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Patrick Ehelechner

Postby Cire7 on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:05 am

From the 2003 Red Line report Draft guide:

Ranked 44th best prospect

Truly a Red Line sleeper pick, cause we don't think anyone else has him this high. But he's a big goalie who plays big - does an excellent job squaring up to shooters. Rare stand-up netminder in today's game; tall & covers a lot of net from his basic stance. Plays his angles well. Doesn't give shooters much to look at, and has a quick glove. Was outstanding both games he saw extensive action in at the World Juniors, and we still remember his gallant efforts at previous years' World U-18 & World U-17 Championships, single handedly keeping undermanned Germans in games. Very well balanced in his stance & has lots of poise & composure under fire. Good temperament for a goalie. Concentrates well with traffic around the net. Rarely commits first, forces shooters to make the first move. Puckhandling needs work.

Projection: Eventual #1 goalie for a middle tier club.

Style compares to: Evgeni Nabokov
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Re: Patrick Ehelechner

Postby DelPen on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:55 am

We needed another goalie for WBS and he will be it and if he develops to his potential he'll be a real soli #2 for the Pens in a few years.
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Postby Jim on Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:06 am

It seems like the goalies that are supposed to develope, flop... and the one's no one really knew about explode onto the sceen. Ya never know with goalies...
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Patrick's Website (credit to Jim, from Trade with SJ thread)

Postby Penspal on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:49 pm

Jim found this little nugget and posted it in the Trade with San Jose Thread. People either didn't go, or were too hung up bashing/defending Ekman.

http://www.ehelechner.com/

I think it shows one significant difference between a NA player and a Euro player. The fact that it even exists kind of surprises me. A very nice website, let's hope he is good enough to crank up the visits!
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Re: Patrick's Website (credit to Jim, from Trade with SJ thr

Postby relantel on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:25 pm

Penspal wrote:Jim found this little nugget and posted it in the Trade with San Jose Thread. People either didn't go, or were too hung up bashing/defending Ekman.

http://www.ehelechner.com/

I think it shows one significant difference between a NA player and a Euro player. The fact that it even exists kind of surprises me. A very nice website, let's hope he is good enough to crank up the visits!


That's a well involved website for a player who was more or less a throw-in in the ekman trade... Perhaps he is the type of diamond in the rough that Shero is looking for.

Or maybe he's just good at PR... he could teach Barasso a lesson or two, eh?
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Re: Patrick's Website (credit to Jim, from Trade with SJ thr

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:35 pm

relantel wrote:
Penspal wrote:Jim found this little nugget and posted it in the Trade with San Jose Thread. People either didn't go, or were too hung up bashing/defending Ekman.

http://www.ehelechner.com/

I think it shows one significant difference between a NA player and a Euro player. The fact that it even exists kind of surprises me. A very nice website, let's hope he is good enough to crank up the visits!


That's a well involved website for a player who was more or less a throw-in in the ekman trade... Perhaps he is the type of diamond in the rough that Shero is looking for.

Or maybe he's just good at PR... he could teach Barasso a lesson or two, eh?


I find the whole site to be a little wierd, but those kooky Germans......it's kind of like he's thinks he's a rock star.

I also don't get the whole "White Tiger" thing, and one of the pages has a "Rhino" background.

Is this guy the Sigfried and Roy of goaltending?
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Postby HockeyDaddy on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:43 pm

Sweet, now we have the White Tiger to protect the Yellow Flower in the net!
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Re: Patrick's Website (credit to Jim, from Trade with SJ thr

Postby Admin on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:51 pm

The Snapshot wrote:I find the whole site to be a little wierd...

I need to add a wind on/off feature to LGP. :lol:

I rather enjoyed White Tiger pinball.
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Postby demondg1 on Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:31 pm

Dude looks like some soft rock singer from the early 90's.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Postby MrKnowNothing on Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:35 pm

It looks like you can get a free autographed card from him if you send a self addressed, stamped envelope to him.
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Re: Patrick's Website (credit to Jim, from Trade with SJ thr

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:35 pm

Admin wrote:
The Snapshot wrote:I find the whole site to be a little wierd...

I need to add a wind on/off feature to LGP. :lol:

I rather enjoyed White Tiger pinball.


I hear you like passing wind.
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