Prospects Thread 2014-15

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Re: Prospects Thread 2014-15

Post by herb » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:44 pm

Apparently Virtanen, Subban and Lukas Jasek have been impressive. Reportedly, Jasek can flat out fly, is crafty and made some guys look silly defensively.

Virtanen got injured though? Hit in the face or something?

Boeser has a heavy shot. Are we noticing a trend yet?

According to Tyson Giuriato, Stewart has put on a ton of muscle and looks comfortable at forward.

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Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:47 pm

herb wrote:Apparently Virtanen, Subban and Lukas Jasek have been impressive. Reportedly, Jasek can flat out fly, is crafty and made some guys look silly defensively.

Virtanen got injured though? Hit in the face or something?

Boeser has a heavy shot. Are we noticing a trend yet?

According to Tyson Giuriato, Stewart has put on a ton of muscle and looks comfortable at forward.
Virtanen is ok, according to Virtanen. Who is Lukas Jasek.
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Post by herb » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:07 pm

2015 6th round pick. 17 y/o Czech kid.
A highly intelligent winger that has the ability to produce strong numbers due to his intense style of play. Tenacity and athleticism are well-represented by his slashing style of skating, cutting hard to the net and being able to hold onto the puck for that extra second. Creativity and offensive instincts are coveted assets that Jasek possesses; he exhibits exceptional vision and a sharp, accurate shot. He will need to get stronger to be able to adapt to the harsher physical conditions of the North American game. All-in-all, a speedy offensive predator that looks to impact all aspects of the game, creating energy in waves. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=213164

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Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:56 pm

I see he was drafted by the KHL last year. Any indication of where the Canucks want him to play next year?
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Post by bckev » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:19 pm

He will go into the chl draft next year. He only made into this draft by a couple of weeks, so he is real young.

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Post by bckev » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:57 pm

has anybody heard anything about how the prospects did with the grouse grind?

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Post by Strangelove » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:56 pm

bckev wrote:has anybody heard anything about how the prospects did with the grouse grind?
Apparently they all made it! :mrgreen:

They haven't released the times yet as far as I can see.

The air quality just happened to improve drastically yesterday.

I wonder if they would've gone ahead with it otherwise.

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Vancouver Canucks 2015 Young Stars Roster
DEFENCEMEN
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN BORN 2014.15 CLUB GP G A PTS PIM
54 Brisebois, Guillaume D 6’2” 175 St. Hilaire, QC Jul. 21, 1997 Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) 63 4 24 28 34
57 Cederholm, Anton D 6’2” 209 Helsingborg, SWE Feb. 21, 1995 Portland (WHL) 68 9 10 19 84
60 Hutton, Ben D 6’3” 200 Prescott, ON Apr. 20, 1993 U. of Maine (NCAA) 39 9 12 21 14
Utica (AHL) 4 1 0 1 2
61 McEneny, Evan D 6’3” 214 Hamilton, ON May 22, 1994 Kingston (OHL) 68 9 36 45 71
65 Neill, Carl D 6’3” 206 Blainville, QC Jul. 6, 1996 Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 63 14 26 40 77
64 Olson, Tate D 6’3” 174 Saskatoon, SK Mar. 21, 1997 Prince George (WHL) 68 5 19 24 69
59 Sautner, Ashton D 6’0” 192 Flaxcombe, SK May 27, 1994 Edmonton (WHL) 72 12 39 51 38
67 Subban, Jordan D 5’9” 178 Rexdale, ON Mar. 3, 1995 Belleville (OHL) 63 25 27 52 62
FORWARDS
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2014.15 CLUB GP G A PTS PIM
49 Abols, Rodrigo C 6’3” 179 Riga, LAT Jan. 5, 1996 Riga (KHL) 14 1 4 5 4
52 Cassels, Cole C 6’1” 184 Columbus, OH May 4, 1995 Oshawa (OHL) 54 30 51 81 100
45 Fox, Dane C 6’0” 185 Chatham, ON Oct. 13, 1993 Kalamazoo (ECHL) 70 30 15 45 110
68 Gardiner, Reid C 5’11” 187 Humboldt, SK Jan. 19, 1996 Prince Albert (WHL) 67 34 30 64 44
50 Gaunce, Brendan C 6’2” 205 Markham, ON Mar. 25, 1994 Utica (AHL) 74 11 18 29 31
62 Labate, Joe C 6’4” 210 Eagan, MN Apr. 16, 1993 U. of Wisconsin (NCAA) 35 6 12 18 46
Utica (AHL) 2 0 0 0 2
70 Martin, Jonathon RW 6’2” 212 Winnipeg, MB Aug. 23, 1995 Kootenay (WHL) 56 7 17 24 86
47 McCann, Jared C 6’0” 174 London, ON May 31, 1996 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 56 34 47 81 27
79 Pettit, Kyle C 6’3” 195 Komoka, ON Jan. 19, 1996 Erie (OHL) 60 16 11 27 10
48 Shinkaruk, Hunter LW 5’11” 179 Calgary, AB Oct. 13, 1994 Utica (AHL) 74 16 15 31 28
71 Stewart, Mackenze F 6’3” 216 Calgary, AB Aug. 10, 1995 Prince Albert (WHL) 66 5 6 11 114
77 Virtanen, Jake RW 6’1” 212 Abbotsford, BC Aug. 17, 1996 Calgary (WHL) 50 21 31 52 82
40 Zalewski, Mike LW 6’2” 205 New Hartford, NY Aug. 18, 1992 Utica (AHL) 55 3 9 12 18
80 Zhukenov, Dmitry C 5’11” 169 Omsk, RUS Mar. 24, 1997 Omskie (MHL) 35 3 16 19 42
GOALTENDERS
PLAYER HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2014.15 CLUB GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO AVG
75 Whistle, Jackson 6’1” 182 West Kelowna, BCJun. 9, 1995 Kelowna (WHL) 50 34 10 5 2962 126 4 2.55
76 Witt, Clay 6’2” 200 Brandon, FL Aug. 24, 1991 Northeastern (NCAA) 23 11 10 2 1401 66 1 2.83

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Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:31 pm

Interested to see how Gaunce and Shinkaruk do. Given they played in the AHL last year, they should be dominating this thing.

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Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:29 pm

Subban and Shinkaruk should be skating circles around the tourny's lesser-lights.

Curious to see if Gaunce has worked on his skating this summer, probably the biggest thing holding him back from eventual NHL employment.

Jensen certainly not expected to make the big club... but not invited to prospects camp.

Will Whistle earn a pro contract?

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Post by Horvat1C » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:34 pm

The way I see it, our top 9 forward pool is pretty good, with the potential lineup in 5-6 years being:

Baertschi - Horvat - Virtanen

Shinkaurik - McCann - Boeser

Gaunce - Cassels - Grenier

We don`t seem to have a high-quality skill player (Ehlers, for example) and I`m not sure Baertschi/Shinky are that high-end skill winger. Trading for one probably won`t work and I`m not sure we get a high enough pick to get one since we want to remain "competitive." Not to mention our need for at least one high-end D prospect. Our defense is our biggest concern still.

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Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:23 am

Horvat1C wrote:The way I see it, our top 9 forward pool is pretty good, with the potential lineup in 5-6 years being:

Baertschi - Horvat - Virtanen

Shinkaurik - McCann - Boeser

Gaunce - Cassels - Grenier

We don`t seem to have a high-quality skill player (Ehlers, for example) and I`m not sure Baertschi/Shinky are that high-end skill winger. Trading for one probably won`t work and I`m not sure we get a high enough pick to get one since we want to remain "competitive." Not to mention our need for at least one high-end D prospect. Our defense is our biggest concern still.
Yeah, all of those guys aren't going to make it . You may as well add in Willie's nephew Linden Vey, Dane Fox, Nicolas Jensen, Ludwig Blomstrand and Ronald's Kenins . Out of those fourteen guys you will be lucky to get five top nine forwards.
Horvat is a lock . Who will the other guys be ?
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Post by Lloyd Braun » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:42 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Out of those fourteen guys you will be lucky to get five top nine forwards.
Horvat is a lock . Who will the other guys be ?
My guess is six or seven, and I would see five as disappointing rather than lucky. Along with Horvat, I see Virtanen as a near-lock to be a serviceable third liner at minimum. With his package of speed, size, shot, and asshole factor, he'd have to have one hell of a rusty tool-box to fail despite all the tools. Along with those two, I think Baertschi, McCann, Boeser, Gaunce, and Cassels all have to be seen as better than 50/50 shots. Add in the chance of a surprise (and Shink isn't far from the 50/50 mark by my eye), and I can't see five as being a "lucky" result.

Regardless, five top nine forward spots is pretty damn good for a crew spanning only five drafts. However pessimistic we choose to be, it's still a deep pool. Any more than five would be an exceptionally deep group for that time-frame.

Now, if only the same could be said about the back-end...

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