Nov 8, 2018
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Forum: NHLJun 25 at 12:20 Forum: NHLJun 25 at 11:11 <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Caniac2000</b></div><div>He's also very good, but as I just said, I was approaching this from the standpoint of who I would want to take a cap dump if I'm seattle, and Honka was that low down the list. He's very good, better than his brother for sure, but I don't think I can justify putting him above some of the others in here.</div></div>
Thats fair, I'm very high on him myself, I'd have him 3rd or 4th on this list personally. putting up 19 points in 43 games as a 19 YO Dman in the top finnish league is very impressive to me. He can really drive possesion, even against men at his age. Honka’s puck skill is elite and gives him PP1 upside at the NHL level, so if his defensive game can hold its own in a regular shift, he could become an impact player. Honka’s points tend to be the primary kind because he makes pro-level plays, rather than the safe, short pass.
One of my favourite D prospects in the league personally
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mytduxfan</b></div><div>Can someone explain what is the hype around Timmins? I see him listed alongside a 1st in deals for Rakell all the time and I just don't see why he's so highly-regarded. He's an early second rounder, but I don't see anything special. At best he's got top 4 potential, but comes with prior concussion too. IMO, we really don't need more players susceptible to brain injuries (Depres, Kase).
Yeah, Kase is a firecracker. That was a good deal for you guys. Hopefully your big boys can protect him from anymore concussions.
Ritchie is "meh". I have no concerns about him being a big game player in BOS. Good size and happy to get into those tough areas, but his skating isn't good enough for the modern NHL and he's too dumb to anticipate the play.</div></div>
Timmins has become a driving force in the AHL, showing some dynamic elements and consistently making plays. The only real hole in his game at this point might be that he doesn’t have the hardest shot in the world. And on the scale of things that matter to me for a defenceman these days, a threatening shot is near the bottom of the list. Otherwise, he’s 6-foot-2, he has begun to fill out, he’s a smooth skater who will get more powerful as he gets even stronger, he’s got NHL hands for his size, he’s a superb outlet and seam passer and he has always been a mature defender for his age, demonstrating an impressive ability to read the play and pick his spots.
Yeah concussions could be an issue but he is a player with a very high ceiling imo, I would take him and a first in a heartbeat for Rakell