David Meckler

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  1. ReLyT

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    Can anyone tell me a bit about this guy?

    He just signed with the London Knights leaving Yale. From stuff i've read he's a power forward type player who can score and fight, he's a golden glove winner... Anyone else have any info on this kid?

    He's a Los Angeles Kings draft pick (5th round, 2006). Also is known for scoring the O.T. winner (in the 5th O.T.) against Union in the longest game in NCAA history.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    never heard anything about him...but speaking of the knights....anyone know anything about their draft pick from the import draft HASANI? hes from switzerland and apparently a small but good scoring centerman, i need more info
     
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    Kings are fairly high on him, kinda got passed over in the draft because he was at Yale and I think he had an injured shoulder or something.
     
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    From Al Murray's HF Post Draft Interview
     
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    Ahh he had a bad wrist. It was either that or shoulder.
     
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    Sounds like he could be a real solid addition to the Knights then. They just keep finding em! First Gagner, then now Meckler. Maybe Pat Kane, who knows who's next. Say what you want about the Hunter's but they seem to find a way to find talent to play for London, to fill in the gaps year after year.
     
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    Had the best shot at the Kings prospects camp. Hes a garbage type player with an Iginla shot and Iginla manner.
     
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    you're going to have to dumb it down a bit for me here:D you've got garbage and Iginla in the same sentence.:dunno: :help:
     
  9. Ziggy Stardust

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    Oh dear... well, apparently some fans have the ability to compare a prospect to a 50-goal scorer judged from what is seen at a practice and/or scrimmage...
     
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    ask me in September.
    :D
     
  11. ReLyT

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    He got interviewed and wanted to stress he's a goal scorer not a fighter, and for people not to look too far into the boxing thing, he did it to keep in shape. And by garbage player do you mean, he is willing to do the dirty work and gets alot of garbage goals?
     
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    If combining release and accuracy, Kopitar and O'Sullivan have better shots. Boyle has a much harder and accurate shot, but not nearly the release Meckler had. Just my opinion, of course.
     
  13. Oilers Chick

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    I saw Yale (and Meckler) quite a bit throughout this past season. What do you want to know?

    P. S. To the person comparing Meckler to Iginla: you're kidding, right?
     
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    I saw Meckler durring his USHL days with Waterloo. I wasn't that impressed, the thing that stood out most to me was his instincts. The puck just seems to follow him on the ice, then you add that with his fine release, you have an opportunistic scorer with some grit.
     
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    He doesn't know what he's talking about so don't mind him. He saw him in practice and came to that conclusion. :shakehead

    Now I would like to hear what you saw of Meckler when watching Yale.
     
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    As Sharkie mentioned, Meckler's got good instincts. He has vesatility in that he can play both wing and center (he played both at Yale). While he's got some toughness and plays with some passion, I wouldn't necessarily call him a "budding fighter". He's good with the puck and can get it on net. He had to deal with a shoulder injury last season, which IMO inhibited him to fully display his shooting capability. He plays both ends of the ice efficiently too. I would've liked to have seen him shoot the puck more but as I mentioned, I think the shoulder injury may have limited him a bit in that capacity.

    My guess is London will try to utilize him more as scorer than Yale did. He played on a line with Blair Yaworski and Michael Karwoski with the Elis and Meckler seemed (at times) to be more of the playmaker rather than the finisher. Yaworski and Karwoski are both good offensive players in their own right, which may partly explain why Meckler didn't put up big numbers.

    I hope this helps.
     
  17. Ziggy Stardust

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    Thanks for your input. I don't recall the last time a team had two players it just recently drafted skip college to play in juniors, and it appears both will be in the OHL next season.
     

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