Saturday, June 06, 2009

2009-10: Defence

Image borrowed from depressedfan.com

Now onto the defence.... losing Bartley will be a huge blow ice-time and pp point-wise but I never thought he got into the groove for the season and was just here to get himself a Pro opportunity. With that said good luck to him in his pro aspirations. The Dudas experiment.... in my opinion.... really wreaked havoc on the Pats D and team as a whole.

As there are a lot of defencemen on the list.... I will have notes for the veterans and rookies that I have seen play (and the ones that played sparingly for the Pats during the season).

Well here goes nothing.

Matt Delahey
6'3", 210 lbs.
September 25, 1989
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 3rd round, 44th overall in 2004
NHL Draft: Devils 4th round pick112th overall in 2008

– I would have to say that Delahey was probably the Pats top d-man until he got hurt which in my opinion was a real “dagger” to the heart of the Pats D . Has good size and uses it wisely. Put up some decent numbers (which wasn’t really expected). I really hope he is back in Pats blue as an overage as he will be the Pats top d-man.

2008-09 Stats:

teamleaguegpg aptspim
Regina PatsWHL576222893

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Koltyn Miller
6'2", 176 lbs.
March 19, 1991
Redvers, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 4th round, 77th overall in 2006

- I really think that Miller was ready willing and able to play full time on the Pats’ blueline. He was even a PP quarterback for the early part of the season. Okay.... maybe he wasn’t super strong but he at least had some speed which the Pats didn’t have much of on the D for much of the season. I hope he makes the squad this year.

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Regina PatsWHL3816734
Nipawin HawksSJHL1020214

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Dominic Perrault
6'3", 210 lbs.
August 27, 1991
Regina, Saskatchewan
Acquired: trade with Red Deer

– Was good at times..... was bad at times. Has great size and is decent physically but really lacks speed and was burnt many times in the neutral zone (I don’t know if it was coaching or what it was but I don’t think he was ready to play full-time in the Dub). I think he may be in tough to make the team this year.

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Regina PatsWHL2602214
Battlefords North StarsSJHL2244844

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Alex Pym
6'1", 200 lbs.
March 4, 1991
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Acquired: 3rd round, 51st overall in 2006

– Improved immensely as the year went on. Has pretty good size and as the year went on he was able to seem to get better even though the team was faltering badly. Will easily be a top 4 d-man and should get some decent PP time and have a breakout year.

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpg aptspim
Regina PatsWHL67381165

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Mike Scarborough
6'1" 191 lbs.
April 4, 1990
North Saanich, British Columbia
Acquired: trade with Red Deer

– I don’t really know what to say about Scarborough.... As a 19 year-old I just don’t think he fits.... I’m sorry to say this but some of the kids are better than him (some by leaps and bounds).

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpg aptspim
Regina PatsWHL5102216

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Justin (Jay) Slobozian
6'0", 175 lbs.
January 23, 1992
Dauphin, Manitoba
Acquired: 3rd round, 49th overall 2007

– I really like this kid. I don’t think he was used properly this year. He’s fast, feisty and seemed to catch on. An unfortunate leg injury really hampered his development. I think he could have easily been a PP quarterback (as a 16) and should be in the future. I hope he is healthy for the 2009-10 season.

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Regina PatsWHL3904439

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Colten Teubert
6'4", 193 lbs.
March 8, 1990
White Rock, British Columbia
Acquired: 1st round, 1st overall in 2005

– I’m curious if I am the “fat guy eating popcorn”? I don’t think so because I don’t eat much Agridome popcorn..... sorry it had to be said. Back to topic I can honestly say I defended Teubert and his play before the World Junior’s and after them. I think he is uber talented but just lacks the foot-speed and seemed to get burned a lot during the season. I don’t actually think that Teubert’s play was affected by the World Junior experience.... people just expected him to be just that much better when he came back. I think he will have a tremendous year now that Huntsy is back.

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Regina PatsWHL60122537136
Ontario ReignECHL801110

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Prospects:

Myles Bell
6'0", 180 lbs.
August 19, 1993
Calgary, Alberta
Acquired: 1st round, 17th overall in 2008

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Calgary FlamesAMHL2636965
Regina PatsWHL80110

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Tyler Borstmeyer
6'3", 188 lbs.
February 23, 1993
St. Brieux, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 2nd round, 39th overall in 2008

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Tisdale TrojansSMAAAHL41291116

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Brandon Davidson
6'1", 185 lbs.
August 21, 1991
Taber, Alberta
Acquired: listed player

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Lethbridge Y's Men TitansAMHL317142152
Olds GrizzlysAJHL40440

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Aaron Enns
6'2", 190 lbs.
October 5, 1991
Campbell River, British Columbia

Acquired: listed player

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Nanaimo ClippersBCHL3013448

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Hudson Friesen
6'0", 165 lbs.
May 15, 1993
Oakbank, Manitoba
Acquired: listed player

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Eastman SelectsWMHA - AA Midget4513243772

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Shamus Graham
5'10", 171 lbs.
January 16, 1992
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Acquired: listed player

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Fort Sask. RangersAMHL335222745

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Rhett Holland
no height/weight
September 25, 1993
Calgary, Alberta
Acquired: listed player

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Calgary RoyalsAMHL3013466

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Ryan Leonzio
5'9", 150 lbs.
January 20, 1994
La Salle, Manitoba
Acquired: 7th round, 138th overall in 2009

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Macdonald Jr. TwistersMB Bantam AA5020284840

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Mason Logan
5'11", 165 lbs.
June 15, 1994
Gull, Lake, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 5th round, 94th overall in 2009

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Swift Current RaidersSSMHL266172340
Swift Current LegionnairesSMAAAHL10000

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Tyler Mueller
5'8", 155 lbs.
June 13, 1994
Regina, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 12 round, 248th overall in 2009

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Regina HurricanesSSMHL AA bantam3110132347

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Tyler Pavkovich
5'11", 170 lbs.
March 10, 1993
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Acquired: 9th round, 196th overall in 2008

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Fort Fraser BruinsBCMMHL364711105

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Landon Peel
5'10", 160 lbs.
April 12, 1994
Virden, Manitoba
Acquired: 3rd round, 50th overall in 2009

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Virden Oil KingsMB Bantam A45714711852

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Jesse Roden
5'10", 155 lbs.
March 21, 1994
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 10th round, 204th overall in 2009

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Saskatoon StallionsSK Bantam AA5122285045

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Travis Sparrow
6'3", 190 lbs.
February 17, 1991
Vanscoy, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 7th round, 140th overall in 2006

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Moose Jaw WarriorsSMAAAHL4115677
Regina PatsWHL60002

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Sean Whelan
6'0", 185 lbs.
February 11, 1994
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Acquired: 11th round, 226th overall in 2009

2008-09 Stats:
teamleaguegpgaptspim
Moose JawSSMHL2612203238

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My Projected Depth Chart:
1. Colten Teubert
2. Matt Delehay
3. Alex Pym
4. Myles Bell
5. Jay Slobozian
6. Koltyn Miller
7-8. Mike Scarborough, Dominic Perrault, Travis Sparrow, Brandon Davidson
9. And so on.... Surprise project or prospect

Well that's my take on the Pats defence this year.... I don't know how accurate I am but I do say this with Hunt back behind the bench the defence will be way different and way better.

I will try to get to the forwards tomorrow or Monday.

KS

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