D Nicolas Hague - Missisauga Steelheads, OHL (2017, 34th, VGK)

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  1. GeorgeLeafer12

    GeorgeLeafer12 God King Horus

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    Exactly so.
     
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    He's 6'6 at 18 years old. I wouldn't worry TOO much about his skating. Even if he can get it to above average, that's perfectly fine given how ridiculously tall he is for D. He's 1 inch shorter than Chara, who made a career out of being able to use his stick to stop zone entries.
     
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    Chara is 6 foot 9, but otherweise your post has merit.
     
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    How is Franson even a comparable? :dunno:
     
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    Oi, nvm. All these years for some reason I thought Chara was 6'7..
     
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    I have noticed that taller D's with good shots end up being constantly compared to Franson even if they don't stylistically play like him. Hague is already a better skater than Franson ever has been, so I don't know how he was used as a comparable by that poster.
     
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    I admit I have only watched some highlights of this kid. His skating looks actually impressive for his size imo. What was the main reason he fell?

    His stats is dominating this season. Is there any chance he makes the team next season?
     
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    Is Hedman a better comparable? Not saying he would be as good just style wise.
     
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    Idk if I’d put him on that level but it’s a better comparison than franson. I’d say left handed Parayko w/ a little less speed but can actually hit the net
     
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    I'd like to see another Chris Pronger on him
    6 foot 6 220 pound LD - had issues with his skating,
    similar attribute's

    - both Ontario native, both played in the OHL -

    Hague plays for Missisauga Steelheads
    Pronger played for Peterborough Petes
    - about 80 kilometers apart (50 miles)
     
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    Hague is an absolute nightmare in his own zone in the OHL. There's no way he's in the NHL next year. He's not even good enough defensively in the O right now (hence why he wasn't even invited to Team Canada tryout camp)
     
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    I hold you to it, lets see how it all pans out.
     
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    Hague is the first OHL defenseman in 18 years to score 30 goals. Over a full season he puts in 35. He’s got 32 in 61 currently.

    I hate to be that guy but...lots of similarities to Shea Weber.
     
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    2 assists tonight.

    32g+39a=71pts | 97 penalty minutes | 14 ppg | 249 sog
     
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    I love his mean streak.
     
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    The fact that he has one at all bodes well for his future. It’s something I strongly believe you either have it, or you don’t..it can’t be developed.

    From everything I’ve read, it doesn’t sound like his defense is lacking at all unlike what was said above. So he has size, skating, offensive acumen, a killer shot, adequate defensive abilities, and a mean streak.

    Cut down on the minor penalties, improve the break out pass, and this guy could be a future top pairing defenseman.

    Not to get ahead of myself, but Vegas’s blueline and team for that matter is somewhat soft. He would fit in well there clearing the crease, banging bodies, and bringing a solid two way game.

    Top 20 in a one year redraft anybody?
     
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    I agree.
     
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    1g+1a for Hague, Missisaugas best player in a 6-2 home loss

    33g+40a=73pts (1.16 ppg)
     
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    I think he could be the steal of the draft with the season he’s haveing definitely a top 10 or 15 prospect
     
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    I didn't realize this; Hague is 1st in goals (33) and points (73) for Missisauga Steelheads.

    1. Nicolas Hague 33g+40a=73pts
    2. Owen Tippett 33g+36a=69pts
    3. Ryan McLeod 21g+42a=63pts
    4. Albert Michnac 21g+37a=58pts
    5. Trent Fox 23g+27a=50pts
     
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    Thats pretty impressive... 2 highly drafted first round forwards on that list that hes ahead of
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    MordredGK it is a silly place

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    12 points in his last 6 games. :eek:

    I'd still like to hear more about how he's been in his own zone though...
     
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    Could he possibly be the steal of the draft ?
     

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