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The Next Sidney?

Postby topshelf on Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:26 pm

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Postby Jim on Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:22 am

The line "The next so-n-so" gets used waaaaayyyyy too often.

Ha! Got it in the right place this time...
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Postby DelPen on Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:37 am

Talk to me in 3 years when the kid is draft eligable.

As far as calling some kid the next great player it's dangerous. I don't think Daigle was going around and telling people he was the next Gretzky, people told him that and when he never lived up to the expectations people blamed him even though they set the bar too high.

Crosby came into the NHL with peopel telling him for years he was a superstar. When the 18 year old kid acts like the superstar that he is he gets called a brat by the nedia for arguing calls that all great players argue.

And people last year were writing articles that we should forget Crosby and Ovechkin because Phil Kessel is really the next great player. Kessel is a good player but he is not living up to the hype around him.

Only Ovechkin and Crosby have lived up to their draft hype since Mario. Thanks to the internet it's now possible for anyone to follow these pre-draft kids and see how they progress and we can form out own opinions about them easier.
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Postby Draftnik on Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:17 am

I saw Tavaras play a few times this year. He had an amazing season for a 15 year old. He received a lot of notoriety because the OHL had to create an exception rule so he could play:

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1142981410750&call_page=TSS_Leafs&call_pageid=1044442959412&call_pagepath=Sports/Leafs&pubid=968163964505

There is a kid from Quebec (Angelo Esposito) that is a year or two older that will probably be the top pick in 07. He also looked very good the few times I saw him play this season.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:38 am

Draftnik wrote:I saw Tavaras play a few times this year. He had an amazing season for a 15 year old. He received a lot of notoriety because the OHL had to create an exception rule so he could play:

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1142981410750&call_page=TSS_Leafs&call_pageid=1044442959412&call_pagepath=Sports/Leafs&pubid=968163964505

There is a kid from Quebec (Angelo Esposito) that is a year or two older that will probably be the top pick in 07. He also looked very good the few times I saw him play this season.


Draftnik... where did you see these players ???
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Postby Draftnik on Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:50 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:Draftnik... where did you see these players ???


I have a Bell ExpressVu satellite dish. It is the Canadian equivalent to DirecTV in the US. I set up a mailing address in Hamilton, ON through a programming broker to give the appearance that I live in Canada.

http://www.canadatotwincities.com/satellite.html

I bought my dish from KUSat in Ottawa and use TVM out of Hamilton as my programming broker.

ExpressVu is a great compliment to DirecTV.
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Postby Pitts on Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:55 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Draftnik wrote:I saw Tavaras play a few times this year. He had an amazing season for a 15 year old. He received a lot of notoriety because the OHL had to create an exception rule so he could play:

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1142981410750&call_page=TSS_Leafs&call_pageid=1044442959412&call_pagepath=Sports/Leafs&pubid=968163964505

There is a kid from Quebec (Angelo Esposito) that is a year or two older that will probably be the top pick in 07. He also looked very good the few times I saw him play this season.


Draftnik... where did you see these players ???

The REAL question is, how the hell does he watch so much hockey???? Is this all he does? And, does he work for the Pens??

Things that make you go hmmm.....
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Postby Fast B on Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:03 pm

This is getting ridiculous. Calling kids "The Next One" was one thing, because at least Gretzky was more or less done playing and there was a pretty high standard set.

But "The Next Sidney"? What the hell does that even mean? The next #1 pick? Does that make Esposito "The Next Tavares"? Maybe the people who live down the hall from me are parents of "The Next Esposito". I'm sure he'll be draft-eligible in 16 years or so.

Give me a break already.
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Postby topshelf on Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:35 am

Fast B wrote:This is getting ridiculous. Calling kids "The Next One" was one thing, because at least Gretzky was more or less done playing and there was a pretty high standard set.

But "The Next Sidney"? What the hell does that even mean? The next #1 pick? Does that make Esposito "The Next Tavares"? Maybe the people who live down the hall from me are parents of "The Next Esposito". I'm sure he'll be draft-eligible in 16 years or so.

Give me a break already.


Relax, bud. Don't give yourself an aneurysm over it. I was just saying that because, like Sidney, this kid is making waves at a very young age. Sid was popping up in articles when he was around 15. Go outside and get some fresh air.
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Postby Fast B on Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:52 pm

topshelf wrote:
Fast B wrote:This is getting ridiculous. Calling kids "The Next One" was one thing, because at least Gretzky was more or less done playing and there was a pretty high standard set.

But "The Next Sidney"? What the hell does that even mean? The next #1 pick? Does that make Esposito "The Next Tavares"? Maybe the people who live down the hall from me are parents of "The Next Esposito". I'm sure he'll be draft-eligible in 16 years or so.

Give me a break already.


Relax, bud. Don't give yourself an aneurysm over it. I was just saying that because, like Sidney, this kid is making waves at a very young age. Sid was popping up in articles when he was around 15. Go outside and get some fresh air.


Hey, sometimes sitting at work drives a man crazy. :)

Didn't mean to snap at you though, more at the people who come up with labels like this. And you're right, I do need to get some fresh air. Curse you, steady paycheck and demanding clients!
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Postby Pitts on Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:41 pm

My son is the next Sidney.
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Postby topshelf on Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:52 pm

Fast B wrote:Hey, sometimes sitting at work drives a man crazy. :)

Didn't mean to snap at you though, more at the people who come up with labels like this. And you're right, I do need to get some fresh air. Curse you, steady paycheck and demanding clients!


lol... Completely understood.
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Re: The Next Sidney?

Postby Super Slovak Surovy on Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:43 am

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Postby FallenHero96 on Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:49 am

How come nobody is ever the next Daigle?
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Postby Ron` on Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:18 pm

Kessel is the next Daigle, at least that is what he has been compared to.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:22 pm

Ron` wrote:Kessel is the next Daigle, at least that is what he has been compared to.


Bite your tongue, unless we get Johnson. Then Kessel = Diagle for sure! :-) :-) :-)
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