Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year...

Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

Frederik Gauthier will join the Toronto Marlies for the playoff run on an ATO, meaning he’ll use the facilities and work with the Marlies development staff, as the Leafs like to do at year’s end with their eligible prospects. With centers Peter Holland, Trevor Smith, Greg McKegg, Sam Carrick and Jerred Smithson on the roster, it seems unlikely he will be thrust into his first AHL action during playoff time.

After 52 points in 54 games in the regular season, Gauthier added 3 goals and 9 points in 11 games in the playoffs. Nothing to shake a stick at, and he’s widely regarded as a ‘complete’ player for his age to go along with the size, but it’s a little underwhelming for a +1 season from a first-round prospect.

Here’s how his season stacked up against other CHL prospects in the same draft range:

 GPGAPtsPPG
Emile Poirier634344871.4
Hunter Shinkaruk18511160.9
Morgan Klimchuk573044741.3
Jason Dickinson682652781.2
Kerby Rychel311833511.6
Anthony Mantha5757631202.1
Ryan Hartman522528531.01
Frederik Gauthier541834520.96

Meanwhile, Andreas Johnson, selected 181 picks later in the 7th round of the same draft, has been awarded rookie of the year honours in the Swedish Hockey League for his 15 goal, 24-point season with Frolunda. Winners of the award since 2000 include, as well some no names, Henrik Zetterberg (fellow 7th round pick.. *excited squeal*), Nicklas Backstrom, Louis Eriksson, Victor Hedman, Tobias Enstrom and Patrick Hornqvist.

Wennberg was drafted 188 picks earlier than Johnson, 14th overall to Columbus, in the same draft. Johnsson had three more points in six less games this season.

Some context for those SHL numbers:

Johnson also added three goals and three assists in 7 World Junior appearances for Sweden, garnering ample praise from Jimmy Hughes for his performances in Malmo. It seems Johnson will remain in the SEL for at least another season, but he’s certainly put himself on the radar with this draft+1 season.

He’s even got a last name Don Cherry could handle.

A few Monday links:

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ingy56
ingy56

NHL referee 3rd jersey...only worn in Scab games of course:

NotTheCanucksnaphook
NotTheCanucksnaphook

Mclean the super pussy backing down on his comments.  Fuck I wish people could have their own opinions in 2014.  WE all have to think the same way or you are racist, xenophobic etc etc.

deedrag
deedrag

Morning gents and ladies. Been watching other games and noticed a lot of the so called great goalies really suck. Here we were crucifying our goalies who faced 40+ shots a night and then you see guys like Quick face more than the accustomed 18 to 25 shots let many in once the shot pace picked up. I guess we in Toronto don't appreciate what we have in Reimer and Bernier. Even Price starts to suck when you get into the 30+ shot range on him. So, the conclusion I'm getting from all of this? Toronto's defensive play sucks. It was never their goalies. We have 2 number one starting goalies period. Anyone who's talked smack about them should dig a hole and stick their head in it. And if you even entertain a trade for one of them you better get something huge in return or don't trade them.They are top ten in the league. Especially on any other team.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

I'm hoping to see a Gallagher sandwich.....the first time he tries to run Rask.......hope Chara turns him into a pretzel

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

The referees are going to be very confused when the Habs play the Bruins. 

ingy56
ingy56

Just saw that late penalty call , what a joke. The Scab player crosschecked the Tampa player, held him on the ice while he molested him and no call, then the Tampa player swipes for the puck and up goes the arm. It was the French-Canadian ref too...go figure. Shameful

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

Good Morning Gents....Boston in 5?.....I'm hoping in four and that they beat the shit out of 'em every game.  Saw a guy in a Habs tee, in the supermarket the other day....honestly felt like clubbing him with a leg of lamb...lol :)

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Not sure anyone will be able to stop the SJSharks. 

NotSince67
NotSince67

@dlb meh  is this an LSAT logic game?

Seriously JvR and Kessel on the wings is a defensive nightmare... Swapping Lupul and JvR is equally poor defensively too.

ingy56
ingy56

@NotTheCanucksnaphook  Teflon-head Fraser was backing up the ref too , saw him on TSN this morning, then O'Neil spoke the truth. 

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Yes - and even more important (IMHO) is the risk to the physical health of our goalies when you permit 40+ shots a game.  If this isn't changed soon, Bernier will be in a wheelchair by the time he's 30

vinoa
vinoa

@wendelsway1  Thornton and Krug sandwich Gallagher? Or Smith and Krug since they're 2 of the smaller Bruins.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@ingy56  Apparently you can't say that though, because you can't prove the French ref is a Habs fan. 

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Even with that particular incident aside though, Ron and Don hit the whole issue on the head. Immediately after the conclusion of the game Don said it was a bit disgusting that the refs let murder go the whole night and then call that garbage with 2 minutes left. Ron said he would have liked to see two refs from outside Quebec in the game - which is huge, because Ron is the biggest supporter of referee nonsense. 

ingy56
ingy56

@wendelsway1  Just tell one of the workers that you saw him stuffing lamb chops down his pants. 

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

@wendelsway1  lol....I hold them on, you whack em lol....I saw a car with ScHAB flags on either side this morning, I wanted to ram him with my F-150!

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

@darthNihilus  Did you see the goals Lindback let in? A God dam wrist shot from that puke Galligirl and a little snap shot from Ellers Degenerous just inside the blue line??? Are you kidding me...man, that's beer league goaltending...if Cooper started his back up the Bolts would have won that game and maybe 2 of the others.


The stars aligned for the Schabs didnt it? Bishop goes down and Lindback was garbage.....they won the first one in OT, a good call called back by a french referee in game 3 (not the first...See JVR goal back in Oct/Nov, also a french ref) and last night no call on Bourque for a blatant golaie interference and a tripping penalty with 2 to go....sons a bitches....I hope the Bruins demolish those puke 4 straight....

vinoa
vinoa

@darthNihilus  So if they make a "magical" run at the Cup you think they'll get the support that Vancouver got a few years back?

NotTheCanucksnaphook
NotTheCanucksnaphook

@CanuckUKinToronto Just said it was a bad assignment for a french ref to be in that montreal/tampa game.  Basically implying there would potentially be perceived bias from the fans.

deedrag
deedrag

@dlb meh @deedrag They were burnt out. No goalie tandem or Goalie can sustain winning for 40 games with 40+ every night.

deedrag
deedrag

@Burtonboy @NotTheCanucksnaphook I dislike the Habs and hope they don't. But after watching the terrible calls the refs have been making in their favour I think you might be right. I see the Avs and Habs in the final. Fuckin refs.

vinoa
vinoa

@Cameron19 I'm hoping for SJ or St. Louis myself. Mostly because it'd be nice to see a new team take it. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@phaneufoundlander @darthNihilus  I thought Cherry was right on the money with Lindback, too. Said he wasn't awful in the series and was basically what you would expect from a goalie who had been looking in all year and then suddenly thrust into the limelight with the season on the line (kinda like Reimer - "oh by the way, we need you now"). But said he would have gone with Gudlevskis earlier because he WANTED to play and didn't feel the pressure that Lindback felt. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@CanuckUKinToronto @Cameron19 @deedrag  Replace Franson with Granberg, fix the forwards, and then see what you still need to do. I don't like the mini-repairs all over the roster. Focus on one issue at a time and see how that impacts the rest of your decisions. 

deedrag
deedrag

@CanuckUKinToronto @Cameron19@deedrag It's crazy watching other teams in the playoffs actually have forwards come back and help out and cover the point. That's Not just the teams fault their, That's RC's fault also.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@dlb meh @Cameron19  Nope. They just got incredibly lucky. Sadly, players like Thornton don't become available by trade anymore.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@dlb meh @Cameron19  Yep, plus it was just a level-headed response. He wasn't blaming Lindback. Acknowledged he's a good goalie who can play better than he showed. So many guys in the media feel the need to blame someone and treat any kind of counter argument as an 'excuse'. Can there not be reasons anymore?

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That attitude has seeped into the fan bases of the NHL as a result. Sad when Cherry is more reasonable than everyone else. 

vinoa
vinoa

@Cameron19 Outside of Price there's nothing the Habs have to compare to those 2 teams. Unless they want to say that Subban's also the best defender in the league.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@wendelsway1 @Cameron19 @~Keon  lol, He actually lives in Toronto. Came in for a visit on the weekend. Friend from high school, but his hockey taste is severely lacking. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@~Keon  I have a friend who happens to be  a Habs fan (I know, poor company), who told me he would rather have Montreal's centers than San Jose's or Colorado's. I cannot support that fan base.