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11-06-2012, 11:00 AM
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Gotta be Desharnais.

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11-06-2012, 11:34 AM
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Obviously for most Calgary fans it would be Johnny Gaudreau... So much talent.

I also really like Cam Atkinson...

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11-06-2012, 11:35 AM
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Jordan Schroeder. I hope he gets his shot at the NHL sometime soon.
So do I. Kid works his butt off.

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11-06-2012, 11:40 AM
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David Desharnais, a lot of people think this year was just a fluke but I think he'll be able to match his numbers next year for sure!

Propsect wise, Brandan Gallagher. Love his work ethic and I think he has a decent shot of making the Habs in a year or two.

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11-06-2012, 11:42 AM
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Ennis the menace. But amongst prospects, Gaudreau.

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11-06-2012, 11:54 AM
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Johnny Gaudreau
took 25 posts for someone to finally post the correct answer.

Gaudreau was labeled as too small from the get go. He outperformed most of if not all of the USHL players that were drafted ahead of him in his draft year. He led his team to a championship that year as well. The he goes to BC and puts up excellent numbers as an undersized freshman and was a key factor in them becoming Nationa Champions, now as a sophomore I think he has a legit shot at the Hobey Baker and being a back to back NCAA Champion. There is also talk he could go pro as early as next season, despite having the long term project label slapped on him due to his size.

Johnny Gaudreau has incredible skill mixed with an unmatched work ethic and clutch ability. The kids has all the tools needed to make it and be a star.

I just kind of hope I get to see him in Abbotsford for a year before he makes the Flames.

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11-06-2012, 12:11 PM
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Maybe Rocco Grimaldi? Kid has a ton of heart. If he was a bigger guy he'd be a hell of a player and an easy fan favorite. Plus he's from California.

From the Ducks I like Kevin Roy and Max Friberg. Roy to me actually could have a shot in the league despite his size. That's how good he's been. Friberg could make it as a grinder but he's fun to watch.

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11-06-2012, 12:16 PM
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Austin Cangelosi and Ryan Lowney.

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11-06-2012, 12:19 PM
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Derek Dorsett. AINEC. There are plenty of smaller guys that are more talented, but to play his type of game there's no one close in the current NHL. IMO

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11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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Flames fan, so it's an automatic Gaudreau.

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11-06-2012, 12:25 PM
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11-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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11-06-2012, 01:03 PM
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I really love small players. They generally play with heart and love the game.
Favorites are Gerbe, Desharnais and Ennis.

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11-06-2012, 01:18 PM
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Nikita Gusev.

Johnny "Be Good" Gaudreau.

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11-06-2012, 01:19 PM
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Kevin Roy. My favorite player of all-time is a "too small" player - Paul Kariya.

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11-06-2012, 01:59 PM
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Nathan Gerbe, Boston College/Sabres

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11-06-2012, 02:01 PM
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11-06-2012, 02:20 PM
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Prospects or NHLers? I'll assume prospects, since this is the prospects board. Some would consider Baertschi on the small side, but I really like him and am very sold on his ability to succeed in the NHL. The Finns have a nice duo in Granlund and Vatanen. None of these guys are 5'6" or anything like that, but hey, guys that size almost never have a big NHL impact.

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11-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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NHLer: David Desharnais
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11-06-2012, 03:43 PM
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11-06-2012, 03:49 PM
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cory conacher and gallager, sgarbossa and shinnimin. Hope it wotks out well for them being such underdogs.

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11-06-2012, 03:52 PM
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11-06-2012, 03:56 PM
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11-06-2012, 04:06 PM
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Jordan Eberle
I don't remember people writing him off because he was "too small?"

Either way, he panned out quite nicely. Definitely doesn't fit the mould of "small" player now....

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