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Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Reply #210 on: November 15, 2018, 10:13:45 AM »
So does this make him a legit goaltending prospect for us? I mean, good numbers are obviously good, but is there anything else we can analyze?

So I know next to nothing about the player or the team other than what I'm googling right now. I rememeber he's 6'3" the whole game, but with the same wingspan as 6'7" defense prospect Eemeli Rasanen.

His draft year boxcar numbers were bordering on poop emoji status due to his team's general ineptitude. I'm not sure what changed specifically for him this past season, other than Scott spending time with the Marlies dev team for the duration of the Calder Cup run.

For the Prince Albert Raiders, they picked up Brett Leason (undrafted, 19 yr old C/RW) partway through last season, and for some reason he has exploded on offense this season. Yeah he's a big dude (6'4, 200+ lbs) but he was big last year too. He has literally bombed past his previous two seasons' point totals in less than 1/3 of the games played at an over 2 pts per game rate.  The Raiders don't really have high end forwards to play off of either, so he's doing this largely on his own and drawing attention from Team Canada for the World Juniors. 2019 will be his final kick at getting drafted.

Will both these performances last the duration of the season? Unlikely. Is it fun? Yes.
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« Reply #211 on: November 16, 2018, 10:44:42 PM »
Okay this is getting ridiculous (and wonderful)

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« Reply #212 on: November 17, 2018, 07:06:12 PM »
Okay this is getting ridiculous (and wonderful)

And I thought he was trying to pass it to Marner ;)
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« Reply #213 on: November 18, 2018, 12:21:12 AM »
Ian Scott started again today (B2B) and pitched his fourth shutout of the season.
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« Reply #214 on: November 19, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »
https://theathletic.com/651871/2018/11/15/wheeler-the-complete-maple-leafs-prospect-rankings-november-2018-edition/

It's a lot of work to stay abreast of what's going on in the pipeline; most people don't care unless the NHL team is struggling/rebuilding (people are clamoring for Detroit prospect coverage).

Prospects I think are NHL ready today:
Sandin - he's very Dermotty, but far less risky; he's just smart, smart, smart about his positioning, angles, and reading of the game. Modern defensive defenseman. Just needs work on adding speed and it wouldn't hurt to get stronger.

Marchment - not a prospect in terms of age, but he has blossomed under the dev team and Marlies coaching staff. He adds an element that the Leafs do not have (he's a poop disturber in a power forward build) and would be slotting in at a low-leverage position.

Moore - not a prospect in terms of age, but other than his AHL scoring levels, I still maintain he's a left shot Connor Brown with far better wheels. He's an auto zone exit, entry, and a puck hound in the slot.

Prospects who I think are a year away:
Liljegren - still needs work to improve the range on some of his very good tools and playing dependably on a consistent basis. Best stretch passer in the system outside of Gardiner, and possibly already better (hard to tell with the different level of recipients).

Grundstrom - sounds like he's been working on his passing, which would make him a less simplistic attacker.

Engvall - He played shutdown minutes with Gauthier for the Marlies on their stretch drive last season, and offers that deployment some semblance of offense. He's deceptively fast for 6'4" and the additional reach just makes him all the faster on pucks.

Prospects I am very intrigued by:
Ian Scott - as you can see in the previous posts, Ian Scott found something during his time with the Marlies and it has translated to a more patient and positionally sound goaltender, basically stonewalling the WHL.

Sean Durzi - I think he's going to be a very fun add to the Marlies after the OHL playoffs are done, if the Marlies make it that far that is.

Mac Hollowell - He's too fast (of feet and mind) for the OHL; with the loss of Sandin and Timmins in the Soo, he now gets top offensive opportunities to round out his repertoire.

Pontus Holmberg - Wheeler pays some special attention to Holmberg; he appears to be of a similar mold as Johnsson, Brown, Moore, etc. Smart speed/space management.

Prospects I think we should have traded already:
Nielsen
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« Reply #215 on: November 23, 2018, 11:11:14 PM »
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« Reply #216 on: November 29, 2018, 10:51:48 PM »
What the heck, Ian Scott.

Scott made 31 saves en route to a 6-3 victory to extend their winning streak to 18 games, and a 25-1 team record (Scott is 21-1).

Brett Leason meanwhile stretched his point streak to 26 games with 3 assists.
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« Reply #217 on: December 02, 2018, 07:33:23 AM »
Marlies won 7-4 yesterday

Sandin really impressed me, that guy looks poised beyond his years. I think he'll be better than Lilegejren. Speaking of the Lilly-pad he got hurt in the first when falling awkwardly, he tried coming back in the 2nd to play but didn't take a regular shift and then didn't play the rest of the way

Bracco had 2 goals, looked pretty good. Also was impressed by Engvall and Grundstrom.

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« Reply #218 on: December 02, 2018, 03:12:38 PM »
Marlies won 7-4 yesterday

Sandin really impressed me, that guy looks poised beyond his years. I think he'll be better than Lilegejren. Speaking of the Lilly-pad he got hurt in the first when falling awkwardly, he tried coming back in the 2nd to play but didn't take a regular shift and then didn't play the rest of the way

Bracco had 2 goals, looked pretty good. Also was impressed by Engvall and Grundstrom.
Does Sandin look like he could make the jump next year? Is he playing sheltered minutes down there?

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« Reply #219 on: December 02, 2018, 03:42:21 PM »
Marlies won 7-4 yesterday

Sandin really impressed me, that guy looks poised beyond his years. I think he'll be better than Lilegejren. Speaking of the Lilly-pad he got hurt in the first when falling awkwardly, he tried coming back in the 2nd to play but didn't take a regular shift and then didn't play the rest of the way

Bracco had 2 goals, looked pretty good. Also was impressed by Engvall and Grundstrom.
Does Sandin look like he could make the jump next year? Is he playing sheltered minutes down there?
I'm not sure if I could break down sheltered minutes for the game, I mean he was out there as often as any other dman yesterday from what I could tell so I'm sure he could probably play sheltered NHL minutes next season on your 3rd pair. He just looks so calm and confident with the puck. I think he's another Dermott

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« Reply #220 on: December 02, 2018, 05:18:54 PM »
Does Sandin look like he could make the jump next year? Is he playing sheltered minutes down there?

I have to think that Sandin's development will mostly follow the young guys who were before him, which is limited/sheltered minutes in season 1 and then starting season 2 in a more top line/pairing role and going from there. Johnsson, Dermott, Kapanen, and Liljegren all mostly went through that same process.

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« Reply #221 on: December 02, 2018, 05:52:47 PM »
Does Sandin look like he could make the jump next year? Is he playing sheltered minutes down there?

I have to think that Sandin's development will mostly follow the young guys who were before him, which is limited/sheltered minutes in season 1 and then starting season 2 in a more top line/pairing role and going from there. Johnsson, Dermott, Kapanen, and Liljegren all mostly went through that same process.
I've heard more glowing reports about Sandin already in his first season than Liljegren though. Could be Sandin was better adjusted to playing on the smaller ice with his time in the OHL vs Liljegren playing in Sweden previously. I think he's already ahead of Timothy

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« Reply #222 on: December 02, 2018, 06:37:25 PM »
Does Sandin look like he could make the jump next year? Is he playing sheltered minutes down there?

I have to think that Sandin's development will mostly follow the young guys who were before him, which is limited/sheltered minutes in season 1 and then starting season 2 in a more top line/pairing role and going from there. Johnsson, Dermott, Kapanen, and Liljegren all mostly went through that same process.
I've heard more glowing reports about Sandin already in his first season than Liljegren though. Could be Sandin was better adjusted to playing on the smaller ice with his time in the OHL vs Liljegren playing in Sweden previously. I think he's already ahead of Timothy
In all the Sandin clips I have seen, he has extreme poise with the puck, knows how to turn away from the offence with a deft move or turn and then proceeds to carry the puck to a place where it makes sense to pass it, in other words on his time. I think he is going to make Lilypad look very green for a long time.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Reply #223 on: December 02, 2018, 07:24:29 PM »
Marlies won 7-4 yesterday

Sandin really impressed me, that guy looks poised beyond his years. I think he'll be better than Lilegejren. Speaking of the Lilly-pad he got hurt in the first when falling awkwardly, he tried coming back in the 2nd to play but didn't take a regular shift and then didn't play the rest of the way

Bracco had 2 goals, looked pretty good. Also was impressed by Engvall and Grundstrom.
Does Sandin look like he could make the jump next year? Is he playing sheltered minutes down there?
I'm not sure if I could break down sheltered minutes for the game, I mean he was out there as often as any other dman yesterday from what I could tell so I'm sure he could probably play sheltered NHL minutes next season on your 3rd pair. He just looks so calm and confident with the puck. I think he's another Dermott
Thx Zee...He def sounds promising.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« Reply #224 on: December 02, 2018, 07:36:22 PM »
Ian Scott is up to 22-1 on the year. That’s like Laine goals and assists.
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