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08-18-2011, 04:38 PM
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I like this move by the organization. Low risk move and I think he will force our younger guys (specifically Schenn and Nodl) to step their game up to secure their "penciled-in" spots.

I'm also sure that some of the decision to bring him in was based on Jagr and his chemistry in NYR.

To say that Nylander will have to "impress" at camp to earn a roster spot is a bit of an understatement. He will have to look dominant, and leave no doubts about his conditioning and physical health. With a top 9 like:

Hartnell-Briere-Jagr
JVR-Giroux-Voracek
Nodl-Schenn-Simmonds

Even if he is dominant in camp I still don't see him stealing a top 2/3 center spot. I'd be more interested to see if he could play LW:

Nylander-Briere-Jagr
JVR-Giroux-Voracek
Hartnell-Schenn-Simmonds

or

Hartnell-Briere-Jagr
JVR-Giroux-Voracek
Nylander-Schenn-Simmonds

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