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RangerBoy 08-05-2009 04:49 AM

Leafs offer Josh Engel a pro contract
 
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Josh Engel, a defenseman from Rice Lake who played 100 career games for the Badgers from 2004 to 08, has been offered a pro contract with Toronto.
http://www.badgerbeat.com/blog/blog/id/460818

Wisconsin Badger newspaper article.

HockeyAustralia 08-05-2009 05:35 AM

Another defenceman?


Patty Lee 08-05-2009 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by HockeyAustralia (Post 20669552)
Another defenceman?


yes, it says right above there
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a defenseman from Rice Lake
its right after his name

canada83 08-05-2009 07:44 AM

Calm down people. The farm needs d men too.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=73840

dybbuk 08-05-2009 07:47 AM

He makes 50 right?

AlienWorkShop 08-05-2009 08:02 AM

Haha, he was like +11 after his first 8 games for the Marlies.

In the game I caught of him in person, he was certainly a step above the other scrubs they were dressing at that point. I'd have put him 3rd on the depth chart behind Oreskovic and Stralman in that game...

ULF_55 08-05-2009 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by RangerBoy (Post 20669491)
http://www.badgerbeat.com/blog/blog/id/460818

Wisconsin Badger newspaper article.

Toronto Marlies pro contract is quite possible?

Doesn't say Leafs, says Toronto.

LTL 08-05-2009 08:13 AM

  1. Josh Engel
  2. Phil Oreskovic
  3. Jay Rosehill
  4. Juraj Mikus
  5. Carl Gunnarsson

Excellent so far.

Shaun_W_W 08-05-2009 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by LTL (Post 20670116)
  1. Josh Engel
  2. Phil Oreskovic
  3. Jay Rosehill
  4. Juraj Mikus
  5. Carl Gunnarsson

Excellent so far.

Joey Ryan is also on an AHL contract and I can see Frogren making it through waivers (if he needs to). That would make 7 D for the Marlies.

ugotmybeef* 08-05-2009 08:42 AM

no puck mover among any one of them.

highoffglass 08-05-2009 09:22 AM

Marlies are looking pretty exciting this year, may have to check out a few games.

EazyB97 08-05-2009 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ugotmybeef (Post 20670260)
no puck mover among any one of them.

No elite puck movers (that we know of), but I doubt you can look at that roster and say the AHL team is going to struggle due to their ability to move the puck behind the blueline. You just don't know the players or the system well enough.

Schenn 08-05-2009 09:31 AM

Good depth signing :thumbu:

ugotmybeef* 08-05-2009 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by EazyB97 (Post 20670514)
No elite puck movers (that we know of), but I doubt you can look at that roster and say the AHL team is going to struggle due to their ability to move the puck behind the blueline. You just don't know the players or the system well enough.

most of the guys on that list that I've read are DD type defencemen. Moving the puck I would say isn't their strong point.

New Liskeard 08-05-2009 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by LTL (Post 20670116)
  1. Josh Engel
  2. Phil Oreskovic
  3. Jay Rosehill
  4. aj Mikus
  5. Carl GunJurnarsson

Excellent so far.

Looking forward to seeing how those two develop. IMO Oreskovich is going to be a great bottom pairing D in the NHL, liked what I saw last year. Any work on Holzer?

mooseOAK* 08-05-2009 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by TML4LIFE (Post 20670792)
Looking forward to seeing how those two develop. IMO Oreskovich is going to be a great bottom pairing D in the NHL, liked what I saw last year. Any work on Holzer?

Staying in Germany another year.

LTL 08-05-2009 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by TML4LIFE (Post 20670792)
Looking forward to seeing how those two develop.

Same here.
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Originally Posted by TML4LIFE (Post 20670792)
Any work on Holzer?

Haven't heard anything.

Have we ever offered him a contract?

EazyB97 08-05-2009 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ugotmybeef (Post 20670581)
most of the guys on that list that I've read are DD type defencemen. Moving the puck I would say isn't their strong point.

Maybe you shouldn't make a judgement just yet then, since you are relying on comments that could be out of date and don't go into great detail regarding these players ability to move the puck.

New Liskeard 08-05-2009 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by mooseOAK (Post 20670828)
Staying in Germany another year.

Thanks mooseOAK. Don't know much about him other than what I read here.I think I recall Krupp? or another retired defenceman talk about Holzer being a pretty good prospect. If it was Krupp, the discussions were about his kid coming to the AHL, and having the experience coaching Holzer.

mooseOAK* 08-05-2009 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by TML4LIFE (Post 20671145)
Thanks mooseOAK. Don't know much about him other than what I read here.I think I recall Krupp? or another retired defenceman talk about Holzer being a pretty good prospect. If it was Krupp, the discussions were about his kid coming to the AHL, and having the experience coaching Holzer.

Holzer is very highly regarded as a prospect in Germany and I have read that they expect him to be among the best to come out of that country. He was close to coming over this year but it looks like it will be next year and I don't have any proof but think that he was signed two years ago.

akiberg* 08-05-2009 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ugotmybeef (Post 20670260)
no puck mover among any one of them.

this from the expert that wants to move kaberle.

ugotmybeef* 08-05-2009 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by akiberg (Post 20671658)
this from the expert that wants to move kaberle.

where did you hear this troll?

Shaun_W_W 08-05-2009 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by mooseOAK (Post 20671274)
Holzer is very highly regarded as a prospect in Germany and I have read that they expect him to be among the best to come out of that country. He was close to coming over this year but it looks like it will be next year and I don't have any proof but think that he was signed two years ago.

Do you know how long we will have his rights, how long he is signed for, or if he has any intention to come to North America?

TheKingSlayer 08-05-2009 02:17 PM

I thought this was a thread on Josh Engel... most of these questions about Holzer and others have been answered in the prospects tracker thread in case people really want to know what is going on... as per Engel, let's hope his success last year can be replayed this year as well!

mooseOAK* 08-05-2009 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Shaun_W_W (Post 20672099)
Do you know how long we will have his rights, how long he is signed for, or if he has any intention to come to North America?

I assume that he is on the standard entry level deal but playing in Germany instead of the AHL and everything I have read quotes Holzer as wanting to play in the NHL.


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