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#1 Ossi Vaananen

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

I felt it was worthy of a thread. Chicago Wolves open their training camp today with a roster of 49 players. The roster can be found here: http://www.chicagowo...fs/TCRoster.pdf

30 forwards, 15 defensemen, 4 goaltenders

Any early predictions on who will make it? Line ups?
Will Cannata land the back up job? Can Archibald/Friesen crack the Wolves line up?

I figure this is at least something Canucks related to get excited about.

Second round of cuts 10/08/12: http://www.chicagowo...ke-roster-moves

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

I'm excited to see Brian Bicek and Kenton Miller. Watched Miller with Moose Jaw in a couple games last year, he's got some pretty good wheels.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

I didn't know Frizzin and Mallat had such good #'s in 2011/2012. Good to c all da playa's out though, and I wish all of da playa's da most high amount of luck I can possibly wish dum in the coming 2012/2013 months.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

That Emmerson guy is gigantic!
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

That Emmerson guy is gigantic!


6-8 248 lol, he's freaking huge.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:41 PM

Lots of players to fill limited spots, although they'll have to plan ahead for the possibility of losing guys like Tanev, Kassian, Ebbett, etc. to the big club if and when the NHL season gets going. Not saying they'll have a mass exodus but any number of those guys will be invited to camp, and it's hard to plan for who will stick and what replacement players you'll need as a result.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

Wow lots of competition, should make for an interesting camp. I'm sure there are many posters on here more familar with wolves players and prospects but to get the conversation started I'll start by predicting the opening day lines.

Sterling Schroder Kassian
Rodin Ebbett Haydar
Sweatt Mallet Desbiens
Archibald Pinizotto Gordon
extra: Longpre, Kell

Joslin Tanev
Connauton Sauve
Andersson Mullen
extra: Polasek

Lack
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

Does anybody know why Jeremie Blain wasn't re-signed by Edmonton? I heard their scouts were high on him. He is a very Connauton-esque prospect. An absolute beast offensively in junior but also brings size and grit. Terrible defensively from what i've read. He could very well be a top 3 defensive prospect for us by the end of the year.

Another guy who is exciting is Mathieu Corbeil. A highly touted 4th round pick who slumped a bit before coming up with an awesome season as a starter last year. An ECHL tandem of Cannata and Corbeil is pretty phenomenal in terms of goaltending prospects.

From a purely AHL view it is great to see a guy like Brett Sterling at camp. A 30 goal scorer in the AHL who got called up for 4 games with the Blues.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

Sweatt - Shroeder - Kassian
Rodin - Ebbet - Haydar
Longpre - Armstong - Schneider
Archibald - Pinizotto - Desbien
extras - Miller, Sterling (he's small, but sure can score)


Connaughton - Tanev
Matheson - Sauve
Joslin - Mullen
extras - Polasek, Miskovic


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A lot of options for the Wolves. I think the AHL guys have the edge over the ECL youngsters. Will be an interesting season with some of the NHL rookies playing in the AHL.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

Wow lots of competition, should make for an interesting camp. I'm sure there are many posters on here more familar with wolves players and prospects but to get the conversation started I'll start by predicting the opening day lines.

Sterling Schroder Kassian
Rodin Ebbett Haydar
Sweatt Mallet Desbiens
Archibald Pinizotto Gordon
extra: Longpre, Kell

Joslin Tanev
Connauton Sauve
Andersson Mullen
extra: Polasek

Lack
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thoughts?


I think that is pretty accurate. Here are a few comments:

1. I don't think Andersson will make the team. Matheson was a solid AHL regular last season and a guy like Blain has a much higher ceiling.

2. I don't know if Cannata will play in the AHL, since Climie is coming to camp

3. Tim Miller scored 19 goals with the Wolves last year and had 20 points in 33 games the year before. I think they will keep him around.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

LOL! I can't believe that the Wolves signed Riley Emmerson.. The dude is a giant, pure goon. I doubt he cracks the roster though..
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

looks like alot of cuts
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

Excited for Mallet. He's got high potential and size. Maybe this year's Shaw?
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

LOL We have a megagoon in Emersson.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

Frack; look at Connauton's numbers in the AHL last year. Only 1 point behind Sweatt? We were certainly wasting space with Gragnani!

Kassian's minor league #'s look great as well, as did Archibald in Kalamazoo! Could we have a power game coming?

Mullen's D numbers at the minor league level look fantastic???

It will be interesting. We have 7 D prospects, 2 goalies, 4 LW, 4 RW and 5 centre's amongst Chicago's camp invitee's. They have to keep some of their own signed players. I wonder who won't make the squad?

I felt it was worthy of a thread. Chicago Wolves open their training camp today with a roster of 49 players. The roster can be found here: http://www.chicagowo...fs/TCRoster.pdf

30 forwards, 15 defensemen, 4 goaltenders

Any early predictions on who will make it? Line ups?
Will Cannata land the back up job? Can Archibald/Friesen crack the Wolves line up?

I figure this is at least something Canucks related to get excited about.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

I wish there was more room for Canucks prospects to thrive, or at least have loan partners around the AHL.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

My prediction:

Haydar - Ebbett - Kassian
Miller - Schroeder - Rodin
Sweatt - Pinnizotto - Desbiens
Gordon - Matson - Mallet
ex. Friesen, Archibald

Connauton - Tanev
Joslin - Mullen
Sauve - Matheson
ex. Polasek

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:44 PM

LOL We have a megagoon in Emersson.


He reminds me of Stortini, big but not the best fighter (fought Jon Mirasty and got beat Valabik-style by a guy who, like Rypper (RIP) was much shorter than he is-- look up Riley's fight with Jon "Round 2, 10/25/08")
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

I'm surprised no one really has Friesen in their lineups (aside from Vaananen here with him as an extra) Kid was great for his team this past season and in the playoffs.

Sterling Schroder Kassian
Rodin Ebbett Haydar
Sweatt Mallet Pinizzotto
Archibald Friesen Desbiens
extra: Miller, Longpre/Gordon

Gordon's probably more likely to take a 4th line spot than Archibald at this point, but I'd rather see Archibald there. Mind you I'd rather not have Sweatt on the team and either Archie or Desbiens in that spot with Gordon on the 4th.

Mullen Tanev
Connauton Sauve
Polasek Joslin
extra: Andersson/Negrin

A little surprised Calgary gave up on Negrin already. Really don't know enough about the Wolves' invites to know whether or not it makes sense for them to stick

Lack
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Goalie situation is quite interesting as both Lack and Cannata seem like they could be AHL starters and the other 2 goalies seem quite capable as well with Climie showing as much from his stats already in the AHL, and Corbeil has good numbers both in win/loss and GAA in the high scoring Q.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

LOL! I can't believe that the Wolves signed Riley Emmerson.. The dude is a giant, pure goon. I doubt he cracks the roster though..


I think he's only there to take on the other teams' goons, which they undoubtedly will have. Or just to provide some extra competition in the physical aspects of training camp, like fitness testing, drills perhaps. A guy like him who can't score is no good to have around at the AHL level. The competition will be quite a bit stiffer this year with all the young stars being sent down.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

My hopeful:

Rodin - Schroeder - Kassian
Sweatt - Ebbett - Haydar
Mallet - Friesen - Gordon
Anthony/Archibald - Longpre - Pinnizzotto
Schneider, Archibald

Connauton - Tanev
Polasek - Joslin
Sauve - Mullen
Matheson

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But there are too many AHL veterans for that to happen. Best case scenario would be the NHL ending its lockout ASAP and players like Schroeder, Kassian, Pinnizzotto and Tanev are all moved up to give room for the other guys to step in and develop.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

I hope Rai,Archibald and Polasek take a step forward in their careers.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:52 AM

I hope Rai,Archibald and Polasek take a step forward in their careers.

Rai I think is too far out to really ever be considered for the NHL. Archibald (and Anthony) could be ECHL bound again with all the depth on the Wolves unless they manage to improve themselves and make an impact. Polasek has the best chance at the NHL at this point: a tough defender who can put up the odd points but will be solid in his own end - in other words a pretty good 5-7 guy.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

He reminds me of Stortini, big but not the best fighter (fought Jon Mirasty and got beat Valabik-style by a guy who, like Rypper (RIP) was much shorter than he is-- look up Riley's fight with Jon "Round 2, 10/25/08")

Yeah I'm a big fan of Mirasty so I already watched that fight. Also I believe Archibald had a solid draw against Emersson in the ECHL
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

Can't wait to see some of the speed guys playing together. Could be a good rush team with a solid back line.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:29 PM

That Emmerson guy is gigantic!

He wont make the team. Youtube him, he cant fight. Got rocked on
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

Haydar - Schroeder - Kassian
Pinnizotto - Ebbett - Rodin
Sweatt - Freisen - Davies
Gordon - Mallet - Desbiens
Archibald, Anthony

Tanev - Connauton
Sauve - Joslin
Polasek - Mullen
Matheson, Blain? Hunt?

Lack
Cannata/Climie
Climie/Cannata
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:23 AM

Sterling-Schroeder-Kassian
Rodin-Ebbett-Haydar
T.Miller-Pinnizotto-Sweatt
Gordon-Armstrong-Desbiens

Sp:Longpre, Davis, Schneider

Connauton-Tanev
Sauve-Mullen
Joslin-Matheson

Sp:Hunt, Polasek

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