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Canucks select D Patrick McNally - 4th Round, 115th Overall

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06-28-2010, 03:00 AM
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This site has McNally going to the Indiana Ice of the USHL:
http://tsf.waymoresports.thestar.com...Van&DraftID=23

The only league that makes sense if he's comitted to Harvard.

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06-28-2010, 10:29 AM
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701 - Tanev may have played well at RIT but that does not mean it was good for his pro development. Oberg had a pretty rough year in Winnipeg but he probably developed a lot better.

Hard to say that because you had a good year at a certain level it was necessarily a good development year. Earlier Turris example might illustrate this. He was lights out in the BCHL but that year might now be considered a backward step as far as development

Good sleuthing Dufresne - USHL is a lot better than high school hockey and maybe not a bad thing for McNally. Still love to see him in the CHL

Actually the more you read about McNally the more hopeful you become. Seems to have some of the basic ingredients. Certainly shows more in-depth scouting than the past when the Canucks continually took plugs out of the BCHL and other Junior sources.(see R. Delorme here)

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This site has McNally going to the Indiana Ice of the USHL:
http://tsf.waymoresports.thestar.com...Van&DraftID=23

The only league that makes sense if he's comitted to Harvard.
That's a good find, AD.

OK so my question is, if McNally still has a senior year to complete, how's he going to get admitted to Harvard? I thought that was the catch. Normally, you need to complete high school before going on to university. So he was going to tough out the senior year at Milton, before going to Harvard.

But . . . creative things do happen. Schroeder accelerated his Gopher arrival, as I recall. McNally could arrange some kind of senior-year equivalent too.

It's exciting news, IF it happens. The USHL is fast and loose, but at least they play a lot of games, against better competition than prep school.

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A year in the USHL.
A year or two at Harvard (or wherever).
Then the Moose.

Suddenly, situation normal, all's right with the world.

If it happens . . .

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Indiana Ice recruiting blurb:

http://www.indianaice.com/recruiting.php

Sure sounds good to me

Mentions that current Harvard player Louis Leblanc, as well as John Moore and John Carlson.

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06-28-2010, 11:56 AM
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USHL makes sense as a developmental step for McNally, and I believe he could still complete his studies at school while playing there.(after all, numerous kids in the USHL, and the Canadian junior leagues, all complete their high school educations while playing by distance ed).

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06-28-2010, 04:46 PM
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Excellent 4th Round pick. Very long term, but could be good. Gillis loves these "smart kids"

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Doesn't look like McNally will be going to the USHL but will be in Vancity for the prospects camp:

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Also, McNally will be returning to Milton Academy next year before attending Harvard in 2011. He will not be joining the USHL's Indiana Ice.

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#Canucks fourth-round draft pick Patrick McNally will be in Vancouver next week for the team's prospects development camp.
http://twitter.com/farhandevji

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#Canucks fourth-round draft pick Patrick McNally will be in Vancouver next week for the team's prospects development camp.
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Also, McNally will be returning to Milton Academy next year before attending Harvard in 2011. He will not be joining the USHL's Indiana Ice.
Farhan Devji's twitter.

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Couldn't dig up ISS or RLR rankings, but it looks like the fact that he's not going to Harvard until 2011/12 is the reason he fell a bit. Talent to go higher, though, which is definitely nice.

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I've read every article that google offered and it sounds like he is an extremely offensive defenceman that wants to control the play, he sounds even more offensive than Connauton. He is a game-breaker at his current level and is a rover on the ice. He has the qualities to be a number one defenceman its just matter if he nurtures his talents and allow them to develop. An interesting thing about him is that he worked with a personal skills coach, who also works with NHLers, and a personal skating coach. From the age of 8 to 16, he would do power skating drills three times a week which is a reason why he is such an exceptional skater now.

Regardless, Canucks now have a stable of highly-skilled offensive defenceman prospects (Connauton, Tanev, McNally, Oberg) and it should be exciting to watch these guys develop in the next few years.

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