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7 hours ago, NUCKER67 said:

Utica could have a very good team this year.

 

Goldobin - Gaudette - Lind

Boucher - Graovac - Jasek

Perron - Hamilton - MacEwen

Gadjovich - Arseneau - Bailey

 

Juolevi - Biega

Brisebois - Rafferty

Sautner - Chatfield

Teves - Eliot

 

Bachman/McIntyre

DiPietro/Kielly

 

;)

 

Switch Goldy with Loui, and now you’re talkin’. 

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:39 PM, Alflives said:

Switch Goldy with Loui, and now you’re talkin’. 

MacEwen and Jasek both were moved to the middle at the end of last year - at least in the games I watched.

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This guy is a super under the radar prospect for the Canucks. He's going to be better than a lot of people think. Just might be the best defenseman in Utica already...

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On 11/20/2019 at 10:19 PM, JamesBlondage said:

This guy is a super under the radar prospect for the Canucks. He's going to be better than a lot of people think. Just might be the best defenseman in Utica already...

I don't watch Utica (well rarely). So why is Rafferty Utica's best D man? 

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6 hours ago, Kanukfanatic said:

I don't watch Utica (well rarely). So why is Rafferty Utica's best D man? 

Teves is probably Utica's best defensive D-man - he is really solid, Rafferty is their best offensive D-man (and that includes the injured Juolevi).  Rafferty might also be their best all round D.  One of the reasons he may be in Utica is because he is a risk taker, sometimes gets caught, but then makes great athletic recoveries.  NHL coaches tend not to like heart attacks, so they frown on guys that need to be making a lot of highlight reel recoveries. Still, he does make those recoveries...  He is also a very confident guy with a high hockey IQ - especially on the attack.  In his two NHL games last year, his confidence and adjustment to the speed of the game (especially to the high level processing of NHL players) was dramatic.  In his second game, when paired with Hughes in the third period, and they were out with the Pettersson line, it seemed like they never gave up the puck in the O-zone - he fit right in.

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