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02-10-2006, 05:23 PM
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I was reading somewhere that we will see him in Iowa next year? Anyone else see that happening?

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Nickerson into the record books!

Most penalties in 1 season, SM-Liiga:
previous record, 04-05 Jarkko Ruutu HIFK 215 PIM (full season)
new record, 05-06 Matt Nickerson Ässät 218 PIM (some games to go)

On the plus side, it can't be all bad considering he's only slightly beat Jarkko...
Ruutu: 50 games
Nickerson: 29 games


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02-11-2006, 06:44 AM
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He still needs to get a little better at fighting to make it to the NHL, cause thats the only role he's able to make it. He has now won only 1 of his 5 fights in Finland and the only win was against a 179cm 82kg midget(vs Nickerson 193 cm / 106 kg). His bragging skills are top notch tho

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02-12-2006, 04:03 AM
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He still needs to get a little better at fighting to make it to the NHL, cause thats the only role he's able to make it. He has now won only 1 of his 5 fights in Finland and the only win was against a 179cm 82kg midget(vs Nickerson 193 cm / 106 kg). His bragging skills are top notch tho
Five fights? He has only fought four times, if you include the Toporwsky incident (which arguably wasn't a "real fight", but I'll let that pass).

He has won Patrik Lostedt, who is a "midget" to be sure, but not your average midget - he's extremely tough for a player of that size.

The latest fight against Pasi Nielikäinen was either a draw or very small edge to Nielikäinen (anyone can download a clip from http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=22334 and give their own judgement), and Pasi is probably the 3rd toughest player in the league (after Helenius and Vopat - unless you also put Nickerson ahead of him, which might be currently unwarranted). You also have to note that Matt had a shoulder injury when he fought.

The fight against Semir Ben-Amor was very short as the linesment interfered early, and while Ben-Amor was the only one who threw some punches (two or three), Nickerson was able to pull the jersey over his head, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what would have happened next if the linesmen hadn't interfered. (See http://www.jatkoaika.com/albumit/alb...s_assat_01.jpg)

The Toporowsky incident has already been discussed here, but let it be noted, that Topper wasn't willing to accept Matt's challenge for a fight in the latest game between Ässät and Lukko. (There's one more Lukko-Ässät game to come, so we'll see what happens.)


Sure, Matt's fighting performance has been a small disappointment, but not nearly as much as most of the anti-Nickerson folks are claiming.


As to your claim that the only role that he's able to take at NHL level will be a role of a fighter, well, that's far from obvious. He has already shown some of his offensive potential and his age still allows him to develop in the years to come. He's been not a bit less impressive offensively, than many of the former SM-league players of his age, who eventually did make it to the NHL, and obviously had a role other than a that of a fighter.


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02-12-2006, 05:08 AM
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maybe he is in finland to learn to language? isnt that the spoken language of the stars?

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02-12-2006, 05:16 AM
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Five fights? He has only fought four times, if you include the Toporwsky incident (which arguably wasn't a "real fight", but I'll let that pass).

He has won Patrik Lostedt, who is a "midget" to be sure, but not your average midget - he's extremely tough for a player of that size.

The latest fight against Pasi Nielikäinen was either a draw or very small edge to Nielikäinen (anyone can download a clip from http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=22334 and give their own judgement), and Pasi is probably the 3rd toughest player in the league (after Helenius and Vopat - unless you also put Nickerson ahead of him, which might be currently unwarranted). You also have to note that Matt had a shoulder injury when he fought.

The fight against Semir Ben-Amor was very short as the linesment interfered early, and while Ben-Amor was the only one who threw some punches (two or three), Nickerson was able to pull the jersey over his head, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what would have happened next if the linesmen hadn't interfered. (See http://www.jatkoaika.com/albumit/alb...s_assat_01.jpg)

The Toporowsky incident has already been discussed here, but let it be noted, that Topper wasn't willing to accept Matt's challenge for a fight in the latest game between Ässät and Lukko. (There's one more Lukko-Ässät game to come, so we'll see what happens.)


Sure, Matt's fighting performance has been a small disappointment, but not nearly as much as most of the anti-Nickerson folks are claiming.


As to your claim that the only role that he's able to take at NHL level will be a role of a fighter, well, that's far from obvious. He has already shown some of his offensive potential and his age still allows him to develop in the years to come. He's been not a bit less impressive offensively, than many of the former SM-league players of his age, who eventually did make it to the NHL, and obviously had a role other than a that of a fighter.
Good post, couldn't agree more.

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02-12-2006, 12:30 PM
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maybe he is in finland to learn to language? isnt that the spoken language of the stars?

Now that is funny!

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02-20-2006, 02:58 PM
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Of your text it sounds like Toporowski would be Lemieux&Laraque in same package. Sure you can be fan of your own team, but some reality checking wouldn't harm you.
i watched topper play his junior here in canada and well he is very tough with soft hands. i am stilled bery suprised he never made it in the nhl. he was the best power forard i ever saw play junior hockey ! (that includes jarome iginla)

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04-12-2006, 03:07 AM
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Nickerson and Ässät Pori have advanced to the SM-Liiga finals as the first team. It is the first time Ässät will be in the final in 22 years.

Their opponent will be decided on thursday when HIFK host HPK. Ässät beat Kärpät Oulu 3-1 to advance.
Matt's played in all 10 games but is pointless and +3. And only 30 pim.

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04-25-2006, 06:44 AM
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Where will Nickerson most likely play next season? The AHL I assume?

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04-25-2006, 11:47 AM
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Almost certainly in the AHL.

I doubt the Stars will have a partner in Iowa next year, so they'll have a few more spots to fill.

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