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If there is a lockout: Which of our prospects win / lose?

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Just as the title says, which of our prospects benefit from a lockout, which ones lose an opportunity?

(Not sure if this has been asked yet... I searched and found no similar topics.)

Loses: Schroeder. He had a shot at the 2nd line C position this year. If Kesler comes back before the year begins, he loses this window of opportunity.

Wins: Kassian. This is debatable, but I think a bit more AHL seasoning is exactly what he needs, especially with a great coach like Arniel.

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Kassian playing in Chicago for at least half a season is the best idea. Give him top line minutes so he can handle big game situations and improve...

Schroeder can still get better with another year down there too.. and you never know, injuries happen.. but he is still behind Ebbett on the depth chart...

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But, let's face it.. Nobody benefits from a lockout. Not really looking forward to the worst winter ever

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Schroder wins as well --- he isn't forced into a role he may not be ready for.

He will get to grow on what he was building last year, and will be able to 'steal' the 3rd line spot when the NHL season begins.

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Id say Jensen wins, gets a full season in overseas

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Add in Spezza, Wideman, Miller, Lehtonen, and it's a pretty impressive group of young guys benefiting from that AHL year.

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Add in Spezza, Wideman, Miller, Lehtonen, and it's a pretty impressive group of young guys benefiting from that AHL year.

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Tanev gets another year with the wolves to develop his offensive side skill. A win for him and us.

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i think they all benefit. will be interesting to see schroeder play with a physical beast like kassian.

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The AHL should be fairly stacked and therefore tougher competition because a lot of prospects that could be in the NHL will go there. Just like Spezza I believe in 04-05 where he cruised to a 117 point season. That helped turned him into an all star for the next few seasons following.

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All of our good prospects win.

1 extra season of development and the possibility of being a star is beneficial.

Out of everyone Kassian gets the best deal, even though he could have been a 3rd liner this year, a year in Chicago on the 1st line (most likely) could really give him that confidence to step his offensive game up.

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Nice to see Peter Andersson's name on that list, hopefully he turns out to be a good pick.

Looking forward to see how Rodin and Cannata do as well.

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I think as many have said, prospects win. Get competitive, and win. I just don't want to lose NHL hockey though, Sportscenter needs to pick up Chi-Wolves here.

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The only people I don't see benefiting from this are the 2 guys who'll be scratched every game since there's the five player cap on experience professional hockey players in the AHL. Also potentially a few of the guys who get sent down to the ECHL because of the numbers game BUT otherwise there's nothing wrong with honing the skills in the AHL against a now more competitive opposition.

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I am keenest to see how Cannata goes, well pointed out! He looks to be a stud who will break out. Chicago will have an awsome tandem!

Yup, Rodin and Andersson are skill picks. With our accent on physical players the last 14 months these guys plus the return on Lou could be amongst our key skill type guys in 4 or 5 years?

Nice to see Peter Andersson's name on that list, hopefully he turns out to be a good pick.

Looking forward to see how Rodin and Cannata do as well.

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That was gonna happen even if he didn't make the Nucks roster.

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It's unfortunate for us (but fortunate for the Wolves) that this will create a talent logjam. Guys like Sterling and Haydar are almost guaranteed top 6 spots.

I can imagine that Kass, Rodin and Schroeder will earn top 6 spots too, but newcomers / borderline players like Archibald, Friesen, Tochkin, Anthony, Mallet, will all have tough competition for playing time... or they'll be Kalamazoo bound.

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Excited to see Tanev,Kassian get top-minutes.

Excited for Friesen and Canata joining the team.

Hoping for improvements this year from Rodin and Sauve.

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