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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

I guess this guy is going to get called up pretty soon with alot of the Wolves guys coming up for camp.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Mallet went scoreless with 2 PIMS and 2 shots on net and was -1 on the night for Kalamzoo in a 4-3 win over Gwinnett Gladiators today.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Alexandre Mallet has been called up to Chicago.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Alexandre Mallet has been called up to Chicago.


Good stuff! Time to see if guys like Mallet and Grenier can pick up the slack while some of the other better players are up with the Canucks. That, of course, is dependent on what kind of opportunities they're given by the coaching staff.

Edited by NuxFan09, 14 January 2013 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Tough for a guy (Mallett ) coming out of junior to play the tough guy role. For the first time in his life he's up against men not boys. Interesting to see what Grenier can offer.

Malletts time will come more towards the end of next season when he get's the feel of where he fits in the toughness pecking order
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Mallett was really coming on in Kalamazoo averaging over a point a game the last 6 or 7 games.
He seems to be on a big up swing, hope he can keep it going with the Wolves.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Mallet and Grenier are kind of what i consider to be the beginning of the "next wave" of exciting prospects. ideally they both stick in Chi, but i hope if they are reassigned to the wings, that they get a good amount of time together in multiple situations. Ideally they will be more comfortable with the pro style when the likes of jensen, gaunce, corrado and price show up.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Mallet went scoreless with 2 shots on net and an even rating for Kalamazoo in a 4-3 loss to the Evansville IceMen today.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

Been on a bit of a cold spell lately, hope he picks it up again.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

Mallet went pointless and had 2 PIMS, 1 shot on net and an even rating for Kalamazoo in their 3-1 over the Toledo Walleye.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

Are Mallet and Grenier playing on the same line? Any chemistry if yes?
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Mallet finally broke his cold streak and scored a goal for Kalmazoo in a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones yesterday. He had two shots on net and an even rating.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Mallet registered an assist, 2 PIMS, 2 shots on net and was +1 on the night for Kalamazoo in a 4-3 OT loss to the Bakersfield Condors today.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Mallet had 2 assists, 1 shot on goal and a +1 rating for Kalamazoo in a 5-1 over the Fort Wayne Komets today.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:15 PM



Major skill in the fisticuffs...
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

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Major skill in the fisticuffs...


Looks sorta like Rypien the way he blocks.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

Looks sorta like Rypien the way he blocks.


A bit yeah.....similar overall style too....significantly bigger though.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Gotta love a straight right to the chin!

Don't think I've seen that since Curt Fraser; man he could drop you just like that (and did).

High hopes for Mallet; keep up the scoring and keep up the fighting; hope to see him on the Nux.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

Mallet had a big game for Kalamazoo today, picking up a goal and 2 assists, 4 shots on net, 2 PIMS and a +3 rating in a 5-3 win over the Elmira Jackals.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

I've fought Mallet before.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

I've fought Mallet before.


I think I might have, don't remember
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

I've fought Mallet before.


Do you even lift?
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Do you even lift?


Ya, I fought him at the gym once too actually.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Ya, I fought him at the gym once too actually.


Haha, alright. ;)
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

I still don't know if I like this pick from the 2nd round.

He's doing ok in an ECHL league which is good but he's a 2nd round pick who was (correct me if I'm wrong), passed over before in a previous NHL draft.

I still think this pick was overly-safe, considering we didn't have the 3rd or the two fourth round picks for that year.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

I still don't know if I like this pick from the 2nd round.

He's doing ok in an ECHL league which is good but he's a 2nd round pick who was (correct me if I'm wrong), passed over before in a previous NHL draft.

I still think this pick was overly-safe, considering we didn't have the 3rd or the two fourth round picks for that year.


Apparently some other teams were planning to pick him in the 3rd. I think it was 'now or never' for the Nucks at that time.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Apparently some other teams were planning to pick him in the 3rd. I think it was 'now or never' for the Nucks at that time.


In that case, Canucks (not sure if they haven't tried this already) should have traded down.

He was not previously ranked (if that means anything at all)

Here's the stats I pulled prior to him getting drafted in 2012.


Edit: WOW, the tables don't show up very well on here. :(


http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8475978


That to me, is not really 2nd round material. The Q is known for its inflated stats.

If you were to make an argument that he was picked for 'size', there were other players producing higher output with bigger size.

For example, Justin Kea (Sabre's 3rd round pick)

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8476901

Listed as 6'4 and is younger than Mallet by 1.5 years.

Talent Analysis

At 6-3 and 212 lbs., Kea certainly possesses the size to play the NHL game. Offense is not his game, however, with Kea instead being a defensive specialist responsible for shutting down the other team's forwards. Kea plays that role very well which may bode well for his prospects at the next level, where he could slide into the third- or fourth-line center position.


Future

Considered a project, Kea will stay in the OHL for as long as he can before joining Rochester. Given his talent and skillset, Kea is not expected to join the Buffalo lineup until much later.

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Jujhar Khaira

6'3 - and 2 years younger than Mallet. Surrey boy.

HockeyFuture Profile:

Whlie Prince George Spruce Kings linemate Paul De Jersey provided the skill, Khaira was the power forward on his line, where he used his size and work ethic to finish plays around the net. Khaira needs to work on his foot speed, which is mostly adequate at this stage of his development. Khaira has the drive and determination to make the pro game in time, but he'll be continuing his development next season at Michigan Tech.
Future

Khaira will play his freshman season at Michigan Tech University and could see time on the team's top two forward lines. He will have time at the NCAA level to develop his overall game and might turn out to be the big power forward the Oilers have been searching for their NHL line-up.

A poster from HFBoards says (when picked by the Oilers in the 3rd round)

http://hfboards.hock...d.php?t=1214689

Oh wow, people aren't gonna like this pick.

Khaira is a big kid from the BCHL, good skater, great hands, high scorer. Just looks early to take him.

Came on really strong this year, development curve headed way up.


Hindsight Analysis:

http://hfboards.hock....php?p=56190001

Originally Posted by jmoss45 Posted Image
Solid start for him this year for sure. Does anyone have any comparables for a player like him entering NCAA the year after he's drafted, and putting up similar points? His stats are impressive at first glance, just wondering if I should taper my expectations.
Just took a quick glance, but it looks like you have to go back to Kyle Turris and Riley Nash's freshman years in 07/08 to find a freshman coming out of the BCHL putting up more than around 0.7 points per game.

edit: Should specify that that's 19 year old freshmen.


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Oskar Sundqvist of Sweden. 6'3 also 1.5 years younger than Mallet. Shoots Right (same as Mallet)

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8476897

Talent Analysis (as of Hockeyfuture)
A tall, rangy forward with a nasty on-ice disposition and offensive talent to spare, Oskar Sundqvist brings a unique package of skills to the center position. Having played in the lower levels of Swedish junior hockey, Sundqvist's upside is largely still unknown. However, given his size, skating, and offensive skills, he could one day develop into an effective two-way center.
Considering the first time he played on a North American ice surface was at the Pittsburgh Penguins developmental camp in July 2012, it is safe to say Sundqvist is very much a long-term project. Aside from learning how to play on a smaller rink, he must add considerable weight and strength to his frame, possibly as much as 20 or 30 pounds. He also needs to develop more explosiveness and cut back on dumb, retaliatory penalties.

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I'm not claiming to be an expert on drafting but I am a bit appalled at why the "Mallet" pick is justified. A 2nd round pick isn't a guaranteed pick by any means but we'll have to see if the Mallet pick was worth it when the above examples were still very much available, younger, bigger and generated identical points.

I think our scouting still needs work and is far from the scouts found in Pitts/Det or even Edmonton's

Edited by Dazzle, 09 February 2013 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

In that case, Canucks (not sure if they haven't tried this already) should have traded down.

He was not previously ranked (if that means anything at all)

Here's the stats I pulled prior to him getting drafted in 2012.


Edit: WOW, the tables don't show up very well on here. :(


http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8475978


That to me, is not really 2nd round material. The Q is known for its inflated stats.

If you were to make an argument that he was picked for 'size', there were other players producing higher output with bigger size.

For example, Justin Kea (Sabre's 3rd round pick)

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8476901

Listed as 6'4 and is younger than Mallet by 1.5 years.

Talent Analysis

At 6-3 and 212 lbs., Kea certainly possesses the size to play the NHL game. Offense is not his game, however, with Kea instead being a defensive specialist responsible for shutting down the other team's forwards. Kea plays that role very well which may bode well for his prospects at the next level, where he could slide into the third- or fourth-line center position.


Future

Considered a project, Kea will stay in the OHL for as long as he can before joining Rochester. Given his talent and skillset, Kea is not expected to join the Buffalo lineup until much later.

--------------------------

Jujhar Khaira

6'3 - and 2 years younger than Mallet. Surrey boy.

HockeyFuture Profile:

Whlie Prince George Spruce Kings linemate Paul De Jersey provided the skill, Khaira was the power forward on his line, where he used his size and work ethic to finish plays around the net. Khaira needs to work on his foot speed, which is mostly adequate at this stage of his development. Khaira has the drive and determination to make the pro game in time, but he'll be continuing his development next season at Michigan Tech.
Future

Khaira will play his freshman season at Michigan Tech University and could see time on the team's top two forward lines. He will have time at the NCAA level to develop his overall game and might turn out to be the big power forward the Oilers have been searching for their NHL line-up.

A poster from HFBoards says (when picked by the Oilers in the 3rd round)

http://hfboards.hock...d.php?t=1214689

Oh wow, people aren't gonna like this pick.

Khaira is a big kid from the BCHL, good skater, great hands, high scorer. Just looks early to take him.

Came on really strong this year, development curve headed way up.


Hindsight Analysis:

http://hfboards.hock....php?p=56190001

Originally Posted by jmoss45 Posted Image
Solid start for him this year for sure. Does anyone have any comparables for a player like him entering NCAA the year after he's drafted, and putting up similar points? His stats are impressive at first glance, just wondering if I should taper my expectations.
Just took a quick glance, but it looks like you have to go back to Kyle Turris and Riley Nash's freshman years in 07/08 to find a freshman coming out of the BCHL putting up more than around 0.7 points per game.

edit: Should specify that that's 19 year old freshmen.


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Oskar Sundqvist of Sweden. 6'3 also 1.5 years younger than Mallet. Shoots Right (same as Mallet)

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8476897

Talent Analysis (as of Hockeyfuture)
A tall, rangy forward with a nasty on-ice disposition and offensive talent to spare, Oskar Sundqvist brings a unique package of skills to the center position. Having played in the lower levels of Swedish junior hockey, Sundqvist's upside is largely still unknown. However, given his size, skating, and offensive skills, he could one day develop into an effective two-way center.
Considering the first time he played on a North American ice surface was at the Pittsburgh Penguins developmental camp in July 2012, it is safe to say Sundqvist is very much a long-term project. Aside from learning how to play on a smaller rink, he must add considerable weight and strength to his frame, possibly as much as 20 or 30 pounds. He also needs to develop more explosiveness and cut back on dumb, retaliatory penalties.

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I'm not claiming to be an expert on drafting but I am a bit appalled at why the "Mallet" pick is justified. A 2nd round pick isn't a guaranteed pick by any means but we'll have to see if the Mallet pick was worth it when the above examples were still very much available, younger, bigger and generated identical points.

I think our scouting still needs work and is far from the scouts found in Pitts/Det or even Edmonton's


I can't claim to know much about these players, but I like Mallet's overall combination of size, smarts, skill, toughness and his heavy shot.

I know he's 2 years older than these other guys but I'm guessing the Canucks' thinking is that they project him to be a better player in pro hockey. Time will tell, and right now I think it's too early to make a judgement anyway.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

I can't claim to know much about these players, but I like Mallet's overall combination of size, smarts, skill, toughness and his heavy shot.

I know he's 2 years older than these other guys but I'm guessing the Canucks' thinking is that they project him to be a better player in pro hockey. Time will tell, and right now I think it's too early to make a judgement anyway.


I didn't know about the above players either but I felt convinced that Mallet wasn't the best pick at that particular spot.

That being said, I also wasn't aware of the bolded which you just mentioned.

Sometimes it is really tempting/easier to make 'outsider observations', like I did, and you're right - it's far too early to make judgements. From the little I've heard of Mallet, it seems he has "character", which before reading your post, I thought, at the time, was a flimsy reason for going 'off-the-board' for. I hope he does well though, genuinely and becomes someone like Burrows who is a major part of this team.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

Mallet had no points, 1 shot on net and a +2 rating for Kalamazoo in a 2-1 OT win over the Trenton Titans.
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