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C Dane Fox (2012 undrafted; signed, VAN; traded to CAR)

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C Dane Fox (2012 undrafted; signed, VAN; traded to CAR)

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.com/201...-dane-fox.html

I really feel like this guy is flying under the radar right now. Was solid at the Top Prospect's Game and has the potential to develop into a really solid third line center. He compares himself to David Bolland and I think that's a great comparison for him long term.

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I've been following Dane for years now considering he's from my neck of the woods. He's a player with all kinds of intangibles that will certainly be attractive to NHL teams. I know there are a few concerns with his past off-ice life but he's a very skilled player. He's a fun player to watch.

I am very interested to see how high he goes in the draft this year as he is a true wildcard

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Kid is kind of nuts off the ice from what I've heard and the Knights had many disciplinary problems with him. He can play though. If you can keep him under control then he can help you on the ice for sure.

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I think it's safe to say that Fox really turned his season around with the trade to Erie. That's what he's chalking it up to:

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“At first I was completely surprised when I was told I was traded, but I think it helped me in the long run,” Fox said. “London had a bunch of top line guys and I was the third line grinder, but down in Erie was on the first line and first power play unit.”
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“When I got to Erie, I wasn’t getting yelled at for making little mistakes and I was just going out and playing my game,” he said. “Coach (Robbie) Ftorek and (general manager) Sherry Bassin talked a lot with me and really helped my confidence throughout the year.”
http://futureconsiderations.ca/erie-...xs-draft-year/

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I've been following Dane for years now considering he's from my neck of the woods. He's a player with all kinds of intangibles that will certainly be attractive to NHL teams. I know there are a few concerns with his past off-ice life but he's a very skilled player. He's a fun player to watch.

I am very interested to see how high he goes in the draft this year as he is a true wildcard
He has terrible intangibles
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Kid is kind of nuts off the ice from what I've heard and the Knights had many disciplinary problems with him. He can play though. If you can keep him under control then he can help you on the ice for sure.
Kind of nuts? Hes bat **** crazy. Almost played junior C hockey this year in Dresden because the knights didnt wanna deal with his **** all season.

Definitely a kid I would not want to see the wings draft, has locker room cancer written all over him

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His off ice issues are clearly a concern, but he can really play. I was very disappointed when we included him in the trade for Mckegg and I really feel like he could have helped the Knights win the Memorial Cup.

I didn't get to see him much with the Otters though.

According to nhl.com, he tested well on upper body strength at the combine too.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=9952

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Well if he was a cancer or is a cancer in the room then why is he going to be the leader in Erie next year and maybe the year after???

From what I heard Dane straightened his act out last summer and was committed to be a hockey player and better person... from all accounts he has continued to do so.

I prefered him over McKegg this year and infact he probably would have had a great impact in these playoffs then McKegg did.

People make mistakes and we all know kids do... this kid corrected his errors and is on the right path.

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He has terrible intangibles

Kind of nuts? Hes bat **** crazy. Almost played junior C hockey this year in Dresden because the knights didnt wanna deal with his **** all season.

Definitely a kid I would not want to see the wings draft, has locker room cancer written all over him
can't say I can't see that in his face


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Well if he was a cancer or is a cancer in the room then why is he going to be the leader in Erie next year and maybe the year after???

From what I heard Dane straightened his act out last summer and was committed to be a hockey player and better person... from all accounts he has continued to do so.

I prefered him over McKegg this year and infact he probably would have had a great impact in these playoffs then McKegg did.

People make mistakes and we all know kids do... this kid corrected his errors and is on the right path.
He is going to be a leader in Erie because they are a terrible team, and hes not going to be anywhere near the knights room because the Hunters dont want him near that dressing room when they have something good going. A lot of guys preferred him over Mckegg, the Knights were a top team in the CHL yet they shipped out such a good, young prospect... it was all attitude.

I know the **** he did to get nearly kicked off of the knights and than traded in mid season (without a source I think I can get in trouble for saying it however) and I wouldnt want my team coming close to the kid.

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He is going to be a leader in Erie because they are a terrible team, and hes not going to be anywhere near the knights room because the Hunters dont want him near that dressing room when they have something good going. A lot of guys preferred him over Mckegg, the Knights were a top team in the CHL yet they shipped out such a good, young prospect... it was all attitude.

I know the **** he did to get nearly kicked off of the knights and than traded in mid season (without a source I think I can get in trouble for saying it however) and I wouldnt want my team coming close to the kid.
this is a good point to jump in and note the following. From the site rules:

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To add onto what I said earlier, if anyone is really interested feel free to PM me and I will discuss the issues there

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Bigger issue is the media blackout regarding the situation. Any mention of it and they could face serious issues.


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Any chance someone signs this kid he is tearing up the OHL.

What kind of player is he?

Are his past issues still a problem?

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Any chance someone signs this kid he is tearing up the OHL.

What kind of player is he?

Are his past issues still a problem?
Well I've always been a fan of the kid (as evidenced by the fact that I started this thread with an interview I did with him).

I think an NHL team just has to give this guy a chance. He's had some issues in the past but I think he's matured as a player and as a person. If someone like Myles Bell can get a second chance, Fox deserves one too.

He's flat out dominating shifts at times this year. He might be playing with McDavid, but he's not feeding off him, he's creating chances for himself and for his linemates too. He's a solid two way player who works hard and is definitely a pest for the opposition. He has one of the best wrist shots in the OHL. Seen him score a couple of beauties this year. Definitely has a pro release and shot.

I think he's an NHL prospect and I'd be surprised if he doesn't get a shot.

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Well I've always been a fan of the kid (as evidenced by the fact that I started this thread with an interview I did with him).

I think an NHL team just has to give this guy a chance. He's had some issues in the past but I think he's matured as a player and as a person. If someone like Myles Bell can get a second chance, Fox deserves one too.

He's flat out dominating shifts at times this year. He might be playing with McDavid, but he's not feeding off him, he's creating chances for himself and for his linemates too. He's a solid two way player who works hard and is definitely a pest for the opposition. He has one of the best wrist shots in the OHL. Seen him score a couple of beauties this year. Definitely has a pro release and shot.

I think he's an NHL prospect and I'd be surprised if he doesn't get a shot.
I hope the Oilers give him a chance.

I've only heard he's had "issues" in the past but I'm not to sure what they are/were, can you elaborate as to what said "issues" are.

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He's good at killing penalties.

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I could look this up, but... whose camp did he attend this year? How did he do there?

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I could look this up, but... whose camp did he attend this year? How did he do there?
At Louis at traverse city, didn't watch but I know he fought a couple times

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Sometimes people grow up. Here's hoping he has turned a corner and becomes a useful NHL player some day.

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I could look this up, but... whose camp did he attend this year? How did he do there?
I think it was the Rangers.

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Dane Fox, Erie Otters

Dane Fox....is this guy realy good ?? anyone have seen him play this year ?

gp 28, G : 31 A : 23 pts : 54

He is 20, do you guys think he as a chance to sign a contract whit a NHL club ?

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It depends if teams are willing to overlook his rumored off-ice issues.

I think it's safe to assume that's why teams stayed away from him in the draft.

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He signed with the Canucks today. Any word on any recent off-ice issues or does he look to have improved in that regard?

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He signed with the Canucks today. Any word on any recent off-ice issues or does he look to have improved in that regard?
supposedly he's past them, but obviously nobody has come out and asked him

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