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08-25-2009, 06:53 PM
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Ducks Announce Rookie Camp Roster

http://ducks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i...id=ana-home-dl

Might make my way out to one of these practices just to see something that resembles NHL hockey for the first time in months.

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Goulet - 45 goals, 4th in the league. He's a midget.

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He was only 18 last year too so it's not like he was an overager who scored 45 against guys much younger than him. He managed 75 PIMS too, although he only took one major.

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I won't be going to see the D prospects, that's for sure.

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That's a huge roster. Valentine at 6 foot is by far the smallest of the defensemen and a lot of size at forward too. I assume Mike Stuart is an enforcer of some sort as he's listed as a LW while hockeydb has him as a D.

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Here's the profile I did on Goulet prior to the draft: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/5695

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Goulet - 45 goals, 4th in the league. He's a midget.
At 5'10 he's hardly a midget (if that's his actual hieght), he needs to gain 25-30 pounds though, if he hopes to make the NHL.

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Based on what Forbesy said, and the fact he wasn't drafted despite his huge year, he has to be tiny, 5'10 or no.

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He's listed on the rookie camp roster as being 5'9", which is probably closer to the truth then the 5'10" that the NHL had him listed at.

As the profile mentions, he's got good wheels and good skills, but isn't big enough and more importantly strong enough to get through the traffic. Give him some space and he'll burn you, but he's going to find himself with less and less space as he advances.

He's one of those players that needs to show something "more" before he can be considered a viable prospect. Whether it's more strength, more grit, more speed, he needs to be able to overcome the size disadvantage, while still advancing in his other attributes.

I remember talking with a scout a few years ago about a player (don't recall who, I remember that he went undrafted and has faded from the radar just as much as he's faded from my memory). The kid was 5'8 or 5'9 and the scout told me that with a guy that size, there needs to be something more to him. He can't just be skilled, he has to be skilled and faster than everyone else on the ice or skilled and solid and strong or skilled with a heart bigger than everyone else on the ice.

In Goulet's case, I'm not saying he's not there or he doesn't have it. Hell, I ranked him in my top 10 for my article on the 25 QMJHL prospects for the 2009 draft and obviously he was doing something right to score all those goals. But that's what he needs to showcase. Not just his skillset, but also something more.

Goulet played most of the season on a line with Gabriel Bourque (another 2009 who was drafted by Nashville, he was a bit more of an all-weather player, which probably is why he got picked up) and Felix Petit (a 20-year-old veteran). All three were under 5'10, but extremely talented and quick in the offensive zone. To watch them play was kinda astounding; a lot of cycling the puck and making defenders look foolish.

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We could certainly use some top line talent in the minors when he's eligible if nothing else. And once we have a team.

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Sounds like Ryan Shannon, but another Mac would be pretty nice.

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Based on what Forbesy said, and the fact he wasn't drafted despite his huge year, he has to be tiny, 5'10 or no.
I think the fact that he only Weighs 166lbs is far more of a concern than his height. He's only 17, I'd be very surprised if he doesn't at least get to a solid 5'10. If he can get up to 190+lbs, he may have become a nice surprise.

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I think the fact that he only Weighs 166lbs is far more of a concern than his height. He's only 17, I'd be very surprised if he doesn't at least get to a solid 5'10. If he can get up to 190+lbs, he may have become a nice surprise.
He turns 19 in a couple of months. Unlikely he grows much taller.

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He turns 19 in a couple of months. Unlikely he grows much taller.
Ahhh, my mistake, I thought he was turning 18.

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Isnt our Head Scout from the Hurricanes and specialized with prospects in the Q?

He might be a guy they were eyeing in the 6/7th rounds but went with Valentine instead. They might give him a contract if he does well, who knows.

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