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01-05-2010, 11:15 AM
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Moller: Proving me wrong

Kid's amazing. I've been saying all along that he's too small, too weak on the puck. But in this latest call up he's proving that he can work around that. He's controlling the puck well, and he has absolutely NO FEAR. He goes in, gets hammered, then still makes a play. I guess I severely underestimated, even after all these years of watching hockey, how much having heart can do for you.

Keep it up Oscar!


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01-05-2010, 11:19 AM
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Sometimes I wish I could put Moller's brain into Purcell's body.

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Moller is all about speed and skill. Nice PP goal.

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If Camy did established himself in NHL, Oscar may also

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He just needs some bulk so he's not tossed around like a rag doll so much. If he can add a few pounds to his frame, his value will increase exponentially because he does so many other things well.

Not to mention, he's got a smile for miles.



How can anyone not like this guy's attitude and work ethic?

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01-05-2010, 12:48 PM
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It's incredible that even when he's being knocked around like a rag doll that he's able to stand his ground a lot of the time. I'll echo the obvious in that he does need to bulk up a bit, but I'm not sure how much bigger he can really get.

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If Moller were 6'2", he'd be an elite player in the league. That said, I love what he brings to the game. However, he will always be out-muscled on the fourth line.

Bob mentioned last night that he hasn't been the same since his shoulder injury at last year's WJC's but I haven't seen that.

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He looked great on the pp and kudos to TM for giving him some time there. He just needs to put on some weight and continue to progress and he'll be just fine.

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He seems to relish the contact, but he still looks really small out there, and it does affect his ability to keep up with the play along the boards. There are times when just staying on his skates is absorbing all his attention. Don't get me wrong, I think he's getting more effective as he gains experience, but he needs to be really smart about playing a physical game. Great to see his game coming along though.

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01-05-2010, 02:08 PM
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In the words of Pierre, "Oscar Moller a great young hockey player and an even greater human being from the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden"

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Don't forget that this kid is just shy of 21. Some people's bodies mature slower than others. Once he physically matures, his body will catch up to his abilities and he's going to be awesome. Hell, he's already fun to watch now!

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I really noticed Moller last night. I think he could become a true first line winger very soon. I definitely saw some comparisons to Alfredsson, they were small slivers, but they are certainly there. I hope we keep this kid and develop him further. Perhaps even a future replacement for Williams...

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I hope he can prove me wrong, like what I have seen the past few games.

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seeing oscar on the PP is awesome. He brings a lot of skill and creativity up front to a pretty boring/conventional unit. I guess with the injury to Williams and Purcell's Purcellness gives him this opportunity. I just love that he's very decisive when it comes to the PP. With Stoll out i was semi hoping that Oscar would get a chance to man the PP point as he did very effectively in Chilliwack, most of the highlight goals from oscar's junior days on youtube has him blasting from the point. Kid's got a cannon, trust me!

As for the rest of his game, it's nice that he can play with ivanans and still create chances, forecheck, and eat minutes on that right side of the ice. Sure he gets wrecked, but he always gets up and keeps going and plays a very smart game. Kudos to oscar i hope he stays up, he's certainly effective.

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Don't forget that this kid is just shy of 21. Some people's bodies mature slower than others. Once he physically matures, his body will catch up to his abilities and he's going to be awesome. Hell, he's already fun to watch now!
The only growth spurt I got after 21 was in my gut.

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He looked great on the pp and kudos to TM for giving him some time there. He just needs to put on some weight and continue to progress and he'll be just fine.
Yup Moller is made for the PP - Quick and not afraid to shoot. By the way nickname time "Rag Doll", "The Wiener", "Playmobile"

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If Camy did established himself in NHL, Oscar may also
The Squid has a top 5 NHL shot. They are both small. That's really the only similarity between their games.

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Something else, everyone has mentioned his willingness to take a hit, but Moller also finishes EVERY check. He never lightly bumps, or turns and just follows the puck, he checks as hard as his little body can and as often as possible.

Moller doesn't get a nickname because I just love yelling "OSCAAAAAR!!"

If I had to give him a hockey nickname though it would just be "Mo". Maybe "'ScarMo".

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ScarMoller Fair......

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Moller doesn't need a nickname. This kid is going to be a stud, and I really hope Lombardi doesn't trade him at the deadline for an "upgrade". The kid isn't even 21 and I think in a few years is going to be a legit 1st/2nd line scoring threat.

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It drove me nuts when people here and on the other site just wrote him off as being to small to be effective. I dont know if I saw him or my friend that is a chilliwack season ticket holder that constantley told me he was gonna be great for us, but I really never lost faith in this kids ability to play the game at this level. Good to see Oscar getting the attention he deserves.

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Something else, everyone has mentioned his willingness to take a hit, but Moller also finishes EVERY check. He never lightly bumps, or turns and just follows the puck, he checks as hard as his little body can and as often as possible.

Moller doesn't get a nickname because I just love yelling "OSCAAAAAR!!"

If I had to give him a hockey nickname though it would just be "Mo". Maybe "'ScarMo".
You could do better. Or can you?

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You could do better. Or can you?
Don't want to. No nickname for Moller, because he is and always will just be Oscar to me.

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Moller is the "Little Train."

That works nicely with "Night Train" (Simmonds)

Little Train
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Wadda u think?

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The Squid has a top 5 NHL shot. They are both small. That's really the only similarity between their games.
Moller may have the best shot out of the current group of forwards on this team.

Great shots and small. That is what they have in common. They play different games though for sure.

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