Prospect Info: Brennan Menell

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  1. HotDish Registered User

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    ah serves me right for just looking at teams players played on.

    However, doesn't that again drive in the point that picking AHL players is risky? Only two of those guys listed really amounted to NHL contributors(Nosek and Leipsec). Who are both around teen point contributors.

    All more the reason why Greenway would be the easier pick. We have to remember that most teams will be protecting 7-3-1. There will be good defenders available for Seattle to pick from. Most teams can protect their top two lines for forwards. The opportunity for Seattle to pick a potential top6 young forward would be something they would be champing at the bit for.
     
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    It is risky. The guys they picked were all "high upside" guys that they took a shot on (except Reinhart who was probably still living off his draft status). I'm sure Seattle will do the same for a number of players.

    I've said this all along, Greenway is the likely pick. Especially given that forwards are probably going to be weaker than D at the draft(although C, more than W).

    I just don't see it as out of the realm of possibility that they could look at Menell, see a guy that's excelled at every step of the way, coming off a very strong year in the KHL and take a shot. Puck moving RHD with offense are very valuable. Menell also isn't the typical "AHL guy" given what he's shown in the KHL. Especially if Greenway doesn't take a step next year.

    If we are in fantasyland however, and somehow get Parise to waive to protect Greenway, I'd bet good money the pick is Menell over Soucy, despite the 100 + NHL games Soucy will have had(assuming there is a season).
     
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    i suppose their other option would be to accept bribery, stock up 1st round picks to allow other teams input on who to select, get all the bad contracts to make cap and then have a hell of a draft the following year.
     
  4. thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    You never know, but they were considered one of the best in the league. As I said, I wouldn't be surprised if they had a hand in helping the team look at a guy like Menell to get him signed.

    Why? Greenway has been called out a lot by this organization for his lack of work ethic. Guy has skill, but can't seem to put it together. He's also a big player, but plays smaller. Left wingers aren't as hard to find as good puck moving right shot defensemen.

    To a degree; would they pick Brett Howden over Darren Raddysh?
     
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    And Tuch had, what, 6 NHL games? Even though he wasn't necessarily a "pick".
     
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    Forgot about Tuch, Gusev and Theodore who were all KHL/AHL players acquired as part of the draft.

    Not just building an NHL team, they have to build an AHL team as well.
     
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    Tuch and Haula combo though, so not really the same at all.
     
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    please dont remind me :(
     
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    It was still a building block of their organization, that had very minimal NHL experience, so sort of the same, though admittedly not exact.
     
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    Menell appears to be a workhorse for his team. Good to see. Can't wait to see if that translate to the NHL.
     
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    Agreed. I really like that his offense has translated so well between the AHL and KHL, given the different styles between the two leagues. I mean, he's the highest scoring defenseman in the KHL right now. That's pretty good! These next couple of years will probably be the final years of his development, so they're the make or break years for him. Should be fun to watch and cheer for him!
     
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    Cuz KHL
     
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    I have no idea how good his defensive play is, but his scoring and logging 25 minutes per night(after contracting Covid, no less) while playing in a completely different culture without missing a beat, is impressive. Successful players overcome obstacles(i.e. Spurgeon), unsuccessful ones make excuses.

    I hope he gets a shot on the Wild next year. If Dumba is still around it will be tough going, though. Addison and Belpedio are formidable competition.
     
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    As high as I was on Belpedio (and came around to him being a legitimate player), I think Menell has surpassed him.
     
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    Belpedio is a different sort of player, I think. I don't know for sure, as i haven't seen either enough, but I think he is a better two way defender, and while the same height, is much thicker, and able to play a more physical game. Is also capable of playing LD, even though he is RH. A poster here corrected me on that. Apparently he was relied upon to play a lot of LD in college. I think there is room for both players on the team, if there are any open spots.

    I think Addison is the one who has a very similar game to Menell.
     
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    Do we actually know for a fact Menell had Covid? I know his team has had multiple cases and he missed a stretch of ~10 days in early October, but that could have just been a cautionary quarantine.
     
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    I think it is a safe assumption. Even Russo said on his podcast that some of the overseas guys got Covid but he won't name names. Just look at who missed playing time.
     
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    Yeah, I think there was a mention somewhere of Menell being because of Covid. I think @KaprizovSaveUs found it.
     
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    Finished the KHL regular season second in points, and first in PPG by a wide margin, for those who played a significant number of games. Has 1g, 1a in 2gp in the playoffs, where his team is up against a very tough beat in SKA.

    From afar, it seemed to be a very good season for him, despite him having to fight through a Covid infection.
     
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    Tied for playoff lead in scoring among Dmen. 1g, 3a, 4gp. Looks like his team is in tough against SKA(Marat's team), though. He might be available soon.
     
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    His performance makes me concerned that even if we find way to protect both Greenway and Dumba, Seattle is going to take him over guys like Soucy/Foligno. He seems like he’s the real deal.
     
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    Seattle taking Menell would be a blessing, not a concern.
     
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    Over Soucy and Foligno? Find that hard to believe.
     
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    Unless he turns out to be really good.
     
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    No it wouldnt
     

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