Ya, I woudn't label anyone a bust until they are 25. But you have to admit they are trending that way.
Neither has been dominant or stood out at the AHL level and they are approaching 23 years old. Be nice if one of them had showed a little more. These guys were both drafted for their skill and offense, and we haven't seen much of it in lower levels.
I can't answer for all the other players on your list, but the first guy you listed, Palmieri, has put up a point a game in the AHL over the last two years. Better production than Schroeder. There are names you failed to mention as well like O'Reilly and Johannson.
I'm just saying it would be nice if there was some sort of production from these guys that would indicate they are trending in a positive direction towards being offensive contributors. It is really hard to see right now.
Jordan and Anton are not alone. The system doesn't have any forwards in that 20-25 year old age group that looks ready to take the next step as top 6 contributor. I would say Kassian is the closest one, but even he has some serious questions.
Grabner and Hodgson were dealt and none of our other prospects have filled that void to this point.
Obviously, O'Reilly and/or Johansson would have been nice to get instead, and would definitely make a difference. But the point of my post is that by far the majority of the guys selected are in the same boat as Schroeder and Rodin - still working on their game, and far from sure bets to be NHL impact players. There's very few who I would say are more likely than Schroeder to pan out as something of value.
Grabner may not have panned out had we kept him. And there are volumes still left to write on how Hodgson's and Kassian's careers will pan out. At this point, it's really just wait and see.
Personally, I think Schroeder and Kassian's stats are artificially low because of playing on a low-scoring team. I have a feeling that it is in large part because of a lack of offensive skill on the Wolves' blueline.
But the team's lack of real D prospects isn't much of a story, since Gillis has managed to stock our blueline well with trades and signings.