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07-01-2013, 01:17 PM
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eller is not very physical. de la rose is very physical.
Actually Eller is a pretty physical player, led all of the habs forwards in hits this season and really likes to finish his checks on the forecheck.

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Eller wasn't that physical before this season though so i can understand why people don't see him as an overly physical player.

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Eller wasn't that physical before this season though so i can understand why people don't see him as an overly physical player.
I agree, he gained weight during the offseason and was a different player. Really showed what he's capable of.

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Character! He'll do well if one day he is able to make the squad. For a European guy his age to be answering interview questions like that is very impressive. That's what people often forget on these boards. Not only do we need to pick talent and size, but we will also need to pick players who can deal with s**tty over critical fans.

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I made it a point to watch lots of the top Swedes this year. I saw lots of Lindhom, Wennberg, DeLaRose. Much less of Burakowski....

Based on some reports on DLR questionning his upside, it made me in turn question the upside of Wennberg and Lindholm. I find the CHL players a lot easier to separate. Time will tell. He could become anything....

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If DLR can play center, that will definitely increase his value. He's a comparable prospect to Gauthier IMO (if he can stick at center)

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Top Shelf Prospects like this pick. Jacob De La Rose was the 34th ranked prospect and therefore we believe it was the right pick for the Canadiens. Nice size and the kind of forward the Habs are looking for.

Full scouting report: http://lastwordonsports.com/2013/05/...er-profile-34/

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07-01-2013, 03:04 PM
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If DLR can play center, that will definitely increase his value. He's a comparable prospect to Gauthier IMO (if he can stick at center)
He's not a great puck handler, he's much better off at the wing. I don't think he has played C in a long time.

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07-01-2013, 05:27 PM
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I really like this pick!

I watched plenty games with Leksand in 11/12 when I was scouting Filip Forsberg for the 2012 draft and quite often de la Rose was the most intriguing player of the two. I said back then that I really wanted de la Rose next year and honestly I'm a bit surprised that he hasn't blossomed more yet (offensively).

However there are some explanations that he hasn't produced more. Firstly, Leksand was stacked last year and they managed to be promoted to the SEL through qualification. Secondly, he has mostly played 3rd-4th line (3 games 1st line, 19 games 3rd line and 16 games 4th line).

I hope that he gets plenty of opportunities this year in the SEL.

Some interesting stats is that he only was on the ice for 8 goals against (he was +8) in those 38 games and 4 of his 6 goals actually became game-winners. Besides a game-misconduct he also only had 6 PIM's despite playing with an edge to his game.

Obviously there is still some questionmarks for de la Rose (like every prospect), but one thing is absolutely clear (in my mind). If de la Rose ever makes the Canadiens, everyone will love this kid!

For me it's a great pick at #34 and I have high hopes for him. Also fun to get another Swede to cheer for in the SEL and I will obviously try to watch as many games as possible.

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He's not a great puck handler, he's much better off at the wing. I don't think he has played C in a long time.
He played C at the 2012 U18s I remember, but sounds like he's viewed as a 2nd/3rd line LW.

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I really like this pick!

I watched plenty games with Leksand in 11/12 when I was scouting Filip Forsberg for the 2012 draft and quite often de la Rose was the most intriguing player of the two. I said back then that I really wanted de la Rose next year and honestly I'm a bit surprised that he hasn't blossomed more yet (offensively).

However there are some explanations that he hasn't produced more. Firstly, Leksand was stacked last year and they managed to be promoted to the SEL through qualification. Secondly, he has mostly played 3rd-4th line (3 games 1st line, 19 games 3rd line and 16 games 4th line).

I hope that he gets plenty of opportunities this year in the SEL.

Some interesting stats is that he only was on the ice for 8 goals against (he was +8) in those 38 games and 4 of his 6 goals actually became game-winners. Besides a game-misconduct he also only had 6 PIM's despite playing with an edge to his game.

Obviously there is still some questionmarks for de la Rose (like every prospect), but one thing is absolutely clear (in my mind). If de la Rose ever makes the Canadiens, everyone will love this kid!

For me it's a great pick at #34 and I have high hopes for him. Also fun to get another Swede to cheer for in the SEL and I will obviously try to watch as many games as possible.

Interesting info, thanks! Looking forward to seeing how he does in the SEL next year and at the WJC's.

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I really like this pick!
Great. Hoping to see tons of reports from you. As, for me, he is the pick I was more against mostly because of who was still there. I rarely saw any games where I was impressed by him and I preferred other players at that pick for sure. So, he can only surprise me from now on and make me eat some crow. We'll wait from your reports from now on!

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I have the most hope in this pick.

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He seems to be a guy who will hit people to hurt.
Also not afraid to block shots.

Thanks for posting that video.

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Great. Hoping to see tons of reports from you. As, for me, he is the pick I was more against mostly because of who was still there. I rarely saw any games where I was impressed by him and I preferred other players at that pick for sure. So, he can only surprise me from now on and make me eat some crow. We'll wait from your reports from now on!
I'll do my best, but unfortunately I play sports myself and also are season ticket holder for another team, so I might not be able to watch as much as I would want...

I watch to little hockey from the North American skaters to know if Zykov, Compher, Dauphin, Santini, etc would have been better choices, but it's safe to say that I really like de la Rose.

I also think that if he would have played more on the 1st or 2nd line the points would have come and he would have been a first rounder. Wasn't there some talks a year ago about him possibly going mid 1st round?

The SEL will be tough next year (especially since Leksands is newcomers), so I wouldn't expect any offensive production from him next season. But if he gets the opportunity to play regulary on the 3rd-4th line in SEL and build on his sound 2-way game, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

If some people are negative about this pick I think de la Rose will surprise quite a few of you!

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I have the most hope in this pick.
I fully agree. De la Rose has great potential and was extremely happy with the pick after the 'surprise' of MacCarron.

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Is it just me, or does anyone else see a mix of Zetterberg/J.Staal/Backes in him? In an interview, he said he's 6'2" 190, so if he can get up to 210 and improve offensively, I think he could be a steal. He's already got an elite defensive game and he loves to initiate contact. He has the potential, IMO, to be one hell of a player.

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Is it just me, or does anyone else see a mix of Zetterberg/J.Staal/Backes in him? In an interview, he said he's 6'2" 190, so if he can get up to 210 and improve offensively, I think he could be a steal. He's already got an elite defensive game and he loves to initiate contact. He has the potential, IMO, to be one hell of a player.
He reminds me a little of Backes. Not quite as nasty, but he has it in him.

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I'll do my best, but unfortunately I play sports myself and also are season ticket holder for another team, so I might not be able to watch as much as I would want...

I watch to little hockey from the North American skaters to know if Zykov, Compher, Dauphin, Santini, etc would have been better choices, but it's safe to say that I really like de la Rose.

I also think that if he would have played more on the 1st or 2nd line the points would have come and he would have been a first rounder. Wasn't there some talks a year ago about him possibly going mid 1st round?

The SEL will be tough next year (especially since Leksands is newcomers), so I wouldn't expect any offensive production from him next season. But if he gets the opportunity to play regulary on the 3rd-4th line in SEL and build on his sound 2-way game, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

If some people are negative about this pick I think de la Rose will surprise quite a few of you!
Thanks again. You do as much as you can, that's the only thing we can ask from you. We also know there's like something called "life" so we won't be too furious if you skip 1 or 2 games...

As far as production for next year, well I know what to expect which is not a lot based on what you just said. Thing is you still have to hope that he shows some things offensively.

As far as being surprised...that's all I ask. I want us to have gotten a really good player. To make up for the ones I loved and didn'T get and who I'm pretty sold right now and think they will have decent careers.

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DLR will be a fan favorite and he's the type of guy who brings a lot to the table. He'll be a playoffs performer and a great character-nergy guy who plays on the edge. Great third liner with some upsides for spark plugging a second and an first line sometimes.

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Erne, Zykov, Fucale, Lehkonen!
erne wasn't even picked in the second round by patrick roy his jr coach ...now that says something about him!!!!!!!!!

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I really like this pick!

I watched plenty games with Leksand in 11/12 when I was scouting Filip Forsberg for the 2012 draft and quite often de la Rose was the most intriguing player of the two. I said back then that I really wanted de la Rose next year and honestly I'm a bit surprised that he hasn't blossomed more yet (offensively).

However there are some explanations that he hasn't produced more. Firstly, Leksand was stacked last year and they managed to be promoted to the SEL through qualification. Secondly, he has mostly played 3rd-4th line (3 games 1st line, 19 games 3rd line and 16 games 4th line).

I hope that he gets plenty of opportunities this year in the SEL.

Some interesting stats is that he only was on the ice for 8 goals against (he was +8) in those 38 games and 4 of his 6 goals actually became game-winners. Besides a game-misconduct he also only had 6 PIM's despite playing with an edge to his game.

Obviously there is still some questionmarks for de la Rose (like every prospect), but one thing is absolutely clear (in my mind). If de la Rose ever makes the Canadiens, everyone will love this kid!

For me it's a great pick at #34 and I have high hopes for him. Also fun to get another Swede to cheer for in the SEL and I will obviously try to watch as many games as possible.
Great report!

Whenever you can catch a can and give feedback it's much appreciated.

I'm already excited for the World Juniors.

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DLR will be a fan favorite and he's the type of guy who brings a lot to the table. He'll be a playoffs performer and a great character-nergy guy who plays on the edge. Great third liner with some upsides for spark plugging a second and an first line sometimes.
I just hate the question marks about his offensive upside. At the very least he needs to be a 20-30-50 guy.

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After watching a few videos. There is upside in this guy.

He's a engine on skates... he never stop. I value such intensity very much in a 18 years old kid.

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I just hate the question marks about his offensive upside. At the very least he needs to be a 20-30-50 guy.
The way I see it though, based on all his strength, there's no way he's available at 34 without those question marks.

- Big
- Fast
- Defensively Good
- Physical
- Leader
- Work Ethic on ice good
- 'Character'
- Good looks

If you mix in a consensus projection of 'has offensive skill to be a 50 point guy if he makes it' he's basically a stud that Habs fans will want to keep forever.

What's really intriguing is people see offensive upside in him. The disagreement is mostly how high that upside is...potential for him being a steal is there.


I'm off to research his shooting rate. Players who get pucks on net a lot tend to be good at producing points even if they don't have the highest skill level.


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