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06-25-2011, 12:41 PM
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Maybe its me but I don't see 5'10 as "small" per se. It isn't large but more in the under-medium range.

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06-25-2011, 12:42 PM
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Our second pick this weekend, not a big center for the second time and i still like him a lot. Armia and Catenacci are very solid picks imho .

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Maybe its me but I don't see 5'10 as "small" per se. It isn't large but more in the under-medium range.
yeah, i'm concerned with weight and athleticism...i'll take 5'10 190 over 5'11 175 everyday.

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06-25-2011, 12:49 PM
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WOW cant believe we got him at 77, this is awesome. He had 71 points last year. Shiefele who went 7th overall had 75. This guy has maaad wheels and an unreal shot. Love this pick

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I REALLY like the look of this kid.

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06-25-2011, 12:51 PM
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For anyone interested, http://twitter.com/#!/DanCatenacci

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So the 2 plays are opposites of each other. One is a larger winger with great hands with a questionable work ethic and the other is a smaller Center with tremendous speed and a great work ethic

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06-25-2011, 12:51 PM
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Would've been nice to get someone a bit bigger, but getting a speedy 3rd line center isn't bad.

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06-25-2011, 12:58 PM
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I mean hes 5'10. Its not like hes a midget guys.

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06-25-2011, 12:58 PM
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So the 2 plays are opposites of each other. One is a larger winger with great hands with a questionable work ethic and the other is a smaller Center with tremendous speed and a great work ethic
Don't overstate Armia's "work ethic" things.

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I like the sounds of this guy. Speed kills.

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06-25-2011, 01:13 PM
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Don't overstate Armia's "work ethic" things.
Not to push offtopic but it definitely seems like the only criticism, which people are misreading, is that he "disappears" during stretches of games. That comes with his explicitly given role of hawking the slot waiting for a pass and being a lanky 17 year old playing with grown veterans. His actual work ethic seems impressive, considering the strides in his skating from being a poor skater amongst his peer group last season to a plus skater against men this season.

Regarding Catenacci's selection, I am very happy. In the 3rd and 4th rounds they got guys who look like they can be 3rd line centers with maybe an outside chance at 2nd line (especially where the distinction blurs). Looks like they replace what Byron brought to the system as a high-motor, skilled centerman, but with superior skating.

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06-25-2011, 01:23 PM
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Congradulations Buffalo, Sault Greyhound season ticket holder here who has seen Catenacci for 2 years now.


I think this is the steal of the draft so far at 77th overall.

He is a former 1st overall pick who at 15 was touted as the next Forsberg.

Here is a video from after the ohl draft



Don't worry about his size he has some of the strongest legs and skates with a low center of gravity and is very strong on the puck.


Here is a video from prospects game on his skating



Catenacci's defensive game is equally as good as his offensive game and he is all ways skating hard in the back check pressuring the play. He loves to steal the puck and make big hits. He has had some of the best hits on the team this season and plays with lots of grit and intensity.

His stickhandling is very impressive for his speed and his shot is good but could use room for improvement in the finishing department. Some people say his hockey IQ or hockey sense is low but I disagree. I feel he didn't get the line mates to play with all season and played with 3rd line grinders. Cousins got all the teams best wingers to play with. Catenacci still managed to lead this team in points playing with no body on a bad team.

What is the key and seller point on this kid though is his work ethic and attitude. He wants it so bad and gives it all every shift. Also another note is he is training with Gary Roberts and has bulked up to 192 pounds pretty good NHL size for some one 5'10 at 18.

I see him as a two way 2nd line center similar to Lombardi. At worst he will be a very good 3rd line center.

I was very surprised for him to go so late in the draft and think he could of easily gone mid to late 1st round.

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06-25-2011, 02:01 PM
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Congradulations Buffalo, Sault Greyhound season ticket holder here who has seen Catenacci for 2 years now.


I think this is the steal of the draft so far at 77th overall.

He is a former 1st overall pick who at 15 was touted as the next Forsberg.

Here is a video from after the ohl draft



Don't worry about his size he has some of the strongest legs and skates with a low center of gravity and is very strong on the puck.


Here is a video from prospects game on his skating



Catenacci's defensive game is equally as good as his offensive game and he is all ways skating hard in the back check pressuring the play. He loves to steal the puck and make big hits. He has had some of the best hits on the team this season and plays with lots of grit and intensity.

His stickhandling is very impressive for his speed and his shot is good but could use room for improvement in the finishing department. Some people say his hockey IQ or hockey sense is low but I disagree. I feel he didn't get the line mates to play with all season and played with 3rd line grinders. Cousins got all the teams best wingers to play with. Catenacci still managed to lead this team in points playing with no body on a bad team.

What is the key and seller point on this kid though is his work ethic and attitude. He wants it so bad and gives it all every shift. Also another note is he is training with Gary Roberts and has bulked up to 192 pounds pretty good NHL size for some one 5'10 at 18.

I see him as a two way 2nd line center similar to Lombardi. At worst he will be a very good 3rd line center.

I was very surprised for him to go so late in the draft and think he could of easily gone mid to late 1st round.
Very nice.

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06-25-2011, 02:09 PM
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Very nice.
wow. he is training with gary roberts? as if there could be a better guy to train with.

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He's working with Gary Roberts?

My new favorite prospect.

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He's working with Gary Roberts?

My new favorite prospect.
His skating in these videos is just amazing. Darcy talks about how the draft comes down to identifying one top end ability (goal scoring in Armia's case) where you can then try to round out the player's game in addition to that elite facet. Elite skating right here. If he already has a good two-way game as reported, the process is well underway.

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His skating in these videos is just amazing. Darcy talks about how the draft comes down to identifying one top end ability (goal scoring in Armia's case) where you can then try to round out the player's game in addition to that elite facet. Elite skating right here. If he already has a good two-way game as reported, the process is well underway.
I like the shift in approach to finding guys who are dynamic at something and working on the rest of their game.

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like the pick

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06-25-2011, 03:13 PM
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I'm liking what I'm hearing about this guy.

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I hope RJ is still around when our first 2 picks are playing in the NHL.

We have "one-man Armia" and "quick as a Cat-enacci."

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Absolutely outstanding pickup in the 3rd round.
Cannot believe he fell this far. No holes in his development at all.

If this kid can find a handle on his faceoff percentage, we've just drafted our future 2nd line center.

Regier is embarrasing when it comes to his conservative style with trades, but he is very, very good at drafting.

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Absolutely outstanding pickup in the 3rd round.
Cannot believe he fell this far. No holes in his development at all.

If this kid can find a handle on his faceoff percentage, we've just drafted our future 2nd line center.

Regier is embarrasing when it comes to his conservative style with trades, but he is very, very good at drafting.
Huh? He has been good in trades, despite his Golisano-Brand handcuffs. His knock has been free agency activity...

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Like this kid A LOT!! Never would have thought he'd drop to us in the 3rd round!

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06-25-2011, 03:44 PM
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Huh? He has been good in trades, despite his Golisano-Brand handcuffs. His knock has been free agency activity...
Huh? His trades have in point of fact, not been of the blockbuster variety.
He is, in point of fact, very conservative.
I mean, even his peers int he GM ranks openly state such.

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