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Re: Rookie Tournament
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2019, 08:38:52 PM »

Brazeau can really shoot. For a big guy, he moves very ‘quietly’ on the ice and is always hovering between the dots drifting into passing lanes (a la Matthews).

Korshkov doesn’t have the traditional playmaker build but really uses his reach to swing pucks into the right places.

Robertson is as advertised. Like Johnsson but... more.

I’ve liked what I’ve seen of Colt Conrad so far and I’m interested to see how he fares on the Marlies.

I wasn’t sure how the defense would fare today with what looks to be the B/Cs other than Duszak, but it didn’t seem to affect them.

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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2019, 03:08:33 PM »
Nice to see so many intriguing prospects, Kivihalme seems very good, Duzak may get to the bigs at some point, Brazeau and Elynuik are big guys with talent.   Robertson is going to be top 6 in two to three years for sure.

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Re: Rookie Tournament
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2019, 06:06:30 PM »

Leafs site doesn’t seem to have the stream but the Red Wings site does.

Never mind
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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2019, 06:25:19 PM »
SDA ties the game picking a corner.
Taro Hirose restores the lead.
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2019, 06:31:01 PM »
Teemu Kivihalme strips Seider (?) off the rush and takes it end to end for the tie game.

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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2019, 06:35:05 PM »
Robertson on 4-3 PP is a menace. Kivihalme is too good for this tournament.

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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2019, 06:38:01 PM »
Robertson with another goal (late PP) at the first period buzzer. 4 goals in his three games at this tourney.

After one period of play: Robertson, Conrad, Elyunik, Kivihalme, Hollowell working well

Seider for the Red Wings has been really good as well, but his undisciplined behaviour away from the play has cost them the lead going into the second.
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« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2019, 06:54:30 PM »
For such a weak prospect pool with a lot of low picks these past three seasons (zero 1st rd picks at this tourney), most of whom have only played 1 AHL season, the Leafs are more than holding their own.

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« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2019, 07:00:16 PM »
Kivihalme extends the lead off a tip off a Red Wing.
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« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2019, 07:03:25 PM »
Toronto’s been getting a lot of sticks on passes and forcing turnovers in transition all game and forcing the play into the OZ. SDA is playing some PK and his quick hands are holding him in good stead.

Red wings trying to get under the Leafs’ skins but they’re just laughing and working. Red Wing commentators doing their best to keep their spirits up. They’re short handed on the backend after losing one of their top D to a presumed concussion (he tried to stand up Estephan at his own blue line but got blown up).
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« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2019, 07:22:53 PM »
The Red Wings play-by-play guy is getting wrecked by Semon Der-Arguchinsik.

The Wings battle back to close the period tying the game.
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« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2019, 07:51:18 PM »
Filip Kral nearly broke the tie with his own end to end rush but found crossbar.

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« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2019, 08:09:22 PM »
Leafs down one with 5 min to go. Goaltender Romeo is putting on a good show to counter what the Leafs are throwing at the net.

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Re: Rookie Tournament
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2019, 08:11:33 PM »
thanks Herman for all the commentary. Looks like Kivihalme is the real deal???
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Re: Rookie Tournament
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2019, 08:35:58 PM »
For such a weak prospect pool with a lot of low picks these past three seasons (zero 1st rd picks at this tourney), most of whom have only played 1 AHL season, the Leafs are more than holding their own.

Usually the "worse" teams in these tournaments (or the ones with the least flashy prospects) are also the oldest which makes a pretty big difference. Like you said a guy like Kivihalme really has no business playing here. I mean he's 24 years old! Same with Korshkov, he has 5 years of professional hockey under his belt. It's going to benefit them for training camp to get adjusted to the team/system a little more but it sort of goes against the spirit of having a "prospects" tournament.

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