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03-07-2013, 10:14 AM
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These are really good interviews Mark. Really enjoyable, hope you let Michelle know for us.
Michelle is excellent. She loves the game and does her homework before interviews.

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Ryan Pulock - The Next Ones profile is live.

Find out which NFLer Pulock is (loosely) compared to plus much, much more insight into the prospoct who is much more than a booming shot.

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Tweet last night from Bob McKenzie said one head scout he spoke to had him in his top 10.

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04-28-2013, 12:14 PM
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Pulock has been my favorite D-Man in this draft since the start of the year. Really hope he makes to to the Flames second 1st round pick!

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Top Shelf Prospects: Ryan Pulock

Here is a scouting report on Ryan Pulock. Top Shelf Prospects has him ranked as our number 7 prospect. That wicked shot is sure to be a dangerous asset even at the NHL level.

http://lastwordonsports.com/2013/04/...yer-profile-7/

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Here is a scouting report on Ryan Pulock. Top Shelf Prospects has him ranked as our number 7 prospect. That wicked shot is sure to be a dangerous asset even at the NHL level.

http://lastwordonsports.com/2013/04/...yer-profile-7/
What an in-depth scouting report, great site !

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05-08-2013, 01:36 PM
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He gets ripped apart pretty good in the THN draft preview. Yikes.

''Some scouts think he'll struggle to be a top 6 defenceman.''

''Might be as good now as he's ever going to be.''

''A lot of guys in this draft will go by him down the road.''

''His size and mobility are average.''

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05-08-2013, 07:19 PM
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He gets ripped apart pretty good in the THN draft preview. Yikes.

''Some scouts think he'll struggle to be a top 6 defenceman.''

''Might be as good now as he's ever going to be.''

''A lot of guys in this draft will go by him down the road.''

''His size and mobility are average.''
I think he has enough to improve on that he we will certainly grow. I would say that his size and mobility are above average at this point. He doesn't have a ton of room to add wait. Probably tops out at 6'1" 220. Already 211. I personally love the way he skates. Will translate well IMO. I have very few doubts he will be a top 6 somewhere. He is too good.

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He gets ripped apart pretty good in the THN draft preview. Yikes.

''Some scouts think he'll struggle to be a top 6 defenceman.''

''Might be as good now as he's ever going to be.''

''A lot of guys in this draft will go by him down the road.''

''His size and mobility are average.''
How big do you have to be before your size is an advantage? He is already bigger than the 3 Norris finalists this year. And no I am not comparing Pulock to any of them skill wise. I think he could fall in the draft, but when he was healthy this year he was a game changer. At worst he is gonna be a high quality pp quarterback. Just seems like he is a player that there will be a wide range on. Some team will have him high but will get him later in first round.

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Bobby Mac on TSN's combine tonight show called Pulock the biggest wildcard of the draft. Said several scouts he talked to see Pulock as a 2nd round prospect, while other scouts see him as a top 15.

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The problem is that too many defensemen in this draft excel at certain areas of the game over him. Morrissey with offense, Santini defensively and that's not even talking about guys who are probably locks to go before him in Nurse, Ristolainen, and Zadorov (Jones is obvious).

With Pulock you'll have to buy into luck being against him this year to pick him over the other defensemen mentioned. He could be viewed as a defenseman version of Grigorenko and what happened with him in last year's draft.

When he is picked half of the board will instantly say that he was a steal while the other half will laugh at the team getting suckered into the hype.

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05-31-2013, 07:23 PM
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With Pulock you'll have to buy into luck being against him this year to pick him over the other defensemen mentioned. He could be viewed as a defenseman version of Grigorenko and what happened with him in last year's draft.
So you are saying he is going 12?

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So you are saying he is going 12?
No I'm saying that he was touted to go higher before the start of the season and every excuse in the world has been given for his performance throughout the year.

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No I'm saying that he was touted to go higher before the start of the season and every excuse in the world has been given for his performance throughout the year.
The knock on Grigs was he was lazy. In the case of Pulock I do think some of the "excuses" are legit(he was playing hurt, alot of the top players from last year aren't on the team anymore hence the decrease in stats)

All that being said I was joking about going 12th but I don't see him and Grigs in the same boat. As an Islanders fan I put him on my short list of guys who could be available at 15 that I wouldn't mind drafting. Offensive Right Handed Defensemen are harder to find(right handed defensemen in General are a tougher find)


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Wondering how Avalanche fans would feel with a MacKinnon + Pulock package in case they could trade up a bit and get Pulock at 20 or so. Not sure if they would feel they'd have too many similar prospects on D with Barrie and Elliot already with the team.

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I hope Flyers take him or Morrissey at 11th.

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No I'm saying that he was touted to go higher before the start of the season and every excuse in the world has been given for his performance throughout the year.

Excuses? Did you watch, follow or know the challenges the entire Brandon Wheat Kings organization went through this last year?

4 top scores moved on, 3 top d-men left....

Pulock had struggles based on a few things....

1. Injuries, took a slapshot to the face, broken orbital bone, out and then played injured.
2. Broken wrist, played injured but also had some games off.
3. Losing players such as Mark stone, Dzsursinsky(sp), Walker, Ferland..plus others, puts the offence and Powerplay in to a tail spin....Pulock was still great on the PP, but once Bertaggia was traded, there wasn't much scoring punch up front.

Also at the age of 18 he was given to "C" for the team....and being a young "C" on a losing team, in your draft year and a couple injuries...pressure is high.

But do explain how any of these "excuses" could be validated as not real....because they are all pretty big challenges for a guy in his draft year....

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Excuses? Did you watch, follow or know the challenges the entire Brandon Wheat Kings organization went through this last year?

4 top scores moved on, 3 top d-men left....

Pulock had struggles based on a few things....

1. Injuries, took a slapshot to the face, broken orbital bone, out and then played injured.
2. Broken wrist, played injured but also had some games off.
3. Losing players such as Mark stone, Dzsursinsky(sp), Walker, Ferland..plus others, puts the offence and Powerplay in to a tail spin....Pulock was still great on the PP, but once Bertaggia was traded, there wasn't much scoring punch up front.

Also at the age of 18 he was given to "C" for the team....and being a young "C" on a losing team, in your draft year and a couple injuries...pressure is high.

But do explain how any of these "excuses" could be validated as not real....because they are all pretty big challenges for a guy in his draft year....
I think you should look up the definition of the word excuse and not take it so negative. In fact don't take it so personal as well, you're getting a little wound up over an 18 year old boy.

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Pulock lead his team in scoring with 46 points. Besides like 3 players,Brandon is a terrible team. If he played on a better team I think he'd be getting more hype. I still think he'll go top 15.

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He gets ripped apart pretty good in the THN draft preview. Yikes.

''Some scouts think he'll struggle to be a top 6 defenceman.''

''Might be as good now as he's ever going to be.''

''A lot of guys in this draft will go by him down the road.''

''His size and mobility are average.''

This comment makes no sense to me...if it's even possible for a prospect to have peaked before he's been drafted, why does it apply to Pulock and not others???

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Pulock lead his team in scoring with 46 points. Besides like 3 players,Brandon is a terrible team. If he played on a better team I think he'd be getting more hype. I still think he'll go top 15.
I get this sense too.

What's a good NHL comp for Pulock?

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I get this sense too.

What's a good NHL comp for Pulock?
The one I've used is a right-handed Jason Garrison. Both guys aren't the greatest skaters but play a similar style and have bombs for shots.

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The one I've used is a right-handed Jason Garrison. Both guys aren't the greatest skaters but play a similar style and have bombs for shots.
Not sure I it's just me, but I have never noticed that he was a bad skater. Never heard a knock on his skating until quotes from anonymous scouts started coming out. Always thought he was smooth and strong on his feet. Thought it was a strength of his actually. Everyone's different I guess.

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Not sure I it's just me, but I have never noticed that he was a bad skater. Never heard a knock on his skating until quotes from anonymous scouts started coming out. Always thought he was smooth and strong on his feet. Thought it was a strength of his actually. Everyone's different I guess.
I still don't think it's a strength of his. It's above average now, but it's improved a lot in the past 18 months. It was definitely below average in his 16 year old season.

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This comment makes no sense to me...if it's even possible for a prospect to have peaked before he's been drafted, why does it apply to Pulock and not others???
I think there are scouts who see Pulock as nearly maxed out physically. There's not a lot of room to add much more to his frame. Sure he could improve his game, but physically, he's probably as close as he's ever gonna be.

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