Prospects Thread 2013-14

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu May 22, 2014 8:16 pm

Who knows what the future holds for Cederholm? Didn't contribute much to scoring, so it is difficult to tell if he has enough puck-moving skills to make it. Seems like he has the stay-at-home defenceman thing down, however...

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu May 22, 2014 8:48 pm

Bo Horvat certainly doesn't look like an NHL skater next season. Let him play another year and play in the WJC again. He looks like he'll be a decent player down the road but there is no reason to rush the kid into the lineup just for the sake of getting younger. Sign a stop gap like Santorelli on a two year deal and let the kid develop at his own pace. He is built like a horse but I'm not seeing an NHL skating stride as of yet. Though unlike the slug Brendan Gaunce he moves a little easier on the ice, so down the road his speed should not be an issue.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri May 23, 2014 7:59 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Bo Horvat certainly doesn't look like an NHL skater next season.... He is built like a horse but I'm not seeing an NHL skating stride as of yet. Though unlike the slug Brendan Gaunce he moves a little easier on the ice, so down the road his speed should not be an issue.


Check out these highlights - from about the 2:30 mark you see some of his skating:



Seems like he has pretty decent acceleration at least, and as expected he looks pretty strong on his skates with a wide stance a lot of the time.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby Island Nucklehead » Fri May 23, 2014 11:29 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Bo Horvat certainly doesn't look like an NHL skater next season. Let him play another year and play in the WJC again. He looks like he'll be a decent player down the road but there is no reason to rush the kid into the lineup just for the sake of getting younger. Sign a stop gap like Santorelli on a two year deal and let the kid develop at his own pace. He is built like a horse but I'm not seeing an NHL skating stride as of yet. Though unlike the slug Brendan Gaunce he moves a little easier on the ice, so down the road his speed should not be an issue.


I think it really depends on what he can accomplish in Junior next season. He's already one of the better players in that league, and I'm not sure how much developing he'd do. Training with the NHL trainers, building confidence and experience at the next level might be the best thing for him.

I'm fine with sending him back if he's not ready, but I'd expect him to get 9 games, and he can play up to 40 games before it counts as a "season" for the purposes of UFA status (which is far more important than the 9 games/ELC limit).
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby ClamRussel » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:57 pm

Looks like we may have something in Eriksson. Not overly celebrated but perhaps a dark horse in a couple of seasons. His lateral movement, leg agility & glove hand are all exceptional. Needs more seasoning but not a bad #3 to have.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2013-14

Postby ClamRussel » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:04 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Bo Horvat certainly doesn't look like an NHL skater next season.... He is built like a horse but I'm not seeing an NHL skating stride as of yet. Though unlike the slug Brendan Gaunce he moves a little easier on the ice, so down the road his speed should not be an issue.


Check out these highlights - from about the 2:30 mark you see some of his skating:



Seems like he has pretty decent acceleration at least, and as expected he looks pretty strong on his skates with a wide stance a lot of the time.

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