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02-02-2012, 02:57 PM
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he and brodin both said that to russo after WJC they both want to make the Wild, Larsson is staying tho if he doesn't make NHL squad

lucia i've been excited since i saw him play at the x during the rookie camp, the kid has one hell of a shot and i really do feel he'll be our "sniper" in a few years
I can't wait for next season. I don't ever recall being as excited for an upcoming year.

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02-02-2012, 03:00 PM
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it is good attitude by larsson saying that he will play AHL if he is not good enough.

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02-02-2012, 03:03 PM
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Not sure if this has been mentioned, but rumor has it that Dennis Endras signed deal with Adler Mannheim of the DEL for the next 3 seasons. He'll play the rest of this season with the HIFK though.
I doubt it's true and even if it is I don't think it's a huge deal. Hackett presumably won't be our starter til at least the 2013-2014 season at the earliest and we can always find a spare back-up for him in the mean-time or just re-sign Harding.

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02-02-2012, 03:06 PM
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I can't wait for next season. I don't ever recall being as excited for an upcoming year.
Whoa whoa whoa. . . let's calm down here for a second. Let's wait and see what moves are made in the off-season before we start with all the excitement.

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02-02-2012, 03:07 PM
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Depending on what the roster looks like next year (considering the issues with Lats/Butch and whether Brodz is back) it's really hard to say if Larsson will be on the squad. If all or even 2/3rds of those guys are not around, I'd say it's more likely he makes it than he doesn't.

I think it would be good to bring him and Granlund along together, by the way. If Larsson is in Houston by himself, that may be a bit of a culture shock with no one around (as of yet) to help guide him/open up to a new situation. He seems like he's got a head on his shoulders but still, you'd have imagine it would be a tough transition at times.

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02-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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Do Finns and Swedes really band together all that much though?

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02-02-2012, 03:15 PM
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Do Finns and Swedes really band together all that much though?
I believe they were pretty close during the prospect camp. Regardless of nationality being in the same, sometimes strenuous, situations tends to bring players closer. And given they'll both be adjusting to a new hockey world at the same age, I think it may help to have an outlet. What do I know, though.

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02-02-2012, 03:15 PM
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Do Finns and Swedes really band together all that much though?
No. Not at all.

However, it probably works best for Larsson if both he and Brodin make the team. Two Swedes in a pod.

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02-02-2012, 03:18 PM
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out of granlund, larsson, coyle, phillips, bulmer, zucker, and brodin. Who makes the wild, and who makes the aeros? who does neither?
Barring a very disappointing showing, Granlund should make the Wild out of camp next year. As TP mentioned, the rest depends on our offseason. Larsson will be in Houston if he's not in St. Paul. I expect to see Coyle and Phillips in Houston as well (although Phillips is eligible for an overage season in the Q). Bulmer should make the team unless there's no room or another prospect beats him out for a spot. Brodin could hit or miss. It's really difficult to say with him. If he's ready, he's hear, if he's not, it's back to the SEL.

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02-02-2012, 03:23 PM
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It really shouldn't be hard for Larsson to make this team next year.

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02-02-2012, 03:31 PM
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Yeah I think Larsson will make it for sure...even more sure of a thing than Granlund (not sure why but it's very possible that both of them make it too). Also Coyle will be given a long look along with Brodin obviously.

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Larsson, Granlund, Brodin -> NHL
Coyle, Phillips, Zucker, Bulmer -> AHL

I do think Bulmer has the ability to pop up into the NHL, but I think the first three will be given every opportunity to make the team, and likely management wants Coyle/Phillips/Zucker to spend time in Houston to adjust to the pace of the game.

Now watch half those guys get traded

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Wow Houston could be a hell of a team...esp with Hackett goaltending.

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CDN here..LOL..Saint John Sea Dog fan, have seen all of Coyles games at home thus far..I like him, but IMO he is not ready nor will he be by next year for the NHL, he is 2 or 3 years away. Just want to keep expectations realistic .

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02-02-2012, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for the input. I do think he's probably 2-3 years away. Could be a similar player to Koivu. Bigger center who's competent both ends of the ice.

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02-02-2012, 03:51 PM
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Larsson, Granlund, Brodin -> NHL
Coyle, Phillips, Zucker, Bulmer -> AHL

I do think Bulmer has the ability to pop up into the NHL, but I think the first three will be given every opportunity to make the team, and likely management wants Coyle/Phillips/Zucker to spend time in Houston to adjust to the pace of the game.

Now watch half those guys get traded
I think that Bulmer has his spot unless someone beats him out for it, or he takes things for granted and doesn't give an effort.

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02-02-2012, 03:55 PM
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Wow Houston could be a hell of a team...esp with Kuemper goaltending.
FIFY

I think Hackett will be in the NHL next year.

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02-02-2012, 07:45 PM
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FIFY

I think Hackett will be in the NHL next year.
A definite possibility..I'm excited to see what they're going to do with the goalies we have...finally we have a plethora of talent at one position (albeit unfortunately at the less valuable position of goaltender) so we have to do something to acquire assets it other areas.

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Hackett was interviewed by the guys at NHL Network prior to his AHL All Star game appearance. Not sure if this has been on here but.....

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...id=DL|NHL|home

A nice article on him as well.

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02-03-2012, 03:01 PM
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I can't wait for next season. I don't ever recall being as excited for an upcoming year.
i was excited for this year, until granlund said he was going to stay a final year..
and brodin needs to get a lot bigger to make it on the wild i think

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02-03-2012, 03:51 PM
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Granlund is the only one ready for NHL.

Larsson could be stud, but I'd like him to max out as Koivu, not just a decent checking center. He could use some time in Houston. Same with Brodin.

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02-03-2012, 04:05 PM
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Granlund is the only one ready for NHL.

Larsson could be stud, but I'd like him to max out as Koivu, not just a decent checking center. He could use some time in Houston. Same with Brodin.
Brodin strikes me as the type that doesn't benefit much from playing in the AHL. He seems the type that would benefit more from small minutes in the NHL, but supported by veterans than from playing against "lesser" players in Houston. If he can get into the physical shape he needs for the NHL game, I like him in St. Paul. I don't think he'll ever play in Houston unless we somehow beef up our blue line a ton and others beat him out in 2013-2014.

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02-04-2012, 06:41 PM
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Larsson will be 20 next fall, and will have been playing in a men's league for 2 seasons. If he's any good at all. he should be able to edge Jed Ortmeyer and Warren Peters out for a job.

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Brodin strikes me as the type that doesn't benefit much from playing in the AHL. He seems the type that would benefit more from small minutes in the NHL, but supported by veterans than from playing against "lesser" players in Houston. If he can get into the physical shape he needs for the NHL game, I like him in St. Paul. I don't think he'll ever play in Houston unless we somehow beef up our blue line a ton and others beat him out in 2013-2014.
respectively disagree. he needs to running the PP and dominating in order to help him gain confidence/instincts when it comes to the offensive part of the game.

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Coyle was an Honorable Mention for HF's Prospect of the Month (Janurary).

Glad to hear he continues to light up the QJMHL with Philips. I'm looking forward to seeing their chemistry once they reach the NHL level.

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