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2012-2013 Prospect Talk PART IV
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09-28-2012, 09:02 AM
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Certainly has improved a whole in the last one and a half years. Jesse has seemed pretty much unstoppable ever since he got it going in the first game. Can't say if he can manage to get a spot on the powerplay in the NHL, but would say that playing like that he will be a really solid 4th liner at the minimum. Can't see him turning into a fighter, but will continue being physical in every other way he can.
The key for Jesse has always been simple: Stop fancying himself as a playmaker and start using that body to muck things up and make life miserable for opposing Dmen.
He does that, then the skills and hands he has will lead him to offensive chances as well.
But he has to concentrate on being a mean, dirty-areas worker. Then nothing will stand in the way of an NHL career.
It would be HUGE for the Islanders if this NHL season could still fit in 50 some games as of November and Jesse could come back and be a 10-10-20 player. Just huge.
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