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05-12-2010, 12:03 AM
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AHL/ECHL Prospects Review is up

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In a year that saw both the Kings and the Monarchs secure playoff berths, many prospects in the organization had standout campaigns. In particular, Jonathan Bernier had a dominant year for the Monarchs in which he not only won the Aldege Bastien Memorial Award, presented to the best goaltender in the AHL during the regular season, but has also carried the team into the third round of the playoffs and performed head and shoulders above his competing netminders. Considering the injury struggles that plagued the Monarchs throughout the season, his performance is that much more impressive. And with some key prospects sitting on the sidelines with casts and crutches, some unlikely heroes emerged from depth roles to become important contributors and propel the team into the postseason.
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Thanks for the write up... Just one incorrect comment if you don't mind me commenting... When exactly did Matt Greene ever play the point on the power play? Uhh, like never...

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6'0, 184 lbs_
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b. August 7, 1998
damn never realized how young Bernier was.

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Thanks for the write up... Just one incorrect comment if you don't mind me commenting... When exactly did Matt Greene ever play the point on the power play? Uhh, like never...
Thanks, and I don't mind at all.

I'm just going off memory here, but if I remember correctly, Greene occasionally got the 2nd unit shift, usually no more than 10 seconds or so of ice time at the end of the man advantage after Doughty and Johnson had been out there for most of the time. Scuderi, O'Donnell, Stoll, and Jones were used in that unit as well, so it probably would've been better to mention all those guys as rotating in and out, but that would've been a little lengthy.

My point was basically that the Kings have no secondary offensive defensemen on the roster.

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Greene, Scuderi, OD were never used on the powerplay, though technically they received minimal pp time. They would be thrown out when there was a face-off with around 15 seconds left, more in anticipation of the 5-on-d play about to come than to actually work the pp.

So, you're both right

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I've never been so excited for a Kings prospect before, even with Doughty and Kopitar, we have had great defenseman and forwards before, but for almost all Kings fans we have never had any kind of goaltending at all (except Potvin in 01).

Having suffered through Fuhr, Storr, Fiset, Cechmanek, Cloutier, Garon etc, it will be very nice to have a truly elite #1 goaltender.

Also excited for Voinov, that was a great value pick in the 2nd round.

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Thanks, I like it a lot. No too much hype, which is good.

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Great write-ups.

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Josh,
Do you really anticipate Colten Teubert will most of the year with the Ontario Reign? I would think with all they gave up to get him and the high draft position that he was taken I would think they would make room at Manchester at least for the first portion of the season to see how he handles the AHL level of play.
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Thanks for the kind words everyone.

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Do you really anticipate Colten Teubert will most of the year with the Ontario Reign? I would think with all they gave up to get him and the high draft position that he was taken I would think they would make room at Manchester at least for the first portion of the season to see how he handles the AHL level of play.
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I think that the Kings seem to be going the most patient route possible with Teubert. That's purely speculative, but not without some evidence:

First off, I think that the Kings are trying to avoid giving their prospects a sense of entitlement, evidenced by the way that they kept Bernier down for almost a year and a half, mostly because of his poor attitude. Regardless of Teubert's draft position, he's going to have to earn a spot with the Monarchs, he won't be gifted one.

Additionally, when you look at the way that both Hickey and Muzzin were sent straight to Manchester at the end of their junior seasons (in 2008-09 and 09-10, respectively), it seems odd that Teubert would be sent to Ontario two years in a row. One would think that if the Kings thought Teubert was ready for the AHL, he would've played at least a few games there already.

It seems like, barring a significant improvement in his play over the summer, the Kings will start Teubert in Ontario to allow him to
a) get a feel for the professional game, especially in practice and workouts
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b) play top minutes in all situations to allow him to refine his all-around game

I think it's likely that Teubert won't find his way to Manchester until mid-season, unless he really impresses in camp.

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I was wondering.. With Oscar Moller playing 40-some games in regular season and 10 more in the playoffs, why was he left off the writeups?

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I was wondering.. With Oscar Moller playing 40-some games in regular season and 10 more in the playoffs, why was he left off the writeups?
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I was wondering.. With Oscar Moller playing 40-some games in regular season and 10 more in the playoffs, why was he left off the writeups?
Moller's not considered a prospect anymore by HF standards, because of the amount of cumulative games he's played over the last two seasons.

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Moller's not considered a prospect anymore by HF standards, because of the amount of cumulative games he's played over the last two seasons.
ah ok...

that's too bad. I would have loved to have some news about him. Being a Montreal fan (living in montreal) who likes Oscar Moller, it's pretty hard to follow his progression.

Any news on the guy? How did he play down the strech?

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Haven't heard too much about Pelech.

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ah ok...

that's too bad. I would have loved to have some news about him. Being a Montreal fan (living in montreal) who likes Oscar Moller, it's pretty hard to follow his progression.

Any news on the guy? How did he play down the strech?
He's playing for the Monarchs in the AHL. He's had trouble with his consistency, but is play well in the playoffs on the top line with Loktionov and Lewis.

I was hoping for more scoring from him in the AHL. He has only 2 goals in 11 playoff games (7 points).

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Nice write-up, very objective. Thanks!

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