Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by AmartZing, Sep 16, 2011.
Who's gonna have the best season next year and the better career after?
Think McDonagh is more polished as of right now (even with less pro time), but I think that Blum has the higher potential. I mean, McDonagh is great, but Blum has a metric ton of offensive potential that should start coming out at the NHL level sooner rather than later.
The guy above me has it about right IMO. McDonagh is a lot safer to get big ice time right now but Blum has a superb offensive ceiling and will likely be better long run.
Blum can push Suter or Weber out.
yes, he really can.
Blum. I don't know much about McDonagh, but Blum is awesome.
He's my pick for the Calder
Blum. i had wished at the time that my Oilers had taken him instead of Alex Plante, who went 8 picks higher.
McDonagh is going to have a nice career, but Blum could be something special. the second coming of Brian Rafalski for the US.
Better season? Tossup. McDonagh is safer.
Career? Like I said, McDonagh is safer, but Blum has much more potential. I'd most likely take Blum.
I can't comment on McDonagh, but I'll give my $0.02 on Blum. He was easily our 3rd best D-man behind Suter and Weber (no shame in that) from day 1. He looked like he was a seasoned veteran, not a rookie call-up. There were nights when he was our best defenseman on the ice. This kid could be something special.
I'll go ahead and agree with what he said. Blum came in before the playoffs and it looked like he had been playing on the team already. He's gonna be a gem.
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