Prospects Thread 2012-13

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:24 pm

Catching up in the NCAA:

Dec 28

Minnesota-Duluth 0 Maine 1
Hutton 0 points, even

Russia Red Stars 2 Yale 10
Beattie 0 points, even

Dec 29

Cornell 4 Maine 6
Hutton 1 assist, +2

Boston University 0 Denver 6
Myron 0 points, even

Dec 30

Yale 4 Holy Cross 5
Beattie did not play

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:37 pm

Catching up in the ECHL:

Dec 28

Fort Wayne 4 Kalamazoo 1
Anthony 0 points, -2
Mallet 0 points, even
Polasek 0 points, -1
Rai did not play

Dec 29

Kalamazoo 4 Toledo 3 (SO)
Anthony 1 assist, even
Mallet 1 goal (2nd), +1
Polasek 1 assist, +1
Rai did not play

Dec 31

Cincinnati 2 Kalamazoo 3
Anthony 0 points, even
Mallet 1 goal (3rd), even
Polasek 1 assist, even
Rai did not play

Rai was put on 21 day IR back on Nov 28, but I'm not sure what his status is currently.

Mallet with 3 goals in his last 4 games.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Catching up in the AHL:

Dec 27

Chicago 2 Rockford 3
Climie 36 saves on 39 shots

Ebbett, (5) (Kassian, Haydar) (PP)
Sterling, (9) (Kassian, Ebbett) (PP)

Dec 29

Abbotsford 3 Chicago 2
Climie 24 saves on 27 shots

Archibald, (6) (Kassian, Schroeder)
Miskovic, (2) (Schroeder, Hunt)

Dec 30

Abbotsford 2 Chicago 3
Cannata 14 saves on 16 shots

Ebbett, (6) (Hunt, Haydar) (PP)
Schroeder, (8) (Sterling, Miskovic)
Haydar, (4) (Kassian, Ebbett) (PP)

Jan 3

Chicago 3 Milwaukee 4
Climie 24 saves on 28 shots

Gordon, (6) (Sterling)
Schroeder, (9) (Tanev, Gordon) (PP)
Haydar, (5) (Ebbett, Miller)

Bad penalty killing, blown leads, indifferent starts - the Wolves have got it all!

Kassian was scratched for the Jan 3 game after skating in warmup - supposedly a minor injury.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:23 am

Friday Jan 4

ECHL

Toledo 2 Kalamazoo 0
Anthony 0 points, even
Mallet 0 points, even
Polasek 0 points, even
Rai did not play

NCAA

Sacred Heart 2 Colgate 6
Price 0 points, even

Yale 3 Boston College 3 (OT)
Beattie did not play

Mercyhurst 1 Maine 2
Hutton 0 points, even

Rensselaer 2 Boston University 3 (OT)
Myron 0 points, even

Wisconsin 5 Alaska Anchorage 3
Labate 1 goal (3rd), +2

QMJHL

Cape Breton 3 Acadie-Bathurst 5
Honzik 36 saves on 41 shots

OHL

Peterborough 3 Kitchener 4 (SO)
McEneny 2 assists, even

GP 35 G 3 A 14 P 17 PIM 16 -3

Brampton 3 Sudbury 4
Corrado 1 assist, even

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:41 am

3 goals for Labate?
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:01 am

RoyalDude wrote:3 goals for Labate?


I prefer to look at it as 3 goals in his last 4 games (GP 4 G 3 A 1 P 4)! --- the previous 12 games with zero goals was a pretty disappointing start to his sophomore season.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:21 pm

Saturday Jan 5

Big night for a few of the Canuck prospects!

AHL

Grand Rapids 4 Chicago 3 (SO)
Climie 21 saves on 24 shots

Kassian, (7) (Ebbett, Hunt) (PP)
Ebbett, (7) (Hunt, Sterling) (PP)
Matheson, (4) (Kassian, Joslin)

Shootout:
Sterling stopped by McCollum
Jurco stopped by Climie
Haydar shoots and scores
Smith loses control and gets a weak attempt, Climie with the save
Schroeder stopped
Nyquist - glove save Climie
Kassian stopped by McCollum's glove
Ferraro barely stopped by Climie
Ebbett missed the net
Tatar scores to extend the shootout
Davies saved by McCollum
Billins scores - Wolves lose.

They mentioned that the nagging injury Kassian has that kept him out of Thursday's game is a bad back... after seeing a chiropractor, he is back in the lineup tonight.

ECHL

Evansville 3 Kalamazoo 7
Anthony 1 assist, even
Mallet 1 goal (4th), 3 assists, +2 (selected 2nd star)
Polasek 0 points, even
Rai did not play

NCAA

Sacred Heart 0 Colgate 9
Price 1 assist, +5

Mercyhurst 5 Maine 2
Hutton 0 points, -1

Wisconsin 1 Alaska Anchorage 0
Labate 1 assist, +1

QMJHL

Cape Breton 0 Moncton 4
Honzik 23 saves on 27 saves, pulled in the 3rd at 4-0 (Trudeau 5 saves on 5 shots)

OHL

Kitchener 2 London 3
McEneny 0 points, +1

Sault Ste. Marie 2 Belleville 6
Gaunce 2 goals (14th, 15th), 2 assists, +3 (selected 1st star)

The deal for Graovac paying dividends right away as Graovac plays on a line with Gaunce and gets 1 goal and 3 assists (3rd star)...
67s deal Graovac to Bulls

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:55 pm

Boy, the Wolves just keep on winning, eh. Nice to see our two apparent top prospects in Chicago get some goals finally. Just maybe, Schroeder just might get into the Top 100 in scoring on the AHL scoring leaders list after tonight. Kassian has about 30 names to jump to get into that category.

Nice night for Gaunce. Still holding out hope that Gaunce, Jensen and Corrado may save the day for ol' Gillis there, there rest are complete shite. I mean, Rodin, what a superstar. Where is Mallet?
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:04 am

RoyalDude wrote:Boy, the Wolves just keep on winning, eh. Nice to see our two apparent top prospects in Chicago get some goals finally. Just maybe, Schroeder just might get into the Top 100 in scoring on the AHL scoring leaders list after tonight. Kassian has about 30 names to jump to get into that category.

Nice night for Gaunce. Still holding out hope that Gaunce, Jensen and Corrado may save the day for ol' Gillis there, there rest are complete shite. I mean, Rodin, what a superstar. Where is Mallet?


Mallet? 4 goals and 3 assists in last 6 ECHL games.
Gaunce? 6 goals and 6 assists in his last 7 games.
Schroeder? 2 goals, 2 assists in his last 4 games. (they changed Schroeder's goal to Matheson from last night's game, or he'd have another)
Kassian? 1 goal, 5 assists in his last 4 games.

Things are looking up.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:34 pm

Sunday Jan 6

AHL

Oklahoma City 3 Chicago 6
Climie 43 saves on 46 shots

Gordon, (7) (Sterling)
Joslin, (1) (Matheson, Friesen)
Hunt, (2) (Haydar, Sterling) (PP)
Sterling, (10) (Haydar)
Joslin, (2)
Gordon, (8) (EN/SH)

I feel sorry for Chicago fans that bought a ticket to see Justin Schultz, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins --- not in the lineup --- and they also won't see Chris Tanev, Zack Kassian, Jordan Schroeder, or Andrew Ebbett.

Connauton, Rodin, Sweatt, Gordon, Desbiens, Archibald, Friesen, S. Schneider, Joslin, and Andersson still in the lineup. Don't know about Sauve, Pinizzotto (injured), Mullen (injured), or Lack (injured).

OHL

Sudbury 5 Mississauga 4
Corrado 1 goal (6th), +2

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Potatoe1 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:46 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Boy, the Wolves just keep on winning, eh. Nice to see our two apparent top prospects in Chicago get some goals finally. Just maybe, Schroeder just might get into the Top 100 in scoring on the AHL scoring leaders list after tonight. Kassian has about 30 names to jump to get into that category.


Kassian has 20 points in 28 games.

His total body of work at the AHL level is 22-24-46 in 58 games. Very solid production for a guy projected as a second liner with size and toughness and not a first line scorer.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:39 pm

Listen Potluck, I like Kassian but I had expected him to be in the top 50 in scoring in the AHL and not on the outside of 100 looking in.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Tanti09 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:42 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Listen Potluck, I like Kassian but I had expected him to be in the top 50 in scoring in the AHL and not on the outside of 100 looking in.


This, I agree with, however, I think it's a combination of not having line mates who work well with him and a coaching system which doesn't lend itself to Kassian's strengths. I don't consider 20 points in 28 games to be a failure. Disappointing - yeah.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:50 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Listen Potluck, I like Kassian but I had expected him to be in the top 50 in scoring in the AHL and not on the outside of 100 looking in.


Having watched him a lot this season, there are two "flaws" I see with Kassian that hopefully he will work to change:

1) He doesn't seem driven. He seems to take a carefree attitude towards his job, whereas I would like to see him bear down and take advantage of his size and strength to dominate and embarrass weaker opponents... and enjoy it.
2) He seems to abandon physical play to try to make fancy passes - reminds me a lot of Bertuzzi. I believe he needs to continue to deliver the physical play - hits on the forecheck, fights to protect linemates, and standing in front of the net (of which, to be fair, he has done a decent job)

I think the best thing for Kassian would be to fall into a designated physical/playmaking role on a line like what happened to Clark Gillies playing with Trottier and Bossy --- I think if the role is obvious and successful, he will take to it and excel.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Benjo » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:33 am

Looks like the same coach that cut Corrado from the WJC just traded for him, he'll be joining McEneny and the Kitchener Rangers.
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