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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2016, 12:27:45 PM »
Business as usual for Marner tonight:  1G 1A in his return to London.

Well, since he averages 2.3 points per game, it was actually a below average night for him. 

You're welcome for the clarification.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2016, 10:44:08 AM »
I'm not sure if this has been discussed.

Since Marner can only play in the OHL, or the NHL next year, is there a chance he could go the way of Nylander/Matthews and play in Europe next year so he can get some experience playing with men before coming to the NHL?

I just have a hard time seeing him play in the NHL next year with his size.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2016, 11:07:26 AM »
It's possible but I think it's unlikely. They will play him in a sheltered role. If he can take a hit then he's good. Johnny Gaudreau is actually smaller and lighter than Marner and doesn't seem to have any problems.
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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2016, 11:11:26 AM »
It's possible but I think it's unlikely. They will play him in a sheltered role. If he can take a hit then he's good. Johnny Gaudreau is actually smaller and lighter than Marner and doesn't seem to have any problems.

Could argue it would be beneficial to him to be in the NHL as the best place for him to get better/stronger playing against the bigger, stronger players.  The thing with players like him (and like you say Gaudreau, or Kane, etc.) is they were small in other leagues too.  They succeed partially because they're shifty and skilled and able to avoid big collisions.  The winning the puck battles type of strength can come in time but the other stuff isn't something you can just work on like strength.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2016, 07:00:02 PM »
Getting a team to take a player like Marner likely wouldn't be hard.  Getting a team to take him in a league that will be appropriate for him AND given him guaranteed minutes would be a bit of an issue.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2016, 01:32:00 AM »
We still have this to look forward to:

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2016, 08:29:47 AM »
We still have this to look forward to:
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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2016, 03:12:49 PM »
That skate drag/extension to stay onside. Then that patient pass to the third man in. Then that 2" window to touch tap the hard return pass into the net. ZOMG.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2016, 03:45:25 PM »
2 assists so far against Sarnia.  He has 80 points in 39 games.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »
2 assists so far against Sarnia.  He has 80 points in 39 games.

Yeah, but he's no Evgeny Svechnikov. Detroit obviously drafted the superior prospect.
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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2016, 04:14:49 PM »
Make it three as his shot from the point gets deflected in by Tkachuk to tie the game at 3.

EDIT: Make it 4 assists.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 04:30:41 PM by L K »

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2016, 04:19:55 PM »
Make it three as his shot from the point gets deflected in by Dvorak to tie the game at 3.

Make it 4.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2016, 04:25:42 PM »
Marner is done with the OHL. This league is absolutely beneath him at this point.  The Leafs are making the wrong decision if they send him back to Juniors next year.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2016, 04:32:57 PM »
Marner is done with the OHL. This league is absolutely beneath him at this point.  The Leafs are making the wrong decision if they send him back to Juniors next year.

At this point even giving him 10 minutes a night on the 4th line with some PP time would be better than the OHL next season. There's no way he going back again.

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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2016, 06:10:33 PM »
Marner is done with the OHL. This league is absolutely beneath him at this point.  The Leafs are making the wrong decision if they send him back to Juniors next year.

Yeah. It just sucks that they can't send him to the AHL. The Marlies would probably be the ideal place for him to be next season if the Leafs are still looking at him as a C.
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Re: Mitch Marner - 2015 4th overall
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2016, 06:10:33 PM »