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10-12-2003, 09:15 AM
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Nucks Fans Opinions of Johan

Hey Nucks fans. I'm a Pens fan from over on the Pens board and I heard Moose pitched a shutout the other night. I'm curious to what you guys think of Johan. I know you are loyal to your starter, but the Pens fans think he can supplant Cloutier, especially in the playoffs.

We are all pullin for the Moose in net for you guys. Most Pens fans are really happy to see him finally get a good team in front of him.

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I liked his play.

Very intense and agile. He was always moving, he is a terrific skater and has great athleticsm. The best part of his game was his stickhandling, something we haven't had in Vancouver since Kirk McLean and something that is very important in today's game.

The best thing was his ability to stay in the game even though he didn't get much action.

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it's hard to tell after 1 game.

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I love the way he helps our penalty kill by stopping shoot-ins, then effectivley moving the puck. He seems to be solid on rebounds, and has a good vision.

I was really impressed with his play, considering his injuries through the pre-season.

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He's been touted for his puckhandling abilities, and this is the first time I've seen him play so I was watching that, but he made a couple bad giveaways. Played solid in net, perfect positioning, got lucky on the York shot, got help from defense. We'll have to wait until he faces a real team who can muster more than 14 shots.

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After about 10 more starts you will be able to get some good feedback. Althoughhe looked alright last night, wasnt really that tested though.

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He's been touted for his puckhandling abilities, and this is the first time I've seen him play so I was watching that, but he made a couple bad giveaways.
I agree. I was doing the same thing but over all an improvement on Cloutier in that aspect. However it's too tough to tell after one game. One thing I liked about his game though is that he always seems to be in control.

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I was really impressed with his puck handling skills. Certainly a refreshing change from Cloutier

 
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I agree. I was doing the same thing but over all an improvement on Cloutier in that aspect. However it's too tough to tell after one game. One thing I liked about his game though is that he always seems to be in control.
Yeah... I think he was just a little nervous. Vancouver is probably the toughest city in the NHL for a goalie to play in.

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Yeah after the game he admitted he had a few butterflies in his stomach but he said that was good because it showed he cared.

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I think Moose will grow into a huge fan favorite in Vancouver like he did in Pittsburgh. I'm sure on opening night Pens fans would have been shouting for Hedberg if Fleury wasn't so amazing in that game.

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I have absolutly no problems with him after game one. Not sure if he played better than Cloutier did Thursday though. Should be a real battle for who is the starter...

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I agree. I was doing the same thing but over all an improvement on Cloutier in that aspect. However it's too tough to tell after one game. One thing I liked about his game though is that he always seems to be in control.
Yes I agree...he had very good puckhandling skills. Not as good as old Captain Kirk, mind you, but much better than Dan. Hedberg adds a different dimension back there.

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I think Johan will be as popular as ol' Backup Bob was. Notice how when Hedburg handled any clearings, there weren't any Canucks in their own zone at all? Says something about the confidence in his puck handling skills. Cloutier should take some pointers from Hedburg.

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It's hard to gauge an oppinion after just one game, but Hedberg looked solid out there. His athleticism was outstanding and he's very agile and quick. I liked his positioning as well. One of his better attributes is his stickhandling. Cloutier is a pretty brutal stickhandler, so it's nice to have a guy like Hedberg who can create plays with his stickhandling.

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I like his focus, even though he faced only handful of shots... in the past.. Cloutier could lose his focus if facing only say.. 10-15 shots all game.. and Cloutier doesnt move as often as Hedberg and bah, Cloutier puck handling is a nightmare, making my heart pump everytime he goes out of his crease to stop a puck..

Overall, I love his game, great pickup... who knows.. he could be #1 by end of year!?!

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like my fellow Pens fans, i wish Hedberg the best of luck. w/ the drafting of Fleury, and being older, he was sadly an odd man out and many of us were sad to see him go. he was one of the fan favorites, and i think by the end of the year Canucks fans will cheer him on as we did. though now we get to see how he does on a well balanced team.

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