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I see Abramov topping out as a 2nd liner. He's sort of like Brown in that he's in a boom or bust position. I watched that same YouTube video yesterday. He has a pretty lethal shot and is pretty shifty, but he is definitely small. Looks like the passion is there which is nice to see.

I also watched Brown's highlight clips and man can he ever stick-handle and pass. He certainly has all the tools to be a top-six forward in the NHL. I guess with him it's all about compete level and staying healthy. He looks prime to play with Batherson. Their chemistry (and friendship) is undeniable.

I think the biggest question marks will be Formenton and Norris. I am pretty high on Norris and can see the Sens developing him as a winger if they feel like Brown is a 1b and they target someone like Byfield in the draft. That would move White to 3C down the road. As for Formenton, I'd like to see how he responds to a full season of skating post injury and whether or not he has the hands to finish plays. I see him as a 3LW who can move into the top-six.

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:I see Abramov topping out as a 2nd liner. He's sort of like Brown in that he's in a boom or bust position. I watched that same YouTube video yesterday. He has a pretty lethal shot and is pretty shifty, but he is definitely small. Looks like the passion is there which is nice to see.

I also watched Brown's highlight clips and man can he ever stick-handle and pass. He certainly has all the tools to be a top-six forward in the NHL. I guess with him it's all about compete level and staying healthy. He looks prime to play with Batherson. Their chemistry (and friendship) is undeniable.

I think the biggest question marks will be Formenton and Norris. I am pretty high on Norris and can see the Sens developing him as a winger if they feel like Brown is a 1b and they target someone like Byfield in the draft.  That would move White to 3C down the road. As for Formenton, I'd like to see how he responds to a full season of skating post injury and whether or not he has the hands to finish plays. I see him as a 3LW who can move into the top-six.

If Norris and Brown pan out I could see them moving white to the wing. Formenton is likely that. Top 6-9- depending on if he can add some finish to his game.

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Flo The Action wrote:
PTFlea wrote:This is a big year for the organization to see what they have in some highly touted prospects.  Batherson, Brannstrom, Brown, Wolanin, Davidsson, Abramov etc. etc. - there will be storylines a plenty that will flow directly into how well Ottawa transitions to a crap team to what they will become in a couple of years.

Depends on how you think Batherson etc will do this year and going forward.  Then hopefully the addition of an elite forward at next year's draft and suddenly you're not really a team other teams like to play.

I really think we need to add a legit top line C prospect. Even if it comes in the form of a trade(of course we don’t have much to trade right now to get that return. I have my doubts on Brown.

Both he and Abramov have a buck load of potential but question marks over their heads. I was watching clips of abramov and the talent is all there. He just needs to put some weight on and be able to play his game amongst NHL level talent.
If he can he could be a 1st line winger. That’s a big IF though. Looking forward to going to a few AHL games this year. They’re cheap so maybe I’ll make it a regular thing.

Would be nice to see Brown play with Abramov and develop some chemistry.

Why mess with chemistry though, brown and batherson have some serious chemistry going in the ahl, why not transfer that to the nhl?

Abramov has a great motor and is quite shifty, I like this kid.

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Rookie tournament starts this Friday. Probably the highlight of the season for me. Giddyup

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Rookie tournament starts this Friday. Probably the highlight of the season for me. Giddyup

I believe it's going to be streamed online...but I don't have details yet.

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tim1_2 wrote:
DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Rookie tournament starts this Friday. Probably the highlight of the season for me. Giddyup

I believe it's going to be streamed online...but I don't have details yet.

I think in years past it was on Rogers 22. And I think the Leafs games were on Sportsnet. But the Leafs aren't in the tourney this year.

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Rookie tournament starts this Friday. Probably the highlight of the season for me. Giddyup

We're not icing a very good lineup unfortunately.

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Batherson, Norris, Abramov, brown, formenton, Davidsson, brannstrom, Gustavsson, daccord . I'll take it

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Kelly and Gruden too

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Batherson, Norris, Abramov, brown, formenton, Davidsson, brannstrom, Gustavsson, daccord . I'll take it
Yeah. This whole tournament is top heavy for the Sens. Theyhardly brouhgt any relevant D appart from Brannstrom

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Flo The Action wrote:
DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Batherson, Norris, Abramov, brown, formenton, Davidsson, brannstrom, Gustavsson, daccord . I'll take it
Yeah. This whole tournament is top heavy for the Sens. Theyhardly brouhgt any relevant D appart from Brannstrom

Yeah, no defense is what I meant but didnt convey.

I would have loved to see the righties.

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I dunno. I think JBD is going to have a really solid year especially if he makes Team Canada.
Lassi already has 2 points in 2 games with Ilves (+2 rating). Now they've played 6 games I think so that's a bit concerning, unless I am reading their Finnish stats sheets wrong.

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:I dunno. I think JBD is going to have a really solid year especially if he makes Team Canada.
Lassi already has 2 points in 2 games with Ilves (+2 rating). Now they've played 6 games I think so that's a bit concerning, unless I am reading their Finnish stats sheets wrong.

I realize that's why we're not seeing Thomson, but I would have loved to see him and BD. Doesn't matter much really, it was just selfish in that I've only seen crap streams of both.

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PTFlea wrote:
DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:I dunno. I think JBD is going to have a really solid year especially if he makes Team Canada.
Lassi already has 2 points in 2 games with Ilves (+2 rating). Now they've played 6 games I think so that's a bit concerning, unless I am reading their Finnish stats sheets wrong.

I realize that's why we're not seeing Thomson, but I would have loved to see him and BD.  Doesn't matter much really, it was just selfish in that I've only seen crap streams of both.

Just enjoy the ride. At this time next year, Thomson. JBD, Tychonik, etc may all be at rookie dev camp. Plus a shiny new top-five pick and maybe another 1st rounder or two.

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:
PTFlea wrote:
DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:I dunno. I think JBD is going to have a really solid year especially if he makes Team Canada.
Lassi already has 2 points in 2 games with Ilves (+2 rating). Now they've played 6 games I think so that's a bit concerning, unless I am reading their Finnish stats sheets wrong.

I realize that's why we're not seeing Thomson, but I would have loved to see him and BD.  Doesn't matter much really, it was just selfish in that I've only seen crap streams of both.

Just enjoy the ride. At this time next year, Thomson. JBD, Tychonik, etc may all be at rookie dev camp. Plus a shiny new top-five pick and maybe another 1st rounder or two.

Oh, I'll enjoy the ride alright, I just wanna see Thomson and BD up close - or with the other rookies. :crossarms:

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Well I for one hope Brannstrom sticks out like a sore thumb. I hope he pushes for a spot out of camp but I do prefer he start in Belleville. No reason why Belleville can't dominate this year. No point having Brann develop in a losing environment.

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Losing environment is overrated imo. Get him nhl experience if he dominates the ahl and prep him for 2 years down the road when we're good.

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I was listening to the interview with Wolanin from yesterday on tsn. That kid has a great attitude and seems very smart. I think he’s really going to try to outdo himself this year. Place himself in the top 4 and try to stay there. I really liked his playlast year. There’s a chance Brannstrom winds up on the right side when he makes the NHL. Pushing zaitsev down or if Demelo gets traded near the deadline(which would be a mistake IMO, I’d keep him)

By the end of the year
Chabot-demelo
Wolanin-Brannstrom
Lajoie-zaitsev
Boro-Jaros as extras or Borotraded with Hainsey at the deadline.

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