Where is Derek Meech

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by flamesfan01800, Dec 31, 2004.

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  1. flamesfan01800

    flamesfan01800 Registered User

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    Where is he playing hockey now?
     
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    I thought he wasnt under contract with the Red Wings anymore
     
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    No, but word of his signing didn't come in until a few days after the signing deadline for '02 draftees had past. A few people on here (or elsewhere) may have speculated at that time that Meech wasn't signed and therefore eligible to re-enter the draft.

    http://griffinshockey.com/newsroom/statistics/
     
  5. Apparently Meech is having a difficult time in GR. After a nice start, he's been passed on the depth charts by other defensemen.
     
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    Yeah that's not really surprising IMO. I figured that he'd probably struggle in his first year, in fact I'm surprised he made the AHL and didn't start the year in the ECHL. He needs to add strength in order to play his game at the NHL. He's not really an offensive dynamo, nor is he a defensive dynamo. He's somewhere in between, label him your sturdy reliable guy, perfect for a third pairing role in the NHL. But again, the strength and adjustment period for him will probably require him to take time.
     
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