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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

He looked extremely polished in this game.
I'm not too concerned about how many points he's getting, but it's a nice bonus.

Very happy with Jensen and Gaunce in back to back years late in the 1st round.


Can you picture it five years from now? Jensen-Gaunce-Kassian. That line has it all.
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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 18 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

I'll probably get flamed for this, but I keep saying I see Ryan Getzlaf in this kid. He's totally got the Getzlaf game. He's a big guy who's not necessarily buzzing around, but when he has the puck he's slowing the play down and making sick passes. He's got the power game as well, as evidenced by his goal tonight, but he's not necessarily a mean SOB who's bowling through everyone like a Milan Lucic.

Also, a reminder that Getzlaf had only ONE junior season in which he scored over a point per game. Like Gaunce, he was just around a point per game player in junior.

Anyway, flame away. I'm not saying Gaunce will ever be as good as Getzlaf but he's sure got a lot of Getzlaf in his game.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.sportsnet...OHL-BEL-7-NIA-2
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I'll probably get flamed for this, but I keep saying I see Ryan Getzlaf in this kid. He's totally got the Getzlaf game. He's a big guy who's not necessarily buzzing around, but when he has the puck he's slowing the play down and making sick passes. He's got the power game as well, as evidenced by his goal tonight, but he's not necessarily a mean SOB who's bowling through everyone like a Milan Lucic.

Also, a reminder that Getzlaf had only ONE junior season in which he scored over a point per game. Like Gaunce, he was just around a point per game player in junior.

Anyway, flame away. I'm not saying Gaunce will ever be as good as Getzlaf but he's sure got a lot of Getzlaf in his game.


I can see it. I like this kid, him and Jensen got me excited for the Canuks future.

I hate making player comparisons too because stupid people think you're saying he'll be the next [insert compared player] to a tee when all you're doing is saying he reminds you of a certain player...
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

I'll probably get flamed for this, but I keep saying I see Ryan Getzlaf in this kid. He's totally got the Getzlaf game. He's a big guy who's not necessarily buzzing around, but when he has the puck he's slowing the play down and making sick passes. He's got the power game as well, as evidenced by his goal tonight, but he's not necessarily a mean SOB who's bowling through everyone like a Milan Lucic.

Also, a reminder that Getzlaf had only ONE junior season in which he scored over a point per game. Like Gaunce, he was just around a point per game player in junior.

Anyway, flame away. I'm not saying Gaunce will ever be as good as Getzlaf but he's sure got a lot of Getzlaf in his game.


If he's close to another famous 16 I think all fans will be very happy. I think that's a better comparable given all of his assets.

Getzlaf probably has better skating, hands but Linden certainly had alot more heart. Gaunce is no slouch but I don't see him with high end skills (that being said, he's young).

Getzlaf, from many I know who are close to the ducks say he is a bit of a lazy player (really riding on past reputation and Corey Perry -reason I wouldn't want to see him ever as a nuck - Perry yes but a diff thread).

Gaunce seems to be another great pick by the nucks late in the first round, if he keeps developing we certainly have a potential number 2 center coming up and with Jensen and Kassian would make a very tough tough line to play against.

A couple more good drafts and we should be ok up front, but I would venture to say the next 2 drafts are very very very important for the nucks. They really need to find a top end offensive player to replace daniel and another who would slot into the 1c. Clearly, this is why MG is so focused on getting an offensive young center back in the Lou deal, because one he has that, alot of the risk in the future is removed.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

I can see it. I like this kid, him and Jensen got me excited for the Canuks future.

I hate making player comparisons too because stupid people think you're saying he'll be the next [insert compared player] to a tee when all you're doing is saying he reminds you of a certain player...


Exactly. I was almost wincing as I wrote my post.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Man, between guys like Jensen, Corrado, Tommernes, Gaunce and Kassian + all of the other solid prospects I didn't name, our future isn't looking too bleak. Our major needs over the next 10 years will be to draft a #1 center man and or #1 dman but that's every teams needs too, Im sure well do alright.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:18 AM

Exactly. I was almost wincing as I wrote my post.

I don't see the top end offensive talent necessarily in him at this point. He is effective and gets the job done, but I don't see him producing to the level someone like Getzlaf has (around a point a game player). He'll still be quite good if he continues to progress, but I don't yet see him as someone to get 80-90 points in the NHL.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

I don't see the top end offensive talent necessarily in him at this point. He is effective and gets the job done, but I don't see him producing to the level someone like Getzlaf has (around a point a game player). He'll still be quite good if he continues to progress, but I don't yet see him as someone to get 80-90 points in the NHL.

he literally got to point per game status for the season yesterday. never know what could happen.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

Gaunce was -2 with no points and 2 PIMS for Belleville in a 4-0 loss to the Owen Sound Attack today.

Looks like Binnington is the better goalie after all. :P
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

he literally got to point per game status for the season yesterday. never know what could happen.

I hope it will, but I'm also tempering my expectations just in case.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Gaunce with a couple goals tonight in a 4 -1 Win for Bellville.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Nice! Good to see he's still producing with all the depth the Bulls added at the OHL trade deadline.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Bulls lead division after 4-1 win...

It was a grind, sixty minutes of hard fought hockey, but the Belleville Bulls outlasted the Oshawa Generals in a Wednesday night war at the Yardmen Arena as Brendan Gaunce doubled up with a pair of goals in a 4-1 decision.

The Bulls entered action trailing the Gennies by a single point in the East Division with three games in hand, seeking to take advantage of a golden opportunity. Both clubs had suspensions as Scott Sabourin and Johnny McGuire were out of the lineup for Oshawa after an incident on Sunday against Mississauga while Austen Brassard served game one of a two game suspension handed out after Saturday's loss to Owen Sound.

The Generals showed signs of putting up a real fight in the early going. Cole Cassels scored his 13th goal of the year at 8:18 of the first period to put the Bulls down 1-0. Cassels banged in a second effort off the rush after the highly skilled Lucas Lessio couldn't beat Brady Austin one-on-one, the puck sat loose for Cassels to swoop in and beat a retreating Bulls defenceman for the goal past Malcolm Subban.

3-4-0-1 when opponents score first at the Yardmen this season, the Bulls dusted themselves off and carried on with an equalizer just over a minute later. Niki Petti, who was given the opportunity to play on the top line alongside Brendan Gaunce and Tyler Graovac, made the most of his chance as he picked off a Matt Petgrave pass to find Gaunce charging down the middle on his forehand. Gaunce snapped a quick release past the glove of Daniel Altshuller inside the far post at 9:54 as the Yardmen exploded.

The two clubs dueled to a one all draw through twenty minutes as the shots were eleven a piece and the scoring chances at six a side.

The Bulls took a slight edge in the second period with Gaunce scoring his 19th of the season at 5:18 to give the Brahmas a 2-1 lead. After Malcolm Subban stood his ground with a pair of nice saves off Boone Jenner, Niki Petti lugged the puck up ice as he found Stephen Silas who dropped for Gaunce who was able to display his pro wristshot. Gaunce snapped a rocket past Altshuller on the short side from the right circle.
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Brendan Gaunce's two goals give him 7 goals and 5 assists in 8 January games.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Solid. Getting Jensen & Gaunce that late in the 1st round in back to back years is just looking golden right now.
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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 24 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

Solid.  Getting Jensen & Gaunce that late in the 1st round in back to back years is just looking golden right now.


we're very fortunate they dropped that low. And that we have a GM that is smart enough to make the picks.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

Gaunce had no points and a +1 rating for Belleville in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Peterborough Petes tonight.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

I think the beauty of this pick was that Gaunce was such a sure bet to make it in the NHL which is not something that can be said for quite a few late 1st round picks. My question however is about his ceiling.
Do you guys envision Gaunce as a 2nd or 3rd line center in the NHL?
To me he seems to be the very defensibly responsible, smart player that coaches love for the third line role. On the other hand however, the exact same thing was said of Kesler when he got drafted and then Sundin came along and taught him how to be an offensive beast.
So what do you guys think?
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

I think the beauty of this pick was that Gaunce was such a sure bet to make it in the NHL which is not something that can be said for quite a few late 1st round picks. My question however is about his ceiling.
Do you guys envision Gaunce as a 2nd or 3rd line center in the NHL?
To me he seems to be the very defensibly responsible, smart player that coaches love for the third line role. On the other hand however, the exact same thing was said of Kesler when he got drafted and then Sundin came along and taught him how to be an offensive beast.
So what do you guys think?

I would like to think his ceiling is Jordan stall right now. that's hopeful though
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

I haven't personally seen Guance play. However, projecting him to be in the realm of a top-5 pick like Jordan Staal seems a bit optimistic. Not saying it couldn't happen (as it happens occasionally, like with Kesler), but it's a helluva long shot.

Staal (and Kesler) are basically good 1st-line centers, that if on a team that already has an elite center, excellent 2nd-line centers. (For a while, Staal played on one of the only team in the league that had TWO elite centers, making him the absolute best 3rd-line center out there).

I'd look at Guance to be a step down from that. More of a good 2nd-line center, that can be an excellent 3rd-line center if the team already has 2 great centers. Think of a less douchey version of Dave Bolland. That would be success for Brendan.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:03 AM

I think the beauty of this pick was that Gaunce was such a sure bet to make it in the NHL which is not something that can be said for quite a few late 1st round picks. My question however is about his ceiling.
Do you guys envision Gaunce as a 2nd or 3rd line center in the NHL?
To me he seems to be the very defensibly responsible, smart player that coaches love for the third line role. On the other hand however, the exact same thing was said of Kesler when he got drafted and then Sundin came along and taught him how to be an offensive beast.
So what do you guys think?


I think he has the offensive IQ, and uses his size well enough (Protects the puck and uses his size kinda like Kassian) To become a realy useful 2nd line center, as for his potential.

Absolute Ceiling: Jordan Staal

The Absolute Floor (if he makes the NHL): Dave Steckel

More likely comparables (IMO): Ryan O'Rielly, Shawn Horcoff (in his prime), Brooks Laich, Martin Hanzal

I think he will surprise people with the offensive ability that he has (could score 20+ goals and 50+ points consistently IMO), but will be more noted for his defensive ability, leadership, character and having all the assets that come with having that type of size.

The most accurate comparisons are probably O'Rielly and Laich.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

I think Brooks Laich is a good comparable. Slightly better or worse.
I reckon he'll be a useful NHL player in some capacity.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

Well, one of the initial comparisons I found was of Brenden Morrow, which I think makes sense. Gaunce is a little bigger than Morrow, but both are great leaders and contribute a lot to their teams that way. He will likely have some pretty good seasons of point production (Morrow had two great seasons of 74 and 65, but otherwise he was a 40-50 point guy), but will be most useful due to his all around game.

If his offence continues to develop, it's possible he even gets to a 1st line center role, but more likely a 2nd line center who's very capable on the 3rd or 4th.

Gaunce was a +1 in a 3-1 win over the London Knights, the OHL's top team, last night. That puts the Bulls at 3rd overall and 2nd in the East.

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