Allard done; Myers locked in battle

On Friday, J.S. Allard saw his season come to an end in the QMJHL semifinals as Quebec dropped a 6-1 decision to Shawinigan. The Remparts lose the series 4-1 while the Cataractes move on to the face Drummondville for the President's Cup. Allard posted a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-4 loss for his only points of the series to end the postseason with two goals and 10 assists in 16 games. In the WHL, Tyler Myers and the Kelowna Rockets have split the first four games of their Western Conference Final with the Vancouver Giants with game five coming on Saturday. Myers has been dominant defensively, earning the #2 star in Thursday's 3-0 win, and thus far handling the rush and physicality of Evander Kane with little issue as the prize prospect has scored just one goal on Rockets netminder Mark Guggenberger. Myers is +4 with one assist in the series and is currently tied for 2nd in WHL playoff scoring for defenseman with 14 points (4+10).
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Anonymous
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Saturday, April 25, 2009 ×

Any word on if the Sabres are working on a deal with Ennis, or do you think they wanna wait for Myers to finish up & sign the Two Tylers together? Not sure how much that matters but it just sounds like that would be good publicity signing them together.

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Kris Baker
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Saturday, April 25, 2009 ×

There is no doubt that both will be signed this summer. A dual announcement would be a solid PR move for sure, and I suppose it's possible. We'll see what happens.

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Dave
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Saturday, April 25, 2009 ×

How about Allard? Big, but relatively non-competitive in traffic or physical situations. Other than being tall... why should they look to sign this kid?

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Kris Baker
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Saturday, April 25, 2009 ×

Allard would arrive as more of a depth project at this point. He's added more finesse and is still too tentative physically, but he's smart and with the puck and that may buy him some developmental time. He works hard and battles, but the bottom line is that he better be able to absorb aggression if he's not going to dish it.

One thing I will say about Allard is that Roy had loads of confidence and gave him the opportunity to make it happen. He was streaky with his scoring, and I often wonder how the injury at the top of the season impacted his approach to entering traffic.

While creative in spurts, he looked a little gassed at time in the Shawinigan series.

I have mixed feelings about his progress, but will definitely understand if he's brought in. I think the Turnbull signing was made to allow a little cushion.

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