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LW Nicklas Jensen (2011, 29th overall, Vancouver)

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06-25-2011, 01:24 AM
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Not quite. He put up 26 points in 34 games and 10 in 10 playoff games in the top Danish league a year before his draft year, while Hansen put up 19 in 35 games in his draft year. Quite a big difference. Hansen was 19 by the time he put up a PPG season in the CHL.
yeah. not overly worried for sure. just something in the back of my mind. after all, the year difference is a significant element for sure, but at the same time...it could just indicate he's a year ahead of where Hansen was in his development. different players develop at different rates...

but that said, again...not really worried. really like this pick and have a good feeling about him being able to potentially fill a top-6 role in the future.

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06-25-2011, 01:31 AM
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That was a great interview, really well spoken kid. Had no idea his dad was from Canada.
That explains his size.

Glad he see's himself more of a goal scoring finisher, than setup man, but says he tries to be both.

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06-25-2011, 01:54 AM
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Freaking love this pick. Gillis you genius!

Jensen snapshot in my opinion:

- Quick Release
- Gets to the dirty areas
- Increasing physicality
- Average to above average skating
- Very good hands
- Very accurate shot
- Big body
- Can be streaky



And he's only 18. Should be fun to see him develop. I definitely see him as having top 6 potential. He could be the third man for the Sedins in a couple years.

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06-25-2011, 02:27 AM
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Freaking love this pick. Gillis you genius!

Jensen snapshot in my opinion:

- Quick Release
- Gets to the dirty areas
- Increasing physicality
- Average to above average skating
- Very good hands
- Very accurate shot
- Big body
- Can be streaky



And he's only 18. Should be fun to see him develop. I definitely see him as having top 6 potential. He could be the third man for the Sedins in a couple years.
No he doesn't, that's one of his knocks, he's a Grabner clone, which was pointless for Gillis to draft considering he traded Grabner, I think by Gillis picking this player he now realizes he made a mistake in dealing Grabs.

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06-25-2011, 02:36 AM
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No he doesn't, that's one of his knocks, he's a Grabner clone, which was pointless for Gillis to draft considering he traded Grabner, I think by Gillis picking this player he now realizes he made a mistake in dealing Grabs.
lol nhl GMs don't do that

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06-25-2011, 02:38 AM
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No he doesn't, that's one of his knocks, he's a Grabner clone, which was pointless for Gillis to draft considering he traded Grabner, I think by Gillis picking this player he now realizes he made a mistake in dealing Grabs.
How is he a Grabner clone? There are very few similarities between the two players.

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06-25-2011, 02:39 AM
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No he doesn't, that's one of his knocks, he's a Grabner clone, which was pointless for Gillis to draft considering he traded Grabner, I think by Gillis picking this player he now realizes he made a mistake in dealing Grabs.
A grabner clone?, the guy is a average skater with great hockey sense, a good shot, and a good pass. Not to mention he is big, and a powerforward.

Hes more like the complete opposite of grabner.

Who is this puckstairs guy?

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06-25-2011, 02:41 AM
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lol nhl GMs don't do that
That's a joke right, because of course they do.

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06-25-2011, 02:42 AM
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How is he a Grabner clone? There are very few similarities between the two players.
They both can skate and shoot quite well, both are big and can power through.

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06-25-2011, 02:44 AM
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A grabner clone?, the guy is a average skater with great hockey sense, a good shot, and a good pass. Not to mention he is big, and a powerforward.

Hes more like the complete opposite of grabner.

Who is this puckstairs guy?
He is quite a good skater, he has quite good top end speed like Grabner, his hockey sense needs work, has a Grabner like shot, Grabner is also quite big and powerful.

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06-25-2011, 02:46 AM
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They both can skate and shoot quite well, both are big and can power through.
In what universe is Grabner a big player that powers through people? And one of the knocks on Jensen is his top end speed despite having good agility and acceleration.

As for size Grabner is listed at 6'0 170 (although he's probably close to 180 now) while Jensen is 6'2.5 200 and has room to add a lot of muscle. That's a massive size difference.


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06-25-2011, 02:55 AM
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He is quite a good skater, he has quite good top end speed like Grabner, his hockey sense needs work, has a Grabner like shot, Grabner is also quite big and powerful.


They see me trolling, they hatin'...
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06-25-2011, 03:09 AM
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Lol no
Yes, he powers through everyone with his speed and size, he uses them to full advantage.

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06-25-2011, 03:09 AM
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In what universe is Grabner a big player that powers through people? And one of the knocks on Jensen is his top end speed despite having good agility and acceleration.

As for size Grabner is listed at 6'0 170 (although he's probably close to 180 now) while Jensen is 6'2.5 200 and has room to add a lot of muscle. That's a massive size difference.
That 6-0 170 was his draft year size, he's now at least 6'1 190.


Jensen is 6'3 186.

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06-25-2011, 03:13 AM
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Yes, he powers through everyone with his speed and size, he uses them to full advantage.
He uses his speed, he does not power through anyone with his average size

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06-25-2011, 03:17 AM
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Absolute steal by the Nucks, and as an Oilers fan it takes a lot for me to admit that.

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06-25-2011, 03:20 AM
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He uses his speed, he does not power through anyone with his average size
With that speed at his non-average size of 6'1 190, he becomes much more powerful.

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06-25-2011, 05:10 AM
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The average forward is 6'1" and 202 pounds - so Grabner is average height and lighter than average. He seems to play well at 190 pounds, which is all that matters.

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06-25-2011, 05:27 AM
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Yeah ok, I admit I am going overboard a bit.

I still don't see Jensen's skills being say higher than Bartschi's, N-H's, Huberdeau's or Strome's, Jensen seems to have compete/consistency/not physical enough, shies from contact, doesn't skate enough, issues am I right, thus the lower point totals, he also needs to grow into his frame, boom or bust for sure here, a risky pick from GIllis.
There aren't any safe picks that will guarantee you a solid roster player at 29. Probably better to pick a player with strong skills but other question marks than someone with limited upside like Nathan Smith.

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06-25-2011, 05:42 AM
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Name: Nicklas Jensen
Age: 18 Years Old
Country: Denmark
League: OHL
Team: Oshawa
Position: Right Wing
Number: #17
Pros
Physical Ability: Jensen has the physical ability as a player that you look for in a power forward.
Shooting Power: Jensen has great shooting power and can shoot the puck well.
Durability: Rarely gets injured.
Size: Even though Jensen could put on some weight scouts love his size.
Hockey IQ: Jensen has a high hockey IQ. *His dad Dan taught him a lot about hockey and played 10 years in Denmark.
Learning Rate: Jensen will learn new plays and neutral zone schemes really fast.
Awareness: Great offensive and defensive awareness.
Intangibles: Jensen has top notch intangibles from an offensive and defensive standpoint.
Shooting Accuracy: Jensen has the shooting accuracy to shoot effective wrist shots and slap shoots.
Versatility: Jensen has the versatility to play either winger role at left wing or right wing.
Power Forward: Jensen uses his force and physical ability to score when near the net.
Sniper: Jensen is sniper with his shooting accuracy.
Playmaker: Jenenís 29 assists equalled his 29 goals so he can be a playmaker distributing the puck to teammates.
Body Checking: Jensen has great body checking skills and can boost a teams PK.
Stick Checking: Jensen has good stick checking ability that enables him to create turnovers.
Wins Face Offs: If a center is switched out for a winger on a face off Jensen can step in and win that face off.
Fighter: Jensen will fight for his teammates.
Tireless Work Ethic: Jensen has a tireless work ethic.
Potential: Jensen has line 1 potential down the road in the long term. *In the short term his production will dictate his performance on the ice until he reaches his potential.
Cons
One Year Wonder: Jensen only played one year in the OHL.
Production: Jensen has line 2 offensive production, line 3 defensive production, and line 1 athleticism when you view his skating ability.
My thoughts on Nicklas Jensen. *Jensen needs another year in the OHL to prove he can be consistent. *He has the ability to thrive as a line 2 winger. *Jensen was a line 2 left winger for Oshawa playing right wing on line 2. *Jensenís even seen time on the 3rd line as a center playing a Jordan Staal type role for Oshawa. *Scouts believe he can post Michael Grabner or Jeff Skinner type numbers. *Jensen is mainly a winger though.

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06-25-2011, 09:32 AM
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That 6-0 170 was his draft year size, he's now at least 6'1 190.


Jensen is 6'3 186.
Actually at the combine they have him at

6'2.25" and 202lbs

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06-25-2011, 09:36 AM
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He is basically a Nik Kulemin. Once he settles in to NA hockey he could be a great player.

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06-25-2011, 09:54 AM
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No he doesn't, that's one of his knocks, he's a Grabner clone, which was pointless for Gillis to draft considering he traded Grabner, I think by Gillis picking this player he now realizes he made a mistake in dealing Grabs.
Says you.

Watch some of his goals, they're scored off a quick release 2 feet in front of the net.


He doesn't use his size to hit, but he definitely uses it to get into position (which is a result of his Hockey IQ, knowing where to be).


Unless you can show me video of him being a perimeter player that is contrary to the video I've already seen of him scoring in tight goals, then you're just hating.

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06-25-2011, 09:57 AM
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Name: Nicklas Jensen
Age: 18 Years Old
Country: Denmark
League: OHL
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Position: Right Wing
Number: #17
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Thats a riot! But you forgot the part where he killed Chuck Norris just by looking at him.

Nice pick might fit in well with the Twins.

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They both can skate and shoot quite well, both are big and can power through.
Isn't Jensen like 3" taller, and already basically the same weight or heavier?

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