Thread: Stars at WJC
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12-14-2005, 03:48 PM
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Dr GLU
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Well...

Daley has been very good for the Stars defensively and should improve offensively as he adapts more to the NHL game. (better than I epected)

Niskanen is doing well at UMD and made the US WJC squad. (better than I expected)

Grossman is hurt. (not his fault)

Fransson is buried in Luleň in Sweden after a strong preseason. (not his fault)

Belle is struggling to transition to the pros. (I expected this)

Fistric is having a good but not great season. (not terrible, but hoped for more)

Scalzo has been better than expected in Iowa. (nice for a FA signing)

Nickerson is having a strong showing when he's on the ice in Finland. (maybe a little better than expected)


So the way I see it, three or four guys are exceeding what I expected. One or two are right where I expected them, and another's just below expectations. Two have had their seasons affected by circumstances beyond their control. (BTW, I don't really know enough about Ludwig's, Waugh's, or Vomela's seasons to say anything about them.)

That's not really that bad to me. It's about par for the course in development, actually.

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