Top WHLers to Watch This Season

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  1. R S

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    http://whl-from-above.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-top-whlers-to-watch-this-season.html

    Wrote this last week and never linked it here, so here it is:

     
  2. RonTugnutt

    RonTugnutt Kesler is washed up

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    Great read, cheers.
     
  3. Kershaw

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    What was the big knock on McLogan? I am still shocked he fell to the Rangers, especially since he had a great playoffs and ended the season on a high note.

    Edit: Ooops! Thanks for the read!

    What can we expect from Jordan Weal, or Michael St.Croix? Both will probably get a ton of minutes on their respective clubs.
     
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    just wondering if you've seen any of Chance Braid in preseason?
     
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    I didn't even know Calgary drafted Victor Rask, let alone the fact that he'll be playing here this year. I definitely plan on going to a lot of Hitmen games this year, something I didn't do enough of last year.

    Also, for my money all 3 Reinhart's are players to watch this season. Definitely a Flames bias, but Max has taken great strides recently and I'm intrigued as to how he does this season.
     
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    dont forget mark stone and ryan murray
     
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    McNabb imo.
     
  8. R S

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    I didn't 'forget' anyone, these are simply my views as to who I can't wait to see.

    And I did see one game of Braid. He looked ok, but never stood out.
     
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    The issue that I (and some other scouts) ran into with McColgan is that he will have a hard time playing the same smash-mouth style at the pro level. He looks like the kind of player, to me, that will be a great junior player, but not do well in the pros (Nigel Dawes may be a good comparison here). I'm a fan of McColgan, but he'll need to develop some of the other areas of his game before he's ready to move on to the next level.

    On the topic at hand: nice article, RS ... some interesting notes in there. Looking forward to some WHL debates as the season wears on.

    EDIT: To add to your thoughts on Hunter Shinkaruk, I personally feel that if not for his late birthday, he'd be contending for a top-5 pick in this year's draft. The kid can flat out play.
     
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    I'm not sure if you meant current and former WHLers or if you are thinking of a different McNabb but Buffalo's Brayden McNabb will be playing with the Rochester Americans in the AHL this year. He is 20.
     
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    Brad Ross and Josh Nicholls.
     
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    Alessio Bertaggia scored 3 goals in his debut tonight. Another great Swiss player in the dub
     
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    I've been wanting to see him since last year during his Portland debacle. Glad he's here and glad he's playing well. Was definitely fun to watch tonight.
     
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    ryan nugent hopkins...
     
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    It is confirmed that Rask will play for the Hitmen this season. Said by both Rask and Jim Rutherford.
     
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    Apparently Eric Arnold of the Moose Jaw Warriors did well too in the preseason games.
     
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    Saw him twice.

    Was ok, nothing special. The Warriors don't have a ton of depth so he should play in a scoring role and should put up ok numbers. Still don't think he's much of a player though, very small.
     
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    He reported to them a couple days ago when he was cut from camp. He went out to Calgary this summer and met with their management and coaching staff and liked what he saw.
     
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    from the edmonton oil kings dylan wruck and micheal st.croix could have big offensive years. kristians pelss could surprise alot of ppl as well, good speed and skill and has a tenacity around the net
     
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    Brendan Gallagher has completely impressed in Habs camp + games. He played on a line with pacioretty and gomez tonight vs Sens.
    he's even a long shot to get 9 games in with some of the injuries up front. this kid is great for his size. he will easily put up 45+ goals in the W this year
     
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    If RNH is not sent back St.Croix barring injury will win scoring title book it.
     
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    Nice to see Chandler Stephensen went 2 and 2 tonight. Regina getting Davidson back is huge for them as well. I thought he had a chance to stick with OKC this year.
     
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