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02-10-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by iCanuck View Post
Since it got closed:...........

Some of you may be impressed by Brendan Gaunce's 20 goals and 36+ pts this season with the Belleville Bulls. In my opinion, whatever you may think, this is upsetting and truly a headshaker.

No offense, but 20 goals and 36 pts IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH for a 1st round player who is almost 19, with his team SECOND IN THE WEST. In my opinion, the guy should be leading the team in goals AND points. He is leading the team in neither category. He now has 38 pts and is FOURTH ON THE TEAM IN SCORING. Considering guys like Colin Smith (Kamloops, WHL) have almost 90 pts as a last round selections, Gaunce's production is attorcious and disturbing.

For a guy that led his team with 28 goals and 68 pts last year....this guy should be currently at 30 goals and 80 pts. Not happy with his production....being 4th on the team in scoring is not good enough and he needs to do something else to better himself and prepare for playing for the Vancouver Canucks organization.

With this being siad, I'm ecstatic that the Canucks organization is committing itself to further study on CHL players, and especially those who are involved in the Western Hockey League. FINALLY. Thank god, since the CHL is where the best players honestly come from.
Are you box-score watching or actually watching the game? Admittedly, I have not watched their games because who the **** are they, so I don't really care. However, what I can say is that there's probably an expectation of Gaunce from management, and the expectation is probably that he will be our long-term third line C.

We've got Henrik and Kesler down the middle for the next two years and I believe the Sedins will be extended once more after their contract is up. We don't know Schroeder's situation because he's a wildcard.. he's short, small, and plays well, but I know Gillis wants to get bigger and tougher.

Gaunce has about 8 years before he hits his prime. I think he'll end up as a Jarret Stoll type player.. big C who can contribute offensively but does well defensively and adds size to whatever line he's on. He's great for us if he can play Kesler-level defense= or even Malhotra-level defense- and adds about 30 points per year.

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