Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby $lacker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:33 am

BladesofSteel wrote:Such a deadly back-hand. It's been a long time since Vancouver drafted a forward with the kind of hands and finish that Hunter possesses.

Was thinking the same thing... great hands in tight as well.

Rummy is right, hopefully he fills out a little. He also won't get the kind of time and space he was getting in those highlights in the NHL. Good prospect for sure though.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby Rumsfeld » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Yeah, he is REALLY skinny, even for a Junior player.

So I don't follow Junior very closely but I've noticed that the hype around Gaunce has died down quite a bit. Everybody was creaming themselves over him after we drafted and for the following year, so I'm wondering... has he regressed in his development a bit? Or were the pimply-faced little twat-nozzles at HF just talking out their asses as usual?

I always saw him as a player with the potential to be a really solid third-line center but that's about it... I tend to be pretty level-headed about draftees and not assume every one of them is the second coming of Ryan Kesler, who had a very uncommon journey to becoming a top forward.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby Benjo » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:58 pm

Rumsfeld wrote: Or were the pimply-faced little twat-nozzles at HF just talking out their asses as usual?


Pretty much this. Pre-draft HF considered Shinkaruk to a combination of Patrick Kane hands with Parise work ethic, now that he's Canucks property he'll be lucky if he ever makes the NHL. Horvat went from being a sure thing future captain to "he's a good two way centre who won't put up too many points." Lastly Gaunce will never be more than a 3rd line centre.

Oh and HF also said Shinkaruk has questionable compete levels whereas TSN gave him an elite level compete level during the draft.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby Island Nucklehead » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:07 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:So I don't follow Junior very closely but I've noticed that the hype around Gaunce has died down quite a bit. Everybody was creaming themselves over him after we drafted and for the following year, so I'm wondering... has he regressed in his development a bit? Or were the pimply-faced little twat-nozzles at HF just talking out their asses as usual?

I always saw him as a player with the potential to be a really solid third-line center but that's about it... I tend to be pretty level-headed about draftees and not assume every one of them is the second coming of Ryan Kesler, who had a very uncommon journey to becoming a top forward.


I think most people still see him as a weak second, very strong 3rd line Centre. He's a bubble guy for the Canadian Junior team.

I'm not sure that people have sold him out, but the two guys we recently picked up are both more enticing prospects. Horvat can do everything better than Gaunce while being a similar style of player, and Shinkaruk is one of the best offensive talents in junior hockey.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby Jovocop » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:22 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Yeah, he is REALLY skinny, even for a Junior player.

So I don't follow Junior very closely but I've noticed that the hype around Gaunce has died down quite a bit. Everybody was creaming themselves over him after we drafted and for the following year, so I'm wondering... has he regressed in his development a bit? Or were the pimply-faced little twat-nozzles at HF just talking out their asses as usual?

I always saw him as a player with the potential to be a really solid third-line center but that's about it... I tend to be pretty level-headed about draftees and not assume every one of them is the second coming of Ryan Kesler, who had a very uncommon journey to becoming a top forward.


I believe that Horvat and Shinkaruk just took the spotlight from Gaunce rather than he regressed in his development.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby herb » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:15 pm

WTF? Gaunce just finished a great playoff run with Belleville where he scored 22 points in 17 games played, including 8 goals. He also just put up four points in two games at Canada’s most recent junior camp in Lake Placid.

If anything his stock has risen.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby Topper » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 pm

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I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: Canucks select Hunter Shinkaruk with the #24 pick.

Postby Tciso » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:50 am

herb wrote:WTF? Gaunce just finished a great playoff run with Belleville where he scored 22 points in 17 games played, including 8 goals. He also just put up four points in two games at Canada’s most recent junior camp in Lake Placid.

If anything his stock has risen.


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