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#1 Bilbro Baggins

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

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#Giants forward Cain Franson gets call from the hometown #Canucks - Franson will attend the Canucks prospects camp this week.

Stephen Sweet
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Nothing confirmed, but it sounds like Colts forward Zach Hall may have received an invite to the Vancouver Canucks rookie camp.

Cain Franson is the younger brother of Cody Franson.

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#2 CanucksFanMike

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

When does the prospect camp start? Maybe the Canucks can trade for RFA Cody Franson's rights and then the bros will be united!!
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

I think the camp starts June 27th, but I'm not sure

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:56 PM

Excerpt from News 1130 article.

In other news, the Canucks have invited

Vancouver Giants

centre Cain Franson to this week's team prospects camp.



The 19-year-old, whose brother Cody plays for the

Toronto Maple Leafs

, went un-drafted in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft this past weekend.



Franson tells

News1130 Sports

that he got a call from the Canucks Saturday from Pittsburgh and is excited about the opportunity to try out with the team.



Franson scored 27 goals, adding 31 assists in 70 games with the Giants this past season in the Western Hockey League.



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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

Really? Cain went undrafted? I saw him play a few times and he was pretty good. Maybe he's got some consistency issues then.

At any rate, I'm glad he got invited. He's a center, but it seems to me he's flown under the radar a bit though.

Edited by Gz, 25 June 2012 - 03:59 PM.

totally agree although i wouldnt have minded jvr in a 3 way.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

Really? Cain went undrafted? I saw him play a few times and he was pretty good. Maybe he's got some consistency issues then.

At any rate, I'm glad he got invited. He's a center, but it seems to me he's flown under the radar a bit though.


According to hockeydb he's only 160 pounds at 6'0, may have played a part in it... but putting on weight is the easy part so hopefully he's able to impress.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

Wouldn't mind if Andrei Makarov (yes one of Russia's WJC goaltenders) got an invite, can't believe he went undrafted even though he's both russian and not that big. Maybe invite Emil Lundberg aswell? He had a pretty good first year in the swedish 2nd league

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

:towel: OH HELL YA!
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

Wouldn't mind if Andrei Makarov (yes one of Russia's WJC goaltenders) got an invite, can't believe he went undrafted even though he's both russian and not that big. Maybe invite Emil Lundberg aswell? He had a pretty good first year in the swedish 2nd league


Makarov got an invite to Panthers camp, I believe. Not sure about Lundberg though.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:08 PM

Makarov got an invite to Panthers camp, I believe. Not sure about Lundberg though.


Makarov did. No report on lundberg yet

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

For those who don't know anything about him:

Name:Cain Franson
Number:12
Position:Centre
Shoots/Catches:Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 167
Birthdate:1993-03-25
Hometown: Sicamous, BC

- He had 58 points in 70 games playing for the Giants last season; his second in The Dub.
- He had 7 points in six playoff games for the Giants in 11-12.
- He's 19, which means he's got a significant amount of time to add to his lackluster 169 ibs.
- Strong two-way player.
- Could stand to grow more as a player in the WHL to get a real sense of where his ceiling may really be.
- Clearly not a "top" prospect, but I like him.

totally agree although i wouldnt have minded jvr in a 3 way.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Makarov did. No report on lundberg yet

Well that's a shame. Hope they give Lundberg a call. Big body with some good qualities. He will have a chance of playing WJC hockey as he earlier today was one amongst 34 players who will enter Swedens first player camp.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

I'm hoping they'll take some places. I can't believe Ebbet didn't get an offer.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

zach hall is good

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:28 PM

No idea who they are. Question: Is that Cody Franson's little bro? Is that Taylor Hall's little bro?


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

No idea who they are. Question: Is that Cody Franson's little bro? Is that Taylor Hall's little bro?


Yes and no, respectively.

totally agree although i wouldnt have minded jvr in a 3 way.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:08 PM

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#Giants forward Cain Franson gets call from the hometown #Canucks - Franson will attend the Canucks prospects camp this week.

Stephen Sweet
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Nothing confirmed, but it sounds like Colts forward Zach Hall may have received an invite to the Vancouver Canucks rookie camp.

Cain Franson is the younger brother of Cody Franson.

I hope he's the love child of Evander and Johan.

Edited by Dotcommi, 25 June 2012 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

Bet this means toronto has offered package including Cody Franson for Luongo

Totally.....i want a fresh, fully healed Willie


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

Bet this means toronto has offered package including Cody Franson for Luongo

Canucks are known for bringing brothers into training camp,

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

Canucks are known for bringing brothers into training camp,


Uhh because we briught the Westerholms and Tanev's brother last season? Did we bring any other brothers in over the years? Doesnt exactly scream "know for"

Anyways, Franson and Hall would be good additions to our prospect systems. Both have rather unknown ceilings, very interesting to see but Zach Hall is 5'10", he'd go against everything MG is doing lately.

Edited by Puck Puck Goose, 25 June 2012 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

Some infor about Zach Hall From Hockey Prospects

We first told you about Zach Hall of the Barrie Colts back in March of of 2009. We were high on Zach leading up to the OHL Draft. Zach was eventually selected in the 2nd round by the Barrie Colts, right behind their first rounder, Ryan Strome. It was 25 months before his potential NHL draft day in Minnesota. We profiled Zach in our 'look ahead' section on the 2011 NHL Draft in our 2010 NHL Draft Guide. In early October we included Zach in our 'NHL Prospects' book. The book profiled multiple players and we interviewed them months before draft day in June.

If you had told me back in October of that year that Zach Hall would go undrafted, I would have said you were crazy. Previous to 2010/2011 I have watched Zach up close in his OHL Draft year, as well as in Junior A in 2009/2010 and as a Colts call up. His talents were obvious. Even as a player with only 5 games with the Colts powerhouse team that season, he showed what he could do. He even played some second line Centre as a call up.

The 2010/2011 season got underway with a new coach in Barrie and Zach scored in his first game of the season. Zach suffered an injury shortly after and was sidelined until late November. I watched the Colts numerous times last season, especially in the first half. Hall got limited ice at times which is the only explanation I can give for him sliding through the 2011 Draft.

Fast forward to this season and as of October 8th 2011, he sits 2nd in the league in scoring with 6 goals and 9 assists in 6 games. He is also a +5 if you are a fan of that stat. It's early, but Zach is en route to showing NHL Scouts what he can do in the OHL this season.

Below is the NHL Prospects book interview and our profile on Zach from our 2010 NHL Draft guide.



2010 NHL Draft Guide '2011 Draft Prospects watch' (released May 2010)


We didn't want to just throw the top ten 2011 draft prospects at you in this section of the book. While we have obviously mentioned some high end and well known players, we also wanted to tell you about a few players who might start out being down the rankings in some of the pre-season NHL draft lists.

Zach Hall blew us away leading up to the OHL Draft in 2009. He is an elite playmaker and scorer, who works his tail off shift after shift. If not for a powerhouse Barrie team, he would have played in the OHL all season. He did chip in with a goal and an assist with limited ice in 5 games with the Colts.

Hall played Junior 'A' for the Couchiching Terriers and finished second on his team in scoring behind former OHL 1st rounder Matt Smyth. Hall's numbers were sick for a rookie: 71 pts in 44 games, including 26 goals. He will get plenty of ice time next season in Barrie. His slight build needs to improve.


2010 NHL Prospects book interview (released October 2010)



Zach Hall is both a playmaker and scorer, who works hard shift after shift If not for a Barrie team that was pushing for a memorial cup berth last season, he would have played in the OHL last year.

Hall was a member of the Couchiching Terriers last season and finished second on his team in scoring. Hall's numbers were impressive for a rookie: 71 pts in 44 games, including 26 goals. Hall will get plenty of ice this season but wins will be harder to find in his NHL draft year with the Colts rebuilding.

The Interview:

HP: How did your season go with Couchiching?

ZH: It was really good. I thought I got really good coaching and we had a pretty good team as well .

HP: How did you go about choosing hockey, any family influences in the situation?

ZH: Everyone in my family played or plays hockey. My dad played for the Bulls (a junior B team) and my brother got drafted to Peterborough in 2006, and I just always have been playing. I first got on the ice when I was two and I've loved the game since.

HP: We believed you were talented enough to spend the season with Barrie, was it frustrating not to play for them?

ZH I knew we, the Colts, had a very good team and that I also was quite young. So, I took it on a positive note, and worked extra hard in Couchiching with the Terriers. I would say that it motivated me because I could so clearly see the end goal of playing with the Colts staring me in the face. Also, it was great to get to play in some games in the end.

HP: How did that small sampling with Barrie go?

ZH: It was very good. I was excited for every game and it was thrilling to play. The playoff and regular season games were both exciting and it was a great experience.

HP: What were some of the bigger differences between playing in Couchiching and Barrie?

ZH: It was a lot more high paced in Barrie. Obviously, the players were better from top to bottom. More guys competed and wanted the puck in the OHL then Junior A. it was also a lot more high tempo.

HP: How do you think having such a successful year in Couchiching will help you next season?
ZH: It was good because I got the opportunity to play a lot. I got to play on the first line, and my line-mate had tons of points, and he really helped me out a lot and gave me some great pointers.

HP: If you were scouting yourself, what would you describe as your strengths? What about some weaknesses?

ZH: My strengths are skating, vision of the ice, and my shot.

HP: What about some weaknesses you want to improve on?

ZH: I've been working on my defense and playing the body more.

HP: Where would you say you are most productive on the ice, be it in the corners, in front of the net, in transition etc

ZH: I would say probably in transition is where I get most of my opportunities. However, I also get them in the corners as well because I find the open spot well.

HP: You mentioned that you think your strengths are your speed and shot. Do you think that is why you are so productive in the open ice?

HP: What would you say has improved most about your game this season?

ZH: Well at the beginning of the year, I kept finding myself ahead of the play; my timing just wasn't right compared to AAA hockey. I like to pride myself on being in the right place at the right time, and from the start of the season, I just wasn't content with my timing. For example, I'd be too far ahead in the breakout. But, as the season went on I think I got my timing right and adjusted better.

HP: So, it took some time to adjust to the new league so you could again work on being in the right position?

ZH: Yeah, that's correct.

HP: What has been the most memorable moment of your playing career?

ZH: So far I would have to say finally cracking my OHL team was pretty memorable.

HP: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

ZH: I'm looking forward to trying to put up 50 points or more. It's a tough question because I want to improve on everything. I guess specifically defense would be something I need to improve on.

HP: Who are some players you like to watch either in major juniors, NCAA, or NHL?

ZH: Yeah, for the last couple years I've watched Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils. I have watched him really closely. I like watching him play because he's not the biggest guy out there but never backs down from anyone. He could be going up against Zdeno Chara and won't back down.

HP: Have you had any nerves regarding the 2011 NHL Draft?

ZH: Yeah, but only good ones. It's such an exciting thought to think that I could get drafted.

HP: So, fast forward to the 2011 draft, if a scout is telling a GM to draft you, what is he saying to convince him? What about your game sticks out the most?

ZH: I would say most likely my speed, shot, and vision. Hopefully he likes that I can always find the right spot on the ice.
HP: What is the best piece of advice you have received from a coach?

ZH: I would say not to ever think too far ahead; take everything day by day whether it's practice, a game, or working out. Pretty much don't look too far ahead or too far behind.



Additional Info

Position: C
DOB: April 29, 1993
Height: 5'11
Weight: 170 LBS
Team: Barrie Colts
Shoots/Catches: Left
Jersey Number: #28
Hometown: Belleville, On
NHL Status: Undrafted
Stats: Statistics
Scouting Report:


Edited by Puck Puck Goose, 25 June 2012 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:53 PM

Prospect Camp starts on the 29th

The invites are
D - Jake Baker
D - Conor Allen
D - Corbin Baldwin
D - Jeremie Blain
D - Justin Dasilva
D - Evan McEneny
D - Rush Cooper
D - Shayne Taker
D - Nolan Zajac
F - Alexandre Carrier
F - Kurtis Bartliff
F - Cain Franson
F - Woody Hudson
F - Zach Hall
F - Josh Jooris
F - Adam Kambeitz
F - Jeremy Langlois
F - Stefano Momesso
F - Kenton Miller
F - Buddy Robinson
G - Joel Rumpel
G - Andrew Walsh
G - Will Yanakeef
G - Mathieu Corbeil

Go to this link to see the rosters of Group A and Group B and the players' stats

http://canucks.nhl.c...s.htm?id=636066

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

Prospect Camp starts on the 29th

The invites are
D - Jake Baker
D - Conor Allen
D - Corbin Baldwin
D - Jeremie Blain
D - Justin Dasilva
D - Evan McEneny
D - Rush Cooper
D - Shayne Taker
D - Nolan Zajac
F - Alexandre Carrier
F - Kurtis Bartliff
F - Cain Franson
F - Woody Hudson
F - Zach Hall
F - Josh Jooris
F - Adam Kambeitz
F - Jeremy Langlois
F - Stefano Momesso
F - Kenton Miller
F - Buddy Robinson
G - Joel Rumpel
G - Andrew Walsh
G - Will Yanakeef
G - Mathieu Corbeil

Go to this link to see the rosters of Group A and Group B and the players' stats

http://canucks.nhl.c...s.htm?id=636066

Also this is my 1000th post.


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