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09-18-2013, 05:19 PM
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1)Have his added weight and strength improve his boardplay, puck protection, and physical game.

2)More consistent shot accuracy. He was getting better as the year went on. He has a laserbeam but hes got to control it.

3)PP time. We simply wont convert on the man advantage if there isnt a threat down low. Forcing the play to the point is not the answer. Guys like Galch and Eller would vastly improve our PP via puck control. Plus I want to see him blast one-timers from the half boards

4)A move to Centre at least part-time

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09-18-2013, 05:31 PM
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People put too much emphasis on stats when his progression into a possible franchise center is dependent on him developing specific skills.

I hope he gets a chance to play significant time at center and progresses into a competent faceoff guy. The most important aspect of his game that needs to continue to improve is his assertiveness with the puck. He defers too quickly to his linemates and doesn't break down defenders enough. He was better in this regard as the season went on but he definitely needs to build upon this progression. The reason that he was completely ineffective on the PP was because he would simply make a quick obvious pass as soon as he received the puck. He needs to be more of a threat from the sideboards much in the same sense that Kovalev was. In order to do this he will have to continue to build upon his board play and puck protection skills.

His reluctance to assert himself last season wasn't due to a lack of confidence but rather a habit of deferring to senior teammates. Hopefully he feels a little more like he belongs in the league and takes the initiative to be a difference maker as opposed to being afraid to make a mistake. I have no doubt that this transformation will take place.......just hope that it is sooner than later because I can see him really breaking out as soon as next season.

The physical skillset progression will happen naturally and it is definitely developing well. It is his belief that it is his time in conjunction with physical maturity that will launch his career into the next level. If he can immediately build on the way that he finished last season we should be in for a fun ride.

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09-18-2013, 07:44 PM
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I want to see the best he has to offer.. Fair enough?

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09-18-2013, 07:53 PM
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Anything like 40+ points with more defensive, PP and physical implication would be a good season IMO.

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09-18-2013, 08:07 PM
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I'd be happy to see him continue his development. It seems to be working with what they are doing. They will work him in at center.
I think we will begin to see him improve at an even greater rate as we move threw the season as he now knows what to expect.

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09-18-2013, 08:09 PM
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50 goal season...

I expect 50 points

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09-18-2013, 08:13 PM
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To be the 58th best forward in the league, just like ESPN thinks he is

http://espn.go.com/nhl/notebook/_/pa...rank_forwards/

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09-18-2013, 08:52 PM
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i'd like to see him do workout videos with kovalev

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09-18-2013, 08:55 PM
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His sisters hand......YUM YUM.

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Some minutes in the middle & on the PP.

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09-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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I prefer chucky on the wing myself, seems he allows himself to take more risks offensively from the wing.

And that's what we want from him, right?

What do I want to see from him? I'm hoping for 55 points or more.

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09-18-2013, 09:13 PM
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As a 2nd year 3rd liner, I'd like to see him in the 40 point range. Anything 50+ is a huge bonus and means he's moved up the depth charts to the top 6 role.

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09-19-2013, 11:31 PM
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Progression, that is all I am asking for...

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09-20-2013, 08:07 PM
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50 points
solid 2 way play
forces the org to use him at center

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09-20-2013, 08:24 PM
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Anything less than a Hart, Art Ross, Lindsay, Selke, Rocket, Conn Smythe, and cup ring is a disappointment and I want him traded if he doesn't accomplish this.

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His sisters hand......YUM YUM.
isn't she like 12?

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isn't she like 12?
Pretty sure she is older than him..


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isn't she like 12?
yep and that's 84 in dog years........still.....YUM YUM.

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yep and that's 84 in dog years........still.....YUM YUM.
wat.

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100 points, 50 goals, or bust.

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09-20-2013, 09:17 PM
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To be the 58th best forward in the league, just like ESPN thinks he is

http://espn.go.com/nhl/notebook/_/pa...rank_forwards/
Kinda odd that a 19 year old is expected to be the 3rd best Habs forward in the NHL.

I mean the two in front of him are obvious (and ranked fairly IMO), but more Eller underrating outside of Montreal..

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Kinda odd that a 19 year old is expected to be the 3rd best Habs forward in the NHL.

I mean the two in front of him are obvious (and ranked fairly IMO), but more Eller underrating outside of Montreal..
He's so good though.

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He's so good though.

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09-20-2013, 10:18 PM
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Kinda odd that a 19 year old is expected to be the 3rd best Habs forward in the NHL.

I mean the two in front of him are obvious (and ranked fairly IMO), but more Eller underrating outside of Montreal..
It's more like Eller is overrated on the Habs board, tbh.

I like him and all, but at 23-24 he had a whole 2 points more than 18-19 yo. Galchenyuk. And Eller had 2:30 mins. more icetime per game.

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09-20-2013, 10:32 PM
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I like to see him move to center.

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