David Broll

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  1. yakfish

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    How about David Broll. I have to admit that before tonights game I wasn't even aware of him. But I am liking what I have seen so far. He seems to be strong, gritty and skilled. He has made several good plays. I know this is a small sample but he looks good.
     
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    Chris Neil v2.0

    pls pls pls !!!
     
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    Broll just showed us how much we are missing Clarkson
     
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    Yep. 5 more games and we'll see him. We all of a sudden need more defensemen. I hope Franson will be ok. Just good to see another gritty forward.
     
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    I missed the first period but from what I saw of the rest of the game, Broll looked like he belonged. Even Leivo looked pretty good. Those guys and Ashton and Devane know they are playing for limited spots when the big names come back, so they are really bringing it, it seems.
     
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    Was making smart, simple, safe plays all night. Good showing for his first game.
     
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    He's going to be a staple in the bottom six imo. Has all the makings of a great 4th liner and potential third liner if he can improve offensively.
     
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    I'm liking that some of these tough enforcers can make a play... much more useful then dumb ass orr (although I respect Orr as a person for his effort) but he just sucks
     
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    Has broll overtaken biggs as a prospect?
     
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    Shanty July hockey is where bridges are burned

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    Absolutely not.
     
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    Yep. I think there are 4 draftees (maybe more) from the 2011 draft who are ahead of Biggs on the prospect list at the moment: Broll, Leivo, Percy, Nilsson, maybe Cameranesi. Biggs isn't necessarily a washout, it just appears that the Leafs had a great 2011 draft. Fans get too caught up on draft position.
     
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    Care to explain. And please don't say it's because he doesn't score enough goals.
     
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    Orr has been great in his role this year. Anyone calling him out doesn't know what his role is.
     
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    Exactly. Orr is actually really good at wiping people out along the boards and is more than reliable on the PK.
     
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    He's quite impressive. He's a work in progress, he obviously knows how to fight but in the upcoming NHL, fighting is not the only thing...there are aspects you must be good at.

    Broll is definitely an intriguing prospect with the fact he's extremely articulate as well even though he's a goon style player or whatever. Want to see skills develop offensively as well defensively.
     
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    I don't think we've seen Orr on the PK. However yes, his footspeed and impact hits along the boards makes him better than your average enforcer.

    I like Broll but there's still alot he has to learn. Still not sure why he was given an ELC so early, but we'll see how he does with a full year with the marlies.
     
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    Broll reminds me alot of Kyle Clifford.

    Which is hilarious because he's a guy that 2/3 of this board were drooling over at one point.

    He's a tank, and he skates well in a straight line, can throw em, and he's got a pretty good set of hands. He made some great touch passes today, and can handle the puck along the boards.

    I don't think he'll ever be more than a 3rd liner, but hell thats fine with me.
     
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    Orr has played 0:00 on the PK this season so how is he more than reliable on the PK?
     
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    I think the ELC has more to do with money issues or special circumstances for Broll, IIRC that's what I remember hearing but don't know too much otherwise, so take it with a grain of salt.
     
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    Hmmm. I was pretty sure that Carlyle used him on the PK in the pre-season. Maybe I was wrong?...
     
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    He could be that useful 4th liner, who can play/score
     
  22. mikebel111*

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    Didnt watch the game. However looks like broll and leivo had solid debuts.
    I am liking this a lot. Kids like ashton and devane and these 2 seem to really want it. This is what we need from our prospects
     
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    u cant beat the brolldozer man
     
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    Kids like older than you?
     
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    Sorry, but if you actually watch the game you'll see the countless times per game Orr either a) misses someone and hits himself into the boards or b) makes the hit and falls over without much impact anyway.

    Personally I love Orr; I'm a huge fan of what he does. But you can't deny that he sucks at hockey and is nowhere near a good enough skater.
     
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