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04-19-2012, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by OOEEL View Post
Brendan Shinnimin got the primary assist on Tri City's first goal of the game, and went on to score the game winner with about four minutes left in the game to lead the Americans to a game 7 win over Spokane. He now has 6 goals and 12 assists in 11 games and is a +12.

Tri City will play the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL Western Conference Finals.

Am I the only one who's excited about this kid? Now admittedly I buy into the hype of players(I got an OEL jersey the day they got the name plates in the team shop, and I have an Andy Miele jersey), but I feel like there aren't many players that post 152 points in 80 games in juniors and disappear at the next level. But I'm also fairly new to following prospects.

Thanks guys!
There actually quite a few players like that. Justin Azevedo had like 170 in 80ish games a few years back. Still in the ahl and probably for good. He was also a little guy. Key difference is that Azevedo is also a poor skater, on top of being very small. Amazing hands. Amazing shot. Literally nothing else. From what I've read Shinnimin can skate and plays with an edge. So that's encouraging.

Then again, the same was said about Colin Long. We drafted him, and he can't stick in the AHL, despite putting up like 120 in 80 in the Dub one year.

If you want to be encouraged, check out Adam Henrique. Big junior scorer that most people figured wouldn't translate to the NHL. He was in the ROY race most of this season.

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