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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #435 on: April 28, 2016, 07:17:21 AM »
Jeremy Bracco  9GP 3G 11A 14P - Eliminated in Rd 2 (London)
Travis Dermott 13GP 3G 11A 14P - Eliminated in Rd 3 (London)
Steven Desrocher 9GP 1G 5A 6P - Eliminated in Rd 2 (Niagara)
Nikita Korostolev 7GP 0G 5A 5P - Eliminated in Rd 1 (SSM)
Mitch Marner 14GP 15G 22A 37P - Face Niagara in the Finals
JJ Piccinich 9GP 1G 5A 6P - Rd 2 - Face Niagara in the Finals

Martins Dzierkals 13GP 4G 6A 10P - Rd 3 - Lead Moncton 3-1
Dmytro Timashov 15GP 11G 11A 22P - Rd 3 - Lead Saint John 3-1

Andrew Nielsen 5GP 1G 2A 3P - Eliminated in 1st round (Upset)

Marner and Piccinich advance to the OHL finals.  Dzierkals and Timashov are both 1 win away from facing off against each other in the QMJHL finals.

Timashov is 2nd in goals and points in the QMJHL playoffs.
Marner is 1st in assists and points in the OHL playoffs.

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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #436 on: April 28, 2016, 12:37:32 PM »
http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2016/4/28/11523736/dermott-marner-on-their-development-this-season

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While his Erie coaches work on certain elements of Dermott's game, he is also getting no shortage of feedback from management in Toronto.

"Yeah, they came down here once to work with me on skills stuff, but they usually just send me text messages after games, you know, maybe ream me out a bit," he says with a genuine laugh. "They watch a lot of video."

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Although he is emphatic that his mind is entirely focused on London's current playoff run and not on what may lie ahead with the Toronto Maple Leafs' organization, Marner did allow that he felt he has made good progress so far this season on his defensive play.

"Yeah, I feel like I'm getting better at that," he begins, " ... but I want to keep getting more reliable," he quickly adds, suggesting he understands how much work he still has to do in order to become a regular on the Leafs' roster. "I feel like the last couple months [in particular], I've really worked hard, and I feel like I'm getting better."

To anyone watching his play closely, this is an entirely accurate statement. Marner's defensive awareness in all three zones has dramatically improved this season, and despite the fact that he plays right wing, he is often the first man on his line to fall back to cover a defender, provide backside pressure, and even to swoop low and recover a puck for a besieged defender. Moreover, he reads plays so well that he can anticipate where the puck will be well before it gets there, helping him break up plays well before they become dangerous.

Despite the party going on around him, Marner answers every question thrown his way with the same level head and even tone. Like Dermott, he is patient, and waits until everyone's questions have been answered before rejoining his team.

For Leafs' fans, it has to be reassuring to hear that the Leafs are so involved in the development of their OHL prospects, but it's also worth noting that in addition to developing as players on the ice, all signs point to them developing as professionals off the ice as well.

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[Marner]’s excellent. He plays every inch of the ice, with or without the puck, and he’s a kingpin of every single power play and penalty kill. At the beginning of the season, the main knock on him was his defensive game, but I think he’s surpassed even Strome in that regard at this point. Marner will never lay big hits, but he’s so, so smart on the ice that he doesn’t need to – at least, not at the OHL level – in order to strip guys of the puck and protect it well. A year ago, I would have wanted to draft Strome. Now? I think I’m happier with Marner. Of course, maybe in a year or two my choice would be different again, but for now, Marner looks like a gem.

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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #437 on: May 10, 2016, 11:14:39 AM »
Timashov was involved in a car accident with a team vehicle after landing at the Trois-Rivieres airport following the team's trip to Rouyn-Noranda.


Neither driver was injured, and Timashov played the next day.

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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #438 on: May 10, 2016, 04:23:12 PM »
Glad to know that he is OK, big fear with kidz in carz
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #439 on: May 10, 2016, 10:27:46 PM »
Shawinigan and Timashov avoided elimination tonight with a 6-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda.  Timashov picked up a goal and 2 assists.  He sits 3rd in playoff scoring with 28 points in 20 games.  3rd in goal scoring too with 13. 
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #440 on: May 12, 2016, 09:35:11 AM »
Jeremy Bracco  9GP 3G 11A 14P - Eliminated in Rd 2 (London)
Travis Dermott 13GP 3G 11A 14P - Eliminated in Rd 3 (London)
Steven Desrocher 9GP 1G 5A 6P - Eliminated in Rd 2 (Niagara)
Nikita Korostolev 7GP 0G 5A 5P - Eliminated in Rd 1 (SSM)
Mitch Marner 18GP 15G 22A 44P - Playoff MVP.  On to the Memorial Cup!
JJ Piccinich 18GP 2G 10A 12P - On to the Memorial Cup!

Martins Dzierkals 20GP 7G 10A 17P - On to the Memorial Cup!
Dmytro Timashov 21GP 13G 15A 28P - Eliminated by Dzierkals in Rd 4

Andrew Nielsen 5GP 1G 2A 3P - Eliminated in 1st round (Upset)
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #441 on: May 12, 2016, 11:06:05 PM »
Timashov and Shawinigan just lost in the Q final, losing 7-2.  Dzierkals scored twice for QMJHL winners Rouyn-Noranda.
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #442 on: May 13, 2016, 07:34:06 AM »
Will either of Timashov and Dzierkals play with the Marlies next year?
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #443 on: May 22, 2016, 07:23:51 AM »
Sportsnet releases it's final 2016 Draft Rankings.  Guess who's #1?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/sportsnets-final-top-30-2016-nhl-draft-prospects/
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #444 on: June 02, 2016, 10:01:42 AM »
Shift in Organizational Strategy Creates Deep Toronto Maple Leafs Top 20
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/138903/shift-organizational-strategy-creates-deep-toronto-maple-leafs-top-20/2/#q49kZrVKgptlF3r6.99

The Toronto Maple Leafs have underwent a tremendous organizational overhaul in the past 18 months, and, as a result, the team’s prospect group is one of the best in the NHL. They’ll add to their already-impressive group in the upcoming draft, where they currently own 12 picks.

Because of the amount of trades and new prospects in the organization there has been a lot of movement in the Maple Leafs Top 20 prospects, though the Top 3 remains the same.

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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #445 on: June 02, 2016, 12:41:22 PM »
"Have underwent" makes me cringe.
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #446 on: June 02, 2016, 01:06:21 PM »
"Have underwent" makes me cringe.

"Are currently still undergoing" more to your tastes?

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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #447 on: June 02, 2016, 01:25:57 PM »
"Have underwent" makes me cringe.

"Are currently still undergoing" more to your tastes?

Well, it's grammatically correct, unlike "have underwent".
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #448 on: June 02, 2016, 01:46:37 PM »
"Have underwent" makes me cringe.

"Are currently still undergoing" more to your tastes?

Well, it's grammatically correct, unlike "have underwent".

Have Underwent is Blair Underwood's cousin.

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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #449 on: July 02, 2016, 07:57:20 PM »
Looks like Holl is signed to an ELC.
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Re: 2015-16 Prospects Thread
« Reply #449 on: July 02, 2016, 07:57:20 PM »