Some prospect notes for you appetite:

  • The Good:
    • Robbie Schremp is 7th in AHL scoring with 39 pts in 37 gp. I debate with myself: do we call him up or leave him to build confidence and start fresh at next years TC?
    • JDD continues to hold his own in his 4th pro season. 16-11-3 2.61 GAA .920 SV%
    • Liam Reddox has been intriguing. Had a brutal year as a rookie pro in the ECHL last year but this year has jumped up to the AHL and has 23 pts in 29 gp, is tied for team lead in +/- (+7) and has developed notoriety as an agitator.
  • The Bad:
    • JF Jacques is absolutely brutal...20 pts in 32 gp and the second worst +/- at -12 (Worst? Defensive Defenceman Bryan Young at -13 who looked good in limited time in Edmonton)
    • As far as goaltenders goal, Dubnyk is having a poor season statistically, 2-7-0 3.23 GAA .906 SV%
    • Alex Plante has only played 11 games the first half of the season for the Calgary Hitmen. First he was out with a nerve issue then suffered a concussion. He is expected back in about a week so it would be nice to see him play out the season so we can better gauge our 15th overall pick.
    • O'Marra has been decent at the ECHL level but very unproductive at the AHL level. 0 pts in 9 games coming from a guy who last year put up 5 pts in 8 gp after finishing his junior season. Though he has been credited with two way play and hitting.
  • The Ugly:
    • Basillion was having a good first pro year with the Falcons (10 pts in 21 gp, impressive shot) until he got the back of his leg sliced. Word from Dan Hickling at HF is they can't even fully close the wound yet and he could be gone 8 to 12 MONTHS. Big question marks about his career


Josh said...

Prospect Update from HF

A much much more in depth look at the first half of the season prospectwise from Guy Flaming.

Rory said...

Rob Schremp is turning into a career minor leaguer. He has not yet found whatever it is he needs to make it to the NHL, he said this was a make or break year, lets hope he does not truly believe that.

Josh said...

You don't think he has 'made' something of his 'make or break' year?

Apparently he has been moved to the wing this season so there is adjustment to that.

Interested to hear what you wanted from Schremp to have made a case for himself as an NHL player? I agree he is more career AHL than NHL player, just interested in your take.

Rory said...

I don't think a good showing in the AHL means he is ready for NHL, actually most of the time it seems most players who excel in the minors do not play well in the NHL (Brian Swanson and Toby to name a few). Schremp is a goal scorer and powerplay specialist, but needs to be capable of playing defense, something he is horrible at, and something mentally is missing as well, hopefully he is working on that, sometimes guys have all the skills to play in the big leagues, but they get up there and cannot do anything.