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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #240 on: November 03, 2016, 12:53:41 PM »
Indeed herman, huge guy too.

https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/5ax5az/monthly_prospect_update_october_edition_with/

This is a really solid post with an update on most/if not all of our prospects.

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #241 on: November 03, 2016, 01:02:57 PM »
Indeed herman, huge guy too.

https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/5ax5az/monthly_prospect_update_october_edition_with/

This is a really solid post with an update on most/if not all of our prospects.

Watch out once he starts filling out his frame. Think Martin Marincin, but with wheels and hands and meanness. His dad was a defenseman until he was 38, and was 6'5" at nearly 250 lbs (source). Picked by Hunter on the recommendation of Namestnikov (also recommended Soshnikov).

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #242 on: November 15, 2016, 09:09:30 AM »
Adam Brooks has been named WHL Player of the Week.

Bracco and Korostelev continue to torch their leagues. Piccinich has been named Captain of the London Knights.

PlayerStageGamesGoalsAssistsPointsPoints/Game
J.J Piccinich20 yrs (D+3)16812201.25
Jeremy Bracco19 yrs (D+2)151119302.00
Martins Dzierkals19 yrs (D+2)191214261.37
Nikita Korostelev19 yrs (D+2)181513281.56
Adam Brooks20 yrs (D+1)11718252.27
Jack Walker20 yrs (D+1)191111221.16


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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #243 on: November 15, 2016, 09:15:56 AM »
Adam Brooks has been named WHL Player of the Week.

PlayerStageGamesGoalsAssistsPointsPoints/Game
Adam Brooks20 yrs (D+1)11718252.27

15 points in his past 5 games. It's a shame they couldn't find room for him on the Marlies. He's likely going to just absolutely torch the dub this season.

Also, saying he's in his D+1 season is technically true but somewhat misleading based on what that means since he was draft eligible in 2014. It's really D+3.

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #244 on: November 15, 2016, 09:22:26 AM »
Also, saying he's in his D+1 season is technically true but somewhat misleading based on what that means since he was draft eligible in 2014. It's really D+3.

That's why I included the ages (because I knew I would totally muck up the D+ #s if I tried to do date math  ;D). A few of these guys are putting up these numbers by virtue of simply being bigger and stronger than their regular competition.

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #245 on: November 18, 2016, 12:25:31 PM »
Another day, another Bracco hat trick.
http://theleafsnation.com/2016/11/18/jeremy-bracco-extends-point-streak-to-17-with-hat-trick

He could be up with the Marlies this year due to being drafted out of the US program, but the Marlies have too many players already.

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #246 on: November 18, 2016, 07:15:33 PM »
Horrible question to have. What are we going to do with this plethora of highly talented scoring forwards?  Where are they all going to fit it?  How many are we going to have to trade or send to some parallel hockey universe?
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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #247 on: November 18, 2016, 08:47:00 PM »
Horrible question to have. What are we going to do with this plethora of highly talented scoring forwards?  Where are they all going to fit it?  How many are we going to have to trade or send to some parallel hockey universe?

I think it's a valid question.

a) Fact of the game: not all of them will be good enough to make it
b) Some will be spent on upgrading areas of weakness (goal, defense)
c) My hope is that we move to a 4-line team of balanced skill and speed so there is more room for players like Lindberg, Bracco, Timashov, Korshkov, and no cap space given to single function punchers/slowpokes/hitters

E.g. Slightly optimistic but very doable within 2 years
Kapanen - Matthews - Marner
Leipsic - Nylander - Johnsson
Lindberg - Kadri - Brown
Soshnikov - Gauthier - Hyman
Rychel, Holland

Then we still have in the wings: Bracco, Timashov, Dzierkals, Korostelev, Grundstrom, Korshkov, Brooks, Walker

Edit: I totally forgot about Rychel. It would also be nice to have two Centery types per line for strong side draws if possible.

More edits: Leipsic is ahead of a few names I put there initially.
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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #248 on: November 18, 2016, 09:22:53 PM »
That's more optimistic than I am.
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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #249 on: November 18, 2016, 09:41:27 PM »
That's more optimistic than I am.

Yes.

Not even accounting for transactions that might bring in or reduce other options

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #250 on: November 18, 2016, 10:08:17 PM »
Butch to Sundance:   "Who are those guys"? 
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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #251 on: November 19, 2016, 09:22:04 AM »
a) Fact of the game: not all of them will be good enough to make it

Taking it a step further, overwhelmingly most of them won't be good enough to make it.

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #252 on: November 19, 2016, 06:54:41 PM »
Yeh but if you get even 3 with the guys we already have…?
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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #253 on: November 19, 2016, 07:00:29 PM »
Yeh but if you get even 3 with the guys we already have…?

Honestly I'd be happy if one of the next round of prospects turns out to be a good nhl player, over the moon if they found two.
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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #254 on: November 19, 2016, 07:07:44 PM »
Yeh but if you get even 3 with the guys we already have…?

Honestly I'd be happy if one of the next round of prospects turns out to be a good nhl player, over the moon if they found two.

You're going to be very happy.

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Re: Ranking Prospects Post-Matthews
« Reply #254 on: November 19, 2016, 07:07:44 PM »