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03-31-2010, 08:45 PM
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He looks chubby.

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He is an enigmatic signing, but they definately need more d-men in their prospect cupboard. Too bad they couldn't get any FA's from college, making me question Syml's ablility as a scout.
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What do scouts have to do with contracts?

A scout evaluates talent and passes information on to the management team/GM. Scouts have no bearing on what contracts to tender.

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Sweatt can dish monster hits

A Jan Bulis hip check.

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03-31-2010, 09:08 PM
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At the very least he gives us another real interesting story to follow next year in camp, and then onwards through the Moose season.....or a surprise on the Canuck roster. Also he's 1 year too young to sign a Girardi contract. If he is signed he's still an ELC.

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03-31-2010, 09:28 PM
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He looks chubby.
his legs are massive, Knocking him off the puck would seem impossible.

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03-31-2010, 11:39 PM
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It's to do with the new headshot rules. Gillis is going to build a team so short nobody can hit any of them without getting penalised for a head shot.

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04-01-2010, 12:04 AM
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5'8" 200 pounds.
I know absolutely nothing about this player, so this might not be applicable to him. However, someone 5'8" and 200 pounds (not soft pounds) could actually be stronger than someone who is 6'1" and 200 pounds.
I used to have a friend that was about 5'8" and 200 pounds that we used to play tackle foot ball with. What I remember most about him is that he was very fast and he used to be able to run with several bodies drapped over him trying to tackle him. You literally had to take his feet out from under him to tackle him. He was like a little tank.
He also played junior hockey and I understand that he was scouted by quite a few NHL teams. I lost track of him, so I don't know what happened to him, but my point is when I saw that this guy was 5'8" and 200 pounds, it reminded me of my old friend.

I wonder why people are judging this guy based on the fact he is only 5' 8". If he is like my old friend he is actually much wider bodied than someone 6'1 200 pounds and I am not talking pudgy.

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Like this signing.

Obviously has substantial talent to put up the numbers he did in Finland in a good league there.

At worst he should be a great PP QB for the Moose.

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Another move for depth on the farm.

Sweatt gets leveled by a Finn below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp8tzOPSpkQ

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I too got the name from NHL 10. He scores 50-60pts a year on my BAGM Canucks while being on the bottom pairing and getting 2nd line PP minutes. GREAT SIGNING.

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Emphasis mine.

What do scouts have to do with contracts?

A scout evaluates talent and passes information on to the management team/GM. Scouts have no bearing on what contracts to tender.
Because the GM I think tends to put a fair bit of stock into what the scouts are telling them.

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Because the GM I think tends to put a fair bit of stock into what the scouts are telling them.
Your logic doesn't follow.

Scouts provide talent evaluations. At the very most, they would probably say "he would be good/not good for this organization".

But even given that information, it is eventually up to the GM or AGM to sign these NCAA free agents.

Canucks were in the mix for Bobby Butler who ended up signing with Ottawa, as well as Lee Baldwin (NYR). There are a number of reasons why they didn't sign with Vancouver -- perceived organizational need, contract numbers, etc. -- but none of these are of any fault to the scouting staff.

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Have to agree with the above:

Smyl could even say, 'this guy is as close as their is to a 'sure thing', but it still is up to Gillis to make it happen.

Now, how many guys who are college free agents should Smyl have described as 'sure things', worthy of as much money as they ask for?

Or, we can just go with 'everything is Smyl and Delorme's fault'.

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Another move for depth on the farm.
Don't think it is purely an AHL move - I'd wager a guess that Sweatt was earning much more playing in Finland than he would make to play for the Moose.

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Another move for depth on the farm.

Sweatt gets leveled by a Finn below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp8tzOPSpkQ
Damn, this guy likes that neutral zone.


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Damn, this guy likes that neutral zone.
Its fairly easy when you play in the Euro leagues and you are one of 3 people on either team looking to make a hit at any given time.

Lets see if he has the balls to pull that off in the AHL, where I've seen bench clearing brawls for less.

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Its fairly easy when you play in the Euro leagues and you are one of 3 people on either team looking to make a hit at any given time.

Lets see if he has the balls to pull that off in the AHL, where I've seen bench clearing brawls for less.
That wasn't Sweatt, it was the guy who hit him in that other video.

That would not cause a bench clearing brawl in the AHL, unless something happened in the scrum afterwards that caused the benches to empty.

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Damn, this guy likes that neutral zone.

the thing I noticed right away was there was NO FIGHT after a clean hit.

Anybody else notice that?

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Don't think it is purely an AHL move - I'd wager a guess that Sweatt was earning much more playing in Finland than he would make to play for the Moose.
I'm not so sure about that. I'm under the impression the AHL is about equal to the Swedish and Finnish elite league for salaries.
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This guy was a constant 60+ point player in nhl 10

That's funny the Canucks signed him, I would have never known who he was without his owning the nhl in that game

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This guy was a constant 60+ point player in nhl 10

That's funny the Canucks signed him, I would have never known who he was without his owning the nhl in that game
Where do you think Gillis gets his scouting info from?

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Where do you think Gillis gets his scouting info from?
Its at least as good as watching a practice.
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I'm pretty sure that's how Darryl Sutter makes his player evaluations.

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Dobber's take:

The Canucks have signed defenseman Lee Sweatt, the older brother of Hawks prospect Billy Sweatt. Lee has played the past two years in the Finland, and has been one of the best defensemen in the FNL. He is built like a fire hydrant at 5’9” and 200 pounds. Picture for visual proof. Sweatt had nine goals and 24 points in his final NCAA season with Colorado College in 2006-07. His college numbers as well as his production in Finland is similar to that of Brian Rafalski (who is 5’10” and 200 pounds). Rafalski didn’t make his NHL debut with New Jersey until he was 26. Sweatt turns 25 this August. Vancouver has a lot of question marks on the back end heading into next season, and they obviously view Sweatt as a guy who can compete for a roster spot. This isn’t an AHL signing, as he is making much more money over in Finland than he would playing in the AHL. He should be on your radar as a sleeper defenseman to watch for in 2010-11.

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