HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Philadelphia Flyers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Stefan Ruzicka

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
11-01-2006, 05:46 AM
  #1
puckwild
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis
Country: United States
Posts: 215
vCash: 500
Stefan Ruzicka

Didn't see a thread on him...

What do you guys think about him? Think he can stick on the top line? What kind of game does he have?

puckwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 06:33 AM
  #2
Kaktus*
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 22,389
vCash: 500
I like the way he holds on to the puck. He doesn't just shot the puck with every opportunity he has like Carter does. He has his head up. He needs to get stronger to be able to work in the corners.

Kaktus* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 06:35 AM
  #3
i am dave
Registered User
 
i am dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Corner of 1st & 1st
Country: United States
Posts: 2,182
vCash: 500
Enough about Ruzicka, let's talk about your avatar...

i am dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 07:08 AM
  #4
Coburnfan05
Registered User
 
Coburnfan05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: SOB Southern Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,103
vCash: 500
Personally I am a little disapointed with waht I've seen from him thus far...I know he's young and only played a couple of games but for someone who is a really good skater, he doesn't seem to use his speed effectively. He needs to get much stronger to compete at the NHL level. He like Carter tends to lose the puck way to much especially along the boards. I think he will turn out to be a crafty player for the Flyers but he still needs time to develop his game. I'm not sure leaving him on the first line is going to help him develop right now but on the other hand the way the whole team has played nobody deserves to be on the first line.

Coburnfan05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 09:03 AM
  #5
Roger's Pancreas*
 
Roger's Pancreas*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 13,363
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Roger's Pancreas*
Quote:
Originally Posted by GagsIsDaMan View Post
Personally I am a little disapointed with waht I've seen from him thus far...I know he's young and only played a couple of games but for someone who is a really good skater, he doesn't seem to use his speed effectively. He needs to get much stronger to compete at the NHL level. He like Carter tends to lose the puck way to much especially along the boards. I think he will turn out to be a crafty player for the Flyers but he still needs time to develop his game. I'm not sure leaving him on the first line is going to help him develop right now but on the other hand the way the whole team has played nobody deserves to be on the first line.
We're all worried about his development, but it isn't exactly as if playing next to Forsberg is going to ruin him. He might learn a thing or two about getting your nose dirty. Who knows, he might actually learn how to play defense.

Roger's Pancreas* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 10:02 AM
  #6
BringBackStevens
Registered User
 
BringBackStevens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 12,052
vCash: 500
im not displeased at all. i think he's coming along perfectly fine. With a player of his nature there are going to be bumps in the road. He's ready to take the next step and he's learning and producing a bit too. He's exactly the kind of player we need too. I hope they stick with him because i think his confidence will continue to grow and he'll be very useful for us

BringBackStevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 10:26 AM
  #7
FlyersFanJS
Registered User
 
FlyersFanJS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hellertown, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,928
vCash: 500
i think he is doing quite well....yes he is making some mistakes and isn't perfect. the way i see it, he replaced dimitrakos, and did a damn fine job of it

FlyersFanJS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 10:58 AM
  #8
tytech
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,355
vCash: 500
To me he has the old "Euro" mentality. Yes, some falre but no grit. You lose the puck, go and get it. It's loose in the corner take a hit to come out with it. It seems if the pouck isn't on his stick he isn't doing much.

tytech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 11:56 AM
  #9
Toonces
The beer kitty
 
Toonces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Jersey
Country: Ireland
Posts: 3,676
vCash: 500
Takes some shifts off, isn't physical or very fast.

Very good balance, hockey sense. He'll be a very good 2nd line scoring wing down the road.

Toonces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 04:39 PM
  #10
COMCASTMONEY
pay ya cable bills.
 
COMCASTMONEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: PHI in PGH
Country: United States
Posts: 5,156
vCash: 500
I like how he plays. In the Pittsurgh game, he did what no one else has done all season-the puck landed on his stick off a bebound and he just buried it. Wasn't a phenomenal angle, wasn't perfectly on his stick, but he didn't doubt himself, he just put it in.

COMCASTMONEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 04:45 PM
  #11
JLHockeyKnight
IMA Real American
 
JLHockeyKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Central Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 19,438
vCash: 500
I haven't seen him play yet, but I'd assume he's doing well. For starters he's playing with Forsberg and Gagne, and I could put up points on a line with those 2. It's definitely a good place to build his confidence and get him major experience. I wish they'd do the same w/ Potulny.

JLHockeyKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-01-2006, 09:52 PM
  #12
mikedifr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 8,359
vCash: 500
I only watched one game so far and saw some good plays from him. I like him being on that top line cause it "hides" him with two great two-way players in Forsberg and Gagne. (I actually wanted to see this last year although I agree he needed the time in the minors) He can play there and do his own thing and learn where he needs to get himself on the ice. Unless this team was competing for a cup, who cares if there is a young guy on the top line with those two? Plus, it seems like Knuble was getting some of the other guys chances when playing with them.

mikedifr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-07-2006, 05:36 AM
  #13
puckwild
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis
Country: United States
Posts: 215
vCash: 500
4 Min
I guess that experiment is over...

puckwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-07-2006, 09:11 AM
  #14
Flyers_01
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 651
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by puckwild View Post
4 Min
I guess that experiment is over...
4 minutes a night is a waste no matter what line he spends those 4 minutes on.

Flyers_01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-07-2006, 09:15 AM
  #15
GKJ
Global Moderator
Entertainment
 
GKJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Do not trade plz
Country: United States
Posts: 110,567
vCash: 5888
Quote:
Originally Posted by tytech View Post
To me he has the old "Euro" mentality. Yes, some falre but no grit. You lose the puck, go and get it. It's loose in the corner take a hit to come out with it. It seems if the pouck isn't on his stick he isn't doing much.
Slovaks are typically brought up different in their system. You look at guys like Handzus, Visnovsky, Chara, Meszaros, Radivojevic who do work hard and are from Slovakia. The country had less funding than other countries thus had to rely on working hard and not necessarily on skill.

GKJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.