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Prybil 121 39.03%
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Calgarypuck Prospect Ranking 2016 - Round 10 Run Off

Daniel Prybil vs Tyler Wotherspoon

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wouldn't guarantee the loser is the round 11 winner either.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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I'm in for Wotherspoon.

I've seen him. He's played in the NHL and acquitted himself well.

Prybil may be the next big thing from Europe, but the Czech league is more similar to the AHL then the KHL and I'll have to see it first.
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I think wotherspoon will/should secure a bottom pairing role hopefully this year. However, not sure he will move up much from there in the depth chart.
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Wotherspoon please. He can play.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:55 AM   #5
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Tough one. I went with Prybil, because I haven't seen him play so really he can be anything. He could even be a Wotherspoon.
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Been voting for Wotherspoon for a while. Nothing against Prybil, just don't know enough about him as far as Canadian hockey goes.
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Cant wait to see the loser go through the Gauntlet again in round 11, its a good thing we set the standard with Magniapane
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Prybil. His upside is higher than Wotherspoon's and they're the exact same age. Neither will amount to much more than depth players, but Wotherspoon has had a few years to mature and still doesn't look much better.

Can't say I've actually watched Prybil, but he has some attributes that will likely make more of a difference to a team. Plus, his game has progressed well over the years.
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Pribyl. Higher ceiling, closer to making the roster.
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Interesting run off. I just can't see voting for Prybil when virtually no one has actually seen him play. Might as well go with Linus Lindstrom or Mitch Mattson if that is the thought process. More than anything though, I think the "upside" of Wotherspoon seems to be written off, but I would argue is still potentially top 4. He is only 23.
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Pribyl. Like I mentioned in the last thread, he very well may be the team's starting first line RW next season while Wotherspoon will likely be the 7th defenceman.
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Pribyl. Higher ceiling, closer to making the roster.


How is that?

Wotherspoon has made the roster in the past...Pribyl has never played a second of hockey on NA ice.

I think expectations for a guy who played in a very sub standard league compared to the AHL or the NHL are WAY over the top.

It would be great if he is THAT guy, but holy cow i think things need to be tempered a wee bit when it comes to what he can do in his first year of pro hockey in a completely different country/system/competition compared to anything he has experienced thus far.
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I just think Wotherspoon is the type of player that can quietly contribute to a team's success. He does a lot of little things right. I like what I've seen from Wotherspoon. However, I didn't vote for Wotherspoon before the run-off, because of his lower ceiling.

Don't know much about Pribyl, but he seems pretty promising.
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How is that?

Wotherspoon has made the roster in the past...Pribyl has never played a second of hockey on NA ice.

I think expectations for a guy who played in a very sub standard league compared to the AHL or the NHL are WAY over the top.

It would be great if he is THAT guy, but holy cow i think things need to be tempered a wee bit when it comes to what he can do in his first year of pro hockey in a completely different country/system/competition compared to anything he has experienced thus far.
Treliving himself tried to temper expectations when he first signed. I get that voters might think Pribyl has a higher upside (although still not sure what that is based upon), but I can't see how Pribyl could be seen to be closer to the NHL now.
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I'm in for Wotherspoon.

I've seen him. He's played in the NHL and acquitted himself well.

Prybil may be the next big thing from Europe, but the Czech league is more similar to the AHL then the KHL and I'll have to see it first.
The Czech league is closer to the ECHL than the AHL.
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I am going to pass on voting this round as neither player is worthy of a top 10 spot.
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Pribyl again.
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Interesting run off. I just can't see voting for Prybil when virtually no one has actually seen him play.
Lots of people have seen him play, it's not like he crawled from under a rock. Professional scouts have seen him play. They peg him as a potential top 6 guy. Our management also calls him a potential top 6 guy, and again unlike Feaster I don't think they'd say that if they didn't actually believe that.

There are also Habs fans who have seen him play if you look it up. He was seen as a guy with "all the tools but no toolbox" (among other things). Many commentators have noted that he seemed to put his game together last season. Which isn't really that surprising at the age of 23. Everyone agrees he has size and skill.

Not to belittle CP, but people put a ridiculous amount of weight on comments made by CP members as opposed to professional scouting reports.

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Wotherspoon has made the roster in the past...Pribyl has never played a second of hockey on NA ice.
I've said it already, but we have a roster full of D-men on 1-ways, so for Wotherspoon to play requires first that someone gets injured or traded and then he needs to beat out other prospects. At which point he'd be at equal ground to grab that one spot from 2-4 other competitors.

On the other hand there's a spot open on the RW.

Also, Wotherspoon at 23 is a young defenseman, but Pribyl at 23 is entering his prime as a forward.

As for his "second rate league", IIRC Pribyls NHLe based on last season was something like 40-50 points which is NHL regular level if the rest is fine.

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I feel fairly confident in Pribyl's ability to translate into a 3rd line winger despite his lack of time on North American ice, but I don't feel Wotherspoon will see any prolonged top 4 action throughout his entire career and he's had plenty of chances at NHL action with the big club. He could see a good surge and become a solid #4 (Wotherspoon - Hamilton was a very good pairing in the WJC once if I remember correctly) but I wouldn't put money on it.
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I don't agree with those saying that Pribyl has a higher ceiling. To me, his ceiling is a top 6 winger, but he likely tops out as a mid 6 winger (which is pretty dime-a-dozen)

Wotherspoon's ceiling is easily a top 4 defenseman. And I will remind people that many on here said that Brodie's ceiling was a 5/6 Dman until he showed it was higher. Then they said a 3/4 guy until he again proved them wrong.

It is hard to imagine Wotherspoon becoming a top pairing guy. However, it is not difficult to imagine him as a top 4 guy in a few years.

And that is far more valuable than what Pribyl is likely to bring to the team.
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