Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo

Alex Friesen Talk


  • Please log in to reply
309 replies to this topic

Poll: Alex Friesen Talk (112 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you happy we drafted Alex?

  1. Yes (98 votes [87.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.50%

  2. No (14 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 b3.

b3.

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Assistant to Regional Manager
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,532 posts
  • Joined: 04-March 07

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:01 PM

ALEX FRIESEN
Posted Image

Alex Friesen
Center
Born Jan 30 1991  -- Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT 
Height 5.10 -- Weight 189 -- Shoots L


Selected by Vancouver Canucks round 6 #172 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2007-08  Niagara IceDogs             OHL    46    5    9   14   26  10   0   2   2   6
2008-09  Niagara IceDogs             OHL    64   11   22   33   94  12   3   7  10  25
2009-10  Niagara IceDogs             OHL    60   23   37   60   94   5   1   6   7   8
2010-11  Niagara IceDogs             OHL    60   26   40   66   61  14   2   8  10  19
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • 0
Posted Image

#2 ilikecanucks

ilikecanucks

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,571 posts
  • Joined: 27-November 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:49 PM

Really hoping for Charles Inglis with this pick....he reminds be of Cal Clutterbuck.
  • 0

#3 CRAZY_4_NAZZY

CRAZY_4_NAZZY

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,890 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:53 PM

Hoping the Canucks draft at least a big forward so that our top forward prospects dont get pushed around.

Edited by CRAZY_4_NAZZY, 26 June 2010 - 12:55 PM.

  • 0

2moy3iq.png

 


#4 Resiliency

Resiliency

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 08

Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

Alex Friesen.. It seems like he was passed over in last years draft.

Edited by Clear, 26 June 2010 - 01:01 PM.

  • 0

Posted Image


#5 chickenman92

chickenman92

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,577 posts
  • Joined: 09-December 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

i think bissionette is still on the board
  • 0

TAKE JAKE! ... we gotta get T-Shirts made up. 

That is all

 

TEESHIRT
 

 

 


#6 ilikecanucks

ilikecanucks

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,571 posts
  • Joined: 27-November 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

Alex Friesen, somebody with a faster computer tell me about him.
  • 0

#7 The Kassassin Train

The Kassassin Train

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,108 posts
  • Joined: 03-August 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:01 PM

WHOOOOO NEXT MIKE PECA


  • 0

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

#8 Resiliency

Resiliency

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 08

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:02 PM

jonathon iilahti

Edited by Clear, 26 June 2010 - 01:02 PM.

  • 0

Posted Image


#9 CRAZY_4_NAZZY

CRAZY_4_NAZZY

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,890 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:02 PM

Small Kid at 5'9'' but stalky at 186 lbs
  • 0

2moy3iq.png

 


#10 ilikecanucks

ilikecanucks

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,571 posts
  • Joined: 27-November 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:02 PM

FOR "F" SAKES!

This guy is small and doesnt have an offensive upside (judging by numbers).

This sounds like a guy who should have been invited to camp not drafted.

He was eligible last year too.
  • -1

#11 23•Qwerty

23•Qwerty

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,371 posts
  • Joined: 14-September 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:02 PM

WHOOOOO NEXT MIKE PECA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV14jLzRW5M


Wowie, that was huge.
  • 0
Posted Image

#12 The Kassassin Train

The Kassassin Train

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,108 posts
  • Joined: 03-August 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:03 PM

Matt Bugg: Ronaldo: Speedy forechecker, bit of an agitator who can make things happen. I think he could a 40-point forward.
  • 0

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

#13 b3.

b3.

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Assistant to Regional Manager
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,532 posts
  • Joined: 04-March 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:09 PM

WHOOOOO NEXT MIKE PECA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV14jLzRW5M


Looks like he has some strength.
  • 0
Posted Image

#14 ALAPOK

ALAPOK

    K-Wing Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Joined: 21-October 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:10 PM

I really hope MG thinks this kid can go pro in a year or this is a useless pick.
  • 0

#15 CRAZY_4_NAZZY

CRAZY_4_NAZZY

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,890 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:11 PM

Saw some fights, hes like Rick Rypien, takes on anyone no matter the size difference
  • 0

2moy3iq.png

 


#16 Kran

Kran

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,438 posts
  • Joined: 11-July 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

WHOOOOO NEXT MIKE PECA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV14jLzRW5M


I want to see the remake of this, with Vancouver and Edmonton jerseys this time around
  • 2

#17 The Situation

The Situation

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,698 posts
  • Joined: 13-May 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:14 PM

Saw some fights, hes like Rick Rypien, takes on anyone no matter the size difference


I hope that is the only way he is like Rypien.
  • 1
Posted Image

#18 CRAZY_4_NAZZY

CRAZY_4_NAZZY

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,890 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:20 PM

I hope that is the only way he is like Rypien.


I think he took on Taylor Doherty a big boy at 6'6 I believe and Friesen held his own for a good chunk of the fight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2g29u6KGA
  • 2

2moy3iq.png

 


#19 The Kassassin Train

The Kassassin Train

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,108 posts
  • Joined: 03-August 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1rXGNCyQR6Q&feature=related

First Fight
  • 0

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

#20 The Kassassin Train

The Kassassin Train

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,108 posts
  • Joined: 03-August 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:28 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1rXGNCyQR6Q&feature=related

First Fight
  • 0

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

#21 2 Sedins 1 cup

2 Sedins 1 cup

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,116 posts
  • Joined: 25-April 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:32 PM

I think he took on Taylor Doherty a big boy at 6'6 I believe and Friesen held his own for a good chunk of the fight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2g29u6KGA

that clip alone made me glad we drafted him. :P
  • 0
Posted Image
rk17

Quote me on this. The Flames will win their Second Stanley Cup before the Canucks win their first. :P

Sometimes people shouldn't have their opinions heard.

Led Zeppelin is overrated.


#22 ballsdeepfreeze

ballsdeepfreeze

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 601 posts
  • Joined: 01-September 05

Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:34 PM

Alex Friesen is a heart and soul player that will play for the Canucks one day guarenteed
  • 0
Posted Image

#23 R4ff

R4ff

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • Joined: 06-July 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

:lol: Good feisty pick!
  • 0
Ben Hutton Sig

 


#24 b3.

b3.

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Assistant to Regional Manager
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,532 posts
  • Joined: 04-March 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:15 PM

I think he took on Taylor Doherty a big boy at 6'6 I believe and Friesen held his own for a good chunk of the fight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2g29u6KGA


Awesome!
  • 0
Posted Image

#25 TRIPP3D

TRIPP3D

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,377 posts
  • Joined: 01-April 08

Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:42 PM

Alex Friesen is probably one of the most clutch players in the OHL he has a knack for scoring timely goals and is probably a carbon copy of Alex Burrows in terms of what he brings to the table.
  • 0

#26 Ghostsof1915

Ghostsof1915

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,412 posts
  • Joined: 31-January 07

Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

If he's like Burrows or Peca we got a late gem! I like a player with some sandpaper.
Pitbull V2.0?
  • 0
GO CANUCKS GO!
"The Canucks did not lose in 1994. They just ran out of time.." Barry MacDonald Team1040

Posted Image

#27 Down by the River

Down by the River

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,616 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 09

Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:06 PM

I really hope MG thinks this kid can go pro in a year or this is a useless pick.



Cody Hodgson didn't go pro in a year, was he a useless pick? How about Ryan Kesler? Mason Raymond? You do know that players drafted in the later rounds are typically drafted with the expectation that they won't go pro in a year, right?
  • 0

OMG we could've had McKeown!

I think Virtanen was a terrible pick given that he's out for 6 months which will hinder his development. You don't pick someone at #6 under that circumstance, along with the fact that he was given a 3/5 IQ (aka he's dumb). 

God dammit Benning. WHY VIRTANEN? Terrible move.

Down by the River - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.


#28 TRIPP3D

TRIPP3D

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,377 posts
  • Joined: 01-April 08

Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:26 PM

A little more info on Friesen on the icedogs site

Alex served as an assistant captain this past season with the IceDogs, and he has the ability to make the players around him better.

He was called upon last year to improve his offensive game and become an active contributor both on and off the ice, and he has surely filled that role. Alex notched 23 goals and 37 assists, almost doubling his 2008-09 totals of 11 goals and 22 assists.

Friesen plays an aggressive game. Although he is not the biggest player on the ice, he has the ability to lay massive hits, work well along the boards, and use his speed to allow himself to be in the right place at the right time. Alex was also used by the IceDogs on both the power play and penalty kill, and has proven he has evolved into a great two-way player.

Alex has always been active within the community for the IceDogs both during the season and in the off season, and would be a great addition to any team.


Good kid, I really like this pick and hope he excels at the pro level.


  • 0

#29 playboi19

playboi19

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,436 posts
  • Joined: 15-August 08

Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:29 PM

The most clutch goal scorer in the entire OHL is Alex Friesen of the Niagara IceDogs. The 19-year-old center is in his third season with the IceDogs and currently sits 58th among OHL points leaders with 16 goals and 43 points. The 5’10” 189lbs, native of Niagara-on-the-Lake went undrafted in his first year of NHL availability. Teams may have to consider a late round flyer on this kid when they see a full 25 percent of Friesen’s goals are considered clutch.



http://www.openiceho...p/archives/2415
  • 0

#30 DeNiro

DeNiro

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,150 posts
  • Joined: 22-April 08

Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

First comparison I thought of when I took a look at the info on this guy was Matt Cooke.

Similar style players. Not the most talented offensively, but they'll come up with a goal when you need it most. This guy also loves to play an energy game and lay down the thundering hits.

If we've got another Cooker on our hands, I would be very happy.
  • 0

Posted Image


"Dream until the dream come true"





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.