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LW Nicklas Jensen (2011, 29th overall, Vancouver)

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10-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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Who said he is playing lesser minutes? I heard he was getting good icetime
Good ice time for a rookie in the SEL, yes, but he's still not playing with quality players.

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10-08-2012, 01:28 PM
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I think he gets around 16 minutes a game which is great for a rookie playing in a mens league

Wouldn't mind him developing into a sniper, we need more goal scorers anyways

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10-09-2012, 08:48 AM
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Yeah. The one thnk I'm worried about is that his playmaking may not be developing as it should, as I think he know his linemates are often not the greatest, and shoots the puck more often than he should(although he has a great shot, so it's not too bad). While it would be great to add another sniper to our team, and he is doing extremely well, I think playing lesser minutes on a bad team has cons as well as the pros of working hard, I just don't want the "do it yourself" attitude to become a habit when he gets to the NHL level.
Personally I dont think Nicklas Jensen has the "do-it-yourself attitide" or will be in danger of getting it. Finding the net off course encourage you to shot more, and shooting is the only way to developing sniper skills. Playmaking-wise it's hard to really say whether playing in AIK will be good or bad for him....anyway it's a huge improvement from playing for the danish U20 or U18 where he had to do everything. I would think that it could build a lot of leadership skills and character.
Anyways SEL is not a league where you just can do it all-by-yourself. It's emphasize on defensive skills makes teamwork paramount. The lines have to play as a team to achive anything.

EDIT: The homepage svenskafans (swedish fans) elected Nicklas Jensen as AIK player of the month for september. So it looks like his attitude and his goalscoring both are appriciated.
http://www.svenskafans.com/hockeyzon...er-457719.aspx


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10-09-2012, 09:09 AM
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Good ice time for a rookie in the SEL, yes, but he's still not playing with quality players.
He might not play with any stars in the league but there are certainly players on that team that are better than him. I hope he can continue playing well but I doubt he will keep this scoring pace, he has been extremely effective on the PP so far

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10-25-2012, 09:44 AM
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Article about Nicklas Jensen in the Vancouver Sun.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/h...737/story.html

So far with 8G 3A in 15 matches. He is 2-3'rd in goals in SEL and 15-22 in overall points.

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10-25-2012, 11:23 AM
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Us Canucks fans are really excited for him. Could very possibly be the best Dane to play in the NHL.

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10-26-2012, 06:18 AM
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Us Canucks fans are really excited for him. Could very possibly be the best Dane to play in the NHL.
Indeed, there are a number of folks within the Danish ice hockey program who have felt Nicklas would likely become the best player they may have ever had.

Unknowing what this season holds on a number of fronts, I'd like to see him at the WC next spring.

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10-27-2012, 03:46 PM
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Nicklas Jensen

Can someone tell me how good is he? Does he have a good future with the Canucks? Who is he compared to currently in the NHL?
Thank you I just want to know more about my favourite prospect.

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10-27-2012, 05:56 PM
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Tall, skilled winger, nice skating and hands, good shot too. Not overly physical though, could use his size better, and wasn't the most consistent player at the OHL level. If I had to guess I'd project him to become a 2nd line winger in the NHL, reminds me a bit of a shorter Blake Wheeler.

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10-27-2012, 06:00 PM
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Tall, skilled winger, nice skating and hands. Not overly physical though, could use his size better. If I had to guess I'd project him to become a 2nd line winger at the NHL level.
This.

I see him as a 25g 25a NHLer. He's a solid pick at 29.

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10-27-2012, 06:51 PM
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Tall, skilled winger, nice skating and hands, good shot too. Not overly physical though, could use his size better, and wasn't the most consistent player at the OHL level. If I had to guess I'd project him to become a 2nd line winger in the NHL, reminds me a bit of a shorter Blake Wheeler.
I think that he is a better pure goal scorer than Blake is and a lot depends on how or if he fills out his frame.

Letting him play the whole season in Sweden regardless of the NHL situation will help his development alot as well.

Future top 6 winger with the Canucks with some 30 plus goal seasons in his future as well.

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10-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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I'm actually astonished at the goals and points he's put up in Elitserien... Definitely not what I expected

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10-27-2012, 07:11 PM
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I think that he is a better pure goal scorer than Blake is and a lot depends on how or if he fills out his frame.

Letting him play the whole season in Sweden regardless of the NHL situation will help his development alot as well.

Future top 6 winger with the Canucks with some 30 plus goal seasons in his future as well.
Worth noting that for the past 3 NHL seasons just 24-30 players per year have hit 30 goals. If he puts up a number of 30+ goal season, that will make him a pretty high end goal scorer, assuming the league stays as defensive/low scoring as it has been recently. He also did not hit 30+ goals in either of his OHL seasons.

Don't get me wrong, the kid is skilled, but I'd be pretty surprised if he puts up multiple 30+ goal NHL seasons.

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10-27-2012, 07:17 PM
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He's a good player who I loved watching with the Gens the last two seasons. Likely has the skill to hit 25-30-55 in the NHL as a second line, two-way power forward one day. Great pick at 29.

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10-27-2012, 07:28 PM
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IMO his numbers in junior dot reflect how good he his, he's got a great package and every thing required to succeed at the NHL level, I think he might be a first liner, the next year or so will be crucial for him.

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10-27-2012, 07:32 PM
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I believe he said in an interview that the pro game suits him better than junior, as it's more orderly and there's more skill involved, or something like that, which is probably why he's doing better than expected. Does Johan Franzen sound like a good comparison?

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11-26-2012, 11:06 PM
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Anyone watching him play?

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11-26-2012, 11:07 PM
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I think he's got big potential, and I think he'll be a top 6er at worst.

Great shot/loves to shoot, nice wheels, nice stride, handles the puck very nicely. His high end potential will probably depend a lot on his hockey sense.
Agreed. I think he'll be a 1st line 2-way center for the Canucks to take the reigns after the Henrik.

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11-26-2012, 11:08 PM
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Agreed. I think he'll be a 1st line 2-way center for the Canucks to take the reigns after the Henrik.
He's playing center now??

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11-26-2012, 11:28 PM
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Johan Franzen is the kind of player I see him developing into.

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11-26-2012, 11:29 PM
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70 points? 1st liner?

His stats over the past 2 seasons suggest 3rd liner territory.

There were 14 other forwards selected out of the CHL in the first round of 2011. Out of the ones who played in the CHL last season, Jensen did not have a better PPG then any of them.

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11-26-2012, 11:41 PM
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I think he's a great pick at 29. I would say/see him averaging 20-25g per season 20-25assists.... consistent 40-50pt 2nd line winger.

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11-26-2012, 11:44 PM
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70 points? 1st liner?

His stats over the past 2 seasons suggest 3rd liner territory.

There were 14 other forwards selected out of the CHL in the first round of 2011. Out of the ones who played in the CHL last season, Jensen did not have a better PPG then any of them.
It's true. You usually see drafted players stats shoot up the next season... His remained almost identical. He did have a good (small) stint in the AHL, and is playing good in the Swedish league.

I highly doubt he will ever put 70pt season... but I do think he will be a big, valuable winger putting up 40-50pts. providing a decent physical presence.

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11-27-2012, 12:06 AM
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Still not looking like a bad pick at all for end of the first round. Does anybody know how much ice time, sepcial teams time, etc. he is getting over in Sweden?

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11-27-2012, 12:42 AM
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Still not looking like a bad pick at all for end of the first round. Does anybody know how much ice time, sepcial teams time, etc. he is getting over in Sweden?
He's averaging about 15-16 minutes a game for AIK. He gets lots of PP time and little to no PK. He has been juggled around the lineup a lot and AIK is one of the worst teams in the SEL so I think his production has been awesome so far.

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