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08-10-2012, 02:38 PM
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Burrows 2.0

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08-10-2012, 03:47 PM
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I still don't see it. I'd expect he plays in the ECHL this year (not a death wish since Burrows did start there), but I don't think he will amount to anything special. Still would have preferred Severson.

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08-10-2012, 05:44 PM
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I still don't see it. I'd expect he plays in the ECHL this year (not a death wish since Burrows did start there), but I don't think he will amount to anything special. Still would have preferred Severson.
How many times did you see Mallet last season?

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08-10-2012, 08:05 PM
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Not too sure how to answer that question, it's certainly the highest scoring league. It isn't uncommon to have players put up high offensive numbers in the Q. What you could do though is look at what other 1st round picks out of the Q accomplished at the same age, use that as a comparison. There were no Q forwards drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 draft (Mallet's draft year) so we kind of need to compare 2009 Q 1st rounders and their stats 2 years after their draft year.
wasnt it the lowest scoring league this year?

people need to stop thinking that it's the 90s with 150pt dudes in the Q going undrafted

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08-10-2012, 10:32 PM
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I'm hoping for a bigger, fightier Martin Gelinas.

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Liking Mallet's fights. Gets guys to turn their head pretty quick with his jabs. Can land some solid shots. Throws big hits. Me likey.

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08-10-2012, 11:34 PM
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Am I the only one who sees him as a boom-bust type prospect at this point?

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08-10-2012, 11:43 PM
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Am I the only one who sees him as a boom-bust type prospect at this point?
probably? he's defensively aware and fights and clearly isn't afraid of playing that role. if he can't score at a professional level he can almost certainly hit fight and suppress scoring chances against other 4th lines enough to make him a plus-replacement player

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08-10-2012, 11:51 PM
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probably? he's defensively aware and fights and clearly isn't afraid of playing that role. if he can't score at a professional level he can almost certainly hit fight and suppress scoring chances against other 4th lines enough to make him a plus-replacement player
His biggest challenge in his first AHL season might be picking his spots to fight. He has to prove that he is a player. But he has a reputation as a fighter, so every puncher in the AHL is going to want to get a measure of him.

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08-11-2012, 12:05 AM
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probably? he's defensively aware and fights and clearly isn't afraid of playing that role. if he can't score at a professional level he can almost certainly hit fight and suppress scoring chances against other 4th lines enough to make him a plus-replacement player
I guess I see him as such simply 'cause of his developmental path. It's on a sharp rise - does it continue or has he plateaued.

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08-11-2012, 12:21 AM
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wasnt it the lowest scoring league this year?

people need to stop thinking that it's the 90s with 150pt dudes in the Q going undrafted
Not the lowest scoring, I think it's still the highest since there's less teams than in the other 2 leagues but the margin is getting smaller than it used to be.

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08-11-2012, 12:24 AM
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The guy never started putting up points until last year because he was never really given the chance. He was overlooked as a fighter energy guy. Give him some more time to develop an offensive game and I think it will come. People that have the passion and love for hockey that this guy seems to have find a way. Burrows 2.0? Ya maybe, except he will pound the decency out of guys instead of pulling there hair. I love the frenchies. This is a good pick, i'll put all my vCash on it.

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08-11-2012, 01:48 AM
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Wasn't a fan of the pick but I'm not a scout. Then again neither are the Guys the Canucks hired. Hope he pans out.

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08-11-2012, 01:59 AM
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It might be a reach but atleast it'll be good to develop depth guys that are tough.

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Burrows 2.0
Unfortunately, without our luck he's Archibald 2.0.

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I know the pick seems off the board but there haven't been too many scout "critics" of this pick. Can't we wait to judge the kid after he arrives at training camp? All reports from his showing at the Canucks Development Camp everyone was really high on him.

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08-11-2012, 11:16 AM
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At the time I really wanted Severson (and still do), but Mallet is an intriguing prospect and I'm not as disappointed now as I was during the draft.

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How can you be a boom/bust pick if you're physical, hit, play PK, score ... It's s safe pick if anything, at worst you probably have kid who at the worst plays for your ahl affiliate and probably gets a cup of coffee in the show.

Boom/bust to me are the guys the only have a finesse offensive game that couldn't play bottom 6 minutes...Mallet looks like he can.

Grenier is the epitome of a boom/bust pick.

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How can you be a boom/bust pick if you're physical, hit, play PK, score ... It's s safe pick if anything, at worst you probably have kid who at the worst plays for your ahl affiliate and probably gets a cup of coffee in the show.

Boom/bust to me are the guys the only have a finesse offensive game that couldn't play bottom 6 minutes...Mallet looks like he can.

Grenier is the epitome of a boom/bust pick.
I guess the risk factor comes from him being older and only having had the one big season.

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Unfortunately, without our luck he's Archibald 2.0.
Archibald would be a totally different player if he could skate. From all reports, this kid can skate.

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Archibald would be a totally different player if he could skate. From all reports, this kid can skate.
This is what I like about the player development since Gillis took over... You know that Gillis is doing everything he can to make Archibald a better skater... and he's doing / will do everything he can to work on Mallet's deficiencies... I don't think Connauton is even in the breathe of being a potential NHL player, if Gillis isn't doing everything he can to work on Connauton's deficiencies over the last few years...

I like Mallet as a prospect, because I think the Canucks will develop him real well, and the "raw materials" seem to be there that he can be molded into a legit prospect / future NHL-calibre player...

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How can you be a boom/bust pick if you're physical, hit, play PK, score ... It's s safe pick if anything, at worst you probably have kid who at the worst plays for your ahl affiliate and probably gets a cup of coffee in the show.

Boom/bust to me are the guys the only have a finesse offensive game that couldn't play bottom 6 minutes...Mallet looks like he can.

Grenier is the epitome of a boom/bust pick.
I would tend to agree. Mallet seems to be the opposite of boom/bust IMO. Could play on your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th line.

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08-11-2012, 06:17 PM
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Even Burrows 1.0 + middle weight fighting is still one hell of a player to have only your 3rd line. Excellent PK, hitting, defensively great, fast, 30-40 points, toughness.

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