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03-26-2013, 07:40 PM
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Congrats too Hoff ..But id rather have Shane Prince ..

Prince - Zibanejad-Silfverberg

Much more of a dangerous line ..Prince is natural LW goal scorer perfect fit ..Prince and Zibanejad were great together during training camp

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03-26-2013, 07:46 PM
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Congrats too Hoff ..But id rather have Shane Prince ..

Prince - Zibanejad-Silfverberg

Much more of a dangerous line ..Prince is natural LW goal scorer perfect fit ..Prince and Zibanejad were great together during training camp
nah, hoffman is better than him right now. which is ok since he's had more time to develop. in a year or two i could see prince replacing hoffman in the org.

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I was pretty skeptical at first when you praised him so highly. There are a lot of prospects/ players that get a lot of hype and not all of it is deserved. But after watching him play nearly every game in Binghamton this season, I have to admit that I am very impressed and can easily see why you praise him so highly. He has all the makings to be a solid NHL player. If he can develop his physical game further, I could see Hoffman becoming a Mike Richards-lite at some point.
Lolwut?

How did you watch every single-game then come up with that analysis?

I see Hoffman as a Matt Cullen type player. Great stick-handler. Can play all-situations, can play the point with a great shot. Has solid IQ that can spot players coming down-low etc...

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Congrats too Hoff ..But id rather have Shane Prince ..

Prince - Zibanejad-Silfverberg

Much more of a dangerous line ..Prince is natural LW goal scorer perfect fit ..Prince and Zibanejad were great together during training camp
I wouldn't break up the Lats-Zib-Silf line. They've been pretty good lately.

Or did you mean down the line?

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03-26-2013, 07:57 PM
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Statistically, how does he compare in the AHL to all of the other guys that led the QMJHL in scoring and never made the NHL after that?

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03-26-2013, 08:02 PM
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Congrats too Hoff ..But id rather have Shane Prince ..

Prince - Zibanejad-Silfverberg

Much more of a dangerous line ..Prince is natural LW goal scorer perfect fit ..Prince and Zibanejad were great together during training camp
as far as i know, hoffman has been playing the lw position, and is a goal scorer as well. zibby is no da costa (in regards to vision and passing), but if hoffman and silf built some chemistry while they were playing together on that super-line, i wouldn't mind trying the hoff on the zib - silf line for a game to see what happens, but i'm liking latendresse in that spot. hoffman is a better player than prince at the moment, so i'm not surprised he gets the call over prince.

i'm excited to see what the hoff can do! i feel he's one of our more underrated guys, so i hope he opens some eyes and pots some points. i think he could get regin going
hoffman - regin - condra
would be something i might try. that line is seriously lacking in the toughness department though.

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Statistically, how does he compare in the AHL to all of the other guys that led the QMJHL in scoring and never made the NHL after that?
I don't think he led the league in scoring, rather he was the MVP.

RKL, Cullen is actually a pretty good comparison. Won't be a LW/C like Cullen but he can work the point on the PP like him. He's versatile, to be sure. He should be able to bring something to our 2nd PP unit now.

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03-26-2013, 08:08 PM
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Guy has 28 points in 41 games. Why the hype?

I doubt he will be any better than Randy Robitaille. Good chance he is not as good as RR. Very good chance.

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Guy has 28 points in 41 games. Why the hype?

I doubt he will be any better than Randy Robitaille. Good chance he is not as good as RR. Very good chance.
I think a lot of the hype comes from within the organization. I'm pretty sure they said Hoffman would have gotten the call over Zibanejad if he hadn't been hurt. He lasted longer than any prospect in training camp the year he was draft in the 5th round, then skated in warmups last playoffs. They view him as NHL calibre and he is definitely one of our best players on a deep Binghamton team. Hard to say whether he'll be a decent 3rd line guy or find a scoring role but we're about to get an idea. A lot of people were impressed with him in his lone game last season.

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Guy has 28 points in 41 games. Why the hype?

I doubt he will be any better than Randy Robitaille. Good chance he is not as good as RR. Very good chance.
sounds like someone needs to head over to ustream to watch some bingo games.

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I don't think he led the league in scoring, rather he was the MVP.

RKL, Cullen is actually a pretty good comparison. Won't be a LW/C like Cullen but he can work the point on the PP like him. He's versatile, to be sure. He should be able to bring something to our 2nd PP unit now.
Yea, if there was a comparison that was as close to the definition as the word comparison gets, it's Hoff and Cullen. Even the way they skate and handle the puck.

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I think a lot of the hype comes from within the organization. I'm pretty sure they said Hoffman would have gotten the call over Zibanejad if he hadn't been hurt. He lasted longer than any prospect in training camp the year he was draft in the 5th round, then skated in warmups last playoffs. They view him as NHL calibre and he is definitely one of our best players on a deep Binghamton team. Hard to say whether he'll be a decent 3rd line guy or find a scoring role but we're about to get an idea. A lot of people were impressed with him in his lone game last season.
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sounds like someone needs to head over to ustream to watch some bingo games.
The numbers are somewhat underwhelming for a guy who is here to score. Can he PK?

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Call me crazy but 28 pts in 41 games is pretty good to me.

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Call me crazy but 28 pts in 41 games is pretty good to me.
Especially in Bingo, points have been pretty spread out. Nobody's lighting it up really.

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Call me crazy but 28 pts in 41 games is pretty good to me.
As a comparison, Stone has 27pts in 43GP.

IIRC Hoff had a long goal drought where he was getting tons of chances and hitting posts near the beginning of the year.

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03-26-2013, 08:55 PM
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The numbers are somewhat underwhelming for a guy who is here to score. Can he PK?
Numbers numbers numbers bla bla bla. Just looking at his numbers is like reading the summary of a book instead of actually reading the book.

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The numbers are somewhat underwhelming for a guy who is here to score. Can he PK?
He can do it all. That's why he will have an NHL career, imo.

He is the type of guy that can be placed on the first and fourth lines yet excel. He can play PK and PP, on the board or on the point.

Like FQL said, he was struggling mightily at the beginning of the year. He looked so lost but lately he has been on a tear. Before he got injured he was on a 9 game point streak with 14 points? I forgot. 4 points in last 2 games.

It's the best time to call him up, while his confidence and game play are high.

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Excited to see the Hoff play. He might be able to add some skill to the lineup, which is always nice.

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I really like the cullen comparison. Pretty accurate IMO.

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Congrats too Hoff ..But id rather have Shane Prince ..

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Prince is a ways off..Hoff has just about worn out his time in the A

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The numbers are somewhat underwhelming for a guy who is here to score. Can he PK?
he has the ability to pk, but i wouldn't recommend it. it's something he needs to work on.

hoffman is a silky smooth skater that can pull off some nice little shifty moves to get around defenders. he has a good shot, is a good passer as well, but he needs to keep his head up in the offensive zones to be better able to make some plays. i think that's a coaching thing that he'll soon drop. one thing that he used to do more often is get around a defender in the neutral zone, get around another in the offensive zone, skate around the net all the way to the point, then do a low wrister that usually gets blocked. he does that less now, so he's still getting the kinks out of his game.

in my eyes, he's third in team scoring on a winning team in bingo, so that's pretty good. he's one point behind silf as well in points scoring, so he'll be number two after the inevitable reassigning to bingo. other posters have also mentioned the fact that team scoring is really spread out, and his slow start of 9 points in 17 games. in his next 17, he scored 13 points. since then, he's had six points in seven games.

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Maybe Hagelin is a good comparison. Smallish high-speed skill guys.

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Prince is a ways off..Hoff has just about worn out his time in the A
Ways off ? ..Like how ? Scoring Defence speed ? Whats his weakness

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Ways off ? ..Like how ? Scoring Defence speed ? Whats his weakness
Puck control, bouncing off the puck easily..has the knack to drive the net but needs some muscle..he'll get leveled in the N first shift out..

I like the kid, great attitude and his passion, lacks some protein

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