Kendal McArdle...a 2005 Sleeper??

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  1. Nielson81

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    Hey Guys,

    I interviewed McCardle tonight when he was in Lethbridge, and I must say this kid really impressed me. He sure knows how to handle the media, which is impressive for a kid at his age. He had some very mature answers and it looks to me like he is very focused on becoming a dominant player in the WHL.

    He is putting up good numbers on this Moose Jaw team this season. A big part of their turn around after a miserable start!

    I don't really see how anyone could let him slide through the first round....I wouldn't be shocked if he went in the Top 15.

    He is only 5'11 but he definetly likes to mix it up. I enjoyed watching him come in over the blueline with the puck a couple times....he keeps his legs moving when he makes his moves...many kids his age will start to coast when they make a move....but he keeps them moving.

    Really like him.

    The U.C.
     
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    I agree completely... that is: I wouldn't be surprised in the least to see him go top15.
     
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    The kid not only has a lot of talent, but he seems very mature to me. :handclap:
    Anyone read his story in the Vancouver Sun before the prospect game?

    East Van kid takes flight - 'I was lucky a few people took me under their wing'

     
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    I wouldn't be shocked if he went top 5. IMO he should go in the top 10, or some team that passed on him will have dropped the ball.
     
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    Hard to be a sleeper when Central Scouting has you ranked in the top ten ;)
     
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    McArdle looked pretty good tonight on Sportsnet vs. the Medicine Hat Tigers. Although he had no points (that I could catch, 1-1 game), he definitely displayed a very nifty set of hands, and was used on both special teams as well.

    All in all, good showing for the kid.
     
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    To have as many points as he does on a team that struggled for so long bodes well. He seems to have the skill and the intangible drive required to be a star in the WHL...
     
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    We all know how good Central Scouting rankins are lol :lol:
     
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    If you haven't read it, here's another good article - from Hockey Now:

    http://www.bchockey.com/article_details.asp?Player_No=273045&Team_No=3664

    McArdle loves view in SK by Sarah Conchie 01/29/2005 -

    One step at a time, in his climb up scouts' rankings...

    Kenndal McArdle wasn’t the hottest topic of conversation in the build-up to the CHL Top Prospects Game...

    But by the time the game had ended, McArdle was a very hot property. His team lost the game but McArdle was one of the night’s big winners – scoring two goals, impressing scouts with his effort and skill, and humbly accepting a player of the game award.....
     
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