Flo The Action wrote:Big Ev wrote:Flo The Action wrote:there's alot of ifs and buts but i wouldn't call you a fool for saying we might make the playoffs next year. i'm not sure what odds I'd give it, maybe 30 % chance we make it? It really depends on who is part of this team in September.spader wrote:wprager wrote:NEELY wrote:SpezDispenser wrote:shabbs wrote:HA HA! I see those glasses are back on...SpezDispenser wrote:1.RNH
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Ha, I guess, but I think the teams in front will take skill over grit.
No chance Landeskog goes after Couturier, none.
While I'm not saying I disagree, it would be fun to collect all of these types of statements and look them over a week from now.
I'd certainly have a bit of a problem if we were picking where both were available. Couturier is a center and is 6'3". He matched his 96 point total this year, playing fewer games because of mono. He's 17 so he could actually grow another inch or two; Landeskog is 19, so 6'0" is the ceiling for him. Because Couturier still has to grow into his frame (which will take at least 2 years, probably closer to 5) and Landeskog is pretty much there now, it's impossible to compare the two fairly.
If I needed a player to step into the lineup and produce right away, no question, you take Landeskog. But that's not the need of this team. I'm in the minority even here, thinking that we will make the playoffs in 2011/12. We have a #1 center and a couple 3rd line centers, but we certainly don't have anyone who is a proven 2nd line center, and certainly no-one to replace Spezza in 5-6 years (or sooner, depending on his back).
Good think Lando will be gone by the time we pick
I think, with a little luck, we'll compete for a playoff spot. Just thought I'd let you know that you aren't totally alone.
I'd much rather stay at 6 then overpay to move up and draft Stome. fair chance he'll be a second line C.
couturier I like, even I'd say I'd take over Lando. Again I'm not an anti-lando but after reading a bunch on him if he reaches the best case scenario that's been pegged for him i'm fine with that. If he ends up a second line winger scoring some 20 goals a year i think we could of done better.
So all you're doing is reading up on these guys? Why bother forming an opinion based on that? You have to see them play.
i'd rather bases my opinion on what analysts, journalists, scouts and sports commentators are saying then a bunch of youtube videos. seriously those videos only show a few select moments in a players year. about the worst possible way to get a grip on a player.
And as far as I know none of us have traveled around the league to see these guys or watched more then a handful of games online or TV. so I'd say it's as close as anyone is going to get to possibly knowing what's to expect.
so yeah, i'll "bother" forming an opinion.
Didn't mean YouTube videos, meant REAL games.