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GoBs 12-12-2012 05:48 PM

Any word on Horton
 
Like the title says any word on Nathan Horton? Is he skating with the rest of the Bruins who remained in the area?
Thanks

ORRMAN 12-12-2012 06:11 PM

I thought I read, on here, that he was ready to go.

Dellstrom 12-12-2012 07:04 PM

He was cleared for contact long before the lockout even started.

MarshmontMcSlewfoot 12-12-2012 08:17 PM

He should be in Europe working on speeding up the release on his shot. His problem of holding the puck too long and taking too long to shoot will probably be worse when we start playing again. Might need to play on the 3rd line to mentally get with it.

Plus side is the time off can't be bad for his head injury recovery.

Salem13 12-12-2012 09:40 PM

I'm all for him doing no/low contact training until we have a training camp.

He's got the extra time, why not use it.

JOKER 192 12-12-2012 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Salem13 (Post 56498663)
I'm all for him doing no/low contact training until we have a training camp.

He's got the extra time, why not use it.

Exactly

Artemis 12-12-2012 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe (Post 56496129)
He should be in Europe working on speeding up the release on his shot. His problem of holding the puck too long and taking too long to shoot will probably be worse when we start playing again. Might need to play on the 3rd line to mentally get with it.

Plus side is the time off can't be bad for his head injury recovery.

I believe Horton's wife had a baby over the summer, and they also have a child who's around four years old. Not exactly conducive to moving to Europe, nor for Nathan leaving them and going on his own.

MarshmontMcSlewfoot 12-13-2012 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Artemis (Post 56499405)
I believe Horton's wife had a baby over the summer, and they also have a child who's around four years old. Not exactly conducive to moving to Europe, nor for Nathan leaving them and going on his own.

Poor excuse (got to be careful so I don't look a jerk disagreeing with that reasoning) chances are she wouldn't mind a couple fortnight trips to Switzerland and he'd be back during their international breaks.

I like Horton I hope he is ready to play when hockey starts back up in a few weeks. Anyways he's everyones pick for the guy who won't get a contract under the new lower cap. Dig up one of those threads and see if you see any other forwards mentioned by fellow posters. Nathan Horton could be playing hockey in any of 30 cities across America next fall he is an upcoming UFA.

ODAAT 12-13-2012 06:33 AM

This lockout could very well be a blessing in disguise for Nathan and his health

Artemis 12-13-2012 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe (Post 56502741)
Poor excuse (got to be careful so I don't look a jerk disagreeing with that reasoning) chances are she wouldn't mind a couple fortnight trips to Switzerland and he'd be back during their international breaks.

I like Horton I hope he is ready to play when hockey starts back up in a few weeks. Anyways he's everyones pick for the guy who won't get a contract under the new lower cap. Dig up one of those threads and see if you see any other forwards mentioned by fellow posters. Nathan Horton could be playing hockey in any of 30 cities across America next fall he is an upcoming UFA.

Poor excuse?

You don't have kids, do you?

Artemis 12-13-2012 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ODAAT (Post 56505045)
This lockout could very well be a blessing in disguise for Nathan and his health

Not just him, either - there are others in the same boat.

doubleminor138 12-13-2012 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Artemis (Post 56505891)
Poor excuse?

You don't have kids, do you?

That's exactly what I was going to say. :laugh:

ripley 12-13-2012 03:28 PM

Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona, up until recently refused to even contemplate having a gf.
In an interview Xavi told: A girlfriend is demanding and she is also distracting. I ended my last relationship five years ago. Back then, I was only a reserve for Barcelona. I thought the age was to blame, that I am still young and I have to wait for my turn. It was not the case. Once I ended up with girls, my game got better.
This why Xavi has led Barcelona and Spain to every trophy imaginable.

...and here are these other athletes dating willy nilly, getting married...and even stooping to having kids.

How can they play at top level with their focus at less than 110%?

[/tongue planted firmly in cheek]

trenton1 12-13-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ripley (Post 56516421)
Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona, up until recently refused to even contemplate having a gf.
In an interview Xavi told: A girlfriend is demanding and she is also distracting. I ended my last relationship five years ago. Back then, I was only a reserve for Barcelona. I thought the age was to blame, that I am still young and I have to wait for my turn. It was not the case. Once I ended up with girls, my game got better.
This why Xavi has led Barcelona and Spain to every trophy imaginable.

...and here are these other athletes dating willy nilly, getting married...and even stooping to having kids.

How can they play at top level with their focus at less than 110%?

[/tongue planted firmly in cheek]

Some players will do better with only one thing to focus on.

ORRMAN 12-13-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe (Post 56496129)
He should be in Europe working on speeding up the release on his shot. His problem of holding the puck too long and taking too long to shoot will probably be worse when we start playing again. Might need to play on the 3rd line to mentally get with it.

Plus side is the time off can't be bad for his head injury recovery.

I could not agree more. In fact, his release is so slow, he has to shoot "off the dribble" because he gets his shots blocked otherwise. I like the rest of his game, but the slow release holds him back from near-elite status, IMO.

Artemis 12-13-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ORRMAN (Post 56523175)
I could not agree more. In fact, his release is so slow, he has to shoot "off the dribble" because he gets his shots blocked otherwise. I like the rest of his game, but the slow release holds him back from near-elite status, IMO.

He's 27 years old. If his shot isn't fast enough by now, playing a few months in Europe isn't going to make it faster.

Neely08 12-13-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by trenton1 (Post 56518071)
Some players will do better with only one thing to focus on.

Maybe.

But you may wanna keep a firm grip on the soap if you catch my drift.

Neely08 12-13-2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ODAAT (Post 56505045)
This lockout could very well be a blessing in disguise for Nathan and his health

That's how I look at it.

McQuaid, too.

MarshmontMcSlewfoot 12-14-2012 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Artemis (Post 56505891)
Poor excuse?

You don't have kids, do you?

It has nothing to do with that this is a guy who could be playing hockey in any of 30 different cities in NA next fall.

So him, his wife, and his kids are hardly tied to the Boston area.

ODAAT 12-14-2012 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Artemis (Post 56505927)
Not just him, either - there are others in the same boat.

Absolutely, Quaider (as Neely stated too) with lots of time for the brain to hopefully, fully heal too

ODAAT 12-14-2012 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe (Post 56496129)
He should be in Europe working on speeding up the release on his shot. His problem of holding the puck too long and taking too long to shoot will probably be worse when we start playing again. Might need to play on the 3rd line to mentally get with it.

Plus side is the time off can't be bad for his head injury recovery.

If you can tell me how playing on many Olympic sized rinks, playing on most nights against many players who can only dream about playing in the NHL will assist in improving the speed of his release, then I`ll support the move.

While nobody can disagree he takes way to long to release, I`ll wager that his 2 young children, and his wife are slightly more important than making a few buckaroos in Europe, unless there`s a "release expert" over there??

I could see it now had he gone there, gotten bonked by some toolbox and suffered, gawd forbid another injury, the thread would be "why didn`t Chia stop Horton from going to Europe":shakehead

Fire Julien 12-14-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe (Post 56502741)
I like Horton I hope he is ready to play when hockey starts back up in a few weeks. Anyways he's everyones pick for the guy who won't get a contract under the new lower cap. Dig up one of those threads and see if you see any other forwards mentioned by fellow posters. Nathan Horton could be playing hockey in any of 30 cities across America next fall he is an upcoming UFA.

If he really was healthy he would have signed a contract somewhere to get back in shape and be ready for the season, even if it's in the ECHL.

Artemis 12-14-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Caballo Blanco (Post 56533183)
If he really was healthy he would have signed a contract somewhere to get back in shape and be ready for the season, even if it's in the ECHL.

What about Campbell, Marchand, Lucic, McQuaid and hundreds of other NHLers who aren't playing? Are they all unhealthy too?

Artemis 12-14-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe (Post 56531693)
It has nothing to do with that this is a guy who could be playing hockey in any of 30 different cities in NA next fall.

So him, his wife, and his kids are hardly tied to the Boston area.

Yup, I was right. You don't have kids, as you missed the point entirely.

trenton1 12-14-2012 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Neely08 (Post 56523905)
Maybe.

But you may wanna keep a firm grip on the soap if you catch my drift.

I was thinking of the Cam Neely method of not settling down until the on-ice career is over. Though I'm sure no one can focus on hockey alone.

He did play Sea-bass, however....


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