As for Pertovic, it isn't about him being an NHL player or not. You said clearly that we needed a potential star prospect for Luongo. You can hype Petrovic as much as you like but NO ONE thinks he is a potential star.
Most, if not everyone, has his pegged as a physical stay at home type.
BTW have you even seen Petrovic play live?
Listen Pot Pourri. When I mention Petrovic I talk of his role in the grand scheme of a Lou trade as sort of a throw in, sort of what Kadri and Colbourne would be in a Toronto deal. I do not, have not, will not ever consider Petro as 'Star Potential', but if it is absolutely impossible for Gillis to get star potential I would much rather have a stab at Florida's 2nd tier prospects over Toronto's 2nd tier prospects.
I don't know Pot, you seem to like these sort of lightweight AHL superstars who lack those intangibles to make it in the NHL cause they simply are not THAT skilled enough to seperate themselves from the pack to have staying power in the league, ie Tambellini, Steve Kariya and the plethora of similar type AHL superstars out there past and present whom could never make the jump. I strongly feel that Kadri and Colbourne will be those types, they don't give you enough in other areas to make up for the fact that they cannot produce at a high clip offensively like the have and done in lesser leagues.
The reason I like Petrovic is that he has those intangibles that will enable to have a long career in the NHL which is why Hockeysfuture gives Petrovic a 'B' in the 'Probability of Success' category where as Kadri and Colbourne get a 'C' in the 'Probability of Success' category. Florida has 4 prospects with a 'B' rating in that category, Huberdeau, Bjugstad, Howden and Petrovic. I don't think we will be able to land Huberdeau or Bjugstad but I would be much more happy to land Howden and Petrovic over lets say Kadri and Colbourne by a country mile, if GILLIS simply cannot land 'star potential' in return for Lou.
It all comes down to, which prospects you think can translate their game to a long career in the NHL no matter the type of role they play and I believe that Howden and Petrovic do have that ability and Kadri and Colbourne do not.
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