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09-23-2009, 10:52 AM
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Patric Hornqvist

Is he starting on the Preds comes october 1st?

I've heard you guys have a lot of injured players and that Horny can play all different kind of role on your team...

So, where do you see him 10 days from now? How as his camp been?

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09-23-2009, 11:19 AM
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Personally, I think he is not going to make the big club right out of camp. He will most likely be the 2nd call up for injuries. Right now I think that 2nd line spot is filled by Santo and the third had Ward (a given) and Wilson and Jones as most likely candidates for the position.

If Hornqvist can start putting up big numbers with the Ads, I could see him placed on the 3rd line with Wilson and Jones. I think that would be a very solid line.

Of course, this all depends on how Santo does with Legwand and Erat.

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09-23-2009, 12:11 PM
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I really regret buying into all the hype coming out of Sweden surrounding Hörnqvist. For someone billed as being a goal scorer, he's an awful shooter.

He'll be in Milwaukee, hopefully for the bulk of the season. He needs more power and more control on his shot.

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09-23-2009, 01:23 PM
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I really regret buying into all the hype coming out of Sweden surrounding Hörnqvist. For someone billed as being a goal scorer, he's an awful shooter.

ditto for me, he only uses his wrister and it is just sad to watch. It softly floats into the goalies glove every time.

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Luckily, shooting strength is something that can be improved. Hopefully he's working on it.

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Luckily, shooting strength is something that can be improved. Hopefully he's working on it.
Just give him a couple of injections of equine testosterone and he'll be just fine....

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Hornqvist has been featuring a nice snap shot this preseason and also a quicker release on his slapshot as well which has been a noticeable improvement over his weak wrist shot last season.

0-14 though still shows that he is not getting results and until those come, he remains on the outside looking in...

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Just give him a couple of injections of equine testosterone and he'll be just fine....
...isn't that sort of thing normally the prelude to a bad horror movie?

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...isn't that sort of thing normally the prelude to a bad horror movie?
I'm a Nashville Predators fan, the Leipold years have been a bad horror movie.

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I really regret buying into all the hype coming out of Sweden surrounding Hörnqvist. For someone billed as being a goal scorer, he's an awful shooter.
What does that say for the goalies out of Sweden... Would love for him to figure out that your aiming for the white neeting of the goal not the goalies glove or chest logo. Hes not a terrible player just needs to find that "touch". Some players are born with it others not so much.

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I haven't seen Hornqvist play much this preseason, but does his 0-14 have more to do his shot accuracy/speed or more to do with the quality of the shot? Probably a little of both.

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he picked up an assist tonight against the Thrash.

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he picked up an assist tonight against the Thrash.
It looks like two of them. I think he has 4 alltogether this preseason.

While I dont think Hornqvist will be a great scorer I do think if he has a Ryan Jones or Joel Ward on his line to pick up garbage he could put up close to 40 points this season with 2nd/3rd line playing time. I think his shot is a bit harder to handle for the goalies this year.

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09-24-2009, 04:15 AM
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What does that say for the goalies out of Sweden... Would love for him to figure out that your aiming for the white neeting of the goal not the goalies glove or chest logo. Hes not a terrible player just needs to find that "touch". Some players are born with it others not so much.
If those goalies were that bad, Backstrom would have scored a bit more that 12 goals.

Thing is that he earned his hype in international competition like WC's when he scored 6 goals in 9 games in 2008 I believe. I don't know what happened to him in North America, numbers of shots I see look just weird.

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If those goalies were that bad, Backstrom would have scored a bit more that 12 goals.

Thing is that he earned his hype in international competition like WC's when he scored 6 goals in 9 games in 2008 I believe. I don't know what happened to him in North America, numbers of shots I see look just weird.
Sometimes it's just that on the smaller ice the scoring chances differ from those you get in Europe. Not only that, but the style of game they play in Sweden is very different from the North American style. His shot might not have been any more effective than it is now, maybe he just got scoring chances where his shot didn't need to be that great.

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IMO, Hornqvist has been much better this year than last. I actually see signs of the player he COULD be...I just think he needs to continue to work and improve. A weak wrist shot is something that can be pretty easily fixed.

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while it is alarming to hear that a player has a weak wristshot at this level and at this age, but there are more than one way to score goals.

It is just surprising to me since he is suppose to be a goalscorer...to have a weak shot and be inaccurate.

how about the 2 goals he scored two games ago? what kind of goals were they?

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while it is alarming to hear that a player has a weak wristshot at this level and at this age, but there are more than one way to score goals.

It is just surprising to me since he is suppose to be a goalscorer...to have a weak shot and be inaccurate.

how about the 2 goals he scored two games ago? what kind of goals were they?

Garbage, rebound goals if I remember correctly.

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while it is alarming to hear that a player has a weak wristshot at this level and at this age, but there are more than one way to score goals.

It is just surprising to me since he is suppose to be a goalscorer...to have a weak shot and be inaccurate.

how about the 2 goals he scored two games ago? what kind of goals were they?
The first was shoveling home a rebound, the second was a redirect of Weber's shot.

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Many of us were groaning this summer that we were going to need solid contributions from Hornqvist this year. But now were are praising his play. Sure he's not a big scorer but he's contributing and looks like he's going to regularly get points. His hustle is really helping his line out. Maybe he hadn't adapted fully to the North American ice last year, just getting tossed into the fire, but he's figuring it out now.

Glad we have Hornqvist, obviously.

Once Dumont returns I hope Hornqvist can join Legwand's line with Santorelli. And make our second/third line go consistently. Or Jones when Trotz wants two gritty players.

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