LW Nicklas Jensen (2011, 29th overall, Vancouver)
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06-24-2011, 11:35 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
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Grabner is a goal scorer, Jensen is a guy who is good at doing both, so obviously I did not expect Grabner to be a PPG guy, 2 different types of players.
And are you kidding me, if you have elite skills in junior then you should be putting up the points to match it, there is no excuse for not doing so.
Have you heard of this guy, Patrice Bergeron? He had 73 points (only 20 goals) in 70 games in his draft year. It's not all that different from 58 in 61 but with 29 goals. Is this Patrice Bergeron guy just a second line player to you?
There's far more to prospects than just their skill level. There's work ethic, there's consistency, there's their ability to use their size, their speed, their linemates, their ice-time, their team, their league, whether they're rookies or not, and so much more.
Jensen has questions marks around a lot of things but his skill level is NOT one of them. If he can figure out every single other aspect, yeah he has the skill and the shot to be a first liner. Is that realistic? No ****ing way. But the SKILL is there. And you know what they say, you can't teach size — that gives him a natural advantage on some of the other prospects.
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