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Prospects Thread - 2019-2020 Season

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1 hour ago, nessus said:

Are you not a fan of Byfield?

 

I think that Byfild has big difference with his opponents in his league because of his size. Its good that he is one o fthe biggest guy in OHL but its not good for developing competition. There are not so much big and skill defensmen in ohl, usually they are big or skill, or small and  awkward in the same time. This difference fade away in NHL and he still may be good interesting player but there is more chances that he will not stand out in nhl like he is in childrens league. 

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On 3/5/2020 at 10:08 AM, CommonDreads said:

Smith I think is ready to jump into the NHL next season – I honestly thought he was ready this year, just had a rocky start in preseason but I think he would have stabilized.

Bahl I'm inclined to believe could use a little more seasoning in the AHL. Give him a little time to get used to a quicker pace and stronger competition; he may even be ready for a midseason call-up next year but I think he needs a little AHL time.

Okhotyuk I still think needs more time. His decisions aren't as sharp as Smith's or Bahl's so I think he would benefit from playing top minutes in the OHL next year and then could use a season or two in the AHL first. I love his mobility and physicality, but I think he needs a lot more time to marinate and work on his decision making.

I am asking because I am ignorant as to the reasons, but why not bring up Smith now?  It seemed like nerves were a major issue for him in camp, right?  So let him have the remainder of the season to get up to speed in the NHL and work thru his nerves.  What’s he gonna do, cost us a game?  Great!  Anything that gives him time in the show AND pushes the Devils toward a higher draft pick sounds like a win/win to me.  If we were on the bubble of a playoff spot I would get leaving him, but the only thing this team is competing for is draft ranking.  So what am I missing?

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19 minutes ago, AEWHistory said:

I am asking because I am ignorant as to the reasons, but why not bring up Smith now?  It seemed like nerves were a major issue for him in camp, right?  So let him have the remainder of the season to get up to speed in the NHL and work thru his nerves.  What’s he gonna do, cost us a game?  Great!  Anything that gives him time in the show AND pushes the Devils toward a higher draft pick sounds like a win/win to me.  If we were on the bubble of a playoff spot I would get leaving him, but the only thing this team is competing for is draft ranking.  So what am I missing?

You can’t bring a player up from the CHL unless he was 20 years old by 12/31 (he wasn’t) or he’s played 4 seasons in juniors (he hasn’t). 

As such, Ty Smith cannot play in the NHL this season. 

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12 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

You can’t bring a player up from the CHL unless he was 20 years old by 12/31 (he wasn’t) or he’s played 4 seasons in juniors (he hasn’t). 

As such, Ty Smith cannot play in the NHL this season. 

Dang it..... wait, can we get him a fake ID?

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2 minutes ago, AEWHistory said:

Dang it..... wait, can we get him a fake ID?

I might know a guy. 

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15 hours ago, AEWHistory said:

I am asking because I am ignorant as to the reasons, but why not bring up Smith now?  It seemed like nerves were a major issue for him in camp, right?  So let him have the remainder of the season to get up to speed in the NHL and work thru his nerves.  What’s he gonna do, cost us a game?  Great!  Anything that gives him time in the show AND pushes the Devils toward a higher draft pick sounds like a win/win to me.  If we were on the bubble of a playoff spot I would get leaving him, but the only thing this team is competing for is draft ranking.  So what am I missing?

Can't he learn the pro game in Bingo? He's eligible next year I believe. Let him earn a spot like everyone else. If he makes big club, great, if he falls short, farm team is not the worst thing

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32 minutes ago, vadvlfan said:

Can't he learn the pro game in Bingo? He's eligible next year I believe. Let him earn a spot like everyone else. If he makes big club, great, if he falls short, farm team is not the worst thing

He has to be 20 at the start of the season before he’s eligible to play in the AHL. He’ll be 20 this month, so he’ll be AHL eligible for the 2020-21 season. 

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Ty needs to keep adding plates to his deadlifts... and do massive amount of protein.. we absolutely need him to be nhl ready next year.. he should work with some vets like andy greene over the break on his behind the net game..

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I'm wondering if Fitz is entertaining any of the college players available out there? With all the prospects we have out there, NCAA & Jrs' coming aboard. Only (D) Tennyson is signed through next year.(besides Sissons,jacobs, Groleau,  Colton White)  Should we assume making room for Okhotyuk, Bahl, Smitty? Hellickson,? Walsh, & no need bring anyone else on?  Not counting Claesson & Mermis (who are not signed for next year.

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Wonder what the chances are he actually becomes a Devil at this point. With all the d prospects in the system now it’s not like when Butcher chose NJ because of guaranteed playing time. 

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52 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Wonder what the chances are he actually becomes a Devil at this point. With all the d prospects in the system now it’s not like when Butcher chose NJ because of guaranteed playing time. 

.. yeahhhh he gone.

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16 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

.. yeahhhh he gone.

Please no more Harvard guys in the draft. 

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To be fair, if I was going to Harvard, even if I was playing hockey, I’d want that degree too. I can’t imagine going to Harvard for 3 years and then saying , nah, I’m cool. 

Especially where you know you can stay another year and still go to the pros...assuming you don’t get hurt. But if you do get hurt, might be nice to have a Harvard degree to fall back on. 

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13 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

To be fair, if I was going to Harvard, even if I was playing hockey, I’d want that degree too. I can’t imagine going to Harvard for 3 years and then saying , nah, I’m cool. 

Especially where you know you can stay another year and still go to the pros...assuming you don’t get hurt. But if you do get hurt, might be nice to have a Harvard degree to fall back on. 

He could have signed in NJ and still finished his degree (online). 

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

He could have signed in NJ and still finished his degree (online). 

I suppose. 

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Remember what Shero said to him...

Reilly Walsh started laughing when New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero told him immediately after he drafted him that his upcoming college career at Harvard was going to be the “best three years” of his life.

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3 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Remember what Shero said to him...

Reilly Walsh started laughing when New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero told him immediately after he drafted him that his upcoming college career at Harvard was going to be the “best three years” of his life.

I'm guessing they're not so high on him.  Otherwise he would've been signed. Probably not high on Hellickson either? (he's a Jr. too?)

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23 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Remember what Shero said to him...

Reilly Walsh started laughing when New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero told him immediately after he drafted him that his upcoming college career at Harvard was going to be the “best three years” of his life.

Was he here at Prospect camps?

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50 minutes ago, vadvlfan said:

Was he here at Prospect camps?

Not sure. 

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I was told I was over reacting when I was not happy the Devils took Walsh because I thought our chances of signing him were low.

Starting to look like some concern was valid. Watch he will sign with the Rangers like Fox.

Also, if he does not sign with the Devils we better not draft any more kids from Harvard. 

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I'm jumping into this late, but what's the problem with signing guys from Harvard.... just the fact that most of them are more academically-inclined and they may delay their own entrance into the league because they want to get their degrees?

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