Trending Up, Sep. 23, 2012

Trending Up header

By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department


THE SKINNY:

As regular readers of this feature know, last season we introduced a set of "regular" prospects who's weekly accomplishments would be featured here, and those players were the consensus choices for the Blues' top three prospects -- Ty Rattie, Jaden Schwartz, and Vladimir Tarasenko.

The intent is to feature these three prospects weekly once again this season, but when (not if) Schwartz and Tarasenko "graduate" to the Blues on a full-time basis, we will probably be looking to feature two new "regulars" here. The number of times any prospect makes our "Fab Five" between now and then will factor into this decision, of course... but I will also be looking for reader input as to which players seem to be "Trending Up" pretty consistently over the course of the year.

Ian Cole? Jake Allen? Jordan Schmaltz? Cade Fairchild? Jani Hakanpää (your GTPD's personal pick)? Or someone else? I invite your feedback in the Comments as to one or two prospects you'd like to see more of a weekly focus upon once Schwartz and Tarasenko take their places in the Blues' everyday lineup.


AFTER THE JUMP:

After the jump, your weekly look at the "Fab Five" players in the Blues' organization who are "Trending Up." Stay tuned...

THIS WEEK'S STANDOUTS:

Jordan BINNINGTON Jani HAKANPÄÄ Jori LEHTERA Tyrel SEAMAN Ryan TESINK
Binnasty Hakanpaa Lehtera Seaman Tesink
Owen Sound (OHL) Blues Espoo (FIN) Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL) Brandon (WHL) Saint John (QMJHL)
** 2 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 3 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 2 games played this week
** 120 mins, 3 GA, 2-0-0 ** 0 G, 1 A, plus-1 ** 2 G, 5 A, plus-3 ** 2 G, 1 A, plus-2 ** 0 G, 1 A, plus-3
** 1.50 GAA, 95.2% sv pct, 0 SO ** 2 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 11 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 4 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW ** 7 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW

HONORABLE MENTION:

PETTERI LINDBOHM, D, Jokerit Helsinki (FIN): 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, plus-2, 2 PM, 0-0-0.

NIKLAS LUNDSTRÖM, G, AIK Solna IF (SWE): 1 GP, 58 mins, 3 GA, 0-1-0, 3.10 GAA, 92.1% sv pct.

TY RATTIE, RW, Portland (WHL): 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, plus-1, 15 PM, 0-0-0.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join St. Louis Game Time

You must be a member of St. Louis Game Time to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at St. Louis Game Time. You should read them.

Join St. Louis Game Time

You must be a member of St. Louis Game Time to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at St. Louis Game Time. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker