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BoSox3066
06-23-2018, 05:22 PM
No skaters drafted? Seems not good.

Drew S.
06-23-2018, 06:31 PM
He was #4 in the final central scouting rankings for North American goalies, I was stunned he fell that far. I expected him taken in the fourth or fifth round. Lingering injury concerns perhaps?

Played in a weak league.

walrus
06-23-2018, 07:39 PM
I do. It's gonna end up in our net unless the big boys open ice him when they can.
Thats going to happen by more players than just Wahlstrom.

BlackI
06-23-2018, 11:15 PM
Interview of Matt Thiessen while at Dubuque(USHL) main camp...
https://twitter.com/fightingsaints/status/1010286005818134528?s=19

Article on Vancouver Courier...
http://www.vancourier.com/pass-it-to-bulis/canucks-grab-a-goaltender-matthew-thiessen-in-the-seventh-round-of-the-2018-draft-1.23346734

Ma#1ne Hky
06-24-2018, 06:55 AM
He was #4 in the final central scouting rankings for North American goalies, I was stunned he fell that far. I expected him taken in the fourth or fifth round. Lingering injury concerns perhaps?A few weeks before the Draft I figured he'd be Drafted in the late 4th or late 5th round, then after watching the NHL Network for a couple weeks leading into the Draft, I thought with so many goaltenders available that he would not even get Drafted and if he did it would be late 6th or 7th round....either way he did get selected which means some team or teams saw something they liked....next he needs to heal up on his late season injury, get ready for the MJHL { possible @ USHL?} play and head to Maine to team up with Swayman in 2019-20 season.

BlackI
06-24-2018, 10:10 AM
Exactly. With the increase in talent and depth at the NCAA level over the past decade-plus NHL teams are happy to let drafted players develop in NCAA. Pearson is a good example of that - 15 years ago he leaves after sophomore year. Also, players who go un-drafted are realizing the power of patience when it comes to negotiating and not jumping at the first offer. 10 years ago Tralmaks jumps at his first or second offer and maybe plays one or two seasons in NCAA. Instead players like Zack Aston-Reese are proving that if you wait and drive your stock up over a 3 or 4 seasons that more teams start bidding for services and you can get a better offer and situation. Even drafted players are more frequently waiting for graduation so they can become free agents and choose the best situation for themselves (much to the ire of major juniors). The post 2005 NHL-CBA world initially favored the teams but now the player's hockey advisers and agents have figured out how to sway deals in the player's favor. I think this is good for college hockey as it has a positive feedback on talent and competition on the ice. Although, I do expect a future CBA to curb some of this - even though NHL headquarters moved to New York the CHL still has a lot of clout.

Speaking of Tralmaks, evidently he has been invited to 10 nhl development camps.
https://twitter.com/MarkDivver/status/1008885460280672256?s=19

Ma#1ne Hky
06-24-2018, 10:57 AM
Speaking of Tralmaks, evidently he has been invited to 10 nhl development camps.
https://twitter.com/MarkDivver/status/1008885460280672256?s=19He has the talents, he tends to be a streaky type player {imo}….points of the game he is in all there plays and then there are times he's not visible….he still needs seasoning and a good place is College Hockey for another 2 season, this year and next.

BlackI
06-24-2018, 08:09 PM
A few weeks before the Draft I figured he'd be Drafted in the late 4th or late 5th round, then after watching the NHL Network for a couple weeks leading into the Draft, I thought with so many goaltenders available that he would not even get Drafted and if he did it would be late 6th or 7th round....either way he did get selected which means some team or teams saw something they liked....next he needs to heal up on his late season injury, get ready for the MJHL { possible @ USHL?} play and head to Maine to team up with Swayman in 2019-20 season.

Not sure, this article claims he's back in MJHL for another season. My guess is Dubuque gives him a shot to play into the roster early in the season. But, who knows.

https://www.straight.com/news/1094256/recapping-vancouver-canucks-2018-draft

BlackI
06-24-2018, 08:12 PM
He has the talents, he tends to be a streaky type player {imo}….points of the game he is in all there plays and then there are times he's not visible….he still needs seasoning and a good place is College Hockey for another 2 season, this year and next.

Let's hope you are correct. If you are wrong you owe me a beer. If you are right Walrus owes me a beer.

Ma#1ne Hky
06-25-2018, 02:46 AM
Let's hope you are correct. If you are wrong you owe me a beer. If you are right Walrus owes me a beer.A win/win situation for you...……...or 1 bag of pucks and 1 left and 1 right handed stick to be named later.

BlackI
06-25-2018, 03:26 AM
A win/win situation for you...……...or 1 bag of pucks and 1 left and 1 right handed stick to be named later.

:)

Watched nesn tonight where they showcased Samoset, Sugarloaf, and Bell Grade Lake...

Must be the off season where I am playing golf. :) Four!

Bhall44
06-25-2018, 02:54 PM
USA Hockey Boy Select 17 (2001) development camp kicks of Wednesday. Nick Capone and Josh Langford are teamed up together for Team Black.

BlackI
06-25-2018, 06:27 PM
This article by Larry states Thiessen is playing for Dubuque(USHL)
https://bangordailynews.com/2018/06/25/sports/professional-sports/umaine-goaltender-prospect-selected-by-canucks-in-nhl-draft/

Bhall44, do you think Drobot is coming in this season? I saw you have it that way on your roster projection chart. But I saw he attended Fargo camp, and he is considered the top returning center for them.

NorthMike
06-25-2018, 07:40 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't care what wahlstrom does? He isnt coming to Maine so .....I dont doubt he is going to be good, probably walk right around Maines d every time they play.

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Who?

Bhall44
06-26-2018, 07:07 AM
This article by Larry states Thiessen is playing for Dubuque(USHL)
https://bangordailynews.com/2018/06/25/sports/professional-sports/umaine-goaltender-prospect-selected-by-canucks-in-nhl-draft/

Bhall44, do you think Drobot is coming in this season? I saw you have it that way on your roster projection chart. But I saw he attended Fargo camp, and he is considered the top returning center for them.

The only way Thiessen is not in Dubuque this fall is if he doesn't want to be there. Drobot is likely to head back to Fargo but as this point is not a lock - by end of July we will know for sure, if not sooner. To remove the "guess work" out of the roster projection I require pretty overwhelming evidence from both media and industry colleagues before making a change.

BlackI
06-26-2018, 06:34 PM
The only way Thiessen is not in Dubuque this fall is if he doesn't want to be there. Drobot is likely to head back to Fargo but as this point is not a lock - by end of July we will know for sure, if not sooner. To remove the "guess work" out of the roster projection I require pretty overwhelming evidence from both media and industry colleagues before making a change.

Ok, sounds fair. Are the others listed as USHL locks at this point? If so it is encouraging to see so many playing in what is the best league for NCAA recruits.

Bhall44
06-27-2018, 06:33 AM
Ok, sounds fair. Are the others listed as USHL locks at this point? If so it is encouraging to see so many playing in what is the best league for NCAA recruits.

Actual "Locks" don't happen until first week of October when teams have to drop rosters down to 23 before start of regular season. July 9, when USHL teams have to submit 30 man protected lists, is the next best thing to a lock. I have listed, to use legal jargon, "beyond a reasonable doubt" locations. A lot can happen between now and the start of the season.

NorthMike
06-28-2018, 06:31 PM
http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/jason-botchford-did-canucks-steal-their-goalie-of-the-future-in-dallas-draft

BlackI
06-28-2018, 06:47 PM
http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/jason-botchford-did-canucks-steal-their-goalie-of-the-future-in-dallas-draft

That is a good read. Thanks for the link.

I see Thiessen is on Canucks camp roster.
https://twitter.com/NHLVanProspects/status/1011775572639281153?s=19

Also, here is a good interview of Dallas Farrell. He is very well spoken...
https://twitter.com/BCHLExpress/status/1007004366383902720?s=19

BlackI
07-01-2018, 01:55 PM
Who?

Maybe with Tavares signing with Toronto, Whalstrom jumps to pro hockey without ever playing in ncaa?

https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1012492912825753600?s=19