RD Matt Dumba (2012, 7th overall, Minnesota)

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  1. R S

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    One of the top defenseman for the 2012 NHL draft is Matt Dumba. Doesn't seem to have his own thread yet, so I thought I would start one.

    I've only had a chance to see him live once and I really liked what I saw.

    Big right handed shot that hits like a truck and skates very well. A very physical edge to his game that has translated very well from Bantam into the WHL.

    Here's a little article about him from Dan Sallows today:

    http://dansallows.com/interview-mathew-dumba/

    A couple videos of him from the last 2 seasons:





    I like the Dion Phaneuf comparison quite a bit. To me he reminded me quite a bit of PK Subban too. Both pretty big guys, right handed shots that are both very solid both ways. Also both like to lower the boom every once in a while as well.

    Dumba might be the best open ice hitter in the WHL right now as a 16 year old. That's pretty impressive. I think that's why he draws a lot of comparisons to Phaneuf.
     
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    I agree with the Phaneuf comparison. Like Dion he runs around a bit too much to make the big hit, gets caught out of postion, and like most rookie dmen needs to work on his defence. He has a great tool box and if he puts it together could be the second best dman to come from the WHL in 2012. Very hi upside but still very raw.
     
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    Excellent prospect......fun to watch him play.
     
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    status update?


    Kids got good vision and smarts. needs to calm down slightly and take a breathe while on the ice, but fun too watch for sure.
     
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    He's back playing. Was out for about 5 or so games, but has been back for the last 4 games, and scored a goal last night in the Rebels 5-1 win over Calgary. (RNH got a hat trick)
     
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    He's already one of my fav prospects for the 2012 draft.

    This guy's going to be a good one.
     
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    At the 1:00 mark of that first video, it looked like he was Ulf Samuelsson with a flying knee there.

    He looks a lot like vintage Vladimir Konstantinov to me just from the highlights.
     
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    Looks a lot like Subban. I noticed him earlier his year. A definite standout defensively. Plays with a lot confidence, skill and "swagger". Has a hard shot, crisp accurate passes and is extremely mobile with the puck. Not too mention his unorthodox physical edge. Looks like he came from the Subban family. If i hadn't watched Jordan Subban play at the Winter games I might confuse this with him...:sarcasm:
     
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    Playing right now on Sportsnet for those interest. Man does he look like Subban out there. But boy is he wild. He is going to need to be reigned in a bit.
     
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    AwesomePanthers Maybe next season

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    Only TV? :(
     
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    Dumba Will Be Top 3-5 in 2012 Draft!!!

    Saw Matt Dumba(Red Deer Rebels)only once but came away very impressed. He held his own and actaully got into a fight with a tough guy on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Dumba going to be a highly prized prospect come the 2012 NHL draft and someone is going to get one helluva RD with definite shutdown capabilities even for a 16 year old. Tough as nails to boot and is afraid of no one and could be a PP guy too...
     
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    Hard to say he will be top 3-5 right now, 2012 is just too deep, especially on the blue line.

    I see big things from him in the future, and I think top 10-12 is as bold as I will go.
     
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    Big goal for Dumba against Calgary. A quick snapper off his off leg.
     
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    While he was playing forward. Wallin let the animal out of his cage we call defense. Great goal. Wicked release.

    He will go in the top 10 next year. He's a gift to whoever gets him.
     
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    who do you like more: Dumba or Ryan Murray?

    sorry for being off topic.. didnt wanna make an extra thread.
     
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    Murray. I like Murray as much as anyone in the 2012 draft though, along with Yakupov in Sarnia. Those are still my top 2 for 2012.

    I think Dumba is right there in the discussion with other potential top 10 guys though.

    Another guy that I like top 5 though is Griffin Reinhart in Edmonton. Pronger-esque he is.
     
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    ive heard a little about Reinhart. its kinda tough to get good info on these guys from where i live, but im interested in the process.

    another name: Codi Ceci - OHL d-man. you do more work around WHL players, but do what do you think about him? top 10/top 5?
     
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    I have seen Murray around 15 times this year and last year. I have seen Dumba around 10 times this year. For me its Murray, he is thrown out there in all situations.
    He is really a true all around dmen. The one knock I have on him is his shot could use some work. Dumba is at times a rover which can be a good thing or a bad thing. He has a hell of a shot, hard hitter and a great skater, but still has along way to go when it comes to playing in his own end. As I said before I think Murray is the best prospect to come from the WHL since 2003.
     
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    Never heard of this player before today when I read an article about him being the next Doughty. Decided to Google and found this thread. Seems like a very interesting prospect to watch out for
     
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    ^ just watched that video, going to be a very nice prospect to watch next year
     
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    With all these highlights videos, it sure has offensive talent. But, how is he in the defensive zone? I read the Subban comparison, Subban had a very poor defensive coverage in the Juniors.
     
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    Top 20 for sure, at this point.

    Some say higher.
     

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