Prospect Info: 2017-2018 Prospect Stats and Discussion

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  1. LaGu

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    What is the difference between echl and whl?
    Honest question, I have no clue. I thought that whl was a better league but with an age limit (or similar) whilst echl was where you buried low end prospects. I am obviously wrong about that :laugh:
     
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    The WHL is a junior league, so only players 21 and under from Western Canada and a certain area of the USA can play there(along with players from the CHL Import Draft).

    The ECHL is the third tier professional league. NHL > AHL > ECHL. It's not a good sign if a forward or defenseman prospect end up in the ECHL, but often times goalie prospects will play a year there before moving up to the AHL.
     
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    Makes sense, thanks for the clarification.
     
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    I wonder if Skinner ends up back in the WHL just to stagger him and Dylan Wells.
     
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    On Tuesday, Stuart Skinner (W 14-9) made 37 saves over 62:40 and was named second star, as the Broncos snorted in the face of the Silvertips 3-2 in OT, to take a 2-1 series lead.
    WHL Network
    Gawdin, Skinner drive Broncos to thrilling overtime win – Swift Current Broncos
    #WHLChampionship: Gawdin’s gusto gives Broncos OT win in Game 3 – WHL Network
    #WHLChampionship – Three Stars: May 8, 2018 – WHL Network
    Photo gallery: #WHLChampionship Gallery: Game Three – WHL Network
    #WHLChampionship Highlights: Broncos (3) at Silvertips (2) — OT – WHL Network
    Boston Pizza Post Game Show: Highlights from Gawdin’s Heroic Night in Everett – Swift Current Broncos
    #WHLChampionship Highlight of the Night: May 8, 2018 – WHL Network
    Post game conference: #WHLChampionship – Game 3: Post-Game – WHL Network

    On Wednesday, Stuart Skinner (W 15-9) made 32 saves for his 5th shutout of the playoffs and was named first star, as the Broncos took a dump on the Silvertips 1-0, to take a 3-1 series lead.
    http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015527/boxscore
    http://scbroncos.com/article/sissons-skinner-power-broncos-to-1-0-win-in-game-four
    http://whl.ca/article/whlchampionship-skinner-stymies-silvertips-as-broncos-stake-out-stranglehold
    http://whl.ca/article/whlchampionship-three-stars-may-9-2018
    Photo gallery: http://whl.ca/gallery/whlchampionship-gallery-game-four
    http://whl.ca/video/highlights-broncos-1-at-silvertips-0
    http://whl.ca/video/whlchampionship-highlight-of-the-night-may-9-2018
    Everett post game: http://whl.ca/video/whlchampionship-game-4-post-game-everett-silvertips
    Swift Current post game: http://whl.ca/video/whlchampionship-game-4-post-game-swift-current-broncos

    Game 5 tonight:

    Swift Current at Everett @ 8:30 PM
    Listen at 94.1 CIMG Swift Current or watch on WHL Live

    Game day skate photos: http://whl.ca/gallery/whlchampionship-gallery-game-five-morning-skate
    Everett pre-game interviews: http://whl.ca/video/whlchampionship-friday-morning-skate-everett-silvertips
    Swift Current pre-gamer interviews: http://whl.ca/video/whlchampionship-friday-morning-skate-swift-current-broncos
    Pre-game preview: http://whl.ca/video/whlchampionship-game-5-preview-2
     
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    For the longest time I thought that's what they'd do, but with how good Skinner has been down the stretch and in the playoffs I think he's ready for the pros. I'm thinking Wells will end up back in the OHL for his overage season, which will stagger them like you said but Wells is the guy who would probably benefit more from more junior time.
     
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    I don't think Wells would really get much out of another year of junior. Especially since Peterborough looks to be pretty rough again next season. It may seem like he had a bad year going by his numbers, but he was on a worse team and SV% took a pretty big hit league-wide. There was only something like eight goalies in the entire league who played 30+ games with a SV% over .900.

    The Oilers are in kind of a tough spot with both of them already having 150-200 junior games under their belt.

    I wonder if they'd have them split time in the ECHL and hope at least one of them works their way up to he AHL quickly.

    I guess loaning one to start for another ECHL team is a possibly too.
     
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    Really debating if I should watch the Swift game tonight, I wish they didn't start so damn late here
     
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    Is Sportsnet going to show the game?
     
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    ...scoreboard watching only.

    Everett is up 2-0 late in the 1st.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Gawdin with a pair to tie the game.
     
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    Everett up 4-2 with more than half to go in the 3rd period.
     
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    What is the actual quality like in ECHL though? That's something I've wondered for a long time. How would it compare to other leagues? Could a CHL team beat an ECHL team? How does the canadian university league (USports) compare?
     
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    I'll be the first to admit I've never seen an ECHL game in my life. But I can't help but think it's probably a pretty good league. Filled with guys who were good junior or college players but who weren't good enough to play in the AHL/NHL. But they're bigger, stronger more mature than when they were in junior. I could be wrong of course, but if I had to guess your average ECHL team beats your average CHL team more often than not.
     
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    I had a friend who played WHL then CIS (Canadian University), and from his experiences, I'd say CIS is better than WHL. The majority of WHLers go onto play in the CIS, with a few going to ECHL, AHL or NHL. The top CIS teams are better than WHL teams, being older, more mature and developed. The top CIS'ers can move onto the ECHL or even AHL.

    So with that in mind, I agree with Spawn (I also have never seen ECHL), my guess would be.

    ECHL > CIS > WHL

    Not that CIS has anything to do with Skinner, but helps to understand the entire system.
     
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    OHL non-prospect game on TV.

    Sault Ste. Marie at Hamilton - Game 6 @ Noon - Sportsnet 360
    Hamilton leads series 3-2
     
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    It's a shame they're not televising any of the WHL final. I guess we're not in the centre of the universe.
     
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    What if Auston Matthews gets a sunburn on vacation, or William Nylander gets a dramatic new haircut? Sportsnet needs to have all available assets ready!
     
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    WHL just announced that the WHL Championship games 6 and 7 (if necessary) will be live in AccessTV and SHAWTV.

    Channel 304 or 354 on SHAW devices.
     
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    Maybe my whining paid off.
     
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    Skinner and the Broncos up 2-0 after the first!
     
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    2-0 after two.
     
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    If the Bronoces win tonight, it will be interesting to see who gets MVP. It will either be Skinner or Gawdin
     

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