Noah Welch´s NHL debut

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  1. Veela

    Veela Registered User

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    Big boy in 3 games:

    1 goal
    3 assist
    1 own goal
    plus/minus +2
    0 penalty minutes
    11 hits
    9 blocked shots
    15:59 ice time

    I heard many anti-Welch comments. Never better than 5th defenseman, people said. But I also read an interview with him before the season and was surprised how matured mentally this guy is.

    Welch is not A+ talent but a very steady player with brain on the right place, I believe.

    Your guess?
     
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    Upside: Solid second pairing D-man, maybe first-pairing in a pinch.
     
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    But he's a slow defender who thinks he's fast! He'll never make it to the NHL.
     
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    I like how he played in the 3 games. Not afraid to play his game even though he was moving up a level however a lot of it was probably adrenaline. He was great in the first game, played well again in the second, and was okay in the third. I think he'll be a solid player but that's all I'm gonna say because Pens fans know not to speak too soon (Christensen, Surovy, etc. all saw to that).
     
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    the kid already played, meaning hes already made it to the nhl, question is how long he stays which would have made more sense for you to say
     
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    He was making a mock post of another HFBoards poster.
     
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    What are you talking about? Welch scored against Fleury, and Fleury is making millions(superman)!!111!11!
     
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    But what about his cinfidince?
     
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    He was a -6 in the AHL all star game and he's a slow skater that thinks he's fast. He'll never be more than a 6-7 D man. :biglaugh:

    Can you guess who said this?
     
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    I don't know about that, but he has been checking out the girl in the third row a lot lately. Not to mention the giggles.
     
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    He scored a great goal againt MA Fleury with a nice pass of Kovalev.
     
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    I just hope he adjusts himself. A lot of bad skaters made their way to NHL. And he is not that terrible as many suggests.
    Love to see him more, being on the best AHL team this season is not adequate for evaluation.
     
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    I actually think Welch's skating is well above average. He's no Paul Coffey, but he's more than mobile enough to play a great positional game and jump in on the rush.
     
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    I've always said that Welch will be the number one for the Pens and not Whitney. The kids good. He can pretty much play any way the game turns; from high-tempo to grind it out. He extremely smart, above average skater, his shot could use some work, but it's hard. He reminds me of a more physical Dan Boyle.
     
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