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disturbedraven 07-10-2013 09:38 AM

McCarron Chooses London Knights OHL for next season
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=427386

Kinda happy yet kinda disappointed. Thoughts?

Maxpac 07-10-2013 09:40 AM

Party time!!!!

McCaron will have a bigger offensive role with fellow 1st round picks Horvat and Domi, the ability to fight atleast 10 times and an NHL type scedule.

hototogisu 07-10-2013 09:41 AM

Still waiting for confirmation from the man himself but since it seems all but official, I'm very happy. Honestly, I don't know if he could have gone wrong with either route though. Both good programs with good hockey people in charge.

Selfishly I'm happy because I can actually watch him play now.

bjac 07-10-2013 09:42 AM

I like it, that's good news.

disturbedraven 07-10-2013 09:42 AM

My concern is that the Hunters may not give him top line/pp minutes. Andy Murray was deadset on giving him every opportunity to become a offensive power forward.

However, the Hunter's have a great success rate with quality NHL prospects.

I kinda feel divided

SergeConstantin74 07-10-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by disturbedraven (Post 69016451)
My concern is that the Hunters may not give him top line/pp minutes. Andy Murray was deadset on giving him every opportunity to become a offensive power forward.

However, the Hunter's have a great success rate with quality NHL prospects.

I kinda feel divided

If he chooses London, he must have had some guarantee of playing time.

Ezpz 07-10-2013 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxpac (Post 69016339)
Party time!!!!

McCaron will have a bigger offensive role with fellow 1st round picks Horvat and Domi, the ability to fight atleast 10 times and an NHL type scedule.

You've been traded to the Minnesota board for character. Sorry.

hototogisu 07-10-2013 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by disturbedraven (Post 69016451)
My concern is that the Hunters may not give him top line/pp minutes. Andy Murray was deadset on giving him every opportunity to become a offensive power forward.

However, the Hunter's have a great success rate with quality NHL prospects.

I kinda feel divided

The general feeling is that McCarron will play top-six minutes in London, possibly even on the first line.

I guarantee you the Knights didn't invest their pick in him (and whatever else they gave up to "convince" him) to play him in their bottom six.

BigDaddyLurch 07-10-2013 09:45 AM

http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/ima...ng/1zl92fn.gif

:handclap:

Whitesnake 07-10-2013 09:47 AM

I love how everybody reports it as official when there were NO comments made by any team implicated or the man himself.

le_sean 07-10-2013 09:47 AM

Great decision. Love Dale Hunter and what he does with good young players.

Western Michigan would not have been a bad choice though, always liked Andy Murray.

11Goat11 07-10-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whitesnake (Post 69016597)
I love how everybody reports it as official when there were NO comments made by any team implicated or the man himself.

There's an article up on TSN now about it now.

edit - oops missed the link in the OP, they don't name a source.

Whitesnake 07-10-2013 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 11Goat11 (Post 69016819)
There's an article up on TSN now about it now.

The article on TSN refers to an article in the London press who states something like "McCarron is EXPECTED to". Yes...most likely, that's gonna happen, but nothing is official yet.

gusfring 07-10-2013 09:56 AM

65 Games in OHL vs 28 in NCAA. No question, the right move.

Hannibal 07-10-2013 09:57 AM



:handclap:

Watsatheo 07-10-2013 09:58 AM

Anyone have an idea how their top 9 will look? They have so many high picks on their roster.

Blind Gardien 07-10-2013 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gusfring (Post 69016911)
65 Games in OHL vs 28 in NCAA. No question, the right move.

And games where he can fight. And London is hosting the Mem Cup, so it will be a long ride on a powerhouse team.

Glad he'll be in the OHL. Nothing against the NCAA route in general, but for this player at this juncture in time, I'm just happy with the OHL decision.
:handclap:

JHabs 07-10-2013 10:00 AM

This is very good news

Hannibal 07-10-2013 10:01 AM

I HATE the NCAA route, so i'm so freaking happy!!!

HABS2DCUP 07-10-2013 10:01 AM

Now we just need DLR to report to the spitfires and we are set.

Lars Mon Amour 07-10-2013 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind Gardien (Post 69017001)
And games where he can fight. And London is hosting the Mem Cup, so it will be a long ride on a powerhouse team.

Glad he'll be in the OHL. Nothing against the NCAA route in general, but for this player at this juncture in time, I'm just happy with the OHL decision.
:handclap:

28 in the NCAA? Whoa, last time I checked how many games players in the NCAA play during a full season, it was a little bit more than 28. :help:

le_sean 07-10-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watsatheo (Post 69016959)
Anyone have an idea how their top 9 will look? They have so many high picks on their roster.

Don't know how exactly, but they are stacked, and I doubt any of their first rounders this year will play in the NHL. Maybe Domi will surprise because of the lack of offence on Phoenix, but I doubt it. I'd expect McCarron to start on the 3rd line.

Blind Gardien 07-10-2013 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mover (Post 69017213)
28 in the NCAA? Whoa, last time I checked how many games players in the NCAA play during a full season, it was a little bit more than 28. :help:

It's more like about 40. Plus tourney games and things, I suppose. But he'll still double that with London on a long playoff run and Mem Cup.

NotProkofievian 07-10-2013 10:09 AM

I'm reasonably certain that all the reports of him going to London are based on that Stormin Norman tweet, and nothing else.

hototogisu 07-10-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotProkofievian (Post 69017425)
I'm reasonably certain that all the reports of him going to London are based on that Stormin Norman tweet, and nothing else.

You really believe the London Free Press, TSN, etc are publishing articles based on a tweet from one guy named "Stormin Norman"? Come on.


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