wprager wrote:Oglethorpe wrote:With the numbers Chlapik is putting up in the Q and at the WJC, perhaps someone who hasn't done proper scouting might consider him a top prospect. To me he is unlikely to ever become a top 9 forward on a good team.
He doesn't just lead his team in every offensive category, he also leads in PIMs. Have the Sens ever had a top-six player who was hard to play against? As Grats recently said, they were "softer than puppy sh*t" -- and I don't think they have gotten much tougher since he left.
So for that reason I think Chlapik could be a real important player for Ottawa. Now, will he be able to port his game to the pros and, eventually, NHL? Time will tell.
Chlapstik is a player who's talked about doing whatever it takes to get better and so far he's backing it up. His drive to succeed will be his eventual ticket to an everyday NHL spot.