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LD Duncan Siemens (2011, 11th overall, Colorado)

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10-04-2012, 05:45 PM
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Siemens looked pretty bad on Dumba's goal last night...
And what? He had a really solid game besides that.

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10-04-2012, 06:55 PM
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Siemens looked pretty bad on Dumba's goal last night...
And so would have any defender in the league...

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10-04-2012, 07:06 PM
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Won't say too much, except that this whole situation is being WAY overblown. Siemens was embarrassed more than anything....not mad at his teammates or the coaches. He's not about to let it turn into a lockerroom killing situation.

He's manned up, taken it in stride and has been fantastic ever since Walker was named C and named his alternates without including Siemens.

It's less pressure for him and I think that's a good thing.

Looking back, handing the C to a barely-turned 18 year old last season ended up being the wrong choice and it really wasn't Siemens fault that the experiment never worked out.
That's good to hear. From the outside looking in it looked a lot worse than what it sounds like it really is.

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10-04-2012, 08:53 PM
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So no one knows or can say what Siemens did to have that happen to him?

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10-04-2012, 09:11 PM
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Won't say too much, except that this whole situation is being WAY overblown. Siemens was embarrassed more than anything....not mad at his teammates or the coaches. He's not about to let it turn into a lockerroom killing situation.

He's manned up, taken it in stride and has been fantastic ever since Walker was named C and named his alternates without including Siemens.

It's less pressure for him and I think that's a good thing.

Looking back, handing the C to a barely-turned 18 year old last season ended up being the wrong choice and it really wasn't Siemens fault that the experiment never worked out.
While I mostly agree, can you really say it's being "WAY overblown." Lorne obviously knew what he was doing and the noise it would create when he made the decision, especially when he didn't even get an A. He's an 11th overall pick top prospect so it is going to create some news and blowback.

With that being said, if it was the right long-term decision made with sound reasoning, I don't see any reason to question the decision. If you feel its best for your team in a Memorial Cup season you have to do it. Not a lot of room for margin for error this season and if there was trouble in the room with respecting his leadership, obviously changes were needed and it could end up benefitting his game.

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10-04-2012, 09:39 PM
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While I mostly agree, can you really say it's being "WAY overblown." Lorne obviously knew what he was doing and the noise it would create when he made the decision, especially when he didn't even get an A. He's an 11th overall pick top prospect so it is going to create some news and blowback.

With that being said, if it was the right long-term decision made with sound reasoning, I don't see any reason to question the decision. If you feel its best for your team in a Memorial Cup season you have to do it. Not a lot of room for margin for error this season and if there was trouble in the room with respecting his leadership, obviously changes were needed and it could end up benefitting his game.
Yes, I can say it's being way overblown.

For example, our local beat writer came out with an opinion piece basically claiming this has caused a huge distraction and that it could cause a big divide in the lockerroom. It hasn't and it won't.

Those kinds of stories make me say this situation is being overblown.

Siemens is over it and is even seeming to enjoy being around the rink and his teammates more than he ever did last season, not having that extra pressure now.

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10-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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Yes, I can say it's being way overblown.

For example, our local beat writer came out with an opinion piece basically claiming this has caused a huge distraction and that it could cause a big divide in the lockerroom. It hasn't and it won't.

Those kinds of stories make me say this situation is being overblown.

Siemens is over it and is even seeming to enjoy being around the rink and his teammates more than he ever did last season, not having that extra pressure now.
Yeah, I agree the opinion piece was quite overblown. I was more referring to general fan reaction like in this thread sort of thing, more curiosity than overblowing it - should have specified more.

Will be watching Siemens closely, should be interesting to see how he bounces back from this. Been following his development since him and Scarlett ran the show in bantam in Sherwood Park.

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11-20-2012, 10:37 PM
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I didnt think much of Siemens but he really impressed me at the Subway series. Also seemed to pick it up in the games after that series! Maybe a little confidence boost, good to see!

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01-13-2013, 09:47 PM
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Duncan Siemens

Can anyone tell me what has happened to this guy since he was drafted?

This guy was suppose to be a top pairing guy and now I don't know where he Projects.

Can anyone fill me in on what has happened to him , and where his stock is now?

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01-13-2013, 09:56 PM
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He got drafted by the Avs, that's what happened.

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01-13-2013, 10:15 PM
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He's more of a defensive than a two-way defender. It's going to take some time before he's ready to take the step. There aren't any obvious warning signs regarding his development.

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He got drafted by the Avs, that's what happened.
At least he's not in Russia and hating the American way of life.

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He had some nice production early on in the WHL, you would think that would only increase right. He seems to have the skating ability to be a 2 way defender.

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He had some nice production early on in the WHL, you would think that would only increase right. He seems to have the skating ability to be a 2 way defender.
Some of the offensive production in his draft year was due to being paired with Stefan Elliott. It's not like he has hands of stone, but he probably won't be a big points guy in the NHL.

I'm fairly certain Avs knew this when they drafted him. I think they were happy with getting a big, mean, mobile mostly defensive defenseman.

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01-13-2013, 10:29 PM
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Whats a good comparison for Siemens? Always sounded like he played an Adam Foote type of game.

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What happened to him? Well Team Canada could've used him. ^ better skating Coburn is the comparison I like to use.

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01-13-2013, 10:33 PM
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Could've had Baertschi

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He started to play much better when he lost his captaincy.


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What happened to him? Well Team Canada could've used him. ^ better skating Coburn is the comparison I like to use.
Coburn might be the best skating Defender over 6'4'' ive ever seen. If this is true then thats great for the AVS.

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Can anyone tell me what has happened to this guy since he was drafted?

This guy was suppose to be a top pairing guy and now I don't know where he Projects.

Can anyone fill me in on what has happened to him , and where his stock is now?
He was never a top pairing guy. He was a physical player who can move fairly well, but frankly the Avalanche would have done a lot better to draft for skill to find a puck mover rather than simply a bottom pairing grinder.

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He was never a top pairing guy. He was a physical player who can move fairly well, but frankly the Avalanche would have done a lot better to draft for skill to find a puck mover rather than simply a bottom pairing grinder.
Bottom pairing grinder? Once you get drafted by the Avs boom trade value down, not to mention you disappear off of everyone's radar. Can't wait for the memorial cup to see him play, saw him play in the SSS and Yakupov couldn't do anything against him. Which would be helpful later on in Siemens career if he can do that in the NHL.

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01-13-2013, 11:17 PM
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He was never a top pairing guy. He was a physical player who can move fairly well, but frankly the Avalanche would have done a lot better to draft for skill to find a puck mover rather than simply a bottom pairing grinder.
I think he is a top 4 D man for sure, But There was hope at one point that he could develop into a true number 1. One of the reasons why some scouts liked him as opposed to Hamilton is because he plays more physical.

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Coburn might be the best skating Defender over 6'4'' ive ever seen. If this is true then thats great for the AVS.
Well I don't know if he has that much talent to reach Coburns level, but I am fairly confident Siemens will beat him in skating ability.

Also funny a Flyers fan brought up a thread about Siemens considering Flyers were going to pick him if Couturier didn't fall.

Personally I still prefer Bartschi, but Siemens brings an element we have lacked since the days of Foote before the lockout.

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Well I don't know if he has that much talent to reach Coburns level, but I am fairly confident Siemens will beat him in skating ability.

Also funny a Flyers fan brought up a thread about Siemens considering Flyers were going to pick him if Couturier didn't fall.

Personally I still prefer Bartschi, but Siemens brings an element we have lacked since the days of Foote before the lockout.
He's got a long way to go to reach Foote's shadow. He'd need to get bigger and meaner. I'd still trade him for a skilled puck mover if there was an offer. That said there isn't too much to like in the draft after he was taken.

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Is he attending the Avs camp?

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Is he attending the Avs camp?
No, the avs have way too many defenceman as it is. I think it's more important for his development to leave him down for the Memorial Cup.

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