NHL Trade Deadline: Ten Tempting Prospects | The Hockey Writers:
"Picks and prospects will prove to be valuable commodities leading up to the NHL trade deadline. GMs of teams that emerge as buyers (seemingly the vast majority of the league) might have to dangle key assets to land the perceived difference making players they desire in their quest to hoist hockey’s Holy Grail."
“He is first and foremost, a goal-scorer. The Swedish sniper possesses high-end hockey instincts, able to create his own chances. Augmenting his pro-calibre shot is his speed and skating. Collberg is seemingly effortless out of the blocks and has very good top end speed. He is also quite agile on his skates.The Collberg hockey story continues to build as to go along with the aforementioned shot and skating ability, Sebastian is a calm and collected competitor. He has good puck skills and when presented with a breakaway or shootout attempt, he has tremendous confidence in his ability to find twine. As well, Collberg has shown the ability to play at his best, the bigger the hockey stage.”
“Known as a feisty power forward for the 39-23-2-4 Storm this season, Kosmachuk has led the team in scoring with 65 points in 68 games – including a team high 35 goals.Not to mention his 105 penalty minutes and plus three rating, Kosmachuk continues to improve steadily and consistently.In his third full season in Guelph, the nineteen year old Toronto native has seen his production rise from 21 points in 68 games in 2010-11 to 59 points in 67 points in 2011-12 to this year’s total of 65 points in 68 games.At 6’0, 177 pounds, the gritty winger has potential to be a Dave Bolland type player with his power forward type play and his scoring touch as of the last two OHL seasons in Guelph.”
“He has good size and is equally adept at playing in the offensive or defensive zones. He also possesses a good level of toughness and has that “umph!” to his game. Add to those components a bullet-like shot!”
“Vatanen is a small (5’10″, 176 lbs) offensive defensemen. All scouting reports speak glowingly of hisskating (speed and fluidity) puck handling, passing and shooting, but the few comments on the defensive side of his game range from “has not been any sort of liability” to “need to show notable improvement,” and all consider his size (or lack thereof) a negative.”
- Columbus Blue Jackets 1st Rounder 2013 (via Los Angeles Kings)
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