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#1651 stawns

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

My guess is Gaunce plays #2 center behind McDavid because Gaunce can carry a line on his own and doesn't need McDavid to produce points (proven as he has been the go-to guy on his team). Spreading the offensive depth around is wise since if teams focus on McDavid, Gaunce will make them pay, and if they pay attention to Gaunce, McDavid will make them pay. Then, Erie loads up the 1st unit PP by putting Gaunce on McDavid's wing with Brown. This is going to be huge for Gaunce's development for a number of reasons.

1. He is now on a contending team - championships are great for development.

2. He is no longer has the pressure of doing everything by himself.

3. He is being groomed for a role he is projected to fill in the NHL - the #2 guy that will shut down the opposing team's best players while putting up points. Gaunce is to McDavid what Kesler is to Henrik Sedin.

4. He will get PP time with one of the best prospects coming up in McDavid and this should help his offensive game come along.


good post, I agree. I would assume when the chips are down, they'll move Gaunce up front when they need to load up.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

Erie Otters are playing tonight against Guelph Storm.

And while I think of it, they play the Ottawa 67's on December 6, which appears to be televised on Sportsnet Pacific for the Friday Night Hockey junior game.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

We live in exciting times compared to the last couple of years without any notable or highly touted prospects.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:40 PM

I don't know if many coaches call out Junior players cause I haven't heard it before, but I'm guessing if Sutter is calling out Gaunce he thinks that there's more for Gaunce to contribute.
^this
I tend to think that Gaunce is one of the better players in the OHL and he still has a ton of room to improve. He has so much potential with his size, strength, hockey IQ, shot, passing ability, etc, but he seems to still have so much room to develop.

Stoked for him to get a chance at the mem cup this year with Erie.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

We live in exciting times compared to the last couple of years without any notable or highly touted prospects.


Schneider trade single handedly guaranteed us a cup.
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Keslerific, on 25 May 2014 - 4:47 PM, said:

Gaunce is wayy cooler though, Gaunce is the kind of guy you want to bring with you to Costco

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

Schneider trade single handedly guaranteed us a cup.


Is there a reason why you always post in hyperbole's?
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

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Is there a reason why you always post in hyperbole's?

...cause hyperbole is a million times better than exaggeration
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:39 PM

Brendan with 1 assist tonight in his Otter debut.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:48 PM

Anyone know where he played tonight? With McD or his own line? He was a +2 as well.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:15 AM

Anyone know where he played tonight? With McD or his own line? He was a +2 as well.

Someone please correct me if im wrong but I think he played on the second line with a couple shifts with Mcdavid.
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:43 AM

Am I the only one who's happy with Gaunce and doesn't see him as a 'throw-in'?

I really liked the idea of adding a bottom six C. He seems like he can be a 20-35 point guy on the 3C just because of his IQ.

No doubt he'll be a fourth liner, but it's whether to see how high he can go.


Some people forget that we pick in the range of 22-29 every year..
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:11 AM

Am I the only one who's happy with Gaunce and doesn't see him as a 'throw-in'?

I really liked the idea of adding a bottom six C. He seems like he can be a 20-35 point guy on the 3C just because of his IQ.

No doubt he'll be a fourth liner, but it's whether to see how high he can go.


Some people forget that we pick in the range of 22-29 every year..


exactly this. you have guaranteed NHL player in gaunce. if he stays at center then i think his ceiling is a third line center. however if he is willing to play the wing in the NHL then he could be a second line winger who chips in 40-50 points in his prime

Edited by Southpop45, 29 November 2013 - 04:12 AM.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

Gaunce has 2 points in 2 games so far and he currently has an assist in the game right now.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

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#Canucks prospects Hunter Shinkaruk and Bo Horvat have been named to the Canadian World Junior Evaluation Camp roster. No Brendan Gaunce.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:03 AM

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#Canucks prospects Hunter Shinkaruk and Bo Horvat have been named to the Canadian World Junior Evaluation Camp roster. No Brendan Gaunce.

sutter is such a frack
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:04 AM

Darn. Would have been nice to watch Gaunce play for Team Canada
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:09 AM

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#Canucks prospects Hunter Shinkaruk and Bo Horvat have been named to the Canadian World Junior Evaluation Camp roster. No Brendan Gaunce.


Hopefully Gaunce uses this as motivation to prove Sutter and Company wrong.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:12 AM

Wow Gaunce snubbed frack that
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Gaunce is wayy cooler though, Gaunce is the kind of guy you want to bring with you to Costco

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

Does Sutter just really not like Gaunce?! I mean, there's gotta be a reason. Maybe it's his skating that didn't get him on the team. The WJs are overseas this year, so larger ice surface, but one could argue that he has played better than Shink so far. I just don't understand. Happy Horvat and Shink made the camp though. Shink is definitely a bubble guy though. Really needs to impress.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

I hope this has the same effect as when Samuelsson was snubbed from the 2010 Olympic roster. He took it so personally and absolutely went off after.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

Does Sutter just really not like Gaunce?! I mean, there's gotta be a reason. Maybe it's his skating that didn't get him on the team. The WJs are overseas this year, so larger ice surface, but one could argue that he has played better than Shink so far. I just don't understand. Happy Horvat and Shink made the camp though. Shink is definitely a bubble guy though. Really needs to impress.

well Horvat does everything Gaunce does, but better, so if you can only take one, it's a no brainer. Besides, the only real place for Gaunce would be the 4th line, and you can't really make an argument for taking him over some of the other 4th liners, other than he's a canucks prospect. if anything, it would be a wash one way or the other, add to it that sutter doesn't really care that much for him, and there you go.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

I hope this has the same effect as when Samuelsson was snubbed from the 2010 Olympic roster. He took it so personally and absolutely went off after.

or when corrado was snubbed last year, despite being far and away the best D in all the pre tourney games.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:36 PM

or when corrado was snubbed last year, despite being far and away the best D in all the pre tourney games.

I'm thinking that played a factor I the smaller selection roster this year. why was the roster so big if your play couldn't change anyone's mind?
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

Gaunce will be fine. He will probably be better not making this team. Just like Corrado last year.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:51 PM

Hockey Canada still think they just need to turn up and pick up the Gold at the end of the tourney...how else would you explain a coach saying this

Turns out Sutter wasn’t entirely thrilled with the Canucks’ 2012 first-round draft pick, even though he actually had to ask Canucks assistant GM Lorne Henning about him as he’d never seen him play before.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:57 PM

Hockey Canada still think they just need to turn up and pick up the Gold at the end of the tourney...how else would you explain a coach saying this

they meant before those 2 games he had not seen him play before. they meant he wasn't thrilled with his play in those games, specifically. even though Sutter didn't actually say that. what he said was:

"He's a big guy and he's a ways away from being a pro player yet,"
"He's a very defensive-oriented guy as far as understanding the game. He knows his limits offensively, but he's a big power forward who's a decent skater and he's got some good skills. But I see him more as a third- or fourth-line player in the National Hockey League, more of a power guy."


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:14 PM

Skating. Calm down, it's not a snub. He isn't fit for the tourney like some of the other guys. Gaunce is a good player like I posted above. He plays a lot like oreilly. Won't be as good, but has the same qualities.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:43 PM

the coach doesn't like the way he plays, simple as that.. personally he seems like a strong option for the 4th line at least, maybe as a defensive specialist to carry along as a scratch. sucks to hear he won't get the shot but maybe it will be motivating.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:31 PM

Didn't see this posted yet, not a very positive article on Gaunce
http://www.sportsnet...ade-for-gaunce/

then again the author didn't seem to realize Gaunce is used to playing wing.

Edit, here's a more positive article also from the sportsnet site
http://www.sportsnet...rs-defensively/

Edited by Langdon Algur, 02 December 2013 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:40 PM

Needs to work on his skating. Until he does that he's gonna have trouble making the jump.
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