Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

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    Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    I had high hopes for him coming off is WHL scoring title in 06/07 but since then is game has dropped dramatically.
     
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    [QUOTE]I had high hopes for him coming off is WHL scoring title in 06/07 but since then is game has dropped dramatically.
    Posted by ecb19[/QUOTE]

    I mean it's interesting you say that, in light of recent injuries and the call ups they made over Hammill. They must still not think he's developing into his game... Having said that, he is only 21. Hes shown he CAN compete at this level, so i wouldnt write him off just yet.

    Im guessing another reason they didnt call him up was to keep his potential fresh to use as trade bait if needed? Just an assumption
     
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    The other reason for not calling him up is he has 1 goal and 9 assists in 17 games.  I don't think he even had that goal yet when Krejci caught the flu. 
     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    short answer is no
     
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    In Zach Hammill's defense, he has been injured the past two years.  He had an excellent preseason.  If you follow Krejci's development, one would find similar comparisons to Hammill.  That said, I can say quite clearly I did not like the pick at 7 or 8 or what it was a the time, the Bruins draft board was underestimating Krejci's development.  There were so many more promising players to pick at that point.  Oh well, that is why they get the big bucks.  Colbourne looks very like an excellent pick at this point.  Bergeron should have been a 1st pick. Blah Blah Blah. All said and done, give the kid (Hammill) some time to develop.  I always think what I was doing at 21.  Not the same! Ha.
     
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    [QUOTE]I had high hopes for him coming off is WHL scoring title in 06/07 but since then is game has dropped dramatically.
    Posted by ecb19[/QUOTE]
    Let's be real. Hamill is being groomed for center ice, how does he break in with Savard/Bergeron/Kreji/begin/ and Sabotka. He is learning more in Providence, and has played well .
     
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    The few games I saw the P-Bruins play he was invisible but on a bad team. All his line-mates were called up due to the injuries the Bruins had.
    I like what I saw from him in preseason,  nifty and smart but he's not strong enough on the puck and not a good skater. 
    In the NHL at the center position he'll be eaten up. Sobotka is not that big but he's very strong on the puck and when he hits (or gets hit) it's like hitting a rock, he's solid.  I can't say the same for Hamill.
    If by next season he doesn't develop these factors of his game he'll be a career AHLer. 

     
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    [QUOTE]In Zach Hammill's defense, he has been injured the past two years.  He had an excellent preseason.  If you follow Krejci's development, one would find similar comparisons to Hammill.  That said, I can say quite clearly I did not like the pick at 7 or 8 or what it was a the time, the Bruins draft board was underestimating Krejci's development.  There were so many more promising players to pick at that point.  Oh well, that is why they get the big bucks.  Colbourne looks very like an excellent pick at this point.  Bergeron should have been a 1st pick. Blah Blah Blah. All said and done, give the kid (Hammill) some time to develop.  I always think what I was doing at 21.  Not the same! Ha.
    Posted by islamorada[/QUOTE]
     
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    I remember watching the draft and hoping Columbus would pass on Jakub Voráček at # 7.  I keep checking Providence stats to see if his are getting better but the aren't.  Maybe having Boychuk and Marchand back will help.
     
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    I to think Hammill is a bust but you have to remember that,that was the weakest draft in years the only guy's that we could of got was,Sutter(11)and Perron(26)much better than Hammill espesially Perron.At #8 he should of been ready for at least 3rd line duty but he is to small and i'm thinking injury prone.Another good one i'm hearing about is the Canadiens pick McDonagh but they traded him and Higgins to the Rangers for Gomez and a 7.5MILLION$ contract!!Good job Bob you make some of our older GM's(not gonna mention any names!!)look like genius!!Had to throw that in for the TROLLS!!!
     
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    he reminds me of krecj in a way. But not sure if his game will be able to translate. If you remember this is not chiarellis pick though....he came on after the draft. I like colbourne, i think he projects nicely on this team. At this point Hamill doesnt give me high hopes, use him as trade bait because we are set at that position anyways.

     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    He's still interesting, so no, he's not a bust yet.  Could be one, sure.  My guess is that, if he ever does make it, it will be the result of a long, slow, patient process where he spends at least two healthy seasons in the minors, puts on about 20lbs of muscle, gets just a little bit quicker, and manages to keep his confidence throughout the process.  His game is in his head and hands, so he needs just enough size and speed not to get rolled up.

    I don't know if he'll ever be a Bruin though.  Looking at tonight's lineup, it's clear that vets don't lose their jobs.  Sobotka hasn't looked any more out of place than Bitz or Paille during his latest call-up, but Bitz is on the top line and Paille is in the lineup because they have jobs until he proves, definitively, that they should sit while he plays.  If Hamill wants to play here, he'll have to take a job from Bergeron, Krejci, or Savard - or, on the off chance one of those three goes away soon, he'd have to compete against Colborne, Caron, Sauve, Marchand, and Sobotka.
     
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    Hamill might just be packaged in a deal.  He does still have some value since he was a 1st rounder.
    BookBoy,  if he add 20lbs he will have even more difficulty with his skating .  It's like you said, a long patient process.
    You saw Wheeler at training camp and the 1st 10games due to his bulking up the effect it had on his skating. He has come along now though.
     
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    I meant 20Lbs over 2 years - because he's filling out - not in 4 months.  Big difference.
     
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    My short answer is 95% chance a bust.

    I didn't see anything in preseason that impressed me.
    Right now Marchand has 11 points in 8 games, plus 8.
    Sobotka has 10 pts in 6 games, plus 6.
    Hammill has 10 pts in 17 games, he's a -5.

    True, his style of play develops more slowly, but I think he's done.

    He seemed to have declined in the juniors since he was drafted and nothing is coming together for him in the NHL.

    Where is that guy who said he would be playing in the NHL for sure *LAST* year?
     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    You mean another first round draft pick might not pan out for the Bruins???

    Your kidding!!!
     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    He's not a bust quite yet because he had a good preseason but god, the management was drunk that night I swear. We could have done a lot better than him at number 8..
     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    hes spent a lot of his time in the AHL injured. point being will he ever be a 8 overall draft pick worthy guy, probably not, is it time to officially call him a bust? absolutely not
     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

    Hang on guys! Kris Versteeg was a supposed BUST TOO! Let's give the 21 yr old a chance.
     
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    Re: Is it time to declare Zach Hammill a bust?

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    [QUOTE]He's not a bust quite yet because he had a good preseason but god, the management was drunk that night I swear. We could have done a lot better than him at number 8.Posted by fireballer58[/QUOTE]

    Until he plays in the NHL how can anyone say he's a bust. We need to see him up against NHL players having said that I agree with you The Bruins could have done better with that pick at #8. He's still young and he needs experience with better players.
     
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