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01-23-2012, 01:42 AM
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Is Jordan Weal a "real" prospect

Hey guys... I have never seen him play. His stats are sick being that he has almost 50 points more than the next closest guy on his team. That is crazy.

http://whl.ca/stats/show/type/skater...238/subtype/14

Is this guy just the next Kozun, Vey, Azevedo or does he have a shot to play in the NHL?

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01-23-2012, 02:11 AM
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Hey guys... I have never seen him play. His stats are sick being that he has almost 50 points more than the next closest guy on his team. That is crazy.

http://whl.ca/stats/show/type/skater...238/subtype/14

Is this guy just the next Kozun, Vey, Azevedo or does he have a shot to play in the NHL?
Hard to say at this stage.

Azevedo has probably missed his window with the Kings, but I wouldn't put Kozun or Vey in the no-shot-at-the-NHL group just yet. Heck, Vey is only a year older than Weal.

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Well, he signed a 3-year deal with the Kings last year after his junior season ended so he is obviously in the Kings plans for the next few years. Thing with Weal is that even if his scoring doesn't translate to the AHL or NHL he is still a gritty enough and fast enough skater to be effective in a bottom 6 role at the NHL level. His main issue is going to be his size and whether he can stay healthy. Keep in mind that Azevedo was one of the last forwards sent to Manchester this year not named Loki, so even he could still be in the Kings plans. Of course that could also be viewed as being his last shot at the Kings. Kozun and Vey are both also viable options to make the Kings in the next few years. Vey especially has looked decent for stretches in Manchester while Kozun still takes too many bad penalties but is getting better.

Back to Weal, the one thing that is encouraging is that his numbers haven't fell off since he isn't skating with Eberle anymore and that's very much a good sign.

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I'd at least let him play a full season at the pro level (AHL/ECHL) before making a further judgement on him. Odds are severely against him as only a handful of players in the past 30 years have been regular NHLers are that type of height/weight combination, but he deserves a chance to at least prove himself at the minor league level first.

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He's the weal thing.

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He's the weal thing.

He's the weal deal?

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**** just got weal

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Weal know in a few years.

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01-23-2012, 01:33 PM
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This thread just took a turn for the hilarious.

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This thread just took a turn for the hilarious.
It Wealy did

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Yeah man, what happened? You stay up too late last night?

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Everything I have heard about him tends to lean towards him being more like Azevado. I am holding out hope though.

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known the kid since I was 6 he's got unbelievable hands, top end speed, always works his tail off I would think it's fair to say he is carrying the pats to the playoffs this year too he was drafted in the 3rd round mainly due to his size he still needs time imo to get bigger before he gets a taste of the nhl but at this point I wouldn't doubt him hes had a lot of doubters and proved a lot of people wrong hes just got too much skill and determination

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Everything I have heard about him tends to lean towards him being more like Azevado. I am holding out hope though.
How so? Azevedo is creative playmaking C who's main weakness is his skating and top end speed, who is at his best when he's creating chances for his wings, but is weak on the defensive side of the game. Weal's main strengths are his defensive game, his skating and speed, and his ability to create chances for himself off of those strengths. Other than the size issue Azevedo, and Weal are almost nothing alike in terms of how they play the game. Azevedo is very much the type of player that needs to be in a scoring role or nothing at all, but Weal has the hockey sense to be effective in either a scoring role or in a checking/PK role (which is where I could see him latching on with the Kings.)

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How so? Azevedo is creative playmaking C who's main weakness is his skating and top end speed, who is at his best when he's creating chances for his wings, but is weak on the defensive side of the game. Weal's main strengths are his defensive game, his skating and speed, and his ability to create chances for himself off of those strengths. Other than the size issue Azevedo, and Weal are almost nothing alike in terms of how they play the game. Azevedo is very much the type of player that needs to be in a scoring role or nothing at all, but Weal has the hockey sense to be effective in either a scoring role or in a checking/PK role (which is where I could see him latching on with the Kings.)
What I meant is his scoring will not translate in the pro ranks.

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What I meant is his scoring will not translate in the pro ranks.
Yeah but like I said even if it doesn't translate he can still end up as a serviceable thrid or fourth line guy that can be used as a PK guy. His hockey sense and checking skill are his big strengths. He still can be a decent NHLer if his scoring doesn't translate.

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i started reading the thread then half way through I don't care about Weal....just the "weal" jokes being made!!!

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LOL at the Weal jokes

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Damn, the Weals fell off this thread in a hurry.

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I doubt the points will carry over, but he's definitely the weal deal.

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Since we're on topic... anybody think we should resign Wealy Mitchell?

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Weal eventually find out if the kids the weal deal or not.

From what I've heard, he has pretty good set of weals. Weally!

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Elmer Fudd stamp of Approval for the use W in this thread...

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You picked a fine time to leave me, loose Weal....

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