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06-26-2014, 07:49 PM
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06-26-2014, 08:18 PM
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Looks about right. Certainly not much PP production in Erie although doesn't look like he was on the #1 PP:

http://www.extraskater.com/chl/playe...=er&age=18plus
Thanks for the link. Didn't realize you could actually look it up on this site.

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06-26-2014, 08:36 PM
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Gaunce defintely has 2nd unit PP potential and it isn't uncommon to see 3C on the second unit given the 1st is overloaded a lot (think Kesler + Sedins) or a forward playing point. Gaunce has decent hands and a big body, he could play a role around the net.
Yeah, I could see this happening. A lot of good 3C's center the 2nd PP unit on Cup teams - Filppula in '08 (Zetterberg + Datsyuk on PP1), '09 Staal (Crosby + Malkin), 2010 Bolland (Toews + Sharp), Stoll in 2012 (Kopitar + Richards) as well as this year. Heck we had Malhotra as the pivot on our 2nd unit before he went down.

Even if that doesn't happen I could at least see a role for him as the net-front presence... he seems to have decent finish in front of the net.

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06-27-2014, 10:56 PM
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Where do the Canucks forward prospects rank?

Both last year and this year they had two 1st rounders and chose 4 forwards. So where does their grouo of forward prospects rank amongst other teams in the league?

Forward Prospects:

Bo Horvat
Nicklas Jensen
Jake Virtanen
Brendan Gaunce
Hunter Shinkaruk
Dane Fox
Jared McCann
Cole Cassels

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06-27-2014, 10:57 PM
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06-27-2014, 10:58 PM
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Not really any high offense guys, some good safe picks in Horvat and McCann who have a good 2 way game.

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06-27-2014, 10:59 PM
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Not really any high offense guys, some good safe picks in Horvat and McCann
I agree. None of those guys seem to have very high ceilings but are relatively safe players.

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06-27-2014, 11:01 PM
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Good group, but there are better. Probably in the 7-13 area.

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06-27-2014, 11:01 PM
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Around 15th.

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06-27-2014, 11:03 PM
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I agree. None of those guys seem to have very high ceilings but are relatively safe players.
Id say Shinkaruks ceiling is very high

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06-27-2014, 11:05 PM
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Id say Shinkaruks ceiling is very high
Yes my bad I would agree. He along with Virtanen and Horvat certainly have the highest ceilings of the group IMO. Shinkaruk's ceiling may be the highest of them all.

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Id say Shinkaruks ceiling is very high
Definitely. Highest boom and highest bust potential. Other than that I think a lot of them are conservative "safe" type picks.

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06-27-2014, 11:12 PM
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I would have to say Virtanen has a pretty high ceiling, killer shot and speed. Not a playmaker but a gunner.

Virtanen and Shinkaruk the offensive upside guys,
Horvat, McCann the safe picks,

Jensen, Gaunce, Cassells and Fox filling in the gaps.

The team could use an elite playmaker type, maybe if Benning can trade a few more vets they will make room for McDavid :-)


Now on defence ...................................

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06-27-2014, 11:16 PM
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This thread would be suited if you listed every team's forward prospects and asked people to rank them, rather than ask for the arbitrary ranking of just one team. That seems better suited for a team board.

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06-27-2014, 11:18 PM
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This thread would be suited if you listed every team's forward prospects and asked people to rank them, rather than ask for the arbitrary ranking of just one team. That seems better suited for a team board.
It might be. Maybe if someone feels another team(s) is better they can post that group then they can be ranked as we go.7

I wont be able to name all the guys, but I know TB has a really nice forward group with Drouin, Erne, Connolly and Kucherov.

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06-27-2014, 11:30 PM
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i think virtanen has huge goal scoring potential

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06-27-2014, 11:33 PM
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Bottom half of the league. Not a single guy that projects as a first liner.

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Bottom half of the league. Not a single guy that projects as a first liner.
I think Virtanen and Shinkaruk can be 1st line players.

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Guys like Horvat, Jensen and McCann seem like low risk guys with good potential but not superstar caliber potential. While Shinkaruk and Virtanen seem to be high risk high reward guys. Overall I think this group ranks around 7-15th

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Virtanen & Shinkaruk have the most offensive potential. Horvat probably has the potential to have the biggest impact.

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06-27-2014, 11:41 PM
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horvat, shinkaruk and virtanen are definitely in a tier above the others

definitely more depth than a few years ago but that's a pretty low bar, like going from league worst to league average

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06-27-2014, 11:43 PM
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We should hold off for a bit. Those 2nd round picks, might present us with something really interesting.

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06-27-2014, 11:44 PM
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Bottom half of the league. Not a single guy that projects as a first liner.
I'd say between 15-20th... just because of the volume that will come in this draft.

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06-27-2014, 11:47 PM
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too early to say.........by end of the draft we will know

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horvat, shinkaruk and virtanen are definitely in a tier above the others
I'm like that second line in 5 or 6 years.

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