HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Who does AA remind you of?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
08-12-2011, 07:49 AM
  #1
Garfinkel1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,446
vCash: 500
Who does AA remind you of?

Watching AA play - What player in the NHL does he remind you when that player was at AA's current development.



Bad Joke alert
I've been trying to figure it out. I can't put my Jeff Finger on it.

Garfinkel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 08:32 AM
  #2
DrSutton*
Given Up
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,093
vCash: 500
I don't know, but he is killing it in my be a gm in NHL 11. He's got 17 goals playing on the third line with Taylor hall and cally and it's only February!

DrSutton* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 08:35 AM
  #3
JeffMangum
#meatisbeat
 
JeffMangum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Listening to music
Country: United States
Posts: 57,073
vCash: 500
An odd fusion of Nikolai Antropov and Mikko Koivu.

__________________

#TannerGlass2014
SEEN YOUR VIDEO!
#SheWentToHarvard
JeffMangum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 08:48 AM
  #4
Nich
Registered User
 
Nich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Wantagh
Country: Croatia
Posts: 6,895
vCash: 500
His game always reminded me of a young Datsyuk. Great defensively, and more offensive skill than you first realize. I really do think we haven't seen all of what Artie can and will do. But then again, he has been my favorite prospect/player since he came over in 07'. Plus he is only 23 year-old. Not to say I think he will end up as good at Datsyuk, but I do picture him comparable defensively i.m.h.o.

And before people jump all over me, Datsyuk had a line of 11-24 for 35 in 70 games as a 23 year-old.

Nich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 08:56 AM
  #5
Fitzy
All Is Well
 
Fitzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19,925
vCash: 500
Antropov and Nemchinov.

__________________
"I have something better than proof: I have anecdotal evidence."
Fitzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:02 AM
  #6
allstar3970
Registered User
 
allstar3970's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,227
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLU Hockey View Post
Antropov and Nemchinov.
This, Antropov with great D would be a fantastic player to have around for years to come. If he gets better on faceoffs, he'll be even more valuable.

allstar3970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:11 AM
  #7
BlueshirtBlitz
Rich Nash
 
BlueshirtBlitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 18,931
vCash: 500
I always say Datsyuk-very lite, but a defensively minded Antropov is probably a better one.

BlueshirtBlitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:14 AM
  #8
Nich
Registered User
 
Nich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Wantagh
Country: Croatia
Posts: 6,895
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
I always say Datsyuk-very lite, but a defensively minded Antropov is probably a better one.
I don't know, I think Artie has a higher offensive ceiling that Antropov. He just needs to put together all those flashes we see. I really think that in 2 years, Artie will start putting up 65-80 points a season.

Nich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:19 AM
  #9
NYR Viper
Moderator
 
NYR Viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PA
Country: United States
Posts: 28,598
vCash: 500
Handzus

NYR Viper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:23 AM
  #10
xxxZENxxx
Registered User
 
xxxZENxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 439
vCash: 500
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.

xxxZENxxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:24 AM
  #11
bernmeister
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8,495
vCash: 500
This is stretching it back a bit, but I consider him more athletically gifted version of Stan Mikita or his Ranger counterpart, Walt Tkaczuk

Big, but not broad or huge, solid, gifted checker, hard two way workers, solid if not superior passing skills, not a sniper but able to put the puck in the net, not afraid to crash the net/work the boards.

bernmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:26 AM
  #12
Levitate
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 20,905
vCash: 500
The best player ever

Levitate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:26 AM
  #13
PuckyTheWhale
Registered User
 
PuckyTheWhale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Country: United States
Posts: 169
vCash: 500
Evegeni Grachev... oh wait.

as others have said, Antropov but that's just being size-ist.

PuckyTheWhale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:27 AM
  #14
Nich
Registered User
 
Nich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Wantagh
Country: Croatia
Posts: 6,895
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx View Post
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.
I don't think you could be more wrong. He is still inconsistent. But when he is on his game, he is pretty damn good. Hell if he was consistent all last year he would have had 60+.

People forget he is only 23, and STILL hasn't grown into his frame.

Nich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:31 AM
  #15
GAGLine
Registered User
 
GAGLine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 9,279
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx View Post
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.
Completely disagree. He has a ton of skill and he works hard. The fact that he isn't overly physical won't hold him back. I can easily see him breaking 60 points within the next 2 years.

GAGLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:40 AM
  #16
Fleury4ever
Registered User
 
Fleury4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States
Posts: 1,028
vCash: 500
If Petr Nedved played defense instead of offense.

Fleury4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:50 AM
  #17
Barbara Underhill
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuke
 
Barbara Underhill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Montana
Country: United States
Posts: 13,144
vCash: 500
Yeah the people thinking his offense is capped out are in for a surprise. He's a very calculated player and he knew the best way to solidify a spot was playing a great defensive game. He's focused on that aspect and will start injecting more offense into his game,

Barbara Underhill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:53 AM
  #18
ogie
Registered User
 
ogie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Staten Island
Country: United States
Posts: 1,271
vCash: 500
maybe it is just me but i see some Sergei Nemchinov in him.

ogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 09:54 AM
  #19
BlueshirtBlitz
Rich Nash
 
BlueshirtBlitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 18,931
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx View Post
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.
He's only 23, I think he can easily improve his offense.

BlueshirtBlitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 10:17 AM
  #20
Florida Ranger
Bring back Torts!
 
Florida Ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tampa, FLA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,002
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx View Post
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.
No way.

He hasn't even reached his prime.

Florida Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 10:25 AM
  #21
vipernsx
Flatus Expeller
 
vipernsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 6,521
vCash: 500
Nemchinov + Nedved

or

Jordan Staal less physical and more offensive

vipernsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 11:47 AM
  #22
x BEUKEBOOM x
Buuuuuuuuuuuk !
 
x BEUKEBOOM x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NY Rangerville
Country: United States
Posts: 1,372
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Handzus
+1

with a bit more offensive potential. Almost aa Antropov/Handzus hybrid.

x BEUKEBOOM x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 11:50 AM
  #23
x BEUKEBOOM x
Buuuuuuuuuuuk !
 
x BEUKEBOOM x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NY Rangerville
Country: United States
Posts: 1,372
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbara Underhill View Post
Yeah the people thinking his offense is capped out are in for a surprise. He's a very calculated player and he knew the best way to solidify a spot was playing a great defensive game. He's focused on that aspect and will start injecting more offense into his game,
Excellent observation.

Just becasue a player hasn't scored big yet doesn't mean he is relegated to a certain roll the rest of his career, especially at Arty's ripe old age.

I have a feeling posters that cant see that, especially taking a minute to look up Arty's russian & AHL numbers, are the same one's who argued 2 summers ago that Dubi & Cally would never be anything more than 3rd liners.

x BEUKEBOOM x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 12:14 PM
  #24
Kershaw
 
Kershaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Country:
Posts: 25,519
vCash: 500
Handzus seems about right.

Kershaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-12-2011, 12:30 PM
  #25
Brian Boyle
portnor, pls
 
Brian Boyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,310
vCash: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garfinkel1 View Post
Bad Joke alert
I've been trying to figure it out. I can't put my Jeff Finger on it.
I don't feel you properly warned us exactly how bad the joke was.

Brian Boyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.