Thanks for the scouting report. It's cool that you got to see him play. It's probably unlikely that he'll see any time in Boston this year, but he'll definitely be the guy to watch in training camp in the fall.Watched a couple of the Giants games this weekend against the Everett Silvertips (home and home). One thing I noticed was that Lysell was a bit sloppy carrying the puck into the offensive end when trying to build up a head of steam. In the first game he got stick checked (turning the puck over) a couple of times and I don't recall having the sense that it was the Silvertips better defensemen doing it. He got a couple of assists in the game as the Giants won 5-3. The second game the Giants were dominated and Lysell was rather quiet to my eyes. I left the game thinking that he needed time at Providence playing against more mature players - even given his skills. I was rather surprised to see the Sweeney quote you guys posted above. Reminds me why I'm not an NHL scout
Yes - the age thing in the AHL is a transfer agreement with the CHL that has a carve out for imports who play for a euro team and then play for a CHL team AFTER being drafted by an NHL. Had he played in the CHL last year pre-draft, he wouldn't be able to play in the AHL until he was 20 years old, but because of how they worked this out, he can report to the AHL after their season ends, go through training camp and get assigned to Providence next year, if that is what the Bruins decide is best for him. A guy like Harrison, who doesn't turn 19 until June, would have to make the NHL next year or go back to juniors.Would he even be eligible for the AHL, or would he have to go back to Vancouver again?
There was a nice piece in The Athletic today about how respected the B's are around the league with their handling of NCAA UDFA. How they have set up a culture of long term success.They seem to have a good track record with the college UDFA's. McLaughlin is off to a nice start. They have traded a lot of picks away recently so this is one way to add to the prospect pool and build depth in the organization.
Agreed. I watched about 10 Michigan games this year. He's a good player. He makes a difference on that team for sure. I just think there is a lack of vision/passing/notsurebutitssomething missing that makes it seem like he will need to be a passenger to better players in the ozone to have any real offensive impact at the next level. I think that at worst, he's Nosek with more speed and I'm guessing a bit more mean. We'll see if he can get better at that whatever it is that holds him back in the ozone but he's going to carve out a career, I think.This was the first time that I’ve ever watched Beecher play and overall I like what I saw. He made about 4 or 5 good plays in small areas. He plays well along the wall, good on faceoffs. It’ll be good to see him Providence and see what he can bring there.
Leading scorer on the team. Twice as many goals as the number 2 player and as many goals as the 2nd and 3rd leading scorers combined.View: https://twitter.com/THNRyanKennedy/status/1512455999721930755?s=20&t=PnpJpGCAJ7zbnO9y2fRY2w
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Thats the second guy off that OSU team. You have to assume Lohrei is going to sign.
I watched a fair amount of OSU fawning over Lohrei so I've seen him a bit. The broadcasters called him "the russian" which I love (current geopolitics notwithstanding). He is a mad man on the forecheck and a lot of those goals were because of pressure. He has a really sudden shot. I don't know if he stood out to me much for the complete game that's usually required to succeed at the next level, but he's interesting.Leading scorer on the team. Twice as many goals as the number 2 player and as many goals as the 2nd and 3rd leading scorers combined.
https://theathletic.com/3223036/2022/04/01/marc-mclaughlin-a-crackling-nhl-debut-and-the-bruins-pedigree-of-undrafted-collegianswhere was that? i tried to find it
The team’s history of results, by now, has become a flywheel. Players, agents and college coaches know that the Bruins do not overlook undrafted collegians.
This is a bummer, but it's fine. He's got legit NHL level offensive ability right now. I think he could score 15-20 ES points as an NHL D next year. From the games I saw, though, his own zone remains a problem that would have kept him from playing in Boston, and while he's huge, he's still growing into that big body. 12 more months in a big 10 weight room will do him well. He has a shot at the Hobey Baker next year, though with all the personnel losses at OSU who knows. Luke Hughes is also going to have something to say about that.