Feb 20, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>moli92</b></div><div>He was really good in preseason and almost made the team out of camp. I would consider him an A- or B+ prospect, either way I wouldn't give him and a 2nd for Lundqvist without retention</div></div>
This is just my view but it seems to be typical over total NHL prospect rankings:
Rank 1-25 - A Prospects
Rank 26-50 - A- Prospects
Rank 51-75 - B+ prospects
Rank 76-100 - B prospects
This is just one example, but THW ranked the top 100 going into this season.. bowers didn't make it.
<a href="https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-top-100-prospects-ranking/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-top-100-prospects-ranking/</a>
the LWH also did the top 100 (sorry you have to click next link 4 times to see all)
<a href="https://lastwordonhockey.com/2019/09/22/2019-top-nhl-prospects-100-81/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://lastwordonhockey.com/2019/09/22/2019-top-nhl-prospects-100-81/</a>
bowers didn't make this list either.
I'm not saying he's a horrible NHL prospect, I'm just saying his NHL projection isn't that of a b+/a- player.. these are almost always top 6 players and bowers is projecting to be more of a 3rd line player (that isn't a bad thing, he's still an NHL player).
<a href="https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/lundqhe01.html" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/lundqhe01.html</a>
look at the stats for Lundqvist in the playoffs, he always plays better in larger games. I know people have said he is declining, and they aren't wrong. But look at his goals saved above average, he is performing much better this year than last year. I think this number would be much better on colorado given the state of their team vs the rangers being the bottom feeders that they are.
IDK if colorado is the best buyer (since they have a goalie already), but I also know NYR and henrik want him to retire a ranger, IDK they would give him up for an offer that wasn't in their favor. Then again i'm not the GM, just giving my opinion on the trade posted.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>wojme</b></div><div>Sabres can just scoop him up while they're over in Europe this weekend.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Cheesesauce</b></div><div>We definitely don’t need it, we have Sobotka. :squinty
But seriously, I would like to see him in Buffalo, plus we have a couple of Finns, maybe it will be easier for him to adapt and find a common language with the team. I think he would definitely get his chance in the top 9, given that we have Sobotka, Sheary and Rodrigues playing from time to time on this position.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>OldNYIfan</b></div><div>Right now, Puljujarvi's value is at a nadir. That's generally not a good time to deal a young player.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CD282</b></div><div>This is not his nadir. His value was at a nadir last spring after his hip surgery, he was coming off a poor season (due to having pain while skating) and nobody knew just how effective the surgery would be.
Since returning to Finland, Jesse has put together impressive stats:
4, 2-2-4 +4 in Champions Hockey League
18, 11-9-20 +17 in Liiga (roughly equivalent to the AHL)
Those stats are good for 5th in the league for points (3 behind the leader), 3rd in goals (3 behind) and 3rd in +/- (3 behind). And now he's been invited to represent Team Finland in the European Hockey Tour / Karjala Tournament which starts this week.
His value is clearly on the rise again. Holland was right to not trade him over the summer as many were calling for.</div></div>
There are just a lot of rumors with the Dec. 1st deadline looming, these three were the rumored leaders