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This just in Sam Bennett is really good
#61
In their defence, Bong made the thread before last night's game after Bennett had an impressive game - it didn't take long to be noted that the lineup he faced was far from an NHL lineup.
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#62
Wasn't a junior line-up either.
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt
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#63
I just find it humorous how its ALWAYS the Oilers who picked
the wrong player.

I'm sure young Bennett will be a fine player, but some of the things being
thrown around are ridiculous. Wait 5 years, then we'll know for sure,
who was the best player. Just like the
Taylor vs Tyler debate is now almost 5 years old. Hall was the right
pick, but you can't go wrong with either. People say the Oilers should've
picked Seguin over Hall, just because the Oilers have been so bad.
Like picking Seguin over Hall would've made a bit of difference in
the standings.

Also, not one, not two, but THREE teams passed over Bennett
because they liked someone else better. I'm just sayin.
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#64
I think the only reason the oilers took Drycycle was because they took three small forwards before and all they have is pint size RNH at CENTER . Dry looks like h has good character and will be okay but I am not sure he should be rushed I to the lineup as the second line CENTER just yet but he probably will be .
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#65
Okay, I've got to ask - how is "Drycycle" a denigrating nickname? It doesn't make any sense.

I mean, "Taylor Fall" made sense, because it mocked Hall's propensity for, well, falling a lot.

"Whine Gretzky" or Steve "Whiner-man" made fun of both players noted propensity to talk to the refs.

Nail Yaku-puff, or Fail Yakupov, both made sense in the context of the player's perceived softness, or simply his disastrous post-draft progression.

But 'Dry-cycle' just doesn't make any sense - it doesn't mock anything, it's not tied to the player - it just seems like Flamers are trying too hard. It's really just a sad effort at rhyming - is this what the fanbase is reduced to?
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#66
Just easier for us to spell then his real name . Haha !
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#67
Hey hippy if it makes you feel better we also called Cammy Camel Larry !
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#68
Hippy I actually thought he was a character kid but the minute he put on your rag he was dead to me so trust me we will find a better nick name for him then Drycycle anyways !
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#69
While we're on the topic of nicknames, we used to call Reggie Lemelin, Reggie Let em in!!
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Loved Reggie !
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#71
Funny Suit that Bennett will more than likely be the exact same man weight and a half inch shorter than RNH. RNH came to camp at 195 and is 192ish now. Bennett according to his Junior coach will probably never play at more than 195.
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(2014-09-26, 11:14 AM)tmleafer Wrote: As a Leafs fan, I can honestly say im pretty jealous of how the Flames rebuild is going (under Burke). In their first two years, they added two top centre prospects, one with size, and one with elite hockey IQ/two-way play, both with a good skillset.

Leafs have been rebuilding since 2007 and Kadri/Nylander are the best two centre prospects we've acquired, and Calgary already trumps that in year 2 of their rebuild. In saying that, Im pretty excited about Nylander.

Agreed. Bennett is a terrific young prospect/player.

They didn't have to trade a bunch of picks/prospects and players to get them either. All it costed to acquire them were two 1st round picks.
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(2014-09-27, 11:52 AM)maclintock Wrote: Draisaitl is basically year older than Bennett (9 months) Big difference Pouz. Draisiatl is 19 in 1 month Bennett 19 next June.

Draisaitl had 109 points in 68 games including playoffs
Bennett had 100 points in 64 games including playoffs
9 months makes a big difference in kids this age. If you took that 9 months Bennett will more than likely put on 10 lbs and I honestly think he will crush the Ontario league with 130 Plus points.

Actually he was pretty good last night he just gets pushed off the puck quite easy. Like I said if he was a perimeter guy like RNH he could probably survive and do quite well. I would be worried at just turning 18 that he will get hurt. Their is absolutely no need to rush this kid as they do have good C depth.[/align]

Don't forget, LD also played in Germany, whereas SB was playing in AAA midget in the GTA. That's a huge advantage for Bennett as he had much tougher competition as a 15 year old. LD was playing junior B talent out in Germany.

The SB and LD comparison is going to be very interesting to watch not only because it is the front and centre of the BOA but because there are so many differences between the two players: size, style, development, age.

It'll be fun to watch.
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#74
Bennett looked excellent in the Penticton young stars tournament. He was by far the most exciting looking newly drafted prospect. I think he just might be a franchise player. Nothing against the Oilers or Draisaitl, but I sincerely doubt they would have made the same choice had they had the looks they have had now at each prospect. The same can be said possibly about Buffalo and Florida.
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#75
I'm highly confidant that the prospects tournament in Penticton would have next to zero influence on the management teams that made the choices they did.

Every year way too much is put into prospects camp and early pre-season.
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#76
Right now I think Sam will and should go back to junior for one more year . We watched and hopefully learned from watching RNH rushed into he league too early get injured . Drycycle can be a good player too but the reports before the draft said he rooms nights off and needed work n his skating . I hope they rush him and make him their second line CENTER this season behind RNH .
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(2014-09-29, 12:34 AM)Suity Wrote: Right now I think Sam will and should go back to junior for one more year .

Grin
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#78
Yeah Suity, I don't think they will play him unless he warrants it. Difference between Draisaitl and Nuge their 1st training camp was and is 34 lbs. THAT IS HUGE! Draisaitl has man wt at 215ish .

I do think Draisaitl needs another year of junior as well for his skating and D game, but that said the Oil are so weak on the dot he may be rushed.

Calgary has that option of being way deeper than the Oil on the dot right now. With 4 Cman that can play and score and a couple good ones that will be good 3rd/4th line specialists in the wings ( Like a Reinhardt).

Oiler Depth of young C men are 2-3 years away of being good and IMO that includes Draisaitl
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(2014-09-29, 12:34 AM)Suity Wrote: Right now I think Sam will and should go back to junior for one more year . We watched and hopefully learned from watching RNH rushed into he league too early get injured . Drycycle can be a good player too but the reports before the draft said he rooms nights off and needed work n his skating . I hope they rush him and make him their second line CENTER this season behind RNH .

I would be hugely impressed if Calgary's management had the foresight to leave Bennett down another year to improve his game and develop physically. That would demonstrate a level of intelligence and patience that a lot of teams don't have.

I fully expect Edmonton will rush Draisatl, put him in a position of huge pressure and responsibility, and be shocked at the inevitable results. #because Oilers.
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Didn't the Flames "rush" Monahan last year?
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