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    Hi everyone,
    I'm in a keeper, point only, non position and I'm last because I take a team after someone quit.

    I might offer a trade trying to have Robert Thomas. I need to know how good could he be in 3-4 years. Just to give me an idea, do you think he could be worse, equal or better than let say Cam Atkinson?

    Any information regarding Robert Thomas will be appreciate.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: With who would you compare Robert Thomas?

    Based on everything I've read, and the limited amount of hockey I've personally seen him play:

    I would love to see him become a Scheifele and have realistic expectations of a 50 point player with 70 pts upside.

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    I watched him play multiple times live with the Knights, I think you are looking at a middle six forward long-term
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidenown View Post
    I watched him play multiple times live with the Knights, I think you are looking at a middle six forward long-term
    Would tend to agree. I watched him at the Mem Cup last spring and ya thats a while ago but he didnt blow.me away
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    Similar to Bo Horvat
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongArms View Post
    Similar to Bo Horvat
    Great comparison.

    I think Thomas will develop into a poor man's Bergeron. Definitely a solid asset. The Blues are a trainwreck right now so it's tough to really peg anyone on that roster at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtstr View Post
    Great comparison.

    I think Thomas will develop into a poor man's Bergeron. Definitely a solid asset. The Blues are a trainwreck right now so it's tough to really peg anyone on that roster at the moment.
    Not to be a downer...but I have watched both of them play for the knights tens of times. Thomas is not on Horvat's level...honestly its not close.
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    Default Re: With who would you compare Robert Thomas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidenown View Post
    Not to be a downer...but I have watched both of them play for the knights tens of times. Thomas is not on Horvat's level...honestly its not close.
    I'd agree with that, but I also think performance in juniors is a poor barometer for some players. He doesn't seem to have a true dynamic element to his game, and that's what jumps out at the junior level IMO. Horvat is flashier. If you've watched them both play that much, though, it's definitely a lot more than I have.

    I think where Thomas gets his value is from being an extremely cerebral player, who is effective in all situations and can play a 200ft game. His game is a dying breed in youth hockey and it's becoming more underappreciated by the day. That player-type is a surefire NHLer nearly every time, but for most guys that play that game, it takes a while to be NHL-ready and their ultimate offensive upside is more risk/reward.
    Obviously Horvat does all those things too, does them better, and made a quick impact, but stylistically, I think it's fair to group him with guys who play the game like Horvat/Bergeron.

    Whether he will score like them at the NHL level is a totally different. He probably won't, but you never really know.

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    Thomas is one of my favourite prospects.
    He's got almost no flash.
    It's all super high-level hockey smarts with good-to-great skill in every cat.
    You know who else almost has no flash... Crosby. Also, Gretzky was mostly no-flash.
    Except that we all watched Crosby's point-totals blow away the competition.
    Thomas will be Crosby-lite. 80-90pts in his prime.
    Pengwin Stamp-of-Approval on the Kid. (agree with Horvat/Bergeron comparisons.)
    But Doubters keep Doubtin.

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    Default Re: With who would you compare Robert Thomas?

    To the OP: what where you thinking of offering to acquire Thomas and who is on your current team?

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