Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – October 24th, 2014

Josh W
October 24 2014 09:30AM

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Welcome to this week’s Comets Militia where we review all the action from the Utica Comets.  The year is continuing quite well for the Canucks AHL affiliate as they went 2-1 in the last week, and the success looks like it could continue for some time.  Should anything happen to the Canucks that causes lineup changes for the Comets they have capable ECHL depth ready to call on.

Read past the jump for all the latest analysis on the Utica Comets.

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 23rd, 2014

Josh W
October 23 2014 09:00AM

It’s been another busy and successful week for Canucks prospects, with many players dominating their respective leagues.  A few players have won awards for being players of the week while others continue to be successful without receiving any accolades.  

Read past the jump for the latest prospect news and notes in the Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report.

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Utica Comets Scouting Report - October 12th, 2014

Josh W
October 19 2014 02:00PM

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On Sunday, October 12th, I was in Toronto and was able to be granted Media Access to the Toronto Marlies game where I was able to scout the Comets play their second regular season game (Quick shout out to the Marlies for being very east to work with!).  I was joined by a number of other people from Hockey Twitter including Jeff Veillette from the Leafs Nation, Timo Seppa and Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus, and Gus Katsaros from McKeen’s hockey.

I was able to get a bit of scouting coaching from Gus Katsaros who taught me a few things to look out for.

I also learned a few of his opinions on Canuck’s prospects which include:

  • Frank Corrado: a very intelligent player who is always working on things in the warm up, primarily his skating technique, stop/starts, quick cuts and directional changes, shows he knows to use his limited ice time to work on deficiencies.
  • Hunter Shinkaruk: Seemed very keen on this player, has skills that translate well to the NHL, with solid footwork and pace.
  • Nicklas Jensen: has lots of good attributes, particularly skating and solid footwork, but needs to work on his stick handling and some puck skills where his hands catch up with his feet
  • Brendan Gaunce: likely to be a utility player in the NHL.

Here’s what I took away from this game:

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm - October 17th, 2014

Josh W
October 17 2014 09:30AM

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This past weekend, the American Hockey League finally started up its regular season with the Utica Comets playing their first two games. It’s looking to be a very exciting team this year with plenty of firepower, some good defence and two solid goaltenders in net.  The depth is looking so good that the Comets had to send a few popular Canucks prospects down to the ECHL to give them more playing time.

With that being said, read past the jump to see how this week has gone for the Comets.

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - October 16, 2014

Josh W
October 16 2014 09:30AM

We are back with this week’s Canucks Army prospect report, where we look at all the activities of Canucks prospects outside of the AHL and their teams.  Most players have been busy this week in the OHL and WHL, while the NCAA is just starting up (except for the Ivy League schools).  Europe has been well underway since September and the ECHL has begun its regular season.

Continue past the jump for all the latest news and statistics of your Canucks’ prospects!

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