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C Victor Rask (2011, 42nd, CAR)

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10-21-2011, 03:16 PM
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I'm very excited for Victor. Looks like he could be a good player.

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10-23-2011, 05:22 AM
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11 points in 9 games. Not a bad start - I think Carolina has another nice player here - would like to have seen my Sharks pick him up...

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11-01-2011, 12:39 AM
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Victor Rask

With 12 points in 12 games for the Calgary Hitmen, Rask seems to have hit the ground running in North America.

If he stays motivated, he could be a real steal for the 'Canes.

discuss.... Can he keep this pace?

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11-01-2011, 04:18 AM
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He can keep this pace for sure. For what I've heard, his parents hold him back and that's one of the main reasons he fell so much in draft rankings... He kinda reminds me of Pulkkinen who also suffered from things that had nothing to do with his talent.

Here's to hoping he's going to develop up to his full potential...

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11-01-2011, 10:00 AM
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I don't know whether he can keep that pace, but what little I've seen of Rask was pretty impressive. He's both huge and mobile, and if he learns to use his size he should be a decent NHL player.

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11-01-2011, 12:50 PM
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Looking forward to watching him on Wednesday for the first time this season.

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11-01-2011, 12:55 PM
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He can keep this pace for sure. For what I've heard, his parents hold him back and that's one of the main reasons he fell so much in draft rankings... He kinda reminds me of Pulkkinen who also suffered from things that had nothing to do with his talent.

Here's to hoping he's going to develop up to his full potential...
can u elaborate? i never heard of this

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11-01-2011, 01:15 PM
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He's playing in Brandon friday night, I'll let you know what we think of him based on 1 outing!!!

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11-01-2011, 02:15 PM
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can u elaborate? i never heard of this
His mom called his team about his playtime and he got a bullseye on his back by media and fans.

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11-01-2011, 02:17 PM
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11-01-2011, 02:51 PM
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Having seen a few Hitmen games this year, Rask is definitely hit and miss. When he's on his game he is dominating the opponents defense all period, and when he's off, he is invisible. You can go a few periods at a time without even noticing him. It's a matter of consistencey for Rask, if he can bring the same strong effort shift in, shift out, he could be a gem.

He has an excellent shot, above average skater, good sized frame. All the pieces are there except his additude.

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11-01-2011, 05:52 PM
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His mom called his team about his playtime and he got a bullseye on his back by media and fans.
Yeap... Hard to believe how he wouldn't have had hard times with that kind of guardianship

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11-02-2011, 12:21 PM
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Last night must have been one of his invisible nights. 0 pts and -2 in a 5-2 win.

Hopefully tonight is one of his good games as I am watching him live for the first time ever.

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11-02-2011, 10:47 PM
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Got a look at the Calgary/Saskatoon game tonight, and Rask was somewhat dangerous but overall pretty unimpressive. While he has a nice offensive skillset (nice vision, heady passer, fluid skater), he really had little desire to stick his nose into dirty areas. He seemed content to stay to the outside.

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11-03-2011, 11:35 AM
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Yeah, really didn't like him that much last night either. When he wants to, you could see he CAN play the power forward game and use his size to create chances. Those moments were just very few and far between.

He was my key to the Hitmen's success last night on the radio and he never brought his 'A' game, and Calgary fell 4-1.

I do like his overall skillset, but that work ethic and overall drive is very concerning for me.

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11-06-2011, 07:43 AM
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After 4 games without points, Rask finds the net again. 2 goals vs Regina Pats.
9+5 in 16 games now.

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11-06-2011, 04:49 PM
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Rask was invisible in Brandon, he gave up 2 lazy penalties, one that led to a PP goal for Brandon. Not a good outing for him.

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Victor Rask, Calgary Hitmen WHL

All the other threads were 2 years or older, so here's a new one!

What can people who watched this guy this season and last in the WHL tell me about his game? His strength's, weaknesses and his upside? I see that he was slightly over PPG in the regular season and slightly under in the playoffs. What kind of playing time did he get?

He'll be in the AHL next year, how do you think he will look?

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Watching him in the past 2 WJC's, he looked really slow.


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05-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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Thought he had a great season, but I've been one of his bigger supporters over the last 2-3 years. Consistency improved this season, which was always my biggest knock on him. Skilled enough to dominate a game, but 2/3 of the games I saw it usually looked like he didn't care. He definitely looked better than that this season and I would expect a 40-50 point AHL season for him next year.

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I enjoyed watching him play. His skating didn't really stand out or anything, but his release is what separates him from the junior players. When he gets his wrist shot off you can tell why he was a high draft pick.

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Ive seen a bit of him this year, and I dont see the desire in his game on a night to night basis. He can turn it on and play well, but otherwise he just muddles in with the rest of the crowd without standing out or even putting in a really noticable effort level.

He is slow, as mentioned but even so I could see him being a much more impressive player if he had half the effort level that most other players have

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05-03-2013, 06:13 PM
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Had an excellent start to the Edmonton/Calgary series then trailed off. Dangerous offensive player though.

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Thought he had a great season, but I've been one of his bigger supporters over the last 2-3 years. Consistency improved this season, which was always my biggest knock on him. Skilled enough to dominate a game, but 2/3 of the games I saw it usually looked like he didn't care. He definitely looked better than that this season and I would expect a 40-50 point AHL season for him next year.
Yup, improved consistency this season by far but still not entirely there.

He does have the ability to dominate a game and generate major momentum when he's on. His hands are nice, vision is great, release is great. Skating as others have said is certainly not one of his strengths. His defensive responsibility also increased this season.

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05-04-2013, 02:39 AM
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Saw him a lot. He is avg speed by junior standards. He will be fairly slow compared to the NHL at this current point. NHL level release and is ok in all other aspects.

He has good vision but his passing isn't all that great so it doesn't really come together very well. I see him as a secondary winger if he makes it in the NHL. Given his progression, I see him as a Christensen type player at best. He just isn't that good of a pro player, doesn't use his strength effectively. So something like a 15-15 or 30 point depth guy ish that tops out around 40-45 on a career year. He COULD fix some of these problems if he raised his intensity level but since he doesn't seem to have that determination, he doesn't push the limits very well.

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