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2 hours ago, DON said:

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But can he finish his checks? Be good without the puck? And score 10 goals playing 5 min a game?

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47 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

But can he finish his checks? Be good without the puck? And score 10 goals playing 5 min a game?

 

He was drafted by Bergevin, he is a bust.

 

And if he isn't a bust, then Bergevin will ruin him. 

 

And if he isn't ruined by development, then Bergevin will trade him away for a fourth liner who sucks. 

 

And if he isn't traded away, then it will be luck, and Bergevin gets no credit.

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Is he quick enough for pros?

 

"Hillis is the clear leader in play away from the puck. He pressures opponents harder on the forecheck, backcheck, and in-zone, and show a defensive pride that is not mirrored by many Junior prospects. That includes battling and blocking shots with little concern for safety. "

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Yes. skating isn't an issue. 

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https://ontariohockeyleague.com/article/2019-20-ohl-coaches-poll-winners

 

 

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he isnt much of a prospect is he?

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15 hours ago, DON said:

he isnt much of a prospect is he?

 

With goalies one never knows.

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20 hours ago, DON said:

he isnt much of a prospect is he?

 

He's a wild card at this point.  He didn't have a great year but he wasn't exactly on a good team either.  The OHL will be a good test to see if he has a bit of a future or not, especially since he'll probably be a one and done player there as teams generally don't burn an OA and an import spot on the same player.

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Couple nice comments on The Tsar

 

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Norlinder goes to Frölunda so he will play in SHL instead of allsvenskan.

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14 minutes ago, Dalhabs said:

Norlinder goes to Frölunda so he will play in SHL instead of allsvenskan.

 

That'll be a good test for him.  It's a two-year deal which is a little surprising but the NHL has a transfer agreement with Sweden so it shouldn't be an issue if the Habs want to sign him after next season.

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Nice to see Cam Hillis named MVP of Guelph.

Kinda assume he will be one of the signed by June 1st.

 

19) Cam Hillis

Centre, Guelph (OHL)
3rd round pick (66th overall) in 2018

Nothing went right for Hillis last season.  He dealt with three significant injuries (two to the collarbone) and with the Storm loading up for the stretch run (including current Hab Nick Suzuki), playing time was sparse when he was in the lineup and his numbers weren’t the strongest.  That said, it’s hard to drop him down too far solely because he had an injury-plagued year.

Hillis is more of a pure playmaker compared to McShane but his all-around game is stronger.  He’s someone that can be effective in more of a defensive role while also being quite good at the faceoff dot.  In the first half of this season, he has been deployed on the top line routinely and the results have been encouraging.

He’s another player that the Habs will need to make a call on by June but considering how much Trevor Timmins seemed to want him, it’s reasonable to assume that a deal will get done.  Last season was certainly a write-off but it shouldn’t have affected his stock too badly.

2018-19 Stats: 33 GP, 10-12-22, -10 rating, 27 PIMS, 68 shots, 265/473 faceoffs (56.0%)
Previous HW Ranking: 17th
NHL ETA: 2022-23/2023-24 – Because 2018-19 was a poor year from a development perspective, Hillis has gone from someone that could move up the depth chart relatively quickly to someone that is likely to have a longer timeline.  The fact that he can be deployed in a defensive role should get him into recall consideration at some point in his sophomore pro season.

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Not really hockey related, but good on the kid.:clap:

 

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