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12 minutes ago, VancouverHabitant said:

Wow, wow, I feel like I need to deflate multiple balloons around this thread.  

 

2nd line player... 

matching up with McDavid ... 

Bringing the best out of JV...  

 

You guys think this is basketball where a 19 year old can come in and dominate ?  

 

Let’s be happy if he wins some puck battles first.  

 

Lower your expectations people.

Actually he is 21 and will be 22 at the start of next season. And to you I say. Just watch. I will not lower or temper my expectations or any other such nonsense. The guy has speed a deadly 1-timer and he will compete and go to the hard areas of the ice. It might take him a couple of games to get the hang of the NHL, but he will impress with his 5 game sample.

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6 minutes ago, canuckledraggin said:

Actually he is 21 and will be 22 at the start of next season. And to you I say. Just watch. I will not lower or temper my expectations or any other such nonsense. The guy has speed a deadly 1-timer and he will compete and go to the hard areas of the ice. It might take him a couple of games to get the hang of the NHL, but he will impress with his 5 game sample.

...beat me to it...

 

AG is a lock....

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24 minutes ago, Rick Blight said:

I found this old article and it still refers to the 10 games without referring to an age restriction. Very confusing.........

 

Prospects: All players with less than three years of professional experience are automatically exempt. That means young stars like Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Toronto's Auston Matthews don't need to be protected to remain with their teams. This provision also includes unsigned draft picks and signed players that have yet to appear in a NHL game. A year of professional experience is 10 pro games played under an NHL contract, including regular season and playoffs.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/golden-knights-expansion-draft-explainer-1.4160845

Yeah, it’s been cited on CBC, a bunch of SBNation blogs, and various other places. I think it tracks back to General Fanager originally. And since that site was so trustworthy, I think everyone just assumed they had it right (myself included).

 

EDIT: I mean, this is the original quote attributed to General Fanager, and there’s really no other way to interpret it other than assuming the 10 game minimum (which we now know is incorrect):

 

“A Player aged 18 or 19 earns a year of professional experience by playing 10 or more NHL games in a given NHL season.”

“A player aged 20 or older (based on age on December 31 of calendar year in which the season starts) earns a year of professional experience by playing 10 or more Professional Games under a standard player contract in a given League Year.”

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I just can't wait to see what he can do in the Boeser spot on the PP.  

 

Hopefully he is 2nd PP next year with Boeser on the first and moved up to the first whenever Boeser isn't available.  

 

Now to sign Pettersson for the other side.  

 

We should have a top 5 PP again within two years.  

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41 minutes ago, appleboy said:

Let's not put too much pressure on this kid. Keep expectations to a reasonable level.

Yeah, when he comes into these forums and sees that he's expected to outproduce McDavid he's likely to crash and burn, and flame out into some low-end Euro league.

 

It's all up to you, CDC.

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2 minutes ago, ilduce39 said:

Some guys would wilt but I don’t think Gaudette cares about pressure.  

 

He came into prospect camp and took a run right at Pettersson to try and establish himself as top dog.  It’s fun - we haven’t had an attitude like that in a long while.

Right handed, American-born, NCAA product, two-way guy, plays with a chip on his shoulder, ultra-competitive, a little arrogant, from a state starting with the letter M...

 

 

who does that sound like?

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5 minutes ago, Sean Monahan said:

Right handed, American-born, NCAA product, two-way guy, plays with a chip on his shoulder, ultra-competitive, a little arrogant, from a state starting with the letter M...

 

 

who does that sound like?

The real question is: who is the next Burrows to play his partner in crime?

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2 hours ago, SID.IS.SID.ME.IS.ME said:

Correction: contrary to several previous posts I’ve made, it appears 2017-18 will be considered Gaudette’s first professional year (re: expansion)

 

don't worry, there's confusion all over the place today. 650 was saying this morning that Loui Eriksson had to be protected for the Seattle expansion draft :blink:

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Sean Monahan said:

Right handed, American-born, NCAA product, two-way guy, plays with a chip on his shoulder, ultra-competitive, a little arrogant, from a state starting with the letter M...

 

 

who does that sound like?

Patrick White? 

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15 minutes ago, Hutton Wink said:

Yeah, when he comes into these forums and sees that he's expected to outproduce McDavid he's likely to crash and burn, and flame out into some low-end Euro league.

 

It's all up to you, CDC.

It's all my fault for calling him a lock...I take full responsibility and promise to never let it not happen again...!  (yes there is a double negative their...)

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4 minutes ago, ilduce39 said:

The real question is: who is the next Burrows to play his partner in crime?

Kole Lind? 

2 minutes ago, JoshuaGuy said:

Patrick White? 

God dammit that’s a good call. Right down to the first letter of their home state. 

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