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06-25-2012, 08:29 AM
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I think Z is right on the mark in that interview a lot of people underrate his ability to score and make skilled plays,he definitely has a chance at becomming top 6 player in NHL.


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Did the Sabres ever mention Girgensons?

Before the draft?

All their talk was about defenseman pretty much, never even brought up Girgensons.

Now they tell us that he was their target at 12 all along.

Food for thought.

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06-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Does this guy have 60+ point potential

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20 goal scorer on hard work alone, 60pnts might need some great wingers. For a guy who probably won't see any PP time 45-55 seams like a good number. 2+ hits a night and 100+ pims. Hope he develops, great prospect.

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06-25-2012, 01:59 PM
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IMO if we're looking for a comparison, Bobby Holik's name surfaced in another thread. I think that's the best one--very good defensively who in his peak can still contribute ~60 points offensively. And just a PITA to play again.

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I think Girgensons has some unheralded offensive potential. 60+ points some time down the road shouldn't be ruled out.

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20 goal scorer on hard work alone, 60pnts might need some great wingers. For a guy who probably won't see any PP time 45-55 seams like a good number. 2+ hits a night and 100+ pims. Hope he develops, great prospect.
This seems about right. Though I wouldn't be surprised to see Girgensons get some PP time, especially on a Lindy Ruff-coached team. And I don't think PIMS matters.

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06-25-2012, 02:14 PM
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Puck Daddy was going through the most awkward rookie photos from the weekend...ZG's is especially worth noting.



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The other motif for the draft picks had them taping their blades in a virtual locker room. Most players went through the motions while the camera clicked. Oh, but not Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres, who went double-fingers and raised the tape up so the camera could catch his spiffy USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints championship ring. Pimp.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...9055--nhl.html

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06-25-2012, 02:22 PM
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Girgensons sort of looks like Vrbata. Who sort of looks like Sloth from Ice Age...

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Was thinking...and my hunch is that Girgensons will be the next captain of the Sabres (after Pommer leaves, which I don't think will be for a while...I bet he is re-signed when his current deal is up).

Girgensons will be in his mid-late 20s, have plenty of NHL experience, etc.

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And I don't think PIMS matters.
Meaning if he's playing the game the team envisions him playing it will be unavoidable to accumulate roughing minors and fighting majors. Not that he will be gooning it up. Playing on the edge means occasionally you sit in the box.

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06-26-2012, 02:40 AM
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Just read the USA Today article, some nice quotes in there.

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"What (Toronto GM) Brian Burke always says is that he wants players with equal parts of testosterone, truculence and belligerence," Button said. "When he says that, he could be talking about Zemgus Girgensons."
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"He could score 30 goals in the league," Button said. "But he may also help you win by winning a faceoff, making a defensive play or making a hit."

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Before the draft?

All their talk was about defenseman pretty much, never even brought up Girgensons.

Now they tell us that he was their target at 12 all along.

Food for thought.

Food for thought in what sense?

That they are lying? Or that they were purposely throwing people off?

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This guy smells of Martin Hanzal.

And seeing how Hanzal just might be the best defensive forward in the league, can't say I'm not pleased.

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This guy smells of Martin Hanzal.

And seeing how Hanzal just might be the best defensive forward in the league, can't say I'm not pleased.
He seems to have a lot more edge to his game than Hanzal.

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06-26-2012, 10:42 AM
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Dubuque coach Jim Montgomery was just on Sabres Hockey Hotline. He mentioned that they were 3-13-1 without him in the lineup, and something like 36-9-2 with him.

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“I think (Girgensons’ team) got beat, 14-0, by the Russians, and we were watching film on it and he was blocking shots with four minutes left in the game. I was shaking my head.”

That plus the broken jaw period =

Kid is pure warrior at heart.

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Dubuque coach Jim Montgomery was just on Sabres Hockey Hotline. He mentioned that they were 3-13-1 without him in the lineup, and something like 36-9-2 with him.
For anyone who missed it, here's the LINK to Hockey Hotline's interview with Jim Montgomery from earlier today.

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Listening to the Montgomery interview now. That a bunch of 19-year olds voted him captain is impressive.

I don't think they've had a 200-foot player like this since Peca was healthy.

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Listening to the Montgomery interview now. That a bunch of 19-year olds voted him captain is impressive.

I don't think they've had a 200-foot player like this since Peca was healthy.
I had the same thought at work today.

Additionally, this could be the first "natural" leader Buffalo has drafted in a long, long time.

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Listening to the Montgomery interview now. That a bunch of 19-year olds voted him captain is impressive.

I don't think they've had a 200-foot player like this since Peca was healthy.
Especially considering he hardly even spoke English at the time. Kid is definitely future captain material.

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Especially considering he hardly even spoke English at the time. Kid is definitely future captain material.
Really?

This past season was his 3rd in the US and his second in Dubuque.

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https://twitter.com/zemgus94/status/217651529077882881

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It looks like it might be an uphill battle to get him to not play for the Catamounts.

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Listening to the Montgomery interview now. That a bunch of 19-year olds voted him captain is impressive.

I don't think they've had a 200-foot player like this since Peca was healthy.
Montgomery also said he can help you win even if he is only playing 7mins. Meaning he can contribute in every aspect of the game. It also means, unlike higher end offensive players, time in the bottom 6 would not be wasted on him. That makes the comments by Regier and others about him being here sooner rather than later make a ton of sense.

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06-26-2012, 02:37 PM
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He seems to have a lot more edge to his game than Hanzal.
Ryan Callahan is a good comparison IMO.

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