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2011-2012 Rangers Prospects Thread (Juniors, College, International, Other) *Part 4*

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12-04-2011, 10:55 PM
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That's great and all but I like to see him on the ice developing his hockey skills. Who knows if fighting will even be in the game three or four years from now.

The fighting will still be in the game. And I'm sure he's working on his hockey skills. In fact, I would bet that if he's neglecting anything, it's his fighting ability because he is already so good. The day he joins the NHL, he'll immediately be the best fighter in the league.

I know he's working on his game because it's improving. Everyone can see that, if only from preseason games.

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12-04-2011, 11:01 PM
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He had a 4-point night and he wasn't the first star? Who had 5+ points?
#1 star had 2g, 1a compared to CT's 4a

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St. Croix, Michael C 4/10/1993 5'11"/181 29 16 25 41 +10 23 Edmonton Oil Kings/WHL Rd. 4 #106 NYR (2011) 6.5 C


There's no way St. Croix is a 6.5C. His potential is clearly higher than the third line. He's more like an 8.0F or at least a 7.5D.

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12-05-2011, 12:52 AM
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St. Croix.... So hot right now.... St. Croix

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9G9A 18PTS last 6gp in that span 5ptgame two 4pt games and a 3pt game kid is tearing up the league right now on pace for 101 pts and this is starting out with 2pts in his first 7
We had a poster in here a few years ago named "Storm in a Tea Cup". Gave some great in depth analysis on a kid named Ryan Callahan.

Newoil do you get to watch many of his games? How would you evaluate his game concisely? Also, on the Rangers site we have him as 5-11 179lbs is that close? Worried that he might be smaller than they are saying. Thanks.

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12-05-2011, 05:41 AM
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Hope this is closer to the real Christian Thomas than the one we heard about in the first month of the season.. 9 points in 2 games.. me gusta.

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12-05-2011, 05:55 AM
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Christian Thomas is making up for lost time. He is tied with Andrew Yogan who is also starting to play better in points.

The US will announce the WJC camp roster today.

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http://unitedstatesofhockey.com/2011...tin/#more-2248

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12-05-2011, 09:11 AM
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It's less his draft position that worries me and more his lack of speed and strength/grittiness. Without those two factors right now, it's anyone's bet how he adapts to higher levels of play.
He's pretty fast, I don't think that's the problem. It's his strength on the puck and ability to find open ice against tougher competition that are concerns

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Here's the McIlrath fight.

http://youtu.be/c_jnNfpTkd0

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I see no reason why McColgan is limited to the top-6. He can play the bottom-6. He can be like Callahan today or he can be like Callahan in 2007-08 when he had 13 points in 52 games (20.5 point pace), but was still a very useful player. If McColgan is just a 10-10 guy, he can still play in the NHL once he gains strength and learns more of the basics.
That is true. But I really think he has serious Boom potential. His motor and skills could lead to him being a very nice top-6 player in the Gionta, Helm, Callahan-mold. That's all I meant by it.

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Here's the McIlrath fight.

http://youtu.be/c_jnNfpTkd0
That guy did a pretty decent job of tieing him up. Definitely didn't look like he wanted to fight. Can't blame him.

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Here's the McIlrath fight.

http://youtu.be/c_jnNfpTkd0

Was even at first, then was a spanking to Ruopp's face.

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12-05-2011, 01:18 PM
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Big Mac looked a little gassed there. Throwing all those punches will get you pretty tired.

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Was even at first, then was a spanking to Ruopp's face.
Looks like the freight train took it easy on him. He could have seriously hurt the guy but he let up. Either that or he was tapped out.

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I'd rather the Taker not take on those WHL boneheads. One day someone's gonna get lucky and land one, law of averages.

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He is on pace for about 50 points right now with a 42 game schedule. And if he has a better second half which has has the past two seasons then he could most certainly come close to 60 points.

45 points? That would be a decline in his production from so far.
I'm of the mindset that teams will be a bit more keen on him thus making it more difficult for him to continue this pace.

Additionally, the last two 2nd halfs were after WJC appearances where he gained confidence by being the #1 LW on Team USA.

He has no luxury for that this year.

Just because he is trending a certain direction doesn't mean or promise that he will continue to trend in that direction.

Lastly, I would love to see 42 games played. I just expect to see 39 games played.

23+ goals and 22 assists is still a very fine season.

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you could tell mcilrath wanted to take his helmet off at first, which is why he was getting punched a bit...wanted to make it a fair fight since he has a visor on. pretty good sportsmanship there.

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12-05-2011, 01:50 PM
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NHL.com predicts the USA WJC team:

They have Miller of course.

They also predict McColgan will get the nod and be on the team. Here is the quote
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Morreale says: Looking for an offensive producer with fire in his veins? That's McColgan. After leading the Rockets in points last season, the speedster tops the team with 23 assists and 30 points in 27 games this season.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...id=DL|NHL|home

5:30 we will find out.

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I would love to have McColgan on Team USA. It's always extra-special to be able to root for both the US and the Rangers at the same time. It was great the last couple of years, and having two players this year would be very nice.

P.S. The advantage of drafting Americans and Swedes is that they get to have the experience of playing on a top team in the WJC, and it's not as difficult for them to make it as Team Canada. Canada can probably field two teams that can compete with anyone else if it split into East Canada and West Canada.

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No McColgan

http://www.usahockey.com/world_junio...F_02&ID=309480

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thomas was ohl player of the week and st croix was whl player of the week.

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thomas was ohl player of the week and st croix was whl player of the week.

Noreau really dropped the ball in the QMJHL.

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12-06-2011, 12:57 AM
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Noreau really dropped the ball in the QMJHL.


Good one to end the day on.

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Can not wait to see Krieder in a Rangers Uni. Right now he is tearing it up in the NCAA and I really expect his game to translate well to the NHL

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Can not wait to see Krieder in a Rangers Uni. Right now he is tearing it up in the NCAA and I really expect his game to translate well to the NHL
I expect Kreider's, Miller's, and McIlrath's games to translate to the NHL.

Im not as confident about anyone else. But im hopeful.

We need Thomas to get stronger, we will need the offensive firepower in the coming years, the way our "conference" and playoff format just got re-aligned.

Also, if im the Rangers, if I don't use this June's first round pick in a trade for Bobby Ryan (kind of hopeful we will) then im using that pick and maybe a couple of pieces to move up and grab a high-end two way defenseman in the draft.

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