Confirmed with Link: Avs Sign Dominic Toninato to ELC

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  1. RockLobster

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    Whaat? Isn't he one of the best NCAA UFAs available? How could this be, Sakic isn't hibernating!? (jk)

    Anyone could give me and everyone else a brief scouting report about the fella?

    Ps. He is the top 6 center for Rampage we were missing..?
     
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    Hey, they got a College FA!


    What do people know about this guy? Likely max decent AHLer upside? Leafs refused to give him an NHL contract due to them approaching contract max.
     
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    henchman24 Mr. Meeseeks

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    I like this kid quite a bit. Should be able to step into a defensive role right away with the Rampage at center. Has solid 2 way upside if some offense can translate. Really good PP hands.
     
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    And another "Avs never..." narrative bites the dust! :sarcasm:

    In all seriousness though, good that they're trying to address the lack of minor league center depth. He may turn out to be nothing special, but it's worth a shot.
     
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    This guy is probably max ECHL bottom-6 in Lambert's eyes
     
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    Forward with some size, I read him listed as a LW but maybe he can play C as well?

    What's left of the old HF website says he's not terribly productive offensively but good in all three zones. No idea on his skating, but sounds like a good all-around, smart player.

    Whaddaya know, just when the Avs lose a former fifth rounder to NCAA free agency they gain another former fifth round pick by the Leafs via NCAA free agency.

    I like the signing. If indeed he's the kind of player I'm reading about he's exactly the kind of player the Avs need more of.
     
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    Something something asset management.
    Something something Sakic lazy.
    Something something development.
     
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    High character and high compete level man/kid. Doesn't have a ton of skill, but works his ass off and has the size to compensate for it. One skill he does possess is a wicked release and is good in getting position, especially on the PP.

    I think Kerfoot has more talent, but Toninato is a leader, awesome two-way player, and could develop into a nice fourth line forward.
     
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    He has played both, but mostly C of late.
     
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    Since his goal is to make it to the NHL, where do you think he would find the most success at, position-wise?
     
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    henchman24 Mr. Meeseeks

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    I think he should be a center. I fully expect him to carve out a defensive center role right away with the Rampage and be a top PK guy. Over the year he probably starts getting PP time and a decent amount of goals to go with it.
     
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    Avs still need some players under contract. Most college free agents never turn into much but no risk involved here.
     
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    I personally think this kid has a brighter NHL future than Butcher.

    I think he has a good work ethic and a nice defensive game, could translate to a bottom 6 role down the line.
     
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    Cool. Don't know anything about him but it's nice to see them bring in another young forward.
     
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    How's his skating?
     
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    It's Fast and Furious.

    It's that guy right?
     
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    Good heavens!! I saw that red confirmed and i nearly spit out my tea.


    Yes! i was wondering what his nickname should be.

    Vin?
    Diesel?
    Torreto?
    F&F?
     
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    That's reserved for Ben Street.
     
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    Good one. If he becomes anything for us in the gritty, grimey, 4th liner, pker, faceoff, yadda yadda then its spot on.
     
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    Average, but he is a high energy guy so he makes up some lack of speed with pure effort. He just isn't going to wow anybody or make defensemen back off.
     
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    tigervixxxen Optimism=Delusional

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    That's my question too.

    Obviously good news, nice to see a new prospect signed and will help with org center depth. No problems saying kudos for the move.
     
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    I was just about to b***h about college FA's

    good job Joe.
     

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