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grahamgill31450 11-05-2012 05:02 PM

Which QMJHL team has surprised you?
 
Which QMJHL team has surprised you the most this season?

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (27 PTS) have come out of no where to challange for the lead in the west - a division most thought would be the most one sided.

The PEI Rocket (23 PTS) are second in the Maritimes after finishing dead last the year before.

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar (24 PTS). All they've done is win big, important games. The signing of Petr Straka has definatly helped.

Is there someone I'm missing?

WildcatMapleLeafs28 11-05-2012 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by grahamgill31450 (Post 55545459)
Which QMJHL team has surprised you the most this season?

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (27 PTS) have come out of no where to challange for the lead in the west - a division most thought would be the most one sided.

The PEI Rocket (23 PTS) are second in the Maritimes after finishing dead last the year before.

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar (24 PTS). All they've done is win big, important games. The signing of Petr Straka has definatly helped.

Is there someone I'm missing?

He was acquired from Rimouski for 3rd and 6th round picks.

WildcatMapleLeafs28 11-05-2012 05:07 PM

Rouyn-Noranda and PEI have impressed me the most in good ways. I think we'll begin to see PEI slow down though, they already kind of have. Gatineau has been another surprise too. Didn't think we'd see them near the bottom, even without Steeves.

IHaveNoCreativity 11-05-2012 06:02 PM

Why was Straka traded ?

Rouyn is the biggest surprise for me.

VanNistelrooy 11-05-2012 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity (Post 55546683)
Why was Straka traded ?

Rimouski already had 2 euros, are rebuilding.

I also vote for Rouyn.

IHaveNoCreativity 11-05-2012 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by VanNistelrooy (Post 55549621)
Rimouski already had 2 euros, are rebuilding.

I also vote for Rouyn.

So basically it was just because of their youth movement, isn't Straka an OA ?

Lucky Luke 11-05-2012 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by grahamgill31450 (Post 55545459)
Which QMJHL team has surprised you?

The Gatineau Olympiques, albeit not in a good way. :help:

WildcatMapleLeafs28 11-05-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity (Post 55550359)
So basically it was just because of their youth movement, isn't Straka an OA ?

Yes he 20 years old as well. Rimouski drafted 2 solid euros and already had 3 20's. I think he benefited from a change in scenery also, it was time to go somewhere else as his play was regressing or at a halt in Rimouski. He's been a solid addition to BC and didn't cost much in terms of assets.

IHaveNoCreativity 11-05-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by WildcatMapleLeafs28 (Post 55551081)
Yes he 20 years old as well. Rimouski drafted 2 solid euros and already had 3 20's. I think he benefited from a change in scenery also, it was time to go somewhere else as his play was regressing or at a halt in Rimouski. He's been a solid addition to BC and didn't cost much in terms of assets.

So that's why he didn't go pro ?

RJQuack 11-05-2012 11:48 PM

Bathurst. They were supposed to be holding the parade tomorrow but are a dismal 8-12 :)

Izzy 11-06-2012 10:37 AM

PEI... Who would have guessed they would have jumped up that far from last year.

WildcatMapleLeafs28 11-06-2012 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity (Post 55553855)
So that's why he didn't go pro ?

I don't think he had an option to go pro. He was drafted in 2010 by Columbus but his play seemed to come to a halt or regressed in Rimouski after scoring 64 points in his rookie campaigne. So Columbus didn't offer him a contract. During a "normal" season, he may have been offered an AHL contract or trryout but since it's so competitive because of the lockout , he wasn't.

WildcatMapleLeafs28 11-06-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by fst6 (Post 55561215)
PEI... Who would have guessed they would have jumped up that far from last year.

They had a dynamite start but their play is starting to slow down as of late. I wish them the best cause their fans certainly deserve it but I didn't think they'd be able to keep up at that pace.

IHaveNoCreativity 11-06-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by WildcatMapleLeafs28 (Post 55562391)
I don't think he had an option to go pro. He was drafted in 2010 by Columbus but his play seemed to come to a halt or regressed in Rimouski after scoring 64 points in his rookie campaigne. So Columbus didn't offer him a contract. During a "normal" season, he may have been offered an AHL contract or trryout but since it's so competitive because of the lockout , he wasn't.

Okay, makes sense, his game will improve more here, and it's good that he's getting the opportunity to lead a team.


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