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    Evaluating What We Have (Part 1): Vinni Lettieri

    Vinni Lettieri | #95
    C | 5' 11" | 195 lb | Age: 23

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    Undersized. Good skater. Shoot-first mentality that is ALWAYS welcome. Is he actually good enough to stick in the NHL? He was sent back to Hartford again so Paul Carey, McLeod, and Desharnais can play over him. Despite being given PP time he’s only scored once and that was in his first game.

    With amount of turnover we all expect moving forward, is Vinni a guy to save a spot for? He’s similar to Vesey in that he’s entering the NHL at a strange age. He’s not 19 and in some respects he is what he is. Yes there may be room for growth but it’s unlikely he suddenly blossoms into a star. Where does he project in this organization moving forward?
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    I'm iffy on him. He's got some offensive potential but not enough to really justify being a top line potential guy.

    He needs to work on playing in his own end before he could be trusted as a full-time NHLer, especially if he's only going to top out as a 3rd line guy.
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    Can't tell with linemates of McLeod and Carey.

    To give you an idea of how good McLeod is, it seems clear Tanner Glass would be an upgrade. At least he could skate and make smoothies.

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    To save a spot for? No. You always want guys to earn their spots, preferably by beating others out of theirs. Saving a spot suggests otherwise.

    But he could have a future here, for sure. His game lends well to a rebuilding club where he could potentially be playing a complimentary scoring role down the line.
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    I don’t see it for more than spot duty and depth. Offensive player in the ahl maybe but he isn’t top 6 material and I would look for a different type of player on my bottom 6. He shoots that’s his best quality. Not really a special talent as whole shoots it’s not terribly accurate or hard.

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    Short-term energy guy. Ceiling is probably a limited scoring 2nd line winger if he progresses and gets a good center. Not sure he has the necessary skills to be a bottom 6 guy, though.

    He's already been a "pleasant surprise", and honestly, not sure he'll ever be much more than he is now. He'll progress a bit, but he's not turning into a 40-goal scorer or defense stalwart
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Vinni Lettieri | #95
    C | 5' 11" | 195 lb | Age: 23

    GP G A PTS +\-
    16 1 5 6 -11


    Undersized. Good skater. Shoot-first mentality that is ALWAYS welcome. Is he actually good enough to stick in the NHL? He was sent back to Hartford again so Paul Carey, McLeod, and Desharnais can play over him. Despite being given PP time he’s only scored once and that was in his first game.

    With amount of turnover we all expect moving forward, is Vinni a guy to save a spot for? He’s similar to Vesey in that he’s entering the NHL at a strange age. He’s not 19 and in some respects he is what he is. Yes there may be room for growth but it’s unlikely he suddenly blossoms into a star. Where does he project in this organization moving forward?
    Possible PA Parenteau type at most IMO.

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    He was only sent down because he didn't have to go through waivers today when they brought up the additional goalie.

    To answer the original question I don't think he brings much value at all and on a solid team probably never sees much if any time. He plays hard if that's enough for some people. Completely underwhelming.
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    I see him as the former version of DD

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Possible PA Parenteau type at most IMO.
    Thinking the exact same thing. That’s his ceiling

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    I like him a lot,I could see him being good player for us if he gets used the right way. I love his shoot first mentality cause we don't have many players like that. Although small he is fairly tough and doesn't back down. Hope we see more of him next season.

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    His ceiling is Prucha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    His ceiling is Prucha.
    Hallelujah
    The american Prucha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    His ceiling is Prucha.
    Probably not a bad comparison, actually. Especially if he finds a spark with a strong playmaking center.
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    If Prucha is his ceiling what does that mean? Flash in the pan type player? In and out of the lineup?

    After Chytil and Andersson he's our best offensive prospect, no? Not sure what these trades will yield but hopefully we are able to stock the cupboards with already-drafted players with high ceiling.
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    Fairly one-dimensional offensive player who can carve out a niche as a volume shooting scorer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Short-term energy guy. Ceiling is probably a limited scoring 2nd line winger if he progresses and gets a good center. Not sure he has the necessary skills to be a bottom 6 guy, though.

    He's already been a "pleasant surprise", and honestly, not sure he'll ever be much more than he is now. He'll progress a bit, but he's not turning into a 40-goal scorer or defense stalwart

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    If Prucha is his ceiling what does that mean? Flash in the pan type player? In and out of the lineup?

    After Chytil and Andersson he's our best offensive prospect, no? Not sure what these trades will yield but hopefully we are able to stock the cupboards with already-drafted players with high ceiling.
    Buchnevich?
    And its not like our current roster is a bunch of old dudes.

    Dont really have a lot of prospects that I would label the "best" anything.

    He's 23. Do you see him surpassing Miller (24), Hayes (25) or Kreider (26) within the next few years?
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    I see him as a 3rd line guy but he may be lucky to be our 4th line guy. Next year we could be looking at 7 winger that are better than him. Buchnevich,Kreider,Miller,Vesey, Zuccs, Fast, whatever winger we get in a trade, whether it be Kapanen, Bracco, Tolvanen, Tutfe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    He was only sent down because he didn't have to go through waivers today when they brought up the additional goalie.

    To answer the original question I don't think he brings much value at all and on a solid team probably never sees much if any time. He plays hard if that's enough for some people. Completely underwhelming.
    Not sure thats even true. I know thats what AV said, but why not send down the sick goalie???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    If Prucha is his ceiling what does that mean? Flash in the pan type player? In and out of the lineup?

    After Chytil and Andersson he's our best offensive prospect, no? Not sure what these trades will yield but hopefully we are able to stock the cupboards with already-drafted players with high ceiling.
    AKA, powerplay specialist. Which kinda doesn't exist anymore. Otherwise Pirri would have an NHL job..

    I dont see this kid being as good as Prucha was when he had it going on.

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