HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > NHL Draft - Prospects
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

NHL Draft - Prospects Discuss hockey prospects from all over the world and the NHL Draft.

D Luke Green - Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL (2016, 79th, WPG)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
09-06-2014, 08:39 PM
  #1
Brandel*
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,983
vCash: 500
D Luke Green - Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL (2016, 79th, WPG)

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=195389

Drafted 1st overall in the QMJHL entry draft by Saint John. Just finished the pre-season with 1G, 2A and 9 shots in 3 games.

Seems to be an excellent skater and puck handler but seems to play high in his own zone and pinch a little often, but I haven't had the opportunity to see much of him yet to be fair. If anyone has caught a Saint John pre-season game, how did he look?

Brandel* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-06-2014, 09:01 PM
  #2
Plastic Joseph
Unregistered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,540
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GooseTooLoose View Post
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=195389

Drafted 1st overall in the QMJHL entry draft by Saint John. Just finished the pre-season with 1G, 2A and 9 shots in 3 games.

Seems to be an excellent skater and puck handler but seems to play high in his own zone and pinch a little often, but I haven't had the opportunity to see much of him yet to be fair. If anyone has caught a Saint John pre-season game, how did he look?
I caught his first pre season game, didn't look great but you could see the potential was there. Excellent skater with great hands, made some turnovers but that is to be expected.

I will be following him a lot the next few seasons.

Plastic Joseph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-07-2014, 03:59 AM
  #3
Zaddy Zads
Klefsson
 
Zaddy Zads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,155
vCash: 500
Here's some videos about him:






Zaddy Zads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-07-2014, 11:09 AM
  #4
PorkChopSandwiches
Registered User
 
PorkChopSandwiches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 748
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GooseTooLoose View Post
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=195389

Drafted 1st overall in the QMJHL entry draft by Saint John. Just finished the pre-season with 1G, 2A and 9 shots in 3 games.

Seems to be an excellent skater and puck handler but seems to play high in his own zone and pinch a little often, but I haven't had the opportunity to see much of him yet to be fair. If anyone has caught a Saint John pre-season game, how did he look?
Your assessment is bang on - this is exactly how he has always played and the defensive part of his game is a work in progress for sure, but its hard to deny the potential to be great with Elite skating and puck-handling. A couple of months in will show if he is maturing and developing.

PorkChopSandwiches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2014, 07:32 PM
  #5
Brandel*
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,983
vCash: 500
Was compared by a hockey nova scotia scout to Kris Letang, said Green was actually better at 15/16 years old.

Brandel* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2014, 10:43 PM
  #6
scoutman1
Twitter - scoutman33
 
scoutman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,693
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GooseTooLoose View Post
Was compared by a hockey nova scotia scout to Kris Letang, said Green was actually better at 15/16 years old.
lol well that was not hard, Letang at 15/16 was on the smaller side, he was good but not amazing either...think that scout better look back at his scouting notes. I saw Letang a lot back in his rookie years at the U17s in St John's NFLD and the regular season.

I do agree the way he plays is like Kris Letang, Green is better than Letang was at that age because Letang was a late bloomer.

scoutman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-26-2014, 09:43 PM
  #7
Brandel*
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,983
vCash: 500

Brandel* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-11-2015, 01:05 PM
  #8
Beaunett
Registered User
 
Beaunett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: North
Country: Canada
Posts: 691
vCash: 500
How's his defense, I've noticed he pinches quite often.

Beaunett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-11-2015, 01:27 PM
  #9
Plastic Joseph
Unregistered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,540
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beaunett View Post
How's his defense, I've noticed he pinches quite often.
Defensively he's a work in progress.He himself said heading into the season his #1 priority was to improve his defense as his offense was already up to speed in the league.


Excellent skater with a great work ethic and tons of skill, he's going to figure it out in his own end.

Plastic Joseph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-11-2015, 03:36 PM
  #10
gumby and pokey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 62
vCash: 500
Darn impressive, well rounded young man.

gumby and pokey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-19-2015, 06:06 PM
  #11
bigdirty
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,331
vCash: 500
Now that the season is over, I'm curious if anyone has any updates on this guy. I only saw him twice this year but he was definitely a guy who stood out for all the right reasons. Also, 36 points in 60 games is pretty impressive for a 16 year old defenseman, though I'm really wondering how his overall play has been throughout the course of the year.

Anyone want to make an educated guess on his potential?

bigdirty is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-19-2015, 06:33 PM
  #12
scoutman1
Twitter - scoutman33
 
scoutman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,693
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdirty View Post
Now that the season is over, I'm curious if anyone has any updates on this guy. I only saw him twice this year but he was definitely a guy who stood out for all the right reasons. Also, 36 points in 60 games is pretty impressive for a 16 year old defenseman, though I'm really wondering how his overall play has been throughout the course of the year.

Anyone want to make an educated guess on his potential?
Green through the year has improved tons in the defensive zone and his positioning while still adding great offense on the ice, he showed amazing improvment, his hands with the puck and skating are great and he has gotten stronger in the whole year, this guy is a major prospect for next year. The kid still pinchs a lot but IMO I hate when coaches try to make an exciting player into a defensive stonewall, the kid is amazing at offense from the back end and is developing his timing better and positioning.


Last edited by scoutman1: 04-19-2015 at 08:37 PM.
scoutman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-19-2015, 07:11 PM
  #13
Zaddy Zads
Klefsson
 
Zaddy Zads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,155
vCash: 500
Watched him a bunch of games down the stretch while observing Sea Dogs draft eligibles. Green really stood out in pretty much every game I saw. I think even in this years draft he could've been taken fairly high. Give him another year and he's going to be a top prospect. Going into the year he seemed to be known for his offensive game but what really surprised me was how solid he was in his own end. I think he is a top15 selection at this point. I really like him and Dubois from the Q.

Zaddy Zads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-11-2015, 07:39 PM
  #14
Brandel*
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,983
vCash: 500
Hat trick tonight vs Halifax

Brandel* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-06-2016, 05:19 PM
  #15
seafoam
The Real Winner
 
seafoam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 45,524
vCash: 110
Still a top 60 selection?

seafoam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-06-2016, 05:23 PM
  #16
Mark Kandy
Habcoolic
 
Mark Kandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,261
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by seafoam View Post
Still a top 60 selection?
I would say so! He is a mid-2nd round pick to me!

Mark Kandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 08:02 AM
  #17
Zaddy Zads
Klefsson
 
Zaddy Zads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,155
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by seafoam View Post
Still a top 60 selection?
I don't put much stock into McKeen's draft rankings but they have him #29 on their most recent list, so he might be on the rise. As a right-handed defenseman he has value and might get picked over some of the lefties that are on a similar level to him. I'm a fan of him and would most definitely take him in the top60.

Zaddy Zads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 08:06 AM
  #18
TT1
Registered User
 
TT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,575
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaddy Zads View Post
I don't put much stock into McKeen's draft rankings but they have him #29 on their most recent list, so he might be on the rise. As a right-handed defenseman he has value and might get picked over some of the lefties that are on a similar level to him. I'm a fan of him and would most definitely take him in the top60.
smart guy, i have him as a late 1st aswell (definitely a sleeper pick). lets not tell anyone about him tho

TT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 09:12 AM
  #19
torontosports10
Registered User
 
torontosports10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 406
vCash: 500
As a long distance Sea Dog fan, I will admit that I haven't seen much of him, but the games I did watch he turned the puck over too much for my liking. He and Zboril both struggled in many of the games I watched.

That said, he is an exceptional skater, has good offence, and is a RHD. I wouldn't mind the Leafs taking him in the mid-late 2nd if he is available. (Leafs move up if need be).

torontosports10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 09:59 AM
  #20
incognito Burrito*
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 800
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TT1 View Post
smart guy, i have him as a late 1st aswell (definitely a sleeper pick). lets not tell anyone about him tho
I haven't seen him but his point totals haven't really increased. Isn't he labelled as an offensive dman ?

incognito Burrito* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 11:04 AM
  #21
FLYguy3911
Registered User
 
FLYguy3911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 14,968
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by incognito Burrito View Post
I haven't seen him but his point totals haven't really increased. Isn't he labelled as an offensive dman ?
With Chabot, Zboril, and Murphy being on the team he doesn't always get the prime opportunities to put up points.

FLYguy3911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 11:33 AM
  #22
TT1
Registered User
 
TT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,575
vCash: 500
yes a huge portion of his points are at ES, he has to work hard for them (hes not gifted free PP pts like alot of other draft eligible dmen).

he has to play behind alot of stud dmen who are older than him, he'll break out next season once he gets a bigger role on the team.

TT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 11:46 AM
  #23
BondraTime
Registered User
 
BondraTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: East Coast
Posts: 8,053
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TT1 View Post
yes a huge portion of his points are at ES, he has to work hard for them (hes not gifted free PP pts like alot of other draft eligible dmen).

he has to play behind alot of stud dmen who are older than him, he'll break out next season once he gets a bigger role on the team.
He will still be at best the #3 D in Saint John next year.

BondraTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-07-2016, 01:31 PM
  #24
Mad Brills
Registered User
 
Mad Brills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,987
vCash: 500
Wonder if the leafs take him with their 2nd this year.

Mad Brills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-08-2016, 06:03 PM
  #25
TT1
Registered User
 
TT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,575
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Brills View Post
Wonder if the leafs take him with their 2nd this year.
i think he could go anywhere from 25 to 45, wouldnt be surprised if a team took him w/ their late 1st. he'll probably end up going between 30-40 tho.

TT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2016 All Rights Reserved.