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  1. Jack Rathbone | D

    Looking at both teams schedules it doesn't look like it unless they meet in Frozen Four play (or possibly in some other tournament I'm unaware of). https://mgoblue.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=485 https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/mice/2018-19/schedule
  2. Jonah Gadjovich | LW

    The ECHL is definitely a stronger league than the OHL, just look at the stats from Dane Fox. In his final year in the OHL Fox had 107 points in 67 games. His first year in the ECHL he had 45 points in 70 games. I definitely don't think it's the end of the world if Gadjovich goes to ECHL this season. There is still a lot he can learn there.
  3. Quinn Hughes | D

    I'm not really worried about how many points Hughes puts up this year. It's quite evident that he has a ton of skill and great offensive instincts, so I'd prefer he focuses on the defensive side of the game this year. If he puts up the same PPG as last season but becomes his coaches first choice in important defensive situations I'd consider the season more than a success.
  4. Sam Gagner | #89 | C/W

    Interesting article, he sounded appreciative of the Leafs organization for taking him in but didn't acknowledge that the Canucks worked to make that situation happen. It also sounded like he's trying to impress the Leafs organization so that they trade for him.
  5. [GDT] Around the NHL | September (23-29) 2018 (Preseason)

    Wow, I definitely expected him to make the team after his season last year in the KHL.
  6. Quinn Hughes | D

    His classes start September 4th, so theoretically that is the deadline. The UMich hockey team probably has practices before then, but they wouldn't be mandatory to maintain his eligibility. http://ro.umich.edu/calendar/fa18.php
  7. Elias Pettersson | #40 | C/RW

    He's too old, can't play in the World Juniors next year (he turns 20 in November).
  8. Michael DiPietro | G

    Shiny new toy syndrome. I love DiPietro's compete level. His experience at the WC this year, getting to practice with players of that caliber, I'm sure will drive him to get even better. I'd say he's definitely the frontrunner for the #1 goalie at next years WJC and if he does earn it this thread will probably explode.
  9. Quinn Hughes | D

    Unless Hughes decides to not go to college next season he won't be playing in it. College classes will have already started.
  10. Jett Woo | D

    This was one of the players I really wanted at the begging of the year, though I have to admit that was just because of his name Excited to see how he progresses!
  11. 37th overall

    Even though he's another LHD, I'm hoping the Canucks pick Jared McIsaac. Lots of good players still on the board though and a number I would be very happy with.
  12. Quinn Hughes | D

    He said he was fatigued after the World Championships, only flew back to North America a few days before it. It's not that uncommon for prospects to skip the testing portion of the combine if they play in the Memorial Cup or another tournament that runs late in the season. I was still hoping to see him participate though.
  13. Quinn Hughes | D

    Of the four defensemen he was the one I went back and forth on the most. He's probably the most exciting player we could have picked and I'm excited to follow him more closely next year! He is on the short side, but at ~175lbs he's not that skinny for 5'10". I was hoping he would participate in the combine because I have a feeling he's quite strong for his size. Being that he's one of the older players in this draft year I'm not sure he'll grow anymore, but I can see him eventually playing at around Biega's weight (195lbs) and Biega certainly isn't afraid of the physical side of the game. Here's to hoping we picked the best one of the four defensemen!
  14. [GDT] 2018 NHL Entry Draft

    Ya, kind of odd they didn't. With Svechnikov listed first and Zadina third, it definitely appears like it could be their list. I'm going to try not to read into it though.
  15. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    I don't know about his chances of making the team, but yes a year in the AHL would still be beneficial. The league he dominated is the 2nd tier pro league in Sweden and the AHL, being roughly on par with the 1st tier league in Sweden according to most, is a step up from it. It's not a massive step like going from Junior to the AHL but it's still a tougher league and there are things he could learn there.