I would expect that Horvat, for example, would exceed 1000 games. Heck with a 20 year career, he could exceed 1500, however, I simply chose not the go that high.Rayxor wrote:If anything, some of these are seriously lowballing. Cassels playing 750 game would be great as he wasnt a high pick or projected to be a big scorer.lostinarink wrote: My list includes all players born in the 90's. (Plus Conacher cause he missed the 90's by only 2 weeks)
I know that some of these may sound crazy but here we go:
750 game list
Horvat and Virtanen only playing 750 games would be a disappointment, as would Kassian at 500 (he alreaedy has 198). Even underachieving high draft picks will hit that range. Compare these 1st round big forwards from the 90s. (also remember that they lost a full season in their prime years).
#3 Chris Gratton 1092 games
#6 Rob Neidermeyer 1153 games
3rd Radek Bonk 969 game
14th Ethan moreau 928 games
17th Wayne Primeau 774 games
4th Chad Kilger 714 games
6th Boyd Devereaux 627 games
None of these guys were superstars, but even a journeyman can get 700 games.
To think that our best forward prospects will fall short of being the next Taylor Pyatt (8th, 1999, 859 games) does not inspire confidence.
Why only 500-750 for Kassian - because I expect that he will continue to have injury problems thus missing many games and retiring early.