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Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast/Laval Rocket

Postby CHL Watcher on Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:27 am

40 Michael McNiven 1 59 0 1 0 0 0 5 5.09 29 0.853
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Re: Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast

Postby os ex pat on Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:40 pm

I was at the game today. McNiven was backing up but was rocking a Laval Rocket hat. Wearing Canadiens gear (even pants) like Fucale did last year. Just my opinion but Michael did not look too enthused to be there.
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Re: Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast

Postby stevey on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:28 am

If you have ever met Micheal and talked to him seriously about hockey you would realize he is very confident and intense. His not looking happy would be because he wants to start EVERY game.
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Re: Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast

Postby Noofgoof on Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:12 am

Might be Worth noting. Mcniven with the Brampton Beasts has appeared in 3 games giving up 14 goals which is a tie for the most goals allowed by a goalie in the league currently with a 4.59 GAA (42nd overall ) and an .864 (42nd overall)save percantage with 2 regulation Losses and 1 ot loss. Not exactly the start he was looking for in the pros. Maybe theres still hope OS could get him back? Although his numbers dont seem good it also a fairly small sample size and very early in the season. But something to ponder for sure
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Re: Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast

Postby stevey on Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:51 am

It is a small sample size plus the fact that he is playing against pro's. I know some people because it is ECHL he would be better suited here playing important games but we will be tested there playing against men. If they were going to send him back they would do it soon as it won't be long before the O/A deadline is here.
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Re: Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast

Postby CHL Watcher on Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:24 pm

I'd like to see McNiven succeed. I certainly don't hope for him to crash and burn and then return to Owen Sound.

Montreal player development is run by who? That's the person who is crashing and burning in public.

If McNiven is playing this way because he's unhappy it won't help at all......unless it gets him traded.....but his value is dropping by the day (just by playing in the ECHL, never mind that he's playing less than perfectly).

I'm not sure, but could anyone tell me how well scouted the ECHL is? I know it gets no press or national television....and most cases no regional TV....or radio. But how important is it to scout this league?


I can tell you this....
I've lived in a few AHL cities (which is a step up from the ECHL) and the product is boring....the superstars of junior make few if any appearances (and that would be a big deal/thrill).

'Men' versus 18, 19, 20, 21 year olds? The difference is experience and knowledge.....not speed, reflexes, or desire. If your experience can compensate you can keep up with the kid. That's how it works. The ones that can keep up with the best of the 21 year old kid superstars are the former 21 year old kid superstars. You won't see any of them in the ECHL.

McNiven...I am fairly certain...is not having a poor start because the league is better. It's most likely another issue.

There will be a few adamant defenders of the ECHL around the area here. I understand that. I also understand why they packed it in and quit.....opting for school a 'real' job' or local hockey.
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Re: Michael McNiven and the Brampton Beast

Postby CHL Watcher on Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:34 am

Laval Rocket

1- Zachary Fucale
5 277:35 4 1 0 16 3.46 118 0.881 134
2- Charlie Lindgren
9 509:40 3 3 1 30 3.53 232 0.885 262
3- MIchael McNiven
1 57:59 0 1 0 5 5.17 26 0.839 31
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