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The Big OO, AHL Reebok Rookie of the Month

Bears’ Osala named Reebok Edge/AHL Rookie of the Month

Looks like Oskar Osala is finally getting the recognition he deserves.  This kid has the entire package, size and a knack for scoring goals. When is this kid going to get a shot in the big club? Next year?

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  Tags: ahl, oskar+osala, rookie

Introducing Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall may be less than two weeks removed from his 17th birthday, but he is already turning hockey heads as the projected first overall pick in his NHL Draft year. The amazing thing about this is that, because of his late birthday, Hall won’t be eligible to be drafted until 2010.

What this means for Hall is one more year playing for the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL and one more year for NHL scouts to salivate over the slick center.

While talk about being the projected first overall NHL pick may be stressful for some 17-year-olds, Hall is taking it one stride at a time and is modelling himself after this year’s projected first overall pick, John Tavares.

“A player like me can see what [Tavares] is going through and how he handles it and you can see on the ice what he’s doing and how he has matured as a player. Hopefully I can do that,” said Hall. “I listen to a lot of his interviews and he has become a really mature man and hopefully I can do the same.”

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  Tags: john+tavares, ohl, taylor+hall, thegoodpoint.com, windsor+spitfires

Nathan Gerbe - Future Talent on the Way

Has there ever been such a dynamic and enthusiastic prospect as Nathan Gerbe before?  Last night he potted 3 goals to lead Portland over Worcester. 

It isn’t just his scoring or his disproportionate size to most other players that makes him shine, but rather his Favre like enthusiasm approach to the game. 

This is really the difference between Ovechkin and Crosby, one plays with a smile on his face and the other seems to sour his mood after every play.  With Gerbe you get talent, determination, along with a brilliant smile.  You just have to see him play to believe it - he’s not just punching a work ticket each time he gets on the ice, but rather the arena seems to be where he comes to life.

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  Tags: gerbe, portland, sabres

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