Next Years Line-upJune 6 2010 at 2:17 PM
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This is my best guess at next years line possible line-up..
Connolly, Alex Forsberg(exceptional player status), Dombrowloski
Buonassisi, Bourke, Stanfield
Makin, Hirsche, Vlach,
Ausachak, Fraser, Rigby
Marencin ( import draft 1st pick), Pilling
??(who really cares if Hudson stays healthy he could play all 72)
TOO MANY 20'S...No score for this post
|June 6 2010, 4:45 PM |
Stanfield - for leadership (long standing Cougar) and potential...should be easy 20+ goals for his swan song season.
Orser - for toughness (now a "local" boy)
Dobrowolski - good mix of character and skill. Should give us his all in his last year as well.
Please don't bring Torbohm back...for the love of Pete!
Would love to seem them try to get the younger Forsberg "exceptional player status" but have my doubts about that option being available.
If any of the above 20's show any hint of laziness or bad attitude...pick up a 20 year old castoff from ??? by the deadline and send them packing. Maybe they should have a veteran 20 year old D-man in camp just to keep those 3 really honest...just not Torbohm.
"Not Sure"No score for this post
|June 6 2010, 5:58 PM |
I think "exceptional player status" for young Forsberg is a long shot. Not quite sure what the rush is ?? He is still very young and needs his WHL experience to be positve, not sure that can happen for him this year against the bigger stronger players that he has never faced ?? I believe his development will be greater at home for one more year and get all the ice he can handle, same as Connolly playing back in PG. The euro draft should be interesting, i hope this Merencin is the real deal and want's to play in the WHL for us. Maybe we can find another "d" man and have a real compititon for a strong back end. I would be surprised if Bourke doesn't end up playing with Connolly. My concern is what do we do to improve over the team from last year ?/ The youngster's will be the wild card, can everyone improve with another years experience ?? Looking forward to camp !!
euro draftNo score for this post
|June 6 2010, 9:36 PM |
Torbum as an overager?No score for this post
|June 6 2010, 10:01 PM |
Yikessssss, prime example at the retardation way of thinking old Deano has.
Reason for Torbohm returning....No score for this post
|June 7 2010, 8:36 AM |
is that I have heard that one, and maybe two, of last year's defenseman have told the team they will not be returning and want to be released or traded?? I guess Dean's hands are tied when you are down to only 4 or 5 returnees on the backend? Has anyone else heard about this?
Also a post on hf boards implied that whoever takes Connolly will either keep him or get him moved to a stronger team? If these things are true then the team gets awfully thin on players and skill.
"Whoever takes Connolly will either keep him or get him moved to a stronger team"No score for this post
|June 7 2010, 12:26 PM |
I hope nobody ended up getting while hurt crawling out on that limb.
Re: "Whoever takes Connolly will either keep him or get him moved to a stronger team"No score for this post
|June 7 2010, 2:51 PM |
No team is going to force the cougars to trade connolly. The cougars are a business(a ****ty one) no team is going to force them to trade one of their only revenue sources. Now keeping him in the nhl so he doesn't have to play on that team is another story that is entirely possible. Regardless of whether connolly is back next year or not the cougars are still going to be the ****tiest team in the league.
SEE BYFUGLIEN'S RESPONSE...No score for this post
|June 7 2010, 5:27 PM |
to the question, "What was the biggest event that helped you get to this point?" There is your reason for any team to leave behind their first round pick to play a full year in the WHL. Their pick will be playing against somw of the best (especially defensively) players in the world and logging a lot of minutes. That kind of experience is very valuable to the development of a potential "franchise" player...to develop a leadership mentality out of sheer necessity could be a real bonus to whoever drafts him.
Three things - Ferraro, Buff, and our D....No score for this post
|June 9 2010, 8:19 AM |
one...Ferraro in Red Deer has Detroit pushing for him to be traded out of Red Deer and Landon is a 2nd round pick, what makes anyone think an NHL team would not want their 1st rounder put in a situation where he plays where games matter in February and March and April.
two...as far Buff is concerned he was a pick at the end of the draft only taken due to size and on a hope that he may turn out...PG was good for him because he needed to play and got a chance, you compare apples and oranges when comparing Byfuglien and Connolly from the perspective of what an NHL teams invests in them.
three... who returns on D for the Cougars and is there a chance that they can get a quality 19 or 20yr old to anchor the group.
It will all play out over the next few months. I hope for our sake that Connolly is back but it would not surprise me if he is not sent for players and picks to a stronger market.
Well, the guy has to prove alot moreNo score for this post
|June 9 2010, 12:06 PM |
I don't care about the scouts and what they say, they've been wrong hundreds of times. The guy has really only played 1 season, and yes very impressive first year but worth all this hype? No. If he was healthy this past season, and put up even better numbers then I would say he is. But really, if I hear anymore about Connolly this, Connolly that I'm gonna throw up my Froot Loops.
TO BE HONEST...No score for this post
|June 9 2010, 10:32 PM |
It wouldn't kill me to see the organiazation trade Connolly at the trade deadline this year. If he is playing great, can you imagine what we would get for him? The assets could be used to build towards our potential "peak" in the 2011-2012 season. At that point, chances are he wouldn't back anyways in the 2011-2012 season anyway. If he is having a tough season then maybe we get to have him as a 19 as well...setting up for a possible big run or another chance to trade him for great value in that season. Hard to see any "lose" scenario when you have an asset that is going to be a very high first round NHL pick...exciting opportunities await our team in this season. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: TO BE HONEST...No score for this post
|June 9 2010, 10:54 PM |
The lose scenario would be if those hips are not 100% healed. Hopefully they are but he hasn't played any consecutive amount of games since he came back from the last set back.
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