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03-05-2007, 11:03 AM
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haha, well played sir. its just that most of us are relieved that there is something to be excited about at least.. this time rather than ***** about how we could have drafted someone better, we have something (albeit pretty tiny) to get excited about.
Exactly. I don't think anyone is "voting Hugh into the HOF." Is it wrong to get excited about a prospect who is showing more than he ever has since leaving college and joining the Rangers organization? Like you said, it is a pretty tiny thing, but its baby steps for this guy and I for one and happy to see him improving.

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03-05-2007, 12:18 PM
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You know this just a blip on the radar screen. Way too early to suggest that Jessiman has turned some kind of a corner. Maybe we'll look back someday and recognize this as a pivotal point in his development cycle....right now who knows. Right now, anything good from him is...well...good.

Since he got back from Charlotte one thing seems pretty clear, Jessiman is starting to play a better game. He's making more of a presence of himself on the ice where as before he was all but invisible. If he can just keep crashing the net, finish his checks, and help get the puck down low...and keep it there, that's a good start.


Long term if he's a 15-20 goal scorer regular season that brings a physical presence come play off time with a few important goals, well I'd be very happy with that.

I think he might be a good 2nd unit PP specialist for us some day.

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03-05-2007, 12:35 PM
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I'm just waiting for the Pack coaches to decide he needs to play 4th line minutes, which of course will result in his development going nowhere at all.

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Hugh Jessiman is the Marcel Hossa of the AHL.

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Also, this further makes me believe that Jessiman made the wrong choice in leaving college early. The development time at the lower level of play (ECHL) has obviously helped his game. Had he stayed the senior year at Dartmouth, IMO, he'd have been helped tremendously and might not have needed as much time in the ECHL and we wouldn't be having as much discussions about why he's been such a bust thus far.

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Also, this further makes me believe that Jessiman made the wrong choice in leaving college early. The development time at the lower level of play (ECHL) has obviously helped his game. Had he stayed the senior year at Dartmouth, IMO, he'd have been helped tremendously and might not have needed as much time in the ECHL and we wouldn't be having as much discussions about why he's been such a bust thus far.
If this rennaisance is for real than you make a good point. He came out after only playing 12 games as a junior. Betweent the injury and the lost year he seems to have been hindered by that season.

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03-05-2007, 03:38 PM
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I'm just waiting for the Pack coaches to decide he needs to play 4th line minutes, which of course will result in his development going nowhere at all.
Hopefully they understand that for this guy to have any chance of developing he needs big minutes. I'm confident they get that. In any event, if they can't give him the minutes, send him back to Charlotte.

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03-05-2007, 06:25 PM
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Hopefully they understand that for this guy to have any chance of developing he needs big minutes. I'm confident they get that. In any event, if they can't give him the minutes, send him back to Charlotte.
As long as Hugh keeps scoring every game, he will get minutes.

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03-05-2007, 09:17 PM
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Well thats a reasonable expectation

Like I said I'd just like him to keep himself invloved. Be a presence on the ice. The goals will come if he can do this.

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"We talked about him," said Renney. "I'm not sure. He's got some sex appeal. We've gotta do the right thing, if he's just finding his game at the American Hockey League level, should we leave it at that? He's got good mobility, can shoot the puck well, had a few scraps...Should we continue with that pattern of growth or do we bring him here? That's a real important question to ask ourselves."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/

Jessiman is Renneys pick. Handpicked for his system. He seems to be really hot about taking him up.

I wouldn't mind if he promoted against, atleast not against NYI.

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Right now everything is going right for Jessiman but the joy of suddenly seeing his game click should not cause things to be rushed.

The kid still has a lot of work to do and a pretty long road ahead, I think recalling him at this point would be a knee jerk reaction and getting a little too caught up in the moment.

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03-06-2007, 03:45 PM
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Right now everything is going right for Jessiman but the joy of suddenly seeing his game click should not cause things to be rushed.

The kid still has a lot of work to do and a pretty long road ahead, I think recalling him at this point would be a knee jerk reaction and getting a little too caught up in the moment.
Yea, and it sounded like Renney acknowledged this in calling him the pick with "sex appeal":

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"We talked about him," said Renney. "I'm not sure. He's got some sex appeal. We've gotta do the right thing, if he's just finding his game at the American Hockey League level, should we leave it at that? He's got good mobility, can shoot the puck well, had a few scraps...Should we continue with that pattern of growth or do we bring him here? That's a real important question to ask ourselves."
http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/

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"We talked about him," said Renney. "I'm not sure. He's got some sex appeal. We've gotta do the right thing, if he's just finding his game at the American Hockey League level, should we leave it at that? He's got good mobility, can shoot the puck well, had a few scraps...Should we continue with that pattern of growth or do we bring him here? That's a real important question to ask ourselves."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/

Jessiman is Renneys pick. Handpicked for his system. He seems to be really hot about taking him up.

I wouldn't mind if he promoted against, atleast not against NYI.

And free0717 would be happy!
There have been a number of comments that indicate how much weight they put on what the HFD coaching staff thinks. Shoeny and the rest of them seem to be cautious about rushing anybody. My feeling is that HFD would say that Jessiman needs more time. Screw the whole sex appeal thing. When he's ready for a look, then give it to him. Right now I think it's too early, but that's just me...and hopefully Shoeny too.

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"We talked about him," said Renney. "I'm not sure. He's got some sex appeal. We've gotta do the right thing, if he's just finding his game at the American Hockey League level, should we leave it at that? He's got good mobility, can shoot the puck well, had a few scraps...Should we continue with that pattern of growth or do we bring him here? That's a real important question to ask ourselves."

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/

Jessiman is Renneys pick. Handpicked for his system. He seems to be really hot about taking him up.

I wouldn't mind if he promoted against, atleast not against NYI.

And free0717 would be happy!
But it didnt happen

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The Smyth deal revealed another truth: The Isles knew they blew it when they opted for Nilsson over Zach Parise in the 2003 draft. Parise, whose dad (J.P.) was an Islander in the 1970s, was a no-brainer pick. Of course, the crosstown rival Rangers also foolishly passed on Parise, taking Dartmouth winger Hugh Jessiman. Where's Hugh? He's back in the AHL after a lengthy stint in the ECHL. Jessiman tallied his second AHL goal on Saturday. Where's Parise? He was drafted by the Devils and has 49 points in 63 games as part of a solid second line with the club.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?id=2782522

courtesy of E.J. Hradek from ESPN.. ok we get it!

if anything i think the Hugh should put these things up in his locker, as motivation..

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courtesy of E.J. Hradek from ESPN.. ok we get it!

if anything i think the Hugh should put these things up in his locker, as motivation..
I'm not sure that motivation is a problem for Hugh. All reports say he works hard.

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I also dont feel that we should rush Jessiman to the NHL.

It took him a while to just get used to playing in the AHL...and now we want to rush him into the NHL?

He still needs to become more consistent first at the AHL level. When he dominates the AHL, then call him up to the big club.

However, I do hope that he makes the Rangers team sometime next season maybe.

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courtesy of E.J. Hradek from ESPN.. ok we get it!

if anything i think the Hugh should put these things up in his locker, as motivation..
Err, his second AHL goal? Damn Hradek, do a little research. He did score some goals last year

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EJ Hradek is a tool and an Islanders homer.

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But it didnt happen
Hang in there!

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There have been a number of comments that indicate how much weight they put on what the HFD coaching staff thinks. Shoeny and the rest of them seem to be cautious about rushing anybody. My feeling is that HFD would say that Jessiman needs more time. Screw the whole sex appeal thing. When he's ready for a look, then give it to him. Right now I think it's too early, but that's just me...and hopefully Shoeny too.

But, it's that appeal, (or rather, promise) that made Hugh an attractive selection in the first place. That size and skating ability, plus the hands...it's the same reason Renney has been so patient with Hossa. It's like left-handing pitching in baseball.

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yeah, like they say, you cant teach size.

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Err, his second AHL goal? Damn Hradek, do a little research. He did score some goals last year
In a year we all will be saying Zach Who????

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In a year we all will be saying Zach Who????
lmao I hope so.

Parise will be a 2nd line center for his career, the only way we don't regret not taking him is if Speciman becomes a 1st line PF.

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