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#1381 Devoted

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

The Canucks know what they have in Kevin. He is an offensively gifted defensemen who has put up one + season (+4), playing for a stacked Giants team. He plays a physical style that can sometimes take him out of position. I suspect by 2014-2015 he will be putting up decent numbers in the show (30 pts) playing with a primary shut-down partner (i.e Tanev). He will also bring some physicality and intensity.

If all our 3rd round picks could turn out like that I would be more than pleased.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

If all our 3rd round picks could turn out like that I would be more than pleased.


Bingo. People forget he was a third rounder. He has shown NHL upside and will prob play for the Canucks at some point. He skates well, puts up points, but can make some errors. As a 3rd round guy he has been all you can hope for and then some.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

He'll be an NHLer, but lately he's been stuck playing with Joslin who has been absolutely brutal. The pair lack defensive awareness which is what concerns me. When Connauton was playing with Baumer last year, he was selected to the all-star team. So he really benefits from playing with someone steady.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:33 AM

Here's a video from the "Get Fed by the Wolves" thing, it's the K-cam:


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:08 AM

The Canucks know what they have in Kevin. He is an offensively gifted defensemen who has put up one + season (+4), playing for a stacked Giants team. He plays a physical style that can sometimes take him out of position. I suspect by 2014-2015 he will be putting up decent numbers in the show (30 pts) playing with a primary shut-down partner (i.e Tanev). He will also bring some physicality and intensity.

If all our 3rd round picks could turn out like that I would be more than pleased.


So... a poor man's Dion Phanuef?
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:35 AM

This is the real Connauton. I don't know who we've been watching this season, but I hope he snaps out of it.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

This is the real Connauton. I don't know who we've been watching this season, but I hope he snaps out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLKJtSUwGA

we've been watching a man who recently learnt to hold his own have to try to do the job of 2 d-men and get entirely lost in the process. if we pair him with Sauve or Tanev we'd see his return to form, almost instantly.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

we've been watching a man who recently learnt to hold his own have to try to do the job of 2 d-men and get entirely lost in the process. if we pair him with Sauve or Tanev we'd see his return to form, almost instantly.

and this all comes back to the point that we don't own our ahl affiliate.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

A small mans,,,

30 lbs the difference as a start, but it is not a good comparison. Phaneuf was a defensive beast in junior and in his first year or 2 in the NHL. He is big, which Connauton is not, a big hitter known for head hunting at the blue line as guys enter the zone. His problem is teams have scouted his weaknesses and not adjusted, but more prominently has just played on poor teams the past few years.

A near perfect comparison of what he might become is Mathieu Schneider?

So... a poor man's Dion Phanuef?


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

we've been watching a man who recently learnt to hold his own have to try to do the job of 2 d-men and get entirely lost in the process. if we pair him with Sauve or Tanev we'd see his return to form, almost instantly.


Serious skating ability that was being well used for offense and defense, wicked shot, very good hands and he looks huge with the physical game he was playing last year. He could learn a lot from Tanev defensively but Connauton seemingly going backwards with his game should be exhibit A in why Arniel needs to go.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

A small mans,,,

30 lbs the difference as a start, but it is not a good comparison. Phaneuf was a defensive beast in junior and in his first year or 2 in the NHL. He is big, which Connauton is not, a big hitter known for head hunting at the blue line as guys enter the zone. His problem is teams have scouted his weaknesses and not adjusted, but more prominently has just played on poor teams the past few years.

A near perfect comparison of what he might become is Mathieu Schneider?


I don't think so. Mathieu Schneider was a 5'11 offensive dman. I think a good comparison would be Alex Edler, who he was compared too by Thomas Gradin. But if he wants to make the NHL, he needs to improve his defensive play, otherwise he will never see the light of day in the NHL.
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Players Nikolaj Ehlers have been compared too by the fan base of the Vancouver Canucks.

 

1 Pavel Bure

2 Markus Naslund

3 Nathan Mackkinon

4 Jonathan Drouin.

5 Jonathan Tavares

 

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combine results.  Ehlers 5'11 162 lbs of solid rock.  


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:56 AM

From that video, you can just tell that that was a different team, all of the players were rushing the play, the puck control was good and Connauton had the chance to take the puck the whole way. This year the system just isn't the same, Arniel needs to watch some of the MacT footage, and put Connauton with Tanev or Sauve or even Andersson, who's looking better defensively than I had thought he would.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

and this all comes back to the point that we don't own our ahl affiliate.



Except the fact that the Canucks signed Joslin... and assigned him there...
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

Um; Connauton is listed as 185 lbs same as Schneider played at, a similar 3rd round pick and is a PP specialist known for having to be heavily supported defensively to exist 5 on 5. At 22 Knot is probably not getting much bigger. Schneider is an almost perfect prospect comparison, aside from Knot being a better bloke and having lightweight feistiness!

http://canucks.nhl.c....htm?id=8475246

FYI Phaneuf and Edler BOTH play around 215 lbs. Thats THIRTY frackin pounds! Have you any idea how much difference that makes? And where they are both better offensively than in their own end; they still throw big hits and are known as two way guys.

You should be thrilled if Connauton becomes what Schneider was; he squeaked in some all star games as an offensive specialist, over 1200 NHL games played and a Stanley Cup. Connauton will never be what Edler or Phaneuf are.

I don't think so. Mathieu Schneider was a 5'11 offensive dman. I think a good comparison would be Alex Edler, who he was compared too by Thomas Gradin. But if he wants to make the NHL, he needs to improve his defensive play, otherwise he will never see the light of day in the NHL.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

Um; Connauton is listed as 185 lbs same as Schneider played at, a similar 3rd round pick and is a PP specialist known for having to be heavily supported defensively to exist 5 on 5. At 22 Knot is probably not getting much bigger. Schneider is an almost perfect prospect comparison, aside from Knot being a better bloke and having lightweight feistiness!

http://canucks.nhl.c....htm?id=8475246

FYI Phaneuf and Edler BOTH play around 215 lbs. Thats THIRTY frackin pounds! Have you any idea how much difference that makes? And where they are both better offensively than in their own end; they still throw big hits and are known as two way guys.

You should be thrilled if Connauton becomes what Schneider was; he squeaked in some all star games as an offensive specialist, over 1200 NHL games played and a Stanley Cup. Connauton will never be what Edler or Phaneuf are.


Connauton was closer to 197-200 lbs coming into this season, if I remember correctly he got really sick though at one point and lost 5-10 lbs so now he's around 190. I think he could get up to 205 without having his speed effected too much; but yeah, he won't ever play the same game as Edler or Phaneuf, but he can still be gritty.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:11 AM

I think we can all agree Arniel needs to go.

Edited by Smashian Kassian, 29 December 2012 - 03:38 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

arni's magic has worn off-the wolves are struggling from top to bottom, perennial scorers like ebbett and haydar are really struggling, not to mention the forward lines, d pairs and pp units lack cohesion. He is not doing a great job of developing anyone-cannata has not played, sauve, andersson, rodin, sweatt and mallet have all shown they can play at this level yet they fight for roster spots- what the?????
not to mention the team seems to lack structure on break outs, on pk and pp.
Bye bye arniel, here is a ticket to margaritaville.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

The funny thing is, Arniel was the Canucks choice as coach, not Wolves management.

I wonder how patient they'll be with them if this team continues to not improve.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

Um; Connauton is listed as 185 lbs same as Schneider played at, a similar 3rd round pick and is a PP specialist known for having to be heavily supported defensively to exist 5 on 5. At 22 Knot is probably not getting much bigger. Schneider is an almost perfect prospect comparison, aside from Knot being a better bloke and having lightweight feistiness!


Mathieu Schneider played in a different era. Guys were smaller in the 80's and 90's and didn't skate as fast or hit as much as they do now.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:21 AM

I think he improved a lot last year under MacT... unfortunately this year that all seems to have gone south with Arniel (or Baumer) behind the bench.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:39 AM

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DAL trades Derek Roy to VAN for Kevin Connauton and a 2nd rd pick. #tradecentre
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Best of luck.

As a left-handed defenseman, he would have been hard pressed to crack a lineup that boasts Hamhuis, Edler and Garrison for the next 4-5 years.

Especially with the emergence of two right-sided defensemen in Tanev and Corrado, Connauton is expendable.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

sucks to see him go, but at least he'll get a chance to play in Dallas.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

people don't realize he fell out of the top spot for our defensive prospects. his defensive game didn't improve enough in his time with the canucks organization. best of luck in texas!
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

Best of luck, I really liked Connaution and think he has a future in this league, but we have too much depth and some guys have passed him. He will get a good opportunity in Dallas something in the near future and hopefully he can make the most of it.

Good luck Kevin.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:12 AM

I was surprised he had enough value to go back in a trade to Dallas, but good luck to him nonetheless. Perhaps he can make it as a bottom pairing D-man one day if he develops. It didn't look like he was going to reach that potential here.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:17 AM

I guess after the MAG experiment back fired on them they realized that Connauton could be going that way as well and would be a better fit for the stars.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

He would be quite good with a stay at home dman. Perhaps he could learn his game from the way Dillon plays as that's about how I expected Connauton to play for us, but didn't really pan out I guess.
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