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09-23-2012, 07:36 PM
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Homer vote.

Granlund, Coyle, Phillips, Zucker, Larsson and Bulmer up front.

Then you've got Brodin, Scandella, Cuma and Kampfer and a couple others on D.

Along with a couple recent college grads like Genoway (near enough to pt/g defensemen at UND) and Justin Fontaine (3 straight pt/g+ seasons at UMD).

And then Matt Hackett and Darcy Keumper in net.

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09-23-2012, 07:38 PM
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May not be the best, but the Marlies will be a top team.

Scrivens, Owuya and Rynnas in net.

Holzer, Gardiner, Kostka, Ranger, Blacker, Yeo and Fraser on defense.

Kadri, Aucoin, Zigomanis, Colborne, Frattin, Ashton, Ross, Komarov, Deschamps, D'amigo, Mckegg, Hamilton, Abbott up front.

Should be a pretty damn good team. They've only improved since going to the Calder Cup final last season.

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09-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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The funny thing about this, is the Crunch are very much stacked at the moment, and they will stay that way after the lockout ends, unlike most of the other teams mentioned. They are scary stacked.

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09-23-2012, 07:56 PM
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Norfolk will have Palmieri, Holland, Etem, Vatanen, and Lindholm to name a few.

Vatanen-Lindholm will be filthy.

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09-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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OKC will destroy some teams.

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09-23-2012, 08:02 PM
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The funny thing about this, is the Crunch are very much stacked at the moment, and they will stay that way after the lockout ends, unlike most of the other teams mentioned. They are scary stacked.
The Aero's will only lose Granlund and Scandella if a lockout ends. The bulk of their top prospects that came in this year would likely stay in Houston.

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09-23-2012, 08:02 PM
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OKC will destroy some teams.
Or tank.

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09-23-2012, 08:04 PM
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the calder cup will be between bport and okc

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09-23-2012, 08:15 PM
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OKC has my vote. Marlies are going to be very good as well. At least the lockout has made the AHL a bit more interesting.

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09-23-2012, 08:30 PM
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Habs don't have stars going down to Hamilton but Palushaj, Leblanc and Geoffrion will help the many youngsters who are turning pro, even though they're mostly defencemen.
Yea Hamilton should definitely be a lot better this year with guys like Tinordi, Beaulieu, Gallagher, Bournival, Ellis and Holland. Not to mention a full year from Leblanc, Palushaj and Geoffrion without them being called up and sent down constantly.

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09-23-2012, 08:43 PM
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Brandon Bollig, Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Nick Leddy, Dylan Olsen have been sent to the A from chicago. shaw, bollig, hayes and olsen are just returning with leddy kruger and saad being new additions.

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09-23-2012, 08:44 PM
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The Oklahoma City Barons should walk through everyone. Eberle and Nugent will be the two best forwards in the league by a longshot. Add in guys like Justin Schultz returning youngsters like Paajarvi and Lander plus stars from last year like Danis, Hartikkanen, Cornet and Plante if they don't absolutely smash there way to a Calder cup I'd be floored.

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09-23-2012, 08:48 PM
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Obviously OKC.

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09-23-2012, 08:52 PM
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not really surprising since most of these guys were gonna be in the A to begin with this season, but Wilkes Barre/Scranton's defense unit is going to be insane. Forwards aren't very deep though, so I wouldn't put them at the top or say they're incredibly "stacked," but the wealth of D prospects the Pens have will definitely make it tough on the opposition if everybody plays to their levels

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09-23-2012, 08:59 PM
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The Pirates' defense will look something like this:

OEL
Rundblad
Stone
Gormley
Last two.. Who cares because the top four are just nasty.

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09-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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OKC






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09-23-2012, 09:16 PM
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I don't expect Houston to win it all but I at least expect them to be competitive.

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09-23-2012, 09:25 PM
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Rochester looks terrible
















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09-23-2012, 10:00 PM
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So the lesson of this thread is to watch the AHL until the lockout ends

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09-23-2012, 10:18 PM
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So the lesson of this thread is to watch the AHL until the lockout ends
Yes.

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09-23-2012, 10:22 PM
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Habs are graduating their best crop of CHL kids in 2 decades:

Tinordi
Gallagher
Holland
Bournival
Beaulieu
Ellis
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Leblanc
Geoffrion

Hamilton will be fun to watch

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09-23-2012, 10:29 PM
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OKC is going to be the favourite, I think.

Syracuse is obviously going to be good, ditto for Norfolk and the Marlies. The Pirates D looks phenomenal, but we'll have to see how the team as a whole pans out. Houston could be good with its influx of Minnesota's strong prospect pool.

Bingo might rebound (seeing that they'll be getting some upgrades up front and on D). I don't expect them to be contenders, though.

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can OKC break AHL records?

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09-23-2012, 10:31 PM
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OKC > Edmonton Oilers

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09-23-2012, 10:45 PM
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can OKC break AHL records?
Like Norfolks record last season? Realistically that is a huge feat.

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OKC > Edmonton Oilers
That made me laugh more than it should have.


Also to everyone saying OKC, do you think the lockout will last all season? Some teams are stacked without NHL players coming down, and soon as RNH, Eberle, Hall leave what do you think will happen to the team?

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