Prospect Info: Rasmus Asplund (2016, 33rd) –- Loaned to Vasteras (HockeyAllsvenskan)

Discussion in 'Buffalo Sabres' started by Jame, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. REMINDER: Political Discussion is NOT PERMITTED
    Dismiss Notice
  1. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    Just to compare... Larsson had better scoring numbers at similar points in his pre-NHL career. So project at one's peril.
     
    jc17 and Snippit like this.
  2. kummelweck Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    20,926
    Likes Received:
    1,748
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    They only have 3 RFA forwards and any of them would get picked up on waivers if they decided Asplund was ready.
     
  3. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    Wilson seems like a lot more likely candidate to waive if they're paying attention to performance measures.
     
  4. Jim Bob Effectively, Efficiently and Economically

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    34,741
    Likes Received:
    8,093
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    SW SE
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Home Page:
    It's not that Wilson's contract is a cap killer.

    It's just another decision that is a complete head scratcher. And if he can't get the little things right...
     
    OkimLom and Aladyyn like this.
  5. Tsyolin Amerks Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 26, 2018
    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    1,332
    Trophy Points:
    84
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    Rochacha
    I'd argue he's better than Sobotka, and makes less than a 3rd as much. You can argue he's not worth that much but there's far more egregious examples of players not being worth their contracts on this team.

    But that's all I'm gonna say on this, I'd rather not spam my boy Rasmus's thread.
     
    schpaff likes this.
  6. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    Amusing to see PHam walk back his first paragraph after being question about it on Twitter.
     
  7. 26CornerBlitz 1970 Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Messages:
    28,860
    Likes Received:
    2,759
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Program Manager-Engineer
    Location:
    South Jersey
    At least he didn't resort to his signature weak Twitter block move.
     
  8. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    Not yet. Though he has gone to the "you're freaking out" when there is no freak out and the "we don't know what they'll do" rather than fessing up to a shitty idea that's more about rousing the mob against easy but undeserved targets. Again.
     
  9. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:


    Both he and Olofsson look like they've really hit the weights. Asplund's neck has disappeared.
     
    Kr632 likes this.
  10. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
  11. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    Jim Bob likes this.
  12. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    So far, he looks like he belongs. Perhaps even more so than some of the regulars.
     
  13. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
  14. Olofssons Garage Let’s Go Buffalo

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    3,650
    Likes Received:
    2,153
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    They better not send him down. He's been very good and looks comfortable at the NHL level.
     
    TheCerebral1 and Chainshot like this.
  15. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:

    Having him around allows them to keep Casey on the wing. Casey on the wing has been a better player than Casey at Center.
     
  16. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
  17. jc17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,787
    Likes Received:
    3,094
    Trophy Points:
    127
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    The team is easily better with him than with any of the injured guys
     
    BananaSquad likes this.
  18. TheCerebral1 Lord and Master of Zero F#cks Given!

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Messages:
    4,717
    Likes Received:
    950
    Trophy Points:
    109
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Location:
    Phoenix Arizona
    He's such a plus on draws and in the back end and with the transition game. Finally someone to replace trash!
     
    BananaSquad likes this.
  19. Cheese Breadman Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    3,520
    Likes Received:
    1,398
    Trophy Points:
    84
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    He already seems a solid NHL player for bottom 6.
     
    Ralonzo and BananaSquad like this.
  20. Sansbacon Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,431
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    Trophy Points:
    139
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Westchester, NY
    I’ll tune in to a few Amerks games here and there, but I never watch them from start to finish. Seeing Asplund these last few games up with the big club, and it’s obvious that this kid belongs. He’s a legit NHLer.

    I have no idea what his ceiling might be, but he reminds me of a young Jochen Hecht.
     
  21. mechaworm Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    49
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    All this said, I don't think he's doing anything he didn't do in camp. If they sent him down then, they can send him down now.

    I mean, it's the Sabres.
     
    BananaSquad and Grinder81 like this.
  22. OkimLom Registered User

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    11,798
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Careful now, that type of thinking is how we got Casey at center in the first place...
     
  23. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    97,001
    Likes Received:
    25,576
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    I'd rather Casey goes to Rochester and plays the minutes Asplund did on the first powerplay, regularly PKing, taking important starts in all three zones and get him used to being a high-end, productive professional player. Or they can leave him on the wing for 10 minutes a night and wonder why he is another in a long line of stunted picks.

    As for Asplund, I hope he isn't sent back because he's the sort of useful depth guy we had hoped and dreamed he would be. Smart, well-positioned, quick, a little gritty... keep him up.
     
    oldgoalie and tsujimoto74 like this.
  24. OkimLom Registered User

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    11,798
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    I fully expect Asplund to be sent down due to body count and the team getting healthy at some point. But his time up did exactly what it was supposed to, give us a glimpse into the current state of his development. It's what you would expect when you have a laundry list of injuries. We see he's right on the cusp of being NHL if he isn't already. Everyone knows now that next offseason is where we should expect him to fight for a roster spot. I know Botterill has lied to the fans about open competition before, but this offseason should be just that. I would like to see him go back to the AHL and just amp up the momentum and become more of a force offensively down there. This is where he should be saddled with more responsibility in Rochester.

    As for Casey, I'm not going to be long about this (not his thread), but I've been saying that for a while now. I agree 100%.
     
    Zman5778 likes this.
  25. mechaworm Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    49
    SB Cash:
    $ 50,000
    It's always easier to say that before trades/signings, though. If Asplund is working with 10 games NHL experience, there's going to be pressure to find a bunch of marginal vets again via trade or FA.

    As it is, the solution should be simple. You have a player (Mittelstadt) that everyone agrees could use AHL time. If Mitts eventually earns his callup again and there's no injuries, you might have to Moulson somebody. I don't think anyone will argue that Moulson's demotion hurt the team.

    Making a roster work is a continual, holistic process. Asplund clearly makes the team better right now. There are others who clearly make the team worse. If you can't demote/promote within the year to develop your players at the level they're prepared to contribute, you might expect to find yourself in a situation where guys are stagnating at the wrong levels and you have pressure to go out and spend your mid round picks on bottom 6 players and clutter, which pushes the problem into the next year. Which is what we do.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"