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06-25-2011, 01:59 PM
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Wishlist of development camp invitees

Well I start with non-Q players:

Brent Benson
Justin Thomas
Colten St.Clair
Adam Reid
Dylan Wruck
Stephen Miller
Mike Pereira
Todd Fiddler
Mitch Elliott
Mike McKee
Jimmy Vesey
Brett Findlay
Joseph Manno
Destry Straight
Dylan Willick
Neal Goff
Pearce Eviston
Nick Bligh
Trevor Cheek
Tanner Sorenson
Andrej Stastny
Jagger Dirk
Peter McMullen
Kevin Tansey
Seth Griffith (was a ND for me, but free? Absolutely.)
Frankie Simonelli
Zach Franko
Pascal Zerresen
Craig Duininck
Brendon Francisco
Zach Bell
Mike Moffatt
Luke Hietcamp
Phili DiGiuseppe
Michael Curtis
Barclay Goodrow
Brian Bunnett
Austin Wuthrich
Brendan Woods
Jordan Ruby
Zach Saar
Zach Hall

GOALIES
Matt McNeely
Maxime Lagacé
Matej Machovsky
Colby Drost
Michael Houser (we HAVE to invite this guy)
Tadeas Galansky

Q-Players
Max LeSieur
Jean-Francois Leblanc
Gabriel Bourret
Samuel Henley
Garrett Clarke (Why not?)


My prediction as far as who we will invite: Philippe Maillet ( I have no interest for him but if they want to, why not.)


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Wow, that's certainly a big list.

Mike McKee sounds intriguing in a "big guy who can skate and likes to hit" kind of way but there's been talk about converting him to a forward. Anyone here see him play at all?

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Troy Vance got picked by Dallas IIRC. I know he went somewhere.

Great list as always WS. As per usual after the draft, there's always some names I can't believe didn't get picked.

Any thoughts on Jesse Forsberg?

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Troy Vance got picked by Dallas IIRC. I know he went somewhere.

Great list as always WS. As per usual after the draft, there's always some names I can't believe didn't get picked.

Any thoughts on Jesse Forsberg?
You are right. I corrected it. Good point on Forsberg. A draft pick, no. An invitation? Surely.

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Barclay Goodrow. Big strong winger. Lots of potential

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Destry Straight. I can't believe he didn't get picked up.
I agree with LeSieur and Leblanc. Free local talent?
Nick Bligh would be nice to invite as well.

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Scott Oke as well.

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Invitees are almost always Quebecois.

http://forum.canucks.com/blog/361/en...4-192-val-dor/

Jean-François Leblanc
C, 6’4, 192, Val-d’Or
43 games, 15 goals, 23 assists, 38 points, -17 +/- 24 pim
Drafted 4th overall in the 2009 QMJHL draft
By Ian Esplen

"Jean-François Leblanc is an interesting player to NHL scouts and General Managers. He is 6’4 192 pounds and skates very well. He is a solid player in all three zones and he thinks the games extremely well. He has soft hand and a fairly high skill level. What makes his interesting is that for some reason he has yet to become a star in the QMJHL when he possesses all the tools to do so.

Jean-François Leblanc grew up staring in the St-Hyacinthe Minor Hockey Association. At the age of 15 he would be one of only 28 Quebec hockey players to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Montreal Canadiens. The scholarships are selected based on their on-ice performances, and academic achievements at the high school or collegiate levels.

He was then drafted 4th overall by the Val-d’Or Foreurs in the 2009 Quebec League draft, and would start playing for them the following season. In his first year, the big centre would not get a lot if ice time for the Foreurs. Even with his lack of playing time, he was a solid two-way player for the team, recording 16 points (7 goals) in 61 games. His play that season was good enough to earn an invite to play for Team Quebec at the World Under 17 Challenge. Despite a 6th place finish for team Quebec, Leblanc, would score 6 points in the 5 games. It was because of this strong tournament, that Leblanc would get an invite to Canada’s Summer U-18 camp. Despite a strong camp he would not make the team.

Not making Team Canada must have lite a fire in Leblanc, as he has been terrific this season for the Foreurs. He has secured a spot in their top 6 forwards, and is playing very well in both the offensive and defensive zones. He has also been an above average face off man for them. His 38 points rank second on the team, and have been a pleasant surprise as most people figured him as more of a defensive player.

Jean-François Leblanc has all the tools to be a solid 3rd line centre, which can occasionally play in the top 6. He’s a big player who would make a great “net presence” on the power play. His assets are size, good skater (for his size), face offs, intelligence and skill. His flaws are he could play more physical; he needs to work on his quickness and his first step. If Leblanc works hard over the next few season he should have a solid NHL career.
NHL comparison- Jarret Stoll"

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Invitees are almost always Quebecois.
Some, but it's also filled with NCAA boys.

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Andrej Stastny

"If Slovakian forward Andrej Stastny had of suited up for the entire WHL season, he might very well have led the league in rookie scoring. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound centre joined the Vancouver Giants in January, and racked up 30 points on 10 goals and 20 assists in just 32 games. When he is firing on all cylinders, he can be the best player on the ice, as he was when I first saw him put up a hat-trick against the Kamloops Blazers. But, when he isn’t driving to the net and using his big frame to fight for the puck along the boards, he is average at best. Still, there is no questioning his size and potential, as the 19-year-old put up excellent numbers with his club teams in Slovakia, and on the International stage as well. Stastny skates well for a big body, has tremendous vision, good hockey sense, a nice wrist shot, is dependable defensively, and has some very intriguing upside. He has very similar qualities to the Kings Michal Handzus. "


This guy really seems to be worth a look!

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Scott Oke as well.
yup couldn't agree more with this.. and with all the D we picked adn him being a teamate of Bealieu's Im surprised we didnt pick him up as well.

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I just wish we could offer a contract to all of them!

Stastny seems like a possibility considering he plays on Gallagher's team, and Barclay Goodrow put up 24 goals in the OHL this season with good size.

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Troy Vance got picked by Dallas IIRC. I know he went somewhere.

Great list as always WS. As per usual after the draft, there's always some names I can't believe didn't get picked.

Any thoughts on Jesse Forsberg?
The Hockey News had Forsberg ranked as a 3rd rounder. Said he had the raw tools & that his temper needed to be reigned in. Sounds like a defenseman I'd like to have for sure.

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Leblanc and Thomas for me.

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Jean-François Leblanc (A big center who's a good two-way player) and Maxime Lagacé (probably one of the best backup goalies in the QMJHL) for me.

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I wonder if any club will give Philip-Michaël Devos a chance, he was passed on twice during drafts and is now an overager. But this guy keeps tearing it up in the Q, the only fall back is that he isn't physical.. I think if we give him a chance and put him in the AHL for a bit, he might just become one hell of a project.

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I wonder if any club will give Philip-Michaël Devos a chance, he was passed on twice during drafts and is now an overager. But this guy keeps tearing it up in the Q, the only fall back is that he isn't physical.. I think if we give him a chance and put him in the AHL for a bit, he might just become one hell of a project.
He signed a two-way contract with Norfolk (AHL) two or three weeks ago.

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Can't believe Adam Reid and Colten St.Clair were passed on.

Any chance for Sami Salminen, not just for the Habs but for any NHL team?

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Leblanc and Thomas for me.
Who is Thomas?

Christian Thomas is already drafted.

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Frank Corrado drafted by Vancouver 5th round

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Who is Thomas?

Christian Thomas is already drafted.
Justin Thomas, add Goodrow to my wishlist.

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Frank Corrado drafted by Vancouver 5th round
Thanks. Correction made.

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