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#61 endtoend

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:43 AM

Not even close.


At 6"2' 217 and (according to TSN) being the most positionally sound player in the draft, he has to be at least top 10.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:44 AM

At 6"2' 217 and (according to TSN) being the most positionally sound player in the draft, he has to be at least top 10.

As Bob said, He's one of the most but definitely not the most
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

Some highlights from his O.H.L. games (not my video)



seems like a pretty smart player, knows where to go to score and has the size/ strength to get there, plus he's got a pretty strong shot. Dubinsky seems right, doesn't stand out in one area but quite versatile.

Btw what happened to the team's 3rd picks? I know that the 4th went to Columbus for Pahlsson.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:31 AM

I have to say I like the fact that Gaunce's ceiling is comparable to that of O'Reilly but the thing that impresses me the most is that at worst, we can probably expect a Manny Malhotra type. To me, this kid seems like one of the most "can't miss" prospects in this draft. I doubt he's ready to be a full time center in the NHL this year, but I think we'll see him centering the third line as early as the 13-14.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

Kassian-Gaunce-Jensen :bigblush:

beast of a line.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

His size should complement Schroeder well. Imagine this scary kid line in 2 years time:

Jensen - Gaunce - Kassian


His size should compliment Schroeder well... let's not bother putting them on the same line.

That is a pretty good-sized kid line right there. Reminds me of the Ducks 1st line? Eh? Eh?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

How old do you have to be to play in AHL? is he eligible for the upcoming season?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

How old do you have to be to play in AHL? is he eligible for the upcoming season?


You need to be 20 to start the year in the A, so no he's not elligable, however if I'm not mistaken, once his next season in the OHL concludes, he is elligable to Join the Wolves if they want him for the last few games of their season and into the AHL playoffs
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

You need to be 20 to start the year in the A, so no he's not elligable, however if I'm not mistaken, once his next season in the OHL concludes, he is elligable to Join the Wolves if they want him for the last few games of their season and into the AHL playoffs


Cool thanks, I thought I had read a scout saying he looked ready to play at the pro level but wasn't sure if he was saying he could.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

Kassian-Gaunce-Jensen :bigblush:

beast of a line.


I love it! They can all destroy opponents and have gifted hands. I kind of just want to fast forward 3 years to when this line is a possibility...
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

At 6"2' 217 and (according to TSN) being the most positionally sound player in the draft, he has to be at least top 10.


His size might be NHL ready but there's obviously a lot more that goes into being ready for the NHL than just size.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

I just watched a few of the Belleville Bulls's game highlights and I figure that Gaunce is also a tremendous playmaker while being gritty and goes to the net. I recommend to also search up the Belleville Bulls's game highlights in order to see how Gaunce blends in to a team.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

I love it! They can all destroy opponents and have gifted hands. I kind of just want to fast forward 3 years to when this line is a possibility...


What great possibilities are ahead ? :)

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

Here are some Belleville Bulls's highlights where Gaunce had a lot of action: (Gaunce is #16)




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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

His size might be NHL ready but there's obviously a lot more that goes into being ready for the NHL than just size.


Yes I know that but he has lot more of those things than most of the other players in the draft.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:31 AM

Some highlights from his O.H.L. games (not my video)



seems like a pretty smart player, knows where to go to score and has the size/ strength to get there, plus he's got a pretty strong shot. Dubinsky seems right, doesn't stand out in one area but quite versatile.

Btw what happened to the team's 3rd picks? I know that the 4th went to Columbus for Pahlsson.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:12 AM

he's actually 215, according to most sites. 207 is probably out of date.

This is false. 215lbs is the figure thats incorrect.

At the combine, where they do official height and weight measurements of every attending prospect, he weighed in at 207lbs. That's why some blogs update it to match the most up to date measurements rather than the inflated ones on the website.

His height is 6'1.75, officially.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

Here are videos of eight Oshawa Generals vs Belleville Bulls highlights in 2011-2012 including Nicklas Jensen and Brendan Gaunce:

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

He wasn't even on my radar as somebody the Canucks should pick simply because I thought he would never fall to us. Great pick, should be exactly what the team needs in another 2 or 3 years.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

I wonder what number he'll year? (Have him in NHL 12 and trying to figure it out) I found out today he wears 10 on team Canada, so I guess he'll likely wear 10 because of that or 26 because of the # he was drafted whenever he makes the team. What do you all think?
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

I wonder what number he'll year? (Have him in NHL 12 and trying to figure it out) I found out today he wears 10 on team Canada, so I guess he'll likely wear 10 because of that or 26 because of the # he was drafted whenever he makes the team. What do you all think?

how abot you wait a couple years before he challenges for a roster spot
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

how abot you wait a couple years before he challenges for a roster spot


Like I said, it was for NHL 12 and I got curious.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

I wonder what number he'll year? (Have him in NHL 12 and trying to figure it out) I found out today he wears 10 on team Canada, so I guess he'll likely wear 10 because of that or 26 because of the # he was drafted whenever he makes the team. What do you all think?


26 sounds likely. :bigblush:

Pretty solid prospect top 6:
71 Jensen - 18 Schroeder - 9 Kassian
61 LaBate - 26 Gaunce - 15 Rodin

And of course all extremely speculatory, we're allowed to fantasize Avelanch.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:03 PM

I think Gaunce is probably going to be a 3rd line player kinda like a manny Malhotra type.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

Gaunce will stick up for his teammates, but he doesn't exactly frighten anyone. He'll hit, but he won't downright lay anyone out. He can score, but he won't dazzle you with moves. Bread and butter player that won't get all uppity like Hodgson, but won't show a lot of upside either. Then again, we heard a lot of the same about Kesler.

Definition of 'safe pick.' He's an NHLer for sure. 3rd or 2nd line. And since he's apparently good all over the ice, he'll likely have the upper hand on a lot of our other prospects. Cheers.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

I think Gaunce is probably going to be a 3rd line player kinda like a manny Malhotra type.

Except after you watch his highlights, he has a lot of offensive upside.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Brendan Gaunce combine results: (only top 10s)

#8 peak power output 14.4 watts/kg
#10 vertek vertical jump pause 27 inches
#9 vertical jump no pause 28 inches
#1 vertex leg power pause AVG 1684 watts
#2 vertex leg power no pause AVG 1714 watts
#5 vertex leg power peak pause 6371 watts
#4 vertex leg power peak no pause 6525 watts
#4 right hand grip 159 pounds
#6 left hand grip 146 pounds
#7 push-ups x body weight 7245 pounds
#5 pull strength 300 pounds
#2 upper body power 4 kg ball 235 inches

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:06 PM

Brendan Gaunce combine results: (only top 10s)

#8 peak power output 14.4 watts/kg
#10 vertek vertical jump pause 27 inches
#9 vertical jump no pause 28 inches
#1 vertex leg power pause AVG 1684 watts
#2 vertex leg power no pause AVG 1714 watts
#5 vertex leg power peak pause 6371 watts
#4 vertex leg power peak no pause 6525 watts
#4 right hand grip 159 pounds
#6 left hand grip 146 pounds
#7 push-ups x body weight 7245 pounds
#5 pull strength 300 pounds
#2 upper body power 4 kg ball 235 inches

Not bad


He's got the legs for it, he just needs to work on his stride to build up solid speed.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:07 AM

Its funny that he has just as much PPG as Jensen and has more points (Jensen with less games though)
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:10 AM

Hmm, could possibly play for Canada at the WJ this year, I hope anyway, great for developing.
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