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Shrimper 06-23-2012 09:31 AM

Teddy Blueger | Center | Shattuck St. Mary's | 2nd Round, 52nd overall
 

Blueger's on the right I believe;

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Originally Posted by TheHockeywriters
Lativia’s #21 Teodors (Teddy) Blugers is a potential latter round 2012 NHL entry draft pick. The centreman plays for Shattuck St. Mary’s, a high school in Minnesota, for which he has scored 33 points in 20 games so far this season.

The school has some obvious high-end alumni including Sidney Crosby,Zach Parise, Jack Johnson, Drew Stafford and Jonathan Toews.

He is a solid two-way player with a strong work ethic. I had the opportunity to talk with him after they lost 14-0 to Russia in round robin play at the 2012 World Junior Championship.

While he has just 1 assist in 4 games thus far at this year’s tournament, keep in mind just how difficult it is for a first year draft eligible prospect to make an impact at this level. Fellow Shattuck alumni Toews, for instance, had just 2 assists in 6 games in this first championship.

Also known as Ted Blueger




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2010-2011 SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS HIGH-MN 54 24 42 66 32
2010-2011 SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS PREP HIGH-MN 54 24 42 66 32
2011-2012 SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS HIGH-MN 51 24 64 88 63
2011-2012 SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS PREP HIGH-MN 51 24 64 88 63

WickedWrister 06-23-2012 09:33 AM

wut?

All I know is that he was drafted 39th in the 2011 KHL draft, and 52nd in the NHL

wej20 06-23-2012 09:36 AM

Lets hope he works out better than Michael Gergen.

deakka 06-23-2012 09:38 AM

44th place in PPG in the USHS, undersized - not impressed at all with player slike bozon still on the board... sigh

wej20 06-23-2012 09:42 AM

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Blueger born in Latvia, lived there until age 14, but speaks flawless English. Turns out he attended English-language school there.

Blueger's favorite player, and one he tried to pattern his game after, is Pavel Datsyuk.
From Dave Molinari's twitter. It seems like a reach but the scouts obviously felt he was going earlier than he's listed, He'll play at least 3 years of College so I don't think we should start hating on him until we've seen how he performs at that level.

Who wouldn't want to have the Latvian Pavel Datsyuk?

wej20 06-23-2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by deakka (Post 51369093)
44th place in PPG in the USHS, undersized - not impressed at all with player slike bozon still on the board... sigh

at 6'0 171 he's not undersized, he'll probably be 185 after a few years in college.

Sjb141 06-23-2012 09:49 AM

...if not bigger. Not at all undersized.

Burgs 06-23-2012 09:51 AM

Committed to Minnesota State (Mankato) for 2013-14. Not a top address but a solid WCHA team. Probably going to play for Sioux City in the USHL next season. Definitely a long-range prospect.

Was this a Grillo pick? Shattuck St. Mary's being in Minnesota and all.

wej20 06-23-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Burgs (Post 51371391)
Committed to Minnesota State (Mankato) for 2013-14. Not a top address but a solid WCHA team. Probably going to play for Sioux City in the USHL next season. Definitely a long-range prospect.

pity he's not going straight to NCAA.

Karnage420* 06-23-2012 10:08 AM

like this pick

Darth Vitale 06-23-2012 11:44 AM

This is one of those crap-shoot picks where the scouts obviously see something beyond the stats that they like. Not sure why they'd grab a guy like this in Rnd 2.
[edit - just saw the 3rd round goalie pick]

#66 06-23-2012 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by wej20 (Post 51369679)
From Dave Molinari's twitter. It seems like a reach but the scouts obviously felt he was going earlier than he's listed, He'll play at least 3 years of College so I don't think we should start hating on him until we've seen how he performs at that level.

Who wouldn't want to have the Latvian Pavel Datsyuk?

I know a dad that has a son on the Lafontaine Royals team that reced their SSM's game. You could see he likes Dats. He plays that "always 10' from the puck" kind of game. He looked kind of wirey to me but very involved. IMO he had a lot of Krejci's look to his game.

Burgs 06-23-2012 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by wej20 (Post 51371649)
pity he's not going straight to NCAA.

Fret not, it was a typo over at eliteprospects.com. Blueger is going to Minnesota State this fall. Sioux City held his USHL rights but the kid is bypassing them.

wej20 06-23-2012 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgs (Post 51392043)
Fret not, it was a typo over at eliteprospects.com. Blueger is going to Minnesota State this fall. Sioux City held his USHL rights but the kid is bypassing them.

Nice, I think he confirmed it on his interview on the Pens site. You would have no clue he's Latvian after hearing him speak.

Big McLargehuge 06-23-2012 02:45 PM

A Finn and a Latvian with back-to-back picks by the Penguins...I never thought I'd see the day.

wej20 06-23-2012 02:54 PM

Playing in North American so still not sexy enough picks :rant:.

Jesus Vitale 06-23-2012 02:56 PM

How's Blueger pronounced? Blue-ger? or some weird Latvian pronounciation?

Harv 06-23-2012 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CaseyPierroZabotel17 (Post 51402141)
How's Blueger pronounced? Blue-ger? or some weird Latvian pronounciation?

My guess is if he's going by Blueger then yes.

His real name is Teodors Blugers which is a traditional Latvian styled name.

wej20 06-23-2012 07:16 PM

Teddy B or T-Blue?

Mr. T 06-23-2012 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by wej20 (Post 51420215)
Teddy B or T-Blue?


clefty 06-23-2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgs (Post 51371391)
Committed to Minnesota State (Mankato) for 2013-14. Not a top address but a solid WCHA team. Probably going to play for Sioux City in the USHL next season. Definitely a long-range prospect.

Was this a Grillo pick? Shattuck St. Mary's being in Minnesota and all.

Chuck Grillo is not with the team anymore.

jmelm 06-23-2012 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by clefty (Post 51420503)
Chuck Grillo is not with the team anymore.


Dammit! That guarantees this is the worse pick in the history of the hole franchise then :sarcasm:






(seriously though, I'm a tiny bit bummed this doens't have some Grillo Genius in it)

Darth Vitale 06-23-2012 10:30 PM

This Teddy Beluga person is intriguing.

http://www.gambassa.com/gambassafile...awrence_v1.jpg


Nickname status: scored

smitty10 06-23-2012 10:40 PM

I thought he was picked quite early, but in limited viewings this season I think he'll be a good player. He's a bit undersized, but very fast with good hands and a good shot. He played well at the WJC (where I saw him) and will take on a larger role with the Latvian U20 team in the next two WJC and will also likely receive extra development time with the Latvian National Team. He should do well in NCAA with his speed, but will definitely need to bulk up in his time there if he wants to be a successful pro.

jmelm 06-23-2012 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 51429783)
I thought he was picked quite early, but in limited viewings this season I think he'll be a good player. He's a bit undersized, but very fast with good hands and a good shot. He played well at the WJC (where I saw him) and will take on a larger role with the Latvian U20 team in the next two WJC and will also likely receive extra development time with the Latvian National Team. He should do well in NCAA with his speed, but will definitely need to bulk up in his time there if he wants to be a successful pro.


Thanks for the great input!!


Now, after getting us all pumped, he'd better become the next Paul Stastny or we have to kill you ;)


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