Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oilers 2012 Draft Watch "Martin Frk"

REVS 2012 Prospects List (Oct 3rd/11)
1.Nail Yakupov
2.Mikhail Grigorenko
3.Ryan Murray
4.Alex Galchenyuk
5.Morgan Rielly
6.Mathew Dumba
7.Nick Ebert
8.Filip Forsberg
9.Griffin Reinhart
10.Martin Frk
11.Derrick Pouliot
12.Cody Ceci
13.Olli Maatta
14.Zemgus Girgensons
15.Jacob Trouba

Today we examine the #10 ranked player from REVS 2012 Prospects List . Each player is unique in their own right and full of talent. The ranking does not reflect a mock draft of who a team may actually pick but rather who I would place as the best player available in that spot

Pos: F
HT:6'0 ft
WT:198
Born: Karlov Vary, Czech Rep

2010/11 Games 62 G 22  A 28 PTS 50
2011/12 Games 7  G 1 A PTS 1

Martin Frk was injured in pre-season and has only recently returned to the lineup. Those close to him say he is still trying to get his game legs and his timing together but he has recently pulled out from the World Jr U20 Championships to which has raised some controversy. Some say it will hurt his ultimate draft status while others feel the scouts think they have a good read on his ability already. Only time will tell, but for me, warning flags are going up all over. Wish nothing but the best for Martin but wonder if this will end up in him falling around the same place Jurco fell last season. Could be one great late round pick up for one team if he did have his draft status fall. Martin just recently was selected to play in the annual CHL/NHL prospects game for Team Cherry. A good showing could go a long way for scouts alike.

Frk is a player in the mold of a power forward who has some slick hands and very agile. His height is average but already sits at pretty much 200 lbs. His ability to cradle the puck is elite level and his puck protection crossing the blueline is second to none. Frk has been known to have some doubt his work ethic on a occasional night but when his game is on, he plays the 200 foot game very well. His skating is not real agile but he is a strong skater very above average speed. Plays more of a north/south game on the ice. When paired with a playmaker Frk can snap a shot like it's a bullet coming out of a 7mm magnum. Martin will need to show some improvement in his game so Scouts know he still has it and his head injury is not still lingering but I still think he will be drafted regardless in the top 15 in the 2012 NHL draft


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1 comment:

  1. oilers suck flames all the way if he does get drafted by the oilers ask for a trade

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