Hamilton draws first blood

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    Hamilton the next Wideman? Ouch. Unless big Dougie has an aptitude for extreme bad luck and falls down at the most inopportune times during games then there really does not seem to be any comparable attributes at all in my view.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hamilton draws first blood : Question for you Chowda... if this beyond what you would expect for a junior aged player?  Is his decision making significantly inferior to his peer's?  What little junior hockey I see, I notice a lot of that.   I've seen Duncan Siemens (Colorado's 1st in 2011, 11th overall) play a few times live and he does this all the time.  Out of postion trying to make a big hit.  At times he's a very sound positional defensman and then he just makes you shake your head.  And, Siemans doesn't have nearly the offensive game that Hamilton has.  I chalked it up to immaturity. 
    Posted by scooter244[/QUOTE]

    Agree with this . Also decision making and impatience. At times he tries to make things happen on both offense and defense when he should be playing within the framework of what the rest of the team is doing. He ends up out of position .

    In game 2 he tried to join the rush when they were on the PK when the numbers weren't there. He ended up getting caught , was the last man back and they were scored on. 

    The rest of the game he was really good but this goal ended up being the game winner.  
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hamilton draws first blood :    I have to agree with you.Hamilton just does not seem to posess any "hockey sense". He gets his points, but does not seem to have that, WOW factor. His shot, skating, and playmaking, are average at best, and defensively, he will have people wishing for the good ol' days, with Dennis Wideman. I admit to only seeing about a dozen of his games this year, but if he is on the Bruins next year, it will be as a power play specialist, with very little 5 on 5 time. This guy has a LOT to learn.
    Posted by biggskye[/QUOTE]

    We are not watching the same player.

    His shot is low and hard. His skating was voted best in the Eastern Conference coaches poll ( he's a really good skater IMO and fast for a big man). And he QB'd the top ranked PP in the OHL this year. His puckhandling is very good for a 6'4" player.
     
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    From Chowda's report it sounded to me like Hamilton's game impact was exaggerated and that he has decision making issues. I can see that, I think the decision making sounds like maturity issues and something he can acquire with seasoning. I didn't see anything in Chowda's report that questioned his basic abilities.

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    This is correct Badhab . I love his abilities. I was just pointing out he made mistakes in game 1 and came away with a couple of secondary assists and an OT softie by London goalie Michael Houser. He was voted 1st star because of the numbers.

    Game 2 he was solid except for that 1 hiccup. He played a much better game both ways IMO. One of the best players on the ice.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hamilton draws first blood : Agree with this . Also decision making and impatience. At times he tries to make things happen on both offense and defense when he should be playing within the framework of what the rest of the team is doing. He ends up out of position . In game 2 he tried to join the rush when they were on the PK when the numbers weren't there. He ended up getting caught , was the last man back and they were scored on.  The rest of the game he was really good but this goal ended up being the game winner.  
    Posted by Chowdahkid-[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Chowda, I really appreciate your insight. 
     
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    For anyone who is interested, here are the highlites from tonights game. To avoid any confusion with his brother, Dougie is #27. Jared came close to burying one tonight. Knights win 3-2.

     
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    [QUOTE]For anyone who is interested, here are the highlites from tonights game. To avoid any confusion with his brother, Dougie is #27. Jared came close to burying one tonight. Knights win 3-2. http://ontariohockeyleague.com/video/index/id/3b1f8a41de38d2a98d1ed09f8048370d
    Posted by avp[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for the post. We can't have too many updates. Cheers.
     
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    [QUOTE]I don't think Bigsky has actually seen Hamilton play. Doug's shot, skating and passing are exceptional. It's his upstairs game that I question. I found, defensively, his decision making to be quite poor. I'm hoping and expecting it will improve with time and experience. In Response to Re: Hamilton draws first blood :
    Posted by OatesCam[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for calling me a liar.
    In the games I've seen (yes,I have seen him), I wish I had seen something
    "exceptional".
    Instead, I barely noticed him.
    He may have a great career in the NHL. My observations of him, is in a limited amount of games.
    Your opinion of him is different from mine. I respect that.
     
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    Last nights game :

    Hamilton's decision making was very good . I didn't see him make one mistake out there. The best part of Hamilton's game was his passing. IMO this year it has been Hamilton's strongest part of his game.

    Knight showed a bit of his old self last night. It was good to see. He had about 3-4 scoring chances pinging one of them off the crossbar. His speed was evident at times also which was not there in prior games. The announcers even mentioned he had another gear last night. During one scrum he and Dougie locked up in a hugfest in front of the Dogs net knocking it off its moorings ( vintage Knight ). Knight's head comes up to about Hamilton's chin. Hamilton smiled after it was over.

    Very entertaining and well played game with plenty of scoring chances.
     
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    The Mike Green comment was made out the fact Hamilton will be a number 5 or 6 defenseman in the beginning of his career.  He will have to earn his time.  The PP needs help, to this fan Hamilton would get ice time then and help the team.  I would agree Mike Green is just a 4th forward on the ice.  Hamilton will be more.  
     

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