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Curtis Lazar: The Next Ryan Kesler?

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I just read a piece on Curtis Lazar on NHL.com and it got me thinking about how much he reminds me of Ryan Kesler ( hopefully minus the injuries :P ). He is listed as #26 on the North American midseason draft rankings and that seems right about where the Canucks are headed. I think would be the right piece to bolster out center position for the future, and if either Gaunce and Schroeder somehow blossom into a 1st liner then Lazar can move over to the wing as he is comfortable there as well.

Aside from either a miraculous cup run that gives up the 30th pick, or a bombed season and we end up top 10, I think Curtis Lazar is the way to go for the draft.

Anybody Agree/Disagree?

Link to the article: Here

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Most overrated prospect in the 13' class imo

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reports have it that he's more of an offensive player, then a 2way player like Kesler. He's also not as big, although quite physical, not the same beast mode like Ryan Kesler. Apparently he's more of a Jeff Skinner type according to some experts.

Most overrated prospect in the 13' class imo
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To me Lazar plays with all the grit and determiniation of Kesler with the potential for a better offensive side. That being said, If Gaunce can improve his footwork we've got a solid defensive center. So between the two prospects I think we have Both ends of the ice covered.

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Most overrated prospect in the 13' class imo

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I'd have no objection to picking him. Sounds like he has a lot of good qualities. Unless Zadorov (unlikely I know) or another big RHD is available, he sounds like a solid pick.

Bonus: He's from the Interior and could bring the Cup here when they win :bigblush:

Edit: Put up some decent points in the playoffs last year

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there wont be a player like ryan kesler EVER

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not a very appealing comparison imo. That means we have to wait 6 years for Lazar to break out, have a couple good years, then be as frail as glass by the time he's 28.

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If there is a pure offensive, potential first-line center, I would rather take them. We've already got Gaunce and Schroeder, although I am aware of the whole "best player available" mentality. Obviously you're gonna take the best player but the Canucks don't have that pure offensive center in the system.

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I don't want another Ryan Kesler drafted in the 1st round. We already got 2 pretty good 3rd line center prospects in Kellen Lain and Brendan Gaunce

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Don't forget that Lazar can also play the wing! and aside from Kassian and Jensen we don't have any top wing prospects..

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there wont be a player like ryan kesler EVER

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Mike Richards?

Pretty much the same guy.. Except.

Kesler's shot > Richard's shot

Richard's passing > Kesler's Passing

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Not a freaking chance he gets close to Kesler. This is the problem, OP, with forming an opinion of a player from print.... you need to see him play. I've seen a lot of Lazar live and that comparison is way off.

Lazar is not anywhere near a skater that Kes is and doesn't have the body type to play a similar type of game. A closer comparison would be Bozak with a bit more defensive conscience. Lazar is more of a 'Swiss Army knife' type of player but without great scoring upside.

He's going to be a decent prospect, and possibly a good locker room guy, but he will not be a star in the NHL IMHO.

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Not a freaking chance he gets close to Kesler. This is the problem, OP, with forming an opinion of a player from print.... you need to see him play. I've seen a lot of Lazar live and that comparison is way off.

Lazar is not anywhere near a skater that Kes is and doesn't have the body type to play a similar type of game. A closer comparison would be Bozak with a bit more defensive conscience. Lazar is more of a 'Swiss Army knife' type of player but without great scoring upside.

He's going to be a decent prospect, and possibly a good locker room guy, but he will not be a star in the NHL IMHO.

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I'm just hoping that Ryan Kesler becomes the next Ryan Kesler. Here's hoping!

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Not a freaking chance he gets close to Kesler. This is the problem, OP, with forming an opinion of a player from print.... you need to see him play. I've seen a lot of Lazar live and that comparison is way off.

Lazar is not anywhere near a skater that Kes is and doesn't have the body type to play a similar type of game. A closer comparison would be Bozak with a bit more defensive conscience. Lazar is more of a 'Swiss Army knife' type of player but without great scoring upside.

He's going to be a decent prospect, and possibly a good locker room guy, but he will not be a star in the NHL IMHO.

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I don't want another Ryan Kesler drafted in the 1st round. We already got 2 pretty good 3rd line center prospects in Kellen Lain and Brendan Gaunce

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