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#31 Edler's Mind Tricks

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

I think there is a chance we could get a top player next summer...
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

I think there is a chance we could get a top player next summer...
http://capgeek.com/f...-1&fa_type_id=2


While there are some big names on that list, the only ones that could "replace" the Sedins once they leave would be Perry and Getzlaf. There rest are more so complimentary players or are in the same age group as the Sedins

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

I started a thread some months ago about Alex Freisen. He was a player I loved to read about and his thirst for work and ability to lead by example was impressive.
He amongst all of the names above is THE player who does not deserve to have any limitations placed on his career.
I think Alex will be a real impact player because he has that hunger. He will start by lighting up the Wolves and will be in the team within 2 years max.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

I think there is a chance we could get a top player next summer...
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

Frankie "don't call me Frank" Corrado is up today: http://canucksarmy.c...7-frank-corrado

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Frankie "don't call me Frank" Corrado is up today: http://canucksarmy.c...7-frank-corrado


Does that one scout even know what he's talking about? Doesn't have much of a clapper? Didn't he shoot like 100 mph when he got recorded.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

Does that one scout even know what he's talking about? Doesn't have much of a clapper? Didn't he shoot like 100 mph when he got recorded.


Zdeno Chara has the hardest shot in the NHL but if I could pick one defenseman to take a clapper from the point in the last minute of the game, it would be Nick Lidstrom (though retired - now maybe Erik Karlsson). That's because Lidstrom can walk the blue line to find an opening, get the puck through very accurately, gets it off very fast and hard enough.

Same deal with Edler and Ehrhoff. Edler shoots way harder, but Ehrhoff has a better clapper - because he can shoot hard enough, but very accurately.

I think Corrado does still have a bit to go into developing a good slap shot. No doubt he can shoot it hard, but I don't know about his accuracy, ability to get a shot off quickly, and the ability to walk the blue line to find an open lane.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

Zdeno Chara has the hardest shot in the NHL but if I could pick one defenseman to take a clapper from the point in the last minute of the game, it would be Nick Lidstrom (though retired - now maybe Erik Karlsson). That's because Lidstrom can walk the blue line to find an opening, get the puck through very accurately, gets it off very fast and hard enough.

Same deal with Edler and Ehrhoff. Edler shoots way harder, but Ehrhoff has a better clapper - because he can shoot hard enough, but very accurately.

I think Corrado does still have a bit to go into developing a good slap shot. No doubt he can shoot it hard, but I don't know about his accuracy, ability to get a shot off quickly, and the ability to walk the blue line to find an open lane.

yeah, if there is one prospect I want shooting from the point in the last min of the game, it's Connauton that gets my vote. Corrado got that 100 MPH shot off using a new skick, in a testing situation for the new stick but I'm not sure how well he threads the traffic. Nauts, on the other hand, has an uncanny knack for hitting the net and getting it on net through traffic. if he doesn't score, he'll at least set up a goal mouth scramble or rebound opportunity. Mcnally would be a close second from what I've seen from him.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:23 AM

Lack, Jensen, Schroeder or Kassian(if you can consider him a prospect) for #1?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

Kevin Connauton @ #6 - http://canucksarmy.c...kevin-connauton

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

Lack, Jensen, Schroeder or Kassian(if you can consider him a prospect) for #1?

Hmm, 5 spots left and who are else are we missing? Lack, Jensen, Schroeder as you mentioned, plus Gaunce, then Kassian as you also mentioned if he's considered a prospect still. I can't see any other of our prospects being in the list as a sleeper for the top 5 so those are the names I'd come up with.

6-20 have been like this:
6. Connauton
7. Corrado
8. LaBate
9. Mallet
10. Cannata
11. Friesen
12. Rodin
13. Sweatt
14. McNally
15. Grenier
16. Sauve
17. Polasek
18. Price
19. Archibald
20. Honzik

So my guess is a 1-5 of:
1. Lack
2. Kassian
3. Jensen
4. Schroeder
5. Gaunce

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

Jordan Schroeder comes in at #5:

http://canucksarmy.c...ordan-schroeder

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Hmm, so Gaunce ahead of Schroeder.

EDIT: The last comment about his high mark being a less selfish Patrick Kane seems a little high, but the other evaluations seem pretty close to what I've seen of Schroeder.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

Hmm, so Gaunce ahead of Schroeder.


Makes sense, they both project as 2nd line centers at their ceilings, but shroeder is boom or bust, and gaunce has the size and tools to work in a bottom 6 role

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:24 AM

Makes sense, they both project as 2nd line centers at their ceilings, but shroeder is boom or bust, and gaunce has the size and tools to work in a bottom 6 role

We really haven't seen anything of Gaunce as well, so perhaps harder to judge where he'd fall. With Schroeder being closer to the NHL, I thought that may have weighed in his favour.

Anyways, Gaunce is #4: http://canucksarmy.c...-brendan-gaunce

Interesting the note the last person quoted who has followed Brendan's career closely compares him to Keith Primeau rather than Jordan Staal. Maybe he won't have the same level of offence, but he's more of a passing center than Staal which is useful for us.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

Jensen at #3: http://canucksarmy.c...-nicklas-jensen

We'll see if Kassian or Lack takes #1 then.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

I like Mallet, even if we could have gotten him later. He's a specific pick for a specific need rather than trying to draft for top 6 potential with every pick. We'll see results from him sooner than we would with anyone else picked in the second round, so that makes it interesting to see his progression after a breakout year last year.


Oh I like Mallet too. I think he has potential. Not a top 6 forward, but as a bottom 6 guy, maybe 25-30 points? Called him everyone's favourite mistake because of the amount of flak this selection gets by a ton of people.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

Following the prospect development myself I am very worried about the size of some of theses players. This is a serious issue. We need crushing speedy wingers and solid mobile defense men . This group does not make me happy except for the skill department. Many of these young guys have mad skill potential i just wanna see more SIZE !

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:47 PM

Following the prospect development myself I am very worried about the size of some of theses players. This is a serious issue. We need crushing speedy wingers and solid mobile defense men . This group does not make me happy except for the skill department. Many of these young guys have mad skill potential i just wanna see more SIZE !



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Jensen: 6'2" 202 lbs
Kassian: 6'3" 215 lbs (has lost some weight over the summer though)
Mallet: 6'1" 195 lbs
Greneir 6'5" 200 lbs
Gaunce 6'2" 205 lbs
Labate 6'4" 195 lbs

Sauve 6'3" 209 lbs
Andersson 6'3" 190 lbs
Polasek 6'3" 190 lbs
Mcnally 6'2"
Connauton 6'1"


Just because the Canucks have Schroeder and Rodin - There isn't a size issue.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

Oh I like Mallet too. I think he has potential. Not a top 6 forward, but as a bottom 6 guy, maybe 25-30 points? Called him everyone's favourite mistake because of the amount of flak this selection gets by a ton of people.

I could see around 30 points for him too, especially paired with players like Higgins and Hansen. He appears to be a more offensive version of Lapierre with less chirping.

Following the prospect development myself I am very worried about the size of some of theses players. This is a serious issue. We need crushing speedy wingers and solid mobile defense men . This group does not make me happy except for the skill department. Many of these young guys have mad skill potential i just wanna see more SIZE !

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Jensen: 6'2" 202 lbs
Kassian: 6'3" 215 lbs (has lost some weight over the summer though)
Mallet: 6'1" 195 lbs
Greneir 6'5" 200 lbs
Gaunce 6'2" 205 lbs
Labate 6'4" 195 lbs

Sauve 6'3" 209 lbs
Andersson 6'3" 190 lbs
Polasek 6'3" 190 lbs
Mcnally 6'2"
Connauton 6'1"


Just because the Canucks have Schroeder and Rodin - There isn't a size issue.

Squeak pretty much answered it, but if you're expecting more in the way of "crushing speedy wingers and solid mobile defense men" then good luck since 29 other teams are looking for the same thing.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:04 PM

I could see around 30 points for him too, especially paired with players like Higgins and Hansen. He appears to be a more offensive version of Lapierre with less chirping.


That's a fair comparison, I think. Lapierre with less defensive ability and trash talk, but a bit more offence. Solid 4th liner, can step onto the 3rd without much dropoff.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

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Jensen: 6'2" 202 lbs
Kassian: 6'3" 215 lbs (has lost some weight over the summer though)
Mallet: 6'1" 195 lbs
Greneir 6'5" 200 lbs
Gaunce 6'2" 205 lbs
Labate 6'4" 195 lbs

Sauve 6'3" 209 lbs
Andersson 6'3" 190 lbs
Polasek 6'3" 190 lbs
Mcnally 6'2"
Connauton 6'1"


Just because the Canucks have Schroeder and Rodin - There isn't a size issue.


Sadly there's misinformed fans that have latched onto the popular belief that our prospects are small, when in fact the opposite is true. The majority of our prospects are average or above average height.

Additional wild card prospects also include:

Darren Archibald - 6'3" 212
Ben Hutton - 6'2"
Matthew Beattie - 6'3"
Ludwig Blomstrand - 6'1" 200
Henrik Tommernes - 6'1"
Sawyer Hannay - 6'4"
Jeremy Price - 6'1"
Steven Anthony - 6'1" 205
Mats Froshaug - 6'1" 200

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

Kassian, Jensen, and Gaunce can be viewed as highly probable NHLers. If MG adds Bjugstad (or size equivalent) to that list, our forwards will be ranked among the biggest in the not too distant future. At issue then will be skill and whether we have enough of it.

Go see Calgary's roster and prospects for an idea of what an undersized team looks like.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

Lack at #2
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Lack rated highly as expected, I'm halfway between him having another year in the AHL with potential for callups so he can work on his consistency over the whole year, and using him as our backup due to his inexpensive contract and that he's a prospect of ours versus looking for a UFA.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

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Jensen: 6'2" 202 lbs
Kassian: 6'3" 215 lbs (has lost some weight over the summer though)
Mallet: 6'1" 195 lbs
Greneir 6'5" 200 lbs
Gaunce 6'2" 205 lbs
Labate 6'4" 195 lbs

Sauve 6'3" 209 lbs
Andersson 6'3" 190 lbs
Polasek 6'3" 190 lbs
Mcnally 6'2"
Connauton 6'1"


Just because the Canucks have Schroeder and Rodin - There isn't a size issue.


Some of those numbers are a bit off and 200 pounds is not all that huge. Tall and lanky is all i am seeing right now. Good pool just not as aggressive as I would like. Kassian is not a prospect why is everyone treating him so ?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:14 AM

Lack rated highly as expected, I'm halfway between him having another year in the AHL with potential for callups so he can work on his consistency over the whole year, and using him as our backup due to his inexpensive contract and that he's a prospect of ours versus looking for a UFA.


I agree here and I actually think the best situation for the Canucks is to keep Luongo for a couple months into the season and then trade him when other teams realize that the Reimer or Crawford or Lindback just isn't the answer to get their team to the playoffs. By that time, it will increase Luongo's value in a trade by giving Gillis more leverage AND give Lack the extra time as a starter in the AHL. If he comes up around early January, he can get about 8-10 starts in which really is ideal for easing a rookie goalie into the NHL.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

Some of those numbers are a bit off and 200 pounds is not all that huge. Tall and lanky is all i am seeing right now. Good pool just not as aggressive as I would like. Kassian is not a prospect why is everyone treating him so ?


For 18-21 year olds, 200 pounds is actually quite big. You have to remember these guys are young prospects, not full-time NHLers. Alot of them are still growing.

And Kassian has played less than a full season in the NHL and is not a guarantee to make the team, therefore he is still a prospect.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

Some of those numbers are a bit off and 200 pounds is not all that huge. Tall and lanky is all i am seeing right now. Good pool just not as aggressive as I would like. Kassian is not a prospect why is everyone treating him so ?



I was no where NEAR 200 pounds when I was 18 years old.

Kassian is a prospect; just like Hodgson was a prospect until the beginning of last season.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

Sadly there's misinformed fans that have latched onto the popular belief that our prospects are small, when in fact the opposite is true. The majority of our prospects are average or above average height.
Additional wild card prospects also include:

Darren Archibald - 6'3" 212
Ben Hutton - 6'2"
Matthew Beattie - 6'3"
Ludwig Blomstrand - 6'1" 200
Henrik Tommernes - 6'1"
Sawyer Hannay - 6'4"
Jeremy Price - 6'1"
Steven Anthony - 6'1" 205
Mats Froshaug - 6'1" 200



You forgot so many more and I am plenty informed my friend. Ok I guess Kassian can be considered a prospect still has not played the required 65 games in the big show but cmon he wil be with the big club there really is no doubt of that .I do understand these guys will grow but they wont sprout 3 inches and gain 25-40 pounds after 20-21.

Alex Friesen 5'9 -186
Evgeny Gladskikh 6'0 -186
Ilia Krikunov 5'11 -169
Jordan Schroeder 5'8 -175
Kellin Tokhkin 5'10 -176
Jeremy Price 6'1 -175
Henrik Tommernes 6'1 -176
Anton Rodin 6'0 -175
Micheal Davies 5'9 -179
Darren Haydar 5'10 -171
Brad Hunt 5'9 -171
Kevin Doell 5'11 -182

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