Prospect Info: Grand Rapids Griffins 2019-20

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  1. Voodoo Glow Skulls Formerly Vatican Roulette Sponsor

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    Starting line-up?
    #1 goalie?
    Any UFA's to bolster the roster?
    Favorite brand of hot dog for each player?

    Discuss.
     
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    When it comes to goaltending, it's wide open for Larsson to take over. They have a couple other guys floating around like Rybar and Fulcher, but it's Larsson's job to lose.
     
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    How it seems to be:

    C Joe Veleno
    C Dominik Turgeon
    C Chase Pearson
    C Gregor MacLeod
    (UFA, C Wade Megan)
    (UFA, C Carter Camper)
    (UFA, C/RW Dominik Shine)

    LW Michael Rasmussen
    LW Matt Puempel
    LW Turner Elson
    LW Givani Smith
    LW Ryan Kuffner
    LW Troy Loggins
    (UFA, LW Derek Hulak)

    RW Filip Zadina
    RW Evgeny Svechnikov
    RW Chris Terry
    RW Matthew Ford
    RW David Pope
    F Jarid Lukocevicius (must be some tough son of a bitch)
    (UFA, RW Colin Campbell)

    LD Dennis Cholowski
    LD Brian Lashoff
    LD Joe Hicketts
    LD Charle-Edouard D'Astous
    (LD Libor Sulak --> KHL)

    RD Oliwer Kaski
    RD Vili Saarijärvi
    RD Gustav Lindström
    RD Dylan McIlrath
    RD Marcus Crawford
    RD Alec McCrea
    (RD Moritz Seider)

    G Filip Larsson
    G Patrik Rybar

    Quite many extra guys at offence, some will go to NHL, some to Toledo.
     
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    Megan, Camper, & Campbell are all UFA's and may not be signed. I think that they may be looking for other teams where the chances are better.

    GRG has contracts with MacLeod (C), McCrea (D), Crawford (D), and D’Astous (D).

    Yes a few of these prospects will go to the Walleye
     
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    UFA target: Cal O'Reilly. Vet playmaker.
     
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    Hicketts - Saarijarvi
    Lashoff - McIlrath
    Cholowski - Seider
    Lindstom - d'Astous
    McCrea

    Looks to be the D. Not sure if Seider will play there, but I'm sure there's a spot for him there.

    Quick question, how's the SHL's development versus the DEL? I'm just curious to see the difference between Lindstrom and Seider.
     
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    Pretty solid lineup, thanks for posting.
     
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    oops, C/RW Dominik Shine (UFA) was not signed either

    nor LW Derek Hulak
     
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    Grand Rapids also is maxed out on veterans, so unless they are going to move one, they aren't going to add another one.
     
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    Have to imagine at least two of Zadina, Svechnikov, and Rasmussen are in Detroit this year.
     
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    Thanks, I'll update.

    Not many centers signed... Are they preparing a HUGE role for Veleno...?
     
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    I wouldn't be opposed to it, the kid is a major gamer. Wouldn't be surprised if he plays a major role in the World Juniors, too.
     
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    Fortnite takes another victim...

    For real though, I love Veleno's game. Skilled and hard-working. He's our #1 prospect in my eyes. I can't wait to see what he can do in the AHL. The Griffs appear to be stacked for the next season, that's great to see.
     
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    wouldn't be the worst place for Rasmussen to get a lot of center reps, either.
     
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    You can sign more but only dress 6 in a game. They had to sit out 1 vet each game last year

    "The rule states that an AHL team must dress at least 12 skaters that have played 260 or less games in the NHL, AHL, IHL, or European Elite Leagues prior to the start of the season. This means that up to six skaters that have played more than 260 professional games may be dressed.
    Goaltenders are not impacted by the Veteran Rule."
     
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    Like Winger98 says, I think you might see Ras as a center too. Both Ras & Veleno getting lots of ice time. In years past, GRG kept 8 D to begin the season and started centers on the 3rd & 4th lines. I think things will be different this year
     
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    I might buy the AHL package if Zadina, Ras, Veleno, Cholo, Lindstrom, and larsson are all getting first line/pairing/starts minutes.
     
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    Agreed, also I'm pretty sure that Svechnikov is no longer waiver exempt, so if we try to send him down my guess is he's as good as gone.
     
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    In addition to Hirose?
     
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    I think with his injury and not playing at all last year, he will be waiver exempt again.
     
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    Is Berggren in the SHL next season for sure?
     
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    I really like this idea

    and if the team is down and in need of a goal we could go

    Rasmussen - Veleno - Zadina

    at end of games???
     
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    Not waiver exempt by capfriendly.
     
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    Freep says otherwise:
    Evgeny Svechnikov won't play in Grand Rapids. That helps Detroit Red Wings

     
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