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    With the season now over, it is time to look forward to next year. Of course we will lose three overagers this year as we always do, but there are seven players looking for three spots. Neilsen I don't think will be back. With the youth movement in Toronto, I think he will play in the AHL. That leaves six to pick from. My three would be (in order) Wong, Pankewicz and Lindgren. I would love to have Folk, but the numbers just don't work. Having an overage goalie when we have Skinner, that doesn't work either. Kroeker showed pretty okay, but definitely a step below the three. Unless, of course there is some kind of a block buster trade, I really can't see any other combinations that works.

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    Default Kroeker is a 97..............

    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Bear View Post
    With the season now over, it is time to look forward to next year. Of course we will lose three overagers this year as we always do, but there are seven players looking for three spots. Neilsen I don't think will be back. With the youth movement in Toronto, I think he will play in the AHL. That leaves six to pick from. My three would be (in order) Wong, Pankewicz and Lindgren. I would love to have Folk, but the numbers just don't work. Having an overage goalie when we have Skinner, that doesn't work either. Kroeker showed pretty okay, but definitely a step below the three. Unless, of course there is some kind of a block buster trade, I really can't see any other combinations that works.
    what does he have to do with the 3 20's...........I agree that neilson is a gone'r and folk is the odd man out though......
    GO CANES GO.................

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    I agree that Wong and Pankewicz will be our next year 20s but I think they will keep Folk. I think Lindgren is odd man out because they can squeeze bellerive into the 2nd Center spot. Kroeker or Vandervlis can be your 3rd line centers. Regardless, they will have to move a few 20s and it would be nice to get back a few 98s to fill those spots. Kids that can stick around for a few years.

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    Lindgren had almost as many goals as Folk had points in the regular season, and he is also a part of the deal with Brandon that many perceive as being extremely lopsided. Due to the fact that they HAVE to trade or release some overage players by next season, there is a diminished return on any deal that they make involving them (ie: they might get a third round pick for Lindgren). Kitt turned out to be a bust, so with Erkamps's junior career over at the end of the season, and Reid Duke likely going pro after a long WHL post-season run, the Hurricanes will almost certainly want to milk as much out of that deal as they can (With both Pankewicz and Lindgren seemingly being the only two players from that deal that will be in the WHL next season). For those reasons, I can't see any possible way that they hang on to Folk over Lindgren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SectionNDeserter View Post
    Lindgren had almost as many goals as Folk had points in the regular season, and he is also a part of the deal with Brandon that many perceive as being extremely lopsided. Due to the fact that they HAVE to trade or release some overage players by next season, there is a diminished return on any deal that they make involving them (ie: they might get a third round pick for Lindgren). Kitt turned out to be a bust, so with Erkamps's junior career over at the end of the season, and Reid Duke likely going pro after a long WHL post-season run, the Hurricanes will almost certainly want to milk as much out of that deal as they can (With both Pankewicz and Lindgren seemingly being the only two players from that deal that will be in the WHL next season). For those reasons, I can't see any possible way that they hang on to Folk over Lindgren.
    From an outsiders perspective that makes sense. Most Canes fans however have long gotten over the those trades. That was the old regime and everything is new and shiny now. Particularly since Anholt had nothing to do with those moves. I am sure that the past will have nothing to do with which 20'S WE KEEP.
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    I'm predicting Sittler in Saskatoon. They need some stability with a few bad seasons and fan disenchantment They seem to have a surplus of young kids that are not willing to commit to the Blades May be a win for both clubs.
    Other than that it's wide open. I'm guessing Wong and Lindgren. Toss up between Nielson and Pankewicz. Too many bad penalties for Nielson this year.
    it will all depend on what the rest of the teams are needing I guess

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    Wong will for sure be back. If Nielsen makes the Marlies, which is a possibility, then Pank will be the 2nd 20. It'll be one or the other.
    From there, total coin toss between Lindgren and Folk. Folk brings speed and grittiness, while Lindgren brings passing and is one of the top Faceoff men in the league. If I had to guess, we keep Folk and trade Lindgren, for the reason hockeyfan42 mentioned: Bellerive can step into that 2C role. Both sound like real stand up members of the community, and liked by everyone on the team. It'll be sad to see either go.
    Regarding Sittler, I've heard rumblings that Calgary and Tri-city are interested in him... But I doubt we'll trade him to Calgary unless we can get a lot for him.

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    Hmm, with Pete's ability to find (available) top end 20 year olds, I think Wong is the only "for sure" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNIPE View Post
    Hmm, with Pete's ability to find (available) top end 20 year olds, I think Wong is the only "for sure" .
    Excellent Point. He does seem to have a knack.. or at least last year he did so we will see if the trend continues. One will never know what Pete has up his sleeve in terms of trades etc. Bantam draft is Thursday which I'm sure will have Pete's stamp all over it. Is a different scenario this year picking in the bottom 5 rather than the top 5 but I'm sure there are many great kids that will be available. The first and second round picks will be big because the 3rd was dealt in the Kroeker deal. REgardless, future still looks bright...

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