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11-05-2010, 05:54 PM
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I don't understand how he was good enough to play in the NCAA when there is no fighting allowed.
The NCAA was **** back then

It has really changed over last 6 years

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11-05-2010, 07:18 PM
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Our best four offensive talents with Hossa out are Kane, Sharp, Toews, and Morin.
I think that Morin should be allowed to play at least 1 NHL game before he is proclaimed a better offensive player than guys who have already scored 20 goals in the NHL.

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The NCAA was **** back then

It has really changed over last 6 years
Yup it really blew back then. C'mon get a clue.

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11-06-2010, 01:00 AM
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I haven't seen him play in the AHL but in camp, he was arguably the best Hawk offensively. Very good speed, good hands and scored goals. It bothered me then, that right from the get-go he seemed to be slated against Stahlberg for that final spot. He clearly outplayed Stahlberg (and many others actually) but Victor got better with each game.scrimmage and stuck around. Being 19 and inexperienced was the deciding factor in sending him down but he certainly looked good and we all knew he would get a shot before too long. I didn't expect it to be until at least 2011 however. I suppose the only real question mark is his ability to take the physical aspect of the NHL..
I'm not sure if it's been pointed out yet, but wasn't Morin's footspeed and sluggishness the big issues with his preseason play? I thought he looked great - visible and smart, contributing on some good chances and in the right places - but if I'm not mistaken a few people were knocking the aforementioned aspects of his game.

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I'm not sure if it's been pointed out yet, but wasn't Morin's footspeed and sluggishness the big issues with his preseason play? I thought he looked great - visible and smart, contributing on some good chances and in the right places - but if I'm not mistaken a few people were knocking the aforementioned aspects of his game.
All the scouting reports said his skating was major concern but I didn't see any of it. If I recall correctly that is partly why he slipped into 2nd round of draft

He was not the greatest skater but I dont see any major concerns with skating.

Either the scouting reports were wrong or he made major strides in improving his skating between 2009 draft and this year

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11-06-2010, 09:46 AM
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All the scouting reports said his skating was major concern but I didn't see any of it. If I recall correctly that is partly why he slipped into 2nd round of draft

He was not the greatest skater but I dont see any major concerns with skating.

Either the scouting reports were wrong or he made major strides in improving his skating between 2009 draft and this year
I remember hearing something about him training with an Olympic speed skater to improve there.

I don't remember where I heard this though. Maybe on the Prospects board?

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11-06-2010, 10:40 AM
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I was not aware of that scouting report and thought in pre-season he looked fast with the puck. Maybe someone here who takes in the Ice Dogs action can fill us in.

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I'm not sure if it's been pointed out yet, but wasn't Morin's footspeed and sluggishness the big issues with his preseason play? I thought he looked great - visible and smart, contributing on some good chances and in the right places - but if I'm not mistaken a few people were knocking the aforementioned aspects of his game.
I was one of those people. His foot speed and conditioning can be worked on, but at this point we need to see what the kid can do in a real NHL game.

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11-06-2010, 12:03 PM
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I think Toews and Kane can teach him a thing or two since they were up in major league at an early age too. I'm sure that will help him along if he sticks with the team.

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I was one of those people. His foot speed and conditioning can be worked on, but at this point we need to see what the kid can do in a real NHL game.
Conditioning, of course. But it seems skating speed is something you get pretty locked into at a fairly young age. If it was something you could readily improve to any significant degree, everyone playing hockey would.

Some minor improvement is always possible but there's always going to be the Allisons of the hockey world. Not that I think Morin is anywhere near that slow.

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Conditioning, of course. But it seems skating speed is something you get pretty locked into at a fairly young age. If it was something you could readily improve to any significant degree, everyone playing hockey would.

Some minor improvement is always possible but there's always going to be the Allisons of the hockey world. Not that I think Morin is anywhere near that slow.
It can be worked on to some extent. Look at the improvement in Brouwers skating from the time he was on the Hogs to present day. You're not going to turn John Scott into Federov, but players can make noticable improvements in speed and agility due to training.

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Conditioning, of course. But it seems skating speed is something you get pretty locked into at a fairly young age. If it was something you could readily improve to any significant degree, everyone playing hockey would.

Some minor improvement is always possible but there's always going to be the Allisons of the hockey world. Not that I think Morin is anywhere near that slow.
NHL Network had a segment on women who helps Rangers with skating

She actually improved Brian Boyles skating alot using video of him and pointing out his poor body motion and positioning

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It can be worked on to some extent. Look at the improvement in Brouwers skating from the time he was on the Hogs to present day. You're not going to turn John Scott into Federov, but players can make noticable improvements in speed and agility due to training.
Scott's D is already up to par with Feds
And his offensive awareness also

Of course it is Fedor I am talking about

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11-06-2010, 02:27 PM
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11-06-2010, 09:32 PM
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Jeremy did well, I felt. He had two excellent shots on goal that easily could have scored and had a very nice defensive play in a blocked shot, though he did roll causing the puck to hit a soft spot. That's what 19 year olds tend to do, but that commitment to pay the price will keep him here, unless salary cap BS gets in the way. He showed a nice release in the two good opportunities he had, the release of a sniper that the Hawk team badly needs.


One thing for sure. He will be sore tonight. I was quite surprised that he came back in the game and I hope he can go again tomorrow and Hossa is due back as well.

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Morin won over some people I am sure with that block ,,, But in future he needs to avoid that

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Morin won over some people I am sure with that block ,,, But in future he needs to avoid that
Blocking shots is an art and that is one of the issues in bringing in a 19 year old who will do anything to make the jump. One day Morin may be in a position to not take such a risk to himself but that intensity is contagious and something needed at this point.

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Kid looked sniperish tonight for sure.

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Is he ok? He looked dangerous every time he touched the puck.

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I was kind of hoping he'd get the nod for the 4th shot in the shootout but instead we got Brouwer.

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I was kind of hoping he'd get the nod for the 4th shot in the shootout but instead we got Brouwer.
Me too, and after that Brouwer effort, next time for sure... well maybe 5th behind Hossa.

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Team will check Morin tomorrow. Bet it's a "go get my mom" bruise but it will show a lot if he plays against EDM.

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I wasn't sure for a while there whether or not he was even going to live through his first game.

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And this is why good hockey people don't rush 19 year olds into the NHL.... and the reason why Makarov, Beach and others are in the AHL. Morin may go back as well but no one can question his desire.

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According to TSN's transactions page, Morin has been sent back to Rockford.

Shuttle?

Now's the time that the Hawks actually have a lot of practice time on their hands with just a Wednesday home game before the weekend.

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