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01-29-2012, 02:55 PM
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Frattin is 5'11" (allegedly but looks shorter), 205, McKegg is 6'0" 200. Both are solid skaters and both scorers. Frattin looks solid on the ice and McKegg may be softer, but there scoring is very similar with great shots and good speed

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01-29-2012, 03:31 PM
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Frattin is 5'11" (allegedly but looks shorter), 205, McKegg is 6'0" 200. Both are solid skaters and both scorers. Frattin looks solid on the ice and McKegg may be softer, but there scoring is very similar with great shots and good speed
Frattin is 6'0". He is also a more gritty and physical north-south player that has a great shot and outside speed. Mckegg is more of a finesse player that has great hands and better vision on the ice.

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01-29-2012, 04:01 PM
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McKegg's name has no "finese" to it.

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01-29-2012, 06:46 PM
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u can't compare McKegg and Frattin! and i have better hope in McKegg then Frattin. McKegg has been putting up good numbers for a few years now. even on a ****** team, he had a ****** +/- but he's still young and will learn alot more. his offensive skills are awesome. but Frattin... he had good numbers during 10-11 in college because he was an 22 years old playing against younger, smaller less experience players. the guy is 23 and still not doing very good. if McKegg keeps getting better, when he's 23, it won't be his first years in the NHL. he will be a much better player. i don't have much hope in Frattin. he might be a decent player someday but, McKegg.. he'll be a great 2nd liner!! frattin.. 3rd line... maybe!

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OH MY GOD, MCKEGG'S ON FIRE.... sale.

He wasn't that impressive at camp, but he's still a youngun and has years to develop into a top 6er for the future

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01-29-2012, 06:50 PM
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McKegg has always been on fire for us, even in our preseason games he played well.
Really surprised he was taken so late, mind you I'm also happy we got him.

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01-29-2012, 07:02 PM
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If Kegger can add about 20 ponds of muscle he could develop into a Derek Roy type player.

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01-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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If Kegger can add about 20 ponds of muscle he could develop into a Derek Roy type player.
derek roy is 5'8 190...

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01-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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maybe more like a Mike Ribeiro... he's a great point producer!!

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maybe more like a Mike Ribeiro... he's a great point producer!!
doubt it big time.

its good to see him produce but lets be realistic here.

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doubt it big time.

its good to see him produce but lets be realistic here.
lol!! come on man.. it would be nice hehe!! it's high hopes but u don't think he could become a 2nd liner?

and where does he end up next year? AHL?

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lol!! come on man.. it would be nice hehe!! it's high hopes but u don't think he could become a 2nd liner?
he could be that good second liner able score some good goals but really good third liner imo.

Edit: Ribeiro is more of a first liner than a second liner.

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u can't compare McKegg and Frattin! and i have better hope in McKegg then Frattin. McKegg has been putting up good numbers for a few years now. even on a ****** team, he had a ****** +/- but he's still young and will learn alot more. his offensive skills are awesome. but Frattin... he had good numbers during 10-11 in college because he was an 22 years old playing against younger, smaller less experience players. the guy is 23 and still not doing very good. if McKegg keeps getting better, when he's 23, it won't be his first years in the NHL. he will be a much better player. i don't have much hope in Frattin. he might be a decent player someday but, McKegg.. he'll be a great 2nd liner!! frattin.. 3rd line... maybe!
I like how you dismiss Frattin's Hobey Baker finalist season as nothing because he's "playing against younger, smaller less experience players", then go on to rave about Greg McKegg who himself is playing against even younger, smaller, less experienced players.

Let's see Greg McKegg line up against some actual men, the way Matt Frattin has been doing for a few years now, before dreaming about 2nd line NHL duty. Really, some of you need to understand the very real differences between the OHL/NCAA/AHL/NHL leagues.

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he could be that good second liner able score some good goals but really good third liner imo.

Edit: Ribeiro is more of a first liner than a second liner.
McKegg doesn't have the skill set to be a good 3rd liner. He'll either be a skilled goal scorer or not an effective NHLer.

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I like how you dismiss Frattin's Hobey Baker finalist season as nothing because he's "playing against younger, smaller less experience players", then go on to rave about Greg McKegg who himself is playing against even younger, smaller, less experienced players.

Let's see Greg McKegg line up against some actual men, the way Matt Frattin has been doing for a few years now, before dreaming about 2nd line NHL duty. Really, some of you need to understand the very real differences between the OHL/NCAA/AHL/NHL leagues.
yeah your right about that. but McKegg has had a few great season and Frattin only had

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I like how you dismiss Frattin's Hobey Baker finalist season as nothing because he's "playing against younger, smaller less experience players", then go on to rave about Greg McKegg who himself is playing against even younger, smaller, less experienced players.

Let's see Greg McKegg line up against some actual men, the way Matt Frattin has been doing for a few years now, before dreaming about 2nd line NHL duty. Really, some of you need to understand the very real differences between the OHL/NCAA/AHL/NHL leagues.
yeah your right about that. but McKegg has had a few great season and Frattin only had 1 really so...

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Why is McKegg vs Frattin even being debated in this thread? I skimmed through it enough to know that this is what you guys are discussing, and I don't think it's relevant at all. When you discuss a prospect player, you sort of have to consider the players strengths and weaknesses in a bubble....immune to depth chart discussions. Nobody knows what the team strengths and team weaknesses are going to be 3 years down the road....so just talk about Greg McKegg.



I've liked him as a prospect for a while. When evaluating McKegg, there's only two stats/traits that I truly care about: Faceoff Skill and footspeed.

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Good for McKegg, but I wouldn't get too excited. Go look at the top ten in scoring from any of the OHL, WHL, or QMJHL from the last ten years.

There are a number of great players in there, a number of ok NHLers, but also a ton (as in almost half) of guys that didn't make the NHL or pan out at all.

Good for McKegg. But it's junior. Age differences mean a LOT down there. A 16 year old is a lot smaller and less developed physically than a 20 year old. All NHL teams have prospects in junior whe every year, they put up higher and higher point totals. And then fans for every team think they have several top 6 forwards and top 4 defenders coming up. If he can make an impact in the AHL next year, I'll be a bit more impressed.

Even if he was number 1 in OHL scoring... It'd be a good sign, but far far from a sure thing. Look ate the leaders for the 2000s:

Wellwood, Robinson, Locke, Locke, Schremp, and Azevedo all didn't turn into much. So half the scoring leaders in the OHL in the last 10 years were either not NHL players, or if they made it, were not impact players at all. Doesn't mean McKegg won't be an impact player, but some people here drool over points players put up in junior.

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He's roaring back like Ovechkin

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Good for McKegg, but I wouldn't get too excited. Go look at the top ten in scoring from any of the OHL, WHL, or QMJHL from the last ten years.

There are a number of great players in there, a number of ok NHLers, but also a ton (as in almost half) of guys that didn't make the NHL or pan out at all.

Good for McKegg. But it's junior. Age differences mean a LOT down there. A 16 year old is a lot smaller and less developed physically than a 20 year old. All NHL teams have prospects in junior whe every year, they put up higher and higher point totals. And then fans for every team think they have several top 6 forwards and top 4 defenders coming up. If he can make an impact in the AHL next year, I'll be a bit more impressed.

Even if he was number 1 in OHL scoring... It'd be a good sign, but far far from a sure thing. Look ate the leaders for the 2000s:

Wellwood, Robinson, Locke, Locke, Schremp, and Azevedo all didn't turn into much. So half the scoring leaders in the OHL in the last 10 years were either not NHL players, or if they made it, were not impact players at all. Doesn't mean McKegg won't be an impact player, but some people here drool over points players put up in junior.
I agree with you however I've been watching him ever since his draft season and he's a solid hockey player. His ceiling could be a first liner but he also has high bust potential. His skating was a red flag and a couple of injuries but he has some power in his stride and he's been improving on the skating on a yearly basis. He lines up well at center and at left wing and at 6' 200 lbs he has the size to be an effective center but where he makes his bread and butter is down low. His hockey IQ and vision is really good and he knows where to be and would probably be an excellent powerplay specialist.

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McKegg was drafted just days after he turned 18. If the draft was a few days before he wouldn't have been eligible for the draft. He would've been a sure fire first rounder in 2011, he's a steal

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yeah your right about that. but McKegg has had a few great season and Frattin only had 1 really so...
First two years of College you don't get as much ice time and all that. Still put up good numbers in his second year (42-13-12). That's when he went downhill. He got in tons of trouble for partying or something and was kicked off his team and sent back to Alberta. Awhile later he tried to get back onto his team and was eventually allowed on, where he led his team to the finals of a championship (I am pretty sure). Put up 19 points in 24 games that year, and then 60 points in 44 games the next.

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In July 2009 he was briefly detained by police after allegedly throwing a kitchen table from a garage at 3 AM. He later stated that in his first years at North Dakota his play suffered due to the amount of time that he spent partying.[3] He was released from the team in August 2009 after being arrested for driving under the influence.[4] Though he almost left college to play professionally, Frattin decided to stay at North Dakota even though he had lost his athletic scholarship. He took one semester off from school and worked two jobs in Edmonton. He worked at his father's two Italian bakeries and for a concrete company run by a family friend.[3][5] Frattin returned to the team in December 2009 and was later found not guilty of all charges.[2][6] He is very close to his North Dakota teammates, many of whom consider him to be a notorious prankster.[2] Several of his teammates have also applauded his humble attitude after returning to North Dakota.[7]

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Kid is special. I take every opportunity to watch this guy play. Went to Guelph to see him and Sparks (sparks is a fantastic goaltending prospect). He single handedly won that game. Tied it up with 13 seconds left and scored the shootout winner. Not to mention it was only erie's 3rd win of the season after 20 some odd games. Have watched him play mississauga. A london game was televised not to long ago. Anyways its amazing to think he went from the worst ranked CHL team to the top ranked CHL team and is hands down their best player. He is in every key situation (in London). His playing style reminds me a lot of David Krejci, great vision, great ability to find space, decent finish, good speed. I do believe he will be a top 6 NHLer just not sure with what team (hopefully the leafs hang on to him)

He was drafted 2nd overal in the OHL priority selection. Had a bad rookie season that dropped him to the 3rd round of the NHL draft, and has not looked back since (aside from playing on the worst team in the CHL).

Some names he went ahead of in the OHL draft in the first round
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It is important to remember that junior stats don't mean anything. Unless they're bad, and then they mean everything.


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