d Hisham Kerbatieh after being overlooked in last years AFL draft has again put up from LHX1990's blog

ANAHEIM, Calif. Air Max 97 Plus Canada . -- Nick Leddy scored the winner in a marathon 14-round shootout, lifting the New York Islanders over the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Tuesday night.Thomas Greiss made 39 saves and Adam Pelech and Josh Bailey scored in regulation for the Islanders, who had been 0-4-1 on the road this season.Each team had four goals in the shootout through 13 rounds. After Kevin Bieksa missed on a slap shot to start Round 14, Leddy waited out Jonathan Bernier before snapping in the winner.Anaheim nearly won in the 12th when officials reviewed a tying goal by New Yorks Thomas Hickey, but officials determined that Hickey did not interfere with Bernier on his attempt and awarded him the tally.BLUES 4, BRUINS 2BOSTON -- Robert Bortuzzo and Paul Stastny scored 2:12 apart in the second period and Jake Allen had 39 saves, helping St. Louis beat Boston to extend its winning streak to four.Jori Lehtera scored twice for St. Louis, including into an empty net with 1:16 left. Colton Parayko and Patrik Berglund each had two assists.Longtime Blues captain David Backes scored for Boston in his first game against his former club, putting the Bruins up 1-0 early in the first with the 20,000th goal in franchise history. Montreal is the only other NHL team with 20,000 goals.Dominic Moore also scored for the Bruins, who lost for just the third time this season with Tuukka Rask starting in goal.Rask had 24 saves for the Bruins, who had won four of five.HURRICANES 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1TORONTO -- Viktor Stalberg scored a tiebreaking, short-handed goal in the second period, lifting Carolina over Toronto for its fifth straight victory.Jeff Skinner also scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 25 shots.Frederik Andersen made 27 saves for Toronto, which lost for only the third time in 10 games at home. Jake Gardiner had the Leafs goal.Stalberg got the deciding tally against his former team after Tyler Bozaks pass was picked off in the neutral zone. Stalberg entered the zone alone, beating Andersen for his third goal of the season.SENATORS 4, CANADIENS 3MONTREAL -- Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson scored 2:24 apart in the third period, helping Ottawa rally to beat Montreal.Stone tied it at 3 early in the third from the slot after three Canadiens players got caught behind their own net.Karlsson then scored at 5:37, the visitors first lead of the evening, on a fluke no-look shot from the blue line after a bad giveaway by Jeff Petry.Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard also scored and Craig Anderson made 36 saves for Ottawa.Shea Weber, Alexander Radulov and Alex Galchenyuk scored for Montreal. Andrei Markov had three assists, and Carey Price stopped 19 of 23 shots.FLYERS 3, PANTHERS 1SUNRISE, Fla. -- Steven Mason made 38 saves and Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist, helping Philadelphia beat Florida.Nick Cousins and Dale Weise also scored for the Flyers, and rookie Travis Konecny and Brayden Schenn had assists.Reilly Smith scored for the Panthers, who got 25 stops from Roberto Luongo.The loss spoiled the return of Florida forward Nick Bjugstad, who had missed all of this season after an injury in the preseason. Vapormax Off White Canada .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Nike Air Max 270 Just Do It Black . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. http://www.airvapormaxcanada.com/vapormax-flyknit-3-canada.html . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. Every year there are several mature-age players drafted through the state leagues who offer AFL clubs immediate value and performance.Last year, Marcus Adams (pick 35), Mitch Brown (pick 54), Sam Collins (pick 55), Rupert Wills (pick 63), Sam Menegola (pick 66), Michael Hartley (pick 68), Josh Wagner (rookie draft pick 6), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (rookie draft pick 22), Josh Smith (rookie draft pick 25), Ryan Davis (rookie draft pick 38) and Tom Ruggles (rookie draft pick 44) proved valuable at AFL level. They all showed they had the capacity to play a role and potentially remain long-term players at AFL level.Recruiting state league players in the latter portion of the draft and during the rookie draft consistently represents strong draft day value for clubs. It is an effective way -- if list holes during trade week and free agency have not been adequately addressed -- for clubs to find players who can immediately step into an AFL team and fill that hole.Historically the state leagues prove a fertile recruiting ground for AFL clubs, with general defenders and midfielders most commonly found. Some key defenders and ruckmen can be identified through the state leagues, though the numbers vary from year to year. By contrast key forwards and general forwards are relatively much less frequently identified through the state leagues, with fewer forwards at these levels displaying AFL-standard talent.So, which state league prospects could be drafted this year?The most likely state league player to be selected in this years AFL draft is Coburg rebounding defender Luke Ryan, who may feature as early as the second or third round. Ryan, 20, a 185cm, 82kg rebounding defender has from his 10 games this season made a significant impression and demonstrated clear AFL potential. His intercept marking, composure with ball in hand and kicking from the back half has been a highlight.In the WAFL, making a significant impression and also looming as a likely national draft selection has been Subiacos Liam Ryan. He is a 186cm, 76kg, high flying 20-year-old forward. Ryan has kicked an impressive 40 goals from his 16 WAFL League games while taking several highlight reel-worthy marks throughout the season.Relatively, the greatest scarcity in the state leagues are key forwards. The better key forwards typically have been identified and drafted straight out of the under-18 competitions nationally. This years most advanced plug and play key forward is South Adelaides 27-year-old star goal kicker Brett Eddy. Eddy, 193cm and 92kg, kicked 74 goals from 20 games this season in the SANFL. While he is strong overhead and clean at ground level, Eddy stands out because of his rare ability (regardless of how tightly his direct opponent plays him) to find a way to get goal side of his opponents to kick goals. Eddy has the capacity to offer immediate depth and possibly, depending on the quality of the teams other key forwards, push for a position inside a clubs best 22.Also in the WAFL, Claremont midfielder Jye Bolton has enjoyed a breakout year through the midfield. Last year, Bolton played only 10 games for Werribee in the VFL but with Werribee shifting from a partial alignment with North Melbourne to a full alignment this year, Bolton made the shift to Claremont for greater opportunities. The move has paid off handsomely for Bolton, who won the 2016 Sandover Medal as the competitions best and fairest player. Bolton, a 24-year-old who was rookie listed to Collingwood for one season, is a 183cm, 80kg midfielder who is ready to play at AFL level. He has the capacity to play either as an inside or outside midfielder for a team and has the game to slot into a side seamlessly.Performing strongly and continuing his development this year as a key defender, Tyler Keitel, a 20-year-old, 194cm, 91kg key defender, has taken strong strides forward in his second season playing WAFL League football for West Perth. He has impressed this season intercepting down back and has shown the versatility as required to play in other positions.Firmly in the mix to be selected in the national draft is developing North Ballarat ruckman Rowan Marshall. The 203cm big man, who will turn 21 in November, has shown significant growth in the VFL this season and has shown ability both through the ruck and up forward. His tackling this season has proven particularly impressive along with his mobility and invollvement around the ground. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Canada. Another young ruckman who is also in the mix to be selected is 21-year-old, 204cm, 104kg Claremont ruckman Darcy Cameron. Cameron has taken another step in the right direction this year and has not only proven effective as a tap ruckman but also as a forward with 36 goals and 106 marks from his 19 WAFL League games. He has had another impressive season and may, as a relieving ruckman or No. 1 ruckman, be a developable player.The list of ready-to-go midfielders and general defenders is long.Of the midfielders in the NEAFL this year who are ripe for the picking, Blake Grewar, Jordan Harper, ex-Sun Andrew Boston, James Ives and Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds are among the better performers and all fit into the much desired 20-25 year-old age group where they all are mature enough to contribute now but still young enough to remain with a club medium to long term.From the SANFL, ex-Crow rookie James Battersby, Kaine Stevens, Christopher Jansen and ex-Blue Nicholas Holman are among the more impressive South Australian midfielders. Zane Kirkwood will turn 26 before the start of next season but has been one of the most impactful midfielders in the SANFL in recent seasons and may be worth a look.From the VFL, Sam McLachlan, Michael Gibbons, Tom Atkins and Matt Hanson loom are among the more promising, young VFL-listed midfielders. Robbie Fox as an outside type who can also play back is another name that has been discussed among AFL recruiters. The 187cm, 87kg, 23-year-old is a possible late draft choice.Down back in the NEAFL, ex-Gold Coast rebounding defender Jackson Allen is a damaging player with a long, strong kick and good acceleration. Matthew Sully in a key defence post could also be suitable for AFL play. He a 196cm, 95kg key defender who holds his own in the one-on-one contests and shuts down his direct opponent each week.Down back in the VFL as key defenders who may be third talls at AFL level, Tom Stewart and Brody Mihocek have both had strong seasons and developed well. Collingwoods Jordan Kelly, who was previously AFL-listed by Hawthorn and Western Bulldogs, has made meaningful inroads this year and been a reliable two-way player this season. Also on Collingwoods VFL list and impressing down back has been classy ball user Ryan Pendlebury, who is the younger brother of Scott. Breaking out as a key defender, Declan Keilty has also attracted some AFL interest and is in the mix for selection.In the WAFL, ex-West Coast Eagle Blayne Wilson has again elevated his standard of performance with 163 marks and 449 disposals from his 23 games down back this season. Playing an exciting style brand of footy down back has been Marlion Pickett, who as a linebreaker makes things happen with ball in hand. He is also able to play forward and have an impact. Both Wilson and Pickett will turn 25 before the start of the 2017 season and could each fill a need for a team if selected.As forwards, from the SANFL talented goal sneak Willie Rioli has made meaningful inroads this year and is on the radar of some clubs after losing significant weight and getting in much better shape. Joshua Scott, who was an impressive goal kicker in the TAC Cup a few years ago, has had a strong season. Ex-Carlton rookie Luke Reynolds also has improved significantly this season and has developed into an effective leadup forward who finished the SANFL season with 43 goals, one more than Joshua Scott.In the VFL, small forward Hisham Kerbatieh after being overlooked in last years AFL draft has again put up his hand for selection. Ex-Saint Ahmed Saad led the VFL goalkicking this year and also could fill a role for a team in a front half.Of the other ruckmen, Caseys 22-year-old, 203cm, 100kg Oscar McInerney big man is the third ruckman in the mix and is another genuine draft chance. He moves well and displays impressive cleanness below his knees for someone of his height.While Eddy is the clear standout of the state league key forwards, if a club is looking for someone a few years younger than Eddy, ex-Port Adelaide key forward Mason Shaw looks like the most likely alternative. The 197cm, 94kg Shaw, who will turn 23 before the start of the 2017 season, kicked 51 goals and took 128 marks from his 23 games which is a solid return. ' ' '

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