if thats the case it defeats the purpose of bringing a guy up from the chl.
we have plenty of grinders on the heat capable of coming up and filling a role, but we need offensive creativity, something the heat lacks and bartschi is full of.
youll see him get a shot to play big minutes on pp etc im sure.
This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the future. I was hoping he'd get a crack with some talent, but he's slotted with Kostopolous ad Nemsiz out of the gate. I would have preferred Horak and Nemisz but I'll be happy watching the youngster take a regular skate out there.
I think putting sven on the top 6 first game in the big league is a bad idea. opposing players will likely be after him, given his minor league jump. TKO on a line with him makes a good deterrent.
I see what you are saying but if someone hits Sven and TKO fights him then what we leave Sven on the bench for 5+ minutes so his body guard can come back, what if Tko gets hurt we just leave Sven on the bench? Not to mention Sven is a playmaker and TKO has shown to have the offensive skill of a cement block. I think GlenX is physical enough to fight if someone runs Sven and also gives him skilled players to play with.
He should be playing in our top 6. He's a top 6 player, and its time we start developing the players we draft for their proper roles. Personally I'd like to see him with Jokinen and Glencross, both those guys have size to protect him and have the finish and skill to compliment his game. Put Stajan with Iggy and Tangs.
While Nemisz has good size, he isn't a physical player. I think a line of Baertschi, Horak and Baertschi would be a soft line to play against. I'm worried one of them would get hurt.
Last edited by Johnny Hoxville: 03-08-2012 at 02:58 PM.
I'm excited to see what he can do as well. This should be great. He is lighting it up in the dub; so i hope he gets some top six time. Maybe ease him into game speed with some bottom six minutes and then let him loose and see what he can do.
I am a Winterhawks season ticket holder, so personally I am pissed that you guys called him up because we had the Memorial Cup dead in our sites and that dream fled with Bartschi to Calgary. But I am happy for Sven. since you guys don't seem to have much Intel on him, just let me say that this kid is the real deal. He is magic with the puck, has great instincts, and mad shooting skills. He can put the puck wherever he wants, and his passing skills are as good as his shooting skills. Trust me, he will be an instant contributor if they give him playing time. The bottom line is, Portland's loss is Calgary's gain. Enjoy!