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05-06-2009, 06:31 PM
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Whats his deal btw... Is HF report makes him look really good but i know Flyers fans have been down on him as not much than a grinder? Can the kid score?
He seems like a similar player to Justin Abdlekader (who i think is one of detroits best prospects, though underrated by HF)
Nodl is stll a work in progress. He certainly has some offensive ability but he struggled when he was called up early in this year. He showed bad judgement in his own zone and was demoted because of it (he'd stay out for extra long shifts and be ineffective, he turned the puck over, he made blind passes that got picked off, he got knocked off the puck).
Nodl is not suited for 3rd line ginding duty. He's going to be a 2nd line winger or nothing at all (unless he seriously changes his game and becmes a defensive stallworth). Right now there is no room for him on the Flyers top 6 (or "top 9" if we go with 3 scoring lines and no traditional 3rd line checking line). Right now he has, Gagne, Knuble (UFA), Hartnell, Lupul and Briere ahead of him. Carcillo is probably ahead of him too at this point and JVR will immediately jump ahead of him as soon as he solidifies a permanent roster spot with the Flyers. The flyers would need to move another winger or 2 just to make a realistic roster spot for Nodl at this point.
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