Prospects Thread 2011-12

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:16 pm

Nik Jensen may very well be the best forward prospect we've drafted in years. Management must be pleased to see this kid dominating right after his draft year.

Whats your take SC? I know you post the stats but I'm interested in your opinion on him and his development seeing as you follow all this so closely.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby UWSaint » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:Saturday Nov 12

Minnesota 4 Wisconsin 1
Matson 1 goal, 1 assist, +2
Labate 0 points, -1

Round 2 goes to Matson...

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I saw round 1. Labate drew a couple of penalties, one on a terrific one on one play. High hockey iq for his age, and a BIG player. Weakness to me seemed to be his skating, which appeared a little labored. A couple of times he missed a chance simply by not having his stick down. At any rate, he is on one of e Badgers top 2 lines and is going to get plenty of opportunities this year. I was pretty impressed and look forward to watching him play more.

Matson gave it his all in round 1, in a game where his top ranked team was a bit lethargic and probably surprised. The were several times where he tried to do too much and he never succeeded.... The Badgers have a pretty tough d corps to beat one on one, and Matson did not look like the guy to do it on Friday. I loved his effort, but I would be very surprised if he were to ever develop as an NHL regular.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:40 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:Nik Jensen may very well be the best forward prospect we've drafted in years. Management must be pleased to see this kid dominating right after his draft year.

Whats your take SC? I know you post the stats but I'm interested in your opinion on him and his development seeing as you follow all this so closely.


He looked raw in pre-season, but he had excellent skating and acceleration, good anticipation, and pretty soft hands. I expect him to have a stellar year in junior based on what I saw.

He didn't seem particularly "gritty", however he also didn't shy away from making plays around the net. If he can continue to build strength, he could definitely develop to be a top 6 scoring winger.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:38 pm

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Uncle dans leg wrote:Nik Jensen may very well be the best forward prospect we've drafted in years. Management must be pleased to see this kid dominating right after his draft year.

Whats your take SC? I know you post the stats but I'm interested in your opinion on him and his development seeing as you follow all this so closely.


He looked raw in pre-season, but he had excellent skating and acceleration, good anticipation, and pretty soft hands. I expect him to have a stellar year in junior based on what I saw.

He didn't seem particularly "gritty", however he also didn't shy away from making plays around the net. If he can continue to build strength, he could definitely develop to be a top 6 scoring winger.

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When you say raw do you mean lacking hockey sense but making up for it with skating and shooting skills? I missed the entire pre-season, draft, everything this off season mainly due to how pissed I was after the finals.

Jensen has NHL size right now at 18 so the player we see today will benefit greatly by his physical development in the next 2-3 years.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Potatoe1 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:52 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Southern_Canuck wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:Nik Jensen may very well be the best forward prospect we've drafted in years. Management must be pleased to see this kid dominating right after his draft year.

Whats your take SC? I know you post the stats but I'm interested in your opinion on him and his development seeing as you follow all this so closely.


He looked raw in pre-season, but he had excellent skating and acceleration, good anticipation, and pretty soft hands. I expect him to have a stellar year in junior based on what I saw.

He didn't seem particularly "gritty", however he also didn't shy away from making plays around the net. If he can continue to build strength, he could definitely develop to be a top 6 scoring winger.

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When you say raw do you mean lacking hockey sense but making up for it with skating and shooting skills.


I think he SC meant that he's 18 and thus raw by definition.

Anyway Jensen seems off to a solid start though he's really not lighting it up down there.

As far as his camp goes, i saw a kid with a lot of NHL upside, though not much in the way of star power. With his size and poise he can play on lines 1 through 3 which makes him a good bet to make the league in some capacity.

If the Canucks end up with a quality second line forward with the 29th pick, they can only consider that to be a major success.

Either way the Canucks will certainly want to maximize his ELC which means there is almost no chance we will see him before the 2013 season.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:58 pm

Yeah - raw and enthusiastic, but looking unsure of where to be in the defensive zone.

Speaking of Jensen...

Sunday Nov 13

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Belleville 2 Oshawa 1 (SO)
Jensen 1 goal, even (did not score on his shootout attempt)

Scored the tieing goal late in the 3rd to earn Oshawa a point.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:30 pm

He seems to be all over the stat sheet which appears to me to be lighting it pretty good IMHO.
Is he our top rated prospect at forward now that CoHo ha graduated?
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:03 pm

Wednesday Nov 16

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Kalamazoo 4 Trenton 3
Ellington 0 points, even
Anthony did not play

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:03 pm

Thursday Nov 17

OHL

Mississauga 0 Niagara 3
Friesen 1 goal, +1

Sudbury 3 Barrie 5
Corrado 0 points, even

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:04 pm

Friday Nov 18

AHL

Chicago 6 Milwaukee 3
Climie 31 saves on 34 shots

Haydar, (6) (Doell)
Connauton, (5) (Haydar, Baumgartner)
Longpre, (4) (Mancari)
Sweatt, (4) (Haydar, Mancari) (PP)
Duco, (3) (SH)
Mancari, (4) (EN)

ECHL

Kalamazoo 5 Elmira 3
Ellington 1 goal, even
Anthony did not play

NCAA

Harvard 3 Clarkson 2
McNally 1 assist, +1

Quinnipiac 1 Colgate 3
Price 1 assist, +2

Minnesota 3 St. Cloud State 4
Matson 0 points, even

Wisconsin 2 Colorado College 4
Labate 0 points, -2

QMJHL

Victoriaville 6 Acadie-Bathurst 4
Honzik 23 saves on 27 shots

Halifax 2 Drummondville 1
Hannay 0 points, even
Grenier 1 assist, even

OHL

Niagara 5 Kingston 0
Friesen 1 assist, +1

Mississauga 3 Sudbury 4
Corrado 0 points, even

Oshawa 2 Guelph 4
Jensen 1 goal, -2

WHL

Prince Albert 3 Edmonton 4
Tochkin 1 goal, even

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Rumsfeld » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:12 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:He seems to be all over the stat sheet which appears to me to be lighting it pretty good IMHO.
Is he our top rated prospect at forward now that CoHo ha graduated?


It's still very early but I would have to say yes, he is.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:27 pm

Saturday Nov 19

AHL

San Antonio 4 Chicago 3
Lack 22 saves on 26 shots

Bit of a slump for Lack?

Haydar, (7) (Connauton, Erixon) (PP)
Rodin, (2)
Duco, (4) (Haydar, Rodin) (PP)

ECHL

Kalamazoo 2 Elmira 3 (SO)
Ellington 0 points, even
Anthony did not play

NCAA

Princeton 1 Colgate 4
Price 0 points, -1

Harvard 3 St. Lawrence 4
McNally 1 goal, -1

St. Cloud State 0 Minnesota 2
Matson 0 points, even

Wisconsin 1 Colorado College 4
Labate 0 points, even

QMJHL

Victoriaville 3 Moncton 4
Honzik 32 saves on 36 shots (Whitney started the game but left after 26 seconds...?)

Halifax 1 Quebec 6
Hannay 0 points, -2
Grenier 1 goal, even

GP 19 G 8 A 12 P 20 PIM 8 +1

OHL

Kingston 6 Oshawa 5 (OT)
Jensen 1 goal, -2

GP 23 G 13 A 14 P 27 PIM 16 even

WHL

Prince Albert 1 Calgary 7
Tochkin 0 points, -2

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:00 pm

Sunday Nov 20

QMJHL

Victoriaville 6 PEI 4
Honzik did not play (Whitney 32 saves on 36 shots)

Halifax 2 Rimouski 1
Hannay 0 points, even
Grenier 0 points, -1

OHL

Niagara 2 Ottawa 5
Friesen 1 goal, 1 assist, -1

GP 18 G 8 A 13 P 21 PIM 29 +2

Brampton 3 Sudbury 0
Corrado 0 points, -1

Windsor 5 Oshawa 2
Jensen 0 points, -2

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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Fred » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:28 pm

I have to say I appreciate the stas you research, thks
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Re: Prospects Thread 2011-12

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:05 am

Wednesday Nov 24

AHL

Chicago 3 Texas 2
Climie 40 saves on 42 shots!

Polasek, (1) (Longpre)
Roussel, (1) (Clackson, Connauton)
Connauton, (6) (Mancari, Haydar) (PP)

ECHL

Kalamazoo 2 Cincinnati 5
Ellington 0 points, even
Anthony 1 assist, even

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