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#1 avelanch

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

Position: LW
Age: 20
Date of birth: February 09, 1990
Place of birth: Oakville, Ont., Canada
Ht: 6' 3.25"
Wt: 211
Shoots: L

Played on the OHL's worse team in the league for the Majority of this season and still put up more than a point per game suring his time there. Recently acquired by the Niagra Ice Dogs (playing with our other prospect, Alex Friesen.)

Newly acquired IceDogs forward Darren Archibald has signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

The overage forward will be on the ice again tonight for his third game as an IceDog, having picked up one assist and a shootout goal in his first game as an IceDog. Archibald is on pace for his best OHL season, having accumulated 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points in 24 games so far this season.

In 151 career OHL games, the Newmarket native has 69 goals and 70 assists for 139 points, to go along with 118 penalty minutes.

http://www.niagaraicedogs.net/article/archibald-signs-with-vancouver-canucks

The first is that Niagara IceDogs winger (and former Barrie Colt) Darren Archibald has FINALLY signed an NHL contract. After going through 2 NHL drafts (despite being ranked) and having long stays at 2 NHL camps (Columbus and Detroit), Archibald finally put the ink on an entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks (LINK). As you know, I’ve been a big supporter of Archibald the past few seasons and I’ve always been flabbergasted that he continued to remain without an NHL affiliation (whether it be as a draft pick or signee). The Canucks are getting a complete player who can do a little bit of everything and who (IMO) should develop into at least a serviceable checking line winger with goal scoring ability. Congrats to Darren.


Interview on signing and trade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjWx1uZBRaQ

Probably best (worst) know for this little infraction at the end of game 3 during last playoffs (his team was swept the following game):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzIrMOFeGDw


He has LOTS of potential, but It's questionable as to whether he'll be able to tap into it properly. If he does, he'll be an AMAZING power forward. if not, it's just a wast of a contract spot, so really no downside in this. hope he can do even better now that he's with a good team in Niagra, and then it's on to the Moose next season.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

Finnally a prospect with some size and some skill. We need a big power forward for Hodgson and Shroeder to play with so that they have more space on the ice.

I've been pretty disappointed with Volpatti and Oreskovich so far, so hopefully this guy can bring something more next season.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

Wow dirty hit on the goalie brah. But nevertheless I'd like to see what he can do.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:47 PM

Finnally a prospect with some size and some skill. We need a big power forward for Hodgson and Shroeder to play with so that they have more space on the ice.

I've been pretty disappointed with Volpatti and Oreskovich so far, so hopefully this guy can bring something more next season.

I would hope some of Cody's character would rub off on him along the way. If he wouldn't have been traded he would have been available for the moose on March 20th. as it currently sits, the Ice dogs may make a long run to the memorial cup, which would be awesome for Freisen and Archibald, but it would leave Archibald without a chance to play with Cody for a while.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:54 PM

Just saying what?
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:59 PM

I think we are lookin at the next byfuglien


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:02 PM

Byfuglien-Toews-Kane
Archibald-Hodgson-Schroeder

Just sayin


We'll be perennial Calder Cup contenders. :towel:
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:41 PM

Future star, guaranteed!



I can already compare him to Ryan Kesler and Jarome Iginla - leadership and talent!

He averages a point a game, a penalty every other game, seems like a all around great player, steps in for his teammates, brings the crowd into the game, has a wicked shot, has great offensive and defensive abilities, very talented, big threat for opposer's, great passer, size advantage and uses it..............just the complete package!



Also, heres his career stats: http://www.hockeydb.....php?pid=115481


MG TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:55 PM

That hit on goalie makes me wonder....
Is he a dirty player at all? (I don't know anything about him....)
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:10 PM

He can hit turco for us next time we play Chicago.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:20 PM

I'll wait and see what he can do in the AHL next year against men. It is good to have some size though.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:49 PM

Is he black?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:26 PM

Apparently the hit against the goalie has a back story to it. Something happened earlier in the game.
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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....

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

Similar style and build of Chris Stewart. Hopefully he can put it together.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

This guy looks good! It would be awesome for the Canucks to have someone with enough balls to run the goalie like that-thats what we need! too much nice guys on our team
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:49 PM

Is he black?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:52 PM

Well at least even if he doesn't make it, he still does "look" like the next Iginla, literally. :huh:
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:55 PM

Future star, guaranteed!



I can already compare him to Ryan Kesler and Jarome Iginla - leadership and talent!

He averages a point a game, a penalty every other game, seems like a all around great player, steps in for his teammates, brings the crowd into the game, has a wicked shot, has great offensive and defensive abilities, very talented, big threat for opposer's, great passer, size advantage and uses it..............just the complete package!



Also, heres his career stats: http://www.hockeydb.....php?pid=115481


MG TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And yet never drafted? His stats seem reasonably good. I don't know enough about him. Has MG signed a bit of a head case. Does running that goalie show he is competitive and tough.... or just another dip@#$*

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 08:09 PM

LOL 6'3 211...he's a good size guy and will probably fill out a bit, but he's not byfuglien. Byfugly is 6'4 and 260 pounds. That's a lot of fried chicken and waffles in difference. LOL. Looks promising though.


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:13 PM

Future star, guaranteed!



I can already compare him to Ryan Kesler and Jarome Iginla - leadership and talent!

He averages a point a game, a penalty every other game, seems like a all around great player, steps in for his teammates, brings the crowd into the game, has a wicked shot, has great offensive and defensive abilities, very talented, big threat for opposer's, great passer, size advantage and uses it..............just the complete package!



Also, heres his career stats: http://www.hockeydb.....php?pid=115481


MG TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Are you Darren's agent?
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:42 PM

Finnally a prospect with some size and some skill. We need a big power forward for Hodgson and Shroeder to play with so that they have more space on the ice.

I've been pretty disappointed with Volpatti and Oreskovich so far, so hopefully this guy can bring something more next season.


Well, Volpatti was never brought in to get points. He's played pretty well for what his role is. He's a fighter who isn't completely useless. His absolute ceiling would be a Chris Neil type player (needs to put on a bit more muscle though).

As for Oreo, the guy took a couple years off hockey and then re-joined it playing in a pretty bad organization. He started this year off looking alright, and then got injured. He's just starting to come back around now. Give him at least until the 40 game mark before you are 'pretty disappointed'.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:46 PM

I saw Archibald play the Belleville Bulls back when he was on the Colts earlier this year, and I gotta say, he dominated. Mabye it was because the Bulls are a young and terrible team this year, or maybe it's because he's an overager. But either way, he was all over the ice pickin up 3 points and was a big physical presence
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:57 PM

Seems like a pretty good signing. I can't believe he was never signed or drafted?!? He's big and has power forward potential. I guess Gillis is still searching for that elusive power forward we've never had.

He'll get some good time playing with Friesen in Niagara this year. Maybe they'll both be able to become offensive players. Failing that I could see both as checking forwards with scoring potential.

I wanna see what he can do with Hodgson.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:17 PM

Byfuglien-Toews-Kane
Archibald-Hodgson-Schroeder

Just sayin


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precisely what came to my mind.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:22 PM

Terrific hit on that goalie .. hates to lose .. it is about time we have someone who is willing to dish it out .. sick of us always taking crap .. we need a couple of guys who have a screw half loose .. keeps the other team wondering .. :)
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:27 PM

Archibald-Malhotra-Hodgson ?
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:43 AM

Archibald's statistics and physical attributes remind me of Akim Aliu, except Aliu was a 2nd Round Pick. (that hasn't quite panned out) Although, Archibald looks to be faster then Aliu was.

Archibald played in the OPJHL in his first year of draft eligibility. I wonder that if he was in the OHL in 07/08 and puts up 40 points, he gets drafted. Using the CSB as reference for his ranking

2008 - Not ranked
2009 - Ranked 157th (134th Mid-Term) which is about 6th Round Pick factoring in Europeans/Goalies
2010 - Ranked 190th which is about a 7th Round Pick

Although in 2009, teammate Kyle Clifford was ranked 182nd and only had 28 points in 60 games, but ended up being drafted in the 2nd Round.

So draw your own conclusions :P

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:04 AM

Holding my judgement until he actually plays some pro hockey. Which is still some ways away. Already some brave proposals and ideas out there.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

I like how gillis constantly pursues undrafted good players.If any of these kids match half of what burrows has accomplished, ima be a very happy person :D
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