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Surprise players to make the jump this year. Or surprise cuts.

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08-22-2013, 03:12 AM
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Tyler Toffoli for sure, and probably one of Andy Andreoff, Linden Vey or Tanner Pearson. I would love to see Andreoff centering the 4th line.

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For the Rangers I could see two of Miller, Lindberg, or Fast starting in the NHL due to injuries and earning full time spots. Wouldn't rule out Danny Kristo either.

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Taylor Beck might not make the Predators' roster out of camp.

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Tyler Toffoli for sure, and probably one of Andy Andreoff, Linden Vey or Tanner Pearson. I would love to see Andreoff centering the 4th line.
Is Toffoli really a surprise though? Andreoff could be the big surprise, anchoring the fourth line and bringing some scoring with him. I doubt Pearson or Vey make it this season - maybe next year. I would love to see Vey in a Kings sweater sooner rather than later, though.

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For the Lightning, Killorn, Gudas & Panik all showed signs of being legit NHLers in their time up last year. I expect all of them to take at least a minor jump into relevance, but, I also believe Panik and Gudas could really run away with more/different responsibilities being added and excelled at.

If Panik can find a little beter timing for putting glorious moves together and get symbiotic chemistry with his linemates (I see reason he'd be the more shoot-first option on a line with Fippula and Purcell) I think he could crack 30 goals and have half be Top10 plays of the night type finishes.

If Gudas can development a little more consistency in fundamentals, added to his already outstanding ability to lay the right hits at the right times, then I think he'll get a lot more attentionnationally. Even more so if he's playing Top 4 + lots of PK and playing the physical foil Carle needs to be at his best.

Killorn I don't expect too much more notable growth. But,he's fundamentally sound and will be thrust into bigger roles for his dependability. Those roles could allow him to take a statiscal jump of note.

Longshot surprise jumps that common sense says need more time but could excel enough to force Yzerman's hand...Kucherov, Sustr, and Brown


At this point anybody but Tyrell, Pyatt, Labrie, Lee, Taormina, or Barbeiro would be a fairly surprising cut. Tyler Johnson should be the 2 or 3 center but will probably have ups and downs. Connolly could go either way without much surprise depending on how his camp goes.

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08-22-2013, 07:30 AM
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I think Lindberg makes the Rangers

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08-22-2013, 07:36 AM
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How's he progressed since the draft? He was really hyped and for a time was in the conversation for number 1.
I guess I can't really say how well he played for Red Deer. I've really only seen him play at the prospect camp last month. He looked pretty good in the little bit I saw. He must have impressed management enough during last season's compressed training camp to stay with the Wild for the nine games last season. Although he never played, it seemed more like it was a chance to give him a taste of the NHL life. I think he'll get a legitimate chance this season. He going to have to impress, as he isn't AHL eligible.

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Drewiske, Dumont to AHL vs Tinordi and McCaron in NHL and Moen could be replace by Blunden

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I think Handzus was re-signed for that role
I assumed he would shift between centering Hossa and Sharp and centering Kruger and Smith, depending on the play of Pirri

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Melart for the CBJ,

Jarmo picked him up from the Finnish league where he played on a bigger ice surface. If he can play D there, he should be better on a smaller (albeit faster) surface. He's only 24 and moving into the prime years of his career. I picture him following the career path of Jan Hejda turning into a top 4 shutdown d-man. He had a good training camp and outside of Prout, the CBJ are in need of PK/Shutdown types on D.
Depth player at best, not good enough hockey sense/skills for bigger role.

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08-22-2013, 09:26 AM
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Hejda is so much smarter though. Melart could become a 3rd pairing enforcer type of defenseman if his physical game translates well to the NHL. He has a tendency to disrupt the rhythm of a game with an ill-timed ugly hit.

His passing is ok, but it could be so much better..
As soon as I read this I confess I immediately thought of OKT and cringed. (I've seen very little of Melart, so I don't have much data to work with...)

I've suspected from the start that he's here to be the #7 guy so others can develop.


Oh, and the rationale that we need PK types is a little silly. Special teams of all kinds - PK and PP both - is where JMFJ particularly shines. We certainly wouldn't turn such players down out of hand, but it's not exactly a glaring deficiency on the blueline here.

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Drewiske, Dumont to AHL vs Tinordi and McCaron in NHL and Moen could be replace by Blunden
McCarron has a negative chance of making the NHL this season.

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For the Habs Tinordi might make it full time. Leblanc might surprised.

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Damon Severson has a outside chance of making the Devils roster.

He would have to hop Urbom/Merrill/Gelinas.

I doubt he makes it but the team is extremely high on him.
Has he really been that impressive in the summer camps and such?

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Obviously, with the injuries of Souray and Beauchemin, the younger guys like Vatanen and Lindholm could step up from the get go.

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Has he really been that impressive in the summer camps and such?
No idea, but Lou mentioned him in the list of young D-Men who had a chance at an NHL slot

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Gallagher was the popular pick two years ago and last year for a surprise player to make it.

Tinordi and Beaulieu are the popular picks, but I'll be keeping an eye on Nygren for the Habs. They have a history of finding and incorporating overage offensive defenceman prospects into the lineup (a la Streit and Diaz).

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For the Lightning, Killorn, Gudas & Panik all showed signs of being legit NHLers in their time up last year. I expect all of them to take at least a minor jump into relevance, but, I also believe Panik and Gudas could really run away with more/different responsibilities being added and excelled at.

If Panik can find a little beter timing for putting glorious moves together and get symbiotic chemistry with his linemates (I see reason he'd be the more shoot-first option on a line with Fippula and Purcell) I think he could crack 30 goals and have half be Top10 plays of the night type finishes.

If Gudas can development a little more consistency in fundamentals, added to his already outstanding ability to lay the right hits at the right times, then I think he'll get a lot more attentionnationally. Even more so if he's playing Top 4 + lots of PK and playing the physical foil Carle needs to be at his best.

Killorn I don't expect too much more notable growth. But,he's fundamentally sound and will be thrust into bigger roles for his dependability. Those roles could allow him to take a statiscal jump of note.

Longshot surprise jumps that common sense says need more time but could excel enough to force Yzerman's hand...Kucherov, Sustr, and Brown


At this point anybody but Tyrell, Pyatt, Labrie, Lee, Taormina, or Barbeiro would be a fairly surprising cut. Tyler Johnson should be the 2 or 3 center but will probably have ups and downs. Connolly could go either way without much surprise depending on how his camp goes.

Agree with this 100%..I was going to say big surprises would be Kucherov and Sustr, yet I think Yzerman will be patient with both no need to rush either of them with the depth we have.

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just gonna go offboard and say fedun and lander for Edmonton.

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just gonna go offboard and say fedun and lander for Edmonton.
At this point, the 4th line C spot is Lander's to lose. I don't see him making the roster a big surprise.

Fedun making it would be a surprise though given our log jam of depth Dmen.

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Melart for the CBJ,

Jarmo picked him up from the Finnish league where he played on a bigger ice surface. If he can play D there, he should be better on a smaller (albeit faster) surface. He's only 24 and moving into the prime years of his career. I picture him following the career path of Jan Hejda turning into a top 4 shutdown d-man. He had a good training camp and outside of Prout, the CBJ are in need of PK/Shutdown types on D.
Melart might be good, but I am not sure about your reasoning. If that were true, every European D would be better in the NHL than they were in their original league. .

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Which surprise players do you think are going to make your team this year or any other team for that matter? Players that people aren't expecting.
As a devils fan it was urbom a couple of years ago and there is maybe a roster spot open for one of him, Merrill or gelinas this year. But I think that Reid Boucher is given a shot for the first 8-9 games(cant remember how many players are allowed before it counts as year on their status). I'm also thinking they cut josefson to give Reid a chance as they have centre depth and maybe bring josefson up after the 8-9 games, unless he has to clear waivers to go down then they keep him up. I finally think tedenby will be given a chance to play an offensive role as I feel as though he was never given a fair shot.
Anyways. Lets here about your team.
Well Etem has already made our team but expectation wise? it might be off topic of the op, but Emerson Etem for the Ducks is getting 30 goals and 30 assists. Kid is going to have a breakout year.

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Well Etem has already made our team but expectation wise? it might be off topic of the op, but Emerson Etem for the Ducks is getting 30 goals and 30 assists. Kid is going to have a breakout year.
That seems ambitious to me... very ambitious...

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I could see Danault winding up on the third line with Saad and Shaw in Chicago. Also Chris Bigras ending up being a standout rookie in Colorado
I would love for Danault to make it. That kid is all heart and hustle.

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Melart might be good, but I am not sure about your reasoning. If that were true, every European D would be better in the NHL than they were in their original league. .
I'm no expert/scout so I don't know what he is going to be, just see him having the best chance to "surprise" on that team. He might be OKT as someone else pointed out which is a good comparison, or he might not even get a chance to play in the NHL with all the depth CBJ has on D.

But IMO (and Jarmo's ) I think he has a shot at surprising people.

And no, I don't think all euro dmen will do good in the NHL.


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