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Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 3:42 PM ET
Matt Ross: Trade Alert: Cats Acquire Juolevi from VAN in Exchange for Lammikko/Juulsen
Shynes57
Florida Panthers
Joined: 11.12.2019

Oct 10 @ 3:54 PM ET
I do not know much if anything about him. Losing juho isnt terrible as you said with all the forwards and losing juulsen is nothing. So could be worth the shot
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 4:05 PM ET
I do not know much if anything about him. Losing juho isnt terrible as you said with all the forwards and losing juulsen is nothing. So could be worth the shot
- Shynes57


Seeing a lot of people say it’s a good deal for both teams, but Cats could have the edge in it.

Looks like he’s around 6’2” and 188 lbs. Curious what kind of style he plays. Seeing some mixed things on that front. Some say he’s like a Forsling but the compete doesn’t seem to be there (from VAN fans).

Who knows, but curious to see ho he looks.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

Oct 10 @ 4:15 PM ET
Lammikko probably doesn’t clear waivers, and they exchange highly drafted Dmen prospects who have been derailed by injuries.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 4:18 PM ET
Lammikko probably doesn’t clear waivers, and they exchange highly drafted Dmen prospects who have been derailed by injuries.
- Ratsreign


It will be interesting to see if he gets bit by the Florida Rejuvenating bug when he gets here. Haha.
I-own_da-Northwest
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Cariboo, BC
Joined: 08.08.2009

Oct 10 @ 4:24 PM ET
I do not know much if anything about him. Losing juho isnt terrible as you said with all the forwards and losing juulsen is nothing. So could be worth the shot
- Shynes57


He was taken 5th overall in 2016 I think. Good hockey sense and skill but was injury plagued and couldn’t quite crack the lineup beyond being a 6th/7th guy. If it works out he could be a steal for you guys... all the best of luck with him.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 4:25 PM ET
He was taken 5th overall in 2016 I think. Good hockey sense and skill but was injury plagued and couldn’t quite crack the lineup beyond being a 6th/7th guy. If it works out he could be a steal for you guys... all the best of luck with him.
- I-own_da-Northwest


Thank you for the insight!
ChrisMS
Joined: 05.02.2012

Oct 10 @ 4:29 PM ET
Or maybe bit by a meth gator.
I-own_da-Northwest
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Cariboo, BC
Joined: 08.08.2009

Oct 10 @ 4:30 PM ET
Thank you for the insight!
- Matt Ross

You bet. How are Bobrovsky and Reinhart looking so far this preseason? I went in on them in my fantasy pool. Hoping that Reinhart and Huburdeau work some magic together.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 4:54 PM ET
You bet. How are Bobrovsky and Reinhart looking so far this preseason? I went in on them in my fantasy pool. Hoping that Reinhart and Huburdeau work some magic together.
- I-own_da-Northwest


Reinhart is fitting in nicely and I think Bob will be good. He looked pretty solid to me yesterday. Maybe a flub here and there, but he seems to be getting his confidence up and I thought his position was good.
harveykline
Joined: 09.01.2009

Oct 10 @ 5:16 PM ET
Ziti still disappoints me when it comes to the backend moves
madhatter56
Joined: 11.09.2015

Oct 10 @ 5:24 PM ET
I hope the Panthers aren't getting soft again. Tampa Bay got Corey Perry and Zach Bogosian added to their goon squad. One good hit from one of them and Juolevi will be on the IR list.
Jetsabre24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Batavia, NY
Joined: 06.21.2017

Oct 10 @ 5:25 PM ET
I don't know a ton about him but think Nolan Patrick. So much potential that gets derailed by an injury almost every year
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 6:23 PM ET
I don't know a ton about him but think Nolan Patrick. So much potential that gets derailed by an injury almost every year
- Jetsabre24


Always a shame seeing those guys with a lot of potential struggle to reach it because of injury.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 6:30 PM ET
I hope the Panthers aren't getting soft again. Tampa Bay got Corey Perry and Zach Bogosian added to their goon squad. One good hit from one of them and Juolevi will be on the IR list.
- madhatter56


Not a lot of sandpaper on the Cats roster but Hornqvist can be pretty feisty. And though older, Thornton doesn’t take a lot of crap either.
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Oct 10 @ 6:33 PM ET
Not a lot of sandpaper on the Cats roster but Hornqvist can be pretty feisty. And though older, Thornton doesn’t take a lot of crap either.
- Matt Ross



I don't quite know how to say this... but that Cat you picked up from the Flames is pretty nasty piece of work.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 10 @ 7:04 PM ET
I don't quite know how to say this... but that Cat you picked up from the Flames is pretty nasty piece of work.
- dozerD10


Dude. Good call. Completely forgot to mention Lomberg
CoolerHeads
Joined: 07.04.2015

Oct 10 @ 8:16 PM ET
OJ has enough skill that he should be able to become a decent 5/6/7 NHL d-man. Commitment to the game has been an issue and not sure about his willingness to put in the work to stick in the NHL. Good on the PK. Did not mix with Van head coach so maybe someone can get through to him.
I-own_da-Northwest
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Cariboo, BC
Joined: 08.08.2009

Oct 11 @ 12:22 AM ET
Reinhart is fitting in nicely and I think Bob will be good. He looked pretty solid to me yesterday. Maybe a flub here and there, but he seems to be getting his confidence up and I thought his position was good.
- Matt Ross



Good to hear, hopefully you guys do well this year.
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

Oct 11 @ 12:49 AM ET
You bet. How are Bobrovsky and Reinhart looking so far this preseason? I went in on them in my fantasy pool. Hoping that Reinhart and Huburdeau work some magic together.
- I-own_da-Northwest

Reinhart is playing on Barkov’s line, with Verhaeghe on the left.
https://twitter.com/James...maroon-reinhart-connauton
NewYorkNuck
Vancouver Canucks
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 07.11.2015

Oct 11 @ 4:36 AM ET
Seems like a pretty decent trade for both teams from the slight bit I've read about the FLA players.

As for OJ, a lot has been heaped on him due to his draft position. He's had some injuries that have limited his growth and actual time spent playing. The biggest cause for concern with his injuries is that it has seemingly limited his mobility. He doesn't turn well, and gets beat to the outside a lot, which isn't great. He has a good first pass and defends fine enough in the zone, especially on the PK since there isn't a ton of movement involved. He could still be a good depth guy if he's able to get into a groove and get over some of those limitations. TG wasn't always in his corner, so maybe Q will help there.

One other thing to note, is that he doesn't seem to have the mental makeup/commitment needed to play at the NHL level. There were always rumors about his video game use, and this offseason when he wasn't rehabbing anything and there was a roster spot on the line for him, he came to camp not in top shape and lost the job in the first couple days. There are a few articles written about him starfishing on the ice after a bag skate. Hopefully he puts it together, he's still young-ish
harveykline
Joined: 09.01.2009

Oct 11 @ 6:44 AM ET
Seems like a pretty decent trade for both teams from the slight bit I've read about the FLA players.

As for OJ, a lot has been heaped on him due to his draft position. He's had some injuries that have limited his growth and actual time spent playing. The biggest cause for concern with his injuries is that it has seemingly limited his mobility. He doesn't turn well, and gets beat to the outside a lot, which isn't great. He has a good first pass and defends fine enough in the zone, especially on the PK since there isn't a ton of movement involved. He could still be a good depth guy if he's able to get into a groove and get over some of those limitations. TG wasn't always in his corner, so maybe Q will help there.

One other thing to note, is that he doesn't seem to have the mental makeup/commitment needed to play at the NHL level. There were always rumors about his video game use, and this offseason when he wasn't rehabbing anything and there was a roster spot on the line for him, he came to camp not in top shape and lost the job in the first couple days. There are a few articles written about him starfishing on the ice after a bag skate. Hopefully he puts it together, he's still young-ish

- NewYorkNuck

Sounds like another throw the dart at the balloon wall at the sunrise carnival to me
hotshotbeer
Calgary Flames
Location: Gods Country, AB
Joined: 05.14.2019

Oct 11 @ 11:41 AM ET
The Canuckulheads could have drafted Matty Tkachuk 5th overall, but instead drafted this dude. Didnt work out well
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

Oct 11 @ 12:48 PM ET
Sounds like another throw the dart at the balloon wall at the sunrise carnival to me
- harveykline

Yeah, but with zero risk attached. Maybe he will do better w/o 5th OA expectations hanging over him. Perhaps he “gets it” now and will put in the necessary work to reach his potential. He’s gonna have guys like Barky and Hornqvist around him now, maybe they set an example for him. Who knows? Neither of the guys traded away had a future in FL, anyway. If he doesn’t workout they simply move on.
Defense is improved solely by who Zito moved out. The forwards will have to be better this year with support in their Dzone, and by cutting down on the odd-man rushes given up with bad turnovers at either blue line.
Matt Ross
Joined: 03.15.2013

Oct 11 @ 12:54 PM ET
Seems like a pretty decent trade for both teams from the slight bit I've read about the FLA players.

As for OJ, a lot has been heaped on him due to his draft position. He's had some injuries that have limited his growth and actual time spent playing. The biggest cause for concern with his injuries is that it has seemingly limited his mobility. He doesn't turn well, and gets beat to the outside a lot, which isn't great. He has a good first pass and defends fine enough in the zone, especially on the PK since there isn't a ton of movement involved. He could still be a good depth guy if he's able to get into a groove and get over some of those limitations. TG wasn't always in his corner, so maybe Q will help there.

One other thing to note, is that he doesn't seem to have the mental makeup/commitment needed to play at the NHL level. There were always rumors about his video game use, and this offseason when he wasn't rehabbing anything and there was a roster spot on the line for him, he came to camp not in top shape and lost the job in the first couple days. There are a few articles written about him starfishing on the ice after a bag skate. Hopefully he puts it together, he's still young-ish

- NewYorkNuck


Thanks for the detailed insight, NewYorkNuck. The more I’m reading, the more the common thread seems to be potential compete/drive issues. I also saw the gassed bag skate picture. Haha.

Zito hasn’t really misstepped yet, so I’m thinking he and the coaching staff see something there they can adjust/fix.

We’ll see though. Looking forward to how it unfolds.
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