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  1. SwedeHockey will be on display tonight!!! 

  2. I hope that is irrelevant though.
  3. Matthews never played in the CHL, but, I get your point. I really hope he does improve this year though. He should be on the roster next season.
  4. It'll be interesting to see what happens with Juolevi. Ideally, he'd be eligible for the AHL. Unfortunately the past suggest that players going from the CHL to Europe to the NHL don't end up reaching their potential. Hopefully he can change that narrative.
  5. Not a make it or break it year for Goldobin, but he's definitely got to step it up. He's almost 22 and most skilled guys like him have proven something in the NHL by then.
  6. I actually did watch about 20-25 London games this past year, but thank you for jumping to conclusions. And guess what? I wasn't very impressed with him. He was not even the best defensemen on the team, Victor Mete was. Of the games I watched, he was frequently getting beat wide, which happens to be the same issue he is having right now. 6 or 7 years ago, this wouldn't be a huge issue, but the NHL is a different league than what it was. By the time most young players are 21, you already have a good understanding of what you have in them. Since 2013 (excluding 2017 of course) there's only been a few prospects drafted in the top 5 who haven't made an immediate impact. Namely MIchael Dal Colle and Bennet, both players who probably shouldn't have been drafted where they were.
  7. The problem with Juolevi is that his development has been stagnant. He hasn't really improved since he was drafted, which is inexcusable for someone picked that high. You can take Tkachuk out of the equation and still be upset over the Juolevi pick.
  8. Fast as in what? Hands? Skating? He's certainly not a fast skater if that's what you we're alluding to.
  9. Please avoid going off topic. This is the Olli Juolevi thread. Thanks
  10. Give him 9 games to see an extended look. If he can gain a little bit of muscle in the summer, he should be fine. If not, no rush.
  11. Man, the excitement in the ACC right now. You gotta tip your hat to Leafs. 

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    2. Kaner


      @debluvscanucks @Roger Neilson's Towel 


      Really? I mean, I never liked them pre Babcock, but I think if you're a fan of the game, you have to applaud that. 

    3. Alflives
    4. Roger Neilsons Towel

      Roger Neilsons Towel

      A fan of the game, yes. 

      A fan of the leafs, hell no!

      Sorry buddy. Just can't do it. 

  12. If Olli puts up numbers similar to Suter, with solid defensive play, then we have ourselves a #1D
  13. Will be interesting to see what happens to OJ next year. He's not eligible for the AHL, so it's either the NHL or back to London for a third year. I think mentally, he is capable of play sheltered minutes here next year, but I'm not sold on him physically yet. If he can become stronger (to his credit, he has worked on that this year), and improve his first step.
  14. Not sure why, but I get the same feeling about Sven as I did about McCann. For some reason, I feel he's not in the clubs long term plans.
  15. If Gaud can end up being a solid 4th liner for us in his prime (similar to a la Max Lapierre, energy type player who can play) I consider this to be a huge steal.