Prospect Info: Senators Prospects Watch 2017/2018

Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by starling, Oct 5, 2017.

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Which 2017 prospect will break out this season?

Poll closed Nov 5, 2017.
  1. Bowers

    7.0%
  2. Formenton

    38.6%
  3. Batherson

    42.1%
  4. Kelly

    3.5%
  5. Other

    8.8%
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  1. Nac Mac Feegle

    Nac Mac Feegle wee & free

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    How many of these 3-4 year college kids really worked out? Vesey looks awful, I don't see other names much anymore. Yeah, it sucks losing a prospect, but it's not like it's a McDavid level kid walking away.
     
  2. Ice-Tray

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    Yeah, I doubt this happens. Musical chairs can be fun if you're heavily sought after, but the team that drafts you is still the best and safest bet to make the NHL and get that career going. Burning bridges isn't a good way to start, and the overwhelming majority of players opt not to do this to the team that showed interest enough in them to draft them and help develop them.

    While it fits here to be something to add to the pile folks can draw from to worry, the reality is that this guy will likely sign with us, 'cause no one loves him like we do :)
     
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    Boucher might literally be the last person from the organization (aside from you know who) I would send to try and recruit a kid interested in playing for this team..
     
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    Aside from? ... I guess I should have put the :sarcasm:
     
  5. Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey Et tu, Dorion

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    Not in the least bit surprised. He probably will have his pick of teams so why should he sign to a team that is as poorly managed as ottawa?
     
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    The wolanin over hype is coming.
     
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    JungleBeat Fire Dorion

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    Bowers reached 30 points in the NCAA, many on here thought he would be a 15-20 point this year.
     
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    Day Man Fighter of the night man, master of the sun

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    I'm not gonna lose much sleep watching Wolanin be a #5D for some bubble team in a few years.
     
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    Still 18 years old .. a very good year I would say.
     
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    Just as you were typing this :laugh:
     
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    He still has a shot at 20 goals and over 30 pts this year. 16 and 27 last year .. Not a horrible start.. I have not dug into his ice time or utilization
     
  12. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

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    He seems rather unpopular with Rangers fans.

    All skill and no grit. Not that skilled either.
     
  13. MrCraigAnderson

    MrCraigAnderson Boucher Jr

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    Yeah people thought it was a safe pick because of the type of player he was. Wasn't too familiar with him before the draft but when Ottawa drafted him some quick research suggested that despite a disappointing season production wise in the USHL he still had plenty of skill. I know the write up at Mcleans for him was very complimentary and mentioned it was likely he was going to have big season at BU
     
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    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Don't let him walk. That would be dumb. We have a huge need for D with upside, especially a guy who can blast point shots like Wolanin. If he doesn't make it to the Frozen 4 final, Dorion should be at his door with a contract to sign and a spot in the opening lineup the last day of the regular season to collect his bonuses and an assurance that he'll never see the ECHL. Probably wishful thinking on my part, the organization has dug their grave with how they've managed young players on the BSens this year. Have Karlsson shoot him a text saying he can't wait to play with him or something. Get it done.
     
  15. Deku

    Deku I don't know dude, I just drink blood dude

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    Kerfoot & Butcher have both had great rookie campaigns this year
    Funny enough they swapped teams as if it was a trade
     
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    Good for the kid....but HFRangers hasn't been too kind to him over the last year. Kid is a bit of a disappointment, especially considering the circus created trying to sign him.
     
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    I don't know who Wolanin 's agent is, but he may have a history of this kind of thing.
     
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    Which is the last big success signing of that nature? They don't seem to pan out very often. Maybe the problem with HFrags is their expectations.

    Isn't one of the best recent ones Bozak? lol.
     
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    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Vessey, Butcher, Condon, Krug, Dekeyser and Kerfoot
     
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    Those are all big successes in your opinion?

    Kerfoot and Butcher definitely look promising though. Both are very recent.
     
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    well any one of them would help us. I doubt wolanin is anywhere near their level though, at least not the d men
     
  22. aragorn

    aragorn YES WE CAN

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    Probably about 1,000 hockey players who would love to play hockey for a living & looking for their big break hoping to have a shot at playing in the NHL someday regardless of what the team is like currently. I imagine everyone thinks they could help make the team better.
     
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    fair enough, that wasn't what the discussion was about though.
     
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    well most of those guys are big successes... and to add to that, I don't think we need to worry about wolanin, looking at that list
     
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    Krug and DeKeyser are the only big successes I see.

    Butcher and Kerfoot remain to be seen. They are rookies still. Need some consistency to be considered a big success. But yeah, I had forgot about those two admittedly. If we were having this discussion a few months ago Krug and DK would be the only big successes imo.
     
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