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Brad Ross
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:00:04 PM »
Another kid I wouldn't mind hearing about in more detail...

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 06:06:59 PM »
Another kid I wouldn't mind hearing about in more detail...

I can't believe he didn't make the WJC last year.
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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 06:10:37 PM »
We shouldn't get too excited about his stats as scoring isn't likely what he'll be doing in the NHL, but he just set career highs in goals and points, and will likely do the same for assists before the season is up. And that's with Portland losing two of their top players in Johansen and Niederreiter to their NHL clubs. So he's likely getting more of a chance to produce but he's also showing he wasn't just riding those twos coattails.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 06:12:16 PM »
Darcy Tucker 2.0?

He's not Jimmy Hayes?

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 09:27:45 AM »
He's signed an entry level deal with the Leafs, as per Kelly Friesen on twitter (don't know who that is, but Mirtle retweeted it so must be legit).

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 09:31:29 AM »
He's signed an entry level deal with the Leafs, as per Kelly Friesen on twitter (don't know who that is, but Mirtle retweeted it so must be legit).

Nice!  He's probably the prospect I've followed the most (albeit, mainly stat watching, reading reports, etc).

He sounds like a Tucker/Ott mix.  God knows we could use that type of player.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 03:35:54 PM »
Saw that in the papers, 3 year ELC.
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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 09:31:00 AM »
Dude had 4 goals the other night in a playoff game bringing him up to 7 goals (9 points) in 8 playoff games.

He finished the season with 42 goals, 40 assists and 163 PIM in 68 games.

Like CTB mentioned, his stats aren't really what we should be banking on as he will probably be more of a 2nd/3rd line tweener type of rugged forward.  Very Steve Ott, Darcy Tucker, poor mans Ladd (offensively anyways), type of player.

I think he's probably still another year away but I could see him and Biggs eventually making a nice duo on the 3rd line.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 09:48:23 AM »
I think he's probably still another year away but I could see him and Biggs eventually making a nice duo on the 3rd line.

Its funny (actually not funny but horridly frustrating when we have trouble being patient) how exactly the type of player Burke wants to add to this team he has drafted in spades the last few years.  Too bad these kids aren't going to be ready for the show next year or they would solve a lot of problems. 

Jamie Devane is another.. 4th line guy.

Burke has to find the guys to fill these roles while we wait for the kids.. 2-3 years.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 09:58:32 AM »
I think he's probably still another year away but I could see him and Biggs eventually making a nice duo on the 3rd line.

Its funny (actually not funny but horridly frustrating when we have trouble being patient) how exactly the type of player Burke wants to add to this team he has drafted in spades the last few years.  Too bad these kids aren't going to be ready for the show next year or they would solve a lot of problems. 

Jamie Devane is another.. 4th line guy.

Burke has to find the guys to fill these roles while we wait for the kids.. 2-3 years.

The only upside would be that if he can sign a few guys to 2 or 3 year deals to fill spots (and they don't bust like pretty much every UFA signing so far), that we can trade those guys at the deadline and potentially could have better players coming in to replace them internally.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 10:04:11 AM »
I think he's probably still another year away but I could see him and Biggs eventually making a nice duo on the 3rd line.

Its funny (actually not funny but horridly frustrating when we have trouble being patient) how exactly the type of player Burke wants to add to this team he has drafted in spades the last few years.  Too bad these kids aren't going to be ready for the show next year or they would solve a lot of problems. 

Jamie Devane is another.. 4th line guy.

Burke has to find the guys to fill these roles while we wait for the kids.. 2-3 years.

Easier said than done.  Not sure who can fill the spots for the next year or two.  Maybe guys like Frattin and Ashton sort of do?  Then We have options 2 years from now?  Mind you I don't think Ashton is ready at all.  Or maybe we take a step back from the expectations of Kulemin and put him on the 3rd line with a clearly defined role of checking-forward who can add some offense, and play against the other teams top lines?  Really, I think that's where he should be.  He was mis cast as an offensive scoring forward this year. 

I know this may take the thread in a different direction but a UFA forward who would be ideal is Chris Kelly.  Local kid, TONS of speed so he fits that style, he's fairly tough and aggressive given his size and style, a Cup winner, lots of experience, excellent defensive center who can score 15-20 and be a big cog on the PK.  I think he should be our #1 target this summer.  He's only 31, guys with his style can last for a while (ex. Pascal Dupuis, Steve Sullivan, John Madden, Kris Draper, all had - or are having- longggg careers, well into their 30's etc).

Kulemin-Kelly-? (maybe Frattin?)  has the makings of a solid 3rd line.  Ross can easily slide into the wing spot in a years time if he progresses as we hope in the A next season.
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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 11:32:08 AM »
I think he's probably still another year away but I could see him and Biggs eventually making a nice duo on the 3rd line.

Its funny (actually not funny but horridly frustrating when we have trouble being patient) how exactly the type of player Burke wants to add to this team he has drafted in spades the last few years.  Too bad these kids aren't going to be ready for the show next year or they would solve a lot of problems. 

Jamie Devane is another.. 4th line guy.

Burke has to find the guys to fill these roles while we wait for the kids.. 2-3 years.

Easier said than done.  Not sure who can fill the spots for the next year or two.  Maybe guys like Frattin and Ashton sort of do?  Then We have options 2 years from now?  Mind you I don't think Ashton is ready at all.  Or maybe we take a step back from the expectations of Kulemin and put him on the 3rd line with a clearly defined role of checking-forward who can add some offense, and play against the other teams top lines?  Really, I think that's where he should be.  He was mis cast as an offensive scoring forward this year. 

I know this may take the thread in a different direction but a UFA forward who would be ideal is Chris Kelly.  Local kid, TONS of speed so he fits that style, he's fairly tough and aggressive given his size and style, a Cup winner, lots of experience, excellent defensive center who can score 15-20 and be a big cog on the PK.  I think he should be our #1 target this summer.  He's only 31, guys with his style can last for a while (ex. Pascal Dupuis, Steve Sullivan, John Madden, Kris Draper, all had - or are having- longggg careers, well into their 30's etc).

Kulemin-Kelly-? (maybe Frattin?)  has the makings of a solid 3rd line.  Ross can easily slide into the wing spot in a years time if he progresses as we hope in the A next season.

Let's take the UFA stuff over to the Armchair thread.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 08:49:03 AM »
Brad Ross named player of the week, oh and led his team to the WHL Western Conf championship.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/junior/portland-winterhawks-forward-brad-ross-named-whls-player-of-the-week-149515945.html

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 09:35:50 AM »
I love this kid.

My favourite prospect :)

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2012, 02:13:54 PM »
Ross finished out the WHL playoffs with 12 goals and 22 points in 22 games.  The Winterhawks lost to the Oil Kings in the finals. 

Darned good run for him all season long and through to the 7th game of the finals.

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Re: Brad Ross
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2012, 02:13:54 PM »