Interesting tidbit on Sam Gagner...

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  1. firstroundbust

    firstroundbust lacks explosiveness

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    ...as told by Sid Hartman in today's Minneapolis Star-Tribune...

    http://www.startribune.com/507/story/460438.html


     
  2. Anthony Mauro

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    So Kane and now Gagner?

    No Perry? No Schremp? No Bolland? No problem.
     
  3. firstroundbust

    firstroundbust lacks explosiveness

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    no kidding

    so much for a rebuilding year.
     
  4. Vikke

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    That's old news. ;)
     
  5. superjonathan

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    not mention stealing mcrae with the last pick in the first round because of the threat of him playing in the NCAA.
     
  6. MomentsofSanity

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    Don't know if I'd call it a steal so much as everyone knew he wouldn't report anywhere BUT London if he decided to play in the O this year.
     
  7. turnbuckle*

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    If the Knights somehow manage to add Bodker, and Montgomery along with Kane, Gagner and McRae, they will be an exciting young team to watch again next year, and likely challenge in the west, certainly in 2007-08.

    Jordan Foreman - Sam Gagner - Sergei Kostitsyn (euro)
    Travor Kell (oa) - Phil McRae - Adam Perry
    Josh Beaulieu - Rob Drummond (oa) - Pat Kane
    Chris Ferguson - Matt Clarke - Matthew Davis
    Kyle Moore - Tucker Hunter - Kelan Herr

    Defence
    Ryan Martenelli (oa) - Matt Pelech
    Scott Aarssen - Kevin Montgomery
    Corey Syvret - Kevin Bodker
    Andrew Wilkins - Corbin Crawford

    Mason
    Euro goalie?

    Looks like a solid squad to me, especially if they can add a solid Euro goalie in the import draft. I don't suspect the club will be able to land Montgomery, but the others are distinct possibilites.
     
  8. HabLover

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    These guys will only be 17 and 18, still fairly young, both probably not ready to dominate just yet............and McRae only 16.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that Pat Kane was guaranteed top line minutes by Hunter while convincing Kane to come next year. Plus I dont see Adam Perry playing ahead of him.
     
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    i agree, i highly doubt that kane wont be on the 1st line.
     
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    yeah Kane for sure will be a 1st liner, the guy is ultra talented.
     
  12. gars59

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    kostitsyn will be the leader :yo:
     
  13. Hunter Gathers

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    Kane's offense should THRIVE in the OHL but I'm a bit worried about his defensive development as he's pretty much offense only right now.

    It's the only reason that I feel he should've went the NCAA route, but he's definately going to put up a ton of points in the OHL.
     
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    You guys are jumping the gun on Kane. He hasn't commited to anyone yet.
     
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    Damn the Knights are doing a fine job once again , they deserve it.
     
  16. Hunter Gathers

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    I'd say it's 99.9% positive he goes to London.
     
  17. Chuck Schwartz

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    Then i'm 99.9% sure he's making the wrong decision.
     
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    I don't think it's THAT bad of a decision. I just don't think he'll become as complete a player as the NCAA tends to make it's players.
     
  19. turnbuckle*

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    You highly doubt that Kane won't be first-line winger ahead of Kostitsyn? You didn't see ANY London Knights games this season did you? I like Kane, but they're not just going to hand him a top line position after all Sergei accomplished this season.
     
  20. Chuck Schwartz

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    I know, the CHL isnt that bad of an option. Although i'm obviously in favor of the NCAA just because thats where I come from. I wasnt serious when I made that comment...just bitter.
     
  21. Chuck Schwartz

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    You obviously didnt see ANY of the USA NTDP this games did you.
     
  22. turnbuckle*

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    I saw Kane play - I like him. Read my above revised comment on why he shouldn't be handed a top line spot
     
  23. turnbuckle*

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    BTW - I'm not a London Knights fan - I like the 67's and Olympiques...but I do know that Hunter is a good coach, and won't just shun players who have earned top-line status for a hot shot rookie. Kane may see some top-line time by the end of the season, but I highly doubt that it will be at the expense of Kostitsyn.
     
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    Kane plays center.
     
  25. turnbuckle*

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    He can; he also plays wing. Kostitsyn plays right wing. What's your point exactly?
     

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