Read: Michael St. Croix One To Watch

At The Pipeline Show, Guy Flaming has been looking at one prospect from each team for a “one to watch” feature and for the Rangers he picked 2011 fourth rounder Michael St. Croix.

Flaming writes that St. Croix has the production level to be a top prospect, but doesn’t have everyone convinced he will be.

He is slightly undersized and although his speed has improved, no one would consider St. Croix to be a speedy player. Fortunately he has skilled hands to either set up or finish plays but while that leads to junior success it’s not a guarantee that it will translate to pro hockey.

He adds that some scouts don’t see him as a top six player and he doesn’t play a style that is conducive to the bottom six.

Flaming writes that this year, St. Croix’s final year in juniors, has the potential to be a “massive one” for him.

In June Scott Cullen of TSN said of St. Croix “he is an offensive dynamo, who has improved steadily throughout his three seasons in the WHL. With a couple more seasons of development, St. Croix could be ready for a scoring role on Broadway.”

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2008-09  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL     2    1    1    2    0  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL    66   18   28   46   30  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL    68   27   48   75   48   4   1   0   1   9
2011-12  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL    72   45   60  105   49  20   7  12  19   6
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36 comments
UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I have  not been this excited in a while about the Jets. While my expectations for this season are realistic, considering we have a ways to go for the final product, my expectations and optimism for the future is real baby!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Rex now as the right balance, and his main weakness- the offense, turned over to an expert to run...Marty!  All systems go! 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I like the way Rex is comporting himself these days. He is super confident but not making any foolish or outlandish predictions. I think this can be attributed to Rex growing as a HC and with the professionalism and mentoring by John Idzik.

Bent
Bent moderator

Rex apparently broke down a defensive play here, but clearly that was a filibuster so he could avoid any tough questions.

Dave Hohf
Dave Hohf

Cimini has got to go. I'm so tired of him twisting words around in order to put a negative tone on things.


Rich Cimini @RichCimini

Vick says he doesn't see it as an open competition, assumes Smith will start if they're even in the preseason. #nyj


Vick actually said that he feels that if he and Geno are neck and neck, he assumes that Geno will start. Vick knows his role and has accepted it and Cimini is not a fan of that.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

I was at this event last night and it was pretty cool. Idzik went through the draft evaluation process, showed some film on every prospect and Rex went over some plays defensive plays. It's easy to see why guys love to play for Rex, he's real passionate about the game. It's like when I watch Rocky and get all amped up, start doing push ups and feel like I ca run through a wall. There was one heckler in the audience who asked Idzik about our corner situation and it was pretty funny, even Idzik had a laugh. Eventually the guy said a little too much and was quietly reprimanded. All in all it was great...The only bad thing I have to say about it is that they only let the first 50 people take pictures with Rex. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Didn't you complain the other day about his "no one will want to play us" comment? 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Bent

This whole information sharing kick that he is on has got to stop. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Dave Hohf  Cimini just loves to stir the pot. We should all stop paying attention to him and maybe he'll go away...

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Tequila Joe  


There was one heckler in the audience who asked Idzik about our corner situation and it was pretty funny, even Idzik had a laugh. Eventually the guy said a little too much and was quietly reprimanded. 


I'd love it if you could paraphrase that convo for me, just for poops and giggles.

jsadolph
jsadolph

What I really need to know is what his footwear choices on his vacation are going to be.  Does he have any new Calvin Pryor tatoos? and most importantly, How are we going to cover anyone without any CBs?

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@tsjc68 @Tequila Joe  Tsjc, there is this season ticket holder who I've seen before at other events and he's quite the character. He always wears sunglasses and always seems to be in the middle of it. Idzik was showing some footage I believe about one of our corners (I think it was Patterson if I remember correctly but I did drink a little tequila last night so it's a little fuzzy) and right after he was done talking about the corner the guy stood up and said something like "so who we getting to play corner" totally dissmissing the fact the Patterson or whoever Idzik was talking about was capable of being the guy. Idzik laughed as well as the rest of us because the guy's timing and delivery was flawless. I think Idzik said we'll talk a little more about that in a minute to appease him. He also got up a couple of other times in the middle of Idziks speech to make comments but like I said he  was greeted by a someone within the organization and didn't make a peep the rest of the night. It was a good time... 

harold
harold

@tsjc68 @Bent @jsadolph

Rex issues apology about missing cut down day and going to Clemson game:

I and the entire Jets organization have been involved in massive cover-up that attempted to cover for my obvious dereliction of duty.

I ask that all in the media, especially Manish Mehta of the NYDN can accept my apology.  I promise to be forthright with the media moving forward.  Again it was a mistake to try to cover it up and I ask that you judge me on my actions moving forward.  Not the senseless actions that have brought us to this moment.  Thank you

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jsadolph  When will he finally apologize for skipping town on the most important 24-hours of the pro-personnel year?!?!

a57se
a57se

@SackDance99 @tsjc68

That would be something.......though he'd probably be fined his rookie salary for the year if he did that!

SackDance99
SackDance99

@tsjc68 @haroldTo show how times have changed, the Stingley hit burnished Tatum's reputation, which culminated in his best-selling book "They Call Me Assassin."  To say that he wasn't contrite about paralyzing a fellow NFL player would be a humongous understatement.  

tsjc68
tsjc68

@harold  Yeah, I felt a little dirty while typing it.

harold
harold

@tjsc68

Not the best taste, but, I am okay with it.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  So can anyone thanks to the advent of video recorded competitions between teams in the NFL. 


We're just as impressed by that as you are. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@SackDance99 @tsjc68 @Tequila Joe  


If Pryor's anything like Tatum, the AFC East should be afraid, very afraid.


Daryl Stingley's widow just cancelled her season tickets, just to be safe.


(Too soon?)

a57se
a57se

@SackDance99 @tsjc68

Jack Tatum?

Wow. 

I actually saw him play.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@tsjc68 @Tequila JoeI was there, too, and for you NFL historians, Rex compared Pryor to Jack Tatum.  If Pryor's anything like Tatum, the AFC East should be afraid, very afraid.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Ceifus Hornswoggle @a57se

I don't care if Calvin gets DROY.  But if he can make everyones arms that come across the middle a little shorter he will have done his job in my book.