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LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)

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01-12-2013, 03:41 AM
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Highlights from the game tonight


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01-12-2013, 05:41 AM
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This kid is so talented. I hope he can put on some muscle to help protect himself. I remember in the world juniors against the czechs or Canada when he got hit hard against the boards and stayed down for a bit then skated gingerly to the bench. He avoids hits so well but I shudder thinking of him getting hit like that by some nasty hitter.

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01-12-2013, 07:10 AM
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That was a sick pass by Bill Arnold as well.

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01-12-2013, 04:48 PM
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He might be 5'9'' but he looks smaller than that on the ice. IMO once we're looking at a player under 5'10'', size differential really doesn't matter much...the only question will be whether he can play against the bigger players in the big leagues. That doesn't change whether he's 5'5'' or 5'8''.

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01-12-2013, 06:05 PM
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You can now make it 6 game winning goals in 15 games for Johnny Gaudreau....

15 Games Played, 12 Goals, 14 Assists, 26 Points, +16, 6 GWG
Simply amazing stuff.


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01-13-2013, 01:13 AM
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Ennis was 156 when he was drafted.. Elite prospects says John's 153. I am not worried.

People need to see how many small players are making it. Add Cam Atkinson to that list of small players. This isn't your 90's hockey. Lots of smaller guys are making their way through the pipe line again. One scout said he's not overly fast, but he's shifty. You have to still be able to catch him and make a good hit.

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01-13-2013, 03:30 AM
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01-13-2013, 05:57 AM
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Can't deny the skill of this guy. Makes the backhand saucers right to open players, unbelievable

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01-13-2013, 10:42 AM
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The 2nd last segment against the Swedes he was awesome. Cruising between the players. Wow he is similar to Kane. Maybe not as fast but pretty filthy hands.

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01-13-2013, 05:00 PM
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Guadreau did pretty well against the Swedes, just never got on the scoresheet.

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01-13-2013, 09:58 PM
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He has midget limbs, Kane is much more dynamic skating wise.

He's does have Kane' like hands in some ways, so to compare you need a player with Kane's size and hands minus the skating,............. wait there is no one like that in the NHL.


Maybe...geez I don't know

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01-13-2013, 10:07 PM
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He has midget limbs, Kane is much more dynamic skating wise.

He's does have Kane' like hands in some ways, so to compare you need a player with Kane's size and hands minus the skating,............. wait there is no one like that in the NHL.


Maybe...geez I don't know
Sums up what your posts about JG have taught me about you.

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He has midget limbs, Kane is much more dynamic skating wise.

He's does have Kane' like hands in some ways, so to compare you need a player with Kane's size and hands minus the skating,............. wait there is no one like that in the NHL.


Maybe...geez I don't know


Clearly no bias in your post.

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01-13-2013, 11:03 PM
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Clearly no bias in your post.
I say we all (Flames/Gaudreau fans) just flat out ignore him. He's obviously a troll, and is feeding off of any attention (negative) he gets. Let's not waste our time with ......... him anymore. Just my thoughts.... I know he's annoying as hell

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01-14-2013, 12:08 AM
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Man, those highlights against Sweden were amazing. Ridiculous hands and speed. Kid can skate with the best of them.

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01-14-2013, 01:38 AM
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Man, those highlights against Sweden were amazing. Ridiculous hands and speed. Kid can skate with the best of them.
Once he gets going he is a very good skater, he still needs to work on his first step explosion. He has 2 years to work on that, and its something thats fixable.

while his size is a concern, I don't doubt that he will add weight over the next couple of years as he's still a teen, there's a possibility of a final growth spurt as well.

My concern is he gains weight and loses his shiftiness.

There are more and more small players coming into the NHL.

As a Flames fan I remember they drafted theo with the expectation that he would be a big ticket entertainer with the Flames farm team but never make an impact in the NHL.

Its way to soon to be saying that size is going to hold this kid back, he seems to have a lot of determination and character going for him as well.

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01-14-2013, 06:44 AM
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I really like the Kane comparison, they just look so similar out there. I think Kane has the better hands, speed, and shot, but I think Gaudreau's patience and composure are a bit better than Kane's, and he has better instincts around the net. They both have elite vision, but I think Gaudreau has got a bit more of a scorer's touch - his shot isn't very hard but he can place it better than any prospect I've seen. He just puts it where the goalie isn't - just look at his 2nd goal against Canada. He just flipped the puck up into the far corner. He loves streaking down the left wing and shooting far side, and it seems like he doesn't miss often. His shot accuracy is insane.

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01-14-2013, 08:43 AM
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his shot isn't very hard but he can place it better than any prospect I've seen. He just puts it where the goalie isn't - just look at his 2nd goal against Canada. He just flipped the puck up into the far corner. He loves streaking down the left wing and shooting far side, and it seems like he doesn't miss often. His shot accuracy is insane.
I'm not sure if I like how that translates to the NHL. In minor leagues, that works out alright. But in the NHL, you need brute force to score as well. There are countless defence I can recall that lose their scoring effectiveness in the NHL as goal scorers because they can't shoot hard enough to get the puck by the goalie. I'm worried something similar can happen to Gaudreau, which would kill his scoring talent a bit.

Then again, I could be making a bad comparison too. Defence have to generally shoot from further away, while Gaudreau could still get within the 5-10 foot space that he scores from.

I really hope it works out for Gaudreau (I'd love to see a second Theo sized player succeed in Calgary...well, third, if you count Vernon), but the odds are still stacked against him. He needs to prove his ability at every level up to and including the NHL to establish play on the Flames.

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01-14-2013, 11:51 AM
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I'm not sure if I like how that translates to the NHL. In minor leagues, that works out alright. But in the NHL, you need brute force to score as well. There are countless defence I can recall that lose their scoring effectiveness in the NHL as goal scorers because they can't shoot hard enough to get the puck by the goalie. I'm worried something similar can happen to Gaudreau, which would kill his scoring talent a bit.

Then again, I could be making a bad comparison too. Defence have to generally shoot from further away, while Gaudreau could still get within the 5-10 foot space that he scores from.

I really hope it works out for Gaudreau (I'd love to see a second Theo sized player succeed in Calgary...well, third, if you count Vernon), but the odds are still stacked against him. He needs to prove his ability at every level up to and including the NHL to establish play on the Flames.
He shoots a bit like Cammalleri. Very shifty, gets in close even for a slapper. Usually sets himself up for a cross ice pass, or one timer. In the zone alone often opts for the simple deke ala O. Jokinen.

So I don't see his shooting style being too big of an issue.

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01-14-2013, 05:31 PM
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Worst case scenario he just passes it right to an open player's stick

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01-19-2013, 09:59 PM
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4 assists tonight 31 points in 18 games jesus

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01-20-2013, 12:11 AM
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4 assists tonight 31 points in 18 games jesus
Every game getting closer to a 2.0 ppg ratio! Kids unreal!

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Wonder what the chances are of him forgoing his last couple of years to turn pro next year.

He's won a championship, he's dominating the college ranks, he's probably going to win the Baker.

If he's that much better then the college game then leaving him there might stunt his development.

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Wonder what the chances are of him forgoing his last couple of years to turn pro next year.

He's won a championship, he's dominating the college ranks, he's probably going to win the Baker.

If he's that much better then the college game then leaving him there might stunt his development.
The benefit of playing in college is the fewer number of games gives him time to work out and focus on building his body and first step, which are his only clear weaknesses.

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