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I think as Kole gets comfortable playing against men, he will become a little more of a pest like he was in Jr.

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3 hours ago, gurn said:

I am already a somebody, thus I want to live as long as possible, in good health that is.

Then you will have achieved the ultimative, if it makes you happy 

good for you my friend..:)

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While I am a somebody I am nobody special.

 

Ps We are all somebodies.

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Heckuva start for Lind.  We might have a bit of a powerhouse in Utica this year - even more so when Biega, Goldobin, and Baertschi get in the lineup.

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33 minutes ago, tybarber said:

3 Assists for Kole Lind, making some good plays. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to theahl.com to check the score and they had a promo on - free AHL TV for weekend. I created an account, excited to throw the Comets game on instead of Tor/Mon but NOPE, of course it didn't work. When I tried to play the game, it would take me to their sign up page where I'd have to pay to watch. Sweet promo AHL. Way to go. 

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Judging by this recent interview, Lind is raring to go:

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“I feel really good”, said Lind. “Obviously I worked hard this offseason especially for camp and I want to try to make a statement to the coaches and the management. I think that was a big thing coming off of an off year. I think that was big for me to come have a couple of good first skates and try to get my confidence going early. I feel better in compete and battle drills, it feels a lot better. I’m not getting pushed around as much, I won a decent amount in camp and it feels good, I feel a lot more confident this year than I have past years for sure.

 

He wasn’t kidding. Lind looks like a different player this year, his skating stride stronger and his stick work markedly improved from where it was last preseason.

Lind knows he and fellow 2017 second-round pick Jonah Gadjovich need to improve on last year’s performance, and cited the hard work both players put in over the summer as reasons for optimism heading into this season:

 

“I thought we both had big offseasons. We both worked really hard, especially [because] we had to come back and have better years than last year and we obviously expect a lot more of ourselves so I think that’s something that Gadj and I both really pushed towards being better and stronger this year.”

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For Lind to take that next step, he’ll likely need a seal of approval from Canucks’ bench boss Travis Green. When asked about his relationship with Green, he had this to say:

“It’s good, he gave me a call in the offseason to check in on me and make sure I was working hard and keep be accountable for a number of things this summer that I wanted to push myself to this summer as well. I think we’re on the same page there and he obviously likes to push me in practice and also give me little tips as well.”

 

Increased point production would likely be enough to earn Green’s attention, and it’s an area where Lind thinks he can improve this season:

“First things first I want to put up numbers at the AHL level, I think the first thing I wanted to do is to come out and make a serious statement in camp that I am serious about what I’m doing this year and I want to prove people wrong. That’s some last year that pissed me off. So this year I am ready to go. I’m just going to go out there and make a statement and then start producing at the AHL level and then push from there.”

And it seems like he's had a great summer:

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“It was obviously good to be home being in Shaunavon, (Saskatchewan), for most of the summer,” Lind said. “I pushed myself a lot harder than most summers to get ready for training camp and the season ahead.

 

There were some things he wanted to improve, as most professionals do, and he went to great lengths to work on his lower body.

 

“The biggest thing for me was lots of power skating,” Lind said. “Tying to get quicker and lots of work with my legs in the gym, as well trying to get stronger. Getting quicker was the main key for me this summer.

 

“I skated with a number of different people. It’s kind of depends the time of year, usually towards the beginning of summer I’m doing lots of power skating and then towards the end of the summer, I’ll kind of go with the pro group in Saskatoon and try to get the skills and get my hands going a little bit for the season

 

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3 hours ago, VIC_CITY said:

I went to theahl.com to check the score and they had a promo on - free AHL TV for weekend. I created an account, excited to throw the Comets game on instead of Tor/Mon but NOPE, of course it didn't work. When I tried to play the game, it would take me to their sign up page where I'd have to pay to watch. Sweet promo AHL. Way to go. 

I had the same experience. Wouldn't let me in

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3 hours ago, VIC_CITY said:

I went to theahl.com to check the score and they had a promo on - free AHL TV for weekend. I created an account, excited to throw the Comets game on instead of Tor/Mon but NOPE, of course it didn't work. When I tried to play the game, it would take me to their sign up page where I'd have to pay to watch. Sweet promo AHL. Way to go. 

Worked fine for me. All you had to do was click on schedule and pick the game.

 

The first time I tried it today, I did what you did.  

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The ol' Henrik-Hat-Trick. Good for Lind, what a great start to the year. Joulevi made a pretty nice 100 foot pass on that first goal too.

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Hopefully this can help build his confidence moving forward. He has promise but showed he is very raw at TC.

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Who would have thought it be possible? Kole Lind--finally living up to his draft day potential as was remarked of then by a shocked Jim Benning, who exclaimed 'why is nobody taking Lind?'

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It was nice to see an edgy side to his game.  He was not as hesitant as he was last year. 

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5 minutes ago, dpn1 said:

It was nice to see an edgy side to his game.  He was not as hesitant as he was last year. 

If I recall correctly he was getting better last year near the end of the season.

 

Picking up when he left off maybe?

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Podkolzin, Gaudette, Lind....the crystal ball is burning bright. They will arrive soon and play together... when they do, Yeah baby!

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7 hours ago, dpn1 said:

It was nice to see an edgy side to his game.  He was not as hesitant as he was last year. 

During the game last night they said Lind only had 17 points last year (5 goals) and he has 3 just last night. I hope he has a monster year.

 

It was great seeing him get in other guys faces (including him punching the one guy in the head) lol. We need that on the big club.

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People just have to remember that "MOST" NHlers have a development curve in every league they play in...……….

 

AKA

 

when in their first year midget, they learned the speed and size of the player

then the second year, those adjustments, and understanding have already happen

so they start from a better place in their second year

additionally, they are a year stronger and more mature, which help immeasurably

some will actually take 3 years to have that all figured out and gain strength

 

The same things happen in Junior, where their 1st year is one of learning

and 2nd year is one of executing

 

Then, when they reach pro, same thing again...….not all players can jump into a league

and show what they are made off their 1st year 

 

The years to watch are the 2nd (which is why the draft is at 17, and not 16, and their 3rd year

when by the end, if they are not showing well, then it will be a tough road....

 

Pretty simple really...……...go to just to about any player and take a look at their junior stats

it will show you this...……..not all players are McDavids, very few in all reality

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5 hours ago, Pete M said:

Podkolzin, Gaudette, Lind....the crystal ball is burning bright. They will arrive soon and play together... when they do, Yeah baby!

And Hoglander. Bright, indeed.

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