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Re: Marlies sign 21-year old Justin Brazeau
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2019, 02:40:38 PM »
https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/prospect-need-to-know-thomsons-call-and-wjss-reports

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TOR: Growing up in Northern Ontario, Justin Brazeau never took power skating lessons. The free agent signing has been working with Leafs guru Barb Underhill this summer and the team is over the moon with Brazeau’s progress. He’s a massive sniper, so this is an exciting development.

It's not surprising since it's possibly the biggest reason he signed here, but good to see that he's taking advantage of the resources now at his disposal.

I'm really hoping the fact that he has so much raw talent/tools that we can really mould him into something special.
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Re: Marlies sign 21-year old Justin Brazeau
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2019, 05:34:55 PM »
https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/prospect-need-to-know-thomsons-call-and-wjss-reports

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TOR: Growing up in Northern Ontario, Justin Brazeau never took power skating lessons. The free agent signing has been working with Leafs guru Barb Underhill this summer and the team is over the moon with Brazeau’s progress. He’s a massive sniper, so this is an exciting development.

It's not surprising since it's possibly the biggest reason he signed here, but good to see that he's taking advantage of the resources now at his disposal.

I'm really hoping the fact that he has so much raw talent/tools that we can really mould him into something special.
If Barb can reve up his RPM even a few degrees that would be very helpful.  Outside of scoring this past year like a beast, the thing that gives me most hope is he is a scratch golfer and by all accounts a very good basketball player, both sports require a fantastic hand to eye co-ordination as well as great body movements. He has become my new favourite pet project now that the Goat will go back to the farm, or the Canadians.
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Re: Marlies sign 21-year old Justin Brazeau
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2020, 03:47:13 PM »
https://www.nlgrowlers.com/en/news/brazeau-proving-he-was-worth-the-gamble

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The big winger has a true power forward frame to go along with elite hands that would rival any small sniper, but Brazeau heard time and time again that the knock against him is that he can’t skate, which is one reason that led him to the Maple Leafs organization. The Maple Leafs are committed to seeing what Brazeau can offer, so much so that he has been spending his summers with former Olympian and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame member Barb Underhill, who is a member of Toronto’s staff as a skating consultant.

“The way the Leafs laid out a plan for me, and their whole organizational plans from top to bottom going forward, it was clear for me that it made the most sense to sign here”, explained Brazeau. “The thing that stuck out the most to me was their commitment to me as far as having me going to Toronto in the summer to skate and train with them, and then being with Barb all the time – it just made the most sense”.

“Especially when I first started in the OHL, it (skating) just wasn’t there”, Brazeau said. “It’s still not where I want it to be, but it has improved a lot and Barb is a big part of that”.
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Re: Marlies sign 21-year old Justin Brazeau
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2020, 05:04:20 PM »
Hope the kid works out. He's certainly big enough.

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Re: Marlies sign 21-year old Justin Brazeau
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2020, 10:38:02 AM »
Hope the kid works out. He's certainly big enough.
Nice he is only 21 and getting pro experience and working with Barb. If he can get his skating speed up, then the next step is to the Marlies.
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