Meds wrote:dbr wrote:That being said what I can't really recall is hearing of a prospect signed in the middle of a season like this. Given that USA Hockey just named their final WJC training camp roster and Cassels was not on it, one has to wonder whether this contract was seen as a vote of confidence and a bit of a consolation prize for the young player.
In that case what do the Canucks give Gaunce? A paid trip to Tahiti for Christmas?
I don't know what to make of Gaunce. So much was made about him initially, but his damn foot-speed is like ...what? Now he didn't make it onto the WJ team. Not a promising sign from one who was so highly touted a year ago or so. BUT, in spite of this kind of speculation, didn't Erie of the OHL seek him out in a trade just recently? What do they see that's not readily apparent to the unaware west coast arm chair speculator? `Southern Canuck' might have some insight to offer here since he's on top of the prospect scene more than most?