Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Retire9

Ryan Parent

5 posts in this topic

He was a high draft pick and had high expectations, where do you put him on the Ducks prospect list. He is on a PTO, he has talent and has played in the NHL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He wouldn't be very high on our prospect list at all. He's 25 years old, and past the developmental stage. As a player he might be better in the NHL than some of our prospects(and only just barely, if at all), and he might have a more polished game, but that is entirely due to his age, experience, and maturity. Parent is going to be a career AHL'er, who may occasionally get a shot by a team who is willing to take the risk, or has injury problems. He's a bust at the NHL level, and even at the AHL level he's being out-played by defensemen who are quite a bit younger than him.

If he were better at the NHL level, he just might be the type of player Murray would take a shot on, due to his pedigree... in that case, he'd be a 7th defenseman who could sit for long periods. As a player though, we have many superior D prospects, and Lindholm and Vatanen top that list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm curious what you think of Clark, Sojourn? I haven't seen him play this year but he was solid last season for the Crunch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he's been solid so far this season too, Kan. He's definitely heading in the right direction, I think. Clark and Guenin are the first two I'd expect to be called up if we lose a D-man to injuries(I could see Vatanen jumping ahead if Anaheim loses a more offensive guy like Fowler). I don't think we can, or should, expect much from him offensively, but if he can be a physical presence, especially in the D zone, he might find his niche in the NHL. Ideally, I think he could be a slightly more physical O'Donnell type.

Prior to the AHL, I thought he showed a bit more on the offensive side of the game(although he was never particularly great at it), but he hasn't found a way to be effective that way at the AHL level. Right now, I think the safe bet is a depth defenseman, but I still think there is the possibility he becomes a steady top 4 type of guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he's been solid so far this season too, Kan. He's definitely heading in the right direction, I think. Clark and Guenin are the first two I'd expect to be called up if we lose a D-man to injuries(I could see Vatanen jumping ahead if Anaheim loses a more offensive guy like Fowler). I don't think we can, or should, expect much from him offensively, but if he can be a physical presence, especially in the D zone, he might find his niche in the NHL. Ideally, I think he could be a slightly more physical O'Donnell type.

Prior to the AHL, I thought he showed a bit more on the offensive side of the game(although he was never particularly great at it), but he hasn't found a way to be effective that way at the AHL level. Right now, I think the safe bet is a depth defenseman, but I still think there is the possibility he becomes a steady top 4 type of guy.

I like that he's still improving. I agree that Clark's only hope to make it in the NHL is to build his defensive and physical game. In fact I think Anaheim really needs a defenseman like that because we've missed it since OD left. I know we have Allen now but he won't be around for the next 5+ years like Clark could be.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites