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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2013, 04:32:32 PM »
mirtle: Brent Sutter says it was a no-brainer to have Leafs prospect Fred Gauthier on team.

That is quite the endorsement.


But... his point totals aren't good in the Q!!!!!1
But he's a defensive forward.  Although Guy Carbonneau had 182 pts in his final year.  :P
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 04:13:55 PM »
Hope_Smoke: Pronman "I saw Gauthier play this year and I've been impressed despite his lack of points. Big guy who skates really well"

Hope_Smoke: Pronman "Gauthier's defensive play is very advanced for his age and he has a high hockey IQ"
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 05:58:13 PM »
It would be really nice if Gauthier rounds out into our future 3rd line/ shutdown center for many years. I haven't really heard anything bad about him, besides some light criticism of his point totals.
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 06:03:57 PM »
Hope_Smoke: Pronman "I saw Gauthier play this year and I've been impressed despite his lack of points. Big guy who skates really well"

Hope_Smoke: Pronman "Gauthier's defensive play is very advanced for his age and he has a high hockey IQ"

The lack of points may or may not be troubling - but it's worth pointing out that at age 17-18 in the Q Patrice Bergeron put up 73 points in 70 games, while at the same age Gauthier put up 60 in 62.  That's about 67 points in 70 games, so he wasn't far off Bergeron's pace. 

If he can become a very good defensively, 60-65ish point C I'd be very happy with that.

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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2013, 06:38:42 PM »
The lack of points may or may not be troubling - but it's worth pointing out that at age 17-18 in the Q Patrice Bergeron put up 73 points in 70 games, while at the same age Gauthier put up 60 in 62.  That's about 67 points in 70 games, so he wasn't far off Bergeron's pace. 

If he can become a very good defensively, 60-65ish point C I'd be very happy with that.

Yeh. If he can turn out to be Bergeron-esque, I think we'd all be quite pleased. He is a fair amount bigger than Bergeron (3 inches taller, 20 pounds heavier), as well, and bigger players have been known to develop a little more slowly.
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2013, 10:04:45 PM »
Hope_Smoke: Pronman "I saw Gauthier play this year and I've been impressed despite his lack of points. Big guy who skates really well"

Hope_Smoke: Pronman "Gauthier's defensive play is very advanced for his age and he has a high hockey IQ"

Not sure who this source is that you are quoting but the 'skates really well' part makes me question the credibility of his scouting analysis.

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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2013, 10:53:58 PM »
Hope_Smoke: Pronman "I saw Gauthier play this year and I've been impressed despite his lack of points. Big guy who skates really well"

Hope_Smoke: Pronman "Gauthier's defensive play is very advanced for his age and he has a high hockey IQ"

Not sure who this source is that you are quoting but the 'skates really well' part makes me question the credibility of his scouting analysis.

Several people around the Leafs said that Gauthier has making significant skating improvements since consulting with Barb Underhill.

I know Pronman writes for ESPN, Hockey Prospectus and several other sites.

I've also seen him interact with Bob McKenzie etc on twitter, they seem to respect his knowledge.


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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2013, 11:30:23 AM »
How is the big G playing in the World Jr.s out of country so cannot see.
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2013, 10:57:24 AM »
To answer my own question, they are playing Gauthier on the wing and as a defensive specialist, so once the Czech's were up a few they benched our man… not nice
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2013, 01:44:31 PM »
Gauthier was out there for final 40 seconds of the CAN-US match at WHJC protecting the lead, winning all 3 key facoffs in Canada´s end. It says a lot about him.
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2013, 02:11:33 PM »
I like what I have seen of him so far, I think we have a great prospect there.  We could be a light bigger down the middle in 3 or 4 years,  Gautier and Holland, could be good.
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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2014, 10:34:20 AM »
The Big G wins 3 straight faces in the defensive zone at the end of the game to help Canada secure a 3-2 victory over the US
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2014, 11:09:45 AM »
Lance Hornby just tweeted out that Gauthier is up to 220 lbs now.  That should help him going forward considering his size to begin with.

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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2014, 10:47:21 AM »
Gauthier makes the Jr. Squad. YES
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Re: Leafs sign Frederik Gauthier to ELC
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2015, 05:18:04 PM »
He won defensive player of the year in the Q, pretty remarkable considering he missed a significant amount of time, gives you an idea just how highly regarded that side of his game is, he dominates in his own zone.

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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2015, 05:18:04 PM »