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06-22-2012, 09:40 PM
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Good summary of scouting reports on Gaunce:

http://www.defendingbigd.com/2012/6/...g-report-video

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06-22-2012, 09:41 PM
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How long do we have to wait to see him play regular season NHL games for us? I'm guessing he's not NHL ready this year.

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The best part of this pick: we get to watch Canada with Canuck-goggles for the first the first time since Hodgson.

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Admittedly, I haven't seen him play, but I'm a bit confused with the questionable offensive upside being said of Gaunce. Put up a PPG on a low scoring team when there weren't a whole lot of CHL players in this draft to hit that type of production.
I think he gets a bit underrated because he doesn't have top end skill. He knows what he's doing offensively and has good head for the game. Always in the right spot. I think sometimes those hands can come later for these types of players. His production was excellent and that should bode well for him going forward.

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I like guys with this type of character. You know he is going to work hard to be as good as he can be by just listening to him for 30 seconds. Looks like he has a lethal shot too.

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I am very satisfied with this pick. He fits right into our prospect pool for need and was BPA.

Could be ready earlier than expected a la Ryan OReilly. 2 years as a conservative estimate.

More analysis when I get home.

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What to like about his numbers:

- PPG this year, scored 17 more points than anyone else on his team. Bellville was the third lowest scoring team in the league, so to pull out a PPG is pretty solid.

- His numbers weren't inflated by big time PP production - only 5 of 28 goals came on the PP.

- Sounds like he's a tough minutes player for Bellville, so his +4 on a bad team is impressive.

- His NHLE was tied for 6th best in the draft for first year eligibles at 10-15-25. The players ahead of him: Yakupov, Hertl, Grigorenko, Galchenyuk, and Faksa. He was tied with Girgensons and Bozon.


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06-22-2012, 09:43 PM
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I like guys with this type of character. You know he is going to work hard to be as good as he can be by just listening to him for 30 seconds. Looks like he has a lethal shot too.
We also liked Hodgsons character.

I sure hope Gillis interviewed his Dad too.

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What to like about his numbers:

- PPG this year, scored 17 more points than anyone else on his team. Bellville was the third lowest scoring team in the league, so to pull out a PPG is pretty solid.

- His numbers weren't inflated by big time PP production - only 5 of 28 goals came on the PP.

- Sounds like he's a tough minutes player for Bellville, so his +4 on a bad team is impressive.

- His NHLE was tied for 5th best in the draft for first year eligibles at 10-15-25. The players ahead of him: Yakupov, Hertl, Grigorenko, Galchenyuk, and Faksa. He was tied with Girgensons and Bozon.
Great signs. Keep the analysis coming boys.

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The best part of this pick: we get to watch Canada with Canuck-goggles for the first the first time since Hodgson.
Was just going to post this. Yay!

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I think he gets a bit underrated because he doesn't have top end skill. He knows what he's doing offensively and has good head for the game. Always in the right spot. I think sometimes those hands can come later for these types of players. His production was excellent and that should bode well for him going forward.
Yea, seems like he's a workman-like player that will get a lot of his production from within 10 feet of the net while also being a solid two-way player.

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I was surprised to see him drop so to where the Canucks could pick him. In fact, the guys I liked skjei and Finn both dropped way more than I thought

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I was surprised to see him drop so to where the Canucks could pick him. In fact, the guys I liked skjei and Finn both dropped way more than I thought
Was very surprised Skjei dropped. He's going to be a good 2nd pairing D in the NHL.

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06-22-2012, 09:48 PM
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Very happy with this. Gaunce is pretty much a typical Gillis pick. Hopefully he breaks out offensively in his next two years of junior.

Also, why doesn't Gillis ever announce the pick himself? This year and last year it was Gilman, before that Luongo, and before that Tambellini.

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Supposedly the most physically mature player in this draft. Solid pick, very happy.

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Some people know me here. I'm a Habs fan who cheers for the Canucks second.

I was hoping to move up to grab Gaunce, but I'm glad my second favourite team drafted him.

I saw Gaunce play about 25 times last year. He's the real deal. The reason he dropped so far is not his fault - it's his teams fault. Besides Subban and Gaunce, they had nothing to work with. Seriously, Gaunce carried that team to the playoffs with Subban in net. The Bulls suck.

I had him in my Top-12.

Great pick.

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Skilled center with questionable speed?

Guys, we just got Cody Hodgson back into our organization, except upgraded with size and toughness. And at an age where he'll be able to grow with the team and hopefully take over a 2nd line center position just as Henrik/Kesler get a bit long in the tooth.

And in a weak draft too!

Now my only question is how many agents has Gaunce had...

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From his twitter it appears he's a Leafs fan.

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Leafs with another win! Third period was unreal, the place was going nuts the whole last 10 mins #goleafsgo
Rielly is a Canucks fan.

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06-22-2012, 09:53 PM
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I saw Gaunce play about 25 times last year. He's the real deal. The reason he dropped so far is not his fault - it's his teams fault. Besides Subban and Gaunce, they had nothing to work with. Seriously, Gaunce carried that team to the playoffs with Subban in net. The Bulls suck.
Plus I think there were at least three picks off the board. So that helped him drop to us a bit too.

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I think Gaunce has a very good chance of being a top 6 forward. I think perhaps Gaunce playing on a pretty poor team (where he had 17 more pts then the next guy....) may hurt his potential in peoples eyes.

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I've heard something about a hot chick in a white dress next to Gaunce when he was drafted...awaiting video evidence.

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From his twitter it appears he's a Leafs fan.



Rielly is a Canucks fan.

Trade?

This could explain his facial expression when we drafted him.

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Plus I think there were at least three picks off the board. So that helped him drop to us a bit too.
Well earlier the season, he was expected to go Top-10. But his team just seemed to stop giving him support as the season wore on (a few of the younger guys seemed to die off likely due to fatigue), so he dropped huge in rankings alone.

Take it from me, a guy who watched him play plenty of times. You guys got a really good player.

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Good summary of scouting reports on Gaunce:

http://www.defendingbigd.com/2012/6/...g-report-video
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Gaunce is physically mature and could be just a year away from being NHL ready.

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Some people know me here. I'm a Habs fan who cheers for the Canucks second.

I was hoping to move up to grab Gaunce, but I'm glad my second favourite team drafted him.

I saw Gaunce play about 25 times last year. He's the real deal. The reason he dropped so far is not his fault - it's his teams fault. Besides Subban and Gaunce, they had nothing to work with. Seriously, Gaunce carried that team to the playoffs with Subban in net. The Bulls suck.

I had him in my Top-12.

Great pick.
liking this pick even more!

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