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Old 06-24-2017, 01:09 PM   #61
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I'm finding it hard to believe how teams could see someone at 6'4 do that and let him slide to 109... I know everyone thinks they got steals on draft day but this guy seems to have some serious skill in a massive frame
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:21 PM   #62
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Love this pick, huge potential if he can put it all together, and in the 4th round that's not a risk to take.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:31 PM   #63
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This pick has Flames 4th round special written all over it
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I like this pick. The problems mentioned in the scouting reports are typical of any player outside the first 2 rounds. I love the size and skill mixture. Hopefully he's given a development plan that fixes his problem areas. It's largely up to him to fix any work ethic issues.
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:32 PM   #65
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I liked his comment that he doesn't think about dropping to the fourth round, instead he sees it as being Calgary's second pick in the draft.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:05 PM   #66
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Seems to me like a home-run pick.

Treliving has stated he wants size, but only if it comes packaged with some speed (skating isn't bad on this kid, but needs some work) and skill (seems to have a lot of skill here).

When a kid like this puts it together, he becomes something special. Anybody here see him play live regularly? Would love to hear a few takes. I am also blown away as to how a guy this big and skilled is available in the 4th.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:38 AM   #67
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Brock Otten's feature on the Flames' OHL prospects

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2017...ry-flames.html

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An excellent 4th round pick by the Flames this year. He certainly has his warts and things to work on as a prospect. But he's also a kid with a lot of potential. Big forward with skill and decent skating ability. At times, he looks like he can dominate the possession game and could develop as a really tough guy to stop from getting to the net. Certainly has the puck skill to drive the play. But there's a wavering intensity level, especially away from the puck. Want to see a big guy want to go after loose pucks, but he's stagnant in the offensive end too much. I think the concerns about his hockey sense and vision are legitimate too. Want to see him get himself in better scoring position because he has a big wrist shot and a great release. Internationally, I thought he looked quite good this year, better than he did in the OHL. Obviously, it's an adjustment to playing on a smaller ice surface in a different country. He'll return to Sarnia next year and will be a big part of their offense. Likely their 2nd line center again and will see lots of powerplay time. I think he's likely a point per game player and a 30 goal scorer.
no surprise he gushes over Parsons
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:55 PM   #68
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Adam Ruzicka off to an extremely hot start in the OHL.

6gp 6g 4a 10pts +6 29SOG 58.2%Faceoffs

Ruzicka is currently tied for 2nd in the OHL for points and tied for 3rd in OHL goals at the time this was originally posted

Let us hope he can keep this up.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:27 PM   #69
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I'm liking that shot total, really need more shooters on the team.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:39 PM   #70
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1g+1a 5sog +2 for Ruzicka in a 8-1 win over the Steelheads. 4 straight games where Ruzicka has had 2 points or more.

At time of posting Ruzicka tied for 1st in the OHL for points, 4th in OHL goals, 1st in power play goals with 5, tied for 4th in +/-

8gp 8g 6a 14pts +9 37sog 60.8 FO%


Ruzicka is such an intriguing prospect. Has size. Can skate. Has skill. Has hands. Looks dominate in faceoffs. Willing to shoot the puck.

If he has found consistency, in the words of Peter Loubardias: " one word, look out"

Quickly turning into my favourite Flames prospect

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Flames said this kid was on their ranked list and that list is usually exhausted by the 3rd round according to Button. So yeah he fell a little bit to us compared to where our scouting staff viewed him
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I love how Button said they looked for high ceiling skill guys who may have had issues getting their skill into games. If they can figure out what was holding them back then gems can be found.

Ruzicka looking good!
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1g+1a 5sog +2 for Ruzicka in a 8-1 win over the Steelheads. 4 straight games where Ruzicka has had 2 points or more.

At time of posting Ruzicka tied for 1st in the OHL for points, 4th in OHL goals, 1st in power play goals with 5, tied for 4th in +/-

8gp 8g 6a 14pts +9 37sog 60.8 FO%


Ruzicka is such an intriguing prospect. Has size. Can skate. Has skill. Has hands. Looks dominate in faceoffs. Willing to shoot the puck.

If he has found consistency, in the words of Peter Loubardias: " one word, look out"

Quickly turning into my favourite Flames prospect
That's some sweet mitts!
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:29 PM   #74
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Would be nice if this kid could hang around and learn from Jagr, but don't think that's going to happen in Calgary.
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