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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 3:38 pm 
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Interesting news breaking from Elliotte Friedman.

The Avs are choosing not to renew the contract of the head of Amateur Scouting, Alan Hepple. Hepple was the in-house replacement for Rick Pracey, who had a disastrous run as the Avs draft guru following his coup de grace in 2009 that snagged Duchene, O'Reilly, and Barrie, culminating in a horrid 2014 draft that saw them draft exactly ZERO NHL players.

Hepple was an improvement on Pracey, but that ain't sayin' much. The drafts from 2017 on appear to be yielding some legit prospects, so that's definitely a step in the right direction, but I think Hepple still might have had a few too many misses, especially outside of the first round.

One story that made the rounds was from the 2019 draft. Apparently in the third round the Avs had a player pegged who got picked right before they were up, and they had to call for a time out and scrambled like hell. They eventually took winger Matthew Stienburg, whose dad is an old friend and teammate of Sakic's, but doesn't project to be more than a fringe 4th liner. Afterward Hepple admitted they "got beat up a little" in the later rounds of that draft. Don't know if that incident contributed to this decision, but it couldn't have helped.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 4:21 pm 
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How is that even possible? Just grab McKenzie's list of you're that stuck...

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 4:31 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
How is that even possible? Just grab McKenzie's list of you're that stuck...


You'd think right? I don't get it either.

Anyway, I'm reading Wade Klippenstein is the guy they're opting to promote, and have been essentially grooming him for the role for a while now. Don't know much about him, bounced around the WHL for a LONG time as a coach or front office guy after a brief playing career, then joined up with the Avs in 2016 as a scout.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:41 am 
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Avs sign 23-year-old Swedish center Andreas Wingerli. Apparently he's been quite noticeable at the Worlds.

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/1 ... s-wingerli

From what I understand he might be one of the fastest skaters in the world. Has skill and scraps like hell for pucks. If there's anything that'll keep him from making it in the NHL, it'll be his lack of size. Listed at 5'8", 170 lbs. they say he's closer to 5'7" and maybe 160 lbs. Definitely worth a look at least.

I'm told his linemate, Jonatan Berggren, is a prospect for the Red Wings.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:15 pm 
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Avs sign 23-year-old Swedish center Andreas Wingerli.


:psyduck:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:39 pm 
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Well he’ll be a winger in the NHL for sure if he makes it. Apparently he’s terrible at faceoffs and again, he’s little.

Then again the Avs are terrible at faceoffs anyway so maybe they’ll just keep him there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:42 pm 
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Avs apparently not done on the undrafted front. They sign QMJHL playoff MVP (also a teammate of Avs prospect Alex Beaucage) Benjamin Tardif. Don't know much about him, but it's a one-way deal.

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/3 ... min-tardif


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