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10-27-2011, 10:48 AM
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AAA 2011 Assassination Thread

Post you finalized 25-man roster, including one captain ("C") and two alternates ("A"), and it will be reviewed.

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Coach: Sid Abel
Captain: Greg Malone
Assistants: Keith Brown, Dave Hunter

Yevgeny Mishakov-Christian Bordelau-Glenn Brydson
Dave Hunter (A)- Greg Malone (C) - Donald Audette
Sylvain Turgeon-Yanic Perreault-JP Dumont
Brent Gilchrist-Ron Wilson-Bill Collins

Keith Brown (A)-Rick Lapointe
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Coach: Mike Buckna
Assistant Coach: Glen Sonmor

Johnny Sheppard(A) - Mike Walton - Wayne Connelly
Dutch Gainor - Viktor Yakushev(C) - Darcy Rota
Killer Kaleta - Larry Popein - Gerry Couture
Doug Smail - Andre Savard - David Backes
Paul Ranheim - Stanislav Petukhov

Al Dewsbury(A) - Don Sweeney
Harold Snepsts - Dmitri Mironov
Poul Popiel - Boris Mironov
Sean O'Donnell

Mike Palmateer
Andy Aitkenhead


PP1: Gainor-Walton-Connelly-Popiel-D. Mironov
PP2: Sheppard-Yakushev-Rota-Dewsbury-B. Mironov

PK1: Savard-Smail-Dewsbury-Sweeney
PK2: Popein-Backes-Snepsts-B. Mironov


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Coach: Bob Berry

NIkolai Borschevsky - Sergei Nemchinov - Alexander Radulov
Derek King (A) - Jiri Dopita - Joe Benoit (C)
Jeff Friesen - Paul Gardner - Phil Kessel
Vic Lynn - Blake Dunlop - Mel Hill
x - Merlyn Phillips, Bob Errey, Milan Lucic

Erik Johson - Jack Johnson
Chris Therien (A) - Jiri Fischer
Paul Laus - Billy "Red" Stuart
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As always, the lines are by no means set in stone.

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I wanted to profile all of my players, but I simply didn't have time. Over winter break I hope to do a profile for all of them.



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Coach: Orval Tessier
Captain: Joel Quenneville
Assistants: Tom Kurvers, Shawn Horcoff

Mark Osborne-Mickey Roach-Jeff O'Neill
Eric Daze-Cam Davidson-Brian Mullen
Ken Smith-Dave Hannan-Roxy Beaudro
Scott Pellerin-Shawn Horcoff-Gary Sabourin
Andy McDonald

Murray Henderson-Tom Kurvers
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Stephane Robidas, Tobias Enstrom

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Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau
Captain: Al MacNeil
Assistant Captains: Keith McCreary, Shawn McEachern


Armand Mondou - Jimmy Carson - John Anderson
Shawn McEachern - Walt McKechnie - Petr Klima
Curtis Brown - David Legwand - Ric Seiling
Keith McCreary - Bill Derlago - Floyd Smith
Spares: Real Chevrefils LW, Dennis Ververgaert RW

Al MacNeil - Paul Cavallini
Ed Kea - Yuri Shatalov
Dale Rolfe - Jean Potvin
Spares: Todd Gill, Brent Burns

Jake Forbes
Frank McCool

PP1: Klima - Carson - Anderson - Cavallini - Potvin
PP2: McEachern - McKechnie - MacNeil - Shatalov

PK1: Mondou - Derlago - MacNeil - Kea
PK2: McEachern - Legwand - Rolfe - Shatalov


* Keith McCreary and Petr Klima are capable of playing both wings, also Curtis Brown and Ric Seiling can play at centre.

My special teams could use adjustments, please post your suggestions. TIA

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I wanted to profile all of my players, but I simply didn't have time. Over winter break I hope to do a profile for all of them.
If you have time to write anything at all about him, I'd like to know a little more about Cam Davidson.

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General Manager: jkrx
Coach: Leo Dandurand

Paul Ysebaert - Pelle Eklund - Mariusz Czerkawski
Benoit Hogue - Brian Bradley - Nick Wasnie (A)
Real Lemieux - John Chabot - Willy Lindström
Kris King (C) - Greg Johnson - Jody Hull
Anders Carlsson - Johan Garpenlöv

Jimmy Orlando (A) - Moe Mantha
Jim Niekamp - Thommie Bergman
Pete Goegan - Igor Kravchuk
Magnus Svensson

Guy Hebert
Hank Bassen

PP1: Ysebeart - Eklund - Czerkawski, Mantha - Kravchuk
PP2: Linström - Bradley - Wasnie, Hogue - Bergman
PK1: Eklund - Hogue, Orlando - Niekamp
PK2: Chabot - Lemieux, Goegan - Bergman
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Coach: Ron Wilson

Adam Brown - Viktor Polupanov - Earl Robinson
Vinny Prospal - Radek Bonk - Ken Mallen
Dave Reid - Bill Clement - Lucien DeBlois (C)
Pete Horeck - Earl Ingarfield (A) - Darren McCarty

Scotty Bowman (A) - Nikolai Makarov
Jimmy Fowler - Evgeny Paladiev
Art Wiebe - Mark Hardy

Herbert Collins
Viktor Zinger

Spares:
Bert McCaffrey (D/RW)
Jim Conacher (LW/C)
Gord Murphy (D)
Jim Lorentz (F)

PP1: Prospal - Polupanov - Robinson - Makarov - Fowler
PP2: Brown - Bonk - Mallen - Ingarfield - Hardy
PK1: Clement - Reid - Bowman - Wiebe
PK2: Ingarfield - DeBlois - Paladiev - Hardy
PK3: Bonk - Brown - Bowman - Wiebe

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Name ES PP SH Total
Bowman 17 0 4 21
Makarov 17 4 0 21
Hardy 14 3 2.5 19.5
Fowler 15 4 0 19
Wiebe 14 0 4 18
Paladiev 15 0 2.5 17.5
Polupanov 14 4 0 18
Robinson 14 4 0 18
Brown 14 3 0.5 17.5
Prospal 13 4 0 17
Bonk 13 3 0.5 16.5
Mallen 13 3 0 16
Ingarfield 9 3 2.5 14.5
Reid 10 0 4 14
Clement 10 0 4 14
DeBlois 10 0 2.5 12.5
Horeck 9 0 0 9
McCarty 9 0 0 9


1939 or earlier - Earl Robinson, Ken Mallen, Scotty Bowman, Jimmy Fowler, Art Wiebe, Herbert Collins, Bert McCaffrey
1940-1965 - Adam Brown, Pete Horeck, Earl Ingarfield, Viktor Zinger, Viktor Polupanov,
1966-1979 - Bill Clement, Lucien DeBlois, Nikolai Makarov, Evgeny Poladiev, Jim Lorentz
1980-1993 - Dave Reid, Mark Hardy, Ron Wilson, Darren McCarty , Gord Murphy
1994-2011 - Vinny Prospal, Radek Bonk


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PP1: Lundvall - Nilsson - Modin - McCarthy - Picard
PP2: Guidolin - Semak - Hicke - Morris - Lamoureux
PK1: Zajac - Goldsworthy - Gill - Cahan
PK2: Fergus - Johnson - Lamoureux - Morris

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GMs: DaveG & VanIslander
coaches: Vsevolod Bobrov, Dave King

Ron Murphy - Anatoli Semenov (C) - Sergei Svetlov
Marco Sturm - Oliver Seibert - Ales Hemsky
Val Fonteyne - Claude Lapointe (A)- Kevin McClelland
Harry Meeking - Jiri Hrdina - Ville Peltonen
Dustin Byfuglien, Jack Brannen

Mike Rathje - Igor Romishevsky(A)
Grant Ledyard - Ron Plumb
Ilya Byakin - Curtis Leschyshyn
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GM: ReenMachine

Coach: Terry Murray

Alex Semin - Dan Quinn - Joe Murphy
Lowell MacDonald - Jude Drouin - Jim Fox
Greg Gilbert (C) - Bryan Smolinski - Radek Dvorak
Ryan Malone - John McCormack - Kelly Buchberger (A)

spares: Derek Roy , Tom Webster and Duke Dukowski

Joe Reekie (A) - Philippe Boucher
Patrice Brisebois - Dana Murzyn
Joni Pitkanen - Gerry Hart

spares: Craig Rivet , Duke Dukowski

Jocelyn Thibault

Gary Smith


PP1: Semin , quinn , murphy , brisebois , boucher
PP2: Drouin , fox , macdonald , pitkanen , brisebois/boucher double shift

PK: Dvorak , McCormack , Murzyn , Reekie
PK: Gilbert , Smolinski , Hart , Boucher
PK: Drouin , Buchberger , Murzyn , Reekie ( if in line-up Derek Roy step in )


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im seriously confused about my bottom 6 vs spares

on one hand I have derek roy and tom webster which are pretty good offensive players on the other I have smolinski and mccormack as bottom-6 centers , and honestly dont know what to do with all of this.

as of now i decided to go with the classic route , using smolinski as a offense-defense 3rd line C and mccormack as a defensive C and put roy as spare but its still open to debate.

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Fox had defensive skill and was used more as a defensive forward later in his career, so move him to the third line to form a potent two-way line with Smolinski, and then put Webster on the top-6 RW where he belongs. Bench Dvorak because he only once hit the 20-goal mark, never hit even 40 assists and we've seen enough of him to know he doesn't have great intangibles to make up for the lack of offensive production.

As for center ice, McCormack couldn't hold down an NHL job for three years at a time, a perennial AHL call-up, but it was the O6 era and the AHL was a quality second tier league. Goose's defensive role in the playoffs twice is a big thing in his favour, but is a waste of Malone's offense as a linemate. You have basically got to decide on the identity of your fourth line: Is it a utility line with Buch banging, McC defending and PKing and Malone powerful everywhere and capable of heavier minutes where needed? Or is it a two-way line, with Malone and Roy chemistry and Buch creating space? Key related questions to this decision: Do you have enough PK forwards without McC to make a two-way 4th line? Do you have enough scoring in the line-up to make a utility 4th line?

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I would not use Jim Fox in a defensive role. That one quote by Pelletier is a bit dubious because it contradicts otherf reports and the stats (very few ppga, little to no change in offensive production)

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... it contradicts other reports...
Could you cite one or two? That would help greatly.

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Could you cite one or two? That would help greatly.
for example, the 1988-89 scoruting report says, "his defense suffers, for while he knows his defensive role, Jim is not physical enough and not ready to be physical enough to complete his defensive assignments." this was following his last full season.

the reports that are available for the few years preceding that say little about his defense other than he was willing to backcheck.

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Just a few quick notes from me, not sure if I'll be able to write a full review for anyone, but I'll definitely say a few things.

Great rookie entry man, I hope you're not a VI sock

There's no question that your first line will score, obvious chemistry with Walton and Connelly. Sheppard must serve as the physical presence on the line, but he's a little better offensively from what I know. This line may have some trouble against a more defensively inclined line if they are matched up, but this could be the most dangerous offensive first line in the draft.

The second line is balanced a little better, Gainor, a guy I looked at myself is a good two-way player as well as Rota, in the middle of a great playmaker should be a good 200-foot line.

Al Dewsbury is a great AAA defenseman, and a guy I wish I could've snagged. He's a stud and will give you the best of both worlds as a two-way defenseman. You scooped Snepsts from me, he's a tough customer and will not kindly let anyone cross the blueline while he occupies it. The Mironov brothers, while sometimes inconsistent are both good two-way defenseman that I was reluctant to choose, but would've drafted one if they fell further.

I know very little about Mike Palmateer, but his accolade recognition is very impressive and he played on a good team. He should be a premier starter in the AAA draft.

Overall I am very impressed with your entry, I'm kind of scared to see what you can do in the ATD!

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Just a few quick notes from me, not sure if I'll be able to write a full review for anyone, but I'll definitely say a few things.



Great rookie entry man, I hope you're not a VI sock

There's no question that your first line will score, obvious chemistry with Walton and Connelly. Sheppard must serve as the physical presence on the line, but he's a little better offensively from what I know. This line may have some trouble against a more defensively inclined line if they are matched up, but this could be the most dangerous offensive first line in the draft.

The second line is balanced a little better, Gainor, a guy I looked at myself is a good two-way player as well as Rota, in the middle of a great playmaker should be a good 200-foot line.

Al Dewsbury is a great AAA defenseman, and a guy I wish I could've snagged. He's a stud and will give you the best of both worlds as a two-way defenseman. You scooped Snepsts from me, he's a tough customer and will not kindly let anyone cross the blueline while he occupies it. The Mironov brothers, while sometimes inconsistent are both good two-way defenseman that I was reluctant to choose, but would've drafted one if they fell further.

I know very little about Mike Palmateer, but his accolade recognition is very impressive and he played on a good team. He should be a premier starter in the AAA draft.

Overall I am very impressed with your entry, I'm kind of scared to see what you can do in the ATD!
Haha nah can't say I'm a sock but I appreciate all the comments.

I originally had Gainor and Sheppard swapped. I didn't know about Gainor's two-way ability either, which is nice to know. I knew the 1st line lacked a little grit or someone just to work along the boards, Connolly and Walton are pretty similar I think but their chemistry binds them making them really need that presence so I thought Sheppard would fill that role much better. He was tenacious but still only at 5'7".

I'm definitely happy with how the second line came out as well. Gainor likes to carry the puck and apparently has some two-way in him, Yakushev can do whatever you ask him to (good scorer, playmaker, checked Tumba for the Soviets), and then Rota to provide some grit and decent scoring as well. Again not really much size though.

Dewsbury and Snepsts were definitely some of the guys I wanted most coming into the draft so I really lucked out scooping Dewsbury from Billy as well The Mironovs definitely aren't that thrilling themselves but when I looked at what I thought was left, and with no one else on my team being a righty, I figured they were a pretty good fit.

All in all, I'll definitely take it for my first team and can't wait to see how our squads all finish.

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Couple of things about my team:

My first line is easily one of the best offensively , not to mention Murphy's clutchness.AAA-level defensemen will find it very hard to stop guys like Semin and Quinn.

My 2nd line may lack physicality , but offensively and defensively this line will be able to support my 1st with guys like Fox and Drouin , decent in the defensive department for 2nd line guys and Macdonald who is a very good 2nd line offensive player.Fox may be small , but he's fully capable of grinding , a little bit in the Gionta way.

My 3rd line is a defensive one with Gilbert , Smolinski and Dvorak , all good defensive players , but will also be able to participate in the offensive zone once in a while.I can also switch Gilbert with Ryan Malone , giving this line an offensive and physical boost.

My 4th line will be a physical and defensive one , Buchberger being very physical and Malone capable of physical play + some offense , or if I switch him with Gilbert the line offense might suffer but the defensive play will be top notch.McCormack is also a good defensive player that you can count on once the playoff start.

I also have excellant spares with Roy and Webster , two very good offensive players that guaranteed my offense will always work even if there's some injuries in my top 6.

My defense is built the traditionnal way , with an offensive and defensive dmen on each pairing.Hart , Murzyn and Reekie are all very good stay-at-home dmen , not to mention being excellant PK dmen.Brisebois , Boucher and Pitkanen are good offensive defensemen with 2 of them being excellant PP quarterback for this level.

My goalies are average but good enough to give me a chance to win every game.


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General Manager: Velociraptor
Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau
Captain: Al MacNeil
Assistant Captains: Keith McCreary, Shawn McEachern


Armand Mondou - Jimmy Carson - John Anderson
Shawn McEachern - Walt McKechnie - Petr Klima
Curtis Brown - David Legwand - Ric Seiling
Keith McCreary - Bill Derlago - Floyd Smith
Spares: Real Chevrefils LW, Dennis Ververgaert RW

Al MacNeil - Paul Cavallini
Ed Kea - Yuri Shatalov
Dale Rolfe - Jean Potvin
Spares: Todd Gill, Brent Burns

Jake Forbes
Frank McCool

PP1: Klima - Carson - Anderson - Cavallini - Potvin
PP2: McEachern - McKechnie - MacNeil - Shatalov

PK1: Mondou - Derlago - MacNeil - Kea
PK2: McEachern - Legwand - Rolfe - Shatalov


* Keith McCreary and Petr Klima are capable of playing both wings, also Curtis Brown and Ric Seiling can play at centre.

My special teams could use adjustments, please post your suggestions. TIA
I think you wound up snagging a lot of the guys I was shortlisting as I went.

Anderson and Mondou bring two-way play and complimenting offensive styles, these two should give Carson plenty of freedom offensively.

Your second is also very nicely balanced. Klima is a player you want but worry about fitting in and I think you did it perfectly. McKenchie can set him up while he helps McEachern handle all the dirty work for Klima.

I'm not too familiar with MacNeil but he seems like a leader for your blueline. I was really intrigued by Cavallini as well because quality two-way guys are hard to come by. Shatalov and Kea should balance each other nicely, I was really interested in Shatalov but I managed to snag Sweeney and Snepsts instead.

I'm not a big fan of Boudreau but I struggled with coaches overall so I can't really offer many alternatives.

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My first line is easily one of the best offensively , not to mention Murphy's clutchness.AAA-level defensemen will find it very hard to stop guys like Semin and Quinn.
I wish more people would come in here and make bold, confident statements like that, and generate some discussion.

I'll be assassinating, starting tomorrow night.

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Strengths:
  • Very good and well-balanced group of defensemen - each pairing has a mix of offense, defense, and physical play. Lamoureux is one of the few well-rounded #1 defensemen in this. McCarthy is his offensively oriented partner. Second pairing has two physical guys - Cahan is an absolute beast at this level and Picard is a hard hitting, offensive guy. Bottom pair combines Gill's reach and stay-at-home play with Morris' speed and well-rounded game. Muzz Patrick is stay-at-home beast and is one of the elite fighters of all-time. In my opinion, this is probably the best overall group of defensemen in this draft.
  • special teams
    • Penalty kill - I think our first two PK units might be the strongest in this draft - Hal Gill in particular is strong on the PK. The only weakness of the PK is that we don't have a 3rd center who is proficient at killing penalties. Lundvall was known as a two-way player, so perhaps he and Nilsson can take a shift on the PK here and there.
    • Power play construction - both units have a RH shot and a LH shot on the points, which forces the penalty killers to respect shots coming from both sides of the ice. Combine this with a guy who can muck things up (Modin/Guidolin) and our PP units will not be forced into playing the perimeter game, both are likely greater than the sum of their parts. Overall, I think our PP pointmen are the best in this draft.
  • Balance among forwards. All 4 of our lines are solid both offensively and defensively, though the top 6 leans more towards offense and the bottom 6 more towards defense. It's a big advantage to not have to worry about a group of liabilities taking a defensive zone draw or an offensively impotent group of checkers taking offensive zone draws

Weakness
  • Lack of game breaking offense among the forwards. All four lines provide offense, but the team lacks the top-end firepower of some other teams (no Semins or Robinsons on our team). I think lack of top-end offense is negated in most situations by the depth of our scoring. However, this could hurt us if down a goal at the end of a game. It is also the one weakness or our powerplay.

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PP1: Lundvall - Nilsson - Modin - McCarthy - Picard
PP2: Guidolin - Semak - Hicke - Morris - Lamoureux
PK1: Zajac - Goldsworthy - Gill - Cahan
PK2: Fergus - Johnson - Lamoureux - Morris

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this place is dead , what's going on ?

The ATD can't come any sooner.

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this place is dead , what's going on ?

The ATD can't come any sooner.
I thought this draft was awesome, personally. And lots of good times yet to come.

Assassinate a team if you are here. My life is getting in the way, unfortunately. But I still hope to have time tomorrow night and Friday.

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