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2012-2013 Rangers Prospects Thread (Player Stats in Post #1; Updated 12/5)
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09-14-2012, 01:55 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
I watched HV71 and Jesper Fasth (he will still spell it with an "h").
Jesper played on the 3rd line and 2nd PP unit, and no PKing. I wouldn't be suprised if he stayed there, and if so, it could impact his production. To interpret it, on must remember that ice time always is more spread out in big ice hockey (more skating and less commercial breaks just results in that you basically cant play two lines alot more than the third). So coaches prefer three even lines instead of two. Jesper Fasth also played the most of all forwards on his team tonight, which just says how much he played 5 on 5 since he did not PK nor play a ton of PP.
And Jesper was definitely the best skater for his team to night. In OT his coach, ex Ranger Ulf DahlÚn, basically put him on the ice and asked him to stay there. He had like a 1:50 shifted, rested 50 sec and was put back on before he scored the winner.
He is a great skater and he is definitely stronger on his skates than previously. Put him on the ice at like Traverse, and I doubt anyone could take the puck from him (but going up against NHL Ds is ALWAYS another story, ask someone like Omark). He has a great attitude and always work extremely hard both ways. He takes a ton of responsibility with the puck and is very good at taking it up ice. Has alot of poise with it. He is also a decent RH sniper, and often goes into that role too.
There are always question marks. But hopefully this kid can become a Swedish version of Ryan Callahan. Say a Vaalteri Filpulla type...
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