Leafs Prospect Update (December 28): World Junior Edition

Leafs Prospect Update (December 28): World Junior Edition

The bad news for most of you reading this is that Team Canada doesn’t look very good right now.  The good news is that Andreas Johnson does.

Johnson has 4 points in 2 games to start the tournament including a goal and two assists in this morning’s game versus Finland.  Johnson is an undersized, skilled kid, and whether he’ll be able to bring his game over to North American ice is certainly open for debate. So far in the 2013-14 World Junior’s, he’s been the Leafs prospect to watch.  Even in the pre-tournament games, Johnson was a standout.  Those of you who were able to catch the Canada-Sweden game probably noticed the problems he was causing the Canadian defense and he was rewarded with a goal in that game as well.

As far as the Leafs‘ other assets are concerned, Gauthier hasn’t really had much of an impact thus far.  To my eye, his line doesn’t seem to be getting all that much icetime (which is a bit surprising since he’s been skating with team Captain, Scott Laughton) but even when he has been on the ice, he hasn’t been that noticeable one way or the other.  He’s big and skates well but the amount of time he’s had the puck on his stick has been pretty limited thus far. Given that Canada has done the vast majority of its damage thus far on the powerplay, it’s no great surprise that Gauthier’s sitting at 0G, 1A through 2 games.

I didn’t catch either of Switzerland’s games, but Fabrice Herzog has one of the 4 Swiss goals which is about in line with the expectations that I’d have for him in this tournament.  The Swiss have played Sweden and Russia so far so the mushy part of their schedule is still upcoming.

In non-World Junior news, Connor Brown and the Erie Otters play the Kitchener Rangers tonight.  It will be interesting to see how Brown makes out with both Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech overseas.

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Forwards

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETEAMGPGAPts
TYLER BIGGS6' 2"20521BINGHAMTON, NY, USAMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
57
2
7
0
2
0
9
0
CONNOR BROWN5' 11"16020TORONTO, ON, CANErie (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
68
14
45
8
83
10
128
18
TONY CAMERANESI5' 9"16220MAPLE GROVE, MN, USAU of Duluth (NCAA)3671421
SAM CARRICK6' 0"18822MARKHAM, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
62
9
14
5
21
3
35
8
BRANDON KOZUN5'8"18024LOS ANGELES, CA, USAManchester (AHL)
Marlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
43
32
9
10
7
4
19
10
2
29
17
6
JERRY D'AMIGO5' 11"20823BINGHAMTON, NY, USAMarlies (AHL)
Maple Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (NHL)
51
21
9
20
1
5
13
2
8
33
3
13
JAMIE DEVANE6' 5"21723MISSISAUGA, ON, CANLeafs (NHL)
Marlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
1
55
2
0
4
0
0
4
0
0
8
0
FREDERIK GAUTHIER6' 5"21419ST-LIN, QC, CANRimouski (QMJHL)
Canada (WJC)
Playoffs (QMJHL)
54
7
11
18
0
3
34
1
6
52
1
9
FABRICE HERZOG6' 2"17619FRAUENFELD, CHEQuebec (QMJHL)
Switzerland (WJC)
Playoffs (QMJHL)
61
5
5
32
3
3
26
0
2
58
3
5
GREG MCKEGG6' 0"19121ST. THOMAS, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Maple Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
65
1
9
19

3
28

3
47
0
6
BRAD ROSS6' 0"17522EDMONTON, AB, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
53
4
6
0
4
0
10
0
RYAN RUPERT5' 8"18619GRAND BEND, ON, CANLondon (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
68
9
21
3
52
7
73
10
KENNY RYAN6' 0"20422FRANKLIN VILLAGE, MI, USAMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
50
9
5
1
11
3
16
4
DOMINIC TONINATO6' 1"16520DULUTH, MN, USAU of Duluth (NCAA)357815
JOSH LEIVO6'2"19521INSIFIL, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
59
7
9
23
1
3
19
1
5
42
2
8
DAVID BROLL6'3"23520MISSISSAUGA, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
63
5
4
313
1
16
1
0
CARTER VERHAEGHE6' 1"18118TORONTO, ON, CANNiagara (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
65
6
28
2
54
2
82
4
ANDREAS JOHNSON5'10"17218GAVLE, SWEFrolunda (SHL)
Playoffs (SHL)
44
7
15
1
9
0
24
1

Defencemen

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETEAMGPGAPTS
ANDREW MACWILLIAM6'2"22624CALGARY, AB, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
57
4
99
0
MAX EVERSON6' 1"18421EDINA, MN, USAHarvard U (NCAA)2366
MATTHEW FINN6' 0"19919TORONTO, ON, CANGuelph (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
66
20
14
5
47
9
61
14
PETTER GRANBERG6' 3"20021GALLIVARE, SWEMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
73
9
25
1
7
1
ERIC KNODEL6' 6"21623WEST CHESTER, PA, USAU of New Hampshire (NCAA)
Marlies (AHL)
36

9
7

0
19

2
26

2
VIKTOR LOOV6' 1"18720SODERTALJE, SWEModo (SHL)
Playoffs (SHL)
42
2
5
0
7
0
12
0
TOM NILSSON6' 0"17620MORA, SWEFrolunda (SHL)
Playoffs (SHL)
50
7
2
0
2
0
4
0
STUART PERCY6' 1"18721OAKVILLE, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
71
9
4
0
21
2
25
2
ZACHARY YUEN6' 0"19621VANCOUVER, BC, CANOrlando (ECHL)
Marlies (AHL)
48
3
1
0
11
0
12
0

Goalies

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETeamRecordGAASV%SO
ANTOINE BIBEAU6' 3"20720VICTORIAVILLE, QC, CANCharlottetown
Val d-Or (QMJHL)
Playoffs (QMJHL)
8-11-5
13-8-1
16-8
3.29
3.03
3.17
.911
.900
.913
1
1
1
CHRISTOPHER GIBSON6' 1"18821KARKKILA, FINMarlies (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
Playoffs (ECHL)
5-6-0
8-9-2
1-1
2.44
3.16
1.94
.916
.892
.951
GARRET SPARKS6' 2"20020ELMHURST, IL, USAMarlies (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
11-6-1
4-6-1
2.63
2.82
.915
.916
-
1
222 comments
hometeem
hometeem

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ingy56
ingy56

All righty, WWE...Lillian Garcia ... Schawingggg

lukethenuke
lukethenuke

Can someone post a link to HBO episode three once its up? Youtube took down last episode so itll probably be elsewhere ... and when will it be up?

ingy56
ingy56

Ugh, PJ Stock and Healy...click

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Pattycake has Phil Kessel shoot out syndrome.

ingy56
ingy56

Tarasenko with the Forsberg move in the shootout. Just got over the line. 

Cloud09
Cloud09

For anyone wondering about Leo Komarov being waiver exempt this is pulled from the NHL CBA


13.23 In the event a professional or former professional Player plays in a league outside North 

America after the start of the NHL Regular Season, other than on Loan from his Club, he may 

thereafter play in the NHL during that Playing Season (including Playoffs) only if he has first 

either cleared or been obtained via Waivers. For the balance of the Playing Season, any such 

Player who has been obtained via Waivers may be Traded or Loaned only after again clearing 

Waivers or through Waiver claim. This section shall not apply to a Player on the Reserve List or 

Restricted Free Agent List of an NHL Club with whom the Player is signing an NHL SPC or is 

party to an existing SPC with such NHL Club. 




PepTalk
PepTalk

Lots of late goals tonight. Preds and Kings, Blues and hawks

ingy56
ingy56

Hjalmarsson gets caught using the can-opener, Blues just tied it up on the PP. 

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

How come the Hawks who the leafs are built similar as,  can perform well against the Blues?

I don't see any big gritty wingers but more skilled guys on that team and espeically in the top 6

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@ingy56 

Hate the shoot out but that was actually entertaining.  The announcers make it sound exciting plus you're not hanging on every shot.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Knights2Leafs Both can snipe but shootouts don't work.  I have more confidence with Kessel on breakaway with a defender backchecking him then in a shootout.  

ingy56
ingy56

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Cloud09
Cloud09

@PepTalk @Cloud09 The former, he is on the reserve list. I couldn't remember what it was called. 

ingy56
ingy56

@Jmessih @ingy56 Nice comeback again, two goals in a minute. Last minute of regulation....

ingy56
ingy56

@Cloud09 @ingy56 Oh yeah, what the hell was Billy Joel thinking? She was the girl in the car in National Lampoon's Vacation. 

Cloud09
Cloud09

@ingy56 @Cloud09  Yes I remember her in my early teens, very good times. Another hot lady who I had no idea about until a couple of days ago was Christy Brinkley. Good god what a smokin' babe 30 years ago and even today. 

Cloud09
Cloud09

@lukethenuke @Cloud09 If you feel comfortable enough I can e-mail you some instructions on how to do it. I don't really want to post it here incase Alec & Declan get flack for it. 

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Knights2Leafs @Cloud09 Kane won shootout competition in the all star game a few years back.  Kessel did the speed drill and Phaneuf the slap shot.


Is there an all star game this year?

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Knights2Leafs @wendelsfist  Personnel/System is hard to figure out as the system results vary based on talent.  Eakins use a swarm collapse as his defensive system and so does Torts.   The oilers can't sustain zone pressure but nucks do.   I wouldn't argue Eakins can't or is a bad coach. 

ingy56
ingy56

@Knights2Leafs @wendelsfist If you don't have the personnel to work the system, then change the system to suit the personnel. I get the feeling Randy is being very stubborn and that approach was disastrous with Wilson.  

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@wendelsfist

I'm firmly convinced that our defense are operating at a distinct disadvantage because of either the lack of support of the forwards or the system.   My guess is 80% system, 20% forwards.

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@ingy56 @Jmessih @wendelsfist @Cloud09 I'm in violent self debate if the weak leaf two way centres make our defenders look terrible with ineffective support and backcheck.  Or if it is simply that our blue line is weak/inexperierenced  

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Jmessih @ingy56

Ya, but our D is bigger and with Rielly and Gardiner developing we should be a lot more mobile in the next couple of years.  



ingy56
ingy56

@wendelsfist @Cloud09 Quick, mobile D that gets the puck out of trouble quick and in the hands of some skilled forwards. 

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Cloud09 @wendelsfist Toews does plow through bodies if needed.  But they don't strike me as gritty, dump and chase blue collar team that are the ones that win.