Bolland

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  1. bullsville

    bullsville Registered User

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    Hi guys this is my first post in this forums.
    Well this is the question,what are your thoughts about Dave?He is ready for NHL?And the last question what type of player he will be?Maybe Miro Satan?
     
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    Not NHL ready, no.
    He needs at least one year in the AHL first.
     
  3. Blind Gardien

    Blind Gardien nexus of the crisis

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    Bolland is one guy I have a hard time projecting as a pro. I'm really not sure how he'll go. I was never convinced that he has true offensive skills and instincts, but nothing he ever does and nothing in his statistics could support that impression. He plays hard all over the ice, goes to open ice, has a great shot, etc, etc. I don't suppose there's anything really in his play that would say he shouldn't carry his offense over as a pro. But I have some nagging uncertainty I can't quite put my finger on. :dunno:

    Anyway, there's nothing much Satan-like about him, IMO. Kyle Calder might come closer in Hawks-talk if I was trying to throw out a name off the top of my head.
     
  4. Dr.Sens(e)

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    I agree he will likely need at least a year in the AHL. One major issue for him will be putting on a bit more weight. He continued to lose weight through out the year in London from what I understand. It becomes less of a problem for guys once they get to 20 years of age, so Bolland should be able to add some beef in the coming years. But he'll need a few more pounds when throwing his weight around at the pro level - especially in the NHL.

    I think he'll be a real good pro in a few years though. Like a Chris Drury type of 2nd line guy, who plays a solid two way game with a good overall offensive and defensive game. Mike Richards might also be a decent comparison, although not quite as feisty.
     
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    I was just gonna compare him to Calder too.

    I think he'll crack the NHL in a couple of years. Won't be an offensive force but a solid workmanlike player who can chip in goals.
     
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    Thanks guys for the info :bow:
     
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    His game is nhl ready, his body is not... he has an insane metabolism, the hawks appointed him a nutritionalist to watch what he eats and it didnt help at all... People always talk about his points but he wasnt drafted to be a sniper... going into the draft his tab was... David Bolland will be one of the best 3rd liners in the NHL... HE is waaaaay better defensively then he is offensively and he put up 24 points (15 goals) in the playoffs and 57 goals and 73 assists for 130 points in the regular season... He will be in my mind a Mike Fisher type without the speed... His defence really sets up alot of his offence... if he can add muscle and weight he'll be in the nhl next year... if not he'll be a stud in the ahl...
     
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    Some who were very enthusiastic about Bolland dubbed him as a first line center. Obviously they might have been a bit off, I say he COULD end up as a pretty good second liner, though I think Daniel Ryder will be a better player than him.
     
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    He will be a pro eventually, but I can also picture the Norfolk Admirals getting a long opportunity to teach him and load him up with fried chicken and hamburgers...
     
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    comparable to Jarret Stoll?
     
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    I think Drury is a very good comparison. A guy who sort of goes under the radar and he score big goals in big games. He does need to beef up a bit to stand the rigors of an 82 game schedule at the bro level but he'll be a 30 goal scorer in his career while being responsible defensively IMO
     
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    He is not way better defensively than offensively--that is the problem! Do not let the fact London used him on their PK fool you--he put much less energy into his defensive efforts that he did once into the opposing zone--he has great hockey sense,will scrap,a great shot,good passing skills--BUT he lacks that extra gear in speed and I think the use on the PK sapped his energy because he did not put as much effort into his defensive checking as he did to keeping pucks in,work along the boards and attacking in the offensive zone...sad to say,he scored most of his points on the PP--and unless he puts way better effort into his 5x5 defensive play,I cannot see how he can be "NHL READY" just as a PP specialist...

    If there is any consolation --Rob Schremp is even worse defensively--so if he is NHL ready then I guess Bolland can survive in The Show too... For much of the year Bolland was actually negative in the +/- till he managed to finish at the end in the black...he was pretty awful against Peterboro in the OHL finals both offensively and defensively;he looked tired and worn down in that series--perhaps this had to do with his weight loss problems,or maybe he was injured a bit...
    My own opinion is tht he will need a year in the AHL --he must play better defensively.
     
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    Hmmm... i've watched him play since he entered the Knights... Bolland was hurt for the finals... he is definitly better defensively then offensively... he was voted the best pk'er in the league by opposing teams gms and coaches... you saying he scraps in your post nulls that you know anything about Bolland... I think in all the years he's been here in london he's fought once or twice and none were drop the gloves and lets go style...
     
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    What are you talking about? Bolland was our best scrapper this year - practically Brandon Prust '06 :sarcasm:
     
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    way off topic, but I truly hope you're mock draft signature comes true
     
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    Me too. If I got props for "big Little", imagine what I'd get for nailing the whole top-16! :sarcasm: :propeller
     

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