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2012-13 Prospect Thread

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Good to see boucher still producing without galcheniuk

9 pts in 4 games. I know it's a small sample size, but it is very encouraging

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It's nice to see Boucher consistently putting up points this year since he did that in bunches last year. His longest pointless streaks are 4 games and 3 games, other than that he's been money.

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Noteworthy, Boucher is the first player to reach 30 goals in the OHL this season, obviously leading the league!

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Saturday 1/5

WJC

USA defeated Sweden 3-1 to win Gold

Blake Pietila LW: E, 1 Shot, 4/7 Faceoffs

WJC: 7 GP 0-2-2 +5 0 PIM 1.57 SH/GP 62.50 FO%

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand defeated Rimouski 5-3

Stefan Matteau LW: +1, 6 Shots, 2/3 Faceoffs, 4 Hits

OHL

Sarnia defeated Erie 5-4 (SO)

Reid Boucher LW: 2 Goals (1 PP), Assist (PP), -1, Scored in SO

Kitchener lost to London 3-2

Ben Thomson LW: -2, 4 PIM (Roughing, Cross Checking)

WHL

Swift Current defeated Lethbridge 3-2 (SO)

Reece Scarlett D: 2 Assists (1 PP), +1

Graham Black C: -1, Scored in SO

Kelowna defeated Prince George 8-4

Damon Severson D: Assist, E

NCAA

Wisconsin defeated Alaska-Anchorage 1-0

Joe Faust D: +1, 2 Shots

North Dakota defeated Holy Cross 3-2

Derek Rodwell RW: DNP (Injured)

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So with that Boucher has surpassed last year's stats in 28 fewer games.

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Reid Boucher's streak of 7 games with at least 2 points was snapped today as he was held off the scoresheet in a 2-1 Sarnia win vs. Niagara.

thats still a "good" bad news in my book

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Devils prospects who didn't end up on WJ team really came out strong after not making it.

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Sunday 1/6

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand lost to Chicoutimi 1-0

Stefan Matteau LW: E, 4 PIM (Tripping, Slashing), 3 Shots, 2/3 Faceoffs, 2 Hits

Season: 33 GP 18-10-28 +20 65 PIM 15.52 SH% 3.52 SH/GP 50.82 FO% 44 Hits

OHL

Sarnia defeated Niagara 2-1 (SO)

Reid Boucher LW: -1, Scored in SO* 1st Star

Season: 40 GP 30-22-52 +16 34 PIM

Concludes an 8 game streak with 9 goals, 9 assists, and +11.

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Hopefully, that shoot-out goal for Black helps him break the slump he's been on.\

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Just noticed the Michigan - Bowling Green game will be on Big Ten Network at 7:40 tonight. Chance to see Jon Merrill play his first real game and paired with Trouba.

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Tuesday 1/8

OHL

Kitchener defeated Guelph 6-2

Ben Thomson LW: E, 17 PIM (Roughing x3, Unsportsmanlike, Check to Head, Instigator, Fighting, Misconduct)

Season: 39 GP 8-8-16 -9 83 PIM

NCAA

Michigan lost to Bowling Green 5-1

Jon Merrill D: E, 1 Shot, 3 Blocks (1st regular season game)

#1 Minnesota defeated #2 Notre Dame 4-1

Seth Helgeson D: E

Season: 20 GP 0-3-3 E 28 PIM 0.90 SH/GP 26 Blocks

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Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson: "I will say in defense it was Jon Merrill's first game back and he played well and he played a lot."

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I only watched the first period of the game since it was hard to watch Michigan since they were all out of sorts. I wouldn't want to judge Merrill in his first game back but it was great to see him on the first pair and playing on the top PP unit. It was obvious he was rusty but he still showed flashes of being the player he can be.

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I wrote this over at HF:

I watched most of Merrill's third period. Michigan lost 5-1, so I guess everyone played pretty crappy, but Merrill in the 3rd period should of had 2 assists.

Merrill had a faux-shot pass that froze the goalie and gave his teammate a wide open net to shovel the puck into but the guy couldn't get a handle on the puck. Merrill also found a seam during a PP that created a 2 on 0 for Michigan from the blue line in, they screwed up their pass and didn't really get a shot off.

Overall, for the only 1 period I saw, he skated really nicely, had good positioning in the defensive zone, and seemed to see the ice well on both sides of the puck.

That period by Michigan was horrible though. Their opponents were playing good systematic, disciplined hockey while Michigan looked like it had no system of game plan whatsoever, just everyone trying to make the best 1 on 1 play they can at every moment. Maybe things looked different when it was 0-0 as compared to 5-1.

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I know +/- doesn't mean crap, but the fact that he and Trouba had an even rating in a blowout is a good sign

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Yeah I was barely watching but every time Bowling Green scored I'd look up to see if Merrill was on the ice.

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Wednesday 1/9

OHL

Sarnia lost to Sault Ste. Marie 3-1

Reid Boucher LW: Goal, -2* 2nd Star

Season: 41 GP 31-22-53 +14 34 PIM

Owen Sound lost to Erie 4-3

Artur Gavrus F: DNP (Apparently Saturday will be his 1st game)

WHL

Swift Current defeated Red Deer 5-2

Reece Scarlett D: Goal, E

Season: 39 GP 6-17-23 -1 26 PIM

Graham Black C: Assist, E

Season: 42 GP 16-15-31 -4 12 PIM

Kelowna defeated Victoria 6-1

Damon Severson D: Goal, 2 Assists (Both PP), +2, 2 PIM (Holding)* 1st Star

Season: 41 GP 6-26-32 +16 46 PIM

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Does merril look better than Trouba?

I'd love to hear someone like Jas0n MacIsaac or any of the other people here that get to follow prospects chime in on this. I've only seen Merrill play a handful of games last year between the WJC and Michigan and just Trouba in the most recent WJC. I don't feel qualified to compare them based on viewings that limited but I'd say both their ceilings are really high with Trouba more likely to get there.

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I'd love to hear someone like Jas0n MacIsaac or any of the other people here that get to follow prospects chime in on this. I've only seen Merrill play a handful of games last year between the WJC and Michigan and just Trouba in the most recent WJC. I don't feel qualified to compare them based on viewings that limited but I'd say both their ceilings are really high with Trouba more likely to get there.

damn i really don't want minnesota to become "too good" i want to see Zach and Sutter fail miserably... but truth is they'll have a pretty good team in the next few years with all their top prospects coming in... granlund, coyle, trouba, philips, larsson, Brodin... adding to the young core they have parise, koivu, setogochi, cullen...etc

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damn i really don't want minnesota to become "too good" i want to see Zach and Sutter fail miserably... but truth is they'll have a pretty good team in the next few years with all their top prospects coming in... granlund, coyle, trouba, philips, larsson, Brodin... adding to the young core they have parise, koivu, setogochi, cullen...etc

trouba was drafted by the winnipeg jets - the wild drafted matthew dumba.

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Thursday 1/10

QMJHL

Blainville-Boisbriand lost to PEI 5-2

Stefan Matteau LW: -1, 5 PIM (Fighting), 4 Shots, 1/2 Faceoffs

Season: 34 GP 18-10-28 +19 70 PIM 15.0 SH% 3.53 SH/GP 44 Hits 50.81 FO%

OHL

Windsor defeated Brampton 3-0

Ben Johnson LW: Goal (PP), E

Season: 40 GP 10-8-18 -11 16 PIM

Half of his points have come from December on: 6-3-9 in 12 games.

Kitchener lost to Peterborough 3-2 (SO)

Ben Thomson LW: -1, 5 PIM (Fighting)

Season: 40 GP 8-8-16 -10 88 PIM

Owen Sound lost to Niagara 3-2 (SO)

Artur Gavrus F: DNP (1st game Saturday)

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trouba was drafted by the winnipeg jets - the wild drafted matthew dumba.

godamnit youre right i ALWAYS mix up those 2

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