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4 hours ago, MoneypuckOverlord said:

Send him back to London for,crying out loud.  He plays when he's psychically ready.

6'3 186 lbs is knocking at the door. I expect he's gotten a lot stronger as well. We know how smart of a player he is. He will get a serious shot at making the team this year. No one needs to cry. Everything will be just fine, my son.

 

8 hours ago, Horvats_Big_Head said:

(3)He better make it this year.

 

(2)That would be huge for his development. (1)He deserves a chance to prove himself.

Let's fix this

 

He's developed and grown a lot this last year. 

He deserves a chance to make this team out of training camp. 

I personally, hope he makes the team. 

 

^_^

 

 

 

 

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Canucks may have signed a couple dmen today, but the door is still open for OJ come October if he's ready. Beiga should be anything but guaranteed a roster spot, and Wiercioch is anything but a mainstay in any top 4 on a cheap contract. If OJ is ready, there shouldn't be much keeping him out of London. If no trades occur, and Biega and PW are earning their roster spots, then another year in London wouldn't be a terrible thing.

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6 minutes ago, canucklehead80 said:

Canucks may have signed a couple dmen today, but the door is still open for OJ come October if he's ready. Beiga should be anything but guaranteed a roster spot, and Wiercioch is anything but a mainstay in any top 4 on a cheap contract. If OJ is ready, there shouldn't be much keeping him out of London. If no trades occur, and Biega and PW are earning their roster spots, then another year in London wouldn't be a terrible thing.

Edler - Stecher

Hutton - Tanev

Del Zotto - Gudbrandson

 

Not sure how Juolevi can fit unless he spends a lot of time in the press box.

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10 minutes ago, Ihatetomatoes said:

This scares me...20 pounds in a couple months? He's been hanging with Virtanen for sure

He probably was closer to 190 by the end of the season, so I don't think +10 lbs is all that much for a young guy in training.

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6'3" 200 lbs and it's only July 1st. If there's a lot of fat in that weight he has a good two months to cut his body fat % down and get lean. He could surprise at camp and earn a #6 spot, but I wouldn't be upset if they sent him back for another year in London. We'll see how this summer and training camp plays out for him.

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I think Jim plans on letting his prospects gain confidence in every league before rushing them to the show just to appease fans. We've seen it destroy so many top prospects. Happened pretty recent with us in Virtanen and McCann whom both are struggling to get back on track. We have enough NHL ready blue liners that there really is no need to rush Juolevi! As of right now we have Tanev, Edler, Stetcher, Hutton, Gudbranson, MDZ, Weirchioch, Holm and Pedan. Then there's guys like McEneny and Subban in Utica. So let's give Juolevi another year or two to refine his skills and build some more confidence in his game.

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8 minutes ago, flickyoursedin said:

I think Jim plans on letting his prospects gain confidence in every league before rushing them to the show just to appease fans. We've seen it destroy so many top prospects. Happened pretty recent with us in Virtanen and McCann whom both are struggling to get back on track. We have enough NHL ready blue liners that there really is no need to rush Juolevi! As of right now we have Tanev, Edler, Stetcher, Hutton, Gudbranson, MDZ, Weirchioch, Holm and Pedan. Then there's guys like McEneny and Subban in Utica. So let's give Juolevi another year or two to refine his skills and build some more confidence in his game.

Agreed, unless Benning makes some trades I can see him sending Juolevi to Finland. Also think our guys like Boeser, Goldy, Virtanen, Dahlen should start their seasons in Utica. Give our kids some extra experience before rushing them into the show.

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Let's hope with that extra weight he hasn't lost a step. If he is lean and still quick, look out cause he could very well be on the team.  I do not like the idea of sending him back to junior, but we shall see come training camp.

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