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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

sure hoping the "PFs take longer to develop" explanation holds true for him and Anthony... both were so touted when they were picked up and Darren played well with Jensen in the prospects games earlier on in the season, sure hope that pairing (with Darren and Jensen) with Cody is an image of a big, smart, skilled, powerful scoring line in this team's not-too-distant future!
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:40 AM

sure hoping the "PFs take longer to develop" explanation holds true for him and Anthony... both were so touted when they were picked up and Darren played well with Jensen in the prospects games earlier on in the season, sure hope that pairing (with Darren and Jensen) with Cody is an image of a big, smart, skilled, powerful scoring line in this team's not-too-distant future!


So touted by whom exactly? An undrafted player and a 7th rounder don't often come in with extremely high expectations. I think you're mistaking optimism for expectations.

In saying that, I still have faith that at least one of them will turn out. I personally actually have more faith in Anthony than Archibald but that's just gut feeling as much as anything :P
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:31 AM

Archibald was undrafted, played in the OHL as an overage and went to two camps (Columbus and Detroit) prior to being signed by the Canucks. I would say that he is the antithesis of "highly touted". More like anything they get out of him is a huge bonus.

He seems to be putting up some numbers in the E so maybe he will get another crack at the A later this season.

This season is a little discouraging but not really surprising. The scouts don't miss much. Not many undrafted guys make a big impact. Obvious Canucks examples excluded!
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

So touted by whom exactly? An undrafted player and a 7th rounder don't often come in with extremely high expectations. I think you're mistaking optimism for expectations.

Anthony was highly touted during the QMJHL Draft, with scouts saying he had the talent to go far. Then he went to the Sea Dogs and pretty much got his development ruined by the head coach (Beaulieu?) who ended up getting fired.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

Anthony was highly touted during the QMJHL Draft, with scouts saying he had the talent to go far. Then he went to the Sea Dogs and pretty much got his development ruined by the head coach (Beaulieu?) who ended up getting fired.


I was aware of this but by the time he actually became Canucks property they weren't exactly heralding this guy as the next Joe Thorton.

On a related note though, both are doing pretty well for themselves in the ECHL, putting up about .75 PPG between the two of them. I'm actually quite pleased by this. Here's hoping they can build off this and actually be consistent plays for the Wolves next year. I could actually see Archibald getting some call ups this year, even. Very encouraging :)

Edited by 22sedins33, 05 January 2012 - 01:22 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

Cool to see Archi finally shook whatever was bothering him. 12 points in 14 games in the ECHL now, the Wolves have a lot of extra skaters though, so it might be a while before he gets a call-up.

Edited by Teemu Selšnne, 09 January 2012 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Cool to see Archi finally shook whatever was bothering him. 12 points in 14 games in the ECHL now, the Wolves have a lot of extra skaters though, so it might be a while before he gets a call-up.

wolves have 8 extras. it's gonna be a while. :emot-parrot:
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

14 pts in 18 GP, good to see him getting confidence back.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

When would Archibald be NHL ready?
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

when he's ready to play in the nhl. i would think if he works hard and is focused, about 2-3 years.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:46 AM

when he's ready to play in the nhl. i would think if he works hard and is focused, about 2-3 years.


Agreed. His skating still needs improvement.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:55 AM



He still needs time! Got dummied pretty good here.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

In Archie's defence, that guy looked huge and that's not easy to do when Archibald is 6'3" 210lbs himself. I'm guessing 6'5" 230lbs?
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Kassian.... Taylor Pyatt 3.0

Lies. He's more of a Steve Bernier. Hopefully his talent level goes up so he can become like a Taylor Pyatt.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

Justin Vaive is 6'6" 225 lbs, according to his echl profile...

http://echl.com/stat...yer.php?id=3820
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

I don't know...haven't seen this guy play in person or anything...but from the youtube clips out there, and the few pre-season games he played at our camp, I thought he wasn't very good. He's playing well in a league with guys that are younger, smaller and slower than him. What's impressive about this guy? Honest question. We can't all be talking about this guy because he's got size...
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

I don't know...haven't seen this guy play in person or anything...but from the youtube clips out there, and the few pre-season games he played at our camp, I thought he wasn't very good. He's playing well in a league with guys that are younger, smaller and slower than him. What's impressive about this guy? Honest question. We can't all be talking about this guy because he's got size...

He's big, he's got soft hands, and he's got a mean streak. The only thing missing right now is a good work ethic, which he will have to learn if he wants to get back into the AHL, and then into the NHL.



Anytime a player can do that in a game, it's pretty impressive no matter what league it's in. The guy definitely has confidence.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

younger? you do know the ECHL is full of players 20 and up, right? it's the same age level as the AHL. and a lot of them are bigger. he may be faster than them, and he sure is more talented, but smaller and younger they are not. Archi might turn into a good bottom six for us in the future, maybe better. people are talking about him because he has the potential to be a good power forward for us in the future, and cost us nothing but a contract slot to sign.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

Archie has 23 points in 27 games now. PPG-wise he is right amongst the top K-Wings' forwards... Not saying much compared to how good he looked in the OHL + training camp, but better than how he was playing at the beginning of the season.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:22 PM


 	Name			Pos	GP	G	A	PTS	+/-	PIM	PPG	SHG	Pt/G	PIMPG	SOG

25	Darren Archibald	LW	31	9	18	27	+5	29	1	0	0.87	0.94	92

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:30 AM

Hopefully Archibald can become a solid bottom 6 winger for us in the future.
Hopefully he becomes a physical, energy guy who can score some goals - he certainly has the hands and size for the potential.
Maybe like a Raffi Torres type of player.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

He just got called up to Chicago. this could be a precursor to a major deadline move.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:32 PM

or a sign that the wolves have 6 injured players and one more went down in the middle of the second last night...

Edited by avelanch, 26 February 2012 - 05:33 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

progress update:
Season			Team		GP	G	A	PTS	+/-	SOG	PIM	
2011-12 Regular Season	Chicago Wolves	20	1	0	1	-2	23	10	
2011-12 Regular Season	Kalamazoo Wings	39	10	22	32	+13	114	39

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

Darren with 4 assists in the K-Wings' last game.

Which gives him 5 assists & 5 shots in the last two games. Maybe he deserves some goals in the upcoming ones?

He's currently also leading the K-Wings in plus/minus and has 37 points in 43 games. Hopefully next year he can start the season in the bottom-six on a line with Friesen for the Wolves.

Archibald - Friesen - Duco??
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

He'll have Anthony,Tochkin, and Rai for company in Kalamazoo next year. I'm not sure about the status of Peter Andersson, but he could be with the K-Wings as well if Gillis has to honor that contract. Grenier and Freisen would likely be Kalamazoo bound as well, should Gillis decide to sign them!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:45 AM

He had his first professional hat trick today. He's starting to dominate the ECHL now. If all goes well, he'll be a full time AHLer next season.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

I remember at the time of this signing people were talking as if he's the next Bertuzzi :lol:
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

he still might be. you never know.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

In hindsight he is performing like a typical 4-7th round pick. Considering we got him for free that's not too shabby.

A comparable player is PC Labrie. Big, physical, scoring ability in junior as an overager, undrafted.

It took PC 5 years to make the nhl as a fourth liner. Archibald has higher offensive upside but isn't quite as truculent.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:12 PM



Archibald got a hat trick. His 3rd goal was really nice. Prab Rai also scored a nice penalty shot goal.

Edited by R4ff, 31 March 2012 - 01:23 PM.

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