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01-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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I just want to give Brodin time in the minors to get his game back and hone his skills, don't want to just throw him in the NHL right away.
He can help out for a week before Scandella comes back if need be. Asking him to fill in for a week isn't asking a lot.

In fact, looking at the schedule, that would only be 2-3 games... Bulmer played more than that last season and Brodin is a LOT more NHL ready right now than Bulmer was. He can handle 2-3 games.

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He can help out for a week before Scandella comes back if need be. Asking him to fill in for a week isn't asking a lot.

In fact, looking at the schedule, that would only be 2-3 games... Bulmer played more than that last season and Brodin is a LOT more NHL ready right now than Bulmer was. He can handle 2-3 games.
Right away after 3 months off the ice and never having played an NHL game before with no experience of it's size and speed?

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So... pretty much like any other Rookie? Yes.

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for the love of jesus, people. Brodin is NHL ready. He played great in the Worlds, played great in SEL, played great in the AHL. He's one of if not the "smartest" player in our system and certainly the best skater.

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01-12-2013, 11:25 PM
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People act as if a couple of NHL games will kill the guy... if he's that fragile, he needs to find a new job.

Once he's cleared for contact... he's good to go. Bones heal stronger than they were before they were broken. There is no concern once he's cleared to play.

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01-12-2013, 11:43 PM
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Chances that Zucker makes the team? Have him in my keeper league and have loved following his progression.

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Chances that Zucker makes the team? Have him in my keeper league and have loved following his progression.
zero, as he isn't in camp. He should be callup #1 or #2 depending on what we need though, and he could stick from there. We have too many people up on one-ways though. I get the feeling we're trying to rid ourselves of some of them so we have that sort of flex, but hold on to him--he's going to win you some games.

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01-13-2013, 12:27 AM
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So... pretty much like any other Rookie? Yes.
I'm not saying Broding shouldn't or won't be here at all during the season, just that I would give him a conditioning stint in the minors first, that's the only we point we differ on regarding him.

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01-13-2013, 12:31 AM
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I'm not saying Broding shouldn't or won't be here at all during the season, just that I would give him a conditioning stint in the minors first, that's the only we point we differ on regarding him.
I'm saying he's skating right now, he just can't have contact. The team is shorthanded right now at D due to Scandella's injury... when he's cleared for contact thus can play - the wild will be a week into the season and will be in need, he can fill that need and I have no problem with him filling that need. If fact, it would be GOOD for him to fill that need for 2-3 games.

Kampfer is with the team right now, he was cleared the day before yesterday of his concussion. He will take Scandella's roster spot to start the season. If it was up to me, he'd play over Prosser even. Then after a week, Brodin will be cleared to play, I would send Kampfer back to Houston and let Brodin get a taste of the NHL for 2-3 games. Then Scandella comes back a week later. If Brodin looks like he needs more time, send him back to Houston as Scandella assumes his spot in the lineup. If Brodin plays outstanding, then Prosser can be waived and Brodin kept around... but only if Brodin plays outstanding.


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Brodin filling in a for a week or so might save this team from having to make a quick trade. That's probably motivation enough for the club to let him have a chance. Yes, we need to do more work with that blueline. But I'm guessing they really want to see how everyone looks first before making those decisions. And if for some reason Brodin blows them away, they'd most likely prefer to let one of their own take a spot before making trades. A few games won't hurt him, and it'll give the front office a chance to see "how far along" he is in development.

And I say that as someone who doesn't want to see our prospects rushed. If we didn't have the lockout, I would have asked for Granlund to start out in Houston too. And I'd like to think that after all of the injuries we've had in the past, the club will be watching Brodin like a hawk to make sure he's fully ready.

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Brodin filling in a for a week or so might save this team from having to make a quick trade. That's probably motivation enough for the club to let him have a chance. Yes, we need to do more work with that blueline. But I'm guessing they really want to see how everyone looks first before making those decisions. And if for some reason Brodin blows them away, they'd most likely prefer to keep one of their own take a spot before making trades. A few games won't hurt him, and it'll give the front office a chance to see "how far along" he is in development.

And I say that as someone who doesn't want to see our prospects rushed. If we didn't have the lockout, I would have asked for Granlund to start out in Houston too. And I'd like to think that after all of the injuries we've had in the past, the club will be watching Brodin like a hawk to make sure he's fully ready.
Also, he had an upper body injury so he has been able to skate and should be close to game shape. He's the kind of guy who can fill in for a few games too because his strengths are what you need from a fill in. It's not like he's a high flying, electric defenseman who takes chances; he's a cerebral defensive specialist who (in my opinion) won't look out of place.

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zero, as he isn't in camp. He should be callup #1 or #2 depending on what we need though, and he could stick from there. We have too many people up on one-ways though. I get the feeling we're trying to rid ourselves of some of them so we have that sort of flex, but hold on to him--he's going to win you some games.
Good to know thanks. And trust me I will. It will make it a little easier to watch him light up my Canucks if he is on my fantasy team

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for the love of jesus, people. Brodin is NHL ready. He played great in the Worlds, played great in SEL, played great in the AHL. He's one of if not the "smartest" player in our system and certainly the best skater.
being smart and good skater equals to being nhl ready, really don't think so. the boy is hardly ahl ready as we saw, he got destroyed

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being smart and good skater equals to being nhl ready, really don't think so. the boy is hardly ahl ready as we saw, he got destroyed
Nice logic there.

If someone gets injured, then that person is hardly ready for the league he is playing in.

Brodin was very ready for the AHL. Anyone who watched those games would disagree with you. Gap coverage, pokke check, breakout (stopped some rushes, then made a quick pass to immediately get the puck going the other way...Brodin did that more times in the 8 games he played than the entire D corps has done since then), and getting shots on net.

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being smart and good skater equals to being nhl ready, really don't think so. the boy is hardly ahl ready as we saw, he got destroyed
the only thing now that would keep him off the team now is the abundance of one-ways we have with little time to get rid of them for something.

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I'm saying he's skating right now, he just can't have contact. The team is shorthanded right now at D due to Scandella's injury... when he's cleared for contact thus can play - the wild will be a week into the season and will be in need, he can fill that need and I have no problem with him filling that need. If fact, it would be GOOD for him to fill that need for 2-3 games.

Kampfer is with the team right now, he was cleared the day before yesterday of his concussion. He will take Scandella's roster spot to start the season. If it was up to me, he'd play over Prosser even. Then after a week, Brodin will be cleared to play, I would send Kampfer back to Houston and let Brodin get a taste of the NHL for 2-3 games. Then Scandella comes back a week later. If Brodin looks like he needs more time, send him back to Houston as Scandella assumes his spot in the lineup. If Brodin plays outstanding, then Prosser can be waived and Brodin kept around... but only if Brodin plays outstanding.
I am persuade. Do this.

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I got to thinking about our second line and if PMB is truly healthy and meshes well with FBJ, it may become the most entertaining line in hockey.

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Watching the "Catch Me If You Can" clip and PMB blow by Suter and 3 other Predators has me just that much more excited for the season to start.

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I got to thinking about our second line and if PMB is truly healthy and meshes well with FBJ, it may become the most entertaining line in hockey.

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Watching the "Catch Me If You Can" clip and PMB blow by Suter and 3 other Predators has me just that much more excited for the season to start.
That's a huge if. The guy is aiming for opening night, yet he hasn't even been cleared for contact yet? Yeah, not happening.

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For what it's worth.

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For what it's worth.
That's awesome and most likely true as well.

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48 games from Bouchard would be so huge.

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I want to see Butch on the second line with FBJ and Seto. I know it doesn't give us a lot of size. But having two super talented playmakers(with some scoring) along with shoot-first seto, I think would be a good second line. I would rather have Cullen on the third line.

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what's crazy is that Granlund / Bouchard are both pass first guys, but actually have pretty damn good shots. Hopefully a nifty pass from either dude would help them use the shot more

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I want to see Butch on the second line with FBJ and Seto. I know it doesn't give us a lot of size. But having two super talented playmakers(with some scoring) along with shoot-first seto, I think would be a good second line. I would rather have Cullen on the third line.
That's what scares me about pairing Granlund with PMB. I like to have a bit more grit on the second line.

I do think this line could be deadly if some of the defensemen can chip in with good shots off of the cycle.

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It's not as if once lines are set, they aren't allowed to have players run in and out of them during the course of the game. Bouchard is a perfect candidate to start where he's currently slated to do so. His limited play over the past several seasons certainly dictates that. When Yeo needs it, Bouchard can be added up and down the line-up and others can certainly fill that slot on Brodziak and Clutter's wing with no troubles; namely Cullen, Mitchell, Setoguchi, etc.

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