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C Jared McCann - Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds, OHL (2014, 24th overall, Vancouver)

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07-01-2014, 02:58 PM
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Now this was a great pick by Canucks at 24 as opposed to Virtanen at 6.

McCann could be one of the best 3rd line C in the NHL or potentially a 2nd line C and replace some of the vibe that was in the lineup with Kesler.

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07-01-2014, 04:37 PM
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This was prolly the best value pick of the first round to get this guy at #24.

With his elite skating and hockeysense he should easily find a place in the league.

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Interesting, Mckeens had McCann ranked 12th.

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11-01-2014, 03:47 PM
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Bump.

14 points in 10 games coming back from Mono. Could this kid be a full time top 6 for us in the show? He's got the hands, shot, skating, defensive awareness. Im inclined to say he has it all except for the size and meanstreak.

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11-01-2014, 04:05 PM
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Bump.

14 points in 10 games coming back from Mono. Could this kid be a full time top 6 for us in the show? He's got the hands, shot, skating, defensive awareness. Im inclined to say he has it all except for the size and meanstreak.
He's got a meanstreak.


Direct quote from McCann:

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“I played lacrosse for a bit growing up and I loved cross-checking kids in the face, it was awesome.....I do like to piss guys off a bit. That’s fun.”
Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/h...036/story.html


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11-01-2014, 04:20 PM
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See a lot of Kesler in his game.

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11-01-2014, 11:30 PM
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See a lot of Kesler in his game.
Like Kesler, McCann has nearly all the tools to be tremendously succesful in the NHL, so I kinda agree with you on that. However, from what I've seen so far of both of them, I sincerely believe they play the game quite differently.

While Kesler will often ''force'' the play with his agressiveness on the puck and physically, taking time and space away for opposing players and relying on his puck-possession skills and shot to produce offense, McCann is slightly more ''passive'' and will tend to ''react'' to the play more rather than charge along and try to make things happen, for good or ill.

Personally, although it can lead to more errors, I prefer an agressive player like Kesler as I believe that, when mastered, this style of play can be more impactful overall on the ice.

Anyways, McCann is definitely a very solid prospect and an amazing pickup by the Canucks. He was quite high on my list before the draft, and after the 15th pick or so he was amongst a group of five players I desperately wanted Montreal to draft then (Pastrnak was first, Sanheim second, McCann third, Schmaltz fourth and Scherbak fifth).

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What are his World Junior chances, if the eligible returnee's aren't returned?

Who would you take to the tournament, Baptiste or McCann?

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11-02-2014, 12:37 AM
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Watched McCann at the 'Nucks prospect camp this summer....guy is definitely the real deal.....already has an elite wrist-shot and has his head on a swivel coming back in his own zone...great two-way center already in the Stevie Y mode....best value pick in the first round IMO, particularly given the OHL guys picked ahead of him, Nick Ritchie, Anthony DeAngelo, Michael Dal Colle, Brendan Perlini, and Robby Fabbri who aren't exactly lighting it up in their post draft years.

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11-02-2014, 01:05 AM
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Watched McCann at the 'Nucks prospect camp this summer....guy is definitely the real deal.....already has an elite wrist-shot and has his head on a swivel coming back in his own zone...great two-way center already in the Stevie Y mode....best value pick in the first round IMO, particularly given the OHL guys picked ahead of him, Nick Ritchie, Anthony DeAngelo, Michael Dal Colle, Brendan Perlini, and Robby Fabbri who aren't exactly lighting it up in their post draft years.
I have no idea of everyones stat lines, but using them to justify draft positions 15 games or so into the year is hilarious. Im pretty sure all the teams that drafted OHL players before McCann are happy with their prospects.

Stat lines don't determine future success either.

McCann is a solid prospect, don't get me wrong, im just saying.

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11-02-2014, 01:40 AM
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Watched McCann at the 'Nucks prospect camp this summer....guy is definitely the real deal.....already has an elite wrist-shot and has his head on a swivel coming back in his own zone...great two-way center already in the Stevie Y mode....best value pick in the first round IMO, particularly given the OHL guys picked ahead of him, Nick Ritchie, Anthony DeAngelo, Michael Dal Colle, Brendan Perlini, and Robby Fabbri who aren't exactly lighting it up in their post draft years.
Perlini hasn't even played a game yet and the others guys are all above a ppg.

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11-02-2014, 01:08 AM
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I think he is going to be one of those players with a great shot. I can see the style in him. Maybe a Kesler lite or do you think he will be Kesler 2.0?

Really like what Benning has been doing.

Virtanen = Lucic but probably more of a Evander Kane, I just like to think of him as a Lucic cause of the power forward style.
McCann = Kesler at a younger age
Demko = Schneider?
Tryamkin = A gamble but a big Dman like Chara
Forsling = Idk should be interesting.

Shinkaruk = A goal scorer
Horvat = Post-Bergeron lite
Jensen = A sniper

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11-02-2014, 01:19 AM
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Take for what its worth but gretsky played lax, its probably the best possible things to improve a guys hands as a kid before natural talent

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I think he is going to be one of those players with a great shot. I can see the style in him. Maybe a Kesler lite or do you think he will be Kesler 2.0?

Really like what Benning has been doing.

Virtanen = Lucic but probably more of a Evander Kane, I just like to think of him as a Lucic cause of the power forward style.
McCann = Kesler at a younger age
Demko = Schneider?
Tryamkin = A gamble but a big Dman like Chara
Forsling = Idk should be interesting.

Shinkaruk = A goal scorer
Horvat = Post-Bergeron lite
Jensen = A sniper
You're going to be dissappointed.

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11-02-2014, 11:34 AM
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I think he is going to be one of those players with a great shot. I can see the style in him. Maybe a Kesler lite or do you think he will be Kesler 2.0?

Really like what Benning has been doing.

Virtanen = Lucic but probably more of a Evander Kane, I just like to think of him as a Lucic cause of the power forward style.
McCann = Kesler at a younger age
Demko = Schneider?
Tryamkin = A gamble but a big Dman like Chara
Forsling = Idk should be interesting.

Shinkaruk = A goal scorer
Horvat = Post-Bergeron lite
Jensen = A sniper



if you really believe this, in 10 years from now you'll be banging your head on the table. All of your "comparisons" are far off, so I wouldn't hold your breath. Virtanen should be a better player than Lucic, but completely different games. McCann doesn't resemble Kesler, at all. Demko to Schneider? why? because they both play for BC. No one will be like chara, especially not Tram, and Bo is nothing like Berg.


but I like the effort!

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11-02-2014, 11:50 AM
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Jared can certainly shoot a puck. That's never been in question.

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11-02-2014, 11:58 AM
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I really wanted McCann this past summer. I have no doubt he'll be great for you guys.

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I think this guy could be a star. Wanted the Leafs to draft him or Fabbri.

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My only concern taking the next step, will be be big enough? Does he have the body type where he'll still grow?

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Kid looks insanely talented. Why did he drop 10 spots?

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Kid looks insanely talented. Why did he drop 10 spots?
Consistency.

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Like Kesler, McCann has nearly all the tools to be tremendously succesful in the NHL, so I kinda agree with you on that. However, from what I've seen so far of both of them, I sincerely believe they play the game quite differently.

While Kesler will often ''force'' the play with his agressiveness on the puck and physically, taking time and space away for opposing players and relying on his puck-possession skills and shot to produce offense, McCann is slightly more ''passive'' and will tend to ''react'' to the play more rather than charge along and try to make things happen, for good or ill.

Personally, although it can lead to more errors, I prefer an agressive player like Kesler as I believe that, when mastered, this style of play can be more impactful overall on the ice.

Anyways, McCann is definitely a very solid prospect and an amazing pickup by the Canucks. He was quite high on my list before the draft, and after the 15th pick or so he was amongst a group of five players I desperately wanted Montreal to draft then (Pastrnak was first, Sanheim second, McCann third, Schmaltz fourth and Scherbak fifth).
Thanks for this assessment. I imagine this could explain his drop in the draft, particularly since it's generally been explained by the argument that people just expected more from McCann. Perhaps that comes from him not being as much a driving force?

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Kid looks insanely talented. Why did he drop 10 spots?
Never lived up to the talent he has and he's not the most creative player.

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You're going to be dissappointed.
he's going to change his username to 2019firstroundpickto2018firstroundpick.

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Kid looks insanely talented. Why did he drop 10 spots?
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Consistency.
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Never lived up to the talent he has and he's not the most creative player.
I think these responses are correct. He would have one game where you would be saying, "WOW that kid has some serious talent!", then you wouldn't see that for a few games.

He was under PPG in his draft year and while that isnt everything by any stretch, with his talent he should've put up better offensive numbers. This season I think he will, and his defensive game is still impressive.

If you want to know more about McCann, here is a simply tremendous article about McCann where Kyle Dubas (Former GM of SSM Greyhounds and current Leafs AGM) answers a series of questions about McCann's season last year and his future.

http://canucksarmy.com/2014/7/7/get-...-jared-mccan-t

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