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Title: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 03, 2012, 06:33:45 PM
The Maple Leafs will have a slightly smaller group of prospects playing in the CHL this year, although that could potentially change if some are sent back for their overage year. McKegg, Ross, Carrick, and Crescenzi will all be eligible to play in the AHL this season, and the Leafs no longer hold the rights to Nichols and Olden. Joining the returning CHL prospects are the Leafs top two picks from their most recent draft, Morgan Rielly and Matt Finn, and their first selection from the 2011 draft Tyler Biggs. It was assumed that both Rielly and Biggs would be given an opportunity to play professional hockey this season, but with the potential lockout it appears as though the CHL is a safe bet.

This would be the first time the Leafs have had 3 first round draft picks playing in the CHL at the same time since 1989-90 when they used all 3 of their first round draft picks on players from the Belleville Bulls. Hopefully this trio turns out a little better than that.

Western Hockey League

Morgan Rielly
Team: Moose Jaw Warriors
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 200lbs
Drafted: 1st round, 2012
HF Rank: 1st
(http://i.thestar.com/images/46/09/0713b902431b8858667afa199eda.jpg)

An injury riddled WHL season that limited Rielly to only 18 regular season games, did not sour scouts opinions of the young defensive talent. Rielly is the highest selection the Maple Leafs have made in the draft since selecting Luke Schenn fifth overall in 2008. Unlike Schenn, Rielly's game is based around his ability to move the puck at both ends of the ice. He possesses elite offensive ability and top-end skating ability even after recovering from a torn ACL.

Maple Leaf fans had a taste of what Rielly offers in early August when he suited up for Canada in the Canada/Russia Challenge. The 18-year-old defenseman was one of the clubs stronger defensemen in the tournament. He recorded one goal and three assists in four games. With a shortened 2011-12 WHL season, it's a strong bet that Rielly returns to the WHL. He projects as a top-pairing defenseman who excels in transition and has elite offensive ability from the blue line.



Ontario Hockey League

Matt Finn
Team: Guelph Storm
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 199lbs
Drafted: 2nd round, 2012
HF Rank: 5th
(http://mindpuck.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/197738_10151035065380199_1828022794_n.jpeg)

Matt Finn joins a growing group of Marlies defensive prospects that is starting to give the system a solid jolt of skill in the back-end. Finn was the Guelph Storm's go-to defenseman last season playing tough minutes in all situations. Much like Blacker, Finn possesses a solid all-round game and already has a thick build at roughly 6'0, 200lbs. It's hard for Finn to do much more than he did last year for Guelph, but he should have a deeper supporting cast this season.

Over time, Finn could prove to be an astute pick for the Maple Leafs in the second-round. For now, he projects to be a top-four defenseman with all-round ability.



Stuart Percy
Team: Mississauga Steelheads
Position: Defence
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 187lbs
Drafted: 1st round, 2011
HF Rank: 7th
(http://thehockeyguys.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/stuart.jpg)

Few players have had to deal with the severity of injuries that Stuart Percy went through this season in the OHL. The 19-year-old had suffered two concussions at various points in the season, and also dealt with an early season knee injury in October. When he did play, Percy did well scoring five goals and 20 assists in 34 games. He also performed very well in a late-season stint with the Marlies for a player who missed the majority of his season with serious injuries.

For Percy, the focus will be on getting a full-season under his belt. He missed a bit of development time due to his injuries, but also had the benefit of joining and playing in the Marlies playoff run. He's still a work in progress physically, but thinks' the game at a very high level which was evident in his Marlies stint.



Tyler Biggs
Team: Oshawa Generals
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 224lbs
Drafted: 1st round, 2011
HF Rank: 9th
(http://thehockeyhouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Tyler%2BBiggs%2B2011%2BNHL%2BEntry%2BDraft%2BPortraits%2BQnGUHrcvZbHl.jpg)

Similar to Ashton, Tyler Biggs does not offer a ton of flash in his game. He is more of a meat-and-potatoes type player where you know what he's going to bring to your team every night. What he brings is a high level physical game, strong skating, and a bit of offense. Expectations should be tempered with Bigg's offensive game as he's not expected to produce at a high rate, but should hold his own if he is able to find a niche in scoring garbage goals. Possessing a man's body at 6'3, 210lbs, Biggs should develop into a very strong cycle player. He already playing in He recently signed his entry-level deal with the Maple Leafs and is eligible to play for the Marlies, but is likely headed to the OHL for one season.


Josh Leivo
Team: Sudbury Wolves
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 173lbs
Drafted: 3rd round, 2011
HF Rank: 19th
(http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptcajuniorhockeyexperts/Toronto-Maple-Leafs-prospect-Josh-Leivo-OHL-Images.jpg)

A player who could see his name rocket up prospect depth chart this season is Josh Leivo. The 19-year-old is coming off a fantastic sophomore OHL season with the Sudbury Wolves where he scored 73 points in 66 games. This year he will be the Wolves go-to forward and should produce at around the same pace. Leivo is a very intriguing prospect due to his natural athletic gifts. He has great size, and is starting to find ways to utilize it to his advantage. His skating is strong, and like the rest of his game it should only improve as he matures. He has the potential to be a top-nine player with scoring and physical upside.


David Broll
Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 216lbs
Drafted: 6th round, 2011
HF Rank: NA
(http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/David%2BBroll%2Bo4yLeSJnscbm.jpg)

Broll was highly regarded coming out of midget hockey and it was anticipated that with his size and good hands he could be a big-time scoring power forward. A hard-working, two-way player, he has been a physical presence in his two years in the OHL but has not yet put up big scoring numbers and is a bit lacking mobility-wise. He uses his size to advantage and can handle the puck in small spaces but his limited skating ability and lack of consistency have limited his production to this point.


Connor Brown
Team: Erie Otters
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 160lbs
Drafted: 6th round, 2012
HF Rank: NA
(http://ohl.uploads.mrx.ca/erie/images/en/newser/2012/06/BrownNews0356.jpg)

With their first of back-to-back selections, the Maple Leafs looked to their backyard when they selected Connor Brown, an opportunistic scorer from the Erie Otters. The 18-year-old, Etobicoke native led the dismal Otters in scoring with 25 goals and 53 points in 68 games this season. His minus-72 is an alarming stat even with Erie's lack of success, and will be an area that Brown should look to remedy moving forward.

The type of season that the Otters endured in 2011-12 can breed bad habits in players, which will be something Maple Leafs brass hopes Brown can avoid. Brown's greatest strength is his ability to generate offense in a variety of ways – both from a scoring and playmaking role. He'll require work on his skating and should add more explosiveness as he matures physically. He'll return to Erie for the 2012-13 season and should have a large role on an improved Otters squad.



Ryan Rupert
Team: London Knights
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Height: 5'8''
Weight: 186lbs
Drafted: 6th round, 2012
HF Rank: NA
(http://leafsinsidescoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ryan-rupert3.jpg)

Those looking for Burke to draft more truculent types can look no further than the Maple Leafs second selection in the sixth round, Ryan Rupert. Along with his brother Matt, the Rupert's can prove to be quite a handful even though they stand at a generous 5'9. With the Knights, Rupert finished fifth in team scoring with 17 goals and 31 assists for 48 points in 63 games. He also racked up a grand total of 120 penalty minutes. His coming out party was during the Knights Memorial Cup Run, where Rupert scored nine goals and six assists in 19 games.

Ryan is considered to be the more talented of the two brothers, and may have gone as top-sixty had he not checked in at under 5'10. He has an extremely high compete level and will do whatever it takes to win. While Rupert's style of game certainly bodes well for pro transition, his size may hinder his overall effectiveness against older competition.



Garret Sparks
Team: Guelph Storm
Position: Goaltender
Catches: Left
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 200lbs
Drafted: 7th round, 2011
HF Rank: NA
(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1315603280848_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x)

Sparks has the physical size and athleticism that Toronto goalie consultant Francois Allaire likes but is raw and inexperienced in terms of development. Sparks is competitive and plays with a lot of emotion. His stamina and ability to handle a large workload have yet to be tested.

Prospect profiles courtesy of Hockeysfuture.com
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: 13th fan on September 03, 2012, 07:03:28 PM
Great layout and thanks for the post

Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 03, 2012, 07:07:13 PM
Some offseason/training camp reading material regarding our CHL prospects:

Morgan Rielly
Leafs' first-round pick Rielly enjoying whirlwind summer (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=404119)
One-on-One: Morgan Rielly (TMLFans interview!) (http://www.tmlfans.ca/leafs-news/marlies-news/prospects-news/6484-one-on-one-morgan-rielly)

Matt Finn
Toronto Maple Leaf dreams come alive for St. Gregory’s grad Matt Finn (http://www.catholicregister.org/news/toronto-gta/item/14992-toronto-maple-leaf-dreams-come-alive-for-st-gregory%E2%80%99s-grad-matt-finn)
Steelheads win pre-season opener (http://www.mississauga.com/sports/article/1495942--steelheads-win-pre-season-opener)
‘Players are going to be fighting to stay’ (http://www.guelphmercury.com/sports/article/787947--players-are-going-to-be-fighting-to-stay)

Stuart Percy
Steelheads captain is everywhere you look (http://www.mississauga.com/sports/article/1494343--steelheads-captain-is-everywhere-you-look)
Goldberg scores twice in Steelheads' first ever preseason home game (http://www.examiner.com/article/goldberg-scores-twice-steelheads-first-ever-preseason-home-game)

Tyler Biggs
Leafs prospect Biggs has big game for U.S. (http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=10976)
Maple Leafs sign Oshawa Generals prospect Tyler Biggs to entry-level deal (http://www.durhamregion.com/sports/article/1483354--maple-leafs-sign-oshawa-generals-prospect-tyler-biggs-to-entry-level-deal)
US National Junior Team Evaluation Camp - Day 8 + My Current Roster (http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Julie-Robenhymer/US-National-Junior-Team-Evaluation-Camp---Day-8--My-Current-Roster/99/46086)

Josh Leivo
Howl to the champions (http://www.thesudburystar.com/2012/08/27/howl-to-the-champions)
Wolves golden in Russia (http://www.thesudburystar.com/2012/08/26/wolves-golden-in-russia)

David Broll
Broll looking good (http://www.saultstar.com/2012/09/03/broll-looking-good)

Connor Brown
Otters hope experienced team brings back winning attitude (http://www.goerie.com/article/20120819/HOCKEY01/308199906/Otters-hope-experienced-team-brings-back-winning-attitude)

Ryan Rupert
They’re back: Rupert twins waste no time getting (http://metronews.ca/news/london/356379/theyre-back-rupert-twins-waste-no-time-getting-comfortable-again-with-london-knights/)

Garret Sparks
Gostisbehere, Stolarz Shine for Team USA (http://gcobb.com/2012/08/13/gostisbehere-stolarz-shine-for-team-usa/)
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 03, 2012, 07:20:46 PM
Hey, thanks for this, Carlton! 
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on September 04, 2012, 06:37:46 PM
Good job CTB...
Title: Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 11, 2012, 08:21:16 PM
Read that Matt Finn was named captain of the Storm.
Title: Re: Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on September 12, 2012, 10:14:31 AM
Some good highlights of a Broncos/Warriors game... good views of Rielly in this one.

http://scbroncos.com/video/index/id/1347295672
Title: Re: Re: Official 2011-2012 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tigger on September 12, 2012, 11:38:28 AM
Some good highlights of a Broncos/Warriors game... good views of Rielly in this one.

http://scbroncos.com/video/index/id/1347295672

Was that him stirring it up in front of the net on their second goal? He's got some great moves, though I winced when he looked like he was heading for the post again... thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 12, 2012, 05:14:16 PM
Read that Matt Finn was named captain of the Storm.

Nice. That makes two Leafs captains along with Percy.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 16, 2012, 01:37:05 PM
Connor Brown was named captain of the Erie Otters yesterday, taking over from former Otter and fellow Leafs prospect Greg McKegg.

That makes three of our prospects captains of their teams in the OHL (Percy, Finn, and Brown).
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 19, 2012, 05:13:12 PM
The OHL put in a new rule for the upcoming season regarding fighting that might affect a few of our prospects. From the OHL website:

Supplementary Discipline:

    If a player is assessed a fighting major for the 11th – 15th time during the regular season, such player is assessed an automatic two (2) game suspension for each additional fighting major in addition to any other penalties assessed.
    If a player is assessed a fighting major for the 16th time or more during the regular season, such player is assessed an automatic two (2) game suspension and the hockey club is fined $1,000.00 for each additional fighting major in addition to any other penalties assessed.
    If a player is deemed to be the instigator in any of the fights above the ten (10) game threshold, such player would be assessed an automatic four (4) game suspension in addition to any other penalties assessed.


So after 10 fights a player will earn a player a 2-game suspension per fight, and after 15 fights the players team will be hit with a fine as well.

Biggs, Broll, and Rupert will have to be careful with this one. Broll and Rupert each picked up 7 fighting majors last season.

edit: Sorry, Rupert had 6, Broll had 7.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 19, 2012, 05:38:07 PM
Interesting point I just read. Say I've been know to drop 'em and I happen to have 9. Then some idiot (with knowledge I'm at 9) two hands me across the shins? I don't know, it seems players might exploit this. 
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Dappleganger on September 19, 2012, 06:07:00 PM
Interesting point I just read. Say I've been know to drop 'em and I happen to have 9. Then some idiot (with knowledge I'm at 9) two hands me across the shins? I don't know, it seems players might exploit this.

David Branch was just on PTS with Bob McCown and said fights will be reviewed specifically addressing that if a player with 9 fights gets into a fight, and if the other player is deemed the instigator, the fight may not count toward the 10th fight for the player with 9 previous fights.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 19, 2012, 06:09:29 PM
Interesting point I just read. Say I've been know to drop 'em and I happen to have 9. Then some idiot (with knowledge I'm at 9) two hands me across the shins? I don't know, it seems players might exploit this.

David Branch was just on PTS with Bob McCown and said fights will be reviewed specifically addressing that if a player with 9 fights gets into a fight, and if the other player is deemed the instigator, the fight may not count toward the 10th fight for the player with 9 previous fights.

Okay, good. Common sense prevails!
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 19, 2012, 10:27:05 PM
I'm happy about this, hopefully it'll cut down on some of the goons and allow the skilled kids to play in an environment closer to the NHL where skilled guys are sorta off limits.

Is there a rule like this in the ahl? If not there should be.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 20, 2012, 08:32:38 PM
Biggs, Broll, and Rupert will have to be careful with this one. Broll and Rupert each picked up 7 fighting majors last season.

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Cam Charron ‏@camcharron

Tyler Biggs with fight 1/10, picks up an instigator and is booted. This is going to be a fun season.

That took long.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: L K on September 20, 2012, 10:41:47 PM
Interesting point I just read. Say I've been know to drop 'em and I happen to have 9. Then some idiot (with knowledge I'm at 9) two hands me across the shins? I don't know, it seems players might exploit this.

David Branch was just on PTS with Bob McCown and said fights will be reviewed specifically addressing that if a player with 9 fights gets into a fight, and if the other player is deemed the instigator, the fight may not count toward the 10th fight for the player with 9 previous fights.

Okay, good. Common sense prevails!

Let's be pretty clear about that one though.  David Branch isn't known for leniency when it comes to doling out punishment.  He rules the NHL with an iron fist.  There is no doubt in my mind that anything short of the other player pulling out a gun and trying to rob a baby, he's still going to suspend the player with 9+ fights.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 21, 2012, 12:00:11 AM
Biggs, Broll, and Rupert will have to be careful with this one. Broll and Rupert each picked up 7 fighting majors last season.

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Cam Charron ‏@camcharron

Tyler Biggs with fight 1/10, picks up an instigator and is booted. This is going to be a fun season.

That took long.

Sounds like he won the fight pretty easily too. Here's hoping hockeyfights.com posts the video.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 21, 2012, 12:02:43 AM
Also, I had Biggs' height and weight listed as 6'2'' 205lbs in the opening post, but I've read a number of articles claiming he's now 6'3'' 224lbs.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 21, 2012, 06:54:16 AM
Interesting point I just read. Say I've been know to drop 'em and I happen to have 9. Then some idiot (with knowledge I'm at 9) two hands me across the shins? I don't know, it seems players might exploit this.

David Branch was just on PTS with Bob McCown and said fights will be reviewed specifically addressing that if a player with 9 fights gets into a fight, and if the other player is deemed the instigator, the fight may not count toward the 10th fight for the player with 9 previous fights.

Okay, good. Common sense prevails!

Let's be pretty clear about that one though.  David Branch isn't known for leniency when it comes to doling out punishment.  He rules the NHL with an iron fist.  There is no doubt in my mind that anything short of the other player pulling out a gun and trying to rob a baby, he's still going to suspend the player with 9+ fights.

We'll see. Like I said, I'm rather concerned this will be exploited by some players.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: A Weekend at Bernier's on September 21, 2012, 10:14:26 AM
Also, I had Biggs' height and weight listed as 6'2'' 205lbs in the opening post, but I've read a number of articles claiming he's now 6'3'' 224lbs.

That is a big body, no doubt about it.  He should fill out a bit more, too.

I think the new fighting rules will affect someone like Biggs.  Not sure if it will be detrimental, though.  I was concerned that coming, from US hockey programs, Biggs would spend an inordinate amount of his CHL time focusing on fighting.  Now, I'd like to see this side of his game remain / become strong, but hopefully this also prompts him to focus on his skill development and, especially, scoring.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on September 21, 2012, 11:38:12 AM
Also, I had Biggs' height and weight listed as 6'2'' 205lbs in the opening post, but I've read a number of articles claiming he's now 6'3'' 224lbs.

I think he should probably be playing in the AHL, but that's me. As above, he could use the time to work on his skills, but I guess someone is going to have to talk to him about a plan. I can see the penalty minutes racking up for this kid.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: A Weekend at Bernier's on September 21, 2012, 01:27:08 PM
Also, I had Biggs' height and weight listed as 6'2'' 205lbs in the opening post, but I've read a number of articles claiming he's now 6'3'' 224lbs.

I think he should probably be playing in the AHL, but that's me. As above, he could use the time to work on his skills, but I guess someone is going to have to talk to him about a plan. I can see the penalty minutes racking up for this kid.

There's something to be said for playing at a level and, while perhaps not dominating, exceling.  CHL might be the better option this year, just to get a really good year under his belt before hitting the ice with the big boys.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on September 21, 2012, 03:03:13 PM
There's something to be said for playing at a level and, while perhaps not dominating, exceling.  CHL might be the better option this year, just to get a really good year under his belt before hitting the ice with the big boys.

He may be the biggest boy there, whenever he gets there.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 22, 2012, 12:48:52 AM
The OHL and WHL seasons began yesterday, but most teams got their first taste of action on Friday. A few notes on the Leafs that stuck out:

-Rielly picked up a powerplay assist in Moose Jaw's 4-3 victory over Swift Current
-Finn had 3 assists in Guelph's 4-3 win over Saginaw. Sparks was in net for the victory and made 23 saves
-Brown assisted on both of Erie's goals as they fell 8-2 to London, Rupert picked up his first fighting major in the game
-Broll had 2 assists in a 6-5 win over Plymouth

A pretty productive Friday night for the Leafs prospects. Anything noteworthy happens tomorrow I'll make mention of it, otherwise expect an update early next week.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 22, 2012, 12:51:38 AM
Also, I had Biggs' height and weight listed as 6'2'' 205lbs in the opening post, but I've read a number of articles claiming he's now 6'3'' 224lbs.

I think he should probably be playing in the AHL, but that's me. As above, he could use the time to work on his skills, but I guess someone is going to have to talk to him about a plan. I can see the penalty minutes racking up for this kid.

There's no doubt that he's physically ready for the AHL, but his offensive skills likely aren't where they need to be right now. And considering the depth that the Marlies have right now, especially with the lockout, he wouldn't have been given the chance to develop those in the AHL like he will with Oshawa.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 22, 2012, 01:11:08 AM
Also, here's a video of Biggs' fight from Thursday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdwKGYV-cmc
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on September 22, 2012, 11:15:16 AM
There's no doubt that he's physically ready for the AHL, but his offensive skills likely aren't where they need to be right now. And considering the depth that the Marlies have right now, especially with the lockout, he wouldn't have been given the chance to develop those in the AHL like he will with Oshawa.

Yeah, there's no doubt that he can use the work on his other skills, but man, he could do some damage in the O' this season, physically. Let's just hope that he works as much as possible on his offensive skills.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on September 22, 2012, 12:50:17 PM
Also, here's a video of Biggs' fight from Thursday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdwKGYV-cmc

Seymor nails the lineseman in that fight. surprised that went unpunished.. or did it?
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on September 22, 2012, 05:20:10 PM
I managed to make it to the Wolves vs Generals game on Friday night.
Biggs picked up a point on the 1st Oshawa goal but was fairly invisible for most of the game.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Britishbulldog on September 22, 2012, 07:35:33 PM
Leafs have Ryan Rupert listed at 5'8", London has him listed at 5'9".  The guy he fought was 6'7".
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 22, 2012, 08:07:24 PM
That hit he delivered was pretty impressive. He's quite the little wrecking ball.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 22, 2012, 08:16:18 PM
Video of the Rupert fight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSy4KAc_t88

Certainly held his own considering the size difference.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 24, 2012, 02:02:39 PM
http://blog.mapleleafs.com/prospects-wrap-up/ (http://blog.mapleleafs.com/prospects-wrap-up/)

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The first weekend in the CHL ended and we take a look at how the Leafs prospects performed.

Mississauga captain Stuart Percy recorded one goal over the weekend as the Steelheads split their first two games of the season. Percy scored in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Barrie as he was also a +2.

Tyler Biggs played his first two OHL games for the Oshawa Generals and the rugged forward dropped the gloves in his first game. He picked up his first OHL point (assist) in Friday’s 4-2 loss to Sudbury.

It was a good weekend for fellow 2011 draft pick David Broll who recorded three points (one goal, two assists) as Sault Ste. Marie split the opening two games of the season.

The best performer for Leafs prospects was Ryan Rupert who had one goal, four assists with a +3 rating plus one fight. Rupert’s four helpers all came in the Knights 8-2 win over the Guelph Storm on Sunday.

If it was a good weekend for Rupert, it was a tough start to the season for Matt Finn and Garret Sparks who play for the Storm. Finn has a goal and two assists with a -3 rating after two games. In the first game of the season, Finn had three assists but that was followed up by a -4 in the loss to the Knights.

Sparks had an especially rough game against the Knights as he allowed eight goals on 40 shots. He is 1-1-0 on the season with a 5.47 GAA and a .833 SV%. He was coming off a strong opening game making 23 saves in a 4-3 win over Saginaw.

Connor Brown was the Leafs sixth round pick in the 2012 Draft. Prior to the start of the season, Brown was named the captain of the Otters who lost both games to start the season. The Etobicoke native had two assists and a -2 rating to start 2012-13.

The final Leafs prospect in the OHL to look at is forward Josh Leivo. The Leafs third round pick in 2011, Leivo is coming off a 32 goal season with the Sudbury Wolves. In the first two games of this season, he had a goal and an assist as the Wolves won both games.

The lone prospect playing in the WHL is 2012 first round pick Morgan Rielly. The smooth skating blueliner was named an alternate captain prior to the season had two points in two games for the Warriors who were 1-1 on the weekend.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 03, 2012, 10:47:10 PM
First update of the season:


Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game022E0
Year-to-date   4134E5

-Received a fighting major in his second game of the season. Video and details can be found here (http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/toronto-maple-leafs-pick-morgan-rielly-wild-brawl-133454822.html)

Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game000+22
Year-to-date   4134-16

-Tied for the team lead in points with 4.


Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game000E0
Year-to-date4202+12

-Scored a shootout goal in a 3-2 victory over Windsor. Video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ee4qqdLbQ) (Stuart is the first shooter in the video)

Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game213+40
Year-to-date5426+67

-A couple of articles this week about Biggs from the Star (http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1264410--toughness-bloodlines-passion-for-military-mesh-with-leafs-gm-brian-burke-s-approach-power-forward-nets-first-ohl-goal-in-oshawa-generals-home-opener) and the Sun (http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/26/biggs-path-has-been-cleared)


Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game011-10
Year-to-date5123E2


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game022+10
Year-to-date5246+46



Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game101-40
Year-to-date5325-42

-Potentially entered the OHL history books in a rather interesting way, details can be found here (https://thehockeywriters.com/ohl-history-the-connor-brown-double-dip/)

Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Last Game000E12
Year-to-date4055+317

-Received a 5-min penalty for a hit to the head and 5 for fighting on this play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLNpBcfgkIc)


Garret Sparks
                                 Record       GA       SA%       SO       
Last GameW1.00.978
Year-to-date2-23.74.8950

-Made 44 saves in a 4-1 win against London, avenging an 8-2 loss against the Knights the prior week
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 04, 2012, 07:44:03 AM
Sweet! Thanks.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bender on October 04, 2012, 05:42:38 PM
Looks like all of our prospects are playing half decent so far!
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 04, 2012, 09:49:01 PM
I've seen Leivo in one game. He appeared to be out of it effort wise, though he was much the same to start the year last year. He'll turn it on and put up quite a few points once he gets rolling.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 05, 2012, 06:34:20 PM
Rielly scored his teams lone goal in a 4-1 loss to the Regina Pats on Wednesday. A user over at mapleleafhotstove.com who watched the game was kind enough to write up a little report on Rielly's performance: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2012/10/04/a-morgan-rielly-live-viewing/

Here's a couple of things he noticed:

- His passes are hard and accurate, and can come unexpectedly. There was one play where he put a long pass between two Pats and sent a teammate into the offensive zone on a short breakaway. The player did not end up scoring, however.

- Leading up to his powerplay goal, Rielly made it blatantly evident that he wanted the puck. He tapped his stick on the ice until his teammate passed to him, then skated inward and fired a wrister from the top of the circle, beating the Pats’ goaltender. The calling for the puck is a sign of a high level of confidence, something that should aid him in his development.


You can find both the pass (1:12) and the goal (1:42) in the highlights from the game. Rielly is #4 in the white:

http://www.mjwarriors.com/video/index/id/d368848e78981711509ec185ce01d3f2
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bender on October 06, 2012, 11:23:31 AM
Rielly scored his teams lone goal in a 4-1 loss to the Regina Pats on Wednesday. A user over at mapleleafhotstove.com who watched the game was kind enough to write up a little report on Rielly's performance: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2012/10/04/a-morgan-rielly-live-viewing/

Here's a couple of things he noticed:

- His passes are hard and accurate, and can come unexpectedly. There was one play where he put a long pass between two Pats and sent a teammate into the offensive zone on a short breakaway. The player did not end up scoring, however.

- Leading up to his powerplay goal, Rielly made it blatantly evident that he wanted the puck. He tapped his stick on the ice until his teammate passed to him, then skated inward and fired a wrister from the top of the circle, beating the Pats’ goaltender. The calling for the puck is a sign of a high level of confidence, something that should aid him in his development.


You can find both the pass (1:12) and the goal (1:42) in the highlights from the game. Rielly is #4 in the white:

http://www.mjwarriors.com/video/index/id/d368848e78981711509ec185ce01d3f2

Any other observations on Rielly?
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 08, 2012, 02:15:11 PM
Matt Brown ‏@mbrownSN590
Josh Leivo named #OHL Player of The Week with 6 goals in 3 #Wolves weekend victories. #Leafs
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 08, 2012, 03:21:53 PM
I was just coming to post that Sarge. Thanks! Leivo wakes up and my Wolves win 3....beautiful!
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 08, 2012, 03:47:59 PM
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week/128472

Quote
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Josh Leivo of the Sudbury Wolves is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 7 after scoring six goals in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
 
Leivo helped lead the Wolves to three straight road wins beginning Thursday night in Peterborough where he scored twice including the game-winner as first star of a 4-1 win over the Petes.  The Wolves continued their East Division road swing on Saturday in Kingston against the Frontenacs where Leivo scored the game-tying goal midway through the third period setting up a 3-2 victory.  In the league’s only contest on Sunday the Wolves wrapped up their road trip with a 6-4 win over the Ottawa 67’s with Leivo recording his second career hat-trick netting the game-winner as first star of the win.
 
Leivo, a 19-year-old from Innisfil, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Wolves.  A third round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Leivo is currently tied for the OHL-lead with seven goals after scoring 32 last season as part of a 73-point campaign.
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Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: LeafsKessel on October 08, 2012, 07:22:05 PM
The Remparts lost their first game yesterday in 8 games so far this season.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 09, 2012, 06:49:51 PM

Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update3123-10
Year-to-date   7257-15

-2nd on team in scoring, 5th among defencemen in WHL

Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update3011+22
Year-to-date   7145+18

-Was named 1st star in a 5-0 win over Windsor, despite being pointless in the game


Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update3022E0
Year-to-date7224+12


Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update2112+35
Year-to-date7538+912

-Fight number two of the season: link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJf-MpvD0Xc)


Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update3606+52
Year-to-date8729+54
-As mentioned by others, was named the OHLs player of the week
-1st star in 2 of Sudbury's past 3 games


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update2022+22
Year-to-date7268+68



Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update2134+32
Year-to-date7459-14


Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since last update2022+30
Year-to-date6077+617



Garret Sparks
                                 Record       GA       SA%       SO       
Since last update2-0-0-12.27.9251
Year-to-date4-2-0-13.10.9071

Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 09, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
Those updates are fantastic Carlton
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 09, 2012, 07:33:43 PM
Those updates are fantastic Carlton

Thanks. Glad there's people reading.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 13, 2012, 11:28:53 PM
Decent night for Rielly.

Quote
WHL Facts ‏@WHLFacts

5 - @MJWARRIORS Morgan Rielly (@mriles4) has just become the first player this year to record 5 assists in a single game (5 in last 32 mins)

No goals though - probably too fat.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tanaer on October 14, 2012, 12:25:41 AM
Rielly ended up with the five assists in a 9-0 romp over Prince Albert.  He looked good on several of them, drawing players to him before passing the puck to open players.  He has one of the nicest saucer passes I have seen.  He was only third star tonight though.  Wapple, the goalie, was second star with the shutout and Sam Fioretti was first star with five points as well, three of them goals with Rielly's help.  It was a good game for Rielly and for a young Moose Jaw team.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 14, 2012, 09:48:26 AM
Decent night for Rielly.

Quote
WHL Facts ‏@WHLFacts

5 - @MJWARRIORS Morgan Rielly (@mriles4) has just become the first player this year to record 5 assists in a single game (5 in last 32 mins)

No goals though - probably too fat.

 :) It'll be interesting to see how his year goes vs. Ryan Murray's. Man, would it ever look bad on Howson to screw up the #2 pick.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tanaer on October 15, 2012, 12:00:39 AM
As good as Rielly and the Warriors looked last night, they were that flat tonight, getting shut out 5-0.  Rielly had a few good rushes up the ice but usually ended up on his own facing the Americans' team as the rest of the Warriors couldn't keep up to him.  They were badly outplayed tonight.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tanaer on October 17, 2012, 01:51:25 AM
Rielly and the Warriors played Murray and the Silvertips tonight for the only time this season.  Murray had a nice powerplay goal and looked steady for the Silvertips.  You can definitely see his skill level.  Rielly had a goal and an assist for the Warriors and led many rushes up the ice.  Personally, I thought Rielly was more noticeable as he is flashier. His goal was also a powerplay goal but was a shot to the front of the net from the corner that went in off an Everett player.  Not as pretty, but they all count!  Everett is struggling this year so far.  Losing Murray to the NHL would definitely hurt them a lot.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: A Weekend at Bernier's on October 17, 2012, 09:45:30 AM
Rielly and the Warriors played Murray and the Silvertips tonight for the only time this season.  Murray had a nice powerplay goal and looked steady for the Silvertips.  You can definitely see his skill level.  Rielly had a goal and an assist for the Warriors and led many rushes up the ice.  Personally, I thought Rielly was more noticeable as he is flashier. His goal was also a powerplay goal but was a shot to the front of the net from the corner that went in off an Everett player.  Not as pretty, but they all count!  Everett is struggling this year so far.  Losing Murray to the NHL would definitely hurt them a lot.

Nice recap, thanks for this.

Asking this from a position of ignorance, but would it be a stretch to say that Rielly's game is similar to Brian Leetch?  Not sure why, but he's who I think about when I read about Rielly.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 19, 2012, 07:53:34 PM
Had a busy week so next weeks update will cover what I missed. Obviously, the big news from last week was Rielly's 5-point night. Finn also had a big weekend with 2 goals and an assist in 2 games. A few of our other prospects have hit a bit of a wall. Biggs has 1 point in 4 games. Broll is pointless in 6, Leivo and Rupert are both pointless in 3.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: seahawk on October 20, 2012, 09:34:42 PM
Biggs scored the opening goal 54 seconds into Oshawa's game at Kitchener last night. It was the only real bright spot for the Generals. Kitchener won the game 6-2 and Biggs was a -2 on the night.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 24, 2012, 09:56:42 PM

Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5178+40
Year-to-date   1331215+35

-5 point night on Oct. 13
-4th among all WHL defencemen in points

Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5437+94
Year-to-date   125712+1012

-2 game winning goals in the last 4 games
-6th among OHL defencemen in points


Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5213E0
Year-to-date12437+12


Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU7325-413
Year-to-date138513+525

-Followed a 3-game pointless streak with 5 points in his last 5 games
-His 3 fighting majors has him in a 7-way tie for 3rd in the OHL


Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5112-38
Year-to-date138311+212


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU6000-16
Year-to-date13268+514

-7 game pointless streak


Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU6325+12
Year-to-date137714E6


Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5000-110
Year-to-date11077+527

-2 points in the last 9 games
-6 game pointless streak


Garret Sparks
                                 Record       GA       SA%       SO       
Since last update4-03.87.9010
Year-to-date8-2-13.40.9041

-Was pulled Oct. 14th after allowing 5 goals on 16 shots, Guelph came back to win the game but Sparks did not record the W
-Tied for 2nd among OHL goalies in wins
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 24, 2012, 09:58:53 PM
Some reading material from the past 2 weeks:

Morgan Rielly, “who hails from, if I can read the card here, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.” (http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2012/10/20/morgan-rielly-who-hails-from-if-i-can-read-the-card-here-moose-jaw-saskatchewan/) [Scouting Report]
VIDEO: Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Stuart Percy embracing leadership role in OHL (http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/48656-VIDEO-Toronto-Maple-Leafs-prospect-Stuart-Percy-embracing-leadership-role-in-OHL.html)
Truculence runs in the family (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Truculence+runs+family/7426894/story.html) [Tyler Biggs]
And Then Josh Leivo Woke Up (Fun With Graphs!) (http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2012/10/16/3473588/and-then-josh-leivo-woke-up-fun-with-graphs)
Leivo playing like a leader (http://www.thesudburystar.com/2012/10/11/leivo-playing-like-a-leader)
Erie Otters' new line quickly connects (http://www.goerie.com/article/20121012/HOCKEY01/310129913/Erie-Otters%27-new-line-quickly-connects) [Connor Brown]
Maple Leafs: Prospect list loaded with leaders in OHL, NCAA (http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1274874--maple-leafs-prospect-list-loaded-with-leaders-in-ohl-ncaa)
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bender on October 26, 2012, 06:51:56 PM
Rielly's tied for 3rd and is youngest amongst that group of defensemen.

Although has anyone taken a look at JC Lipon's numbers? Holy jesus.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 26, 2012, 09:15:05 PM
Rielly's tied for 3rd and is youngest amongst that group of defensemen.

Although has anyone taken a look at JC Lipon's numbers? Holy jesus.

On pace for about 160 points, pretty insane for a guy who went through two drafts without getting picked.

Also, Rielly is really tied for second. Myles Bell, who is listed as first, has actually been playing forward apparently this season.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 29, 2012, 08:10:15 PM
A quick Morgan Rielly update... he had 3 points in 3 games this weekend bringing his season total to 19 points in 16 games. He now leads all defencemen in scoring.

He's also tied for 4th in the entire WHL in assists with 15. The three guys ahead of him (and the one he's tied with) are all members of the Kamloops Blazers. The Blazers are currently 15-0-0-1 this season and have the top-3 point scorers in the WHL so far. Two of them are averaging over 2 points-per-game. Pretty good company to be in for Rielly.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: seahawk on October 29, 2012, 09:40:38 PM
Mixed weekend for Garrett Sparks as he started all 3 Guelph games. The Storm defeated London in a shootout on Saturday, but in the other 2 games Sparks got the hook early. He allowed 4 goals in 29 minutes Friday night against Windsor and 6 in 45 minutes against SSM on Sunday.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 29, 2012, 11:37:30 PM
Mixed weekend for Garrett Sparks as he started all 3 Guelph games. The Storm defeated London in a shootout on Saturday, but in the other 2 games Sparks got the hook early. He allowed 4 goals in 29 minutes Friday night against Windsor and 6 in 45 minutes against SSM on Sunday.

He's started every game of the season so far for Guelph. It might be time for him to sit for a full game at some point soon.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bender on November 01, 2012, 03:29:35 PM
Rielly is the top scoring defenseman in the WHL, woohoo!
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on November 01, 2012, 03:31:47 PM
Rielly is the top scoring defenseman in the WHL, woohoo!

Ladies and Gentlemen you are now free to adjust your expectation-o-metres from "unreasonably high" to "franchise savior".

 ;D
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on November 01, 2012, 03:42:24 PM
done
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bender on November 01, 2012, 05:18:05 PM
Rielly is the top scoring defenseman in the WHL, woohoo!

Ladies and Gentlemen you are now free to adjust your expectation-o-metres from "unreasonably high" to "franchise savior".

 ;D

Ron Wilson may not be able to turn water into wine but Morgan Rielly sure can!

I actually kind of miss that old coot.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Highlander on November 01, 2012, 06:11:01 PM
someone, a very respected analyst said Reilly is the closest thing to Bobby Orr since the man himself. Can't remember who it was but it was around the time he was drafted. That is high praise to live up to. If he is half an orr he may be able to paddle the loafs canoe
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: A Weekend at Bernier's on November 02, 2012, 10:16:40 AM
someone, a very respected analyst said Reilly is the closest thing to Bobby Orr since the man himself. Can't remember who it was but it was around the time he was drafted. That is high praise to live up to. If he is half an orr he may be able to paddle the loafs canoe

Freudian slip?

I would advise that respected analyst to please refer to Corn Flake's post just above.... :o
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tanaer on November 04, 2012, 12:53:20 AM
I was at the Warrior game again tonight and Rielly played almost ordinary.  He was beaten a couple of times but managed to recover just enough to take away the scoring opportunity.  One thing I was watching is that when he has the puck the other team has great difficulty stripping him of it.  He is pretty slippery and is able to elude the other players or see and make a pass that nobody else could see or make.  It does catch his teammates off-guard at times.  The Warriors lost in a shoot-out tonight.  Rielly had first shot for the Warriors and did what he has done the last few times I've seen him in a shoot-out - got stopped.  He seems either indecisive or uncreative in shoot-outs, which is odd considering the moves he makes when he is out there during the game.  I think he thinks too much during the shoot-out when he is a more-reactive type of player.  No points tonight but had an assist last night.  Another game tomorrow night.  The team is in the second weekend in a row with a three in three weekend.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on November 04, 2012, 08:13:59 AM
I was at the Warrior game again tonight and Rielly played almost ordinary.  He was beaten a couple of times but managed to recover just enough to take away the scoring opportunity.  One thing I was watching is that when he has the puck the other team has great difficulty stripping him of it.  He is pretty slippery and is able to elude the other players or see and make a pass that nobody else could see or make.  It does catch his teammates off-guard at times.  The Warriors lost in a shoot-out tonight.  Rielly had first shot for the Warriors and did what he has done the last few times I've seen him in a shoot-out - got stopped.  He seems either indecisive or uncreative in shoot-outs, which is odd considering the moves he makes when he is out there during the game.  I think he thinks too much during the shoot-out when he is a more-reactive type of player.  No points tonight but had an assist last night.  Another game tomorrow night.  The team is in the second weekend in a row with a three in three weekend.

So should we trade him now?
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tigger on November 04, 2012, 09:13:02 AM
So should we trade him now?

Following CF's eom's... 'franchise failure'... lucky to get a bucket of pucks for him now, first overall, pffft.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: OldTimeHockey on November 04, 2012, 10:04:59 AM
So should we trade him now?

Following CF's eom's... 'franchise failure'... lucky to get a bucket of pucks for him now, first overall, pffft.

Some team certainly must be able to get Alexandre Daigle to come out of retirement so we can trade for him and Alan Macauley
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 05, 2012, 05:38:15 PM
The 2012 Subway Super Series kicks off tonight in Quebec. Each of Canada's 3 major junior hockey leagues will play the Russian National Junior team twice in the next couple of weeks.

The Leafs have a few prospects who will be involved in the series. Stuart Percy and Joshua Leivo will represent the OHL in both of their games, while Matt Finn will be playing in game 1. Ryan Rupert was named to the OHL's team for game 2, but unfortunately he's out with a shoulder injury. Rielly will be playing in both of the WHL's games.

You can view the schedule here: http://www.subwaysuperseries.ca/schedule/list. All of the games will be aired on Sportsnet. The first action for Leafs prospects will be on Nov. 8th at 7:00pm when Percy, Finn, Leivo and the rest of Team OHL play their first game against the Russian team.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bullfrog on November 05, 2012, 07:38:41 PM
Hey, that Yakupov guy is pretty good.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 14, 2012, 07:33:49 PM

Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU11156-20
Year-to-date   2341721+15


Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU9336-74
Year-to-date   2181018+316



Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU8134+42
Year-to-date205611+44


Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU8178-12
Year-to-date2391221+527



Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU83811+16
Year-to-date21111122+518


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU8426-511
Year-to-date216814E25



Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU79514+12
Year-to-date21161228+18


Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU4000-19
Year-to-date15077+436



Garret Sparks
                                 GP       Record       GA       SA%       SO       
Since last update93-43.46.9101
Year-to-date2211-6-13.39.9072


Notes:
-Rielly has 1 point in his last 6 games and has fallen to 3rd in scoring among defencemen
-Leivo is on a 6-game point streak
-Brown was named the OHL's player of the week after recording 7 points in 2 games
-Rupert has been out with a shoulder injury since Nov. 1st, will miss about a month
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 14, 2012, 08:02:36 PM
Sportsnet will carry the WHL's first game against the Russian junior team tonight at 10pm. Tomorrow nights game will only be aired on Sportsnet One as the other channels will be showing a NFL game. Rielly is going to play in both games for those wanting to see our top pick in action.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 14, 2012, 10:46:19 PM
Rielly looking real good.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on November 15, 2012, 07:55:35 PM
I didn't expect Rupert to have more penalty minutes than Biggs. Nice to see Biggs scoring though.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on November 15, 2012, 08:32:30 PM
I didn't expect Rupert to have more penalty minutes than Biggs. Nice to see Biggs scoring though.

And in only 2 games to boot!
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 15, 2012, 08:37:43 PM
I didn't expect Rupert to have more penalty minutes than Biggs. Nice to see Biggs scoring though.

And in only 2 games to boot!

I try to leave a mistake or two just to see if people are reading.

Not really...
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: seahawk on December 04, 2012, 11:32:18 PM
Just got home from the Kitchener-Guelph game. Garrett Sparks, coming off a selection to Team USA for the WJHC and with Leafs brass at the Aud, made 33 saves on 35 shots. This was his 29th appearance in 30 games for the Storm. The Storm won 3-2 in a SO and Sparks was 2nd star. Didn't really notice Matt Finn that much.

It was also Teddy Bear Toss night at the Aud. 8870 bears went flying after Brent Pedersen's opening goal.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 06, 2012, 10:53:09 PM

Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU8235+20
Year-to-date   3162026+35


Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU3000+10
Year-to-date   2481018+416



Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU8156E8
Year-to-date2861117+412


Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU86410+515
Year-to-date30151631+1142



Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5235-48
Year-to-date26131427+126


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU9178+313
Year-to-date3071522+338



Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU9088-313
Year-to-date29162036-321


Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SLU5033+22
Year-to-date2001010+638



Garret Sparks
                                 GP       Record       GA       SA%       SO       
Since last update85-1-0-12.11.9481
Year-to-date2916-7-0-32.87.9173


Notes:
-Rielly is starting to pick up his scoring against, and is still 3rd in scoring among blueliners in the WHL.
-Finn missed a couple of weeks with mono. He likely played a little with it before missing time and is probably still not 100%, but he has been in the line-up for Guelph's last 3 games.
-Leivo suffered a concussion on Nov. 24, there is currently no timetable for his return. It doesn't sound like it was a bad one, but obviously it's difficult to say.
-Rupert is back in action after missing almost a month with a shoulder injury.
-As mentioned elsewhere, Rielly was invited to Team Canada's WJC camp, while Biggs and Sparks were invited to the United States camp.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Tanaer on December 07, 2012, 11:43:17 PM
Rielly was -2 tonight in a 2-1 loss to Red Deer.  He was kept in check pretty well tonight.  The whole team looked quite lackluster after just coming back from a long two week road trip.  Dumba hit him hard a few times; probably figured he had a better chance of making the Junior squad if he could take Rielly out (although I don't see how he couldn't make it, though stranger things have happened).
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 03, 2013, 07:21:22 PM
Time for our regularly scheduled prospects update. The CHL regular season ends March 17th, so I'll have another update shortly after that to gear up for the playoffs.


Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since Jan 1st.2051419-912
Year-to-date   53123547-817


Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
Since Jan. 1st9044-32
Year-to-date   38111930+222



Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SJ12631518-812
Year-to-date62122941-1034


Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SJ12310616-311
Year-to-date57252449+955



Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SJ125101828+1212
Year-to-date57264066+2246


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SJ12451621+416
Year-to-date61173552+1060



Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SJ12071421-510
Year-to-date58264066-1037


Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
SJ12071017+1019
Year-to-date48113041+1771



Garret Sparks
                                 GP       Record       GA       SA%       SO       
Since Jan. 1st2115-62.36.9193
Year-to-date5433-14-0-42.59.9187


Notes:
Brown suffered a concussion on February 18th and has been out since. With Erie out of the playoffs his season is likely over.
Finn missed another month and a half with mono, but has played in Guelph's past 2 games.
Rielly is currently 5th among defencemen in WHL scoring. 3 of the 4 players ahead of him have 10+ more games played because of the WJC.
Leivo and Brown are currently 19th and 20th respectively in OHL scoring. Brown will obviously soon slip out because of his injury.
Sparks ranked 2nd in wins, 6th in GAA, 5th in SA%, and 1st in shutouts among OHL goalies.

Here is what the playoff situations are for the prospects:

Clinched   
Finn
Biggs
Leivo
Broll
Rupert
Sparks
On the bubble   
Percy
Out
Rielly
Brown
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on March 04, 2013, 06:06:16 PM
Can anybody really argue about our junior players? They all look to be above average to me.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: seahawk on March 09, 2013, 09:33:06 PM
Not very good news coming out of Guelph tonight. Matt Finn was on the wrong end of a knee on knee hit during the Storm's game against Saginaw. Twittwr reports say he left the ice unable to put any weight on his left leg.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 09, 2013, 09:35:19 PM
Not very good news coming out of Guelph tonight. Matt Finn was on the wrong end of a knee on knee hit during the Storm's game against Saginaw. Twittwr reports say he left the ice unable to put any weight on his left leg.

Rough season for him. He missed a lot of time with mono earlier in the year.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on March 12, 2013, 12:17:25 PM
Finn will miss 4-6 weeks with a bad knee sprain.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on March 12, 2013, 12:31:07 PM
He's had a rough go this year with injuries.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 12, 2013, 12:58:20 PM
That's a lot better than I thought. The twitterverse had me nervous.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 12, 2013, 08:46:59 PM
Finn will miss 4-6 weeks with a bad knee sprain.

Likely ends his season, unless Guelph goes deep in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Deebo on March 20, 2013, 04:07:26 PM
Rielly was named WHL Eastern Conference defenseman of the year.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 20, 2013, 04:13:17 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 20, 2013, 07:17:45 PM
The regular season wrapped up on Sunday, so here's the final update before the playoffs began.


Morgan Rielly
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March9088-32
Year-to-date   60124254-819


Matt Finn
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March5022+22
Year-to-date   41112031+224



Stuart Percy
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March9134-112
Year-to-date68133245-844


Tyler Biggs
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March5235+20
Year-to-date60262753+1155



Josh Leivo
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March8347-26
Year-to-date63294473+2052


David Broll
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March7022-1121
Year-to-date67173754+277



Connor Brown
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March5213-12
Year-to-date63284169-1139


Ryan Rupert
                                 Games   Goals   Assists   Points   +/-   PIM   
March8066-28
Year-to-date54113546+1775



Garret Sparks
                                 GP       Record       GA       SA%       SO       
March85-33.01.9110
Year-to-date6036-17-0-42.65.9177


Notes:
-As Deebo mentioned, Rielly was named the WHL Eastern Conference defenceman of the year. He finished 5th in the WHL in points among defencemen, and played less games than the 4 players ahead of him.
-Sparks finished tied for 1st in wins, tied for first in shutouts, 7th in GAA, and 5th in SA%.
-Percy finished 11th in the OHL in points among defencemen.
-Leivo finished 19th in the OHL in points.
-Leivo and Brown led their teams in scoring.

Rielly and Brown are the only Leafs prospects that will not be participating in the CHL playoffs. It's already been confirmed that Rielly will join the Marlies for the remainder of the AHL season. He will wear #44. Brown suffered a concussion in the middle of February, and while he returned late in the season for a few games and even scored 2 goals in Erie's final regular season game, it sounds like he won't be joining the Marlies.

Ryan Rupert's London Knights secured 1st overall in the OHL this season, finishing with 9 more points than the next highest team. They will play the Saginaw Spirit in the first round.

Stuart Percy and the Mississauga Stealheads made the playoffs by just 1 point, despite a last-10 record of 1-6-0-3. They'll face off against the top seed in the Eastern conference, the Belleville Bulls. Unless they turn things around soon, Percy could be joining an already very crowded Marlies blueline very soon.

Kitchener vs. Guelph is the 4-5 matchup in the West. Kitchener traded for Josh Leivo midseason so he'll face off against one of the OHLs top goalies in Garret Sparks. Unfortunately Finn will miss this series and likely even longer with a MCL injury.

The Oshawa Generals finished 3rd in the East, and Biggs finished 3rd in team scoring. They'll face the Niagara IceDogs in the first round.

David Broll and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will attempt to upset the 3rd seeded Owen Sound Attack in round one.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 20, 2013, 07:24:49 PM
Hell of a post/update, CTB. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Highlander on March 21, 2013, 12:48:19 PM
Very nice indeed, thanks Carlton
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on March 29, 2013, 09:28:30 PM
Have to say I haven't been very impressed with Broll in the playoffs.  Has shown next to no offensive instincts, and other than a fight I've hardly noticed him doing anything of note.  He's not playing with Nick Cousins anymore, which helps explain the lack of offensive production.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: RobDM on March 31, 2013, 08:04:33 PM
Rielly was named WHL Eastern Conference defenseman of the year.

Rielly has played 6 games for the Marlies so far; the first one at home was yesterday.

http://www.tmlfans.ca/leafs-news/marlies-news/8006-the-life-of-rielly-leafs-first-round-pick-makes-home-debut
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: leafplasma on March 31, 2013, 08:49:23 PM
Rielly was named WHL Eastern Conference defenseman of the year.

Rielly has played 6 games for the Marlies so far; the first one at home was yesterday.

http://www.tmlfans.ca/leafs-news/marlies-news/8006-the-life-of-rielly-leafs-first-round-pick-makes-home-debut

Good read Rob, I see Reilly going back to Junior next year as well.  We have enough young D in the system and with the big club that there is no need to rush his progress.  Unless he really steps it up at camp I expect guys like Blacker and Percy to play a big role with the Marlies next season.  Maybe a guy like Granberg comes over after signing an ELC last year. I even see Finn making the step up to the Marlies before Reilly simply because of the lost time Reilly had due to injury in his draft year.  Reilly should have a strong year in Junior and a good WJC and then lead the Marlies the following year.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on April 01, 2013, 01:20:31 PM
Marlies have signed goaltender Garret Sparks to an ATO.  Not quite sure why he neeed to after signing a 3-year deal only about a week ago, but probably some technicality to get around CHL/AHL cooperation rules.

Sparks has really climbed the depth chart in a big hurry, from a 7th round pick in 2011 to the Marlies. Not too shabby.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on April 01, 2013, 01:22:18 PM
Marlies have signed goaltender Garret Sparks to an ATO.  Not quite sure why he neeed to after signing a 3-year deal only about a week ago, but probably some technicality to get around CHL/AHL cooperation rules.

Sparks has really climbed the depth chart in a big hurry, from a 7th round pick in 2011 to the Marlies. Not too shabby.

Maybe his deal only kicks in next season? Otherwise, I don't know why he needs an ATO either.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 01, 2013, 01:22:20 PM
Marlies have signed goaltender Garret Sparks to an ATO.  Not quite sure why he neeed to after signing a 3-year deal only about a week ago, but probably some technicality to get around CHL/AHL cooperation rules.

Sparks has really climbed the depth chart in a big hurry, from a 7th round pick in 2011 to the Marlies. Not too shabby.

I think his entry level contract doesn't kick in until next summer.
Title: Re: Official 2012-2013 CHL Prospects Thread
Post by: Bender on August 28, 2013, 03:47:39 PM
http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-maple-leafs-top-25-prospects-under-25/2013/8/28/4667420/top-25-under-25-8-matt-finn

Anyone else looking forward to seeing Matt Finn and Jake Gardiner on the same D pairing?

It can be Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!