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@GibsonLPStudio @DeclanK They're not in this thread and all the new traffic comes here, because it's the featured artcle; they'll never see it

14 hours, 57 minutes ago on Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson

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@Hammertownleaffan @Jay31 Have to consider the source.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Jay31 And they also are dressing 6 left shooting defenceman and are unlikely to trade for another one.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mattmark @DeclanK  If you're looking for projections based on current output, let's put it this way:

Strome is playing 2nd line minutes—with less ice time—and is currently 2nd in the OHL points race in his draft year. 

They are projecting that he can can dominate games to an even higher level than he's currently exhibiting, which is exceptional, and take games over. With more viewings, you see trends and make pronouncements like the ones above. It's how scouting works.

The smaller, skilled player—currently playing more minutes on the 1st line—has a few more points than him but is likely closer to their ceiling. 


1 day, 3 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mattmark @DeclanK 

It isn't irrelevant because you literally just contested that projecting is the name of the game in scouting:


"The point, though, which you seem to be missing, is that whether you're a Toews or a sixth-rounder your ranking is generally based on what you've done, not on what someone predicts you should be able to do once you 'break out.' "

1 day, 3 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mattmark @DeclanK I'm not missing a point; you're talking about a 5th-7th overall pick not being a slam-dunk NHLer (he's probably going back to Jr next year), which is 100% normal. 2 players made the NHL as 18 year olds this season. 

2 will probably make it this coming year. 

They entire drafting process is based on projecting what players *might* become and not what they are, because you are looking at humans that are still growing and that couldn't play a lick in the NHL.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mattmark @DeclanK He's no Tavares, Stamkos or Toews. PPG centerman are more rare than people think. Tavares broke Gretzky's junior #s and is currently a PPG center. There are 6 of them in the league, 2 of which play for Pittsburgh. It's not shameful to be a 65pts centerman in the league. That's the best center we'll have had since Sundin, is 6'3 and can play up against the big boys.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mike Clemons @DeclanK @Mattmark Ya, his skill levels are off the charts. Small wingers are easy to come by via trade or free agency, but it would be very hard to pass over this kid. He's ripping the league to shreds right now.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mattmark @DeclanK I think Strome has shown that he's going to be OK. Also, that's kinda the name of the game with scouting, considering the entire exercise is based on projections. 

1 day, 4 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Yaknowwhat And keep building down the middle 1-4

1 day, 4 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mattmark @DeclanK With reference to what, @Mattmark 

1 day, 4 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mike Clemons @DeclanK Tavares broke Gretzky's junior #s and is currently a PPG center. There are 5 of them in the league, 2 of which play for Pittsburgh. It's not shameful to be a 65pts centerman in the league.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@DeclanK

Sunday Top 10 - Most Improved Players of 2014/2015
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http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2015/02/sunday-top-10-most-improved-players-of.html
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6. Dylan Strome - Erie Otters
Just because the development was expected, doesn't mean that Strome doesn't deserve to be on this list. Near the top of the league scoring race, Strome has been a beast since game one this year. He's become better in nearly every asset of the game and he looks more confident (and is now strong enough) to lead the play. He's creating his own scoring chances now and is no longer the secondary option he was in his rookie year. His defensive game has also grown, to the point where I would consider him a solid two way forward. He deserves the top 5 consideration he's received thus far for 2015.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@DeclanK

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2015/02/midseason-mediascout-top-10-for-2015.html

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3. Dylan Strome - Forward - Erie Otters
Total Votes: 16
Highest Placement/Lowest Placement: 2nd (4x)/4th (3x)
Comments:
"Strome has been progressively more impressive in each of my views this season and is someone who really does not yet know how dominant he can be in this league. His game will only become more impressive as he learns to fully utilize his great size, reach and adds more strength to his frame. This kid will breakout eventually and will be almost impossible to contain once he does." - Dan Stewart

"That big center every team wants. Strome still has to fill out his frame, but once he does so he'll be an all-around force who can put up points and take care of his duties in the defensive zone, too." - Ryan Kennedy

"Ryan Strome told me that his brother plays with a little more of an edge than he did his draft year. Similarly, both Ryan and Dylan have that competitive edge and grittiness. Dylan wants the puck and wants to score and wants to win. He's driven and has that competitive edge. I think a fair comparison is a Ryan Kesler or a Cory Perry type; a guy who's a strong skater, has agility and that reach that scouts love to see." - Mike Morreale

"This is one list you will not see Dylan Strome take back seat to more ‘toolsy’, unproven players, which has happened in consensus reports. Strome’s strong IQ is locked in at a high level, nearly guaranteeing NHL status. He has proven success without #97, has size, and offensive vision, so really all scouts have to question is if he can be a top line center without all the flash.” - Anthony Mauro

"Dylan Strome possesses a strong skill set. Strome has a great pro shot, love his wrist shot. He knows how to find open space too and passes the puck well. The puck seems to always find him, a strong sign of a good player." - Manny Paiva 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mike Clemons @DeclanK That's a terrible scouting report. He reached with his stick too much? 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mike Clemons Leave the scouting to the pros.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Mike Clemons @DeclanK Something smells fishy with that deal. He might not play hockey ever again with his medical condition. 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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guess not

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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Refresh the page, folks. *Should have fixed things*

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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Stephen Whyno@SWhyno

#Flyers trade Kimmo Timonen, who hasn't played this season due to blood clots, to #Blackhawks for 2015 2nd-rounder and conditional 2016 4th.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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Chris Johnston@reporterchris

The #blackhawks have acquired Kimmo Timonen from the #flyers.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@Burtonboy @DeclanK Thanks BB. Could use a few more people. ;-) 

1 day, 8 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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Anyone want to test out a new commenting system we were thinking about? (on a testing server)

1 day, 8 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@hometeem @DeclanK @zoidbergman Sounds like Bozak to NY is legit.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@FrycersGhost We knew about the Clarkson trade 1hr before it happened. 

1 day, 10 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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@zoidbergman Gotta be careful with the bad rumour sources, guys. I know it's fun, but it's just nonsense.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Agent Pat Morris on David Clarkson trade

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Curious to see if we can get anymore thoughts on Clarkson from Nonis after yesterday. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yXqRvuszQ

1 day, 14 hours ago on Friday Mashup: It Really Happened

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Simmons has huge stains all over his pants

2 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #61, Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN)

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Poulin on TH2N. He was one of the ones responsible for signing it. Should be interesting to hear how he explains himself.

2 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #61, Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN)

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@.Kong. Solid 2nd period. Totally sucked them into the plan.

2 days, 2 hours ago on GDT: Game #61, Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN)

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