LW Jake Neighbours - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL (2020 Draft)

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  1. landy92mack29

    landy92mack29 Fire Sakic

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    Highly skilled kid who has a pretty well rounded game already and good size at 5'11 and 201 lbs. He got a taste of the WHL last year getting into 11 games and contributing 4 assists in those games. He's started his rookie year off well so far as he has a goal and 4 assists through the first 7 games. I've watched 3 of those games and I've been impressed by him while he seems to be earning the coaches trust pretty fast. He's someone I look forward to tracking these next couple years.


    Jake Neighbours at eliteprospects.com
     
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    Misread that as "Lake Neighbours". Was like, thats an incredible name.
     
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    This kid just needs to work on his defensive game. Like the saying goes, good defenses make good Neighbours.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    This kid is built. Plays much stronger than everyone else on the ice. I just wonder if he's not an early maturer physically. He's not all about being stronger than everyone. There's first round talent, but I wonder how much that'll factor into his development.
     
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    His IQ is his strongest asset. For me he and Guhle are the best 2002's in Western Canada.
     
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    Yeah I agree. Though 2020 doesn't seem as weak as I thought it might early on for the WHL. McClennon, Sourdif, Jarvis, Zary, Finley, Schneider, Rhinehart and Garand all look pretty good. Not as strong as our 2019 crop but still an above average crop for the WHL.
     
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    I still see it as weak (not as bad as 2108). Most of the guys you listed I think are nothing more then Junior players. Fortunately the 2021 draft should be another strong year for Western Canada.
     
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    The WHL is looking strong for the future. Now that Wong has committed to the Rockets it's looking much better. Wong, Guenther, Stringer, Lambos, Stankoven, Crnkovic, Tschigerl, Allan, Uchacz all look pretty good. If not for Wong and Lambos 2021 would be a pretty average crop though with no real challengers for the top 5 IMO.

    It's virtually impossible to claim someone is nothing more than a Junior player at this age though. Far to soon for that. That's just as crazy as saying they are a guaranteed NHLer.
     
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