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08-14-2012, 10:29 AM
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Spott definitely iceing the best line-up he can tonight. Can't wait for this.
Same!

I'm glad I bought tickets for both games.


FYI guys, Rielly had maybe one bad shift all game last night from what I remember. There were a couple tough turnovers, but nothing significant.

He was smooth, efficient, and on a couple occasions showed up the game breaking skill he possesses.

IMO, he seemed a bit tired and also held back on a few occasions where he could have been more aggressive in skating the puck.


However, he played a very solid game and made a beauty play on the 5-5 tying goal for Canada.

Awesome to see they have him paired with Hamilton tonight. This shows that the coaches have been impressed with his play.

As an 18 year old, he hasn't been given this spot by any means.

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Most of the Russians were not drafted IIRC.
I mentioned that yesterday, there are some pretty good young Russian prospects available in 2013, we should keep an eye on.

http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php.../ss_id/190000/

Anton Slepyshev, Andrei Sigarev, Alexei Vasilevski and others, also Andrei Makarov should get an invite to someone's camp, having been passed over in this years draft.

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08-14-2012, 10:57 AM
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I mentioned that yesterday, there are some pretty good young Russian prospects available in 2013, we should keep an eye on.

http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php.../ss_id/190000/

Anton Slepyshev, Andrei Sigarev, Alexei Vasilevski and others, also Andrei Makarov should get an invite to someone's camp, having been passed over in this years draft.
Yes they were age eligible this year.

Wonder if some will get an invite from some progressive teams? Free wallets giving the paid for wallets a run for the gold.

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08-14-2012, 11:08 AM
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Yes they were age eligible this year.

Wonder if some will get an invite from some progressive teams? Free wallets giving the paid for wallets a run for the gold.
I wasn't aware of that and there should be a few teams interested in inviting them to their camps, I already mentioned Makarov and some of the others could help a few teams for sure.

There seems to be an aversion to drafting Russian players, if that's the case.

Adam French has some good takes on the Russian prospects.

Top Five Russian Prospects

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?p...blogger_id=155

Six through Ten Top Russian Prospects

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Adam-...ects/155/46087

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10. Anton Slepyshev Left Wing (Undrafted) 18 Years Old, Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL

Slepyshev went undrafted this past year which left a lot of people scratching their heads. He was rated anywhere from 15-45 by most respected prospect followers. It came out that during his interviews he expressed that he did not want to leave the KHL for financial and personal reasons until he was at least 22...aka danger danger NHL teams. Now what this will mean is that in 2014 he will be drafted and sign a deal so the team can hold his rights. All that past, Slepyshev is a personal favourite. He plays a great two-way game, but also brings a great offensive package. He is a shoot first player and has a lethal wrist shot. He has deceptive speed and has a very powerful stride that leads to excellent top end speed. He likes to get involved in and around the net and thrives on the cycle. For those watching the Canada/Russia challenge, you’ll probably note that he has been the most consistent Russian forward and he’s running the PK. If it wasn’t for the major uncertainty of his future as an NHL player I would put him even higher on the list. Hard working two-way Russian born players are extremely rare; add his skill and you got serious potential.

Potential: Top-Six Two-Way Winger
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My wife just came home with center ice tickets

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with 8 dmen dressed i doubt Rielly sees that much time. ill probably just watch the on-demand periods later.

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with 8 dmen dressed i doubt Rielly sees that much time. ill probably just watch the on-demand periods later.
He's been their best defenseman. If he doesn't see time, the coach really doesn't want to win

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I wasn't aware of that and there should be a few teams interested in inviting them to their camps, I already mentioned Makarov and some of the others could help a few teams for sure.

There seems to be an aversion to drafting Russian players, if that's the case.

Adam French has some good takes on the Russian prospects.

Top Five Russian Prospects

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?p...blogger_id=155

Six through Ten Top Russian Prospects

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Adam-...ects/155/46087
Anton kinda reminds me of Kulemin tbh.

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So who are the scratches tonight?

EDIT:

Looks like Rielly will play tonight where I thought he was going to be scratched. Good stuff... let's hope he keeps it up.

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He's been their best defenseman. If he doesn't see time, the coach really doesn't want to win
Got to keep him healthy for the WJC's when these national games matter

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08-14-2012, 03:07 PM
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Anyone know rielly's +/- in this tourney? I havnt seen him on for too many goals against..

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Anyone know rielly's +/- in this tourney? I havnt seen him on for too many goals against..
I think it's probably +1 or something, was on for a couple powerplay goals last night, so nothing affected there.

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Anton kinda reminds me of Kulemin tbh.
I agree he's a very decent player, I'm not sure how we could get him under contract but I wouldn't mind seeing him here in 2 years, it would be very much like when Kulemin was anticipated coming here.

If no team picks him this year, why not draft him, in one of the later rounds in next years draft, you have to be careful with the 50 man limit but if he was drafted, we wouldn't have to sign him until he was ready to come over.

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08-14-2012, 03:17 PM
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He's been their best defenseman. If he doesn't see time, the coach really doesn't want to win
Rielly really was not getting any consistent ice time all series until the 3rd period of last night. It's very evident Spott is treating this like a camp rather than a series he wants to win.

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08-14-2012, 03:19 PM
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I agree he's a very decent player, I'm not sure how we could get him under contract but I wouldn't mind seeing him here in 2 years, it would be very much like when Kulemin was anticipated coming here.

If no team picks him this year, why not draft him, in one of the later rounds in next years draft, you have to be careful with the 50 man limit but if he was drafted, we wouldn't have to sign him until he was ready to come over.
Yeah I agree. Especially if he can work his way up and continue to show that he is ready for the NHL.

Actually didnt that situation or something similar happen with Kuley? He was drafted as a 20 year old wasnt he? Not sure if that was because of KHL/ finance reasons like Slepyshev or just because he was a late bloomer.

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08-14-2012, 03:32 PM
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Yeah I agree. Especially if he can work his way up and continue to show that he is ready for the NHL.

Actually didnt that situation or something similar happen with Kuley? He was drafted as a 20 year old wasnt he? Not sure if that was because of KHL/ finance reasons like Slepyshev or just because he was a late bloomer.
This is what Wikipeda has to say about Kulemin coming to Canada but again you have to watch signing players because of the 50 man limit.

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On May 25, 2007, Kulemin signed a three-year contract with the Maple Leafs,[2] but stayed in Russia for the 200708 season on a handshake agreement between the Maple Leafs and Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.
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Rielly really was not getting any consistent ice time all series until the 3rd period of last night. It's very evident Spott is treating this like a camp rather than a series he wants to win.
Hum, it was evident the second players like Murray and Huberdeau were scratched.

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When is the game tonight on what channel??

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When is the game tonight on what channel??
tvguide.ca says 7PM on TSN

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08-14-2012, 05:21 PM
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I'm enjoying this series. It's nice to see the Russians playing a hard game, keeps Canada on their toes. Goaltending needs to seriously improve but whatever, it's an exhibition series and I'm just happy there's some hockey on.

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Stream up

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6.30 PM warm up

7.00 PM Game

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Rielly- Hamilton !!!

Means we'll likely see lots of him.

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rielly- hamilton !!!

Means we'll likely see lots of him.
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