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  1. Cole Cassels | C

    Yep, 4g 10a for Cassels and 14 over the same 16 for Carcone - 7g 7a. Makes sense since they are on the same line.
  2. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    I heard one of the announcers at the WJC say that Pettersson was listed by the Swedes at 175. Can't prove it, just heard it. Thought he said it was in their guide. Anybody have access to one?
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    I really don’t think either of them is a legit number one - at best Juolevi and Tryamkin are a 2 and a 3, most likely a 3 and a four. Get 2 D near the top of this draft - hopefully one of them is a 1.
  4. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Tenacity is an element that both Lind and Gaudette bring along significant offence and aggressiveness. At his best, I’d hope for a Burrows element from both of them.
  5. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Why, Tampa Bay, currently the best team in the league, does not, their biggest centre is Stamkos (6’1, 194) and they have three centres well under six feet? The biggest center on Las Vegas is 6’1 200. Horvat is 6’0 220 - I don’t see the problem. Our biggest problem is our D, which is neither good defensively, nor on attack. Getting back Tryamkin would get us back a viable player, but to expect a strong offensive element from him is too much to ask - being able to pair him with a strong, mobile D could well be the way to get the best out of both of them. But even if we picked a strong offensive D, that is not the end of what we need on D. Juolevi might help, but that is no guarantee either. The strongest teams now are deep in quality on the blue line - with the possible exception of Pittsburg - who make up for it with exceptional quality at center (though their quality at C is aging now.
  6. Olli Juolevi | D

    In my estimate, Holm and Brisebois are potential 7-8 guys. McEneny is a potential bottom pairing guy, or maybe Sautner (by far the best +/- on the team). The reason I say McEneny is because, when he was healthy, he was Cull's go to guy on the PP and the PK - he can skate, handle the puck, he can shoot, he can defend, and he has size.
  7. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    He is a game changer when he runs over people and gets them way the heck off their game, which happened more than a few times last year.
  8. Adam Gaudette | C

    Agreed, the three dominating players at the prospect game: Boeser, Gaudette, and McEwan. For a first year guy, the undrafted McEwan is doing well in Utica - he is running at about a point every two games - good for an AHL rookie. I thought Gaudette and McEwan were the most impressive. McEwan was physically dominating, and Gaudette just seemed to leap into the attack in another gear.
  9. Adam Gaudette | C

    Add Biega.
  10. Adam Gaudette | C

    What he'll also see is that Boeser got the chance to play in a position to succeed.
  11. Adam Gaudette | C

    He has a much better chance of playing right away in the show here than on almost any other team - if he waits a year, a couple of Swedes may also be looking for that job.
  12. Adam Gaudette | C

    Let me see, the better part of a million bucks for playing a game I'm already playing, or finishing a degree I can always finish later, Jeez, tough decision.
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Clearly I have been ignorant of Alf's predilections. Clearly Alf blows the limiters on the Canuck 'Homer' microphones. All good to me. My zone of unreality tends to settle on the Sedins, where I only see them as guys who can't be trusted to start a shift in their own end, plus I am very anxious to get the rebuild underway so that I can see a cup contender before I am kicking up daisies. I am trying to figure how we get a pair of 1 & 2 defencemen out of the next two drafts. So far we are looking good on the coming draft. Now if Benning can only wangle another mid to high first rounder from somewhere without giving up Horvat or Boeser... Oh well, I can dream...
  14. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    That is entirely speculative.
  15. Adam Gaudette | C

    There are major differences between the two players and their situations. Vesey is a winger, not a center, and more of a power forward. Gaudette is already touted as a 200 foot player, Vesey was not. Vesey was coming onto a team in the Rangers which had plenty of depth ahead of him. Gaudette is coming onto a team which may only have Horvat ahead of him as an offensive center - more opportunity, more points potentially. And I've seen Gaudette play - he is exactly the kind of center that Green is anxious to have - a guy with a high energy motor in both ends of the rink that will go to the net.