Prospect Info: Michael Pezzetta - 160th overall (2016 draft)

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  1. Agalloch

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    He has 4 pts in his first 2 games, is it the year when we finally understand why he was even drafted by the Canadiens ?

    What's the scouting report about him ?

    He needs to be signed before June 1st 2018 or we lose his rights.
     
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    I get different reports on him. Some say he's good but nothing special. Others say he's too undisciplined. And others say that if he does get his discipline under control, he can be a very effective player. I haven't watched him at all to form my own opinion on the kid.
     
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    I think he was originally drafted too high based on his grit, toughness and willingness to report to Sudbury. And he tried so hard to be a banger and tough guy that he forgot there's a puck on the ice. I think maturity and some discipline-related wake-up calls have started to re-shape his game. Sudbury needs more offence from him.

    He has good size and hits heavy and is not a lost cause offensively. But I fail to see how he'll ever be an effective NHLer with such limitations. He has a body like De la Rose, but not quite the smarts nor the (gulp) offence. He's a bit of a Tyler Biggs trying to find his niche. He'll need to grow leaps and bounds offensively to be on the radar.
     
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    So the chances of him being signed by the Habs are slim ?
     
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    My guess is they'll leave it to the very end of the season to make any call, but I think he'll need to put up a significant offensive season to have any shot. They've always liked his intangibles and how they translate to the pro game.
     
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    I only saw him once or twice last year and he didn't stand out much other then good size/strength, skating and speed if I recall correctly. He seemed to have some hands based off the little I saw, should get to see more of him. As a 6th rounder I don't expect anything, but a good season could get him a contract this summer.
     
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    20 pts in 18 games.

    He had 19 pts in 54 games last year.
     
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    Hope this guy could develop into a big physical bottom 6 players like we miss since forever.
     
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    Be sure to quote me if he does!

    But seriously, that article was a decent read. Pezzetta doesn't hold back in his interviews. I think he has NHL strength so if he can improve his skating and finishing he could be a solid 4th line center, no guarantees but he looks miles better than last season.
     
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    Pezzetta's story just shows how hard it is to judge 17 years old players. Some will never learn from their mistakes. This guy looks like he understood what he needed to do to be successful. That being said, he is now 19, so it will all depend on his progression. He was picked at #11 overall in OHL draft by Sudbury in 2014, so it's not like nobody ever saw something in him.
     
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    That was nice...

     
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    I think he broke his jaw with that punch...
     
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    Is there a slim chance he'll end up a usefull bottom 6 forward at the NHL level?
     
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    And your post shows how hard it seems to be for some to understand how scoring works in the Junior level. That most likely every 4th year vet from the ones who make it to the NHL to the ones who are even just fillers at the AHL level, will most likely be PPG during their last Junior year.

    That being said, everybody wishes that we have a real solid, fast skating, tough and gritty 3rd or 4th liner that would hit and would score from time to time. So if he brings THAT play with him till the NHL...it will be a win. Until then, while it's preferable to see him succeed at the Junior level than not, it means NOTHING as far as if he will be or not a succesful NHL player. As of now, it's great to see him being able to follow Kyrou who has 73 points in 35 games. But it's also an indication as to why he will rack the points as well. Though, he didn't have a Kyrou in Sudbury and was close to PPG, which is probalby what is more impressive. So when things don't go too well, we should learn to not be too hasty....but when things seem to be doing so great, some learn to not bash too soon....'cause it could come back....Did you say the same thing about how people were not counting Matt Bradley as a good prospect, and then he went PPG.....so we never learn from our mistakes until...he wasn't signed? I remember saying at the first dev. camp how Addison looked way more like the 5th rounder and Bradley the 7th.....and yet where are we today?

    I caught one 1 game of his this year when he was mostly invisible but I will try to catch some more. Should be great to see him along who we should really target in a trade in Kyrou.
     
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    There is always a chance. But it has nothing to do with a 4th year vet racking some points. It has everything to do with his development, his seriousness and competitiveness and how he'll adapt to higher leagues. He has the speed and the grit to move up. But first, we will need to sign him. I was clearly not a fan of that pick....but today, I would sign him. For the different things that he brings and based on how poor our pool is. At worst, he'd help Laval.
     
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    Kyrou with Pezzetta and Thomas with Bitten. Two Blues prospects I would like to see them target in a trade.

    Agree with all of this. I think he's earned himself an ELC. He may end up a career AHL'er who can warrant a call up. And I think that would still be a good pick for a 6th rounder, 160th overall.

    He does have tools that can help him make it to the NHL, he's got speed, plays with some jam, drives the net, and has a knack for deflecting the puck (something Shaw is good at). But he's not a sure bet.
     
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    He's an AHL contract to me. No way would I waste a valuable contract spot on him.
     
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    The day they don't sign Bradley is the day that it makes you believe that they will be prudent with those contracts...yet....we've wasted so many contracts and still are....maybe I'd make that exception for a guy who plays that style of play. Maybe. I would most definately let the season go and see how he handles himself in the playoffs. And IT HAS to go BEYOND production...something some don't seem to understand.

    But yeah, maybe AHL contract would be fine too. NO prob with that.
     
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    I would like to see what kind of playoffs he has. They signed Waked to an NHL contract and he looks terrible in the AHL though not his fault as he should be in the ECHL same for Bourque.
     
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    Look no further than Antoine Waked. Similar type of player, huge spike in production in his final year. We give him an ELC and he's just a bland bottom line player in the AHL.
     
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    Antoine Waked is a response to the Q guys they missed. Just like when they signed the famous Dany Massé in response to the famous Yannick Riendeau Boston had taken before them. For me, Waked was a solid player....like...solidly build, but was nothing special indeed. But we missed Gourde, missed Marchessault, missed a few picks....hey let's sign Waked. Something they don't seem to be obligated to do elsewhere. Reason why they didn't sign Bradley....reall wonder if they not have signed a Q guy if he would have had as many points as Bradley did....So, I would believe Waked is politics.

    And now, we are about to miss on Barré-Boulet.....not saying he's the second coming of Marchessault...kid is small like crazy...but his hockey sense is off the charts.

    But Waked was not and will never be known for his natural talent. And yes...it's surely what you mean when you talk about Pezzetta...
     
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    Agree. ECHL'er for now...and maybe for life.
     
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    Pezze-**** with a garbagetacular playoffs.
     
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    Remember when people were getting excited about a D+2 going almost ppg in the OHL?

    I member.
     
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