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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #105 on: August 07, 2019, 08:30:55 AM »
19. Adam Brooks

This is one of those guys, like a lot of the current top end forward youngsters* on the Marlies, where they're either going to be traded for assets, or steeped in Marlies tea until their peak and get like 30 games filling in with the Leafs. I don't think we see Brooks with the Leafs this coming season, but is probably going to play whatever role Nic Petan ends up playing for us this season.

* Bracco, Marchment, Timashov
I think there are higher plans for Engvall if he can settle into the PK centre role.
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« Reply #106 on: August 08, 2019, 08:12:16 AM »
Speaking of...

18. Pierre Engvall

  • Big reach | 6'5" all day
  • Big shot | PP triggerman in Sweden
  • Long stride | very smooth, deceptively agile for for a big guy, legitimately fast
  • Mean | he isn't Mason Marchment level, but there's some Komarov/Muzzin bite
  • Defensively responsible

The only things lacking are experience in the role and faceoffs, both of which just take time. His ELC expires after this season, but unless he logs 70 NHL games, he is waiver exempt for 1 more season after this one. I think he gets extended for a 2 year league minimum one-way contract mid-season, something like 725k AAV. He'll get every opportunity to crack the bottom of the roster next training camp.
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« Reply #107 on: August 09, 2019, 08:48:34 AM »
17. Ian Scott

You can very clearly see where a switch was flipped in Scott, even just by reading his stat lines.
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« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2019, 08:37:12 AM »
16. Joseph Woll

Looks like the PP crew also voted in the goalies of the future as a pair.
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« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2019, 09:05:37 AM »
16. Joseph Woll

Looks like the PP crew also voted in the goalies of the future as a pair.

Oh good.  That worked out really well last time.

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« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
16. Joseph Woll

Looks like the PP crew also voted in the goalies of the future as a pair.

Oh good.  That worked out really well last time.

It's really nice when the one that got away is the one that is standing between you and round two every year.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2019, 11:31:07 AM »
16. Joseph Woll

Looks like the PP crew also voted in the goalies of the future as a pair.

Oh good.  That worked out really well last time.

It's really nice when the one that got away is the one that is standing between you and round two every year.
It was a moronic move at the time.
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« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2019, 09:49:16 AM »
15. Mac Hollowell

I like this one.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2019, 09:11:29 AM »
14. Ilya Mikheyev



and in case you missed it, Justin Bourne breaks down some video to identify why he thinks the Leafs targeted Mikheyev: he's always prodding for offensive openings.

It's thanks to one of the skills I really look for in players: their ability to hold the puck under pressure and escaping it. It's why I really like Nylander, and Tavares, and Matthews, and Marner, and Gardiner. The Leafs have dropped players that played hot potato with the puck and have loaded up on more players like this: Kerfoot, Barrie, Mikheyev, Muzzin (sort of).
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« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2019, 09:09:16 AM »
13. Nic Petan

I have decided that Nic Petan shall be my new Seth Griffith, but better. He looks absolutely misused in his post junior career.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2019, 09:57:42 AM »
13. Nic Petan

I have decided that Nic Petan shall be my new Seth Griffith, but better. He looks absolutely misused in his post junior career.

Think he plays more than 10 games as a Leaf this season?

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2019, 10:10:34 AM »
13. Nic Petan

I have decided that Nic Petan shall be my new Seth Griffith, but better. He looks absolutely misused in his post junior career.

Think he plays more than 10 games as a Leaf this season?

I can see a situation in which Petan - Kerfoot - Kapanen is a line for a bit because I don't think Moore is going to be able to keep up an entire season in the top 9, and Mikheyev will need some adjustment time. Sort of depends what Agostino/Shore are bringing to the table too. Pretty sure Babcock is going to hate Aberg.

What might be really interesting fun would be
Kerfoot - Tavares - Marner
Mikheyev - Matthews - Nylander
Johnsson - Petan - Kapanen
Moore - Shore - Spezza

He's got a 2 year deal which makes him easier to send down, but I can also see this being a hedge for backfilling the LW depth to open trading Hyman at the deadline.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #117 on: August 15, 2019, 11:52:30 AM »
I think it's more likely we see Petan on waivers than lining up at centre for us at any point this season. It was obviously a pretty tiny sample size in limited minutes but Petan never really stood out much when he did get in the line-up. I have higher expectations for Agostino and I don't even have him in my projected healthy line-up. We'll see what happens, should be a good battle at camp for those last few roster spots.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #118 on: August 15, 2019, 12:56:07 PM »
I think it's more likely we see Petan on waivers than lining up at centre for us at any point this season. It was obviously a pretty tiny sample size in limited minutes but Petan never really stood out much when he did get in the line-up. I have higher expectations for Agostino and I don't even have him in my projected healthy line-up. We'll see what happens, should be a good battle at camp for those last few roster spots.

I think you'll end up being right. I really would like to see Petan get some time with actual skill on his wings though. It's the same thing he ran into with Maurice in Winnipeg when he was mired on their 4th line grind unit with Stonehands McGee and Concrete Mitts.

Of the 4th line carousel of options, he and Spezza are the only ones that offer anything for the 2nd unit PP.

Tavares-Matthews-Nylander-Marner-Rielly
Mikheyev-Petan-Spezza-Johnsson-Barrie
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Moore - Kerfoot - Kapanen - Muzzin-Ceci to return to 5v5

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #119 on: August 16, 2019, 08:19:12 AM »
12. Jeremy Bracco

Marner-lite when drafted with an interesting skating quirk, and now a PP specialist whose path to the NHL is firmly blocked by Marner and Nylander. Unless our top-9 wings suddenly get really good at PK, there's no way Bracco gets into the 4th line either.
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