Prospect Info: #13 Nico Hischier: "I love to hockey" Part II

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  1. MartyOwns

    MartyOwns i'll ask daneyko

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    i'm definitely using that expression from now on lol. could have a smell at the nhl, doo daaaaah doo daaaah
     
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    Interesting to see all these goals again. A few take aways...

    1. Nico isn’t afraid to go to the net and is really good at deflections.

    2. Nico loves the against the grain shot just above the pad and below the blocker.

    Love this kid.
     
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    If you can get that shot just right (you're second point) it's so hard to stop. He's done well getting that shot through so far
     
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  4. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Saw him out and about in Hoboken with his girlfriend. Wish I had my devils shirt on.
     
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    After watching that video two things really stand out to me.

    1.) His shot in transition is tremendous. It's very hard to shoot in stride, let alone to pick corners against the grain. If he has time and space he'll probably beat the goalie clean from the hashmarks. Great release. In 2-on-1 situations I'd like to see him shoot more often than not, let the other guy be the decoy because he can flat out beat goalies.

    2.) For a physically undersized guy he sure does score a lot of goals from within 5 feet of the net. I love that he is willing to pay the price and get some dirty goals. He has some very nice hand-eye coordination as well, he reminds me a bit of Gionta in that regard.
     
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    You say anything to pay your respects?
     
  7. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    I thought about it, but figured best to just not bug him. Easy to forget he is only 19.
     
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    Yeah, that's understandable. He might not get recognized too much yet though. It's always a grey area: will they enjoy the recognition and appreciation? Or do they just want to be left alone?
     
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    Devils Dominion Need a 1LD

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    A quick "Hey Nico, big Devils fan, keep up the good work/good luck" and then keep walking is fine and doesn't intrude into a player's day.
     
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  10. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    He was having a quiet night with the lady. It was cool to see him out and about though.
     
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    Nah, I'm sure he would have loved it, especially with the playoffs upon us.

    I mean I'm doubting the fan fare is making it hard for him to live his life.:laugh:
     
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    Nubmer6 We want... Information

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    Ya, it's been my experience that most Devils players appreciate the recognition. They probably don't get overwhelmed like players in hockey-mad cities like Toronto or Montreal (or even Edmonton as Hall's stated).
     
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    how did you guys think he looked.... after watching him for years, this was the first time I saw him look overwhelmed. cross check to back then looking like he was going to collapse in the bench
     
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    glenwo2 BRATT IS BETTER THAN STAFFORD!!!

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    "Nico Hischier will have his left wrist and hand immobilized for 2-4 weeks because of an injury the New Jersey Devils rookie forward played through all season." literally all season? :huh:
     
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    NJDevs26 Back in the playoffs! #BoyleStrong

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    Under normal circumstances I would say geez, why not just have the surgery early in the season if it was an issue all year? Of course as it worked out we miss the playoffs if Nico misses a month. If this year was Nico playing hurt I can't wait to see him playing healthy with a year under his belt.
     
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    I don’t think he ever needed surgery. He did need to keep his arm immobile for a month. Add on some time after he can use it to get practices in and you are looking at 6 week’s missed potentially.

    Doesn’t seem it was that big a deal overall. He still put up 50 points and 20 goals as a 19 year old rookie. Might have played a part in his being snake bitten by taking a little mustard off his shot.

    He certainly never shied away from contact.
     
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    He didn't want to be labeled injury prone like Nolan Patrick :sarcasm:
     
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    He will lose some valuable workout time this offseason. Hopefully the physical therapists can work some magic with him when the splint or cast comes off.
     
  21. OmNomNom

    OmNomNom Nico Nico Nii~~~

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    he COULD just buff his legs up and do cardio, so he could skate faster and... you know... stop breathing so hard between shifts :sarcasm:
     
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    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    It is only 2-4 weeks. Not too big a deal.
     
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    Yeah most guys stay off the ice for a few weeks anyway to rest and heal up. Also with the draft last year and flying around nonstop he didn't get to do much training probably.
     
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    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Some rest during that period is exactly what he needs.

    Shouldn’t worry too much about him bulking up. He still has some natural growing to do that should add some meat in his bones without too much effort. Doesn’t need to happen overnight.
     
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    Exactly. At 19 you can bulk up just by eating.
     
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