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  1. While I agree with your post, I think there are a lot of us who read here every day but just choose not to post frequently, opting instead to read the hockey talk/trolling/bickering from an objective outside view. I've been on this site for 7 years but I post maybe a few times a month; that doesn't mean I don't follow the prospects closely or that I jump on the coat tails of whoever the player du jour happens to be. I rarely if ever leave the prospects forum. As I mentioned on the previous page, he continues to remind me a lot of Daniel Sedin, and I think that is what has helped that line find chemistry. They're cycling the puck like it's no ones business and Jensen is getting into the right positions and shooting from anywhere. He's looking like the same offensive player that lit up the SEL at the start of last year, so I'm eager to see if he can keep it up as the competition increases down the final stretch. It would also be interesting to see what he'd look like playing with both Sedins once Daniel is healthy. I think there is potential for it to work similarly to when Samuelsson played with them, in that Jensen possesses the ability to find those open spots and sneak in through coverage. I never see him becoming a super chippy physical player, but rather a skill one who uses his size and strength to protect the puck and get to the right places. Lets hope he stays hot because he and Mathias are helping to make the game fun to watch again!
  2. To me, in watching Jensen play with Henrik and burrows these past few games, I've noticed that his style of game is very similar to that of Daniel, and that that is why he seems to compliment them well and a real chemistry is emerging. I watch Jensen and I see a big solid body that is strong in the corners and doesn't get pushed around, but isn't necessarily "aggressive". He uses his size to help him positionally the same way the Sedins do. He possesses an elite level shot but he's not going to necessarily score with it every night; these days it's easy to forget how deadly accurate Daniel's shot was only a few years back. I was watching intently every time that line was on the ice, and my god, to me it seemed reminiscent of the sedinery of old what with the way they were cycling so effectively. All the while they were making all these cheeky little no-look passes that seem to come out of nowhere. My god they were even doing the slap-pass play 2 or 3 times. I don't think Jensen will ever be a power forward even though he's got the size and skills necessary to be one - that's just not his game. I think that if he reaches his prime, maximizing on his potential and raw talent, it will be as a skill player who plays a style of game like Daniel. I think he'll likely also be a player who maybe shies away from the physical side despite what he's capable of. Regardless, I'm glad that he seems to be progressing nicely this year, and he seems to really be pushing hard and focusing in. I've been high on this kid since we drafted him so I'm glad he seems to be seizing this incredible opportunity.
  3. Now if he were to come over for the last month and the playoffs, would that NOT burn a year since his team commitments are finished, much like when the chl players' teams are eliminated and they're called up? If thats the case, I think he actually has a legitimate chance of stepping on to the roster, and if not going down and providing a huge offensive boost for the Wolves! Could be an exciting "deadline" aquisition for this team.
  4. That was my original thinking as well, but a friend pointed out to me to that Merle lied to the Governor about Michone being dead, which ultimately led to her return and her attack on him and killing of his daughter. I think he's so filled with rage that he's borderline crazy, so who knows how he truely feels towards Merle. In his mind he could very well see Merle as a traitor and a spy... It should be interesting to see what unfolds.
  5. Idk. You could argue that he doesnt need the AHL. All be it a small sample size, but in his first 30 games in the AHL he was scoring at a 40+goal clip and was near ppg. Thats better numbers than Hodgson or Schroeder had or have in the AHL. Plus his size allows him to be effective on the 3rd of 4th line RIGHT now, so even if he's not scoring he'll still have a spot on the roster barring unforseen circumstances.
  6. Didn't he play on the 3rd line in the home game of the double header? Regardless, I agree that his play has been pretty underwhelming thus far. He had that nice goal in the Prospects tourny, but besides that he hasn't really WOWed anyone. It'll probably take him a year to become accustomed to living in N/A, as well as playing on the smaller ice surface. For some guys that transition is seamless, and for others it takes a bit of time. Hopefully he'll get a few more pre-season games in before getting sent to the Wolves though. Coming into this year, I thought Rodin was going to be a real darkhorse to make the team, but that's looking less likely. Jensen on the other hand.... edit: Looks like Rodin was sent down today. Guess he hadn't done enough in practise to garner further ice time this pre-season. All the best to him in Chicago!
  7. He'll definitely never be the fastest player on a team, but he still had okay speed for a player his size. I liked how he used his body around the net to shield the puck, and even tried to do some power moves. Given further time and development, he could be a very promising power forward.
  8. It really depends on how things shape up on the canucks roster first. Being a right wing, he's going to have to compete with Mancari and Haydar for top minutes, both of whom are proven AHL stars. If he switches to the other side, or one of the afore mentioned two make the canucks/switches to their offwing, then he might see some right wing top 6 time. It's just too early to tell really.
  9. I like that we picked someone who's actually the tallest person in the selection photo for a change. Last time it was Schroeder and he was the shortest guy there by a country mile. Edit: I liked the quote from the scout that said that if he had boones' skating ability, he'd be a top 3 pick. Skating can be worked on, though it doesn't sound like it's a huuuge issue for him, just that he's not mason raymond. Bob Mckenzie still said he has tremendous speed. He sounds eerily similar to grabner. The same knock of being inconsistant too.
  10. man this kid has some sick hands in the shootout. kind of reminds me of sam gagner or kyle wellwood. Just has the puck on a string the entire time.
  11. I can't wait to see him play in North America. I wouldn't be surprised if he skyrocketed up the prospect depth chart, and saw some nhl games as soon as next year.
  12. it's also the picks he traded away. The biggest thing for me was that he didnt deal away any of this years picks. He trade the 3rds for the next 2 years, which gives him plenty of time to reaquire some picks. I would be VERY surprised if he doesnt get at least 1 3rd pick back in a trade at some point.
  13. And now imagine what he'll do this offseason, with ALL his picks. I'm sure we'll see a few more college/free agent signings too so it should be great! I think prospects/prospect development is the true key to any team, and Gillis has been incredibly proactive in dealing with that since being hired.
  14. I was just wondering the same thing. It's an odd name, but I doubt it. Would be an interesting coincidence though.
  15. I really think he's going to surprise a lot of people when he comes to North America. For me, I don't think it's a matter of whether he'll play in the NHL, but when, and where in the line up.