Prospect Ramblings: Prospect Highlights and Lowlights

Pat Quinn

2021-03-03

 

 

Welcome back to the Thursday prospect ramblings and March the fourth be with you (that is the correct lingo right?). this week I am quickly going to discuss prospects that are currently hot or cold in either the NHL or outside of it.

 

I am not going to highlight Kaprizov and Stutzle’s highs versus Lafreniere’s lows to the season. KK has looked great every game, Stutzle has turned it on as of late (at least in terms of points), and while Lafreniere still has not broken out as much as we all hope, yet he is looking much more comfortable.

 

But first my #GoodTweet of the week:

 

 

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HOT

 

Ilya Sorokin, G – NYI

Two shutouts in his last two starts, after three losses where his save percentage averaged 0.868. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the initial losses appear to be enough to just make him the backup when split starting was a real possibility. Owners of Sorokin must now wait for a Varlamov injury or cold streak so Sorokin can get some games, as Trotz rarely, if ever, trusts rookies for consistent ice time. A third shutout in a row, or a strong performance in net, would have to earn him more starts one would hope.

 

Zayde Wisdom, C – PHI

Eight points in his last five AHL games, including some highlight reel goals, have rocketed Wisdom up many fantasy GMs radars, especially as the fourth-round pick impresses at 18 in the AHL for Leigh Valley.

 

Hendrix Lapierre, C – WSH

Lapierre’s Chicoutimi team was held out of play due to COVID for a majority of the season, but they are smack in the middle of total games played. His team has played 20 games while he has only played 12, that is unfortunately what happens when you are cut from Canada’s World Junior team in a COVID year and are held out a couple of games. Since his season started back up in 2021 Lapierre has 13 points in his last seven games as he is getting right back on track to his productive ways.

 

Jake Bean, D – CAR

Since February 15, Bean has been a staple in the Hurricanes line up. Additionally, he has seven points in those 10 games while averaging around 14 and a half minutes per game. The Carolina blueline is still rather jampacked but Bean is forcing his way on to the roster, so they may be forced to move a player out soon. It is still early in Bean’s career though as he does have some defensive warts.

 

Seth Jarvis, RW – CAR

Well, it is sure dumb to force players too good for the CHL back to the CHL, but that is the life an NHL prospect can lead because of the silly CHL-NHL agreement. Jarvis is currently l