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Old 06-24-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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Flames With the 109th OA pick, the Flames select C Adam Ruzicka

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Old 06-24-2017, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:58 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, we still have a draft to get through lol.
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Good pick

Flames love their big centres
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:59 AM   #6
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When was the last time the Flames drafted a Slovakian?

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Old 06-24-2017, 10:00 AM   #7
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Adam Ruzicka just sounds like the name of an NHLer. That's all I've got lol
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:00 AM   #8
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He's big but not a ton of penalties so not making that mistake again at least. I'd guess he's a project but that's what you get at this point.
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LWOS Report

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OHL Prospects @BrockOtten
At 109, the Calgary Flames takes Adam Ruzicka. Tons of skill in a big man's body. Consistency is the big issue. Needs to play harder.

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14. Adam Ruzicka - Forward - Sarnia Sting
Ruzicka has kind of become a polarizing prospect for this draft. When the season started, he was considered a potential lottery selection, but his down year offensively in adjusting to the OHL has dropped him more to the mid second round range. The real issue at play is consistency. I saw him have some very, very strong games this year where he completely dominated shifts with his power and skill. This was especially true at the U18's, where I thought he had an excellent tournament for Slovakia. But there were also a couple games this year where he was completely invisible, and I think that's a bit alarming. We're talking about a 6'4, 200lbs forward who should be able to dominate more than one shift a game, or at the very least be noticeable. But his physical intensity really seems to waver. He's got a heck of a shot and release, but too often he's kept to the perimeter. He's at his best working the wall, and exploding to the net to create scoring chances, but again, this aggressiveness isn't shown nearly enough. I've also seen, read, and heard some question his hockey sense and overall offensive potential for the next level. I think those criticisms can also be considered valid. Is it a lack of effort in finding consistent scoring lanes, or is it a lack of vision? However, we also need to remember that we're talking about a young kid playing away from home for the first time. Consistency issues do tend to plague most imports playing in their first CHL season. Ruzicka looked mighty impressive at international tournaments this year, where he was able to play for his country. I have a hard time seeing Ruzicka dropping out of the top 50 come draft day, considering his size and skill package.
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He's from Bratislava where:
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Looks like a 2nd rounder that dropped to the 4th round. Nice work scouts!
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OHL Prospects @BrockOtten
At 109, the Calgary Flames takes Adam Ruzicka. Tons of skill in a big man's body. Consistency is the big issue. Needs to play harder.

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Old 06-24-2017, 10:04 AM   #14
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Solid pick

It looks like he's more of a tough goal scorer

Like Valimaki, I hope he can get that consistency straightened out
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Flames don't get a 2nd or 3rd. So they draft a big, highly skilled C with lots of potential.

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Seems to have fallen a bit based on the scouting lists. Could be a good pick. Pretty decent point totals for a 2nd line centre on an average team.
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High risk, high reward type pick. Was apparently one of the strongest kids in the combine? Anyone know where he ranked?
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6'4 Centre who was projected to go 40-60 spots ahead in draft. Sounds good to me.
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How did this guy fall to Calgary at 109, was everyone else asleep at the wheel.

Love the pick.
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Like this pick, those scouting reports sound very appealing.
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