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Canucks Prospects Thread
(2018-05-31, 01:05 PM)Canuxxx Wrote: Canucks announce they've signed Michael DiPietro to a 3 yr entry level contract.

Gotta keep the pipeline flowing. Even with a very good player in Thatcher Demko, the organization is doing well to plan for further down the road. DiPietro looks like he could be a good one.
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As per Dhaliwal...

"The #Canucks are parting ways with F Cole Cassels, they will not give him a qualifying offer. Cassels was a 3rd round pick in 2013 by the Canucks but with too many new players in the system, he is the odd man out."



McDavid can now rest easy...  Wink

Just goes to show, you never ever know about junior "prospects"... not that Cassels was ever rated as a can't miss prospect, but he certainly was a player we had hope for.


I've never been there before, but once I went there twice...
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(2018-06-25, 10:46 AM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: As per Dhaliwal...

"The #Canucks are parting ways with F Cole Cassels, they will not give him a qualifying offer. Cassels was a 3rd round pick in 2013 by the Canucks but with too many new players in the system, he is the odd man out."



McDavid can now rest easy...  Wink

Just goes to show, you never ever know about junior "prospects"... not that Cassels was ever rated as a can't miss prospect, but he certainly was a player we had hope for.

He was pretty much a Nobody until he shut down Mcdavid for a week. then he disappeared again.
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(2018-06-25, 01:52 PM)Sasquatch Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 10:46 AM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: As per Dhaliwal...

"The #Canucks are parting ways with F Cole Cassels, they will not give him a qualifying offer. Cassels was a 3rd round pick in 2013 by the Canucks but with too many new players in the system, he is the odd man out."



McDavid can now rest easy...  Wink

Just goes to show, you never ever know about junior "prospects"... not that Cassels was ever rated as a can't miss prospect, but he certainly was a player we had hope for.

He was pretty much a Nobody until he shut down Mcdavid for a week. then he disappeared again.

Gillis drafted him BEFORE he shut down McDavid. The issue with Cassels is his skating that's holding him back. 

Horvat works on his skating with a coach every off season. When Horvat was drafted, the scouts said that he would have gone higher in the draft if he skated well. Horvat's skating is no longer an issue. Cassel's didn't put in the same effort and if he had at the very worst we would have had another Manny Malhotra.
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(2018-06-26, 12:18 AM)topgun Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 01:52 PM)Sasquatch Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 10:46 AM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: As per Dhaliwal...

"The #Canucks are parting ways with F Cole Cassels, they will not give him a qualifying offer. Cassels was a 3rd round pick in 2013 by the Canucks but with too many new players in the system, he is the odd man out."



McDavid can now rest easy...  Wink

Just goes to show, you never ever know about junior "prospects"... not that Cassels was ever rated as a can't miss prospect, but he certainly was a player we had hope for.

He was pretty much a Nobody until he shut down Mcdavid for a week. then he disappeared again.

Gillis drafted him BEFORE he shut down McDavid. The issue with Cassels is his skating that's holding him back. 

Horvat works on his skating with a coach every off season. When Horvat was drafted, the scouts said that he would have gone higher in the draft if he skated well. Horvat's skating is no longer an issue. Cassel's didn't put in the same effort and if he had at the very worst we would have had another Manny Malhotra.
Effort and desire.....precisely.....if a player doesn't have it....all the skills in the world go for naught.    10's of 1000's of young men across Canada and many more in the world go on to sell real estate or drive fork trucks instead of becoming millionaires playing hockey because they had everything but work ethic and desire to work hard at a time in life when partying and getting l*id is pretty darn important.    The guys who make the NHL by and large have left that behind in priority or ignored it in the first instance, although some (Kassian types) carry it forward.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
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The standouts at the summer camp .....Madden, Palmu and Rathbone.           Easy to forget these kind of guys that are not going to make the team this year or even next year.....but good to see them excel.......we have some small fast exciting players in the future.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
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I like this Jet Woo. Attitude seems great.
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(2018-06-26, 12:18 AM)topgun Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 01:52 PM)Sasquatch Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 10:46 AM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: As per Dhaliwal...

"The #Canucks are parting ways with F Cole Cassels, they will not give him a qualifying offer. Cassels was a 3rd round pick in 2013 by the Canucks but with too many new players in the system, he is the odd man out."



McDavid can now rest easy...  Wink

Just goes to show, you never ever know about junior "prospects"... not that Cassels was ever rated as a can't miss prospect, but he certainly was a player we had hope for.

He was pretty much a Nobody until he shut down Mcdavid for a week. then he disappeared again.

Gillis drafted him BEFORE he shut down McDavid. The issue with Cassels is his skating that's holding him back. 

Horvat works on his skating with a coach every off season. When Horvat was drafted, the scouts said that he would have gone higher in the draft if he skated well. Horvat's skating is no longer an issue. Cassel's didn't put in the same effort and if he had at the very worst we would have had another Manny Malhotra.

I think the issue is more complex than work ethic. JMO, but I think every NHL'er works very hard on their skating in the off-season and tries to get faster. Some do and some don't. With Cassels, there were a lot of things that hurt him. For one, he had injury problems to start his career that kept him from training. Also, he was a banger and a crasher in junior where most guys were his size. However, he suffered from stunted growth and was a non-factor physically at the pro level.

With Cassels, there was just so much there that we thought would carry over that may have been wishful thinking.

The guy we were hoping for to emerge from the 3rd round usually goes in the first 2 rounds.
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CFS,

It's just Cassels skating plain and simple that's held him back. Injuries delayed him no doubt but he's slow and he didn't work on his skating which the Canucks told him about long ago. Skating is also the easiest skill to improve on for a hockey player over all others other than defensive presence. Defense was never an issue with C.C.

https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/s...ent-mining

What’s a teachable trait you can coach into a player? MCDONNELL: The defensive capabilities, whether it’s playing a 1-on-1 or just your zone coverage. Things like that are not only coachable, but they’re also things you can just work on on a day-to-day basis. BOTTERILL: The skating stride, being able to specifically work on leg strength and leg muscles. With just how technical we’ve gotten – what exactly is wrong with the stride, implementing drills they can work at. With skating and speed being such a big part of the game, you’ll never get to the point where you develop a marginal skater into a Carl Hagelin, but there are a lot of different ways to improve your skating.
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(2018-07-09, 05:10 PM)Canucksfansince1989 Wrote:
(2018-06-26, 12:18 AM)topgun Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 01:52 PM)Sasquatch Wrote:
(2018-06-25, 10:46 AM)SAVARYGUY Wrote: As per Dhaliwal...

"The #Canucks are parting ways with F Cole Cassels, they will not give him a qualifying offer. Cassels was a 3rd round pick in 2013 by the Canucks but with too many new players in the system, he is the odd man out."



McDavid can now rest easy...  Wink

Just goes to show, you never ever know about junior "prospects"... not that Cassels was ever rated as a can't miss prospect, but he certainly was a player we had hope for.

He was pretty much a Nobody until he shut down Mcdavid for a week. then he disappeared again.

Gillis drafted him BEFORE he shut down McDavid. The issue with Cassels is his skating that's holding him back. 

Horvat works on his skating with a coach every off season. When Horvat was drafted, the scouts said that he would have gone higher in the draft if he skated well. Horvat's skating is no longer an issue. Cassel's didn't put in the same effort and if he had at the very worst we would have had another Manny Malhotra.

I think the issue is more complex than work ethic. JMO, but I think every NHL'er works very hard on their skating in the off-season and tries to get faster. Some do and some don't. With Cassels, there were a lot of things that hurt him. For one, he had injury problems to start his career that kept him from training. Also, he was a banger and a crasher in junior where most guys were his size. However, he suffered from stunted growth and was a non-factor physically at the pro level.

With Cassels, there was just so much there that we thought would carry over that may have been wishful thinking.

The guy we were hoping for to emerge from the 3rd round usually goes in the first 2 rounds.
Cassels just simply got dropped on the depth chart.    Only room for so many.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
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