Where in the world is Filip Zadina?

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  1. Sir Savage the 21st

    Sir Savage the 21st Oy Mate, you having a giggle?

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    Based on Veleno and McIssac, Detroit probably still did based on draft position.

    Zadina will be fine, he’s at a 25 goal pace in the AHL in his d+1 season.
     
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    There are some posters here who don't even know what type of player Zadina is...
     
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    25 goal pace in the AHL as a 18 year old is good production if he's able to make the Wings roster in a top 9 role next year he'll be right on track for a 6th overall pick.
     
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    He's an 18/19 y/o playing in the AHL. The production is plenty.

    Another poster said it, but I really think it should be said again: If he were in the QMJHL putting up 2 points a night would there be any concern? No. But the fact is he's developing much better being in the AHL.
     
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    I think he will be fine. He hasn't even played half a season of pro hockey
     
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    Most likely Pot because it is legal.
     
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    Lmao, ppl act like going from QMJL to AHL is like goingg from High School to college.
     
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    At the end of the day, he hasn't put up 50 PTS in 28GP, so he SUCKS!
     
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    OmniCube Kefka did it for the lulz

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    Stay-at-home defenseman with Vezina potential.
     
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    That, of course, is going on the baseless assumption that he'd be putting up 2 points per game.

    That same logic was used a month ago to say "going back to the WJC and dominating is going to do GREAT things for his confidence"
     
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    He's no Filip Forsberg. Definitely a bust.

    Best trade that underperforming 19 year old before he starts having negative value.

    Rangers will offer you a gently used Marc Staal with no retention.
     
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    I mean, with such an appealing trade offer, who can say no? :laugh:
     
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    There's always a healthy dose of one-upsmanship when a number of prospects of the same tier are drafted back to back and the HF population is out to score points.

    It's too early.

    I can recall the very divisive Zibanejad/Couturier/Scheifele debates which finally ended when Mark blew the other two out of the proverbial water.

    But until then, it was a daily grind of endless silliness.

    The simple answer is that it will take years to judge IMHO.
     
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    That isn't the point.

    The point is, even if he was, it would have as much to say about his potential as an NHLer as his current AHL production does.

    The difference is, in one case (QMJHL) everyone would be excited. In the other (AHL with 17 points) we're getting a main board thread concerned about his future.

    What he's doing in the AHL is so utterly within the envelope of reasonable expectatons for a #6 OA pick six months on from his draft it isn't even funny.

    Like, I'm pretty sure he's the highest scoring player from the '18 draft in the AHL.
     
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    Also, aren't we going to recognize that virtually every rookie is significantly better in the latter half of their first season? It's pretty misleading to point to the first half of their rookie year and claim that's representative of their long-term potential. We'd have shipped Steve Stamkos off to the salt mines a long time ago.
     
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    He's what 19 years old?

    Not every teenage is going to be dominate coming into the AHL right out of junior.

    If after 2 or 3 years in the AHL he hasn't made any progress then I would get worried.
     
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    17 points in 28 games is a 50 point pace. Pretty damn good for a 6thOA pick in his D+1 year.
     
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    And playing against men between 20 to 30 something year old physically developed men versus being 19 in a league of 16-20 year olds.
     
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    Ken Holland is overripening him in Grand Rapids. :ha::ha::ha:
     
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    My question is why are the red wings known for their patient development rushing an 18 year old to the NHL?
     
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    If they were rushing him he would be in the NHL.

    Zadina is probably the most skilled prospect Detroit has had in 20, maybe 25 years.
     
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    Jesus the OP made it sound like he was on their roster. Who gives a **** if he hits a slump out of the NHL, that's why he isn't in the NHL.. He's still figuring it out. It's what the juniors and AHL are for
     
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    Throw in the towel man. It's been barely more than 3 months since he entered professional hockey
     
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    Habs and sens were laughed at because they passed on Zadina, but now Zadina is looking like a clear level below Kotkaniemi and Tkachuk
     
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