Doesn't matter where they were drafted - they are better prospects, which was theministers point.
Well obvisously, but that's a totally unfair comparison, which is my point.
It's like comparing Jensen to Laganiere.
Why don't you answer the question?
Where the players came from is irrelevant. Their quality versus the competition is.
The Canucks farm system needs bodies. I can't believe anyone could not see that when compared to their opponents.
Ya they are no doubt better prospects, but as I said completely unfair comparison.
And yeah against competition.
Henrik Tommernes plays 20-25+ minutes a game against men in the SEL.
Jeremy Price had a better season than top UFA prospect Danny Dekesyer against the same competiton, a prospect who is better than Andrej Sustr. So what does that mean exactly? Price >/= Dekeyser, and if Dekesyer is better than Sustr wouldn't that mean Price > Sustr?
These players are nice prospects, but really nothing substantially better than what we have, and them being UFA's and getting hype doesn't make them better.
If believing that makes you feel any better.
I have not commented on his quality as a prospect because I have not seen him play. Obviously you have many more live viewings to be able to claim your superior knowledge of his skill set.
I was refuting your claim that the Canucks have lots of NHL prospects on D. All prospects are not created equal, as ours are worse then almost every team in the NHL.
There are 120 Top-4 D jobs in the NHL, of which about 50% do not change over the course of 5 years. So, in 5 years time these players will be competing for 60 jobs, from which they will be competing with 1000 other players in their age range.
You rattle off the names of players in the Canucks system as if they mean something. They are fodder.
Alright we will see then, I'm saying our defensive prospects are better than some think, ya they don't have stud potential, but alot of NHL potential, and with the likelyness of your prospects making the NHL, that is pretty good, especially when you consider that none of them are 1st or 2nd round picks. And are all later round finds.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 21 March 2013 - 05:39 PM.