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Maple Leafs sign D prospect Andrew MacWilliam from North Dakota.

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04-03-2013, 07:52 PM
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For the people angry at acquiring O'Byrne; think about it this way:

O'Byrne
MacWilliam

for

4th


I make that move every single time.
I'm not angry at the O'Byrne trade, but lol at this rationale.

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04-03-2013, 08:37 PM
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How does this guy compare to DeKeyeser (sp) in terms of potential?

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I think he has injured as many college kids as frattin, if not more.

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His potential isn't as far from DeKeyser's as people think. I have watched both extensively over the past few years
DeKeyser's potential=Rob Scuderi
MacWilliam's potential=Matt Greene

Both are defensive defenseman with limited offensive upside. It kind of depends what you want in terms of a defensive stalwart. DeKeyser is the better skater with a better defensive stick. MacWilliam is more physical and better along the boards and in the trenches, he is also fearless and more than willing to stick up for his teammates. Both have a very good first pass out of the zone, but will never be mistaken as puck-rushing, offensive defenseman.

I would say MacWilliam's potential is a 5 or 6 defensive dman, while DeKeyser's is a 4-5 defensive dman.

Don't get me wrong, DeKeyser is a good prospect, but the hype around him is because he is the best player in the NCAA that is undrafted. Most of the best players have been drafted.

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04-03-2013, 10:28 PM
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I suppose I'll just leave this gem here



He's really matured physically since then.

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04-03-2013, 10:32 PM
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He looks alot like a young John Holmes.

Google him if you don't know who he is...I don't want to get an infraction.

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04-03-2013, 10:36 PM
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How does this guy compare to DeKeyeser (sp) in terms of potential?
As of right now, definitely less it seems.

On another note, guy's this isn't a "free wallet" prospect signing.

We drafted Andrew MacWilliam in 08 draft 188TH OVERALL)

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04-03-2013, 10:39 PM
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I'm pretty sure he can't because he signed a pro contract
Nonis said he'd see some time with the Marlies this year.

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04-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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He'll top out as a 3rd pairing guy in the NHL IMO. Good to see him locked up, though.

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04-03-2013, 11:01 PM
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I suppose I'll just leave this gem here



He's really matured physically since then.
Oh Jesus that's hilarious

"I don't even hit people at some points on the ice. Know why? No cameras. If it's not on film, why even bother?"


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04-04-2013, 06:38 AM
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how are the two related?
People are under the assumption that MacWilliam is an NCAA UFA signing.

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Selected by Toronto Maple Leafs round 7 #188 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft

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He looks alot like a young John Holmes.

Google him if you don't know who he is...I don't want to get an infraction.
Won't people need to see his face in order to get what you're talking about?

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Oh Jesus that's hilarious

"I don't even hit people at some points on the ice. Know why? No cameras. If it's not on film, why even bother?"

That's too funny. Seems like a great character guy in the exact mould of defenseman we've been looking for: big, mean, defensively sound, a leader, plus that added bonus of personality.

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Excited to see him get signed ..... hits like a truck, is a leader and can grow a wicked dirtstache
Well, I'm sold!

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Great Dman in college. I had the opportunity to watch him play quite a bit, and he's a guy that puts his defensive responsibilities first.

Also hits like a freight train. Bigtime leader, and can eat up major minutes.
Sounds like what many of us were hoping to snag yesterday

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04-07-2013, 12:32 PM
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When is Andy reporting to the Marlies? He isn't showing on their roster as of today. Nonis says in the attached article he was to report to the Marlies.
http://www.wday.com/event/article/id...roup/homepage/

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remember bill sweatt?
...or Josh Nicholls

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Seems like a tank. Did a lot of fighting in his junior A days, maybe a Mark Fraser type. Cant complain about that with a 7th rounder either

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When is Andy reporting to the Marlies? He isn't showing on their roster as of today. Nonis says in the attached article he was to report to the Marlies.
http://www.wday.com/event/article/id...roup/homepage/
He's finishing his school year up first.

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Him and Joe Colborne were team mates in Jr A.....

I watched him play about 10 times the last 3 years and he hits hard....his body positioning on the rush is outstanding at the NCAA level....lets see how he adjusts to bigger fast players. Should be fun to watch the balance of this year and see how he does.....he could really throw them in Jr A.....

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Seems like a tank. Did a lot of fighting in his junior A days, maybe a Mark Fraser type. Cant complain about that with a 7th rounder either
He definitely looks like he's all business. Interesting that he's been a teammate of both Frattin and Colborne before. Has to bode well for our team.

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