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3 hours ago, Maddogy said:

His stats were inflated by way of playing for a dominant team. His numbers are expected to drop this season. Nonetheless, it is more likely than not that his ceiling was underestimated by many scouts.  I don't expect him to be an offensive D in the NHL, but rather a jack of all trades 2nd pairing D. 

 

3 hours ago, Kanukfanatic said:

Who expects this? You?

 

I don't.

 

I wonder if actual NHL scouts do.

I'd say this is a fair assumption based on being part of a very offensively gifted team. It's hard to gauge (for me) how good the CGY Hitmen will be next season but I certainly wouldn't expect an increase in production (I don't see him having a drop off either). I think if you ask most prospect savvy people(including scouts) they probably wouldn't project Jett Woo to be an offensive catalyst when he reaches the NHL, His game is predicated more on a 2-Way level with added physicality and leadership qualities. The increase in offense at the Jr level is obviously much welcomed as it's shown everyone that he indeed has skill on both sides of the puck. Jett's progressed very well so far and looking forward he could be a candidate for the "C" next year in CGY coupled with hopefully a strong WJC. I'm personally bullish on him and am hoping he becomes something like what we had with Bieksa pre-achilles injuries.

 

edit: For those who are into making highlight videos, can we please get one of Woo?!?!?!

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What about loaning Woo to a SHL/KHL team? Better skill development there playing with men. Bigger ice, less hitting, more skating.

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17 minutes ago, Hairy Kneel said:

What about loaning Woo to a SHL/KHL team? Better skill development there playing with men. Bigger ice, less hitting, more skating.

 

Imagine the Hitmen side: trading for a guy and then having him leave the league.

 

:lol:

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3 minutes ago, Horvat is a Boss said:

 

Imagine the Hitmen side: trading for a guy and then having him leave the league.

 

:lol:

It's about skill development. North American hockey is pretty brainless and not so much focused on developing skill per se. 200 foot coaching is fairly straight forward, Woo could pick that up fast. If he goes to the SHL/KHL he could hone PP skills and skating. Less crash and bang there to, ie save his shoulders for when he gets here.

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6 hours ago, cube` said:

 

I'd say this is a fair assumption based on being part of a very offensively gifted team. It's hard to gauge (for me) how good the CGY Hitmen will be next season but I certainly wouldn't expect an increase in production (I don't see him having a drop off either). I think if you ask most prospect savvy people(including scouts) they probably wouldn't project Jett Woo to be an offensive catalyst when he reaches the NHL, His game is predicated more on a 2-Way level with added physicality and leadership qualities. The increase in offense at the Jr level is obviously much welcomed as it's shown everyone that he indeed has skill on both sides of the puck. Jett's progressed very well so far and looking forward he could be a candidate for the "C" next year in CGY coupled with hopefully a strong WJC. I'm personally bullish on him and am hoping he becomes something like what we had with Bieksa pre-achilles injuries.

 

edit: For those who are into making highlight videos, can we please get one of Woo?!?!?!

I don't know if I expect an increase in production but I don't think it was inflated either this year. He was playing behind Josh Brooks most of the year and when he went down with injury was when Woo started to make some noise in the league. Going to Calgary will be like going to a new system and so there will be a slight learning curve but it'll be good for him as he can adapt to a new change of scenery and learn new things. If he can increase his production a small amount that would be excellent for his development but not necessarily expected.

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On 6/25/2019 at 12:29 AM, Pure961089 said:

Bold Prediction.  Woo makes the team out of training camp this year.  

Can he start in Utica this year?

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3 hours ago, Kanukfanatic said:

No. Juniors only.

This is why he won't make the team this year.  Too risky.  He would have to blow everyone away in camp and make it impossible to send him down.  They don't want another Virtanen situation. 

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34 minutes ago, Dixon Ward said:

This is why he won't make the team this year.  Too risky.  He would have to blow everyone away in camp and make it impossible to send him down.  They don't want another Virtanen situation. 

He can always be sent to Juniors later. What we should have done with Virtanen

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On 6/25/2019 at 4:29 AM, Pure961089 said:

Bold Prediction.  Woo makes the team out of training camp this year.  

9 games extended then back to jr for, then the WJC and a memorial cup run.  Then to the AHL playoffs.  

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On 6/25/2019 at 12:29 AM, Pure961089 said:

Bold Prediction.  Woo makes the team out of training camp this year.  

I do like bold predictions...but there is very little chance of this happening, our D depth has gotten way better this year;

 

Hughes

Edler

Myers

Stecher

Tanev

Benn

Juolevi

Fantenberg

Teves

Raffertey

Biega

Sautner

 

Right now Woo probably slots in somewhere in the bottom 4 of those guys....and then there is Rathbone....

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I doubt we see Woo in an NHL game for at least 1-2 more years.  1 yr junior, then at least 1 yr Utica

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On 7/2/2019 at 9:47 PM, Dixon Ward said:

This is why he won't make the team this year.  Too risky.  He would have to blow everyone away in camp and make it impossible to send him down.  They don't want another Virtanen situation. 

The problem with the Virtanen situation was that there was miscommunication for his off-season trainer. He packed on like 30lbs of muscle because he was told to get stronger like a power forward but the extra mass slowed his skating down. That’s why when he did go down to Utica, Travis Green worked his skating and conditioning hard to get him in proper physical form.

 

Thats not the same as Woo.

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1 minute ago, Aspie said:

The problem with the Virtanen situation was that there was miscommunication for his off-season trainer. He packed on like 30lbs of muscle because he was told to get stronger like a power forward but the extra mass slowed his skating down. That’s why when he did go down to Utica, Travis Green worked his skating and conditioning hard to get him in proper physical form.

 

Thats not the same as Woo.

Jake probably hit the juice so he did not adjust to his size on the ice as well as he thought. 

 

No no way you gain 30 lbs of muscle in the off-season without help. 

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32 minutes ago, Junkyard Dog said:

Jake probably hit the juice so he did not adjust to his size on the ice as well as he thought. 

 

No no way you gain 30 lbs of muscle in the off-season without help. 

That is quite the accusation. Boeser put on like 15-20 pounds over last offseason, one that I am pretty sure included him rehabbing from an injury. 

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4 hours ago, N7Nucks said:

That is quite the accusation. Boeser put on like 15-20 pounds over last offseason, one that I am pretty sure included him rehabbing from an injury. 

I bet there are dozens of guys doing this in the NHL. Hutton too. 

 

It is literally impossible not to gain that much muscle in that short of time. 

 

Some steroids leave your system in 2-6 weeks. Off-season is long when you lose. Not sure how often the NHL test them and whether or not it is random or on a yearly schedule 

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On 5/31/2019 at 4:17 PM, Maddogy said:

His stats were inflated by way of playing for a dominant team. His numbers are expected to drop this season. Nonetheless, it is more likely than not that his ceiling was underestimated by many scouts.  I don't expect him to be an offensive D in the NHL, but rather a jack of all trades 2nd pairing D. 

Just how were his stats inflated?  

 

Cause he produced at a lower rate the previous year.  

 

Stat watching can work with some players but Woo isn't one of them.  

 

Dig deeper on his pre draft year to understand his stats better and you wont think his d +1 season is so inflated.  

 

Woo would have gone much higher if he had not gotten injured.  His team was forced to add d men as result via trade and Woo had a different role when he returned to the ice.  

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