Andy Bathgate, his future?

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  1. Ziostilon

    Ziostilon Registered User

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    His name stands out first of all

    Don't believe hes in Pittsburgh's plans

    Where will he play next year. one more year with Belleville, go sign an AHL contract with WBS Pens
     
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    His rights were released by Pittsburgh. Apart from that, I know nothing about his future.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11151/1150292-61.stm
     
  3. Gardner McKay

    Gardner McKay You had to be there

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    Dunno about his future, but he had a great past! :laugh:
     
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    Too bad he's not in Pittsburgh's plans, that's where his grand dad retired.
     
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    Watching him play for the Bulls, I never thought he was that good of a hockey player. He was decent for an OHLer but nothing really more then that imo.
     
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    Yeah, definitely. He was too weak for the OHL level, I can't imagine what would have happened if he went pro. Simply, a wasted pick by the Penguins organization that really never had a chance of panning out.
     
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    Torts Dont Doubt the Trout

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    id have to disagree. i felt he was one of the bulls best players from what i saw and had a nack around the net and scored some nice goals
     
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    This is pretty much how I view him after seeing him close to twenty times during his junior career. He seemed like the type of guy who is talented enough to maybe be a decent junior scorer, but who never showed anything in his game that made me think he had NHL-potential in him.
     
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    Well, he just got traded to the Plymouth Whalers yesterday, so maybe he will put up some good numbers on that team.
     
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    gifted88 Dante the poet

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    Had a good year in the CIS with Guelph. Will he ever sign with an AHL team?
     
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    He certainly did have a good season with Guelph. Led our team in points, and has turned into an on&off ice leader since his time in Plymouth.

    I also went to highschool with the kid, and while I doubt he'd turn some one down if they came to him, I don't think he's looking to make a big splash anywhere right now.
    I see him playing out his CIS career then grabbing an ECHL (or possibly AHL - I think he can do it) job after all of that - similar to what Guelph's second leading scorer, Matthew Lyall, did, siging with the Stockton Thunder after completing his four years at UoG this season.

    He definitely was a nice added addition to a not so impressive Gryphons team. Unfortunately hockey hasn't exactly been our forte, and he really only chose Guelph due to its proximity to home (and it being a good party school), and he has the chance to lead the team to mini turn-around, so I think he stays here for a while.
     
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    Looks like he'll be playing in France next year...?http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=33614
    Thought there would at least be a bit of interest from someone AHL or ECHL.
     

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