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1 minute ago, Kootenay Gold said:

It is a bit disturbing in that is how he is scoring all of his points so far but he likely has two more years to flesh out his game in other areas and become a more complete player. Next year should be a better year to evaluate his progression in that regard.

Disturbing wouldn't be the word I would use. He's a 7th round pick. I'm just glad that he's generating at all. I imagine it'll take at least 4 years if there's any expectation that he can round out his game and become a legit NHL contributor. Just enjoy this ride.

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4 minutes ago, theo5789 said:

Disturbing wouldn't be the word I would use. He's a 7th round pick. I'm just glad that he's generating at all. I imagine it'll take at least 4 years if there's any expectation that he can round out his game and become a legit NHL contributor. Just enjoy this ride.

I did say a "bit" disturbing lol. I too am glad to see any production from a 7th rounder long shot. I hope he continues to improve and expand on his overall game.

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4 hours ago, Quantum said:

Madden is one of the best players in the NCAA right now. And that's after he had a great freshmen season. I'm not sure he immediately jumps into NHL action next season as a regular but I don't think it's crazy to think he'll sign with the Canucks this March. He will most likely get his run of games to burn a year off his ELC if he does turn pro at the end of this season. Financially, it makes a lot of sense to do it. And he'd be the 1C option in Utica in 2020-2021, most likely. I don't expect Brandon Sutter to be with the team next season too (I expect he gets dealt this summer to help with the Canucks cap situation since he'll be an expiring deal in 2020-2021). 

 

 

Not doubting any of it, but I don't see how you can put him into our lineup if we're in playoff contention.  Although he's got great potential, you're trying to win every game and putting in a college player has really bad optics for the players.  

Wouldn't be a good move, however if we're 6 or 8 points out with 5 games to go, then by all means. 

We have a tight knit group here, and disrupting that by sitting out one of the veterans wouldn't be my preference.  There's no rush with Madden, and he may choose to go back to college for an extra year regardless as he's only a Sophomore.  

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Mcdonough has to be the biggest sleeper prospect in the whole system. Pretty impressive numbers in the NCAA for a freshman, albeit an older one. 

From the Hockey News website today

VAN: It’s Adam Gaudette all over again: the Canucks appear to have another late-round gem on their hands with Aidan Mcdonough, who also went from USHL Cedar Rapids to Northeastern University. Mcdonough, a seventh-rounder, has a point per game as a freshman with the Huskies.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Bert Diesel said:

Mcdonough has to be the biggest sleeper prospect in the whole system. Pretty impressive numbers in the NCAA for a freshman, albeit an older one. 

From the Hockey News website today

VAN: It’s Adam Gaudette all over again: the Canucks appear to have another late-round gem on their hands with Aidan Mcdonough, who also went from USHL Cedar Rapids to Northeastern University. Mcdonough, a seventh-rounder, has a point per game as a freshman with the Huskies.

 

 

Is he the kid who plays with Tyler Madden? 

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22 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Is he the kid who plays with Tyler Madden? 

Plays with Tyler Madden and is a childhood friend of Jack Rathbone...

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2 hours ago, Alflives said:

We have some really top notch young guys coming along, and who will be here soon.  Our depth is insane now, especially when compared with the Gillis era.  Hell, we’ve never had the number, and quality, of prospects like JB has created.  

You're bang on! Never have we been even close to this quantity and quality of prospects. I remember when our top two prospects were Rob Murphy and Steve Veillieux. Nothing against those two guys but man we've come along way! Even compared to the illustrious duo of Josh Holden and Rick Girard. Oh my the memories...

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1 hour ago, JamesBlondage said:

You're bang on! Never have we been even close to this quantity and quality of prospects. I remember when our top two prospects were Rob Murphy and Steve Veillieux. Nothing against those two guys but man we've come along way! Even compared to the illustrious duo of Josh Holden and Rick Girard. Oh my the memories...

I remember a time when I held out great hope for the stylish francophone prospects Jean Marc Lanthier and Rejean Vignola!

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