Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jannik Hansen Re-Signed.
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08-05-2009, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by AntonShaReeFruck View Post
Wouldn't that mean he's underrated? Noone is predicting that he'll be a superstar, even the biggest optimists. Yet some people are treating him like a fringe NHLer.

Before he got injured, Hansen was no less impressive than any one of Raymond, Wellwood, Bernier, or Pyatt, and while these guys are all considered definite 3rd liners with a shot at improving to second liners (each considered to have guaranteed spots on the team), Hansen is considered by many to be a 4th liner/occasional scratch/fringe NHLer who will have to fight tooth and nail to make the club next year..... just because he was bad when he got back from the injury.

He's very underrated. IMO, he's already close to a capable 30-40 point guy with strong defense, strong work ethic/professionalism, top end speed, and more strength/guts than Raymond (not to mention chemistry).. How can people consider him a fringe player? He may not have superstar potential, but there's definitely potential for him to be a top-end 40-50 point 3rd liner or bottom end 2nd liner.

I almost feel like some people hate on him because people seem to LIKE him (not necessarily because people think he's good) more than the others.
Yea, I guess you're right, he's underrated by some.

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