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11-18-2005, 03:13 AM
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As a wings fan I am pretty much interested in where you'd rate McGrath in that list. The Rangers seem not to really get it going but Owen looks like the lone bright spot on the team. He seems to have great playmaking abilities and also finds the back of the net. Really lighting it up on a weak time pretty much like Ryan?!

Whom would you compare him to? Maybe a Doug Weight type player? How is his dedication and leadership? Is he far behind Shremp and Ryan?

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11-18-2005, 11:00 AM
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As a wings fan I am pretty much interested in where you'd rate McGrath in that list. The Rangers seem not to really get it going but Owen looks like the lone bright spot on the team. He seems to have great playmaking abilities and also finds the back of the net. Really lighting it up on a weak time pretty much like Ryan?! Whom would you compare him to? Maybe a Doug Weight type player? How is his dedication and leadership? Is he far behind Shremp and Ryan?
*takes a deep breath*

Evan McGrath has the skills to take him to the next level, without a doubt. The Rangers' forwards have been playing very poorly, with the exception of the rookies. While McGrath is still near the top in scoring, he's far from the lone bright spot.

There are times when he completely vanishes on the ice; conversely, there are times when he's the best player on the ice.

Ryan, in particular, has the ability to make the rest of his team better - McGrath tends to play to the level of everyone else around him, and is missing either the desire or ability to elevate his play when the time requires it.


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11-21-2005, 06:24 PM
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Statistically speaking, taking some consideration for which team they are playing and not judging by NHL potential

1. Ryan
2. Schremp
3. McGrath
4. Bolland
5. Little
6. Blunden
7. Donati
8. McDounough
9. Vigilante
10. Hunter

Anyone overrated or that should be in this list?

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11-22-2005, 01:17 PM
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Statistically speaking, taking some consideration for which team they are playing and not judging by NHL potential

1. Ryan
2. Schremp
3. McGrath
4. Bolland
5. Little
6. Blunden
7. Donati
8. McDounough
9. Vigilante
10. Hunter

Anyone overrated or that should be in this list?
has Pouliot's stock dropped? is it maybe the "I almost made the NHL hangover"? is he playing well but on a poor team? any info would be appreciated

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11-23-2005, 11:29 PM
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Pouliot plays in a defensive system which partially explains why his numbers are not great. He has more NHL potential than most players listed above. This list is only based on offensive productivity in the OHL so far this year.

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11-24-2005, 02:12 AM
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IMO many of you underrate Schremp's play-making ability, he does have 36 assists in 18 games so far, and I'm sure that they're not all from rebounds!!!

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11-25-2005, 06:24 PM
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has Pouliot's stock dropped? is it maybe the "I almost made the NHL hangover"? is he playing well but on a poor team? any info would be appreciated
That's exactly it, Hockey_Guru. He is just out for a skate most nights. A couple of weekends ago, the Wolves did the unheard of thing of winning 3 road games in 3 days. He was first star in at least one, and I believe he may have been a star in all 3. I was at the 3rd game at St. Mike's and even though he racked up the points and was the first star, he could have had so much more. He just isn't playing like his heart is in it. Yet in last night's OHL/Russia game, he was a different player, intense, hitting etc. Usually he just takes stupid penalties.

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11-25-2005, 09:40 PM
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No mention of Wojtek Wolski?

He's looked dynamite for the Battalion since returning from the show.

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11-26-2005, 02:14 AM
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Being a Ranger fan, How would everyone rate Marc Staal? He just tied his total offensive output in 60-something games last year after 23 this season. Obviously, stats don't tell the entire story, but from what I saw during the training camps and pre-season, I was impressed with his play.

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11-27-2005, 01:48 AM
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I'd have to say David Bolland. He can do everything well, not many flaws in his game.

The most skilled player in the league is Schremp, but I find him to be more of a PP specialist.

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11-27-2005, 12:12 PM
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I'd say the top 5 are, in no particular order: Bryan Little, Rob Schremp, Dave Bolland, Bobby Ryan and porbably Benoit Pouliot.

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12-05-2005, 10:38 AM
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No mention of Wojtek Wolski?

He's looked dynamite for the Battalion since returning from the show.
Actually he's been far from impressive. Not a single even strength goal since he returned and definitely a questionable effort level.

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12-05-2005, 12:02 PM
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Actually he's been far from impressive. Not a single even strength goal since he returned and definitely a questionable effort level.
i'm living in brampton now and have seen him maybe 8-10 times since he's been back and calling his effort level questionable is a compliment. there is no question in my mind his effort level has been absolutely terrible. he's look like a hog and a bad teammate at times (throwing his arms in the air after someone failed to pass to him). it's so frustrating because there are a times (half shifts at a time) in which he is clearly the best player on either team but those times have been few and far between in my opinion.

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12-05-2005, 03:10 PM
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i'm living in brampton now and have seen him maybe 8-10 times since he's been back and calling his effort level questionable is a compliment. there is no question in my mind his effort level has been absolutely terrible. he's look like a hog and a bad teammate at times (throwing his arms in the air after someone failed to pass to him). it's so frustrating because there are a times (half shifts at a time) in which he is clearly the best player on either team but those times have been few and far between in my opinion.

I think he's just playing out the motions, and I have no doubt he's pissed he's back in Brampton.

But you gotta give your all.

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12-14-2005, 12:29 AM
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Pouliot plays in a defensive system which partially explains why his numbers are not great. He has more NHL potential than most players listed above. This list is only based on offensive productivity in the OHL so far this year.
Pouliot's groin injury certainly didn't help things. Pretty much my only time that I could see him this year was in the RSO broadcast of the Wolves/Gens game, in which Pouliot wore the civies. Darned lower body injury . . .

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12-14-2005, 12:37 AM
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Ryan, in particular, has the ability to make the rest of his team better - McGrath tends to play to the level of everyone else around him, and is missing either the desire or ability to elevate his play when the time requires it.
It's interesting that you point that out, because his desire was questioned to the point of ridiculousness (word?) two years ago when he played horribly. Since he was raised in Oakville, he gets a lot of hype around this area (if you live in the west end of Mrs. Sauga).

And to get to my point in an extremely round-about way, after that blech season, Evan immediately hit the gym hardcore and came back the next year with an extra 15-20 of muscle. I thought that it certainly showed desire, and I can't question his abilities either. Whether or not that desire will translate to the ice in full form is another question I guess though.

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12-14-2005, 02:17 PM
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It's interesting that you point that out, because his desire was questioned to the point of ridiculousness (word?) two years ago when he played horribly. Since he was raised in Oakville, he gets a lot of hype around this area (if you live in the west end of Mrs. Sauga).

And to get to my point in an extremely round-about way, after that blech season, Evan immediately hit the gym hardcore and came back the next year with an extra 15-20 of muscle. I thought that it certainly showed desire, and I can't question his abilities either. Whether or not that desire will translate to the ice in full form is another question I guess though.


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12-14-2005, 03:34 PM
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Scoring Race Now

Schremp 73
Bolland 71
Ryan 71


Getting tight!

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12-16-2005, 03:06 PM
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Ryan now has 73 points

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12-21-2005, 02:56 PM
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Bobby Ryan is easily the best player in the league.

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I am bumping this thread. Since the world juniors some players have stepped it up and some the opposite. It sounded like there were a handful of guys that you mentioned. Here are the updated stats on the aforementioned players.

Schremp - 32gp 37 - 55 - 92pts
Ryan - 37gp 25 - 51 - 76pts
Mcgrath - 41 gp - 27 - 49 - 76pts
Little - 43gp - 30 - 45 - 75 pts
Bolland - 33 gp - 33 - 45 - 78pts

Looks like Schremp has upped his level of play, people say he is only a PP specialist but he is +16 on the year and scoring a good chunk of ES points. He has shown resiliency, being misused in the WJC, not making the oilers. All this while putting up amazing numbers. I think he has taken full lead in the best players race in the OHL. Thoughts? I will note he has also played much less then Ryan, Mcgrath and Little.

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01-19-2006, 05:12 PM
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hate to say it but Robbie Schremp is probably the best player this year.

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Well

The best players in the league right now are Schremp Boland and Ryan for three different styles of play.

Schremp is hands down the best puck control guy in the league with a great shot. Excellent passer too.

Ryan has great size and strength with a great shot. But his skating is not good and has not progressed a lot from last year.

Bolland skates, shoots and makes plays well and in my opinion is the most balanced talent. He even showed good checking ability at the WJC.

Ryan's size might make him the most successful NHL prospect of the three some day, but right now I would have to say Schremp is the best OHL player. He continues to get the job done even (or perhaps especially) when Bolland is not in the lineup.

I did not think Team USA used Ryan or Schremp properly in the WJC.

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01-20-2006, 10:43 AM
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No way is Bobby Ryan the best player in the league. I saw him on Saturday again and came away a little disappointed again. Sure he has great hands and scored the winning goal but the guy is not a very good skater. Seemed very slow and lazy away from the puck. He did lay a couple nice hits though. He going to have to improve his skating if he wants to be a star in the show.

IMO the best all around player in the league is Dave Bolland. I'm not saying he will be better then Ryan in the NHL for sure but right now in the OHL I think Bolland's better. When Steve Downie's on his game(eg. WJC) he's right up there with Bolland. I'd have Schremp right up there as well and then the likes of Little, Ryan, Blunden, McGrath and O'Marra.

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01-20-2006, 03:47 PM
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And to get to my point in an extremely round-about way, after that blech season, Evan immediately hit the gym hardcore and came back the next year with an extra 15-20 of muscle. I thought that it certainly showed desire, and I can't question his abilities either.
It's interesting how different people react. What I took away from that whole thing was that McGrath needs external motivation; he's not simply built with that kind of desire that burns a hole in you. But he can be motivated, so with a well-directed supply of that external motivation, he can pan out.

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