Prospects Thread 2012-13

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Lancer » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:41 pm

black ace wrote:Jensen played his last game in Europe today and is on his way to join the Wolves for the rest of the season.


How many want to bet he sees NHL action before the season is through? Personally, don't want to rush him but Gillis and crew seem to have a hard-on for the kid. Depending on how he pans out in Chi-town it could give Gillis options come the deadline if he's no worse than Weise or Kassian out there.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Potatoe1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:46 pm

Lancer wrote:
black ace wrote:Jensen played his last game in Europe today and is on his way to join the Wolves for the rest of the season.


How many want to bet he sees NHL action before the season is through? Personally, don't want to rush him but Gillis and crew seem to have a hard-on for the kid. Depending on how he pans out in Chi-town it could give Gillis options come the deadline if he's no worse than Weise or Kassian out there.


They may want to take a look, but I hardly doubt we see him in any type of regular role.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Tanti09 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:30 am

Potatoe1 wrote:
Lancer wrote:
black ace wrote:Jensen played his last game in Europe today and is on his way to join the Wolves for the rest of the season.


How many want to bet he sees NHL action before the season is through? Personally, don't want to rush him but Gillis and crew seem to have a hard-on for the kid. Depending on how he pans out in Chi-town it could give Gillis options come the deadline if he's no worse than Weise or Kassian out there.


They may want to take a look, but I hardly doubt we see him in any type of regular role.


An injury to any one of our wingers and it's a good bet we see him up here.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Nuckertuzzi » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:02 am

Prospects are great because they give us hope for the future but the big downside is you have to live with their mistakes for many years as they learn the game. You can only have so many in your lineup, especially for a team serious about winning it all. As Kassian and Schroeder continue with their development they make a lot of costly mistakes and that's reflective in the team's overall performance to date. That's the risk you take but with the salary situation it's a necessary risk so I'm alright with their 'hopefully' short term growing pains. So right now for me two in the lineup is about as high of a risk as I'm willing to take. Three or four and that could seriously alter the team's chemistry. We don't have time for that kind of an experiment right now.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:23 am

^^^It'll be great to see how Jensen does back in North America one year later... last season he joined the Chicago Wolves, and produced 4 goals in 6 games, then added 2 goals in 2 games in the playoffs before being injured - he just turns 20 today.

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby CFP! » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:29 pm

Getting excited with Jensen coming over. Some of those snipes with AIK were a pure sniper. I saw a stat the other day he is in good company with his goal production in the SEL, nevermind by a rookie. Something like top 20 in goal production all-time as a first year player in the SEL. Regardless, with Gaunce continuing his production and growth it would be amazing if we had a couple of ELC's playing FT on the roster next yr.

Corrado should move to the Wolves, along with Price next year. Would love to see where McNally shakes out.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby sagebrush » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:57 pm

We hope to get him to Chicago

The Canucks need permission from Oshawa because they hold Jensen’s Canadian major junior hockey rights.

The Canucks, by re-assigning Jensen to the Wolves, will ensure his contract will “slide” for another year. This means his three-year entry-level contract will not kick in until the 2013-14 season unless he plays in more than five games (usually ten, but reduced to 5 games in shortened season) for the Canucks this year.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:20 am

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Moncton 3 Cape Breton 4 (OT)
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5 games left in the season, Cape Breton is in dead last (18th) and cannot make the playoffs (16th place Saint John has 45 points to Cape Breton's 34) --- I wonder if the Canucks will offer Honzik a contract or not?

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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:10 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:I wonder if the Canucks will offer Honzik a contract or not?


The should, he has Patrick Roy like stats for his last year of junior. :mrgreen:

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Season            Lge    GP    A    PIM    Min    GA    EN    SO    GAA    W    L    T    Svs    Pct    
Roy
1984-85       QMJHL    44    2    74    2463    228    3    0    5.55    16    25    1    

Honzik
2012-13        QMJHL    30    0    0    1457    102    6    1    4.20   4    21    1    732    0.878


He can have Prab Rai's contract.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:45 pm

Still wanted Anthony Camara with that pick.... :mad:
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:11 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Still wanted Anthony Camara with that pick.... :mad:


The Bruins are the masters at finding gems post 1st round, ie Lucic, Bergeron, Krejci, Marchand and now this Camara. Ain't no excuses for Gillis lame-ass drafting, you do your homework you can find a lot of gems after the 1st round, i.e. Edler, Hansen, Bieksa, Raymond
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby sagebrush » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:25 pm

HF ranking of Canuck prospects - for your review. :wink:

Name : 2013 rank : 2012 rank
Jensen : 1 : 1
Lack : 2 : 3
Schroeder : 3 : 4
Gaunce : 4 : 5
Corrado : 5 : 11
Connauton : 6 : 8
Rodin : 7 : 7
Grenier : 8 : 9
McNally : 9 : 10
Mallet : 10 : 12
Kassian & Tanev graduated.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/85915/nicklas-jensen-keeps-top-spot-in-vancouver-canucks-mid-season-top-20/#more-85915
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:32 pm

Rodin is undeserving of that ranking. With Suave's play of late he should be in his spot instead.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Rumsfeld » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:37 pm

Jensen, Lack, Gaunce and Corrado look very much like the real deal.

The jury is still out on Schroeder. I don't think he'll fit in on this team but he has NHL potential.

Connauton has big-league offensive skills but can't play D. I don't see him making the bigs either, at least not on a team whose coach values defense like ours does.

The rest are most likely AHL cannon-fodder.
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Re: Prospects Thread 2012-13

Postby Aaronp18 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Rodin is undeserving of that ranking. With Suave's play of late he should be in his spot instead.


You mean his play after he was demoted to the ECHL?

But Rodin is still in the AHL.

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