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02-02-2008, 06:20 AM
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Very good point. Soderberg's got some decent size as well right? Can't recall right now.
yup - forgot to add him to that...

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Works great for me!

Thanks guys for filling out the thread with great insights and info.

Tuuka's Save Percentage below .900? In the AHL? Ugh!

Any thoughts on that from those in the know? Still adjusting?
His save percentage is 898 which isn't abysmal. And his record is 16-5-0 which is a great record. He doesn't face many shots, so his save percentage suffers, but he's clearly stopping enough pucks to win games. Add in the fact he's 20 years old, and living in a brand new country he's doing just fine. BTW, check out Carey "next Patrick Roy" Price's save percentage, a great 885 in his first 9 games in the A this year.

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Brock Bradford Story

Boston College forward and Bruin's 7th round draft pick Brock Bradford, as noted by neelynugs in an earlier post, has broken the same arm for the second time this season. BC is having some tests done, such as a bone density test, to see if there is anything fundamentally wrong or if it was just a freak accident. Here is the story in today's Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/sports/college...gles_bradford/

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02-08-2008, 09:38 AM
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Prospect of the Week:
Andrew Bodnarchuk: Strong week for the QMJHL veteran as he gears up for a memorial cup run with the Halifax Mooseheads or quite possibly a Calder Cup run with the Providence Bruins. Andrew scored once and added 4 assists for 5 points in 4 games also going +2 with 6 PIM in that stretch. 4Gp-1G-4A-5Pts +2-6PIM

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Levi Nelson: Standout week for the native of Calgary and Swift Current Bronco. Much like Bodnarchuk is a candidate for post season call up by the Providence Bruins which bodes well as Levi is beginning to round nicely into form. 5GP-3G-2A-5pts +2-16PIM.

Tuukka Rask: The AHL all-star continues to win, with 2 wins this past week Tuukka improved his record this season to 18-5. Another perfect week for the Baby B's with Tuukka doing his part. 2-0, .913 sv% - 2.5 GAA.

1) Brad Marchand ... 2
Carl Soderberg ... 2
2) Jordan Knackstedt ... 1
Matt Lashoff .... 1
Andrew Bodnarchuk ... 1
Zach Hamill .... 1
Alain Goulet .... 1
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Thanks again for this list

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02-09-2008, 10:27 AM
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02-10-2008, 01:24 PM
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Lets try a top 30 list

1 Tuukka Rask, G
2 Matt Lashoff, D
3 Milan Lucic, LW
4 Zach Hamill, C
5 David Krejci, C
6 Carl Soderberg, C
7 Vladimir Sobotka, C
8 Petteri Nokelainen, RW
9 Martins Karsums, RW
10 Brad Marchand, C

11 Matt Hunwick, D
12 Andrew Bodnarchuk, D
13 Jonathan Sigalet, D
14 Yuri Alexandrov, D
15 Tommy Cross, D
16 Adam McQuaid, D
17 Pascal Pellitier, F
18 Jordan Knackstedt, RW
19 Mikko Lehtonen, RW
20 Nate Thompson, C

21 Denis Reul, D
22 Kevin Regan, G
23 TJ Trevelyan, LW
24 Brett Skinner, D
25 Chris Collins, LW
26 Wacey Rabbit, C
27 Levi Nelson, C
28 Jordan Sigalet, G
29 Brock Bradford, C
30 Alain Goulet, D

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Lets try a top 30 list

1 Tuukka Rask, G
2 Matt Lashoff, D
3 Milan Lucic, LW
4 Zach Hamill, C
5 David Krejci, C
6 Carl Soderberg, C
7 Vladimir Sobotka, C
8 Petteri Nokelainen, RW
9 Martins Karsums, RW
10 Brad Marchand, C

11 Matt Hunwick, D
12 Andrew Bodnarchuk, D
13 Jonathan Sigalet, D
14 Yuri Alexandrov, D
15 Tommy Cross, D
16 Adam McQuaid, D
17 Pascal Pellitier, F
18 Jordan Knackstedt, RW
19 Mikko Lehtonen, RW
20 Nate Thompson, C

21 Denis Reul, D
22 Kevin Regan, G
23 TJ Trevelyan, LW
24 Brett Skinner, D
25 Chris Collins, LW
26 Wacey Rabbit, C
27 Levi Nelson, C
28 Jordan Sigalet, G
29 Brock Bradford, C
30 Alain Goulet, D
Thanks for the list, NB. It is a really good group. Best I've seen for the Bruins in many years.

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02-10-2008, 03:14 PM
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Top-30 List: (my own HF grades)

1. Tuukka Rask G -- 8.5 B
2. Matt Lashoff D -- 8.0 C
3. David Krejci C -- 8.0 C
4. Carl Soderberg C/W -- 7.5 B
5. Zach Hamill C -- 7.5 B
6. Milan Lucic LW -- 7.0 B
7. Vladimir Sobotka C/W -- 6.5 A
8. Petteri Nokelainen C/W -- 6.5 A
9. Martins Karsums RW -- 6.5 B
10. Matt Hunwick D -- 7.0 B

11. Yuri Alexandrov D -- 7.5 C
12. Andrew Bodnarchuk D -- 7.0 C
13. Brad Marchand C/W -- 7.0 C
14. Jonathan Sigalet D -- 6.5 B
15. Tommy Cross D -- 7.0 C
16. Adam McQuaid D -- 6.5 B
17. Jordan Knackstedt RW -- 6.5 C
18. Kevin Regan G -- 6.5 B
19. Nate Thompson C/W -- 5.5 B
20. Wacey Rabbit C/W -- 5.5 B

21. Denis Reul D -- 6.5 C
22. Mikko Lehtonen RW -- 7.0 D
23. Alain Goulet D -- 6.5 C
24. Byron Bitz LW -- 6.0 C
25. Brock Bradford C -- 6.0 C
26. Brett Skinner D -- 4.5 A
27. TJ Trevelyan LW -- 6.0 D
28. Adam Courchaine G -- 6.0 C
29. Levi Nelson C -- 5.5 C
30. Chris Collins LW -- 5.0 C

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02-10-2008, 08:26 PM
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Zach Hamill is too high. Being a first rounder doesn't mean anything. He hasn't had that great a year. I would put Sobotka higher along with Karsums.

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02-10-2008, 09:47 PM
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Zach Hamill is too high. Being a first rounder doesn't mean anything. He hasn't had that great a year. I would put Sobotka higher along with Karsums.
People are pretty hard on Hamill. Few players leave the WHL averaging a point a game over their 4-year tenure in the WHL. Zach Hamill also accomplished that.

I am excited about his potential and look forward to seeing some of Hamill, Marchand, Soderberg or Bodnarchuk in Providence at the end of the season.

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02-10-2008, 10:27 PM
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wahts everyone's take on bodnarchuk? id love to hear some insight.. thanks!

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02-13-2008, 07:24 AM
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Bbeen outstanding for the Mooseheads this year. Very good and very consistant. The Moose have really tanked since they acquired Marchand. I was wondering if he is a bomb in the dressing room or something. I remember he was benched during the Super Series and then didn't play anywhere near he should have at the World Juniors, till the last 2 games. I hope he isn't a poor influence on the teams he plays with. I'm not impressed in the least with his play or the Mooseheads over the last few weeks.

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02-13-2008, 08:04 AM
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Bbeen outstanding for the Mooseheads this year. Very good and very consistant. The Moose have really tanked since they acquired Marchand. I was wondering if he is a bomb in the dressing room or something. I remember he was benched during the Super Series and then didn't play anywhere near he should have at the World Juniors, till the last 2 games. I hope he isn't a poor influence on the teams he plays with. I'm not impressed in the least with his play or the Mooseheads over the last few weeks.
I only saw a couple of games this year (babies do that to ya), but buddy of mine is religious about catching them as much as possible. He really hasn't liked what Marchand has brought to the table, and I respect his opinion somewhat (although the guy is a Habs fan).

Personally I have to wonder if his trade value will ever be higher then it is now, take it for what it's worth. The kid isn't even out of juniors yet, so things could turn around pretty quick. I know I'd have no issues throwing him in the trade mix though.

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02-13-2008, 04:34 PM
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I only saw a couple of games this year (babies do that to ya), but buddy of mine is religious about catching them as much as possible. He really hasn't liked what Marchand has brought to the table, and I respect his opinion somewhat (although the guy is a Habs fan).

Personally I have to wonder if his trade value will ever be higher then it is now, take it for what it's worth. The kid isn't even out of juniors yet, so things could turn around pretty quick. I know I'd have no issues throwing him in the trade mix though.
I agree with your buddy. The games I saw in Halifax he reminded me of the one and only "Sammy". To much skating around & handling/losing the puck & finally nothing happening.

As you said, his trade value is high right now. Good time to package him in a deal.

I was high on him, however, for the right deal trade him.


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02-14-2008, 10:15 AM
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I am still a fan of Marchand, I hear he does try to do too much at times but you can't teach passion/competitiveness, etc. Here is agreat video of Brad on his summer workouts, features Andrew Bodnarchuk cameo as well. Not sure if this is posted anywhere already. I'm not sure where he is going to fit with the B'[s down the road...if he is a second/third liner, in but seeing this video, seeing that he clearly has some good offensive skills, and his obvious competitiveness, I look forward to seeing what he can do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Sqlcrr2JQ

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Zach Hamill is too high. Being a first rounder doesn't mean anything. He hasn't had that great a year. I would put Sobotka higher along with Karsums.
uhhhh, being a first rounder certainly does mean something. being a top 10 pick means even more. it means he is very talented and has a lot of potential to develop into a very good nhl player. people make too big a deal out of his stats this season. he is stil having a very good season and looks to be a good pick for the b's to develop.

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Kevin Regan with 52 saves last night in a 1-1 tie at PC.

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Top-30 List: (my own HF grades)

1. Tuukka Rask G -- 8.5 B
2. Matt Lashoff D -- 8.0 C
3. David Krejci C -- 8.0 C
4. Carl Soderberg C/W -- 7.5 B
5. Zach Hamill C -- 7.5 B
6. Milan Lucic LW -- 7.0 B
7. Vladimir Sobotka C/W -- 6.5 A
8. Petteri Nokelainen C/W -- 6.5 A
9. Martins Karsums RW -- 6.5 B
10. Matt Hunwick D -- 7.0 B

11. Yuri Alexandrov D -- 7.5 C
12. Andrew Bodnarchuk D -- 7.0 C
13. Brad Marchand C/W -- 7.0 C
14. Jonathan Sigalet D -- 6.5 B
15. Tommy Cross D -- 7.0 C
16. Adam McQuaid D -- 6.5 B
17. Jordan Knackstedt RW -- 6.5 C
18. Kevin Regan G -- 6.5 B
19. Nate Thompson C/W -- 5.5 B
20. Wacey Rabbit C/W -- 5.5 B

21. Denis Reul D -- 6.5 C
22. Mikko Lehtonen RW -- 7.0 D
23. Alain Goulet D -- 6.5 C
24. Byron Bitz LW -- 6.0 C
25. Brock Bradford C -- 6.0 C
26. Brett Skinner D -- 4.5 A
27. TJ Trevelyan LW -- 6.0 D
28. Adam Courchaine G -- 6.0 C
29. Levi Nelson C -- 5.5 C
30. Chris Collins LW -- 5.0 C
I have a question. Where does Radim Ostrcil fit on this list?

Hockey's future rank him up there with Alexandrov and Reul.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/radim_ostrcil

Prospect Grade: 7.0 D (About Prospect Grades)
History
2006-07: Ostrcil is coming off a career-best season in the Czech Under 20 league with HC Vsetin, posting 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) and 69 penalty minutes in 25 games. He played for Vsetin in the Czech Extraliga as well, the highest level league in the Czech Republic, during which he appeared in 37 games and tallied a total of 2 points during the 2006-07 season. Add to Ostrcilís resume a strong showing at the 2007 WJC U-18.
Selected by the Ottawa 67's in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 2007 Import Draft

Talent Analysis
According the the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau, Ostrcil is an offensive defenseman with good overall passing and stickhandling ability, as well as a strong wrist shot. He is sound positionally and sees the ice well. Though he's strong in playmaking and creating offense, he sometimes sacrifices his defensive responsibilities. Could use additional work on his skating.

Future
Ostrcil will play his rookie season in the CHL during the 2007-08 season

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Guys..

Just want your thoughts on Pelletier?

Potential? Upside? etc...

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I have a question. Where does Radim Ostrcil fit on this list?

Hockey's future rank him up there with Alexandrov and Reul.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/radim_ostrcil

Prospect Grade: 7.0 D (About Prospect Grades)
History
2006-07: Ostrcil is coming off a career-best season in the Czech Under 20 league with HC Vsetin, posting 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) and 69 penalty minutes in 25 games. He played for Vsetin in the Czech Extraliga as well, the highest level league in the Czech Republic, during which he appeared in 37 games and tallied a total of 2 points during the 2006-07 season. Add to Ostrcilís resume a strong showing at the 2007 WJC U-18.
Selected by the Ottawa 67's in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 2007 Import Draft

Talent Analysis
According the the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau, Ostrcil is an offensive defenseman with good overall passing and stickhandling ability, as well as a strong wrist shot. He is sound positionally and sees the ice well. Though he's strong in playmaking and creating offense, he sometimes sacrifices his defensive responsibilities. Could use additional work on his skating.

Future
Ostrcil will play his rookie season in the CHL during the 2007-08 season
My cousin's teammates with Ostrcil, so I've watched a lot of his games in Ottawa. Honestly, doesn't look like an NHL prospect at all to me. He's supposedly an offensive defenseman yet he hasn't scored all year. The scouting report says good overall passing, I actually think he really struggles with the first pass. He doesn't play PP very much, and some of the guys that do play PP on defense ahead of him really suck offensively show it shows Brian Kilrea's (junior hockey legend) faith in him offensively. His defensive play is alright, and he's fairly physical but for a guy that was supposedly drafted as an offensive defenseman, his offensive game has not impressed me one bit.

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Went to the PBruins last night with the entire family so I dont have a good re-cap as my two year old was all over the place but here are some thoughts on prospects:

Karsums--was great all night. This guy caused two good scrums just because he legally hit someone with a check. The guy is an absolute bull on skates. Was involved in the play all night. Will never be a 2nd line guy, but easily 3rd line, grit, banger.

Nate Thompson--Every time he is on the ice he leaves you thinking that he did someting good on that shift. Great size, physical, good speed.

Overall the Providence D looked poised and moved the puck well. The P-Bruin forwards were tenacious on the forecheck all night and Tuuka Rask had very little to do as Lowell had 8 shots through two periods. Rask did give up a bad goal to tie it up late but then made a few saves in the final minutes that got them to OT where they won.

Really fun game overall. If the score wasnt so tight it would have gotten ugly. Very chippy all night.

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Marchand

Andrew White scored twice for the Mooseheads and Brad Marchand and Bryce Swan had one goal each. Marchandís goal was his first in 15 games since joining the Mooseheads, unless you count the empty-netter he scored against the Gatineau Olympiques three weeks ago.

Marchand...................finally. Hopefully the mooseheads will pour it on now. They could win this league.

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For those that regularly attend Providence games...what are your thoughts on Brett Skinner?

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For those that regularly attend Providence games...what are your thoughts on Brett Skinner?
At the AHL level he is very good, not as good as Lashoff but better than Sigalet. Can he make the jump up? not so sure.

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