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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #105 on: January 24, 2018, 10:24:26 AM »
Any one know what's up with Adam Brooks? 

Tears it up for 2 straight years in Junior but only 6 points in 33 games.  Not bad for a rookie...but not what I was expecting.  4th line minutes?  Hurt?

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« Reply #106 on: January 24, 2018, 11:30:20 AM »
He plays 4th line mostly, as he's behind Aaltonen, Mueller, and Gauthier, and Greening (occasionally). He also started the season off with mono, so there's that.

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« Reply #107 on: January 24, 2018, 11:34:53 AM »
He plays 4th line mostly, as he's behind Aaltonen, Mueller, and Gauthier, and Greening (occasionally). He also started the season off with mono, so there's that.

Thanks Herman.  So its as I thought, both hurt and 4th line minutes.

Based on your (or anyone else's) viewing of him, can we pencil him in for a wing spot in 2020 or so?  Too early to tell? 

How's Bracco looking to folks?

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« Reply #108 on: January 24, 2018, 11:52:54 AM »
I haven't watched them as much as I'd like to. Paging WIGWAL.

LGP talked with Scott Wheeler about the prospects in our system and touched on some Brooks and Bracco and what they're going through and working on this year.

First year AHL guys from middle-late picks tend to get slightly bum minutes with the Marlies because of the pipeline depth at the moment (see Timashov last season). They'll get elevated opportunities either after the deadline or next season.

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« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2018, 04:03:38 PM »
He plays 4th line mostly, as he's behind Aaltonen, Mueller, and Gauthier, and Greening (occasionally). He also started the season off with mono, so there's that.

Thanks Herman.  So its as I thought, both hurt and 4th line minutes.

Based on your (or anyone else's) viewing of him, can we pencil him in for a wing spot in 2020 or so?  Too early to tell? 

How's Bracco looking to folks?
Brace started slow but has really picked it up and has made some highlight reels scores.  He has wheels and can really edge those skates. Think he will need at least 2 in the AHL
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« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2018, 10:25:22 PM »
Brooks has seemed a little undersized at the AHL level, probably due to the mono in part and he isnt blessed with electrifying pace either. That being said he seems to have high end hockey sense and puck skills.

He might need a few years in the AHL, but Id say he has the potential to be an elite third line center. 

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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #111 on: January 25, 2018, 12:02:27 PM »
elite third line center.

Elite and third line do not belong in the same sentence.  I know I'm nitpicking, but use another word... great/fantastic third line center would have worked.

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« Reply #112 on: January 25, 2018, 01:32:18 PM »
Superduper ;)
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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2018, 03:55:32 PM »
elite third line center.

Elite and third line do not belong in the same sentence.  I know I'm nitpicking, but use another word... great/fantastic third line center would have worked.


Someone who is one of the top 3 third line centers in the NHL could be considered an elite third line center.

I understand what youre saying, but you can be elite within your role.


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« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2018, 06:05:37 PM »
And you could be a "Legend in your own mind" or in your "Spare time"
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« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2018, 07:45:31 PM »
And you could be a "Legend in your own mind" or in your "Spare time"

Are you always drunk/on pills or just most of the time?

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« Reply #116 on: January 25, 2018, 09:03:34 PM »
And you could be a "Legend in your own mind" or in your "Spare time"

Are you always drunk/on pills or just most of the time?
Both, works quite well don't ya think?  Bacardi, Scotch are good friends, not to mention all the others mind numbing things to handle 50 years of Leaf fandom.
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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2018, 09:22:27 PM »
And you could be a "Legend in your own mind" or in your "Spare time"

Are you always drunk/on pills or just most of the time?
Both, works quite well don't ya think?  Bacardi, Scotch are good friends, not to mention all the others mind numbing things to handle 50 years of Leaf fandom.

I prefer journaling my feelings.

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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2018, 09:25:58 PM »
And you could be a "Legend in your own mind" or in your "Spare time"

Are you always drunk/on pills or just most of the time?
Both, works quite well don't ya think?  Bacardi, Scotch are good friends, not to mention all the others mind numbing things to handle 50 years of Leaf fandom.

I prefer journaling my feelings.

I'm pro eating mine.
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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2018, 09:46:47 PM »
I'm pro eating mine.

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Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2018, 09:46:47 PM »