Prospect Info: [2018 - 97th] Allan McShane (OHL - Oshawa Generals)

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  1. 26Mats

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    When i see what centers like Point and Tropchek are doing, I* don't worry about size, just talent level.
     
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    Man if he improve his skating, he could be something in the NHL
     
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    He certainly doesn’t look like he has a skating problem in the video. He’s not necessarily fast, but reading up on him it sounded like he was Dagenais.

    I will say that he could refine his technique. He takes a lot of choppy short strides.
     
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    McShane is skilled, but needs a lot of work on his skating & pace. He tends to be one of those players that tries to slow the game down when he's carrying the puck. The end result is he ends up going even slower when he has the puck.

    That's not going to fly in an NHL that uses speedy back pressure to eliminate time & space.

    Like all Juniors, he needs to gain strength in his upper body and legs.

    Howver, he's got solid hockey IQ at both ends of the ice.

    I would say his NHL upside is a Mathieu Perreault type of player.

    He could wind up as the Corey Locke pick of this draft too.

    I was quite surprised Montreal drafted him. I thought for sure they'd go for someone like Blade Jenkins, who also admittedly needs work on his skating.

    I expect McShane to put up points in junior.
    We'll see how he develops. Montreal needs to help the kid work on his strength & skating something that they failed to do with McCarron until quite recently.
     
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    I am basing this entirely off highlight videos......but this kid looks legit. Good IQ, great shot and good passing ability. Looks like he was responsible for lots of Noel's success.
     
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    Always good to see a General get drafted by the Habs. He seems to be in the mould of a young Plekanec; a sound, 2nd or 3rd line, defensively responsible center who distributes the puck well. Unlike Pleks he is more robust, willing to give and take hits to make plays, and has a modicum of offensive ability.
     
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    Doesn't have the skating or the defensive game of Plek. Not the same player at all.
     
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    I'll settle for a little less Plek defensively in exchange for better offense than Plek.
     
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    Nice shot, great passing, and very good vision. I'm honestly very surprised he was still around at #97? Looks like a second round pick to me.

    Haven't seen enough of his skating to get a read on it. If its an issue, hopefully he can improve it.
     
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    yeah that's what I keep saying. It doesn't look problematic to me. I think I'm more worried about the lack of effort question marks. Looks like one of our more skilled picks for sure.
     
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    Pleks use to put up decent number until 2016. If McShane is anything like pleks, we’re lucky.
     
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    Hope he makes it. He’s fun to watch, great hands and heavy accurate shot. Really like this set of highlights. Seems to have all the talent, hopefully he wants it bad enough.
     
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    Consistency was a problem.

    But skating's the big one for him. His mechanics need a lot of work and he doesnt have the talent to make up for it. By that,I dont mean he's not talented, because he is, but rather he's not talented enough.
     
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    Stylistically he reminds me of O'Reilly, even at 18 O'Reilly was a man tho.
     
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    Is he the one that is confirmed to be spending a lot of time with a skating coach this summer? Or is that another one if our prospects. Can't remember.
     
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    @Mathletic was saying that primary points for the CHL leagues are bull**** because the arenas don't track them accurately.
     
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    It's Hillis. WTK said he's never worked with a skating coach before, will be his first time.
     
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    Hopefully McShane works on his skating as well. Not sure how big of an issue it is, but he definetly has the skills to be a player for us. Would be a shame if skating held him back.
     
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    With his height at 5'11 it wouldn't be that hard to gain more speed and or working out the legs speed wise.. At forth round I expected him out at second, good grab, a well good playmaker, cross ice passes are amazing, Hockey IQ of second rounder. Maybe even late first.
     
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    Rewatching some U18 bits. Holy crap he had some great assists. He is #16

    1:40

    1:44

    0:52, 1:42 for his goal

    Tied for lead in points.

    Side note, I don't like using the word generational, but Lafreniere is truly unbelievable.
     
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    Lafreniere is the gift from the hockey gods. Beliveau looking down upon us and giving us a gift. If we miss him ill be so, so sad.
     
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    Habs trade 2019 lottery protected first for ROR. It works in year one as we grab Kirby Dach but in year two, it's a nightmare as the French superstar is gifted to the Buffalo Sabres because of Bergevins lack of foresight.
     
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    Id much prefer missing out on Dach, or even Hughes, to draft le p'ti gars d'ché nous.
     
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