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06-01-2012, 11:51 AM
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Olsen needs to be our #6 Dman

I really hope this guy plays 60+ games next year. He's big, he's physical, and I think he has potential to be a real threat and solidify our D core.

As long as he doesn't get Leddy minutes I think he's going to really be a valuable defensive piece to our team going forward.

I'd hate to see him get 5 minutes a game every 3 games like he did this year when IMHO he clearly deserved a bottom pairing role over SOD and Lepisto.

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06-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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Unless Montador is done or Hammer is traded, the D is set. Let's say Montador stays and Hammer is traded for a center. Do you still want Olsen and Montador as a 3rd pairing and Leddy and Oduya as the 2nd? I would have liked to see Olsen on the 3rd pairing but not unless we have a stronger 2nd pairing.

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06-01-2012, 11:56 AM
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interesting idea. whose spot would he take though? if montador isn't ready, then i could see it. but he's expected to be ready for training camp. or if hjalmarsson gets traded

i don't think the d looks all that bad

keith seabrook
leddy/oduya hjalmarsson
leddy/oduya montador

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Olsen should be in the AHL next year, he's far too slow for the NHL as it is right now.

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I think Olsen looks good and is ready for more ice time. I'm all in favor of moving one of Hammer/Montador/Oduya to do so and improve our top 9, which is the real issue IMO. Too many **** players this year. Frolik, Brunette and Bickell often did more harm than good.

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06-01-2012, 12:19 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I havnt heard a word suggesting Montador is even recovering, let alone ready for opening day.

Keith-Seabrook
Hjalmarsson-Leddy
Oduya-Olsen

Gives us the best balance of size, defensive strength/positioning, and speed.

I keep hearing how slow Olsen is from you guys. It could just be me but I never saw the guy be flatfooted or beaten to his zone. He gives us the size and strength so many of us know we need.

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06-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I havnt heard a word suggesting Montador is even recovering, let alone ready for opening day.

Keith-Seabrook
Hjalmarsson-Leddy
Oduya-Olsen

Gives us the best balance of size, defensive strength/positioning, and speed.

I keep hearing how slow Olsen is from you guys. It could just be me but I never saw the guy be flatfooted or beaten to his zone. He gives us the size and strength so many of us know we need.
idk if it's true, but this is where i found it

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/...TSDH8w3HFivLYF

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06-01-2012, 12:25 PM
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It's a long time until next season. Even the really bad concussions *should* be ok by then. I think the scope of how long concussions usually take to recover from has been skewed in many people's minds from Sydney Crosby.

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idk if it's true, but this is where i found it

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/...TSDH8w3HFivLYF
Meh, he said "expects to be ready" about Hossa too. I'm not really sure "expects to be ready" is something he has any basis for other than shear hope.

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Meh, he said "expects to be ready" about Hossa too. I'm not really sure "expects to be ready" is something he has any basis for other than shear hope.
When it comes to concussions, sheer hope is all anyone really has.

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When it comes to concussions, sheer hope is all anyone really has.
Troof, although I thought the whole Crosby situation was incredibly interesting. It goes from "Hang'em up Sid" to "Oh it's actually soft tissue damage, concussion long gone."

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I keep hearing how slow Olsen is from you guys. It could just be me but I never saw the guy be flatfooted or beaten to his zone. He gives us the size and strength so many of us know we need.
It was just you

He was beaten alot by opposing skaters that caught him flatfooted

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It was just you

He was beaten alot by opposing skaters that caught him flatfooted
I think it best for him to spend another year in Rockford. Keith played over 150 games in Rockford and Hajammer over 100. No need to rush another prospect up...let him get big minutes and hone his craft.

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Play him regular minutes on the third pairing or let him play big minutes for Rockford. Isn't going to learn much sitting on the bench.

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I think it best for him to spend another year in Rockford. Keith played over 150 games in Rockford and Hajammer over 100. No need to rush another prospect up...let him get big minutes and hone his craft.
This. Don't rush people who aren't ready for the NHL.

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Keith - Seabrook
Hjalmarsson - Leddy
Oduya - Montador

those 6 will be our regulars next season. Olsen will play in the AHL until one of them will miss more than 1-2 games

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Let him be up here. All you learn in the AHL is how to play in the AHL. Otherwise it is for players who are building mass, and Olsen doesn't really need to do that.

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Needs another year in rockford imo, no need to rush him.

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I disagree. Send Olsen to the AHL until we can trade away one of Montador, Oduya or Hjalmarsson. He showed flashes of being solid but also showed flashes of gigantic brain farts. Give him some time to get more confidence and feel in control at the pro level.

People were complaining so much about how we sucked defensively and how we NEEDED another defenseman... we got one in Oduya, re-signed him (and thus didn't 'throw away' two picks), and now people want Olsen up here?

I think Dylan has a good future ahead of him... but for right now, I'm 100% happy with Keith, Seabrook, Leddy, Hjalmarsson, Montador and Oduya being our 6 regular defensemen. Olsen will get his call-ups when the situation calls for it... most defensemen don't break into the NHL and are ready for full-time minutes at 21 years old.

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Let him be up here. All you learn in the AHL is how to play in the AHL. Otherwise it is for players who are building mass, and Olsen doesn't really need to do that.
I agree with you, but as our D is now, playing #1 in the AHL would be better for him than no playing time. When 1 of our D goes down, he will get that Spot. In the end, it could be like it was with Wiz & Hjammer. This year, it could be Hjammer who goes after december and opens the spot for Olsen

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Bowman isn't that high on rushing prospects. I dont considered Kruger rushed since his defense made him ready enough to play on the PK and 4th line (in the beginning). He didn't rush Morin 2 seasons ago and didn't rush Saad last season. Pirri was not really rushed either. Olsen will spend another year in the AHL no doubt.

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Bowman isn't that high on rushing prospects. I dont considered Kruger rushed since his defense made him ready enough to play on the PK and 4th line (in the beginning). He didn't rush Morin 2 seasons ago and didn't rush Saad last season. Pirri was not really rushed either. Olsen will spend another year in the AHL no doubt.
Leddy was most definitely rushed. But otherwise, I agree.

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Leddy was the best option with all the Cap problems we've had. He was rushed, but it didn't destroy his development

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Leddy was the best option with all the Cap problems we've had. He was rushed, but it didn't destroy his development
Forgot about Leddy, but I agree with Bubba. It didn't really ruin his development.

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I think that it may was better for him to learn in the NHL than in the AHL. For the Hawks, it may have been better the other way around - if they would have been able to add a better DMan in 10/11

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