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10-21-2016, 05:48 PM
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Mikko Rantanen Part III

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10-21-2016, 06:32 PM
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Read from Finnish paper today that he's expected to play against the Jets, and is expected to have a spot on one of the top6 lines.

That's great news.

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10-21-2016, 06:50 PM
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Have any of our other prospects needed three threads before playing a full season lol?

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Have any of our other prospects needed three threads before playing a full season lol?
Lol, I was just thinking that. He better turn out all right.

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Keep in mind SA plays Tuesday too. It's crazy they have 5 games in 7 days. I think they want him playing that game too. But then practice with the Avs a couple days.
If he is playing that many games, I wouldn't mind if he doesn't play Tuesday so he can get some rest. If he plays that day and with the travel day it still makes for a very busy 10 days for him.

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We need him to apply some Scrubs BeGone.

This team needs smarts, calm and puck skill and he can bring that, even though he's just a rookie. Replacing Iginla or even making sure we could use Söderberg and Duchene on different line. It all helps.

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We need him to apply some Scrubs BeGone.

This team needs smarts, calm and puck skill and he can bring that, even though he's just a rookie. Replacing Iginla or even making sure we could use Söderberg and Duchene on different line. It all helps.
Addition by addition forcing subtraction lol

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Lol, I was just thinking that. He better turn out all right.
I think hes probably the only top ten pick we haven't had jump right into the NHL. Hell we even started a second round pick right after drafting him lol.

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He's going to be a breath of fresh air into the top 6. What makes this start better is that we aren't even icing our best lineuep, and Rantanen is going to play a big role for us this year.

Can't wait to see what he can do with Bednar's system and some good players.

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I don't think Rantanen will be a savior by any means, but I think Bednar wants and needs more smart players who can make quick reads and quick plays. Any coach does of course, but Avs aren't the most skilled or smart team.

He's still a kid and will make kid mistakes, but that's fine.

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I don't think Rantanen will be a savior by any means, but I think Bednar wants and needs more smart players who can make quick reads and quick plays. Any coach does of course, but Avs aren't the most skilled or smart team.

He's still a kid and will make kid mistakes, but that's fine.
You could see it last night, there was never not someone out there who couldn't complete a accurate pass.

We just need more raw talent, and with Bednar's system, rookie mistakes should cost us a little less. It's not like our veteran forwards are not making mistakes anyways.

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Mikko loves the from the behind the net pass to right in front, hopefully someone figures out to go there when playing with him.

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Mikko loves the from the behind the net pass to right in front, hopefully someone figures out to go there when playing with him.
I don't have high hopes for that. We still have trouble going to the net sometimes.

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Mikko loves the from the behind the net pass to right in front, hopefully someone figures out to go there when playing with him.
Colbourne says hi and scores a ton

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Mikko loves the from the behind the net pass to right in front, hopefully someone figures out to go there when playing with him.
Ahh the Foppa to Hejduk special.

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Colbourne says hi and scores a ton
Really, next to Colborne is probably the best place for him right of the bat.

The top two lines have guys that need the puck too much for him to be the go to guy on his line.

Bring Grigorenko down to play LW and you have a sneaky scary third.

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Ahh the Foppa to Hejduk special.
Duchene has really embraced getting to the dirty areas in the last season (which could partly explain his inflated goals last year) and scoring goals. Dutchy centering Rantanen should absolutely be tested out

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I think his biggest impact before he really grows is the fact that he'll simply not be a Iggy or whoever on Dutchys wing and slowing down the whole line. Just having someone with the skill to be in the top 6 will be a big help

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Ahh the Foppa to Hejduk special.
That was the behind the back pass too. I've only seen one or two other people really pull that pass off in the NHL and score since they seemed to nail it every time, and they've got more room behind the nets now too. Of course it helped that Milan's hands were deadly and could bury that one timer nearly every time too.

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I think

Landy - Mack - Iggy
Colborne - Duchene - Rantanen
Grigorenko - Soderberg - Comeau

should be tried out.

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I think

Landy - Mack - Iggy
Colborne - Duchene - Rantanen
Grigorenko - Soderberg - Comeau

should be tried out.
I think I'd be happier with this, at this point.

Landy - MacK - Cody
Goalbourne - Duchy - Mikko
Greg - Soda - Lake

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We need him to apply some Scrubs BeGone.

This team needs smarts, calm and puck skill
and he can bring that, even though he's just a rookie. Replacing Iginla or even making sure we could use Söderberg and Duchene on different line. It all helps.
Let's bring Forsberg back, can't be worse than Iginla no?

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Help me, Obi-Wan Rantanen. You're my only hope.

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I think I'd be happier with this, at this point.

Landy - MacK - Cody
Goalbourne - Duchy - Mikko
Greg - Soda - Lake
I want Bednar stacking the top 6.

Grigorenko-Mackinnon-Duchene
Landeskog-Sodaberg-Rantanen

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Boy this kid can't get back fast enough !! Put him with Mack and Landy please !!

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Boy this kid can't get back fast enough !! Put him with Mack and Landy please !!
Thats what I want to see

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