Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tigers Ship Away Overage Bradley

Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers made their first move of the 2017 off season acquiring 99 born goaltender Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats. In exchange the Tigers agreed to send 97 born forward Matt Bradley, 2018 2nd Round Bantam Draft Pick and a 2019 5th Round Bantam Draft Pick to Regina.



I think I like this move. 

I feel like the Tigers acquired Hollett to become their starting goaltender next season. They gave up a bunch to get him. It potentially frees up an OA spot if Hollet can prove to be a starter.

Matt Bradley is also going to a team that has a memorial cup spot next season, so I Imagine he would be quite happy with that scenario.  

If Hollett isn't starter material the Tigers do have options and won't have to decide until the OA deadline. It creates competition, depth, and flexibility which is never a bad thing.

Since Bradley is drafted but unsigned, I wonder if Regina has talked to Montreal on what their plan for him was. I'm wondering if their assurances that he will be back. If Montreal lets him go, their is a bit of risk for him in the Free Agent Pool. I think he will be back, but you never know.

Tigers Overage Scenario
I think the Tigers really hope Hollett can be a starter, as this could strongly help them out with their top 6 next season by keeping an extra point per game forward. It would make a lot of sense.

For that reason I think their Overage Situation has changed to the following.

Unlikely  Overagers(10)
John Dahlstrom(Import)  -Drafted unsigned

Nick Schneider - Signed 
Michael Bullion
Likely Overagers
Mark Rassell
Zach Fischer
Brad Forrest
Kristians Rubins(I)
Ty Schultz
Jordan Henderson

Fischer, Rassell, Rubins seems like an excellent OA combo
Guesstimated Roster
Max Gerlach(19 Mason Shaw(19) Fischer(20)
 Rassell(20) James Hamblin(18)  Import(18/19?)
Tyler Preziuso(18) Josh Williams(16)   Ryan Jevne(19) 
Ryan Chyzowski(17) Gary Haden (18)

Kristians Rubins(20) Dylan Macpherson(19)
David Quenneville(19) Dalton Gally(19)
Cameron MacPhee(18)



Since Rubins maybe recovering from surgery, they could easily keep an extra OA Defenceman until Rubins returns.


Anonymous said...

Do you think Cale Makar might join the Tigers next year?

TigerTurf said...

I read an article that interviewed Makar. He choose to go the college route because as a smaller guy he would get more development time. Play in Junior A for a few years, and then potentially 4 years of college.

He has already committed already to a US NCAA program for next season, so its doubtful he comes here.

On the Various Projected Scouting lists he is rated anywhere from 5th overall to 15th. That means he has an excellent chance at being a first round pick.

He probably won't last the full 4 years before moving on. I Imagine if he is drafted in round 1 his philosophy of needing more development time may change a bit. A few years ago the Tigers didn't expect to get Tyler Pitlick either.

Anonymous said...

I really like the move. Finally, we have a goalie who will play long term in the net. Finally we have drafted a goalie who will take over from this one. Schneider needs a fresh start. I like the kid, a lot, he has a ton of talent, but he needs a fresh place to go. I wish him all the best! Boullion as well!
Bradley was the forward overager that I was hoping they would send to another team. Good guy, great player and in Regina he will go to the Mem Cup and hopefully bolster his resume and get a signing out of it. All the best to him!
I liked this goalie through the year. Hopefully he is ready to be a starter. I like the looks of the team already!

Anonymous said...

Schneider to Hitmen for Draft pick

Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers announced on Friday morning that they have traded goaltender Nick Schneider to the Calgary Hitmen. In exchange for Schneider the Tigers will receive a 2019 4th Round Bantam Draft Pick.

“We would like to thank Nick for his contributions both on and off the ice,” stated General Manager and Head Coach Shaun Clouston, “We wish Nick all the best in Calgary with the Hitmen.”

Schneider is coming off a 2016-17 season which saw him appear in 47 games and post a 32-11-1-0 record with a 3.43 goals against average and an .886 save percentage. Schneider finishes his Tigers career appearing in 133 games overall and recording 74 victories since being acquired from Regina in 2013-14.

This past season Schneider received the Tigers’ Community Service award along with teammate Mark Rassell for his contributions within the community through his self-started Student of the Month program.

Schneider is currently under contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames.

Trade Breakdown:

To Medicine Hat:
•2019 4th Round Bantam Draft Pick

To Calgary:
•97 G Nick Schneider

Anonymous said...

My sources say that Schneider has been traded to Calgary