Kevin Connauton

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  1. hbajwa96

    hbajwa96 Registered User

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    What's his potential? Mike Green type of player?

    Vancouver Giants: 69GP 24G 48A 72P
    Manitoba Moose: 29GP 7G 4A 11P

    He's got a booming shot from the point.

    I'm a big canucks fan, but i never got to see him while he was with the giants. Anyone know anymore about him?

    I think he'll make the team next year IMO
     
  2. Jack DiBiase

    Jack DiBiase Team Iceland Coach

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    I don't think he's anything like Green. I've seen very little of him, but to me, he looks like a poor man's Shea Weber.
     
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    Something like Johnny Boychuk
     
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    Perhaps Bryan Berard? Brings a ton of offense from the back end, but his defensive game is a major work in progress. Ideally he'd improve that enough to be a sound two-way defensemen. But I think he definitely has top four potential.
     
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    From the sound of it from people who have seen him in Manitoba, he is atleast two years away from NHL, because of his poor defensive play. But his offensive play is already at a level where he could be a key part of a NHL teams PP.
     
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    For those who haven't seen Connauton play for the Giants:
     
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    He's a classic case of where his stat line doesn't reflect his play but in a negative way. Great shot on the PP but is mighty adventurous in his own zone. Decent out break pass and hits occasionally.

    That being said I think he's got NHL potential.
     
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    Sounds like Joe Corvo to me.
     
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    I think he may even have a run with the Canucks next year. He has an incredible shot, very smart with the puck! I have seen him play twice this year and was impressed
     
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    Nah, he's not comparable to a top 4 puckmover/PP specialist, he's a Weber-lite, Berard or Green-lite. Which essentially is a PP specialist.

    If he's got NHL potential it's as a Bergeron or Corvo.
     
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    I don't see a great deal of similarity in your comparables. In particular, how does Shea Weber equate to a powerplay specialist?
     

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