Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 1/4/12
Phil Cornet, Alex Plante and Yann Danis have enjoyed solid seasons so far in the AHL with the OKC Barons. All three will represent the Barons at this year's All-Star game. Cornet would have to be considered the biggest surprise, after all it was uncertain what role he'd play in the organization this season. Plante has had his best season in the AHL, and his last year and a half in the league are trending in a good direction. Danis is a minor league veteran who has been solid in his return to the AHL. I think it's important we take a moment to make the distinction between these AHL all-stars and actual elite level prospects. The outstanding prospects in OKC this season are Teemu Hartikainen and that group, these are men who have proven themselves in the very difficult AHL. However, making too many of that league's all star games tells us said player isn't moving up to the NHL as a regular. I'd rank Danis in that category, with the other two still in the prospect stage. -- One of the ...
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