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#21 ohms law

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

Yea, I wouldn't trade his rights for anything. Either he'll be a top 3 defenseman in a few years, or he'll be a bust...

I'd definitely talk to him about playing for someone else after this season, though (assuming that the issue he's having at Michigan is something that other teams can live with or deal with... which, having no idea what it is, makes it impossible to guess what's actually going to happen).

Edited by ohms law, 05 January 2012 - 06:52 PM.

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#22 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

Yea, I wouldn't trade his rights for anything. Either he'll be a top 3 defenseman in a few years, or he'll be a bust...

I'd definitely talk to him about playing for someone else after this season, though (assuming that the issue he's having at Michigan is something that other teams can live with or deal with... which, having no idea what it is, makes it impossible to guess what's actually going to happen).


It would be nearly 85% chance he is signed and placed assigned to Albany next season. The faster they sign him the faster they can get him help for his problem as well.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

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TheWolverine.com reporting that Devils' prospect Jon Merrill has been reinstated from his suspension at U.Michigan and will play tonight.


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#24 ohms law

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:33 PM

yay!
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

That is good news
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#26 ohms law

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

From: Devils prospect Jon Merrill back playing for University of Michigan

Devils 2010 draft pick Jon Merrill was reinstated by the University of Michigan and played his first game of the CCHA season in a 4-2 victory over Lake Superior State Friday night.

Merrill, who was plus-3 and had two assists in the game, served a 22-game suspension for violating team rules. He had played for Team USA in the recently-completed world junior championships in Canada.

Merrill, a 6-3, 210-pound sophomore defenseman, was the Devils' first pick (38th overall) in the 2010 entry draft.

In his first appearance for the University of Michigan since he played 42 games last season, Merrill was greeted by chants of "Jon-y Mer-ril" by the Yost Ice Arena crowd.


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#27 ohms law

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

https://twitter.com/#!/cmasisak22/status/160456977909157889
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UM coach Red Berenson said #Devils prospect Jon Merrill plays like Nick Lidstrom. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said he's the best d-man in NCAA.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

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"Ohio State coach Mark Osiecki, who has coached Merrill before in international play, said after Michigan's 4-0 win Sunday in Cleveland at the Frozen Diamond Faceoff he thinks Merrill is the best defenseman in the country."

Merrill said. "I don't know when it is going to happen, but that would be special. I was really fortunate to be drafted by that organization. They've been supportive with everything I've gone through. I couldn't ask for anything better."

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

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Merrill is a gifted passer, and he's able to control the game on the breakout and on the power play by making strong decisions.

"He's got an NHL hockey IQ, so when he gets the puck he knows what to do with it," Berenson said. "He doesn't beat you with speed or anything else. He's like Nick Lidstrom."



Looks like he will be plugging a huge hole here someday.
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#30 SS-SS

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

I'm always asking myself the same questions with those type of players. Do you bring him to the big club right away ? "NHL hockey IQ"

or you make him go through the whole process ? Also does his attitude (suspensions) have something to do with that ?
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

i hope merrill and larsson form a nice foundation for us down the road.
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