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Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Nov 1 @ 9:58 AM ET
Adam French: The OHL Players To Watch This Year – Early Season Results
dragonoffrost
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Nov 1 @ 10:09 AM ET
Hopefully Frost makes people forget they traded Brayden Schenn for Jori Lehtera.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Nov 1 @ 10:22 AM ET
Hopefully Frost makes people forget they traded Brayden Schenn for Jori Lehtera.
- dragonoffrost

Patrick developing more hopefully takes that edge off as well.
LeafGuy89
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 05.13.2017

Nov 1 @ 10:39 AM ET
In the future the CHL needs to allow 19 year olds to play in the AHL.

Going back as a dominant 19 year old that was already to good for the league at 18 but not quite good enough for the NHL yet, only ruins a players development. Lighting up 16-18 year olds doesn't really improve your game at all.

They need to adapt playing against grown men and build their confidence earlier.

I doubt this will ever change but I really hope it does.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Nov 1 @ 11:13 AM ET
In the future the CHL needs to allow 19 year olds to play in the AHL.

Going back as a dominant 19 year old that was already to good for the league at 18 but not quite good enough for the NHL yet, only ruins a players development. Lighting up 16-18 year olds doesn't really improve your game at all.

They need to adapt playing against grown men and build their confidence earlier.

I doubt this will ever change but I really hope it does.

- LeafGuy89


Well, I agree, but the CHL teams are also in the business of making money, so losing their top players isn't in their best interests.

I'd like to adopt the strategy that each NHL team can pick one player from the entire CHL to play in the AHL. This limits the amount of CHL players that are "lost" to 31 players or less (currently), whereas some teams could possible take 4-5 top-end players from across the league. As compensation, the NHL team would be required to pay the player's former CHL team the player's first-year AHL salary.
Memories-of-93
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Waterloo, ON
Joined: 10.06.2013

Nov 1 @ 12:37 PM ET
Did you lose your Habs blogging duties already Adam?
(I did't think your first blog was THAT bad)
Glak18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Tater tots go with everything, PA
Joined: 06.26.2007

Nov 1 @ 1:14 PM ET
Give a raise to the guys who have been picking your first round forwards.
- AdamFrench


According to Flyer fans, everyone is a bust because they don't jump right to the NHL and become 80 point scoring machines...like other teams seem to have.

Seriously, you would be shocked at some of the things said about our young players and it is embarrassing.
Glak18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Tater tots go with everything, PA
Joined: 06.26.2007

Nov 1 @ 1:16 PM ET
Hopefully Frost makes people forget they traded Brayden Schenn for Jori Lehtera.
- dragonoffrost


Then add in Farabee
djFreed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Trolley Tracks, ON
Joined: 02.25.2007

Nov 1 @ 3:29 PM ET
Adam French: The OHL Players To Watch This Year – Early Season Results
- AdamFrench



You're an idiot. (I'll happily take a ban for that one).


'Hellish Organization that players are trying to escape'.


Honestly, the most shortsighted comment I've heard in years. Yes, they've had a run of bad seasons, and a FORMER owner who thought dressing his kid was a good idea, but they've moved past that.

Their NHL drafting record is one of the best (if not the best), and before the start of this year had 3 alumni captaining their respective NHL teams. MacKenzie (FLA), Foligno (CLB), Mike Fisher (NSH).

http://sudburywolves.com/nhl-drafted-players



Now, the some of NIMBY's in Sudbury trying to roadblock a new Arena / Entertainment District, the vision of the new owner... that would be considered, 'hellish'.




dragonoffrost
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Nov 1 @ 3:44 PM ET
Then add in Farabee
- Glak18


Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Nov 1 @ 3:45 PM ET
You're an idiot. (I'll happily take a ban for that one).


'Hellish Organization that players are trying to escape'.


Honestly, the most shortsighted comment I've heard in years. Yes, they've had a run of bad seasons, and a FORMER owner who thought dressing his kid was a good idea, but they've moved past that.

Their NHL drafting record is one of the best (if not the best), and before the start of this year had 3 alumni captaining their respective NHL teams. MacKenzie (FLA), Foligno (CLB), Mike Fisher (NSH).

http://sudburywolves.com/nhl-drafted-players



Now, the some of NIMBY's in Sudbury trying to roadblock a new Arena / Entertainment District, the vision of the new owner... that would be considered, 'hellish'.

- djFreed

People don't get banned for making fun of me. I'm against it.

You need to re-evaluate that list and also look at the top-5 OHL priority selections they have helped ruin. Not to mention players that immediately leave to breakout "unexpectedly" like Sokolov. Maybe things are better as you say, but until they prove it, I will hold to this conviction.

That page you provided has no non-4th liner in the NHL since Nick Foligno from 2006.

It has been over a decade for them to produce a top-6 player and an inconsistent one at that. This with all the high picks they can use. I get that it's harder for them to court talent in their region versus the hotbeds like London, Windsor or Kitchener, but they haven't done anything recently with the talent they have managed to grab.

1 #1 Quinton Byfield (F)
2 #30 Jack Thompson (D)
3 #46 Blake Butler (F)
4 #78 Nathan Ribau (D)
5 #85 Jonathan Lemaire (G)
7 #121 Kyle Aucoin (D)
8 #141 Michael Tiveron (F)
10 #181 Simon Labelle (F)
10 #184 Owen Robinson (F)
10 #191 Darren Beattie (D)
11 #201 Ryan Smith (F)
12 #221 Robbie Stewart (D)
13 #241 Nicholas Heinzle (G)
14 #261 Giordano Biondi (F)
15 #281 Luke Strickland (F)
2017
1 #7 Blake Murray (F)
3 #53 Anthony Tabak (F)
4 #63 Liam Ross (D)
4 #80 Isaak Phillips (D)
5 #87 Kosta Manikis (F)
6 #110 Marshall Frappier (G)
7 #127 Drew Wawrow (D)
7 #129 Joseph Mazur (F)
8 #147 Brendan Bowie (F)
10 #187 Cameron Carvalho (G)
11 #207 Brodie McDougall (F)
12 #227 Levi Siau (F)
12 #230 Keegan Pulford-Thorpe (D)
13 #247 Bryce Lewis (F)
15 #287 Remy Dalben (F)
2016
1 #2 Owen Lalonde (D)
2 #34 Owen Gilhula (F)
4 #63 Dawson Baker (F)
4 #80 Nolan Hutcheson (F)
5 #83 Blake McConville (F)
5 #95 Adam Samuelsson (D)
7 #123 Edward Yan (F)
8 #143 Joshua Eisfeld (G)
8 #148 Jacob Roach (F)
9 #163 Christian Gaudreau (F)
10 #183 Ty Emberson (D)
11 #203 Charles MacKie (D)
12 #226 Ryan Mahabir (F)
13 #243 David Bowen (G)
15 #283 Francesco Reda (D)
2015
1 #1 David Levin (F)
2 #28 Shane Bulitka (F)
2 #41 MacAuley Carson (F)
3 #42 Owen Lane (F)
3 #48 Conor Ali (D)
5 #85 Ben Garagan (F)
6 #105 Donovan Cowan (D)
7 #122 Adam Panacci (F)
8 #142 Jacob McGrath (G)
8 #154 Tyler Madden (F)
9 #162 Declan Hilton (F)
10 #182 Kyle Kozielski (D)
11 #202 Evan Fear (G)
13 #242 Drake LaFontaine (F)
14 #262 Adrian Bilic (D)
15 #282 Kier Cumming (F)
2014
1 #11 Michael Pezzetta (F)
3 #51 Trenton Bourque (D)
4 #65 Brady Pataki (F)
6 #111 Cameron Searles (F)
7 #131 Matthew Menna (G)
7 #132 Brandon Bastasin (D)
8 #151 Jacob Cuffley (D)
9 #171 Matthew Barnes (D)
10 #188 Arik Breton (F)
10 #191 Carson Moniz (D)
11 #211 Nicholas Romero (F)
12 #231 Ethan Dupont (F)
12 #240 Nicholas Latinovich (G)
13 #251 Luke Israel (F)
13 #252 Zach Berzolla (D)
14 #271 Ryan Mooney (D)
2013
1 #7 Kyle Capobianco (D) 1gp 0 0 0 0
2 #27 Troy Timpano (G)
3 #59 David Zeppieri (F)
4 #67 Austin Clapham (D)
5 #95 Chase Hawley (D)
6 #101 Noah Robinson (F)
6 #117 Michael Silveri (F)
8 #147 Josh Richardinson (F)
9 #167 Liam Turnbull (G)
11 #207 Connor Schmalz (F)
12 #227 Nic Hamre (F)
13 #249 Niibin Nashkawa (D)
15 #287 Nolan Smith (D)
15 #291 Rory Milne (F)
2012
1 #14 Conor Cummins (D)
3 #56 Francesco Vilardi (F)
3 #60 Connor Burgess (F)
4 #73 David Eccles (D)
6 #116 Mike Muzyka (G)
7 #136 Stefan LeBlanc (D)
8 #156 Dylan Callaghan (F)
9 #178 William Harrison (F)
10 #196 Austin Veleke (F)
11 #216 Tyler Peters (F)
12 #236 Dylan Wettlaufer (F)
13 #256 Matt Adams (F)
14 #276 Jonathon Masters (D)
14 #283 Nick Trecroce (D)
15 #296 Thomas Beretta (F)
2011
1 #6 Nicholas Baptiste (F) 47gp 7 3 10 20
2 #28 Jacob Harris (F)
2 #42 Evan de Haan (D)
3 #48 Dan Desrochers (F)
4 #82 Patrick Crampton (D)
5 #102 Riley Corbin (G)
6 #108 Daniele Disipio (F)
7 #139 Riley Dunda (F)
8 #148 Anders Nielsen (D)
9 #168 Kyle Lee (D)
10 #188 Michael Sands (F)
11 #208 Bryan Raymond (G)
12 #228 Zack McFadden (D)
13 #248 Colton Spicer (F)
2010
1 #5 Matt Campagna (F)
2 #26 Brody Silk (F)
2 #40 Sam Schutt (F)
4 #66 Brendan O'Neill (G)
4 #71 Cody Mintz (D)
5 #86 Jeff Corbett (D)
5 #97 Nathan Pancel (F)
8 #146 Tyler Prong (D)
9 #166 Bradley Cox (F)
10 #186 Taylor Dupuis (G)
11 #206 Michael Rouleau (D)
12 #226 Tyler Duarte (F)
13 #246 Marly Quince (F)
14 #266 Peter Poulin-Roy (F)
15 #286 Kurtis Giommi (F)
2009
1 #5 Justin Sefton (D)
2 #25 Frank Corrado (D) 76gp 3 5 8 40
2 #38 Kristoff Kontos (F)
5 #85 Kyle Shaw (F)
6 #114 Gregory Jambrosich (F)
7 #125 Kevin Banaschewski (G)
8 #145 Brennan Serville (D)
9 #165 Keenan Murray (F)
10 #185 Brendon Anger (F)
11 #205 Josh Leivo (F) 6 69gp 11 14 25 27
12 #225 Jimmy Sheehan (D)
13 #245 Adam DiBrina (F)
14 #265 Andre Comtois (F)
15 #285 Paul Berrafato (G)
2008
1 #1 John McFarland (F) 3gp 0 0 0 0
2 #21 Nick Quinn (D)
3 #42 Steven Beyers (F)
3 #47 Drew Collinson (F)
3 #48 Jacob Cardwell (D)
5 #82 Michael Capicotto (F)
6 #118 Chris Stuart (D)
7 #122 Greg Trichilo (F)
8 #142 Greg Sartoretto (F)
8 #147 Jonathon Aubertin (F)
8 #152 Michel Gamache (F)
9 #162 Kevin Lind (D)
10 #182 Kyle Lekun (F)
12 #222 Denis Restoule (F)
12 #234 Wyatt Galley (G)
13 #242 Cody Fraser (F)
15 #289 Marc-Alain Bégin (F)


This is the list for the past decade of all of their OHL Priority selections. Some played for them, some didn't, but all selected. If 196 games of 6-7 defense and 4th line forwards is your definition of success, then I suppose we are at an impasse.
Marcus Boutilier
Washington Capitals
Location: Kingston, ON
Joined: 10.02.2018

Nov 2 @ 9:04 PM ET
Dallas 2017 2nd rd Jason Robertson is having a helluva season so far in Kingston. 16 GP 14 G 20 PTS.