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Brock 01-13-2013 10:38 AM

OHL Overagers Worth Signing
 
My 5th annual Overagers worth signing to NHL deals top 10.

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2013...h-signing.html

The last four years, number one has signed an NHL deal. This year, I'm not sure the talent level is quite as high (which I think I tried to explain a reason for in my article). This year's number one is Colts' captain Ryan O'Connor.

Thoughts/comments?

JL17 01-13-2013 10:41 AM

Surprised no mention of Tommy Hughes... He's almost a clone of Marc Methot. Minus the fighting ability.

djscooter 01-13-2013 01:31 PM

Can't help but feel Michael Kantor is a better candidate then a lot of the guys you mentioned in the top 10. Well rounded player who battles hard and physical just runs people over. Has to have some upside as a bottom 6er over some of the other guys on this list.

Torts 01-13-2013 02:07 PM

i know its a little biased but if im an NHL GM im at least giving Brace a chance at next years camp. when he's on his game even at his size he generates offense and can bug the hell out of the other team. its those games when he's off that may be enough to scare away some GM's

Regardless he might end up finding his home and one of the university's in the Ottawa area (Carleton of U of O)

Brock 01-14-2013 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JL17 (Post 57521645)
Surprised no mention of Tommy Hughes... He's almost a clone of Marc Methot. Minus the fighting ability.

Interesting. I guess you've got to see Hughes play on a nightly basis to truly appreciate him.

He's certainly developed into a solid OHL defenseman, but I certainly wouldn't consider him an NHL prospect. I remember watching Methot play with London and he impacted the game in more obvious ways than Hughes does. Even though Methot didn't put up huge offensive numbers, I remember him jumping up in the play at times and moving the puck effectively. I was always waiting for him to breakout offensively. He was also a much more physical player. When he played, he was one of the most feared stay at home guys in the league.

To each their own I suppose.

Brock 01-14-2013 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by djscooter (Post 57532323)
Can't help but feel Michael Kantor is a better candidate then a lot of the guys you mentioned in the top 10. Well rounded player who battles hard and physical just runs people over. Has to have some upside as a bottom 6er over some of the other guys on this list.

As I said in the article, I expected Kantor to be on this list at the beginning of the year. But he's had a bit of a disappointing season offensively (partly due to injuries, but still).

He's certainly got a shot of earning an NHL deal (otherwise I wouldn't have named him as an HM), but at this point I'd probably sign a guy like Alderson or Sabourin over him, if I was looking for a potential bottom six guy. Bigger guys who could probably hold up to the rigors of pro hockey a bit better.

OSA 01-14-2013 07:05 AM

Where's Daniel Zweep?

Luvtowatch 01-14-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torts (Post 57534611)
i know its a little biased but if im an NHL GM im at least giving Brace a chance at next years camp. when he's on his game even at his size he generates offense and can bug the hell out of the other team. its those games when he's off that may be enough to scare away some GM's

Regardless he might end up finding his home and one of the university's in the Ottawa area (Carleton of U of O)

I love his game too. Brace is a real hockey player.

Brock 01-14-2013 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by OSA (Post 57568947)
Where's Daniel Zweep?

Absent. I admire Zweep for the role he plays for Owen Sound, and the way he wears his heart on his sleeve. But he's not an NHL prospect. The way of the "heavyweight" is on its way to extinction.

OSA 01-14-2013 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brock (Post 57605071)
Absent. I admire Zweep for the role he plays for Owen Sound, and the way he wears his heart on his sleeve. But he's not an NHL prospect. The way of the "heavyweight" is on its way to extinction.

It was tongue in cheek. Nice guy but you have to be able to play the game and to say that he is a poor skater is an understatement.

HLLYWD99 01-15-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OSA (Post 57568947)
Where's Daniel Zweep?

Preparing for University! :tvhappy:

HLLYWD99 01-15-2013 09:15 AM

Steven Shipley dissapointed in Owen Sound and continued to dissapoint in Niagra, the fact that he is having a decent OA year does not change the fact that he has no edge to his game.
I expect that he will dissapoint at the University level as well!

tylermade4 01-23-2013 05:13 PM

Few guys I think are worthy of the list:
Steven Beyers
Joseph Cramarossa
Thoughts?

Brock 01-25-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tylermade4 (Post 58175455)
Few guys I think are worthy of the list:
Steven Beyers
Joseph Cramarossa
Thoughts?

Cramarossa didn't qualify for those article because he's NHL drafted. His rights are owned by the Anaheim Ducks and they have until June 1st to sign him.

Beyers is a talented offensive player, but I don't think he's good enough in traffic to warrant NHL attention.

Mike Jones 02-02-2013 02:00 PM

What about Kevin Bailie?

I know he's not with London anymore (Sounds like it has more to do with age and other considerations than actual performance) but his numbers, at least (Especially his save percentage), look pretty good.

Brock 02-05-2013 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Jones (Post 58899875)
What about Kevin Bailie?

I know he's not with London anymore (Sounds like it has more to do with age and other considerations than actual performance) but his numbers, at least (Especially his save percentage), look pretty good.

Bailie was a nice overage acquisition by the Knights. He was brought in to help mentor Jake Patterson, and he did just that. He did a very admirable job on the ice too. But in terms of being an NHL prospect, he unfortunately is not much of one. No other team in the CHL picked him up off waivers and he's now playing in the Maritime Junior A league. He's the perfect candidate to be playing in the CIS next year, taking full advantage of his many years of OHL service.

Mike Jones 02-06-2013 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brock (Post 59106721)
Bailie was a nice overage acquisition by the Knights. He was brought in to help mentor Jake Patterson, and he did just that. He did a very admirable job on the ice too. But in terms of being an NHL prospect, he unfortunately is not much of one. No other team in the CHL picked him up off waivers and he's now playing in the Maritime Junior A league. He's the perfect candidate to be playing in the CIS next year, taking full advantage of his many years of OHL service.

Great! Nothing wrong with playing hockey in the Maritimes.

Thanks.

JL17 03-31-2013 06:11 PM

Rumour has it plus a couple of tweet out the say Tommy Hughes has signed a deal with the New York Rangers.

There was a tweet from former teammate D'Orazio congratulating him on the deal.

blackmarketmob 04-01-2013 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Jones (Post 58899875)
What about Kevin Bailie?

I know he's not with London anymore (Sounds like it has more to do with age and other considerations than actual performance) but his numbers, at least (Especially his save percentage), look pretty good.

Bailie is committed to Queen's (CIS) for next year.


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