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|Sujet: Une autre édition de: Qu'est-ce qu'on disait d'eux à leur repêchage? Sam 11 Jan 2014, 19:56|| |
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de ce soir ma rappelé que quand j'ai commencé à jouer a Eastside Hockey Manager au début des années 2000, Patrick Sharp et Duncan Keith étaient pas les plus grands espoirs. Sharp était un futur joueur de soutien, mais quand même habile et Keith était un défenseur ultra rapide mais fragile. Certains pensaient même à l'option de l'envoyer en attaque.
Voici ce que Hockey's Future disait d'eux juste après leur repêchage respectif.Patrick Sharp
"No, there is no truth to the rumor that taking a University of Vermont player in the draft was one of the concessions the Flyers made in John LeClair’s new contract. A solid player for the Flyers (the ’s Thunder Bay Flyers, that is), Sharp stepped right into coach Mike Gilligan’s UVM starting lineup last season. Sharp played in all matchs situations and easily won the team’s rookie of the year honors.
Sharp, who was rated #210 among North Americans in Central Scouting’s 2000 midterm rankings, elected not to make himself eligible for the draft last year, hoping that a year of development in college would make him a more marketable prospect. That mission was accomplished this season.
Sharp is a heady player and an above-average skater who, at age 19, has what so far project as average to slightly below average offensive skills (as compared to other draft prospects ranked in the top 100). One of the benefits of drafting college players is that the rules allow teams to get a longer look at the player before they make a decision about signing them. By the time the Flyers have to make up their minds one way or the other, Sharp will be a mature player.
I don’t think the Flyers drafted him with any great hopes that they unearthed a potential star, but there is always room for players with his qualities, whether it is an role player or a possible future call-up player.
"Keith is light-footed on his skates and can fly around players. Before he enrolled as a Freshman at the Michigan State, he was a British Columbia phenom, amassing a hefty 64 passes to go with his 18 goals, so he certainly displays skill, touch and instinct to carry the biscuit, jump into the plays from the defensemen position. His first season at Michigan State, he had trouble playing defense on most nights. He still hasn’t adjusted and strength and size have a substantial part to do with stopping the bigger stronger forwards. That might be very possible, for he certainly has pure speed and agility to create as a winger. He has not yet adjusted to the less free wheeling style of the collegiate matchs and has trouble with handling traffic as a college defensemen.
The question is would he actually be able to make it as an defensemen at his size and strength. He doesn’t project to grow past six foot. Could general manager Mike Smith have drafted him with the idea of him converting to a wing? The comparisons to “Phantom” Phil Housley don’t wash with me. Housley may have been the key ingredient that pushed the Blackhawks into a play-off slot, but Housley had trouble defensively all year as he has in most of sa carrière.
Sometimes players are chosen for their character, skills, and determination, and can be projected to another position as possible pros. I wonder if that is what Hawk general manager Mike Smith had in mind by making him the Hawk second round pick.
I realize that the undersized defenseman has chiseled a place in the new transition matchs and that this young man has the tools to be a Ballard/Bouwmeester type offensively creative player. I also understand you cannot teach speed, and Keith has an abundance of it. I just don’t know if he can make it on the backline.
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|Sujet: Re: Une autre édition de: Qu'est-ce qu'on disait d'eux à leur repêchage? Sam 11 Jan 2014, 21:48|| |
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ne jamais arrêter de croire never stop believing
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