Prospect Ramblings – Expectations for Recently Signed NCAA Drafted Prospects

Pat Quinn

2020-04-08

 

 

Welcome to the Thursday Ramblings. I have found a topic to write about for this week. Hopefully everyone is safe. I miss sports. No idea what else to say! I could discuss where prospects will be drafted but my list is set and likely not moving until the draft order is created. When I have time I re-watch games and my opinion does not change all of that much on where I have prospects.

 

Non-hockey message: I have been watching The Expanse and seasons one to three are really good, but I have been annoyed at season four. Then I read about all the love for it and I do not get it. This is a down season for me. As a massive Kevin Smith fan, I finally got around to watching Jay and Silent Bob reboot. Why if I am a massive fan did I wait so long? Well because it looked like it sucked. After watching it… it only mostly sucked, so I guess that is a plus. It had some great jokes, some awful ones, and did not seem like a reboot but instead like old Jay and Silent Bob hang around with Kevin Smith’s daughter the movie. Anyway, for further discuss tweet me @FHPQuinn

 

Speaking of my twitter, here is my #GoodTweet of the week:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So .<a href=”https://twitter.com/NHL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@NHL</a> should just give him those goals please <a href=”https://t.co/zup09Rh1sK”>https://t.co/zup09Rh1sK</a></p>&mdash; Pat Quinn (not that one) (@FHPQuinn) <a href=”https://twitter.com/FHPQuinn/status/1247167293630451713?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 6, 2020</a></blockquote>{/source}

 

 

Well let me get in to what I actually was writing about

 

 

Trevor Zegras (ANA) – Three-year ELC signed March 27, 2020

If he comes in as a centre he will have to compete with Getzlaf, Henrique, Steel, and Lundestrom for the top three centre spots, so my bet would be him starting on the wing or the AHL for at least half a season if the Ducks want him to be a centre. On the wing he can be hidden a bit better and probably post a reasonable 35-45 points as the Ducks will not be that high scoring for 2020-2021. If things go right and he clicks with say Rickard Rakell, Zegras could easily post 50+ points. He will forever be an assist heavy player though.

Note: For unknown reasons I keep thinking Zegras is on the Avalanche, zero idea why.

 

Tyler Madden (LA) – Three-year ELC signed March 30, 2020

Canucks fans were very high on Madden and he is a pretty good prospect. His short-term future in Los Angeles is not to be immediately on the main roster. My intial assumptions, if LA cannot move a bad contract up front, is 11 forwards returning with Amadio and Frk having one-way deals, and Lewis and Prokhorin leaving. Turcotte having the preferential treatment of being the high pick gives him first shot at the open roster spot. Madden will also find better success in LA on the wing as Kopitar and Turcotte will all sit in front of him, Lizotte is an underrated centreman, Carter’s contract is still there, Amadio is a good fourth line centre, and he will have to battle Vilardi and Kupari to make the roster.

 

K’Andre Miller (NYR) – Three-year ELC signed March 13, 2020

Miller should be on the Rangers for 2020-2021. The only left defensemen ahead of him are Marc Staal and Ryan Lindgren, plus whichever RD that plays on the left. The problem for a lot of people who love Miller is that DeAngelo and Fox are ahead of him for offense, and Lundkvis