Comets Militia: Down on the Farm - October 31st, 2014

Josh W
October 31 2014 10:30AM


Kenins First North American Goal - Courtesy of @UticaComets

Welcome back to this weeks Comets Militia Weekly Report as we look into all the latest news in the AHL and that related to the Utica Comets.  So far this week, the Comets have gone a perfect 3-0 and Jacob Markstrom is looking to break AHL records as he currently has the 3rd longest shutout streak in league history. 

Read past the jump for all the latest news! 

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report – October 30th, 2014

Josh W
October 30 2014 11:55AM

We are back for another week of the Canucks Army Weekly Prospect report!  In this week we cover all the non-Comets prospects from the success of Cole Cassels in the OHL, the return of Jake VIrtanen in the WHL, the start of the NCAA schools, the high percentages coming out of the ECHL and the rise of young defencemen in European mens leagues.

Continue past the jump for more.

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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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