Players committed to Michigan Tech

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  1. Shirtless Guy

    Shirtless Guy Registered User

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    I was wondering if some of the people on this board could answer some questions for me. If you have any information on the following players please post a reply:

    Mike VanWagner-D Chicago (USHL)
    Ryan Angelow-C Oakville (OPJHL)
    Geoff Kinrade-D Cowichan Valley (BCHL)
    John Schwarz-D Ft.McMurray (AJHL)
    Michael Teslak-G Prince George (BCHL)
    Justin St.Louis-C Trail (BCHL)
    Phil Axtell-W Cedar Rapids (USHL)
    Eli Vlaisavljevich-D Lincoln (USHL)
    Alexandre Gagne-W Cowichan Valley (BCHL)


    now I have reports that Phil, Eli and Alexandre won't be coming to MTU until 2006 but I was just wondering what I can expect from these 3 players. What are their strengths and weaknesses? What style of game do they play? How are they on special teams? Will they be grinders or topliners?

    Thanks

    Shirtless Guy
     
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    I'm going to scout a game of Cedar Rapids April 2nd.

    One of the players i'll be watching is Phil Axtell.
     
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    Axtell is huge. He's listed anywhere from 6'5-6'6 and 250-260 lbs. That kind of size is hard to ignore (unless we're talking about Steve McKenna). He can brawl, but I don't think that's why MTU wants him. He was selected to the USHL All-Star game but couldn't play as he was out with a leg injury. I think he missed about 8 weeks with the injury, from which he's recently returned. This season he's scored 6 goals (on just 22 shots) and 5 assists in 25 games. The only "scouting report" I have on him is from a friend who saw him play once, so take that how you will. He said Axtell's skating isn't the greatest, but it's not terrible for a big ogre. I'd like to see the Pens grab him with a mid-round pick.

    P.S. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he went undrafted in 2004.
     
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    Can't say I've seen any of those players, but 'shirtless guy', if you're a tech fan could you share your thoughts on how Jordan Foote played this season?
     
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    I would have to say that I wasn't overly impressed with him. He only played in 13 games and the bulk of those were on the top 2 lines. From what I saw, he's an up and down winger, nothing flashy. He'll grind it out and use his size but that's about it. I have to admit I'm a little surprised he got drafted. I guess the size was a big reason why. Granted he's only going to be a sophomore but I think he's got alot of work to do.
     
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    I'm not suprised he got drafted, I think he will get his shot at the next level but I think he kind of got force to MTU last year instead of playing another year of juniors because of the Rangers(?). He needs to bulk up to get to a more comfortable playing weight. He was a lanky guy that was vulnerable to injury which was exactly what happen. I saw glimmers of skill but he didn't play much. I also was not able to attend as many games this year as I had hoped since I got a job in Ohio (saw 3 games he played in, 7 MTU games). He has the potential, it will be interesting to see how close he gets to it before he moves on to the AHL or whatever...
     
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    I think Gagne plays similar to Simon Gagne from the NHL.. extremely fast and skilled. He was the best player in Cow Valleys first round loss to Nanaimo with 2/3/5 in 4 games. He was their highest scorer during the regular season with 35 goals and 35 assists in 60 games. Skating is definetly his biggest asset though.
     
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    anyone have a list of players committed to UofM (michigan) and MSU?
     
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    Michigan
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    Travis Turnbull-RC 		Sioux City (USHL)	
    Steve Jakiel-G 		Lincoln (USHL)	(2006)
    Tyler Swystun-RC 		Camrose (AJHL)	
    Tristin Llewellyn-LD 	Indiana (USHL)	(2007)
    Billy Sauer-G 		Chicago (USHL)	
    Brandon Naurato-RW 	Omaha (USHL)	
    Dan Fardig-LW 		USNDPT U-18 Team	
    Tim Miller-LW 		Omaha (USHL)	
    Chris Summers-LD 		USNDPT U-17 Team(2006)
    Steve Kampfer-RD 		Sioux City (USHL)	(2006)
    Jason Bailey-RW 		USNDPT U-18 Team	
    Mark Mitera-LD 		USNDPT U-18 Team	
    Zach MacVoy-RC 		USNDPT U-18 Team	
    Andrew Cogliano-LC 	St.Mikes (OPJHL)	
    Jack Johnson-D 		USNDPT U-18 Team	
    Michigan State
    Code:
    Matt Shouneyia-LD 	Cleveland (NAHL)	
    Kurt Kivisto-RC 		Cleveland (NAHL)	
    Tim Crowder-RW 		Victoria (BCHL)	
    Justin Abdelkader-LC 	Cedar Rapids (USHL)	
    Jeff Lerg-G 		Omaha (USHL)	
    Tim Kennedy-LC 		Sioux City (USHL)	
    Nick Sucharski-LW 		Wexford (OPJHL)	
    Brandon Gentile-LD 	USNDPT U-18 Team	
    Ryan Turek-RD 		Omaha (USHL)	(2006)
     
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