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11-08-2012, 04:26 PM
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Pepin and Barbashev are both the top prospects in this class IMO. Leblanc is good, but his size is not good, and he lacks strength to be a top D-man. Yea, he will score goals and offer PP help, but he lacks defensive ability.
Tell me more about this Barbashev...

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11-08-2012, 08:50 PM
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I thought they were called the Islanders ?
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Islanders? Huh?
They are the PEI Rockets; Next year they are being renamed the PEI Islanders.

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11-08-2012, 08:51 PM
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Pepin and Barbashev are both the top prospects in this class IMO. Leblanc is good, but his size is not good, and he lacks strength to be a top D-man. Yea, he will score goals and offer PP help, but he lacks defensive ability.
He's 16, he'll grow..

To the OP, they changed their name.

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11-08-2012, 09:38 PM
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He's 16, he'll grow..

To the OP, they changed their name.
http://www.peirocket.com/

The change is for 2013-14

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11-09-2012, 11:51 PM
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Yeah it will be a solid year for defensemen. I liked Gingras when I saw him, but don't think he has done enough right now to warrant a higher status. He still has a long way to go to be considered a top pro prospect.

As for Ayotte, I really like him too. He is similar to Audette. Small and soft, but very good skating and amazing hands.
I didn't get that feeling from watching Ayotte, although I could be mistaken on everything. I really wouldn't say he plays like Audette, even though that could be a false impression I have that's caused by the teams they play in.

The thing I liked most when I saw him was how he reads the play. Also seemed to have good hands. I don't remember his speed level, guess it didn't come to me as awful or excellent. I wasn't expecting a whole lot, so after he impressed me, the thing I tried to see is if he could have the downside of being soft. I didn't see signs of that. I'm pretty confident he'll be excellent for Victo after this season if he adds weight, that's the biggest thing holding his game now, I believe.

Now, to temper this, 144 pounds is really small (if the Tigres' site is right) and really has to be dedicated to add enough weight to be considered in 2 years, even though it's not unheard of. Duclair added what, 30 pounds, in about 17 months. On that side, it helps that near 6' isn't out of reach. Another thing is, after, he wasn't that impressive the times I saw him live against the Remparts, which is not surprising for a 16 years old, but it's only fair of me to mention. Still seemed good online, but of course you can't really evaluate as good.

If I respond with a delay, it's simply because I noticed that he was 2nd in 96' scoring with 9 points (6 goals) in 18 games, tied with Pépin, Aubé-Kubel and Leblanc. The first is Duncan MacIntyre, with 10 points in 18 games, all assists. Seeing that simply made me want to write a bit about that, I'd be happy to have spotted a riser before pretty much anyone

All could crash, obviously, 16 years old progression is never a sure thing, even less so when it's a year that doesn't have 16 years old statistics like those of last year.



Also, saw Pépin yesterday, and I agree that he may have potential to come out pretty early. Wasn't blown away like some 16 years old last season, but could see very good things happening for him, I'll make sure to (try to) watch him more closely now. Definitely seems better than Audette now, but of course, there can be a question of adaptation (probably much easier to adapt fast for Pépin, with his weight and better team around him).



Thought about it, and even though it (most likely) won't be as good as 2013, I'm not convinced like I was before it's going to be a bad draft year for the Q.

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11-09-2012, 11:59 PM
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Tell me more about this Barbashev...
Slick playmaking center.

14 pts in 20 games so far, still clearly adjusting but is playing better of late.

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Slick playmaking center.

14 pts in 20 games so far, still clearly adjusting but is playing better of late.
Flynn's system can take awhile to learn... Look at their record so far...

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Flynn's system can take awhile to learn... Look at their record so far...
Not to familiar with him but I heard it is a very defensive oriented system am I right?

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Not to familiar with him but I heard it is a very defensive oriented system am I right?
Yes, a sometimes boring trap style of game. There have been many rumours of players not being too pleased to play for him, as their offensive roles may be taken away. The Saulniers are probably capable of more offensively (although still pretty good as is) and perhaps it is the reason Shea left... More likely not, but you get the point...

It's a system not used by many other coaches, except maybe Benoit Groulx (Gatineau) so it can be frustrating for a team and in this case player, to gel.

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11-10-2012, 10:06 AM
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http://www.peirocket.com/

The change is for 2013-14
Oooo I thought it was an immediate change.

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11-10-2012, 05:12 PM
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Let's take a look at the top prospects currently playing in the QMJHL for the 2014 NHL Draft.

If you have any question let me know.

#1 Olivier Leblanc, D (Saint John)
#2 Ivan Barbashev, F (Moncton)
#3 Patrik Koys, F (Shawinigan)
#4 Storm Phaneuf, G (Blainville-Boisbriand)
#5 Duncan MacIntyre, D (Québec)
#6 Alexis Vanier, D (Baie-Comeau)
#7 Alexis Pépin, F (PEI)
#8 Jack Flinn, G (Sherbrooke)
#9 Cody Donaghey, D (Rouyn-Noranda)
#10 Julien Bahl, D (Blainville-Boisbriand)
#11 Mason McDonald, G (Acadie-Bathurst)
#12 Alex Bureau, G (Cape Breton)
#13 Carl Neill, D (Sherbrooke)
#14 Clark Bishop, F (Cape Breton)
#15 Nicolas Aubé-Kubel, F (Val d'Or)
#16 Ryan Falkenham, F (Halifax)
#17 Raphaël Maheux, D (Shawinigan)
#18 Daniel Audette, F (Sherbrooke)
#19 Francis Perron, F (Rouyn-Noranda)
#20 Mathieu Ayotte, F (Victoriaville)
#21 Joey Ratelle, F (Drummondville)
#22 Bokondji Imama, F (Baie-Comeau)
#23 Jonathan Deschamps, D (Sherbrooke)
#24 Anthony Gingras, D (Québec)
#25 Julio Billia, G (Chicoutimi)
At this point, I would have Barbashev first and Pépin second. I believe Carl Neil should be higher amongst D and Audette is way too low. He started the season slowly but played injured and with the least talented linemates/teammates of any player in that list. He has an assist today giving him 4 points in 4 games (one point in each game) and has been playing much better since coming back from family sitting a few games to take care of the minor injury. I expect a strong second half from him.

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11-10-2012, 06:04 PM
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I thought Neil was a Forward ?

Explains a lot.

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12-07-2012, 04:21 PM
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Why are you so high on Carl Neill? What do you like in his game. he has been great as of late by his numbers.Thanks.

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