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Bill Arnold, C, USHL (4th rd, 108 overall)

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06-26-2010, 01:46 PM
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Bill Arnold, C, USHL (4th rd, 108 overall)

Ranked 36 among NA skaters.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...tm?csid=7PYNAU

6'0", 218 lbs (big boy!)

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looks like a "Dave Bolland" style of player

"Good defensively, especially stripping others of the puck. Scores goals, especially the gritty kind. Skating is a concern."

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/6073

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06-27-2010, 03:53 PM
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Not much discussion on this guy with all the attention going to Karlsson and Reinhart/Ramage.

Despite being picked up in the 4th round scouting services have Arnold ranked higher than any other player we picked this draft. (He was our only pick that was actually there to pick up a sweater). In fact, at 36th among NA skaters he's probably ranked higher than Chucko or Pelech were during their draft years. Anyone watch him play?

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Whoa ranked 36th, picking this guy wasn't bad at all. Why did he drop so far?

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This pick really intrigues me. Could end up being a steal, judging by everything I've heard and read about him.

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Must be that "skating" issue lol.

As long as he has talent, Holland always said you can teach everything else.

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Whoa ranked 36th, picking this guy wasn't bad at all. Why did he drop so far?
My guess is skating. As a checking guy in the NHL, skating is the biggest part of it.

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Have you any idea of where he'll play next season? Cause the Gatineau Olympiques have his rights in the CHL, so I was wondering if you guys have heard anything on his choice.

BTW, a lot of people told me he's a very good player. I think Calgary did a great choice by drafting him.


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Arnold had recently lost 22 pounds. That means he waas 6'0" and 240 lbs. Holy ****

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Have you any idea of where he'll play next season? Cause the Gatineau Olympiques have his rights in the CHL, so I was wondering if you guys have heard anything on his choice.

BTW, a lot of people told me he's a very good player. I think Calgary did a great choice by drafting him.
He will be attending Boston College next year.

BTW, sorry about editing your post. I meant to quote it and I accidentally hit the edit and save buttons. Still kind of new to this .

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According to my draft issue from the Hockey News, seems the kid was expected to be a star from very young, and conditioning was/is an issue. He is apparantly a moose on the puck, and was ranked 52nd by ISS, so a late second rounder by some. 23 points in 26 games is quite alright, and him and Zucker seem like the two big forwards out of the US U-18 team. Very happy with that pick. Will work under the incomparable Mike Boyle at Boston College, so I think his conditioningwill not be much of an issue soon

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According to my draft issue from the Hockey News, seems the kid was expected to be a star from very young, and conditioning was/is an issue. He is apparantly a moose on the puck, and was ranked 52nd by ISS, so a late second rounder by some. 23 points in 26 games is quite alright, and him and Zucker seem like the two big forwards out of the US U-18 team. Very happy with that pick. Will work under the incomparable Mike Boyle at Boston College, so I think his conditioningwill not be much of an issue soon
Really? Button at the draft talked like he was just a very strong physical guy without a lot of fat but was cutting down weight to improve skating. He said Byfuglien is a big guy, but Arnold is more muscle.

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What do u guys see Arnold as long term? Will he even make the NHL?

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What do u guys see Arnold as long term? Will he even make the NHL?
3rd/4th line centre. He will make the NHL.

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Our most underrated prospect IMO

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