Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Amazing Kreiderman, May 31, 2018.
Wheeler is arguably a top-5 winger in the game today. I like Tkachuk, but this is a bold comparison.
Wheeler took quite a bit to get to that level, though. I’m sure if someone suggested Wheeler potentially being a PPG in 2010 you would have been laughed at.
Carolina got Teravainen for taking on 1 year of Bickell.
The best stylistic comparison I’ve seen for Wahlstrom so far is Mika Zibanejad by @Pavel Buchnevich. He’s a better shooting version of Mika with a much deadlier wrister.
If you can get a kid like Nino or Coyle out of Minnesota just by eating a bad contract, do that yesterday.
This is why p/60 is important. He played all 82 games, played barely over 10 minutes per game of 5v5 time. 1.66 points/60 at even strength only behind Bergeron and Krecji on Boston that year.
Could you have guaranteed he'd be a point per game player then? No, of course not. Could you have recognized this is probably a 60 point player who isn't getting enough minutes? Perhaps.
Touche. I'd imagine some teams would use that as a lesson on what not to do, but I can't argue that it hasn't happened in the past.
I love Nino. Would love to get him
I'm speaking stylistically. Wheeler is an absolute force and has been for a long time. His reach, size, hockey IQ and vision are very unique. Tkachuk has those same strengths so while he may not be a 40g scorer, he can have a very large effect on a game.
Gotcha. I'm never sure when people compare prospects to established players if they're saying that this person will be that person, or just plays a similar game to this person.
Like Lias and Jesper
I think one of Zadina/Wahlstrom/Tkachuk are the guys they want and I think if one falls to 5/6 they will trade up to get them.
Oh my God! The worst and you have opened pandoras box!!!!
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