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

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:

 
GP
G
A
Pts
PPG
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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dlb Mad
dlb Mad

_A_ - Bozak - Kessel

_B_ - Bolland - Clarkson

_C_ - Kadri - _D_

_E_ - _F_ - _G_

JVR, Lupul

McClemment, Bodie, Raymond, Orr, Kulemin

D'Amigo, Ryan, Holland, Ashton

Hartikainen, Komarov

someone else

The challenge if we resign Bolland, fill in the blanks:

1. no more than one line can be considered "defensively challenged"

2. add at least 4 players who will hit hard and hit often

3. at least 2 lines that can press for a tying goal late in a game

4. at least 2 lines that can defend a lead late in a game

5. at least 2 lines that can play primarily in the other team's end

If you can't use our own players, suggest a player in the league that could get the job done ideally.  The catch, is that they cannot be a player who would get enough votes to make an All-Star team...some consideration is acceptible.

ingy56
ingy56

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

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

Did you all see the link I posted yesterday-  the Finnish League final-  where they called a goal when the goalie made the save in his glove and it never went over goal line-  it went to video review even and they called a goal.. No bias there even based on local affiliation.. sometimes it may just be incompetence or personal bias (ie hate some players on the opposition team etc). 

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 :)

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.

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

Cooke-Nolan-Torres 4th line hehe

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

for example, Franzen would be good for that top line and Ladd would be good on that 2nd line but they're "borderline too good" to choose.

the point?  is to determine if the core of players up front is good enough as is.  centre was intentionally left without a "proverbial number one"

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

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@deedrag

it's not that they suck, it's that when they aren't making all the routine saves their teams tend to lose.

and Reimer and Bernier were not good enough down the stretch, they'd admit as much to themselves.  like most teams, we need them to be at their best to give us a chance each night.  like most teams.  so it's not damning them.

vinoa
vinoa

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

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@MaxwellHowe

in the past they have treated MTL like the victim during the game, but the league absolves BOS afterwards

MTL still gets the majority of the calls, you'll see

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@ingy56

what do you mean?  they deserve it.  what refs?

Cameron19
Cameron19

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

-

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!

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.

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@Cameron19 @deedrag Fix D too.. Way too many times, our D got caught flat footed at either blue line.  Way too many times they couldnt even flip the puck out of the zone when not rushed.. (I know limited outlet pass but still inability) and many brain cramps by those which I will leave nameless.  Fix forwards to clear along boards and come back check/cover and forecheck with possession/authority/passion

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.

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@4evrblue

i wouldn't put money on that...something about Franson

Reimer would be expected, though.  but funny things happen when there are big changes at the top.  in this case, though, Bernier is the Liewe's favourite horse

4evrblue
4evrblue

@dlb meh @Cameron19 I think they will cut ties there. Actually I think the only RFA currently on the roster that is safe is Gardiner. I'd put my money on Franson and Reimer being done in leafland

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Cameron19

i wonder...will they cut ties with Franson?

i hope they can seperate the personal with the business

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.

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

@Burtonboy

i'll dust off my Nordiques hat when that happens

because i can't wear a FUCK YOU MONTREAL hat to work on casual Fridays