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05-09-2013, 09:13 AM
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Johns isn't good enough to pull a Justin Schultz...not worried at all.

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05-09-2013, 12:18 PM
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Johns isn't good enough to pull a Justin Schultz...not worried at all.
Was Bill Sweatt good enough? Just because a guy's not going to have 30 NHL teams lining up for him, doesn't mean a guy like Johns wouldn't be coveted. NHL teams/Scouts know who he is and at the end of the day, only one other team needs to want to sign him for him to screw over the Hawks.

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05-09-2013, 12:33 PM
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maybe the Hawks don't want to give him a contract yet?
That seems unlikely, but you never know.

I've had this in the back of my mind since he was seen with a Blues hat on. Seemed odd.

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I saw him a couple of times this year, and felt he has a lot of work to do and would be one guy who would really benefit by turning pro. Another year of college won't do anything for his development. I'm surprised.

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I think the 50 contracts is a problem right now. If they were unable to sign Drew LeBlanc I think they would have signed Johns. I still think Johns gets signed before next season.
He would not have counted for this year. The contract would have been counted for next year. Just like Garrett Ross' contract.

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Was Bill Sweatt good enough? Just because a guy's not going to have 30 NHL teams lining up for him, doesn't mean a guy like Johns wouldn't be coveted. NHL teams/Scouts know who he is and at the end of the day, only one other team needs to want to sign him for him to screw over the Hawks.
Good point, but he isn't worth crying over if he is anything like Bill Sweatt.
If the Hawks like him, he'll get signed, if he doesn't want to sign with the Hawks...see ya later.

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05-09-2013, 03:23 PM
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If he doesn't want to play for the Hawks, he would tell it to Bowman and he could trade him to the team Johns wants to play for. We could get a 3rd or 4th for his rights from them and he wouldn't have to wait 1 more year.

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Just as there’s a balance to that, Johns has tried to find the proper mix between being a college student-athlete and being a Blackhawks prospect. On the one hand, he wants to enjoy himself in college. But on the other, he knows the Blackhawks have invested in him, and he doesn’t allow himself to forget that.

Blackhawks management does pop by occasionally and remind him, too.

“They’re here once in a while for games and tell me what areas I need to work on,” said Johns, who likes to pattern his game after Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. “I’ve sat down with them and gone over video of specific games. They tell me different pointers. They’re telling me stuff my coaching is pointing out, but they’re going into more depth because they want me to progress as much as possible and be a big factor for them in the future.”

The understanding of Johns’ responsibilities has been part of his maturity on the ice since being drafted. Johns has especially tried to control his emotions and not overreact to situations in games.

Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson said he has seen Johns make strides in that area.

“He’s an emotional kid,” Jackson said. “He plays with his heart on his sleeve. Sometimes that creates a problem for him. That sometimes shows up for him. He wants to win. He wants to do well so often that sometimes it gets in the way of him doing well.

“It’s been a maturity process with him. He’s made improvements in certain parts of his game. He has to keep in control. As time goes on, I’m sure he’ll get better and better at it.”

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Would you guys recommend keeping shalunov in a keeper league that allows 25 prospects?

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Would you guys recommend keeping shalunov in a keeper league that allows 25 prospects?
He'll be in real tough to make the Hawks. He's shown flashes in the WJC and SSS, but he needs to bulk up. He could come over to the AHL next year, but that's up in the air and even if he does, will he have the commitment and patience to wait for his shot? That's up in the air as well.

At the end of the day, the Hawks have Kane and Hossa on the RW.. and a bevy of young players/prospects that can/will play as the 3rd/4th line RW in Shaw, McNeill, Danault, Morin, J.Hayes, Smith, Ross, Sauve, Beach, Calnan, K.Hayes, etc.

He'll be in tough. I like him, but he'll be in really tough.

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05-09-2013, 11:46 PM
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Would you guys recommend keeping shalunov in a keeper league that allows 25 prospects?
Low percentage to make the Hawks. Not impossible but its a long shot.

Nothing against his skills b/c he would get a good look on many other teams but the Hawks are stacked with wingers and the Hawks do not have a good history with Russian prospects for several reasons. Mostly that they dont want to play in the AHL for 2,3,4 years.

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05-10-2013, 09:11 AM
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I wouldn't keep him tbh

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Carruth and the Winterhawks won the WHL Championship a few days ago.

Carruth finishes this year's WHL playoffs with a 1.63 GAA and a .937 SV% on 506 shots against.

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05-14-2013, 11:40 AM
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Broadhurst will be playing in the memorial cup for the Knights.

He was 3rd on OHL playoffs scoring = 28 pts (10g, 18a) in 21 games.

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05-14-2013, 12:21 PM
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Excited to see Carruth and the Winterhawks finally make it to the Mem. Cup. The comeback for London was absolutely crazy.

Broadhurst was the MVP of the USHL Champs last year, and now he was a big part of the OHL Champs this year.

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05-14-2013, 04:34 PM
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thats some great and solid numbers for Carruth

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05-16-2013, 11:41 AM
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Don't know anything about him

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05-16-2013, 11:43 AM
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Rockford IceHogs agree to terms with defenseman Viktor Svedberg on AHL contract for 2013-14. Played in Swedish Elite League last season

Don't know anything about him
is he a trainer??

where the hell are they going to put all these guys?

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05-16-2013, 11:45 AM
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http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=13538

There's a little something about him. Kid is 6'8 and 21 years old.

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05-16-2013, 12:28 PM
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he was at the last rookie camp and I remember that he was good there. Finished his 2nd full season in the SEL as 21 year old. That's not really bad

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05-16-2013, 12:56 PM
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He was the giant 6'8" Swedish defenseman at prospect camp last year.

A lot of people walked away impressed with his defensive play and skating (for his size).

He wasn't a bruiser though. Not that that means anything, but people tend to have high expectations of physicality for 6'8" players.

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05-16-2013, 01:03 PM
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Can he dunk on Chara?

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05-16-2013, 01:36 PM
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Was wondering if they would sign him or not. Glad they did. Came away impressed with him in camp last summer and was really interested to see what he'd over here in North America.

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Svedberg is absolutely massive. I was in awe of how big he was when I was at prospect camp.

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05-16-2013, 01:59 PM
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I'm somewhat surprised he came over to N.A, with only an AHL deal. The Hawks probably have some sort of arrangement with him that if he does 'x', they'll sign him to an NHL deal.

Glad the Hogs signed him though.

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