Thomas Pock (Pöck)

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  1. The Austrian

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    What do ya think about him ?

    he is IMO the best offensiv defender in the NCAA. do you think that he can make it to the NHL or AHL ??

    i think he can make it...
     
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    i think he's at least the potential to play in the AHL ...
     
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    I think a comparison to Tom Preissing is legit. If he focuses on defense, he could become an NHLer. I don't know if he is able to score as well in the big leagues...
     
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    but there are quite a few players who came as undrafted FAs out of college and made the NHL (Madden, St.Louis, Rafalski, Boyle, McDonald, etc) ... i think he has a chance ... :yo:
     
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    He definitly has. But I remember Andre Lakos who was once considered a top 4 defenseman for the Devils and now plays in Austria...
     
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    you never have a guarantee :)
     
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    I've watched Pock play a few times and every time I've seen him he's been the best player on the ice (including the game I saw him play against BC). He's a great leader and the heart of the UMass team. I'd say he has a good chance to be successful in the AHL and possibly play in the NHL sometime.
     
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    any NHL teams interested in pöck so far? :dunno:
     
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    no. or i didn´t read anything.

    aunt Edit knows: A friend just told me that the NJ Devils are maybe interested in him. scouts are watching his games....
     
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    I don't think he can sign until the NCAA season is over. Doubt there will be any talks until then.
     
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    Pock is considered one of the top college FA's this season.

    I'm sure a lot more than the NJ Devils are interested in him.

    Plus, no negotiations can happen between any NHL team and Pock (or his advisors) until his NCAA season is completed.
     
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    when is the season completed?
     
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    According to an Austrian newspaper Islanders coach Steve Stirling is interested in Pöck.
     
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    There's a lot to like about Pock. He's got decent size, a scoring touch (4th in the NCAA... as a defenseman, that's rather rare), and he's only just turned 22 in December. He'll get a shot at playing in the bigs. Hartigan did as a 24 year old, so Pock can too.
     
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    do ya think he hast the chance to win the hobey backer award ?
     
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    He's got my backing :p
     
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    Thanks !! :)
     
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    Pock won't get the Hobey Baker (at least I don't think so)

    Darkhorse... Chris Conner (MTU)
     
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    Any official word on wether or not Pock has to go through the draft?
     
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    STILL waiting.

    I've made at least 10 phone calls/e-mails regarding the issue. Guess nobody likes me :dunno:
     
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    i don't think so.
     
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    on an austrian hockey page you can read that he hast to got through the draft. because he played in austria till he was 18, and so he has to be drafted to play in the NHL.

    which round do ya think he can be draftet? first - second ??
     
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    anything but late 2nd or early 3rd would surprise me, honestly
    :dunno:
     
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    He will likely be a 3rd/4th rounder.

    The thing here is... this pick is going to pay immediate dividends for whichever organization picks him unlike other 3rd or 4th rounders where it could be 2-4 years before sign their name to the dotted line. So that instantly makes him a higher pick then he would be if he was 18/19.
     
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