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12-14-2011, 08:06 AM
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Roman Josi

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Wanted to know your thoughts on how Josi has looked since his call up. Have him in my keeper league and I'm hoping for good things. Wasn't expecting anything this year...but do you think he'll play a top 4 role? Is he getting pp time? Positioning, hockey sense, outlet, skating, physicality? Anything you can give me would be appreciated.

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12-14-2011, 08:30 AM
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Hello Pred's fans

Wanted to know your thoughts on how Josi has looked since his call up. Have him in my keeper league and I'm hoping for good things. Wasn't expecting anything this year...but do you think he'll play a top 4 role? Is he getting pp time? Positioning, hockey sense, outlet, skating, physicality? Anything you can give me would be appreciated.

Thanks guys
For now he's a 3rd pair guy who is getting a little 2nd PP unit time. To me, his skating and puck handling have looked pretty good but he's prone to rookie mistakes ... caught out of position from time to time, making the wrong read, etc. It's obvious that the talent is there but that he still needs some seasoning at this level to thrive.

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For now he's a 3rd pair guy who is getting a little 2nd PP unit time. To me, his skating and puck handling have looked pretty good but he's prone to rookie mistakes ... caught out of position from time to time, making the wrong read, etc. It's obvious that the talent is there but that he still needs some seasoning at this level to thrive.
Agreed. His skating and passing are clearly his assets. He needs to work on his gaps and also looks like he's getting outmuscled a bit down low. Definitely a lot of raw potential at this point.

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As said above, prone to some rookie mistakes.

But ... but he may score 0.33 points per game .... which is not nothing ! (1st year NHL)
And he learns quickly.
I dare saying that if he has no injury, he may fill up a 2nd line (top 4) D position.
And if he would be paired with Weber ... he could even go for a 0.5 pt/game.

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For now he's a 3rd pair guy who is getting a little 2nd PP unit time. To me, his skating and puck handling have looked pretty good but he's prone to rookie mistakes ... caught out of position from time to time, making the wrong read, etc. It's obvious that the talent is there but that he still needs some seasoning at this level to thrive.
Totally agree with that assessment. He has a ton of potential, but he's not ready for big minutes just yet.

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12-15-2011, 03:38 PM
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There has been some positive things about his play but what I noticed the most about s Josi is that he has been getting walked over a lot. Losing the the puck or not being able to get the puck which has lead to a goal or scoring chance.

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12-15-2011, 11:37 PM
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He's looking ok. Only 1 of the 3 Red Wings goals tonight was against him and that was on their power play. He's not physical but did let off a rocket of a shot. Too bad it went over the goal.

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12-16-2011, 09:53 AM
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He's looking ok. Only 1 of the 3 Red Wings goals tonight was against him and that was on their power play. He's not physical but did let off a rocket of a shot. Too bad it went over the goal.
I think he looks good. He and Hillen are a serviceable 3rd pairing. You can see the coaches have them on a short leash however as their minutes are usually limited below 15 per game. They are winning with Josi in the line-up. He has survived Ellis, Sloan, Laakso, Ekholm and Blum for now.

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I am also bullish on Josi's long term prospects, but does anyone else think that he is very slow? Twice last night he got passed going into the corner by people a good four strides behind him (and it wasnt a Darren Helm-esque speed player either).

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I am also bullish on Josi's long term prospects, but does anyone else think that he is very slow? Twice last night he got passed going into the corner by people a good four strides behind him (and it wasnt a Darren Helm-esque speed player either).
His skating is actually a strong suit. He's not lightning fast...but above average.

I think his positioning is causing him to get beat\lose his man more than his speed, but positioning is a lot easier to improve, and should get better naturally as he gets used to the pace of the NHL.

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There are times he does a great job using his body and times he comes up short. Typical rookie errors.

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I am impressed by Josi, he has 15 NHL games under the belt and is a top TOI in the team after Suter (because of Weber's injury) ... but he did it yesterday and will do it again (he has the capacity to do it).

He deals with opponents first lines .... and is not doing the rookie mistakes he use to 10 games ago. (he's been a fast learner !)

Even among the top of the other teams, he is able to have a very smart first pass, to skate up the ice to the opposing team and deliver a shot .... (to be followed for rebounds ...) ... great vision and keeps a good execution in spite of the level of the opponents.

I am just surprised he doesn't score more ... he already surprised me with this in Milwaukee ... (in Switzerland his goals/assist ratio was higher) ... ice rink size consequence ?? role in team ??(he was also a D!)

All in all ... i am seriously impressed.

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He's impressed the coach as well. In Klein and Weber's absence, Josi among all other d-men including vets Cube & Hillen, is the one playing the bulk of the PK TOI in tandem with Suter.

Ellis is getting the PP TOI as Weber's big shot temporary replacement.

Blum, despite his def miscues is scoring during ES against team's second and third lines.

NSH has a bright future on the blueline.

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12-29-2011, 02:10 AM
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Funny how 2 weeks changes things. He's gone from 3rd pairing with hillen to 1st pairing with Suter.

Yes, I know it's because Weber is out, but he has looked pretty solid. For a rookie, you can't expect much better than he has played thus far.

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And to think we also have Ekholm, COR, Karlsson, etc....

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Its always nice to see a player that poile traded up to draft come through. I believe he dealt two second rounders to someone for the right tomove up in the second to draft josi. Looking like a good call. I think he did the same thing with wilson. That appears to be paying off too.

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he gets a B+ from me so far.. only getting better

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he gets a B+ from me so far.. only getting better
Yep, I'll give him a B so far. Pleasantly surprised and hope to see him pot a few more from the blue line.

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Stud in the making. Cool and calm under pressure. Reads the play well. Great puck handler. Good with decisions with the puck. Looked real good with Suter the last couple of nights. Can't complain one bit about his play.

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Its always nice to see a player that poile traded up to draft come through. I believe he dealt two second rounders to someone for the right tomove up in the second to draft josi. Looking like a good call. I think he did the same thing with wilson. That appears to be paying off too.
We traded a second (46th) and a third (76th) for Josi. The second rounder was traded by Phoenix to Florida, who tabbed Colby Robak with it. Phoenix used the 76th pick on Mathieu Brodeur. The Yotes also ended up getting Jared Staal and Justin Weller as a result of the exchange. Staal is no longer in the organization (traded to Carolina) and Weller is a marginal player on an average Red Deer team.

Probably TMI, but I just find it funny that Phoenix got absolutely nothing out of that whole exchange despite having the most picks, while Nashville and Florida both got great young defensemen.

Josi played really well last night, and he seems to have only gotten better over the last couple of weeks. He's by far the best skater of the "Little 3" and that has helped him make the transition to the NHL very smoothly. He doesn't panic, he doesn't force the play... he has a very, very high ceiling.

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How good was Blummer in his first 20 games last season. Give it time guys, he'll disappoint.

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Josi played really well last night, and he seems to have only gotten better over the last couple of weeks. He's by far the best skater of the "Little 3" and that has helped him make the transition to the NHL very smoothly. He doesn't panic, he doesn't force the play... he has a very, very high ceiling.

There's a reason why the coaches in Milwaukee as well as the scouts of the Predators were praising Josi so much since coming over. There will be bumps in the road no doubt. He will face tough games, playing through injury and what not in his first NHL season. But I have no doubt - after watching this kid in Switzerland as a 16-year old in a men's league dominating - that the ceiling indeed is very high for this kid. Let's just pray that he won't have any more concussions in the near term future.

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How good was Blummer in his first 20 games last season. Give it time guys, he'll disappoint.
Damn negative nancy, let's get SOB back and then you'll really be in a bad mood.

Also, as the poster above mentioned, Josi has been getting all the praise from coaching in Milwaukee, not Blum. Blum will be fine but Josi should be a stud.

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Ya know, I remember a comment about Josi when he first came to MIL. Something along the lines that he had the most upside of any player since Suter played there. If he stays healthy, he should be a stud Dman. But give him time to grow. We usually think 5 solid games means the guy is ready for the allstar game. I just think keeping things in perspective will keep us from being too disappointed when mistakes start popping up. Remember Wilson's play last season. The notion of the sophomore slump is not just idle talk.

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Very impressed with josi. He's everything expected and more. Should develope into a solid 3rd man on the depth chart

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