Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by chewey, Mar 20, 2011.
I know this draft is all about the top 4 but what is holding strome back from making it top 5?
He's new on the radar. Smaller sample size. I think there are a lot of scouts out there that are high on him because he's so young (he'll still be 17 after being drafted) and is putting up such impressive numbers.
A lot of people know that I think he'll be the best player out of this draft.
I don't honestly know why a lot of people don't consider him part of the 'top 5.' Most of the time I just get generic responses like 'he isn't as good' or 'he doesn't have the skillset' or 'they're just better in every/most way/s.' It's hard to get a real answer. For the most part as long as the scouting services have him ranked lower it pretty much means that he isn't as good as the top 4 and thus he's part of the 'top 4 outside the top 4' with Hamilton, Hubderdeau and Murphy?
I am curious as well. He seems to have the potential, offensive skill, dedication, defensive awareness and high end potential.
I can see why RNH, Larsson and Lando would be considered better but I can't understand why he is a notch below them. Perhaps I should watch more games between all 4 live and more consistently; impossible.
He's already been dubbed "this year's Jeff Skinner" so that goes to show people are paying attention.
Seems like you'll get a top-4 pick too with the Avs... Don't worry about Strome, and have your eyes on Couturier, Larsson, RNH and Landeskog !
Think the Avs may go with the defenseman ?
Strome is awesome, should turn some heads in the end ! Centerman with dazzlying skills and a right-handed shot aren't a hot commodity in this draft... Strome should be top-5 IMO
He's carrying CPhoenixM on his jock and it's weighing the kid down.
But seriously, I think the biggest thing is just a lack of exposure. Other prospects have been in the spotlight for longer and have had more time to establish themselves as elite prospects.
I still like the kid, and think he should be in the top 6. I wonder where he will go.
For me, there seems to be too much Sam Gagner in him to justify taking him over the top 4. Gagner was still a good pick in the 5-8 range, so will Strome.
He's a good player, but there's just that gut feeling that he doesn't quite make it into the '4'. I'd hesitate to take him in the top 5, he's somewhere closer to the 8-12 range in my books
Reputation is holding him back. Others have it, he doesnt.
Just look at what Johansen is doing this season as a comfort.
He wants to be picked by the Bruins in the 6-8 slot if Ryan Murphy is gone.
Bruins aren't picking in the 6-8th spot!
I think it's projectability.
With the top four, you can look at them and see what kind of pro they are. I can look at Landeskog and say "Okay, I see Jonathan Toews or Mike Richards or Jarome Iginla in the way he plays".
With Sean Couturier it would be Jordan Staal (or for Couturier fans, Eric Staal).
With RNH, for some it's Brad Richards, others it's Joe Sakic.
I don't know what I see in Strome. Someone said Sam Gagner, that one's good, hadn't thought of it before. Others I've heard are like Stephen Weiss. Someone even made a comparable to another Marty Williamson product in Bryan Little.
Projectability translates into potential. What will he be at the pro level? I think if there was a more concrete answer to that question, it would be easier to nail down Strome's draft stock.
I've only read that here on HF. I am just wondering why scouting services haven't had him in the top 4 - or among them. He always seems to be in the 5+ spot.
Yea I am not suggesting to draft him over the other 4 its just the Avs do make off the board pick sometimes and Strome could potentially be their pick.
Honestly Avs go with BPA but the problem is you don't know who their BPA generally is. My wish list right now is:
I wouldn't be surprised.
How do you see him as a "Sam Gagner"? I can't see it at all honestly.
Interestingly enough you, and other posters on this board, talk far more about RNH (and update almost every thread every time he makes a nice pass, or scores a goal) yet I'm the one on someone's jock.
Maybe if you took RNH's pubes out of your teeth you'd recognize the pot and kettle thing going on in many of these topics.
And yes, I know that I am a big RNH supporter.
I've been pimping Strome for a real long time. Nice to see that he's finally being recognized.
I don't know how but I think that's how the Avs would have it too !
I just don't get how Larsson isn't number one on everyone's list, he should be a lock IMO
You're really from Saint-Pierre ?
People tried comparisons for Strome, from the small sample I saw of him, I would say he reminds me a lot of Daniel BriÃ¨re ! Also Ryan can win the OHL scoring title if Akeson is blanked today.
I haven't seen him play, is that really a comparison? If so, that is disappointing. Based on his numbers I would expected more than that.
When I think Sam Gagner, I think perimeter player that does not take the puck strong to the net. Is Strome really like that?
I need to watch some You Tube or, hopefully, Sportsnet is showing the Ice Dogs in the playoffs.
He's a better skater than Gagner, and a much much better shooter.
He's already lost to Toffoli who had a 5 point game today.
Nope. Not even from Canada. Live here now tho.
I could see that comparison. Its a lot closer than Gagner.
The maturity of his game or lack there of at both ends of the ice. @5-8 he is as good as any prospect there however.
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