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06-25-2011, 11:36 AM
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Josh Shalla, LW, 94th Overall

6'1", 194 lbs.
Saginaw - 68 GP, 47 G, 25 A, 72 PTS
Another 20-year-old.


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06-25-2011, 11:38 AM
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Another 20-year-old.
Actually won't turn 20 for three months.

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Hmmm.

I like the younger the better if they don't have the skill to be a higher pick. (Except conversely, I'm fine with slightly more developed goalies.) Because some guys really develop a lot from 18 to 20 and are undervalued at 18. Love those picks who are just barely eligible for the draft. Oh well. I like the goals number.

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6'1", 194 lbs.
Saginaw - 68 GP, 32 G, 33 A, 65 PTS
Another 20-year-old.
Decent stats, but less impressive when you see that he's an overager.

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Actually, Shalla scored 55 goals in 80 games total for Saginaw (OHL) last season. He was passed over last year and his draft profile was never updated on NHL.com...

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Actually, Shalla scored 55 goals in 80 games total for Saginaw (OHL) last season. He was passed over last year and his draft profile was never updated on NHL.com...
Good catch, I just pulled the most recent numbers of his NHL profile. Is fixed.

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At least he can score goals....I'm okay with this.

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Actually, Shalla scored 55 goals in 80 games total for Saginaw (OHL) last season.
Sweet.

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Scouting report says pure sniper with skating and work ethic questions.

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Scouting report says pure sniper with skating and work ethic questions.
So we got the North American Radulov? I'm down with that.

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Colin Wilson can educate him all about the doghouse, give him the heads up...

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Shalla with 4 goals against Windsor from last season and 1 HORRENDOUS giveaway...

Looks to be a guy that finds quiet areas around the net and needs a playmaker to set him up or pounces on rebounds left around the crease. One things for sure, he doesn't hesitate to shoot the puck when it's on his stick...

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An overager makes me uneasy. The 55 goals makes me excited. I truly hope we finally find an offensive talent in the later rounds.

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http://ohlprospects.blogspot.com/201...e-entries.html

I had Shalla as the 4th best re-entry from the OHL.

A terrific goal scorer, but not a lot else right now. He'll need to work on his skating, play at the other end of the ice, and aggressiveness away from the puck. But, as the old adage goes, you can't teach goal scoring. Plus he's actually got the size necessary to standing up to NHL defenseman in the crease. A solid pick up in the 4th this time around IMO.

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http://ohlprospects.blogspot.com/201...e-entries.html

I had Shalla as the 4th best re-entry from the OHL.

A terrific goal scorer, but not a lot else right now. He'll need to work on his skating, play at the other end of the ice, and aggressiveness away from the puck. But, as the old adage goes, you can't teach goal scoring. Plus he's actually got the size necessary to standing up to NHL defenseman in the crease. A solid pick up in the 4th this time around IMO.
Thanks for the report!

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I have watched Shalla for an extremely long time and his goal scoring touch around the net will make him a valuable 3rd line player in the future in my estimation. He has a touch around the net that is rare to find and a shot that is pretty underrated. I was shocked he didn't get picked up last season when he scored 30+ goals in his first eligible season. This kid finds rebounds like a vacuum cleaner and reminds me of how people always say that John Tavares scores. He's just always there when the puck pops loose.

You can watch virtually every goal he scored last year by going to that youtube link posted above and seeing their other videos. I'll save you the time and tell you that they all look exactly the same. There is no mystery to Shalla's game. He gets lost in the slot, finds loose pucks, and buries them decisively. The skating is a true concern with this player, but not enough to prevent him from scoring at every level below the NHL one. What he can do there remains to be seen. He should play professional hockey next season.

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I don't care if he does nothing but score goals. We drafted three other forwards who do everything else. Will Trotz be able to tolerate it? That remains to be seen, but I'm more excited about this pick than I am any other, at the moment.

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06-26-2011, 07:35 AM
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His attitude and way of scoring sounds sort of like Hornqvist.

I read where Shalla said you know you'll get roughed up by always going to the net, but that's what he does because that's what scores goals.


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