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10-06-2011, 01:18 PM
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Rolston - how do you think he will do this year?

For one thing, it will be sweet to watch him unloading that cannon from the point on the powerplay.

I am wondering how the change from going from the restrictive system in NJ to the Isle's more open system will affect his offensive production. It looks like he can still skate pretty well. He'll probably be paired with younger guys like Bailey and Comeau, who can provide the energy for his line. He's got a big body (6'2", 215 lbs), and can score from the crease if needed. I could see them playing him at center at times if they need a big guy going to the net (does anyone know how he does on faceoffs?).

Personally, I don't expect a lot of him from the start of the season, as he is coming off this groin injury, and he also said that he needs to adapt to the Isles system.

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I think he will be a soils player for us...10-15 goals, some help on the PP point, and provide some solid veteran leadership for the kiddies. Bottom line?...I think he's worth more than Hunter so the deal was a good one for Botha teams. They get some much needed cap relief and we get a better, more useful player.

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I think most of his production will come from the PP.

I think he starts with Bailey and Comeau (will probably help that line considering both are hesitant to shoot), but then where does Nino fit?

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I think most of his production will come from the PP.

I think he starts with Bailey and Comeau (will probably help that line considering both are hesitant to shoot), but then where does Nino fit?
I say Rolston starts 4th line but the second there is 1 injury in the first line he fills in there(he can play all 3 positions)

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For one thing, it will be sweet to watch him unloading that cannon from the point on the powerplay.

I am wondering how the change from going from the restrictive system in NJ to the Isle's more open system will affect his offensive production. It looks like he can still skate pretty well. He'll probably be paired with younger guys like Bailey and Comeau, who can provide the energy for his line. He's got a big body (6'2", 215 lbs), and can score from the crease if needed. I could see them playing him at center at times if they need a big guy going to the net (does anyone know how he does on faceoffs?).

Personally, I don't expect a lot of him from the start of the season, as he is coming off this groin injury, and he also said that he needs to adapt to the Isles system.

too much is said about the "restrictive system" and "open system" - look at Gaborik's production in the restrictive Minnesota system vs the NYR? Talent is talent and a coach that emphasizes defensive responsibility FIRST doesn't mean the player can't score.

I seem to recall our very own NYI had some players like Bossy, Trottier, Potvin who managed to score very well despite the fact that Al Arbour wouldn't allow them to leave the zone before the puck.

On Rolston. He's not an offensive player anymore. He had a good run at the end of last year after he was horrible the first half. He'll likely play a defensive role, primarily, with two players that will be expected to produce on BOTH ends of the rink. Rolston's not fantasy-worthy IMO but hopefully he can stay healthy and have a strong season with Bailey & Comeau.

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He can prob net 15+ goals 30-40 points. He'll be playing with a fairly offensive third line and PP point duty.

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15 goals and 35 points (give or take a little)

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I agree with the mentioned 15 goals and 35 points. I can't wait to see him on the PP specifically though.

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PP point, PK and puckpossession player.

A 'P' guy, so to speak...

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15-20-35 while bringing a solid defensive game.

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