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03-30-2009, 08:38 PM
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Anyone here have an opinion on Kyle Palmieri?

I just read the article on NHL.com that describes him as a two-way character player who is tenacious, plays with jam, and has a strong work ethic. If he can be an offensive player on top of all that, he sounds like quite the complete player.

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Anyone here have an opinion on Kyle Palmieri?

I just read the article on NHL.com that describes him as a two-way character player who is tenacious, plays with jam, and has a strong work ethic. If he can be an offensive player on top of all that, he sounds like quite the complete player.
I think I've read the same article. Initially I was hot on this prospect. hockeyUSA recently see him like a TOP3 USA's (with Budish and Schroeder) prospects before Shore and Morin. I dont know the truth about what's happen exactly in Sweden but I have my idea on it (we have a lot of rumors), but I think he's not a 1st rounder anymore after being kicked off of the NTDP program (Brandon Maxwell also). With the Kostitsyn, Higgins, Price, etc cases, maybe Kyle is not the kind of player we search for our future. If we can trade down our pick and add a second round pick to our empty list, I will prefer take a chance to hit an homerun with Budish than pick a solid Palmieri with problems and bad attitude


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I think I've read the same article. Initially I was hot on this prospect. hockeyUSA recently see him like a TOP3 USA's (with Budish and Schroeder) prospects before Shore and Morin. I dont know the truth about what's happen exactly in Sweden but I have my idea on it (we have a lot of rumors), but I think he's not a 1st rounder anymore after being kicked off of the NTDP program (Brandon Maxwell also). With the Kostitsyn, Higgins, Price, etc cases, maybe Kyle is not the kind of player we search for our future. If we can trade down our pick and add a second round pick to our empty list, I will prefer take a chance to hit and homerun with Budish than pick a solid Palmieri with problems and bad attitude
I'd be interested in Morin and Buddish. I don't know the story behind Palmieri getting the boot and all the other rumors of what's going on with the USNDTP (sounds a bit like the Habs sadly) but I'd be surprised if the Habs were interested in Palmieri as a guess.

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Caron will be a late second round pick, Ive seen him a couple of times and I wouldnt waste a pick on him..

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Mathias Brunet article on Louis Leblanc

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/hoc...u-canadien.php


great article by brunet once again

-Leblanc said that he would be a dream to get drafted by the habs
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«Si on me demandait de choisir, c'est sûr que l'équipe idéale serait le Canadien, répond-il sans hésiter. On ne sait jamais ce qui peut arriver, mais ça serait vraiment le fun. Il y a beaucoup de passion pour cette équipe mais ça fait partie du jeu et ça reste du hockey.»
-his coach in omaha rave about him
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«Louis a dépassé les attentes, et elles étaient élevées dans son cas, confie son entraîneur, Bliss Littler, au bout du fil. Amasser un point par match pour une recrue de cet âge dans notre ligue relève de l'exploit. À titre de comparaison, Sam Gagner, des Oilers, n'a pas réussi à le faire lorsqu'il a joué à Sioux City (46 points en 56 matchs). C'est une ligue où il n'est pas facile d'amasser des points parce qu'il y a un bel équilibre entre les quatre trios de chaque club.»

De nombreuses équipes de la LNH s'intéressent à Leblanc, selon Littler. «Je reçois beaucoup d'appels à son sujet. Toutes les équipes nous ont parlé. Il y a entre huit et 10 recruteurs à chacun de nos matchs, mais depuis un mois, il peut parfois y en avoir jusqu'à 26. Nous avons quatre autres joueurs qui pourraient être repêchés cette année, mais Louis Leblanc est l'espoir le plus sérieux. C'est un extraordinaire joueur d'équipe. Un travailleur infatigable, très bon manieur de bâton, incroyable dans les coins de patinoire. Je pense qu'il va pouvoir compter des buts dans la Ligue nationale au sein d'un trio offensif.

«Il mène par l'exemple. Il ne parle pas beaucoup mais quand il le fait, ses coéquipiers écoutent, poursuit Littler. Il doit gagner du muscle mais une saison ou deux dans la NCAA vont l'aider à ce chapitre.»
-omaha coach on Kristo and Leblanc
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04-02-2009, 08:04 AM
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great article by brunet once again

-Leblanc said that he would be a dream to get drafted by the habs


-his coach in omaha rave about him


-omaha coach on Kristo and Leblanc
According to his coach, Leblanc certainly doesn't seem like a soft perimeter player by any means... I guess X-Sharkie was right after all.

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I'm willing to bet a lot on Timmins going to Minnesota yet again:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/5719
Zach Budish, Center, 6'4, 230 lbs. 27g, 37a for 64 points in 37 games last season (Edina High School). Didn't play a game this season due to an injury suffered playing football for his high school team. Going to University of Minnesota next season.

For me, it's a no-brainer. Exactly what we need, and then some; plus he's from the states so we have four years to sign him. Not that we'll need that, he's already very physically mature. The only question is speed: the only video I found of him, he's number 44: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/...ategoryid=null


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I'm willing to bet a lot on Timmins going to Minnesota yet again:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/5719
Zach Budish, Center, 6'4, 230 lbs. 27g, 37a for 64 points in 37 games last season (Edina High School). Didn't play a game this season due to an injury suffered playing football for his high school team. Going to University of Minnesota next season.

For me, it's a no-brainer. Exactly what we need, and then some; plus he's from the states so we have four years to sign him.
He's definitely an interesting player. Right-handed centerman too...
I have a feeling that a team will take a chance on him and pick him in the top-20. He's the definition of a high-risk high-reward pick if there ever was one!

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I'm willing to bet a lot on Timmins going to Minnesota yet again:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/5719
Zach Budish, Center, 6'4, 230 lbs. 27g, 37a for 64 points in 37 games last season (Edina High School). Didn't play a game this season due to an injury suffered playing football for his high school team. Going to University of Minnesota next season.

For me, it's a no-brainer. Exactly what we need, and then some; plus he's from the states so we have four years to sign him.
And as much Q lover I am, I would be thrilled to have him. Journalists will saw a few things 'cause he's from Minny, until they realized the position he's playing but moreso 'cause of the frame of the guy. Then they'll stop talking.

Despite the injury, might be a great bet. Then get a 2nd rounder and pick Roussel or Paradis. And then Gilbert in the 3rd. Would make up for my Q fix.....

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He's definitely an interesting player. Right-handed centerman too...
I have a feeling that a team will take a chance on him and pick him in the top-20. He's the definition of a high-risk high-reward pick if there ever was one!
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And as much Q lover I am, I would be thrilled to have him. Journalists will saw a few things 'cause he's from Minny, until they realized the position he's playing but moreso 'cause of the frame of the guy. Then they'll stop talking.

Despite the injury, might be a great bet. Then get a 2nd rounder and pick Roussel or Paradis. And then Gilbert in the 3rd. Would make up for my Q fix.....
Risky indeed, I wouldn't mind picking up some guys from the Q either, looks like one of the better years for the league in terms of drafting potential.

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I'm willing to bet a lot on Timmins going to Minnesota yet again:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/5719
Zach Budish, Center, 6'4, 230 lbs. 27g, 37a for 64 points in 37 games last season (Edina High School). Didn't play a game this season due to an injury suffered playing football for his high school team. Going to University of Minnesota next season.

For me, it's a no-brainer. Exactly what we need, and then some; plus he's from the states so we have four years to sign him. Not that we'll need that, he's already very physically mature. The only question is speed: the only video I found of him, he's number 44: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/...ategoryid=null
I'm pretty sure he's not going to Minnesota next year, I believe he's going to the USHL next year since he missed the entire year, and then the following year he will go to Minn. So that means the Habs would have 5 years to sign him (as is the case for Scott Kishel and Danny Kristo)

I saw him in an interview while watching his team play this year, good god is he huge, looks like he should be a linerbacker. They showed clips of him and he looked good, not sure what scouts will think of his injury.

Ben Hanowski is coming off a big year in Minnesota USHS, he was scoring goals left and right, so I'm interested in him. Marshall Everson was passed over last year but he ripped it up on a line with Anders Lee (in what was supposed to be Everson-Buddish-Lee, holy cripes what a dominating line that would have been this year)

For 2010 I like Tyler Pitlick a lot and Joey Benik just broke the scoring record this year with 62 goals, small but skilled for sure, going to SCSU in 2 years.

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I'm pretty sure he's not going to Minnesota next year, I believe he's going to the USHL next year since he missed the entire year, and then the following year he will go to Minn. So that means the Habs would have 5 years to sign him (as is the case for Scott Kishel and Danny Kristo)

I saw him in an interview while watching his team play this year, good god is he huge, looks like he should be a linerbacker. They showed clips of him and he looked good, not sure what scouts will think of his injury.

Ben Hanowski is coming off a big year in Minnesota USHS, he was scoring goals left and right, so I'm interested in him. Marshall Everson was passed over last year but he ripped it up on a line with Anders Lee (in what was supposed to be Everson-Buddish-Lee, holy cripes what a dominating line that would have been this year)

For 2010 I like Tyler Pitlick a lot and Joey Benik just broke the scoring record this year with 62 goals, small but skilled for sure, going to SCSU in 2 years.
Ah, I see. Hanowski is ridiculous, 7 goals in one game this year. Couldn't find anything about his height/size though.

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Ah, I see. Hanowski is ridiculous, 7 goals in one game this year. Couldn't find anything about his height/size though.
HANOWSKI, BEN
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HANOWSKI, BEN
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He should shoot more... 57 goals with only one shot on net all year!!

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He should shoot more... 57 goals with only one shot on net all year!!
SUSF!

What the ****?!?! 110 pts in 25GP?

HOLYCOW!!

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SUSF!

What the ****?!?! 110 pts in 25GP?

HOLYCOW!!

how does someone with 110pts in 25gm doesnt win mr hockey award ?????

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how does someone with 110pts in 25gm doesnt win mr hockey award ?????
To be honest, I have no ****ing clue.

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how does someone with 110pts in 25gm doesnt win mr hockey award ?????
He's a finalist, I haven't heard it was awarded yet.

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He's a finalist, I haven't heard it was awarded yet.

Isn't Nick Leddy who won it??

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Isn't Nick Leddy who won it??
Yes, you're right.

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Anyone who says Louis Leblanc is soft has never seen him play, it's as simple as that. There are three things you can hang your hat on in regards to Leblanc.
1.) Grit
2.) speed
3.) a lively stick.

You can question his hockey IQ or his vision of the ice, but to say he's a soft center is absolutely false.

Leblanc is tough and can get nasty along the wall. NHL scouts love is game in the trenches. The problem with Leblanc is that too often he sticks his head down and skates the puck into dead ends.

Couldn't agree more.

Louis is anything but soft. In fact my concern with him has always been that he doesn't have the frame to play the game with the intensity that he wants to play. If he doesn't fill out and get stronger he will get killed (my opinion).

Louis has unfortunately been allowed to get into some bad habits over the years (offensively), however despite the fact that he is supposed to be an offensive player he takes pride in his defensive work. He is a competitor. This characterization of skating with his head down and taking the puck into dead ends IMO is more Louis trying to do too much rather than lack of hockey sense. Louis still needs to round out his game but grit and intensity should not be a concern.

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Couldn't agree more.

Louis is anything but soft. In fact my concern with him has always been that he doesn't have the frame to play the game with the intensity that he wants to play. If he doesn't fill out and get stronger he will get killed (my opinion).

Louis has unfortunately been allowed to get into some bad habits over the years (offensively), however despite the fact that he is supposed to be an offensive player he takes pride in his defensive work. He is a competitor. This characterization of skating with his head down and taking the puck into dead ends IMO is more Louis trying to do too much rather than lack of hockey sense. Louis still needs to round out his game but grit and intensity should not be a concern.
When I saw him this year, he was invisible, did not play any sort of a physical game, Kristo was much more noticeable and he was on the 2nd line vs Leblanc being on the top line. I'll see him at Havard, but to me he appeared to have a lack of lower body strength, didn't play physical and he reminded me a bit of Ribiero with his skating.

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When I saw him this year, he was invisible, did not play any sort of a physical game, Kristo was much more noticeable and he was on the 2nd line vs Leblanc being on the top line. I'll see him at Havard, but to me he appeared to have a lack of lower body strength, didn't play physical and he reminded me a bit of Ribiero with his skating.

I guess I'm making the distinction on how he has played and how effective/successful he'll be playing that game in the future. He contibuted 59 points in his first season, i'm assuming he didn't do that by not being involved. Like I said, he's going to have to get stronger physically because of the way he has played, he can only be effective when he plays physically/with intensity and gets his nose dirty. The comparison to Ribiero is fair in the comparison of maybe their skill set and frame, however Louis has played a much grittier game in the past. Will he be able to play that same game in the future....time will tell.

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I guess I'm making the distinction on how he has played and how effective/successful he'll be playing that game in the future. He contibuted 59 points in his first season, i'm assuming he didn't do that by not being involved. Like I said, he's going to have to get stronger physically because of the way he has played, he can only be effective when he plays physically/with intensity and gets his nose dirty. The comparison to Ribiero is fair in the comparison of maybe their skill set and frame, however Louis has played a much grittier game in the past. Will he be able to play that same game in the future....time will tell.
I'm going off the 3 webcasts I saw, so clearly he has been able to put points on the board, but in the games I saw he did nothing. I wanted us to draft him going into this season but was disappointed in what I saw so I hope Timmins goes in another direction. Granted it could have just been some off nights, as my main focuse is on Hab prospects only, if the Habs pick him, I will make sure I get a good fell for his game in time.

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The more i read on Ethan Werek, the more i want us to draft him...The guy got all the tools to be a succesfull NHL player...I 'm surprised not to see him in each top 20.

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