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03-19-2013, 03:17 PM
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Jimmy Hayes is slow as _____. His size is nice and all but I wonder if he's going to have a tough time fitting onto our team. He is noticeably a step behind every time he's on the ice.

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03-19-2013, 04:16 PM
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Jimmy Hayes is not a bad skater, nor is he slow.

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03-19-2013, 04:42 PM
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Jimmy Hayes is slow as _____. His size is nice and all but I wonder if he's going to have a tough time fitting onto our team. He is noticeably a step behind every time he's on the ice.
_____ = an average horse in a horse race?

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03-19-2013, 06:43 PM
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I guess I'm watching something different than you guys. He looks noticeably slower than the rest of the Hawk skaters in my opinion.

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03-19-2013, 08:43 PM
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Guys who are 6'6 tend to look like they are skating slower, but his speed is avg or a hair below avg.

Maybe Brunette can make a comeback to show you what slow really is.

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03-20-2013, 01:35 AM
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he really does look slower, thats because he is 6'6. His skating is average at best tough.

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03-20-2013, 07:30 PM
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Jokerit beat Lukko 3-0 in game one of the SM-liiga quarterfinals, Teräväinen scored the second goal. Highlights:


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03-20-2013, 08:17 PM
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Teravainen has such soft hands and a really nice, quick release.

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03-21-2013, 12:21 AM
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Rolling puck and he still didn't hesitate.

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03-21-2013, 12:38 AM
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Teravainen has such soft hands and a really nice, quick release.
I think Teuvo is going to end up being so very important for our team. I honestly feel that after he's given enough time to develop he's going to be such a difference maker for us.

the one thing i keep on wondering about (and i'll have to post this on the prospects board) - is whether he's going to be in a position to ever play a top 6 C role for us...or whether he's going to end up at wing.

...the other question i have...is if he's looking like a wing in Finland - would he be able to make a move to C in the NHL?

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03-21-2013, 01:19 AM
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I think Teuvo is going to end up being so very important for our team. I honestly feel that after he's given enough time to develop he's going to be such a difference maker for us.

the one thing i keep on wondering about (and i'll have to post this on the prospects board) - is whether he's going to be in a position to ever play a top 6 C role for us...or whether he's going to end up at wing.

...the other question i have...is if he's looking like a wing in Finland - would he be able to make a move to C in the NHL?
He's played LW the whole year for Jokerit. Hopefully he still has a growth spurt left and he goes from 5'10" 170lbs to 6'0" 190lbs, else he probably won't be big enough the play center at the NHL level. He won't turn 19 until September, so he's still very young and a growth spurt is still possible.

But either way, as a center or wing, I look forward to seeing him playing for the Hawks in a couple years.

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03-21-2013, 01:36 AM
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that goal shows again that he will make it in the NHL and that about 10 GMs made the wrong call for not taking him while he was there. Teuvo will be a great Top 6 Winger soon


Teuvo shouldn't be seen as Center. He's a Winger and his strenghts can be used better as Winger than as Center. I doubt his D is good enough to play Center in the NHL, too.

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03-21-2013, 04:36 AM
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He's played LW the whole year for Jokerit. Hopefully he still has a growth spurt left and he goes from 5'10" 170lbs to 6'0" 190lbs, else he probably won't be big enough the play center at the NHL level. He won't turn 19 until September, so he's still very young and a growth spurt is still possible.

But either way, as a center or wing, I look forward to seeing him playing for the Hawks in a couple years.
More right wing than left. But both wings more than center. If he or Jokerit see him as a center in the future, next pre-season is better to work at it because he'll get a normal off-season for training and will better prepared both physically and mentally. Even if he sticks to winger (plays both left and right) at worst you'll get Pat Kane-lite/copy from him.

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03-21-2013, 10:04 AM
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Does he play LW as well as he does RW?

Always nice to have a guy who can play both sides well

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More right wing than left. But both wings more than center. If he or Jokerit see him as a center in the future, next pre-season is better to work at it because he'll get a normal off-season for training and will better prepared both physically and mentally. Even if he sticks to winger (plays both left and right) at worst you'll get Pat Kane-lite/copy from him.
Thanks for the eyewitness account. Even better that he's played both wings. I like wingers to be on their off hand so I think RW is probably his best position (if my memory is correct that he is a left hand shot). But with Kane and Hossa locking up the 1RW and 2RW spots - it's nice that TT can play LW.

Ideally, someone will come to their senses and move Sharp back into the 2C spot and then when TT makes the team the top-6 will be:

Saad-Toews-Hossa
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03-21-2013, 04:39 PM
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He's played LW the whole year for Jokerit. Hopefully he still has a growth spurt left and he goes from 5'10" 170lbs to 6'0" 190lbs, else he probably won't be big enough the play center at the NHL level. He won't turn 19 until September, so he's still very young and a growth spurt is still possible.

But either way, as a center or wing, I look forward to seeing him playing for the Hawks in a couple years.
I'm pretty sure he's 5'11" now, not sure about the weight though. Looked about 175ish during the WJC.

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03-21-2013, 07:16 PM
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More right wing than left. But both wings more than center. If he or Jokerit see him as a center in the future, next pre-season is better to work at it because he'll get a normal off-season for training and will better prepared both physically and mentally. Even if he sticks to winger (plays both left and right) at worst you'll get Pat Kane-lite/copy from him.
Thanks for the update.....and please keep them coming!

I do like his versatility. Ad his touch is something you cannot teach. I was wondering the thoughts on his skating ability? Good.....bad.....decent?

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03-21-2013, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for the update.....and please keep them coming!

I do like his versatility. Ad his touch is something you cannot teach. I was wondering the thoughts on his skating ability? Good.....bad.....decent?
He's a very good skater. He's not Stalberg fast, but he's got good speed, good acceleration and he's very agile; uses his edges very welll.

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03-21-2013, 08:11 PM
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He's a very good skater. He's not Stalberg fast, but he's got good speed, good acceleration and he's very agile; uses his edges very welll.
Thanks Hoss. Just wondering if there was a glaring weakness other than his size. Which is not that big a deal from a W perspective. You need quick forwards and they all cannot be 6'6" behemoths that cannot skate. Vancouver will learn this soon enough as they are only focused on size and just a little on ability. You cannot teach size but you also cannot teach hockey sense and soft hands....and good skating to an extent.

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03-21-2013, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Hoss. Just wondering if there was a glaring weakness other than his size. Which is not that big a deal from a W perspective. You need quick forwards and they all cannot be 6'6" behemoths that cannot skate. Vancouver will learn this soon enough as they are only focused on size and just a little on ability. You cannot teach size but you also cannot teach hockey sense and soft hands....and good skating to an extent.
His flaws are his size, which isn't that bad - as you pointed out - and his lack of a phsyical game. He doesn't get involved much along the boards, by the sounds of it, and isn't very successful when he does. But, he's 18 and playing against men. He'll get stronger and more confident in his physical ability as he gets older.

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03-22-2013, 01:45 AM
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any news about McNeill or Danault?

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03-22-2013, 05:19 PM
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any news about McNeill or Danault?
Both of their season's have ended (regular season) and I believe both start their post-season games tonight (I know Moncton does for sure).

Moncton should have no problem advancing past Victoriaville, unless Whintey stands on his head and steals the series. Prince Albert should be able to advance, at least, past Red Deer.

If the playoffs go as "planned", I'd expect PA to be knocked out in round 2 and I'd expect Moncton to be knocked out by Halifax at some point.. but they could go all the way IMO, though I wouldn't put the chances very high.

So, McNeill should be in Rockford in 2-3 weeks and Danault might not play for Rockford unless the Hogs make the playoffs.

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03-22-2013, 07:26 PM
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Know how I said Whitney would have to stand on his head for Victoriaville to have a chance/win?

37-save shutout tonight as Moncton drops the 1st game of the series, 3-0. Moncton outshot Victoriaville 37-20-something(4/5).

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03-22-2013, 07:33 PM
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Brandon Whitney...wow, 37 save shutout. Unfortunately that also means no points for Danault.

Imagine how pissed Danault would be if he lost to his former team.

Alex Broadhurst 1 goal, 1 assist in the 1st period of the London/Saginaw playoff game.

Dillon Fournier with a primary assist so far in Rouyn-Noranda's game.

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