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Saxen Robertson

Posted on April 18, 2020

2004 Saxen Robertson from the Pitt Penguins Elite went undrafted in the OHL. I understand that he may not be at the top of team’s lists but he is a player that would be a perfect fit from a development standpoint. Teams would be lucky to have Saxen for a few years. Brian Murphy. Director…

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Jake Bongo

Posted on April 17, 2020

Twenty years ago Jake probably would not have gotten a sniff of NHL attention, but that isn’t the case now. He’s got a high hockey IQ, great wheels, fantastic motor, is an absolute dog on a bone for the puck and is one of the most competitive players I saw in New England last year (2019-20). And by competitive I don’t mean he tries hard. I mean that it’s obvious that losing hurts his sole.

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Matty Copponi

Posted on April 16, 2020

Matty was selected 8th overall in the American portion of the draft. Familiar names Timmy Delay went 1st overall, Declan Loughnane went 3rd, Jack Hughes went 6th and JP Turner 13th.

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Declan Loughnane

Posted on April 15, 2020

But you know what I really liked seeing? Declan showed he wasn’t a robot. He was involved physically and emotionally. You could see how much winning meant to him. He was invested in the team and it…

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Brody Crane

Posted on April 15, 2020

First off, Brody can fly. He’s got quick feet, an extremely powerful stride and is very smooth when transitioning body weight to move laterally. He’s a player who doesn’t slow down when the puck is on his stick and there’s no doubt that he is an…

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Nicholas VanTassell

Posted on April 15, 2020

A lot of of big kids who can dominate physically cheat all over the ice. Nicholas does not. He shows a good understanding of cutting the ice in half while on the forecheck, having an active stick to shut down passing or shooting lanes and he forces players at the lines to create off-sides and icings. This stuff might go unnoticed by the toe drag crew, but it is the little details that college and pro coaches notice because they’ll have to spend less time teaching it.

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Patrick Geary

Posted on April 11, 2020

Honestly, I like his jam. I like his compete. And I like the fact that he sticks up for his goalie and doesn’t take any crap. I have no idea where he’ll end up this year, but he’s a kid I’ll be looking for.

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Devin Kaplan

Posted on April 11, 2020

I’m legitimately excited to watch his development over the next few years. He’s a kid that the U.S.N.T.D.P. can do great things for. Being on the ice every day training with the best kids in the U.S. is going to really ramp up his intensity and attention to detail. It’s going to be great preparation for all of the kids, but I really think the increased intensity is going to make his game take off.

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Jack Larrigan

Posted on April 10, 2020

Normally I question pure speed guys and their head for the game, but I don’t question Jack.

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David Goyette

Posted on April 10, 2020

David can distribute the puck while his feet are in motion or stop on a dime to create space. There’s no such thing as “train tracks” for him.

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