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Checkers III: The Age of Ulf

Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by HankAnger, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. CandyCanes

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    Checkers Andrew Miller is leading the entire AHL in points by 4. He's been dominant in the AHL basically his entire career. His first 9 game NHL stint with the Oilers he had 6 pts. It's amazing he's only gotten 15 NHL games under his belt at the age of 29. I doubt he'll ever get a shot again since he's 29, but seems like a guy that should of had a longer look at the NHL. That must be frustrating as a player.
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    Doubtful, but not impossible.
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    This is true, but I don't think he'll ever get his shot with the Canes. If I'm him I sign with a team that doesn't have a ton of prospect depth.
     
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    When's the last time a RW led *any* league in scoring?
     
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    Isn't there a RW leading the NHL in scoring right now?
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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  7. Azor Aho

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    And Patrick Kane not that long ago
     
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    Kruger scored for the Checkers lol
     
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    Saarela and McLovin have also scored tonight.
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    Maybe Kev was being sarcastic?
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    Must be a mistake..
     
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    Are we sure that another clearing attempt didn't just hit his stick and catch MAF unaware?
     
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    Nah, just blanked on Kane. I was just noticing that the Checkers two top scorers are listed as RWs (Miller and Zykov, even though Zykov has been playing mostly LW) on the AHL site and it looked weird. Then I started thinking about Crosby, Malkin and McDavid and how centers dominate scoring tables. Basically, I was drunk. Let's move along.
     
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    I was referring to Kucherov in my post. Isn't he a RW as well (even though shoots left)? or am I mistaken.
     
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    No, he's a RW. He just hasn't won anything yet! I'm still holding out hope McDavid gets hot in garbage time and wins the Art Ross.
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    Or someone shot the puck, it accidentally hit Kruger and went in. There is no way he meant to do that..
     
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    Most likely it was an own goal by the other team after a face off loss by Kruger.
     
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    I know Joe (or someone) posted this before, but it's still quite remarkable. This is an older tweet as he has 23 now (with no PP goals).



    EDIT: Here's an update for comparison:

    GPGoalsPP Goals
    Valentin Zykov472514
    Warren Foegele50230
    Andreas Johnsson44226
    Reid Boucher38227
    Curtis McKenzie402110
    Buddy Robinson49216
    Bobby Butler46218
     
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    Really good signw hen you have 23 goals with 0 on the PP
     
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    Wow. You gotta wonder what Foegele's upside is. Him scoring at even stength is a really promising sign. He never really tore up the juniors tho. I wonder if him being a defensive top 6 forward is out of the question? He's also +21 on the year. My guess is he probably ends up as a top 9 guy that you can trust to move up the roster if needed.

    Also like to note that Roland McKeown is having quite a good season as well that's gone under the radar by us. 19 pts in 47 games, and is 3rd in the AHL with a plus/minus of +32. (Trevor Carrick is a -7 to put into perspective)
     
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    So you're telling me McLovin sucks on the power play. :sarcasm:
     
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    The way the NHL is going these days, a guy like Foegele is perfect for the 4th line. Good speed, decent size, good defensively and seems to have a bit of a scoring touch. I haven't seen enough of him to know if he's got enough offense to be a legit top 6, though, but I don't expect it. If he becomes a very good 4th liner/pker who can move up the lineup in a pinch, that would be a big win.
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    Judging by his numbers, I think he has more than a bit of a scoring touch, especially when he is getting 3rd/4th line minutes. He could be a good 4th line replacement next year for someone.
     
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    Are we sure he's getting 3rd/4th line minutes? He's not getting pp time, but that doesn't mean he's getting 3rd/4th line minutes.

    re: his scoring touch, it's kind of hard to say. There are a lot of guys that were much more prolific scorers in JR. hockey that put up big numbers in the AHL as well (Chris Terry, Zach Boychuk, to name a couple, that never show that scoring touch at the NHL level. It's a lot easier to shoot 21% at the AHL level than it is at the NHL level. He could be a late bloomer though so we'll see.
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    By everything I have read and looked @ checkers facebook page, he usually starts 3rd line. Of course he plays PK as well.
     

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