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Aceonfire* 10-01-2012 03:09 PM

Tyler Graovac, Ottawa 67s
 
This Minni prospect went from being 6'3 179lbs to 6'4 203lbs in a year.
As a center, that is a very good size. As of right now he has 4 goals in 4 games (hat trick).

He had 27 points in 52 games last year with a total of 8 goals. So in 4 games he is halfway to beating last years mark. He had 10 points in 18 games in the playoffs.

HF doesn't give much of a projection because a concussion limited him. Does anyone know anything about this kid? He seems to be a great depth pick. And if his offensive production increases would he be considered top 6 at any point?

keppel146 10-01-2012 03:17 PM

not top 6 imo. maybe a 3rd line center at best. we have good prospects coming up and graovac isnt even close to being a top prospect

McManked 10-01-2012 03:26 PM

Disagree with the above poster. I think it's Top 6 or bust for Graovac.

He would've been more successful with the 67s, but he has been stuck behind Martindale, Monahan, and Cazzola over the past few years.

Bure 10-01-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Manked (Post 54700257)
Disagree with the above poster. I think it's Top 6 or bust for Graovac.

He would've been more successful with the 67s, but he has been stuck behind Martindale, Monahan, and Cazzola over the past few years.

Doesn't have the skill set for top 6 IMO.

Rhino Reilly 10-01-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Manked (Post 54700257)
Disagree with the above poster. I think it's Top 6 or bust for Graovac.

He would've been more successful with the 67s, but he has been stuck behind Martindale, Monahan, and Cazzola over the past few years.

Agreed. He's got slick puck skills but he's been pretty inconsistant in his OHL career and prefers to play on the perimeter. He's a big guy, I'd really like to see him use his size better.

Nsjohnson 10-01-2012 06:49 PM

My attitude towards prospects who have not shown consistency in past years is caution. He has gotten bigger, and is larger than most in junior hockey so that helps him. If this kid can show consistency throughout the entire season, it might mean that he has grown as a player. Def a kid to watch.

Kekumba 10-01-2012 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manked (Post 54700257)
Disagree with the above poster. I think it's Top 6 or bust for Graovac.

He would've been more successful with the 67s, but he has been stuck behind Martindale, Monahan, and Cazzola over the past few years.

Agree on the top 6 part...but Cazzola was brought in because Graovac wasn't producing like they wanted him to. He was given the opportunity when it became available. It's all on himself.

Oddly, I still like his chances to put a nice season together.

Rhino Reilly 10-01-2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Kekumba (Post 54704651)
Agree on the top 6 part...but Cazzola was brought in because Graovac wasn't producing like they wanted him to, Martindale is a few years older and just straight up better, and Monahan's a wash obviously. He was given the opportunity when it became available. It's all on himself.

Oddly, I still like his chances to put a nice season together.

Agreed with the bolded. I thought Graovac was going to have a big year last year but I was really disappointed. When he's on you see just how much skill this kid has, which is why watching him play 75% of the time is just frustrating because you know he has more to offer then he's showing.

Kekumba 10-01-2012 07:21 PM

Now it looks weird because I edited the Martindale and Monahan points out because they made no sense.

Rhino Reilly 10-01-2012 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Kekumba (Post 54704771)
Now it looks weird because I edited the Martindale and Monahan points out because they made no sense.

I understood what you meant lol no worries. Monahan's arguably been better then Graovac since he was 16.

Lol 10-04-2012 08:38 AM

He did not suffer a concussion last year, he had mono. He tried to return to the lineup too soon and his conditions re-occured. Had a good start and finish last year. Top six foresure!

keppel146 10-04-2012 09:08 AM

still sticking with my first comment. i love the fact that he is putting up some goals, but i think he could be a good 3rd line guy. maybe a really good 3rd line center, who knows

Rhino Reilly 10-04-2012 09:41 AM

As someone who's watched him for over 2 seasons I really don't think he's gritty enough to play bottom 6. He's a pretty soft for a guy his size.

Billy Mays Here* 10-04-2012 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Lol (Post 54758261)
He did not suffer a concussion last year, he had mono. He tried to return to the lineup too soon and his conditions re-occured. Had a good start and finish last year. Top six foresure!

Nice username.

Doubt Graovac will ever find a spot on the Wild but it's nice to see him getting better.

Victorious Secret 10-04-2012 02:00 PM

Pretty good for a 7th round pick.

Rhino Reilly 10-04-2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Victorious Secret (Post 54764719)
Pretty good for a 7th round pick.

There's no disputing that.

rynryn 10-04-2012 07:51 PM

don't think he'd see time as a top six center with the Wild but if he continues to gain confidence along with weight he could be a long shot for a top six wing. Very, very long shot. Still hoping Nick Palmieri suddenly gets it, but not holding out much hope of that happening either. In any case, if he continues to show moderate offensive skill and steady growth we could flip him for something better than a 7th pick and we'd still be ahead.

Billy Mays Here* 10-04-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by rynryn (Post 54772397)
don't think he'd see time as a top six center with the Wild but if he continues to gain confidence along with weight he could be a long shot for a top six wing. Very, very long shot. Still hoping Nick Palmieri suddenly gets it, but not holding out much hope of that happening either. In any case, if he continues to show moderate offensive skill and steady growth we could flip him for something better than a 7th pick and we'd still be ahead.

Is Palmieri even eligible to play with the Aeros this year? I thought he was a RFA that we never re-signed.

Victorious Secret 10-04-2012 11:57 PM

Just signed an AHL deal.

Lol 10-05-2012 09:32 AM

rynryn. are you the GM for the Leafs!

Kenny 10-05-2012 03:28 PM

According to asdb Graovac was 194lbs last year. (They haven't updated him to the current season yet)

http://www.asdb.com/profile/tyler-graovac

ponder 10-27-2012 05:07 PM

Continuing to have a hell of a season, 14 goals and 20 points in 13 games. Before this kid had tiny flashes where he'd pull Spezza type moves, but was very inconsistent, he seems to be having a breakout year so far though. Hard kid to judge, not really sure what to think in terms of his NHL future, but he's not a grinder, he's a player who relies on high end talent with the puck.

rynryn 10-27-2012 06:08 PM

Very curious to see how he turns out, but we're going to be facing a logjam (hopefully) of top six players coming up if our current crop of AHLrs live up to expectation. Koivu, Parise, Granlund, Seto, Zucker, Coyle. Outside shot with Palmieri, Larsson, Phillips, Bulmer at least pushing for spots if not very seriously contending. That's assuming Heatley and Bouchard are out of the picture, too.

Jackson12 11-06-2012 06:27 PM

2 goals tonight vs kingston so far

Victorious Secret 11-06-2012 07:05 PM

Who are his linemates?


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