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10 minutes ago, JamesB said:

 

 

 

 

I was happy to see Andrew Alberts doing commentary between periods. I always liked him. He had his career ended by a sucker punch and resulting concussion and the guy got a one-game suspension, which I thought was outrageous, It should have been more like 10 games. Anyway, glad to see Alberts looking healthy.

Pls don't mention the AA story(Alberts)..the media have decided it's unimportant. Better to forget about all them concussed, peripheral, grit types. Heck, they're suing this great league..sorta' enemies of the game! Wasn't his missus a lawyer? eegads..trouble there.

 

SNet of course have been focusing on McGratton tellin the young guyz to put down that beer can...NOW mister! Now that's newsworthy! Featured him on the boobtube & website, of course! Then the next moment, some beer company is selling you(& your buds) a flashing red light for when your team scores!

 

Ads, false narratives, lackey complicit culprit/heroes(with a lil' revision) & dirty media wh*res. It's a maze of conflicting storylines, so thankfully THEY tell us who the "good guys" are.

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Madden looks to be another steal by JB's scouting team (Bracket etc). His dad was a high compete, high character, integral defensive specialist for the Devils, also had great wheels.

 

Once this kid puts on some muscle, if he continues on this trajectory he may be better than Guadette. He's showing better at an earlier age. My guess, 2 more years in the NCAA, end of the 3rd he's signing. Looking forward to watch him develop over the next 2 years.

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Thought he looked really good and really small.

Good powerful stride, great agility on his skates.  Going into dirty areas and some great dangles.

Even against college guys he looked undersized though. 

College is probably best place for him, lots of gym time.

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7 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

Terrific numbers for any player in the NCAA, let alone a rookie. JB/Brackett seem to have another steal

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4 hours ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

One thing that I really like about Madden is that he doesn't wind up forever on his shot, he has a really good quick release.

 

Something that Virtanen and Boeser had but haven't shown that consistency to get shots off quickly.

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6 minutes ago, D-Money said:

From a Q&A with Corey Pronman at The Athletic (LINK - need subscription though):

 

Q: Where does Tyler madden get drafted on a redraft?

A: Mid 1st.

Another gem by our scouting.

Thank you, Mr. Brackett.

 

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25 minutes ago, D-Money said:

From a Q&A with Corey Pronman at The Athletic (LINK - need subscription though):

 

Q: Where does Tyler madden get drafted on a redraft?

A: Mid 1st.

Likely Madden-ing our rivals!

 

WOO!!! :^)

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24 minutes ago, D-Money said:

From a Q&A with Corey Pronman at The Athletic (LINK - need subscription though):

 

Q: Where does Tyler madden get drafted on a redraft?

A: Mid 1st.

Madden will become a top six winger for us, if not a top two center.  Guy is super smart, super skilled, and super competitive.  I would expect him - in a couple years - to make one of Bo or Gaudette expendable in trade for a top four (younger) D man.  A lot of teams usually need top two centers.  JB, or whomever our GM is in two years, will be trading one of our top young centers, and getting us (from a team like the Flyers, who have a lot of young top quality D) a top younger D man.  

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26 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Madden will become a top six winger for us, if not a top two center.  Guy is super smart, super skilled, and super competitive.  I would expect him - in a couple years - to make one of Bo or Gaudette expendable in trade for a top four (younger) D man.  A lot of teams usually need top two centers.  JB, or whomever our GM is in two years, will be trading one of our top young centers, and getting us (from a team like the Flyers, who have a lot of young top quality D) a top younger D man.  

Gaudette+Juolevi for Provorov? ::D

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3 hours ago, Alflives said:

Madden will become a top six winger for us, if not a top two center.  Guy is super smart, super skilled, and super competitive.  I would expect him - in a couple years - to make one of Bo or Gaudette expendable in trade for a top four (younger) D man.  A lot of teams usually need top two centers.  JB, or whomever our GM is in two years, will be trading one of our top young centers, and getting us (from a team like the Flyers, who have a lot of young top quality D) a top younger D man.  

Serious question Alf: how many times have you actually watched Madden in a full game?

 

I honestly think you have not watched any but I may be wrong and feel free to correct me.

 

You are comparing Bo and Gaudette in your post??!!  That is friggin horrible at this point in time. Maybe Gaudette will continue to get better but right now he can continue to carry Bo's jockstrap around the locker room....because he has not shown very much to date.  I hope that changes.

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3 hours ago, Brock Botanen said:

Gaudette+Juolevi for Provorov? ::D

Gaudette alone for Ghost? :towel:

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57 minutes ago, Kanukfanatic said:

Serious question Alf: how many times have you actually watched Madden in a full game?

 

I honestly think you have not watched any but I may be wrong and feel free to correct me.

 

You are comparing Bo and Gaudette in your post??!!  That is friggin horrible at this point in time. Maybe Gaudette will continue to get better but right now he can continue to carry Bo's jockstrap around the locker room....because he has not shown very much to date.  I hope that changes.

We might get lucky and get Jack Hughes.  Then Bo really should be moved for a young elite D man.  I see Hockey Gaud looking pretty Good.  Madden looked great at the WJHC, don’t you Think?  

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19 minutes ago, Alflives said:

We might get lucky and get Jack Hughes.  Then Bo really should be moved for a young elite D man.  I see Hockey Gaud looking pretty Good.  Madden looked great at the WJHC, don’t you Think?  

Bo won't go anywhere, if we are lucky enough to get Hughes, he can be moved to the wing, where, given his size, he's likely to play anyways in the NHL. As for Madden, same thing. We need elite, fast, wingers, and you can never have enough centers. Projecting Guadette, Madden, or even Hughes to be better than Bo at this stage is a bit silly. Bo is one of the best young 2c's in the league and has just gotten better and better every year

 

 

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8 minutes ago, 40Dangles said:

Bo won't go anywhere, if we are lucky enough to get Hughes, he can be moved to the wing, where, given his size, he's likely to play anyways in the NHL. As for Madden, same thing. We need elite, fast, wingers, and you can never have enough centers. Projecting Guadette, Madden, or even Hughes to be better than Bo at this stage is a bit silly. Bo is one of the best young 2c's in the league and has just gotten better and better every year

 

 

Bois great.  Love Bo.  I like your idea of playing those other guys on wing.  We have Quinn, Rathbone, and OJ coming on D.  I really hope we can get EK here.  That’s one heck of a good top four, where all guys can add offence.

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2 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Bois great.  Love Bo.  I like your idea of playing those other guys on wing.  We have Quinn, Rathbone, and OJ coming on D.  I really hope we can get EK here.  That’s one heck of a good top four, where all guys can add offence.

And bring back Tryamkin

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Its lovely to think this guy can be a top 6 C in the NHL. But take a breath, this is his first year of college. Other players have done very well in College and fizzled out in the NHL or become AHL or Euro hockey players. 

 

He can train hard and put on some weight and gain strength while in College. If he becomes an NHL regular period that is a success. Bottom 6 guy with some PK abilities who can pot the odd SHG sounds like a good player to me. 

 

Let's hope we hit some home runs in non 1st round picks, even our 1st rounders may or may not live up to the hype to where they were drafted....like all 31 NHL teams, no team is perfect with 1st rounders....see Deadmonton

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