By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department
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|
|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|
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.