Brad Staubitz

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  1. OrrNumber4

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    He's attending the Sharks training camp, and there is rumour that San Jose has already signed him.

    Can I get impressions of him from people who've seen him play in the OHL? Does he have any attitude problems, etc?

    Most importantly, can he become an NHLer, and why has he not been drafted?
     
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    I say definitely.

    He's very big, extremely tough and plays very physical D while being good positionally.


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    From all indications on the ice and from the media, Staubitz has a great attitude. When Ottawa brought him in last year, he instantly made his teammates tougher. He'd stand up for the other guys, and fight late in games to send a message, etc. And he's also got a wicked slapshot which is pretty accurate -- for the 67s, he was a defensive stalwart and team leader, as well as a key player offensively. Granted, the 67s didn't have the deepest defensive corps.

    I hope it's true that the Sharks have signed him. I'd be happy to see him move up.

    (And what a crazy Ottawa-San Jose connection there is... even if Kaspar doesn't pan out, I guess your scouts liked what they saw in the rest of the team by picking up Joslin, Staubitz and Colbert.)
     
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    Anaheim had him at their camp last year, to go along with Jordan Smith. That's probably where the San Jose guys saw him first. But yeah, to re-iterate what's already been said, big defensemen, really strong, not much offensive potential but punishes guys in his own end, leadership qualities.
     
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    He can carve out a career for himself in the AHL, but I really can't see him making the NHL at all. He's thick, but he's not that tall. He will take bad penalties, although I was impressed with how disciplined he was by the end of the playoff run. Maybe he was just too tired to be pissed all the time. He doesn't have anywhere near the puck skills that he wishes he does, but he has a fantastic shot. Overall, he has little offensive upside, nor is he the brightest player in his own end, but he works incredibly hard, is a good leader and will do anything that is asked of him.

    I'd be very surprised to see him in the NHL. That being said, you never know how things could go. I mean, Zenon Konopka figures to dress for at least one game this year in the NHL, while former teammates like Matt Zultek and Miguel Delisle never will get close. So ya never know.
     
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    I agree with this assessment generally, he's a good kid with a good heart but I don't think he has the tools for any more than a cup of coffee in the NHL. He'll be a career AHLer, and a popular one wherever he plays.
     
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    I used to work with him, he has a great attitude, couldn't find a better guy..he's just got a mean streak on the ice
     
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    Im really surprised at that assesment Sean. I thought he was the 67's playoff mvp (tied with Battochio). I was pretty dissapointed when the sens didnt sign him to a minor league contract.

    In my opinion he was by far the best defenseman on the Ottawa 67's, I believe he has superior puck skills to the way Sean described him. I am not saying they are great but I dont think they are that bad. All the other stuff about mean streak, tough, big shot, leadership and fighting are very accurate. What I liked most about him was his play in big games. It appeared that the bigger the game the better he played. That is a characteristic I absolutely love in a hockey player. For some reason Kilrea matched up Joslin and Colbert against the top teams of the other lines. But when Staubitz played against Crosby inparticular he did a very good job of manhandling him and shutting him down.

    Even though he is older I dont think that Colbert or Joslin will be as good pro players as Staubitz.

    Speaking of Joslin, I cant believe anyone drafted this guy he just doesnt have it. He makes some of the worst mental lapses I have ever seen. Its as if he doesnt think, ever. He is a young player and I gave him the benefit of the doubt alot of times but by the third time that he was clearly looking at the puck on one on one situations with Corey Perry that is when I lost all hope. He just never learned, I didnt understand how Killer had him in the top 4 with Van Herpt on the third pairing. He has very weak legs, which causes him to lose races and one on one battles. He has next to no mean streak. These are things that he can improve on but I just cant see a guy that makes as many bad decisions with and without the puck ever being a pro hockey player.

    But by bringing Staubitz into camp the Sharks have completely made up for the bad draft choice of Joslin.
     
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    Staubitz was a rock on D and he would have been the deciding factor in saving the Hounds from the disaster that unfolded against Windsor...but and as much as I hate to say it, he would be in way over his head at the NHL level now and in the future. He will make a good top four Dman at the AHL level and nothing more.
     
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    Noooo I thought Colbert was the 67's best d-man in their Playoff run (sarcasm intended.)

    But I have heard from a very reliable source that he has signed a 3 year, 2 way contract.

    Way to go Brad, eveyone from the Soo and Ottawa is behind you!
     
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    I don't deny how well Staubitz played for the 67s. While he doesn't get the MVP nod from me, because Battochio is just too good, he was certainly a central part of their run. It's amazing how nobody thought anything of that acquisition at the time, but Killer really is wise.

    Anyways, the only thing I think we disagree on would be his puck skills. In my opinion, it's not that his puck skills are particularly poor, but he doesn't move the puck quick enough at all. He doesn't make the greatest decisions with the puck, and to me, it almost seemed like he thought he had better puck skills than he actually had. That was my impression at least. Some people saw him as poised, but to me, it seemed like he was just slow in head-manning the puck. That's the only huge knock I'd have on him from his junior days. I don't think his defensive awareness is good enough for him to carve out a career as a defensive specialist. His strength in the defensive end is his physical nature, not his positional play.

    That's just what I saw though. He could make it. There is a lot of Shane Hnidy in the guy. I just can't see it at this point.

    Also, I agree for the most part on Joslin, but he went from being an 11th round pick, to playing on the top pairing...clearly he made a big jump, and who knows how much more he can improve his game. He's certainly not a finished product yet.
     
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    The Chronicle Herald here in Halifax is reporting he signed a deal with the Cleveland Barons. Staubitz was going to play for Saint Mary's University if he could not find a pro deal.
     
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    http://www.sjsharks.com/news/news.asp?story_id=1746

    Staubitz signed by San Jose :)
     
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