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08-18-2013, 09:50 PM
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Is anyone else excited for Colin Greening this season?

I know he's had many chances to break out but I really loved what I saw from him in the playoffs. I think he was one of our better players throughout and contributed nicely with his size and speed. If he's centred by a more confident and grown Zibby I can see that third line being really good.

We always knew he was fast but we really saw him use it in the playoffs. I really think he quietly pulls together a great season for us.

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08-18-2013, 09:57 PM
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I thought he broke out when he became an NHLer 2 years ago?

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IMO He only played big in the second round...which is a big deal...His season was disappointing for me. He looked like a fringe NHL player for the most part. Hopefully he does break out, cause he seems like a real team player and a good guy.

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IMO He only played big in the second round...which is a big deal...His season was disappointing for me. He looked like a fringe NHL player for the most part. Hopefully he does break out, cause he seems like a real team player and a good guy.
I thought he was outstanding in game 3 against Mtl.

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I think hes gonna be a 20 - 20 player this season, while playing on our third line with no pp time, a really valuble player, Him Zibby and Conacher are gonna be deadly...

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If he put up 40+ points, I'd consider that a fantastic season.

Personally I'm expecting around 30-35.

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08-19-2013, 12:20 AM
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I really like the kid. He has many of the tools needed to be an NHL power forward, but seems to be missing the aggressiveness and confidence needed to make that a reality. Just too much of a nice guy it seems. His hands aren't great, but they aren't terrible either and he's definitely got an NHL shot. Besides, let's not forget that he's only played 150 or so NHL games and has averaged 0.45 ppg over that period, so further upside is definitely possible.

One thing that intrigues me about him is that he has played his best hockey when doing the grunt work on scoring lines. He's a monster on the cycle, he drives the net, and he backchecks hard and that makes him a pretty useful complimentary player. I wouldn't mind seeing him get a little time with Spezza and Ryan or Turris and Michalek or even Zibanejad and Pageau. I just don't want to see him banished to a grinding line. I think the guy needs a playmaker to be at his most effective. Then again, with our luck, he'll finally break out this year and end up signing a big money deal somewhere else.

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08-19-2013, 01:03 AM
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It will be an interesting season for Greening. It would not surprise me if he found himself in a top 6 role again this season.

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I'm not sure that he's creative enough to score much more than he has to this point. I've long believed that with his size and skating ability we could turn him into a Bob Gainey clone and have him shut down the best players in the league.

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If he can just skate around the net in circles and bang in the rebounds from Spezza and Ryan I'll be happy.

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I'm not that excited like him but really I see like 12-22 34 pts or something along the lines.

He's faster than any player on our team but in games it doesnt stick out he is strong but not overly physical, there's a lot of potential in him but most players start peaking now I see him as a 35 point player and staying there.

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I thought he was outstanding in game 3 against Mtl.
Everyone was outstanding against Montreal in game 3

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I think we've already seen what we're going to get from him. He's an excellent complimentary player.

He's got great speed and size. He shoots the puck well, isn't afraid to go to the net, has the ability to bang in pucks from in close, and takes care of his own end well. These attributes will keep in the league for a long time.

Unfortunately, for those waiting for him to break out, (disclaimer: IMO) I don't think that's going to happen. His weaknesses appear to be a lack of creativity and hockey sense - which goes to show that intelligence doesn't necessarily translate to hockey sense. It's often those two attributes that allow players to really stand out.

As mentioned, I still think he's an excellent complimentary player on this team (his size and speed are very important to our forward group), but to think he's going to break out and become much more than he already is, is probably a fantasy.

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He's a 40 point player - 13/18 Goals 20-25 assists. He can play top line minutes and match up with the other teams bigger forwards and play on the checking line and just be there to shut guys down physically and in neutral ice.

I love Greening, he can easily be a top 6 on this team. He gets better every year, I expect him to be amazing this season with 82 games.

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He's the next Dan Cleary
You're not one of those "all Newfoundlanders look the same to me" types, are you?

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Always like seeing what he does being that he is a Newfoundlander and all but I think he doesn't get more than 45 points this year.

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Always like seeing what he does being that he is a Newfoundlander and all but I think he doesn't get more than 45 points this year.
45 points would be amazing


45 points = half point per game +
half point per game +, for a 7th round pick is a major major steal,

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08-19-2013, 11:15 AM
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colin greening's mom?

expecting improvements from greening and smith (i think smith will have a big season)


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08-19-2013, 11:49 AM
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Well I'm always excited for him, so yes.

15 goals this year is my prediction.

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I expect him to get some first line minutes with Spezza and Ryan on the LW.

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Greening - Spezza - Ryan

That's what I want to see.

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colin greening's mom?

expected improvements from greening and smith (i think smith will have a big season)
He better or he isn't going to last long, he was aweful last year. Incredibly lazy and innefective.

I love Greening a very usefull player, I agree he doesn't have the skill to be a regular in the top 6 but he can fill in. He is the type of player you win with he has a great skill set and tools.

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