Joe Stejskal, Andrew Conboy and Scott Kishel

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  1. Harry Kakalovich

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    Hey There, I was wondering if there are any fans out there who have some insight on the Americans selected by the Habs, especially the three Minnesota boys from the late rounds: Joe Stejskal, Andrew Conboy, and Scott Kishel?
    I have seen McDonagh from the W-U18 tourney (he looked good!), but I haven't seen or heard much about the other three. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Joe Stejskal is a big strong kid with a mean streak. Nothing special in his game. A stay at home defensemen.

    Again a broken record with the MNHS league. Yes Erik Rasmussen was a physical force and it did not translate. Its also the same league that Ballard, Oshie, Erik Johnson, Mueller played in too. So i do not want to sound like what he did in high school is average and anyone who is anyone can do it. Nor do i want to sound like he was a rock for a solid Grand Rapids team and he will have success based on that. He is a project and if he fills out and can continue his style. He may be a servicable 5-7 d man one day.
     
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    I was trying to figure out why Conboy isn't going to Nebraska-Omaha next year, just wondering. Also I read that the Portland Winterhawks were trying to get him to play for them, any chance that happens?

    Kishel put up good numbers, guess I will be following the USHL next year. I think I saw Stejskal as I know I saw Grand Rapids this year but I don't recall him and while I taped some games I can't find any GR games. I will be watching him at Dartmouth next year though as I've been watching the Big Green for the past 3 years since JT Wyman has been on the team.
     
  4. Harry Kakalovich

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    Thanks mn_g. Grand Rapids went to the finals in the high school hockey tourney, vs. Cretin-Durham, right? How did Stejskal play in the playoffs? Did he step his game up a notch? Was he one of the leaders?
     
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    I'm intrigued by Conboy.

    Timmins has said more than once that he loves players who increase their production in their draft years.

    Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
    2004-05 Victory Honda Midget MWEHL 22 1 3 4 68
    2005-06 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL 51 7 8 15 158
    2006-07 Omaha Lancers USHL 56 25 25 50 105

    That's quite an increase in production.. He's a big kid, on our left side.. with Pacioretty and Latendresse.. pretty scary.
     
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    The played Cretin two years ago in the championship. This year they lost to Roseau. On the way to finals last year they best Roseau. This year on the way they beat Cloquet and Edina. In a one series when white was healthy Grand Rapids might have been the best team in the state. Stejskal stepped up as much as he could. He is not a difference maker but he played very well defensivly. He did anything he could to help his team win. By example he did lead. The problem with some AA teams is they are not that deep. After three games in three days it took its toll on a not deep Rapids team. And after winning close games to get the finals they looked gased.
     
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    From what i heard Conboy is a hard hitting guy who isnt affraid to fight. His skating isnt that bad. Maybe 3rd or 4th line players.
     
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    I think Omaha already had all of their spots filled/scholarship money allotted when Conboy committed.

    I really like Stejskal as a prospect. He's going to be a really nice pick.

    I'm not as sure with Kishel. He's got talent, but he's got a long ways to go as a hockey player before pro hockey becomes a consideration.
     
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    Kishel and Stejskal are almost polar opposites. Kishel is an offensive defenseman. Not very big, not very physical. But handles the puck well and is a nice skater.

    Stejskal is big, physical, and likes to hit. He isn't as good handling the puck and making plays but he does have a good hard shot and makes use of it on one timers.

    I would doubt Kishel makes it the to NHL but I think Stejskal has a decent chance to make it.
     
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    Thanks for the comments mn_g and others. It really helps guys like me (and I'm sure a lot of other Montrealers) who don't get a chance to see these guys play. Please keep em coming.

    I haven't heard much about Conboy - I guess he played in Omaha of the USHL. Anybody see what kind of player he is? His stats don't look too bad 25 goals and 50 points.
     
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    This is what I'm always looking for in a prospect too. If he doubles his numbers, it's usually a very, VERY good sign and you are right to be high on Conboy. Successful NHLers often follow this trend.
     

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