Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion

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    Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion

    Good article on Jared Knight: http://ohlwriters.com/articles/jared-knight-s-ohl-career-ends-as-a-champion
     
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    Sounds like the writer of this article is more of a fan than an objective writer. Sure Knight is good and all, but sounds like a propaganda resume.

    Anyway, can't wait to see what Jared's got in the big league
     
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    For he's a jolly good fellow.... Hip Hip HOORAY!

    On to bigger and better things...
     
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    I like the idea that he could be a shootout specialist since it looks like shootouts are here to stay. It's sad to say but shootouts can be the difference between the playoffs or not. Knight being 66% over the past 2 seasons gives him another reason to get a longer look in camp.
     
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    I like the idea that he could be a shootout specialist since it looks like shootouts are here to stay. It's sad to say but shootouts can be the difference between the playoffs or not. Knight being 66% over the past 2 seasons gives him another reason to get a longer look in camp.
    Posted by dezaruchi


    Plus the second best in OHL shootouts this year was Ryan Spooner.  If these 2 can bring those skills against NHL Goalie we should be very good in shootouts.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion:
    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : Plus the second best in OHL shootouts this year was Ryan Spooner.  If these 2 can bring those skills against NHL Goalie we should be very good in shootouts.
    Posted by Orrthebest

    I'm not a big fan of shootouts to decide games but if they're going to have them, Boston might as well be good at it. Just last year, the Bruins were able to go 9-3 in the shootouts. Those extra points are huge. Look at a team like the Canes, who only won 1 shootout all year. That's devastating to their playoff chances. And thanks for reading my mind about Spooner. I was just wondering what his numbers were like when you answered the question for me. Cheers!
     
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    Orrthebest, nice read, thanks!  Young people need to be recognized, I hope he has a place in the line up next year.  
     
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    Glad to hear it. The Knights were often on tv and he was often hurt, so I was a bit worried he's injury prone.

     
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    I like the idea that he could be a shootout specialist since it looks like shootouts are here to stay. It's sad to say but shootouts can be the difference between the playoffs or not. Knight being 66% over the past 2 seasons gives him another reason to get a longer look in camp.
    Posted by dezaruchi


    Interesting idea, dez.  You wonder when the traditional thinking of 4th-line energy line guys transitions into a line of specialists for shootout, PP or PK.



     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion:
    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : I'm not a big fan of shootouts to decide games but if they're going to have them, Boston might as well be good at it. Just last year, the Bruins were able to go 9-3 in the shootouts. Those extra points are huge. Look at a team like the Canes, who only won 1 shootout all year. That's devastating to their playoff chances. And thanks for reading my mind about Spooner. I was just wondering what his numbers were like when you answered the question for me. Cheers!
    Posted by dezaruchi


    Not a huge fan of shutouts either, but I always hated teams playing not only "to a draw".... in many cases "for a draw".
    nyway, in the case of these guys, being really good on the shoot out has bigger implications.  It means they're incredibly gifted with the puck, and that shows potential for many other great things.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion:
    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : Interesting idea, dez.  You wonder when the traditional thinking of 4th-line energy line guys transitions into a line of specialists for shootout, PP or PK.
    Posted by Crowls2424


    Pretty much all about the money.  The gifted guys get all the money, and teams can't afford 4 gifted lines.  Since defense can be instilled in  lower tiered players easier than offense.  I think if the cap was lifted, your thought would be reality today.
     
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       Sounds like he could be the 3rd line Center, in 2 or 3 years.
    Maybe even become a Mike Richards, type of player.
     
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       Sounds like he could be the 3rd line Center, in 2 or 3 years. Maybe even become a Mike Richards, type of player.
    Posted by biggskye


    Maybe he could . He has played all 3 forward positions . But the majority of his junior career has been spent as a RW.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : Pretty much all about the money.  The gifted guys get all the money, and teams can't afford 4 gifted lines.  Since defense can be instilled in  lower tiered players easier than offense.  I think if the cap was lifted, your thought would be reality today.
    Posted by stevegm


    I was thinking more along the lines of a good PP guy that you wouldn't want skating in your top-6 due to lack of all-around game.  Maybe a 4th-line of Spooner, Knight, Paille or even Krug. 

    B's don't seem to have traditional PP guys, but excel in 5-on-5.  Just a thought.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : Maybe he could . He has played all 3 forward positions . But the majority of his junior career has been spent as a RW.
    Posted by Chowdahkid-

       I actually thought he was strictly a winger, but there was a line in the artical about him winning more that his share of faceoffs, so I figure he must be able to play Center.
     
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    I've never seen him play but he sure sounds like a kid who will never have his effort level questioned.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion :    I actually thought he was strictly a winger, but there was a line in the artical about him winning more that his share of faceoffs, so I figure he must be able to play Center.
    Posted by biggskye


    Up until the Knights acquired a couple of older players at the trade deadline he was taking a lot of important faceoffs for them. Since then they haven't used him in that role. It is just another part of Knight's game that makes him a jack of all trades type player.
     
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    Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion

    Being compared to Callahan is all good. Maybe he needs some time in Providence next year, but having a high motor guy with good hands with Peverley and Caron on the third line might be just what we need. 
     
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    Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion

    Shootout success against 17 year olds is pretty much irrelevant when discussing the best players in the world. 
     
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    Shootout success against 17 year olds is pretty much irrelevant when discussing the best players in the world. 
    Posted by Not-A-Shot

    Toews was a shootout wizz in junior. He's still pretty good at it.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : Toews was a shootout wizz in junior. He's still pretty good at it.
    Posted by dezaruchi


    I don't doubt it.  I bet most of the great NHL shootout players were also excellent at the kids level.  However, that doesn't translate the other way.  I bet there are a lot of kids who ripped it up at the shootout in juniors who never made it to the AHL.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion:
    In Response to Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion : I don't doubt it.  I bet most of the great NHL shootout players were also excellent at the kids level.  However, that doesn't translate the other way.  I bet there are a lot of kids who ripped it up at the shootout in juniors who never made it to the AHL.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot

    Probably so but the only gauge we have of a player's talent is how he performs against the competition he's faced with. Bottom line is it's encouraging that Knight and Spooner are good at it. It beats the hell out of the alternative.
     
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    Re: Jared Knight's OHL Career Ends As A Champion

    good review of Knight's talent and commitment. wouldn't expect him to make the jump to Boston, but Providence is a close next step. Like Caron , he will grow on you based on commitment on every shift.
     
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