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RW/C Mark McNeill (2011, 18th overall, Chicago)

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04-20-2011, 05:02 PM
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... That third rate club band is this band known as "Metallica".... I hear they're pretty good....

Anywho. Totally random, but this kid reminds me of Ryan Getzlaf in every way. He's even balding prematurely like Getzlaf
But he wasn't balding as an 18 year old by the looks of it...

Ryan Getzlaf WHL profile pic.JPG
(from Google search)

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04-20-2011, 05:03 PM
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I think this kid is one of those players that might surprise people and stick with an NHL team sooner than expected, maybe even next year.

Kind of like a Clifford or Wayne Simmonds.
McNeill has the physique to stick sooner than later. But it'll depend on his hockey sense and the team's developmental philosophy I suppose.

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04-21-2011, 03:54 AM
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Doesn't it look like he's somewhat short on explosiveness? He does a lot of nice things, but he doesn't really leave me with an impression of someone with either the speed or strength or dominate in those departments.

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04-21-2011, 04:00 PM
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I can see the Wild drafting him at #10.

He's in the same tier as Armia, Zibanejad, Saad, Jensen, and Biggs. They are all pretty much right there, depending on a team's interest.

I have him ahead of Saad and Biggs.

And I really think that he is a viable option at 10 too.

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04-22-2011, 10:06 PM
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he should be a 10-15 pick

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04-22-2011, 10:14 PM
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05-18-2011, 03:27 PM
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it's Ecklund but it's interesting and Burke should warrant his own camera to follow him around on draft day with all those picks

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?p...5&blogger_id=1

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#1 Toronto.
They may not have their own first rounder, but Brian Burke has assembled quite a few extra picks and he wil be trying to work his way up the ladder. I keep hearing the Leafs love Mark McNeil, a center from the P.A. Raiders. Great hands and a your definitive power forward. There are rumors the Leafs could use their picks to move up and grab McNeil.

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05-18-2011, 03:30 PM
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Good feature on Mark by The Pipeline Show......a Q+A with 10 NHL scouts....

http://thepipelineshow.blogspot.com/...neil.html#more

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05-18-2011, 03:36 PM
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it's Ecklund but it's interesting and Burke should warrant his own camera to follow him around on draft day with all those picks

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?p...5&blogger_id=1
If Boston makes it to the Cup Finals their 1st will be virtually a 2nd round pick. IMO #19 and #31 from Edmonton is much more appealing than Philly's and Boston's 1st round picks if the Oilers decide to make a push for McNeill.

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05-18-2011, 03:55 PM
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^ It always makes me laugh when people say "practically a 2nd", or vice versa. Why not just say "late 1st"...because that's what it is? But, yes, you're right, Edmonton will win the Mark McNeill competition. You win.

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05-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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Breaking news, 30 clubs will be after McNeill. Some with more interest than others.

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06-25-2011, 03:27 AM
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Love this pick for the Hawks. They were lucky he was there and they have their future No. 2 C.

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06-25-2011, 12:20 PM
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For the record, he's a Hawks fan. Too bad they basically have no shot at him. Lol.

If the Avs end up with the Blues 1st rounder this year I would love if they could get one of Siemens or McNeill.
Funny how the draft works out sometime!

Hope both Siemens & McNeil develop for their respective teams!

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06-25-2011, 08:12 PM
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Sharp-Toews-Kane
K.Hayes-McNeil-Hossa
Bickell-Bolland-Smith
Saad-Kruger-

Furture looks bright

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06-25-2011, 08:20 PM
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Sharp-Toews-Kane
K.Hayes-McNeil-Hossa
Bickell-Bolland-Smith
Saad-Kruger-

Furture looks bright
Sharp-Toews-Kane
Morin-McNeill-Hossa
K.Hayes-Bolland-Kruger
Beach-Flick-Paradis

Keith-Seabrook
Leddy-Olsen
Clendening-Johns

Crawford

Yeah.. that looks pretty ****ing awesome.

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07-15-2011, 11:33 AM
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Mark Mcneill

Do you guys think hes Nhl ready? He's a big guy, hes got the size...I'm still wondering when the hawks are gonna give him a contract.

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07-15-2011, 12:08 PM
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Could he play in the NHL... yes, should he play in the NHL... no. Give him time to improve his all around skill set, and dominate junior before you rush him to the show. Hawks have no need to rush him.

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07-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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He is a very good prospect but he got left out of WJHC summer camp roster. If he cant crack that roster I doubt he'll make it to NHL this season.
http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=45328

Physically he is good enough to be a 4th liner for CHI this season

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07-15-2011, 12:19 PM
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Good thing about McNeill, even if his offensive game doesn't pan out you've got a great bottom six'er.

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07-15-2011, 12:45 PM
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It sounded like he could handle a bottom 6 role.

But why should we give him one? It would be better for his development to go back to juniors.

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07-15-2011, 01:14 PM
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Yah, your right, Im just excited to see him play

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07-15-2011, 01:21 PM
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Excellent player.
Another year in the Dub would benefit both him and the Hawks.

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07-15-2011, 01:27 PM
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I think with big, powerful, but talented players especially, guys who will sort of default to bottom 6 roles if they're not "ready," you have to take your time. You look at guys like Getzlaf, Backes, Perry, Ryan, Clowe, etc., all were given plenty of time to hone their skills and really dominate at lower levels before moving up to the NHL, and it worked out real well for them. Bring McNeill up now, and you risk him just getting sort of mentally comfortable in a grinder role, when the potential could be there for him to be a lot more.

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07-15-2011, 01:29 PM
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The majority of his points last season came because he was so much stronger than everyone else he was playing against. He was on a completely different level and he could not be handled or even touched for that matter. If he goes to the NHL this up coming season he wont have that advantage like he had with Prince Albert. He'll be on the same playing level and his main advantage will be gone.

I'd give him at least one more year in Junior to work on his game. It wouldn't hurt.

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07-15-2011, 01:34 PM
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Yeah give him time, then next year a Toews-Bolland-McNeill punch down the middle will be crazy good, and McNeill could take the 2C spot a year or 2 later

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