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#1 LucifersDog

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:20 AM

Looks like we have a winner

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

I think he will return to school. Can anyone here really see this guy going pro this year? He may be ready but the NHL team is overflowing and I think it may be better for him to finish a full college season after his "half-season" before heading to the AHL.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

I think he will return to school. Can anyone here really see this guy going pro this year? He may be ready but the NHL team is overflowing and I think it may be better for him to finish a full college season after his "half-season" before heading to the AHL.


Just hope he doesn't pull a Justin Schultz.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

Stay in school. No room for him here. Salvador signing pisses me off. A road block for next year as well.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

Just hope he doesn't pull a Justin Schultz.


Again. He's coming to development camp. Schultz never did that. He'd have to stay in college for another 2 years.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Just hope he doesn't pull a Justin Schultz.


While we don't really know much, from his quotes, he doesn't really sound like a guy who wants to de-register from Michigan and it sounds as if he is looking forward to NJ. Of course over the past couple years he may have had his thinking privileges revoked and Lou might be writing all his material.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

Merrill, Larsson, Urbom, Gelinas, Burlon, Fayne...

I'm really excited for our D in the years ahead!
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Merrill, Larsson, Urbom, Gelinas, Burlon, Fayne...

I'm really excited for our D in the years ahead!



Looks good to me. Do not know a whole lot about Gelinas and Burlon. What is the scoop on them?
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:34 PM

Looks good to me. Do not know a whole lot about Gelinas and Burlon. What is the scoop on them?


I'm sure some of our resident prospect experts can give you a breakdown of them, but I've heard nothing but good things on those two. They seem to get overlooked. Urbom and Tao were always ahead on the depth chart, but with Tao gone and these two a year older, I'm sure they'll be knocking on the door.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

Looks good to me. Do not know a whole lot about Gelinas and Burlon. What is the scoop on them?

From what I've read Burlon is a solid all around defensemen. Comparable to Greene. He isn't amazing in any one aspect but solid throughout.

Gelinas has a good shot and is more offensive and I think he led the AHL in goals for defensemen or at least was up there.


Breaking down our D prospects I see it like this:
Solid all around: Burlon, Severson, Larsson
Solid defensively: Urbom, Fayne (isn't a prospect but hes young still)
Solid offensively: Merril, Scarlett, Gelinas

I don't know why Lou signed Harrold to a one way deal (maybe it was two way?). We now have Volchenkov, Zidlicky, Salvador, Tallinder, Greene, Fayne, Harrold, and Larsson. Even if we trade one we still will be jammed up. I was hoping Urbom/Gelinas could make the jump this year.

Down the line...

Larsson-Urbom
Merril-Fayne
Gelinas-Scarlett

I can hope. I doubt that actually happens, very rarely do you see that many prospects pan out.

Edited by Mayday, 18 July 2012 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

I want to a see an all prospect defense in one of the preseason games lol I have never been this exicited to see a group of players devlop.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

I want to a see an all prospect defense in one of the preseason games lol I have never been this exicited to see a group of players devlop.

I think some teams do it but I would like a 4 team (NJ, NYI, NYR, Philly) rookie tournament where the prospects and showcase what they got in several games instead of a couple of scrimmages.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:20 PM

I want to a see an all prospect defense in one of the preseason games lol I have never been this exicited to see a group of players devlop.


Hopefully there will be pre-season games this year. We definitely have a good group of defensive prospects in the system, with Merrill at or near the top. Our defensive depth chart is certainly much different than it was 3 + years ago.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:29 PM

if there is a lockout can larsson play in the ahl? if so larsson, urbom, gelinas, burlon, and even merril if he turns pro would absoutely dominate.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

if there is a lockout can larsson play in the ahl? if so larsson, urbom, gelinas, burlon, and even merril if he turns pro would absoutely dominate.


I believe so. His rookie contract is a 2 way contract so they should be able to send him to Albany to play until the lockout is resolved.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

if there is a lockout can larsson play in the ahl? if so larsson, urbom, gelinas, burlon, and even merril if he turns pro would absoutely dominate.


Last lockout there was a games limit. I believe it was 70 regular season games and the player was ineligible to play in the AHL - Paul Martin fell just over this, and so he played elsewhere that year. David Hale played in the minors with 65 games played. I *think* Larsson would be eligible for the AHL, it depends on what he and the team would want to do in that eventuality.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

Last lockout there was a games limit. I believe it was 70 regular season games and the player was ineligible to play in the AHL - Paul Martin fell just over this, and so he played elsewhere that year. David Hale played in the minors with 65 games played. I *think* Larsson would be eligible for the AHL, it depends on what he and the team would want to do in that eventuality.

I know Lou always pushes for more school, but what do you think the chances Lou tries to get Merrill to play in Albany next year? If there is a lockout, the AHL will be a much better league than normally. I think it would be a perfect year for him to turn pro and play along side Larsson
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

I know Lou always pushes for more school, but what do you think the chances Lou tries to get Merrill to play in Albany next year? If there is a lockout, the AHL will be a much better league than normally. I think it would be a perfect year for him to turn pro and play along side Larsson


I don't think he will push Merrill to go pro. I think he will leave the decision to him without any direct influence. It wont hurt Merrill or us to have him go back to college for one more year and look for next year as his target arrival in Albany, and hopefully in NJ fulltime by 14-15.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

I know Lou always pushes for more school, but what do you think the chances Lou tries to get Merrill to play in Albany next year? If there is a lockout, the AHL will be a much better league than normally. I think it would be a perfect year for him to turn pro and play along side Larsson


I'm not sure Lou pushes for kids to stay in school. I think Lou doesn't push the kids in either direction, and compared to almost every other GM that just makes it look like he's pushing towards school.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

EDIT: Wrong thread!

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