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Podz looks like what we hoped Jake would be...a hard nosed guy who drives the net through people if he can't get around them...and actually really tries to score...instead of just getting the puck on net and skating by hoping it went in...

Jake could learn from him...I hope he is over here this season to help be tuff to play against...!

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I see him taking a similar path as Bo did.  He will be on the 4th line and maybe around 10g 12a.  I am excited to see Podz over here but expecting him to be a top 6 forward right away is a set up for disappointment.  :towel:Podz :towel:  B)

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20 minutes ago, dpn1 said:

I see him taking a similar path as Bo did.  He will be on the 4th line and maybe around 10g 12a.  I am excited to see Podz over here but expecting him to be a top 6 forward right away is a set up for disappointment.  :towel:Podz :towel:  B)

I think he's roughly 1-2 years behind Virtanen's current level of development (at 5 years his junior). And arguably with better defensive acumen. 

 

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Can be hard to find solid Russian character and leadership.

 

Especially ones that can bring that Burrows/Kesler like game we could use in the top 6. A guy that does the dirty work for good players at a high level.  The ultimate complementary player though I suspect Pod can be that and then some.

 

What we wish Virtanen to be and what Lind could be as well. Good future in that regard of forward style with Pod/Lind and hopefully Virtanen.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

The Karjala Cup has done wonders for Vasili's confidence. Igor Larionov knew the exact buttons to push and how to position Vasili to unlock his confidence and creativity.

 

Podgoalzin looks like he is having fun playing hockey again.

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KHL needs to stop jerking him around with all this poor development since they have no more investment in this player :ph34r:

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17 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

Interesting..............1+1............and only 12:55 of ice time on the first line

I would have thought more icetime on the 1st line......

Don't care!.........Great to see!

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Deja vu all over again. Pods is not getting much ice time, goes off to play in a tournament, does great, comes back to KHL, coach is impressed with his tournament play and gives him better ice time and he blossoms. Didn't we just do this last year?

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4 hours ago, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

The Karjala Cup has done wonders for Vasili's confidence. Igor Larionov knew the exact buttons to push and how to position Vasili to unlock his confidence and creativity.

 

Podgoalzin looks like he is having fun playing hockey again.

I hope he shares that info with Green. 

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3 hours ago, WeneedLumme said:

Deja vu all over again. Pods is not getting much ice time, goes off to play in a tournament, does great, comes back to KHL, coach is impressed with his tournament play and gives him better ice time and he blossoms. Didn't we just do this last year?

Great template for the Nucks management on how to get the most and the least from Podz.  He'll be in his element once he arrives here.  Mark my words... He will change the dynamic in the locker room from a high skill, fast with potential, to high skill, fast, aggressive forecheck,  that's hard to play against team.  Much more well rounded and can compete with any team in the league.  That's the difference Podz will make all on his own.  He's the best complement this forward group could have in my opinion.  Höglander is just the icing on the cake!

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I can't wait for Podz to get over to Vancouver. 

 

Miller-Pettersson-Podkolzin 

 

 

I think this line could be incredible. JT is so good at retrieving pucks and winning battles it is perfect for Podkolzin to play along side him. Pod does this very well and has enough skills and IQ to play along side Petey. Could be a great puck possession line.

 

Then after this season

 

Hoglander-Horvat-Boeser 

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He will also be a very big man when all is said and done. His neck is a little freaky for a 19yo. I am seeing an Ovi style player, obviously Podz doesn’t have Ovi’s elite skill, but he does use quick thinking skill and timing to take advantage of the reckless style he attacks with. It just keeps coming up for me as a totally biased, homer, blue and green coloured glasses comparison.
go Nucks go

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