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09-29-2007, 01:09 AM
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Hows Nylander looking

Kind of miss Nys on the Rangers. Hows he been looking for the caps so far? I see he's playing the 2nd line C? Kind of surprised to see that.

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i went to the game tonight and i was looking out for him, he was alright, he was a little flashy but he played just okay i would say, and i would say that compared to him playing on the top line on the rangers, but for the caps tonight he played very well for them.

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Nylander was more than "just alright" ----- he was steady, made some beautiful passes, and was great at puck control (espeically on the PK - love watching Flyers trying to chase him down when he starts skating circles).

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Kind of miss Nys on the Rangers. Hows he been looking for the caps so far? I see he's playing the 2nd line C? Kind of surprised to see that.

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He's been Nylander, if that makes sense...it's been a surprise not see him paired with Ovy

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He's been Nylander, if that makes sense...it's been a surprise not see him paired with Ovy
yea, he is one of those players where you pretty much know exactly what you are going to get every game.

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Kind of miss Nys on the Rangers. Hows he been looking for the caps so far? I see he's playing the 2nd line C? Kind of surprised to see that.

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He's not playing 2nd line because he's our second best player, he's playing second line because any line with Ovechkin is automatically the first line, not matter what other lines you have.

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I noticed chemistry between Ovechkin and Kozlov last night that I hadn't seen before.

All things considered, Nylander's line was pretty quiet last night, but he is still always noticeable, simply due to the amount of time the puck is on his stick.

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Nylander has looked good and has had good chemistry with Backstrom.

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How many points do you guys think he'll get?

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How many points do you guys think he'll get?
he will get at least four, im almost 65% sure of it.

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How many points do you guys think he'll get?

I think he will get 60-70, he'll be with Semin, and Semin is a dark horse for 50 goals.

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I think he will get 60-70, he'll be with Semin, and Semin is a dark horse for 50 goals.
What if he was playing Ovechkin? The way I see it, Kozlov is not going to cut it....plus didn't Ovy want more talented players to play with? To me Kozlov and Zubrus are pretty similar...big, right-handed natural wingers from the USSR...skilled, but in reality just average non-winning players


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i really want to see backstrom with ovechkin, id hope he got a shot if kozlov fails.

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I enjoyed watching Nylander as a Ranger. He's a real dedicated player, he works hard day in day out. Aside from being anti physical(which isnt all that big a deal considering his role) the only real knock on his was that he ALWAYS think pass. Obviously playing with Jagr thinking pass to the big guy is always a good bet, but at times it would get silly. I think he passed once during the shootout.

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He was a Capital with Jagr for two years before he was a Ranger, so Caps fans are familiar with his tendencies.

I will say that he does give the second line much improved defensive coverage and puck possession. The lack of a decent second-line center last year cost the Caps as much defensively as it did on the offensive side.

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He was a Capital with Jagr for two years before he was a Ranger, so Caps fans are familiar with his tendencies.

I will say that he does give the second line much improved defensive coverage and puck possession. The lack of a decent second-line center last year cost the Caps as much defensively as it did on the offensive side.
It is funny how people try to tell Caps fans about Nylander as if they haven't seen him play before, although not sure I count that second year, a whopping 3 games, thanks to Mr. Yonkman (and then the firesale); Nylander had the 2nd or 3rd longest ironman streak at the time of the Yonkman check

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He was getting paid - still counts! Point taken, though, of course.

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He was getting paid - still counts! Point taken, though, of course.
yup, no question, he was a Capital even if we rarely saw him that season

and to your point and a reminder to non-Caps posters, Nylander played 77 games for the Caps in 02-03 (reg season and playoffs)

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I enjoyed watching Nylander as a Ranger. He's a real dedicated player, he works hard day in day out. Aside from being anti physical(which isnt all that big a deal considering his role) the only real knock on his was that he ALWAYS think pass. Obviously playing with Jagr thinking pass to the big guy is always a good bet, but at times it would get silly. I think he passed once during the shootout.
I know he passed on a partial breakaway which lead to a goal for the Flyers last year, one of those no look fancy passes, i hate those

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It is funny how people try to tell Caps fans about Nylander as if they haven't seen him play before, although not sure I count that second year, a whopping 3 games, thanks to Mr. Yonkman (and then the firesale); Nylander had the 2nd or 3rd longest ironman streak at the time of the Yonkman check
I think we are trying to be helpful with the most up to date and current criticism of nylander, thats it.

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I think we are trying to be helpful with the most up to date and current criticism of nylander, thats it.
That might be true, if we weren't talking about Nylander. He never changes. Steady Eddie. Center Ice takes care of the rest. See him about 40-50 games a year.

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Between Nylander and Semin, there are going to be at least 3 curl and drags per shift on the ice.

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I think he will get 60-70, he'll be with Semin, and Semin is a dark horse for 50 goals.
Why a dark horse?

If Clark didn't steal those two goals () he would have finished last year with 40 .... pretty impressive considering his linemates.

While not a lock, he's certainly in a group of about 5 players that could reach 50 goals.

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