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  1. STC

    STC Registered User

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    Through 5 games I gotta say Bollig has been the biggest pleasant surprise on the entire team. Foley said he worked his butt off this summer and its shows. He's turned himself into a legit solid 4th liner. All of the sudden he can skate and has some hands as opposed to last year when those two aspects were completely missing from his game. He's cycling well, forchecking, getting pucks deep, has even scored a goal.

    Kudos to him for putting in the hard work and turning himself into a hockey player.
     
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    You'll probably get hammered for this post but I agree. He certainly looks like he belongs on the 4th line. I also like what I've seen out of Smith and hope those guys can provide some depth for us this year.
     
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    Bollig was key to setting up the 2nd goal, GWG. Won a board battle and great pass out to Seabrook. Maybe it was the 1st goal, I can't remember.
     
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    Bollig has outperformed expectations, probably the only player to do so at this point of the season.
     
  6. DisgruntledHawkFan

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    He's been an actual hockey player this season. Very happy with his contribution.
     
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    Nearly had another goal this game, but drew iron. He's been a pleasant surprise that's for sure. He knows he better keep it up with a couple of those Rockford guys waiting in the wings. But he's been very good so far.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing yesterday for the reasons others have mentioned. He's been a useful 4th line player. And I love the nickname B-52s.
     
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    Agree, he looks leaps and bounds better this year. deserves his roster spot.

    my only gripe, is that it seems like he knows he is better, and sometimes tries to do a little too much out there. don't think it has gotten him into trouble yet, but I think he would be better served playing a simple game rather than trying to force plays.
     
  10. Bubba88

    Bubba88 Toews = Savior

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    he's still the most replaceable guy but hell I'm starting to really like him. On that Smith goal, his work was not rewareded with a point
     
  11. Cullksinikers

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    He looks like a hockey player now. I can't argue that. However, he has taken too many penalties.
     
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    He saw Bickell go from a 4th line scrub to a top line wing getting paid and thought "wtf I can do that."

    Good for Bollig.
     
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    He's taken 2 penalties in 5 games just like 6 others on the team.
     
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    I understand the sentiment you're portraying but I highly doubt even Brandon Bollig himself thinks he has so much as even a fraction of Bickell's talent.

    I like Bollig, and like even more his improvement to this season, but more than a fourth-liner type he'll never be. Certainly not on this team. Bickell was a fourth-liner on this team simply because of the depth ahead of him and perhaps a lack of effort or will on his part early on. Everyone knew the talent and skill set were there. Bollig has no such skill set.
     
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    This is exactly my thought, he looks like he belongs instead of standing out for all the wrong reasons...
     
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    To think 12 days ago Bollig to many couldn't even skate, let alone enforce. His hard offseason work was self-evident through the preseason and the first regular season game. He appears to be improving with each game played.
     
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    He still can't enforce. He's a mediocre heavy.
     
  18. Doan Jidion*

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    Even though he tried really hard to better himself, he still has a lower ceiling than a number of prospects: Morin, Pirri, even Hayes. He's not a good fighter. I can't get excited about him being more than a 13th when we have guys who need the miles.
     
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    Hmm, seems to me he went after Ott the other night..and then you didn't see Ott taking cheap shots the rest of the night.
     

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