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02-13-2013, 09:33 AM
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What's the latest on his play? RS, I haven't heard from you in a while, have you been paying much attention? I'd like to hear how he's been playing since Christmas.

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What's the latest on his play? RS, I haven't heard from you in a while, have you been paying much attention? I'd like to hear how he's been playing since Christmas.
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What's the latest on his play? RS, I haven't heard from you in a while, have you been paying much attention? I'd like to hear how he's been playing since Christmas.
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What? You're way off base.

Siemens has been tasked with shutting down the opposition game in and game out for the past 2 seasons. Dietz is having a great year, but Thrower is having a very disappointing season.

The Blades are on an 8-game winning streak and both Dietz and Siemens are a huge reason why. They've been moved on to the same pairing for basically the first time in 3 seasons and have been great together. It allows Dietz to roam a bit more and Siemens continues to shut players down.

The other night the Blades played Prince Albert and Siemens went head to head with Mark McNeill all night. McNeill was invisible, thanks to Duncan.

As for the PP situation, Duncan was never considered to be an offensive defenceman. In his draft year he saw limited PP time and also saw limited PP time last season. This year, his PP numbers are even further down, but that's just because he doesn't fit the role. Not every player can be good in every area. He's a shutdown D. A hell of a good one at that. He had great numbers in his draft year mainly because of all the secondary assists he got from playing on a super high octane team while on a pairing with the league's best offensive defender at the time in Stefan Elliott. Not many people ever expected those types of numbers to continue from him.


I've said it a bit on here recently but Duncan has been absolutely fantastic since about mid-November. I don't think you could say he's had a "bad game" since that time. He's really just stayed focused on playing a simple game and has been very impressive.


And if I had to compare Duncan to anyone, it would probably be Barret Jackman but a way better skater. He's big, he's mean, he's got leadership qualities and his main role is being an ******* on the ice and shutting down other teams top players.
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02-13-2013, 10:46 AM
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02-13-2013, 12:06 PM
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What's the latest on his play? RS, I haven't heard from you in a while, have you been paying much attention? I'd like to hear how he's been playing since Christmas.
Paying attention? I haven't missed any of his games the last two seasons. Haha.

Things have been good for him, although last night was one of his worst games in 3 months. I've been posting about him regularly in the prospect thread, as the link posted above already shows.

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02-13-2013, 12:08 PM
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Funny in one of his worst games he scores a goal and is still a +2.

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What's the latest on his play? RS, I haven't heard from you in a while, have you been paying much attention? I'd like to hear how he's been playing since Christmas.

Maybe head to the Colorado Avalanche prospect thread, the last pages have been about Siemens.


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02-13-2013, 12:13 PM
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Lol sorry guys, i never even look at the sticky threads. You would think I would always check them first but I often forget they even exist.

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Duncan Siemens

I have not heard anything about him lately on our boards. How is he doing in Saskatoon? His scouting profile says he is a defenseman that can play any situation and is very physical. He is projected to be a top liner which would be excellent for this team right now. He is very young still so I don't see him cracking the line up any time soon. How has his development been? In California it is very difficult to follow the CHL, so I'm curious to see how he's progressing and if he can be that top-2 Dman he is projected to be.

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03-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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If you go through the various prospect threads you will see a good amount of discussion on him. RS sees him all the time and has very good insight on him.

IMO upside is a top pairing shut-down guy who can chip in 15-20 points in the NHL. Likely he will be a top 4 shutdown guy who is a 15 point guy. He is a damn good skater so he will improve that area of the defense drastically when he finally comes up.

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03-18-2013, 03:54 PM
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This tweet is a month old, but it was good news to hear!

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#Avs prospect Duncan Siemens was sitting at -9 on Nov. 27th. He's now +26, meaning he's been +35 over his past 35 games for Saskatoon.

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Go through the last prospects thread, half of the thread discusses Siemens.

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i agree, a physical shut down defense guy. he won't score many points but his defensive play will make that moot.
maturation both physically and mentally is my worry with him.

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Go through the last prospects thread, half of the thread discusses Siemens.
I'll start reading now I haven't been very active on HF for some time.

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03-18-2013, 04:06 PM
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IMO he will be the solution to the Top pairing LHD issue we currently have.

Had a very good year for the Blades although it started off poorly. I think he'll end up in the AHL to start next season, but 15-20 games and he'll be up with the big boys.

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03-18-2013, 04:12 PM
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Hopeing he turns out to be Willie Mitchell type. Think the Scott Stevens expectations might be off.

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03-18-2013, 04:16 PM
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Hopeing he turns out to be Willie Mitchell type. Think the Scott Stevens expectations might be off.
That would be great!

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03-18-2013, 04:19 PM
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Hopeing he turns out to be Willie Mitchell type. Think the Scott Stevens expectations might be off.
Probably came from the NHL article about him modeling his game after Stevens. They seemed very high on him while THN pegged him outside their top prospects. Even the supposed scouts they poled wouldn't have drafted him in the first round. So a lot of varying opinions on him. Safe bet he's a top 4. With Pracey's track record he probably turns into something better.

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03-18-2013, 04:27 PM
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Has had a fantastic season. He'll get a long look by Avs management at camp next fall.

I don't necessarily agree that he's the key cog on our left hand side of our current D-core...just because I would rather have a two-way guy there to play with EJ. For EJ, I think he needs to just round out his game as a pure shutdown guy. I've given up on his offense and I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

But yeah, read in the prospects thread about Siemens. I have several dozen posts about him in there over the last few months as I've seen every one of his games over the last 2+ years.

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i think EJ with a shut down partner is more dangerous on offense as he can take more risks.
i don't see him suddenly becoming Ray Borque or anything like that.
i honestly don't care if the top 2 guys aren't big on offense. i want them to be able to be physical and clamp down on the opposing team. we have enough skill at C and with Lando to make them pay.
now Barrie and Elliot can make up for certain things on the power play that EJ and Siemens if he pans out can't.

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03-18-2013, 05:28 PM
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Didn't we use to have a "Duncan Siemens appreciation thread" thread.

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03-18-2013, 05:32 PM
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Didn't we use to have a "Duncan Siemens appreciation thread" thread.
We quit appreciating when he lost the C

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We quit appreciating when he lost the C
he had a Sacco moment. that's all

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It'll be interesting to see how he does. I knew the 'hype' train on him was big on this board. Either because everyone here are size queens and like the idea of having that 'big nasty stay at home D' or because they didn't know anyone else from the draft and knew Elliott played with him... for some reason people wanted that to continue to the NHL. Weird fantasy.

I haven't seen him play live at all and can't say I recall many games where I have seen him play. I always think its a bit of a waste of a pick if you're drafting a stay at home D at 11th overall but hey, the Avs scout have shut me up and served me a rack of crows multiple times.

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I haven't watched the Blades for a month or so, but it looks like Siemens has been on fire the last 10 games (at very least). 1g 8a in that period. RS has he been playing on the PP, or is he just accumulating those points ES?

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I firmly believe he could still be a 30 pt dman maybe not with succo but yeah he and ej will be partners and should be a great shutdown duo

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