Nino seeking trade?
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01-28-2013, 02:29 PM
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I have watched Nelson play a few games at the Bridge and in the scrimmage/game against the Islanders. I don't know, I see (and I am going to show my age here) alot of the old Minnesota North Star/Montreal Canadian Bobby Smith in Nelson. I really think the kid is going to be a tremendous hockey player.
Also I have a sneaky feeling Snow is going to call Nino up soon after he has participated in the AHL all-star game.
well that would be interesting indeed. Nelson's nowhere close to the level of Bobby Smith. Nowhere close. But I can see similarities in size, passing/offensive ability. Smith's offense was far above Nelson's highest projected upside, without a doubt. But Nelson seems to bring a drive-the-net ability and working the boards, cycling that Smith would never do.
I would take a Van Riemsdyk, C. Stewart, B. Ryan type player - if we get really lucky. Nelson's got very underrated passing ability and puck skills. His shot has improved greatly, as has his work ethic, as he's filled out physically. He was a really good late 1st round pick!
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