Linden Vey

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  1. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    Guy is tearing up the WHL. I was surprised he was an early cut from the Canadian Junior camp and appears to be taking it out on the WHL. Leads the league in scoring, 1st in assists, 4th in goals, 7th in plus/minus. He is only about 15th in PP points, so most of his damage is even strength.

    I think this guy is going to surprise in the NHL.
     
  2. R S

    R S @avs_tweets

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    He won't ever be a top 6 player, but he has enough depth to his game to be a legit 3rd liner at the next level. Fun player to watch too.
     
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    Frolov 6'3 Unregistered User

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    Indeed striking, just like he has almost 30 points more than the next player on the roster.
     
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    Helmethead Registered User

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    Why is this? He seems to have decent size, Is it his skating? I havn't seen him play to much.
     
  5. TheNorth

    TheNorth Better Call Saul

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    Just like Tyler Toffoli gets cut and now he is tearing up the O, these guys could have probably helped out Canada, but we'll never know
     
  6. AwesomePanthers

    AwesomePanthers Maybe next season

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    Toffoli was never cut, he wasn't invited.
     
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    It is a treat to watch Linden Vey perform on the ice. I agree with Wild GM.

    He has a touch of Pavel Datsyuk in his game. He is not physical but strips opponents of the puck left right and center. He posses an incredibly smart hockey sense, excellent body positioning in protecting pucks, a very hard shot accurate shot, and his stamina is very high. He can also thread 6 feet passes through defensman for offensive opportunities.

    To see him digg the puck out from the corner with a defenceman on his back, then stick-handling past a second defender in the middle of the ice and then passing the puck over to an open man is a common shift for Vey. He is not super flashy but his skill comes from hard work and smarts.

    I would project him as a 2nd line center. He has defensive skills that would be suited for a 3rd line center-man, however I think his offensive skills are good enough to eventually move up to the 2nd line.
     
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    I definitely would want to see the Ducks make a play and try to trade for him from the Kings and bring the tandem of Etem and Vey to the AHL/NHL; I'm pretty sure they could do some damage ;)
     
  9. Ogopogo*

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    I saw Vey play for the first time on Saturday night.

    He quarterbacks the Tigers powerplay and plays the entire 2 minutes. Neither of his assists were of the spectacular variety, routine passes from the point to a guy that blasted it in. His goal was a blast from about 45 feet away into the top corner - good shot.

    He played well but appear to be dominant or a real standout. This is only one game and I did see flashes of offensive talent; I suspect people in Medicine Hat could tell you more.

    The one game I have seen, he looked pretty good but I would have to see more to really understand how good he is.


    P.S. Etem was pretty invisible and I didn't see anything spectacular out of Pitlick. It is only one game so, I would assume they were both having a sub-par night.
     
  10. Nisku

    Nisku Registered User

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    Kid is a stud

    Watch him live over the weekend and the kid does it all, has a bright future!!!!
     

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