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#601 Disaronno

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

Gaunce already with 1 assist vs Sudbury.

Keep an eye on this game could get out of hand.. already 4-0 Belleville after the 1st.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

Make that a goal and an assist for Gaunce after 2 periods.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

1 more point, and he'll officially be PPG! Big comeback for Gaunce,considering the rough start and injury that followed.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

1 more point, and he'll officially be PPG! Big comeback for Gaunce,considering the rough start and injury that followed.


He was PPG 3 games ago before he went on a 3 game cold streak... 0 points and -5
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

he's been ppg status a few times this year. I'm betting he will finish that way
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

Gaunce finished with 2 PIMS on top of the goal and assist. The Bulls ended up defeating the Wolves 6-2.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

He was first star.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Gaunce went scoreless and was even on the night for Belleville in a 3-2 OT loss to the Barrie Colts today.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Brendan Gaunce
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Born Mar 25 1994 -- Markham, ONT
Height 6'2" -- Weight 215 -- Shoots L

					Regular Season					Playoffs
Season	Team			Lge	GP	G	A	Pts	PIM	+/-	GP	G	A	Pts	PIM
2009-10	Markham Waxers		OJHL	1	0	0	0	0	-2					
2010-11	Belleville Bulls	OHL	65	11	25	36	40	-31	4	0	0	0	4
2011-12	Belleville Bulls	OHL	68	28	40	68	68	4	6	1	2	3	2


Was he really minus-31 just two seasons ago? Damn, does anybody know how he has been playing as of late?? Last season it looks like he definitely did step it up though, hopefully we don't see none of that sloppy defensive play when he gets moved up to the AHL. :blink: Especially if he's projected to start out as our grinding 3rd line center.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Was he really minus-31 just two seasons ago? Damn, does anybody know how he has been playing as of late?? Last season it looks like he definitely did step it up though, hopefully we don't see none of that sloppy defensive play when he gets moved up to the AHL. :blink: Especially if he's projected to start out as our grinding 3rd line center.


If you think Gaunce is sloppy defensively, you don't know anything about him as a player. He's projected to be a great shutdown centre at the NHL level.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

If you think Gaunce is sloppy defensively, you don't know anything about him as a player. He's projected to be a great shutdown centre at the NHL level.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

If you think Gaunce is sloppy defensively, you don't know anything about him as a player. He's projected to be a great shutdown centre at the NHL level.


There's no way you can go minus-31 and not be sloppy defensively buddy. I asked a simple question on how he has been playing as of late, which obviously means that I don't know anything about him as a player aside from the stats. lol Read between the lines and not just bits and pieces..
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

There's no way you can go minus-31 and not be sloppy defensively buddy. I asked a simple question on how he has been playing as of late, which obviously means that I don't know anything about him as a player aside from the stats. lol Read between the lines and not just bits and pieces..


A 16 year old player breaking into the league isn't expected to be a top shut-down player. I think that definitely shows just how bad Belleville was before this season.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

There's no way you can go minus-31 and not be sloppy defensively buddy. I asked a simple question on how he has been playing as of late, which obviously means that I don't know anything about him as a player aside from the stats. lol Read between the lines and not just bits and pieces..


I think you should read the lines before you try to ask others to read between them.

If Gaunce were a better skater, he would be considered top-6 material. As it stands, his attention to the defensive side of the game and ability on face-offs makes him a definite candidate for role as a third-line checking center. Gaunce has the size to battle with most players but doesn't always have the speed to keep up. But he'll pay attention to the defensive zone and win most of the puck battles along the boards, making him a potentially valuable player when a team is looking to preserve a lead.


Brendan Gaunce continues to endear himself to Canucks management and fans alike. In early October, he suffered a second degree shoulder separation. Despite the setback, his development is still on track, with the exact same point-per-game pace as last year and a better plus-minus rating. Considering that he had 18 points through his first 26 games, his 27 goals, 25 assists for 52 points in 53 games is quite remarkable. The two-way center sits first on the Belleville Bulls in goals, second for points, and his defensive game has been sound as well. He continues to win faceoffs and many battles for the puck along the boards, getting used in just about any situation imaginable. Listed at 6’2, 215 pounds, the 19-year-old has NHL size, and at this point, it would take a substantial turn of events to derail his eventual development into an NHL pivot. He has continually been improving his skating as well, which was the only factor preventing him from being selected higher in the 2012 NHL Draft.


Brendan Gaunce was the club's first pick in the 2012 entry draft, and the Canucks were ecstatic that the Belleville Bull was available at the 26th pick. The reason they were so thrilled to land Gaunce is because of the great two-way play he exhibits. Though Belleville was the third lowest-scoring team through their first eleven games, they managed a 7-3-1 start to the season, largely due to their 94-percent penalty kill efficiency. Gaunce factored in heavily as a top shutdown option, winning crucial draws and battles along the boards for loose pucks.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

Brendan Gaunce is one of their top offensive players, on a defensive team, from a player who plays a solid 2 way game. He is currently 2nd in team scoring 2 points behind Camorosa but who played 8 games more and 2 years older. At 26 overall this is a steal of a pick if you ask me.

Anyone thinking we should draft Subban with maybe with our 2nd pick.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

Brendan Gaunce is one of their top offensive players, on a defensive team, from a player who plays a solid 2 way game. He is currently 2nd in team scoring 2 points behind Camorosa but who played 8 games more and 2 years older. At 26 overall this is a steal of a pick if you ask me.

Anyone thinking we should draft Subban with maybe with our 2nd pick.


He's 5"9... look at ryan ellis. You could say that Ellis was twice the player Subban is in the CHL... and Ellis's game hasn't been able to take off at the NHL level. Gillis keep drafting 6"1++++
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

1 assist and even rating in a 4-2win against Colts. 55pts in 57gp. 3 games left... regular season ends March 16th.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

1 assist and even rating in a 4-2win against Colts. 55pts in 57gp. 3 games left... regular season ends March 16th.

I hope Gaunce goes beast mode in the playoffs, Canucks could use a real playoff performer.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:31 AM

Brendan Gaunce is one of their top offensive players, on a defensive team, from a player who plays a solid 2 way game. He is currently 2nd in team scoring 2 points behind Camorosa but who played 8 games more and 2 years older. At 26 overall this is a steal of a pick if you ask me.

Anyone thinking we should draft Subban with maybe with our 2nd pick.


Gaunce sits 14 pts and 10 pts behind Graovac and Quine respectively, both 3rd round picks. I know both played on other teams but you can see they are scoring at equal ppg on the Bulls. Funny enough their drafted by Ottawa and Detroit, ,man those teams have great drafting. Graovac is 6-3 203 as well, NHL size and talent out of the 3rd round.

Gaunce will peak at a good 3rd line center, I really don't see the offensive capabilties to be much more than than at an NHL level.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:56 AM

Gaunce sits 14 pts and 10 pts behind Graovac and Quine respectively, both 3rd round picks. I know both played on other teams but you can see they are scoring at equal ppg on the Bulls. Funny enough their drafted by Ottawa and Detroit, ,man those teams have great drafting. Graovac is 6-3 203 as well, NHL size and talent out of the 3rd round.

Gaunce will peak at a good 3rd line center, I really don't see the offensive capabilties to be much more than than at an NHL level.


They're both a year older.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:36 AM

They're both a year older.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

Gaunce sits 14 pts and 10 pts behind Graovac and Quine respectively, both 3rd round picks. I know both played on other teams but you can see they are scoring at equal ppg on the Bulls. Funny enough their drafted by Ottawa and Detroit, ,man those teams have great drafting. Graovac is 6-3 203 as well, NHL size and talent out of the 3rd round.

Gaunce will peak at a good 3rd line center, I really don't see the offensive capabilties to be much more than than at an NHL level.


The best part about Gaunce and any prospect is he is still on a steep improvement curve. Many in fact most players plateau at some point. In the case of Gaunce he's still young and still getting better. When he plateaus we'll know where he will play 1st/2nd line etc. Speculation is wasted but watching the improvement is good cause to expect more from Gaunce and that is good. Similar for Jensen and Corrado ( I wouldn't be surprised if he makes the team next September ) In fact with the Cap going down next season many of the youngster on Entry Level Contract by necessity might get a chance

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

The best part about Gaunce and any prospect is he is still on a steep improvement curve. Many in fact most players plateau at some point. In the case of Gaunce he's still young and still getting better. When he plateaus we'll know where he will play 1st/2nd line etc. Speculation is wasted but watching the improvement is good cause to expect more from Gaunce and that is good. Similar for Jensen and Corrado ( I wouldn't be surprised if he makes the team next September ) In fact with the Cap going down next season many of the youngster on Entry Level Contract by necessity might get a chance


agree 100%. Will be really fun as a fan to watch the Canucks as the cap goes down. Management will be forced to use prospects in more important roles than they usually would.

This is where I'd like to see AV replaced, I respect him as a coach and don't really hop on the fire the coach wagon everytime a team doen't win the cup but AV really puts a lot of pressure on the propects and doesn't give them the confidence to make mistakes and still get played. I feel we need a coach now that is more of a motivator and gets more personal with the players.

As for Gaunce, ya we'll see how the development curve goes. I don't get a chance to watch him play other than highlights but he doesn't seem very dynamic offensively. Has an NHL shot for sure but I don't see much potential other than that. All hearsay and guess work right now. I see Sammy Paulson all over this guy, not that thats a bad thing.....
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

agree 100%. Will be really fun as a fan to watch the Canucks as the cap goes down. Management will be forced to use prospects in more important roles than they usually would.

This is where I'd like to see AV replaced, I respect him as a coach and don't really hop on the fire the coach wagon everytime a team doen't win the cup but AV really puts a lot of pressure on the propects and doesn't give them the confidence to make mistakes and still get played. I feel we need a coach now that is more of a motivator and gets more personal with the players.

As for Gaunce, ya we'll see how the development curve goes. I don't get a chance to watch him play other than highlights but he doesn't seem very dynamic offensively. Has an NHL shot for sure but I don't see much potential other than that. All hearsay and guess work right now. I see Sammy Paulson all over this guy, not that thats a bad thing.....


I like the idea of a future line Kassian-Gaunce-Jensen that's a lot of beef :-)
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

Gaunce reminds me of a jarrett stoll with a horcoff like ceiling if he exceeds expectations

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

Gaunce with a hat trick tonight to go along with his best defensive forward award he received today. :)

That brings him up to 31 goals on the season. Not too shabby for a defensive forward.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:51 PM

I see him as Brooks Laich and think he can be a 2nd line center.

He has a good shot and works hard for his goals and points, is strong goes to the dirty areas and his hands/passing abilities aren't bad either.

Then you add to that the leadership, defensive ability, faceoff ability and size.

Really loving the pick.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

His wrist shot is wicked.
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