    That's the guy that came to mind first for me too, but I'm not sure I can say Locke won't make it with the certainty that this question asked for.
     
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    From the Preds...I'd say Konstantin Glazachev. Was rated a possible first round talent in 2003...and an enormously skilled sniper..but he doesn't seem to care enough to even think about coming over to NA, unlike his fellow countryman Alexander Radulov.
     
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    Maybe John Lammers would fit in here? He doesn't seem to have a great attitude, although a more hardcore WHL guy would be able to tell you more.
     
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    Lammers is as soft as puppy-sh__...

    He shows flashes of great skill (mainly hands) but he will need to take a trip down the yellow-brick-road to find a heart before he can even begin dreaming about making the NHL...
     
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    Ryan Keller from Saskatoon - size and injuries - especially injuries held him back, now as a vet in the dub he's scoring left and right - kind of like Layne Ulmer in Swift Current
     
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    Two other players that may never get a legitimate chance are Simon Gamache and Darren Haydar. Both are top talents, yet neither have been given legit chances with the Preds. If either were 6'0" or greater, they'd already be locks on the team. As the team looks to get bigger, they might be at a cross roads. They could go the way of a St. Louis and land a team that wants them or they might fold into oblivion.
     
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    Mikko Koivu for the Wild...injuries are killing the guy...
     
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    Ehh what injuries, he seems fine.
     
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    Dan Blackburn, hes a great goalie that started out good but i think its all but over for him to become a starter in the NHL.
    Also Alexei Mikhnov on the Edmonton Oilers he was drafted 17th in 00, but he still hasnt crossed the pond and hasnt really put anything special up in the RSL
     
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    You're kidding, right?
     
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    I don't know how quickly the average size in the league is rising, but I have never considered someone who is 6-2 to be small...
     
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    yeah blackburn is a question mark now...who knows if his injury is really gonna heal all the way at this point, but he has a ton of talent and it'll be a shame if it ends his career. if he heals up all the way i think he'll get back into the league and has a chance to be a starter and all...he's still real young, his biggest roadblock beyond the injury is his waivers status
     
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    There is one ingredient that the small player must have and that is speed-both
    flat out speed and accelaration/quickness.
     
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    He didnt say small....he said he is injury prone.
     
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    agreed, no small guy makes a real impact when he is Small and slow
     
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    I didn't read one of the lines but it did say size...

    LOL well Koivu is average height but...I don't know
     
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    Does that mean that you think Nigel Dawes won't make it? Not that he'd lose a race against Dave Andreychuck, but he's not exactly a waterbug, I'm told.
     
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    Then again, not all his injuries are hockey related. Appendicitis? Ankle infection? These are just bad luck, and have no correlation to Koivu's long term viablility. I'd be more worried about a guy like Ruutu, who also has been injury prone, but his injuries are directly related to how he plays the game. 2 bad knees and a bad shoulder at 21 is more cause for concern than appendicitis.
     
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