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03-19-2017, 06:13 PM
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Hasn't produced as much lately.

Has the NHL grind gotten to him or just snake-bitten?
Neither. He's just plain not playing well. Doesn't feel like either of those things is an explanation for it.

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03-19-2017, 08:00 PM
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I don't think his play has changed that much. The issue with Wennberg is that he doesn't dictate goals. He plays well defensively, controls the puck well, and makes nice passes (none of that has changed). But if his linemates don't bury it, and Foligno and Saad haven't been, he doesn't pick up any assists. And he shoots once or twice per game so there's not much he can do by himself.

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How long is he expected to be out for? I've had him on my fantasy squad the entire season, but playoffs are here so I may need to drop him.

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That was a garbage hit and an even bigger garbage no-call on Saturday.

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03-20-2017, 01:28 PM
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He will not shoot the puck when he has an opening so the defenses just back off and play the pass. He has a good shot if he would just use it, and if he would shoot more it would open things up as well as create rebounds for others to score more.
Agreed.

He will either get over this deficiency or never get beyond 50 or so points per season.

Pass first, second and third doesn't work in the NHL long term. Wennberg's 97 SOG is the fourth least among the top 150 NHL scorers and two of the others have injury and low TOI as contributing reasons behind their low SOG totals.

Among forwards, Wennberg is 217th in SOG despite being 55th in TOI. Add in the fact that much of his time is on the PP and that makes that relationship even more striking.

Shoot, Alex. Shoot.


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03-20-2017, 01:56 PM
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I don't often agree with CR. But he does have Wennie the Pooh nailed on his continuing and illogical refusal to shoot the puck.

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I don't often agree with CR. But he does have Wennie the Pooh nailed on his continuing and illogical refusal to shoot the puck.
Broken clock.

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Broken clock.

Whatever, Clownshoe.


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03-21-2017, 11:27 AM
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So, worst case scenario, he ends up a better Brassard? I'm ok with that, especially if you take Foligno off his line put Cam or Bjork up there with him.

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So, worst case scenario, he ends up a better Brassard? I'm ok with that, especially if you take Foligno off his line put Cam or Bjork up there with him.
I'm ok with I think too --- if we add another center who can net a minimum 25 goals. Wennberg is a nice player - I'll take him over Brassard right now. But he has the skill to score more and maximize his talent.

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03-21-2017, 02:53 PM
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I suppose I agree with the idea of him shooting more, but I tend to think that about everyone. I'm of the older school camp where any shot is a good shot, but I do understand how goalies have changed.

I've no problem if he continues to play this way for a long time. I don't really understand any burning desire to get more goals out him. I don't feel like the team lacks in goal scoring and I imagine he'll develop into the type of guy that is simply more of a playmaker. Seems to have worked out for guys like Backstrom and Thornton.

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This team has got to get Wennberg back before the playoffs, He is creating nothing these days

Had a wide open attempt tonight point blank and fanned on the shot

Will the real Alexander Wennberg please return soon

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Wennberg...0-2-2 in his last 11 games. Guess he doesn't want to get paid this summer.

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