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03-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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1) Erik Gustafsson: (23 yr old defender AHL/NHL. Looked good in 1st stint with big club, average 2nd stint, and good again during 3rd stint. Puck moving guy who is small. Doesnt make too many mistakes when passing the puck. Can calm the game down when needed. Needs to get alittle bigger to handle NHL defenseman. Does a pretty good job though for a rookie)

2) Eric Wellwood: (22 yr old forward AHL/NHL. Kyle Wellwood's brother who is the team's fastest player. Has decent hands and playmaking ability. Never gives up though. Plays on the pk also Recently has earned a stint with the big team.)

3) Marc-Andre Bourdon: (22 yr old defender AHL/NHL. Played a few games with the big squad this season after Gustafsson and a few other players got hurt. Surprised everyone looking good in beginning but struggled near end. Big guy with a slapshot, but can be prone to turnovers and his speed is just average)

4) Brendan Ranford: (19 yr old forward WHL (Kamloop Blazers). Has some nice passing and goal scoring hands. Finally got some help on the Blazers this season while putting up 92 points in 69 games good for 11th in WHL. Got his skating up from below average to average. Could just be an juniors scorer but hope he can show more than that in a few years.)

5) Nick Cousins: (18 yr old forward OHL (SSM). Has got some offensive skill but his main attribute is that he pisses off the other teams, coaches, and fans. Runs his mouth a lot. Main downside is that he dives. Did well offensively though on one of the worse teams in the OHL (where no one helped him at all) putting up 88 points, good for 6th in OHL.)

6) Brendon Manning: (21 yr old defender AHL/NHL. Reminds me of Pavel Kubina. Big shot from point. Hits hard. Not amazing offensively or defensively but solid in both areas. Had a pretty good showing on the Flyers this season for the few games he was up.)

7) Ben Holmstrom: (24 yr old forward AHL/NHL. The team's younger Blair Betts. Monster on the pk and solid in faceoffs. Has also upped his intensity over the past season)

8) Marcel Noebels: (20 yr old forward WHL (Portland). If Im not mistaken plays on the Rattie-Bartschi line and has done a nice job there. Acts as the big guy, using his frame well. Has some good offensive skill. Kind of reminds me of Hartnell a bit (dont think he would drop the gloves though))

9) Jason Akeson: (21 yr old forward AHL Won the OHL scoring title last season and has done pretty well so far as a rookie with the Phantoms. Has some sick playmaking skills, but defensively struggles abit. Most fans would like to see him in a few games on the big team, but most likely wont till next season.)

10) Oliver Lauridsen: (22 yr old defender AHL. The Great Dane, he is a 6'6-6'7 punishing defenseman. Best quality is that he hits like a truck and can clear the front of the net, but he is slow on his feet and cant skate to well. If he ever improves that, he could be a solid defensive defenseman.)

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