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01-28-2012, 11:19 PM
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Greg McKegg On Fire

Ever since being traded to London, McKegg has 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 11 games.

I was worried about his development this year because he was only a point per game player before the trade. Erie is by far the worst team in the OHL and I doubt he had much motivation to go out every game and do his best.

Good to see he is still one of the better Leafs prospects, I think he's overlooked by our fan base as a potential top six NHLer.

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01-28-2012, 11:21 PM
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On fire? someone put him out!

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The fire is on Greg Mckegg

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01-28-2012, 11:30 PM
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great forward for sure, guna be a great player in the future

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01-28-2012, 11:44 PM
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In all seriousness, he's a good prospect. Looked fantastic in the rookie tourney; his playmaking abilities and vision are underrated.


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01-28-2012, 11:51 PM
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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.

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01-29-2012, 12:06 AM
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why do people say he's a small scoring winger...? he's 6'0 200 lbs lol

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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.
? He was OHL most improved a few seasons ago. 2 years of well over a PPG on a poor team.

He came into the season expecting to be a top scorer in the league. 2 PPG is something he can actually sustain in the O.

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Erie, can you now trade Olden to a team that actually has a chance to win/

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01-29-2012, 12:22 AM
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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.
Lack of objectivity here.

Mckegg had an incredible season last year, in which he finished tied for third with Nail Yakupov in goals in the OHL (he had 49). Hardly "just another crap shoot prospect".

People have been concerned with his performance because he had not only regressed statistically from the year before, but also two years earlier when he put-up 37 goals and 85 points in 67 games.

He got out of a bad situation in Eerie, and has picked up where he left off last season.

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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.
Players like Tavarez, Nash and Staal are very good NHL players, but don't you think they could be elite on top teams playing with better linemates? This has been McKegg's situation in the OHL. Theoretically he started off the year with the Jackets and got traded to the Flyers. Wouldn't you say Rick Nash would be a PPG+ player if he had Giroux as a linemate?

I don't think McKegg is an elite prospect, but at least he's now providing us an example of what he can do in the right situation.

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01-29-2012, 01:13 AM
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Erie, can you now trade Olden to a team that actually has a chance to win/
Too late. The OHL trade deadline has come and gone.

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Wish we would draft more prospects like McKegg.

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Can he still play in the OHL next year? Or is likely we see him on the Marlies?

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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.
Nice name. Suits ya.

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01-29-2012, 11:34 AM
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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.
If I expected that McKegg's number would get better because the Otters did not have the firepower to get him two points a game can I be called objective just like you?

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Lack of objectivity here.

When he was on a bad team, he wasnt putting up good numbers. The explanation, he's fine, it was the team.

When he's on a good team, he puts up numbers, therefore he's amazing.

Its good he's doing well, but he's just another crap shoot prospect. Putting up two points a game for a short period of time in Junior, doesnt mean that much.
Yes, let's not get carried away. I'd add, he was anything but "head turning" in training camp. Cautiously optimistic he turns into something.

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01-29-2012, 12:05 PM
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I just don't get the feelig that McKegg will be anything special. It seems like most peoplehave quite high hopes for him though..

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Yes, let's not get carried away. I'd add, he was anything but "head turning" in training camp. Cautiously optimistic he turns into something.
Pretty much exactly what I was getting at ^^^^^^^

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"Mc Kegg's"

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Yes, let's not get carried away. I'd add, he was anything but "head turning" in training camp. Cautiously optimistic he turns into something.
Training camp and NHL exhibition games have changed. Less of a camp format and more ex games, so teams use it more to get ready for season as opposed to showcasing youngsters. In the rookie tournament, McKegg was quiet the first game, but one of the best players on the ice second game.

Definitely not an elite prospect at this point, but he has high level hands and hockey sense. If he improves skating and two-way game, he's got potential to be a top six forward. Its a big "if", but these are things that can be worked on and improved. Cant really ask for much more from a 3rd round pick.

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01-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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Great to see him proving that his lack of production was more team-related than anything else.

He still has a ways to go but he's definitely showing that he's a legit offensive NHL prospect.

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He and Matt Frattin are very similar players, though they are opposite shots. Liked virtually identical in the rookie tournament. Both will be scoring wingers in the NHL

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He and Matt Frattin are very similar players, though they are opposite shots. Liked virtually identical in the rookie tournament. Both will be scoring wingers in the NHL
No, they are not. Frattin is alot stronger and difficult to play against.

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I just want to hear Joe Bowen yell "Greg McKegg!!!" when he scores.. Something about that makes me happy

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