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07-26-2011, 09:54 PM
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Is low-lights Connauton? I would not be surprised to say the least.
Perhaps...

Here is a "balanced view" of Connauton. I tried to limit the lowlights, but you'll notice them mixed it in with some highlights.


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07-27-2011, 12:19 AM
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You could make a 4 minute video of Connauton low-lights from just one game. There were times during the season it got really bad. (Watched a few of those games... ugh.)

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07-27-2011, 02:37 AM
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You could make a 4 minute video of Connauton low-lights from just one game. There were times during the season it got really bad. (Watched a few of those games... ugh.)
Every play in the defensive zone = lowlight, every play in the offensive zone = highlight.

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07-27-2011, 08:56 AM
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I knew Connauton was questionable in his own zone coming in, but has he improved at all? He's likely our best PMD prospect not named Tanev, but I'm curious if he'll make the NHL. Do you guys see him as a long term project? As in, expect him to play 2-3 more years in the AHL.

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07-27-2011, 11:35 AM
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I knew Connauton was questionable in his own zone coming in, but has he improved at all? He's likely our best PMD prospect not named Tanev, but I'm curious if he'll make the NHL. Do you guys see him as a long term project? As in, expect him to play 2-3 more years in the AHL.
I wouldn't call him a PMD. He's a puck-rusher and a PP specialist, his breakout pass is not that great.

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07-27-2011, 01:09 PM
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Are McCabe or Jovo good comparisons for Connauton?

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07-27-2011, 04:17 PM
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Nice video. I've always wondered what font the Canucks use for their names on the backs of their jerseys.

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07-27-2011, 04:32 PM
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Are McCabe or Jovo good comparisons for Connauton?
From what i've seen at this point, i'd say a closer comparison would be more like, 'a much bigger Marc-Andre Bergeron with a mean streak.'

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07-27-2011, 05:01 PM
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Loving the videos, feebster! Watched Hodgson's again, and saw that Sauve's is up too. Thanks for all the work, and keep 'em coming!

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07-27-2011, 06:26 PM
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Are McCabe or Jovo good comparisons for Connauton?
Right now he projects as an Andy Delmore type. He’s a one-trick pony with a pretty good trick.

He has a great point shot, gets in good positions to get it off, and is an excellent player in contained offensive situations. Shows ability to be a PP point guy at the NHL level.

Defensively, he’s abysmal and has massive trouble reading the play. His transition game is OK but nothing special. Has some grit but will be slightly undersized at the NHL level as a defender.

Honestly, I think the best career path for him might be a conversion to forward, and continue using him on the point on the PP. His defensive reads are so poor that it’s difficult for me to see him ever taking a regular shift on an NHL blueline.

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07-27-2011, 06:50 PM
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Isn't his backward skating or turning supposed to be not that great as well? He's got a knack for getting pucks through, which is the one thing he's good at. Hopefully he can continue to improve in his own end.

I just wonder how a coach like Noel or MacTavish who used to play forward are able to coach D-men, although Noel had success with guys like Hamhuis, Weber and Suter. Wonder if MacTavish would be able to do the same and be just as good of a teacher for blueliners.

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07-27-2011, 07:30 PM
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I think Polasek is a real dark horse in our prospect pool. He has a very good defensive game, is a solid hitter and according to that video makes some excellent decisions with the puck.

He also seems to have a good point shot, and has the ability to join the rush.

Really looking forward to seeing how he develops

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07-27-2011, 08:04 PM
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Nice video. I've always wondered what font the Canucks use for their names on the backs of their jerseys.
Agency FB, should be easy to find in word, paint, etc.

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Loving the videos, feebster! Watched Hodgson's again, and saw that Sauve's is up too. Thanks for all the work, and keep 'em coming!
Thanks, Schroeder is next and then Sweatt, but i'm taking my time with these now.

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Are McCabe or Jovo good comparisons for Connauton?
I see McCabe's shot on the PP with Jovo's brain farts except his brain has a direct tap on the Middle East gas supply.

Simply don't know how he is winning the poll right now.

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07-27-2011, 08:20 PM
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My hopes for Connauton were never that high.

Out of all our D prospects, I think McNally has the highest ceiling. From what I've read, he is a guy that is always hungry for the puck, and knows what to do with it....to go along with a 6'2" frame, and good wheels. He was among the biggest risers in the rankings just before he was drafted...yes, he slipped to the 4th round, but I believe it had to do with his commitments to further schooling, more than his skill level.

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07-27-2011, 09:22 PM
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My hopes for Connauton were never that high.

Out of all our D prospects, I think McNally has the highest ceiling. From what I've read, he is a guy that is always hungry for the puck, and knows what to do with it....to go along with a 6'2" frame, and good wheels. He was among the biggest risers in the rankings just before he was drafted...yes, he slipped to the 4th round, but I believe it had to do with his commitments to further schooling, more than his skill level.

Connauton's Season with the Giants skyrocketed a lot of peoples expectations.

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07-27-2011, 09:26 PM
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Simply don't know how he is winning the poll right now.
Exactly, he shouldn't be in our top 10. I feel Erixon and Polasek are better prospects, arguably even Labate (he was rated top 60 in many pre-draft rankings), Tommerness (offensive like Connauton, but a better puck mover), and Archibald. There were so many mistakes from him last year, sure his offensive upside is interesting, but he will never be a regular in the NHL if he doesn't get better defensively. I am a fan of his no doubt, just disagree with the majority of the voters here.

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07-27-2011, 11:00 PM
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Agency FB, should be easy to find in word, paint, etc.
I see, thanks.

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My hopes for Connauton were never that high.

Out of all our D prospects, I think McNally has the highest ceiling. From what I've read, he is a guy that is always hungry for the puck, and knows what to do with it....to go along with a 6'2" frame, and good wheels. He was among the biggest risers in the rankings just before he was drafted...yes, he slipped to the 4th round, but I believe it had to do with his commitments to further schooling, more than his skill level.
Funnily enough, Bruins 2011 Draft Watch has suggested that McNally might be better off as a forward (as has also been said about Connauton) if his defensive game doesn't pan out. Whether his roving, high risk/high reward style works in college will be interesting to see.

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07-30-2011, 01:59 AM
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Anybody remember Steven Anthony? Our 7th round pick in 09? Here was the predicted top 3 in 2007 for the 2009 draft -

1. John Tavares (OHL, Oshawa Generals)
6'0, 183 lbs/Born September 20th 1990

How good is John Tavares? Last year, he might have been a top-ten pick. This year, he'd go #1. In 2008? Same story. However, we'll have to wait until 2009 to see his name called. Tavares is a goalscorer of the rarest level, with the ability to find the back of the net like only Mike Bossy and Brett Hull could. A 200-point season is not out of the question by the time Tavares is draft-eligible. An underdeveloped skater, that facet of the 16 year-old's game is his only weakness.

2. Steve Anthony (NSMMHL, Dartmouth Subways)
6'2, 190 lbs/Born March 21st, 1991

Not all phenoms can be big-time scorers in major junior two years before their draft year, and Steve Anthony is a good example. Playing Midget AAA as a 15 year-old for the top-notch Dartmouth Subways program, Anthony finished 1st on the team in goals (33) PP goals (15) and SH goals (3) enroute to a 63-point season in 35 games. In the playoffs, the highly-regarded forward has taken it up another notch, scoring 8-16-24 in just nine games. An exceptional player in every aspect, Anthony's skating, shot, hands and size combine to make him the next star power forward.

3. Magnus Pääjärvi (Swedish J20, Malmo)
6'3, 187 lbs/Born March 12th, 1991

Another 15 year-old playing at a relatively high level, Magnus Pääjärvi suited up for ten games in a league meant for 18-20 year-olds. All things considered, he did a-okay, potting 3 points. A dynamic forward with incredible hands and offensive instincts, Pääjärvi is a prodigy not seen in Sweden since Peter Forsberg.


Gave me a good laugh.


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07-30-2011, 02:03 AM
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Yeah, it's been talked about.

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07-31-2011, 05:28 AM
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Anyways, I've uploaded Schroeder, Sweatt and Lack. I made a slight error on the Lack one.. and I'm too lazy to fix it. Oh well...

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07-31-2011, 12:45 PM
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Nice videos again.

Sweatt seems like a good complimentary player. If he moulds himself like Hansen did, he could be quite successful.

Schroeder sure is impressive with his play making abilities off the rush. Definitely some NHL level skill and vision there. Could look real good with Kesler flying down the middle.

Eddie Lack reminds me of Rinne. Big and quick, the perfect traits of an elite goalie. Has the right attitude as well, easy going and likeable. unlike a certain goalie.

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07-31-2011, 01:21 PM
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Hopefully that video will put an end to the myth that Schroeder refuses to go to tough areas to score. He might not have the strength or balance yet, but in games I watched and in that video he certainly goes there enough for such a small guy.

Anyway, thanks for making these thefeebster, great job on all of them!

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07-31-2011, 02:18 PM
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Jeez, Schroeder's hands are sweet...wowza. Can't wait to see how he does this year; he had some injuries and troubles adjusting to Noel's system last year, but seemed to be coming on at the end.

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From the video it seems Schroeder might be a better player in the NHL as opposed to AHL. Seems like there were quite a few instances where his passes were right on but his linemates had trouble handling the puck.

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EDIT: Agreed on the comments on Schroeder. Really impressive.

Sweatt kind of reminds me of a young Alex Burrows. Not huge but seemed to spend a lot of highlights in the low slot fighting for position. Also he seems to use the exact same move on breakaways.

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