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ATF: Noreau the only prospect in action

Sam Noreau (5th, 2011) was the only Ranger prospect in action last night. His Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the QMJHL dominated play against Chicoutimi, winning by a score of 4-1. Noreau notched an assist on the fourth BAC goal, an empty netter, and finished as a +1 with three hits. On the season, Noreau has a line of 6-23-29 in 56 games with 51 PIMS and a +18 rating.

8 Responses to “ATF: Noreau the only prospect in action”

  1. nyr1579 says:

    who do you think among the current prospects not on the whale is the first to make the big club?

    • Dave says:

      Oy, that’s a tough one. Out of everyone not on the Whale, I’d go with Lindberg, with Fast right behind him. They are top-5 in points and goals, respectively, in the SEL.

      • Leatherneckinlv says:

        I would say lindberg and St Croix have a great shot to make it. I would place St Croix over Faseth…Fast…Lol why did he change his name?

  2. nyr1579 says:

    is that because they dont have the same rules as north american players? could they in theory come to the big club after their current season ends(i realize this wont happen – just not sure on the rules)

    • Dave says:

      Same rules, just different rink size.

      You said not to include anyone from the Whale, so everyone else is either in college or not ready. SEL is much more comparable to the NHL than the NCAA or CHL.

      • nyr1579 says:

        i guess i was looking for a comparison between a st. croix and the swedes as far as being ready. i’ve heard st croix needs a year in ahl. that was said about miller but he’s handling himself. just curious on your take in that regard. also, i am not certain how the rules work regarding eligability of guys from north america, age, when contract years kick in etc.

        • Dave says:

          The WHL is notoriously high scoring, so stats really don’t mean much to me. Generally, guys that spend 3 years in Juniors need a year or two to adjust to the pro game.