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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
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« Reply #181 on: September 05, 2017, 10:31:45 AM »
TLN: 7. Joseph Woll

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« Reply #183 on: September 07, 2017, 10:10:26 AM »
TLN: 5. Adam Brooks

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« Reply #184 on: September 07, 2017, 05:37:12 PM »
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #185 on: September 08, 2017, 09:43:17 AM »
TLN: 4. Jeremy Bracco

Seth Griffith 2.0  :'(? Prime trade bait if he puts together crazy rookie AHL season points, but remains a 1 zone player.

If his defensive game blossoms and he continues to build strength, why wouldn't you put his crafty playmaking pizazz with a LH shooting centre and a large net crasher on LW?
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« Reply #186 on: September 11, 2017, 11:04:22 AM »
TLN: 3. Carl Grundstrom

I like this kid's game.

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« Reply #187 on: September 11, 2017, 11:32:26 AM »
TLN: 4. Jeremy Bracco

Seth Griffith 2.0  :'(? Prime trade bait if he puts together crazy rookie AHL season points, but remains a 1 zone player.

If his defensive game blossoms and he continues to build strength, why wouldn't you put his crafty playmaking pizazz with a LH shooting centre and a large net crasher on LW?

Who do you think has better potential, Bracco or Brooks? Brooks has outscored him (at the same age), but I'm not sure if he's as creative as Bracco.

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« Reply #188 on: September 11, 2017, 12:01:13 PM »
TLN: 4. Jeremy Bracco

Seth Griffith 2.0  :'(? Prime trade bait if he puts together crazy rookie AHL season points, but remains a 1 zone player.

If his defensive game blossoms and he continues to build strength, why wouldn't you put his crafty playmaking pizazz with a LH shooting centre and a large net crasher on LW?

Who do you think has better potential, Bracco or Brooks? Brooks has outscored him (at the same age), but I'm not sure if he's as creative as Bracco.

Not an expert by any stretch, but I agree with your assessment. I see Bracco having the higher offensive potential, but Brooks having the more complete game. Bracco's numbers were very dependent on having a finisher he had developed a lot of chemistry with (Mascherin).

Skating: Bracco*
Skill: Bracco
Defense: Brooks
Intangibles: Brooks
Positional Impact: Brooks

Unfortunately, we didn't get to see Brooks in the Rookie Tournament (thanks again, mono!), but he'll have a pretty good shot with the Marlies.

PPP did a good look at what both players will bring to the Marlies:
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/toronto-maple-leafs-prospects/2017/7/13/15943658/toronto-maple-leafs-prospects-jeremy-bracco-adam-brooks-prospect-profile-showdown-toronto-marlies

* Mohawk (or 10-2) skating sets Bracco apart from our other skilled and small wingers. Bracco uses it to good effect to see the ice, open up options, freeze defenders, and actually accelerate.
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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #189 on: September 11, 2017, 03:45:15 PM »
The Athletic write up on Brooks makes me think he could be the better player... I dunno I've never been sold on Bracco. He never destroyed the OHL the way Brooks destroyed the W

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« Reply #190 on: September 11, 2017, 03:48:55 PM »
The Athletic write up on Brooks makes me think he could be the better player... I dunno I've never been sold on Bracco. He never destroyed the OHL the way Brooks destroyed the W

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Be cool if they both make the Leafs in the future.  Bracco & Brooks sounds like a buddy cop movie.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #191 on: September 12, 2017, 04:07:10 PM »
TLN: 2. Travis Dermott

He's quite steady back there. I look forward to catching some Marlies games to see how our defense corps shapes up with Dermott at the helm (unless he makes the jump!).

Between him, Liljegren, Rosen, and Borgman, the Marlies defense will be extremely mobile (around Valiev, Nielson, LoVerde, Holl).

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #192 on: September 13, 2017, 12:09:59 PM »
TLN: 1. Timothy Liljegren

I made a concerted effort to learn how to spell his name partway through last season (around December). Paid off bigly.

You can really tell how surprised a team is to be picking a certain player by how butchered the player's name comes out at the podium.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #193 on: September 13, 2017, 12:24:58 PM »
TLN: 1. Timothy Liljegren

I made a concerted effort to learn how to spell his name partway through last season (around December). Paid off bigly.

You can really tell how surprised a team is to be picking a certain player by how butchered the player's name comes out at the podium.

I use the Dangle method:


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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #194 on: September 13, 2017, 12:34:24 PM »
I use the Dangle method:


I was pretty daunted when Urho Vaakanainen was on track to be picked around our spot.

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Re: Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« Reply #194 on: September 13, 2017, 12:34:24 PM »