Injury Report: Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Part IX)

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  1. Beaudet

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    Barkov is a Selke candidate who almost put up 100 points this year. He's arguably the best player in the entire league. Barkov 2.0 would be Gretzky. I'd be fine with Barkov 0.75.
     
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    Kotkaniemi while a Finn like Barkov doesn’t play like him. Just because someone is from the same country that has no baring on they’re still.

    Jeremy Lin plays like Yao Ming cuz they are both from Chinese ancestry s makes no sense.

    Kotkaniemi reminds me a lot of a young Bobby Smith.

    Poehling reminds me a lot of Ryan Oreilly.
     
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    He needs to gain 15lbs and work a bit more on his skating technique. He can take a week or two off then train 5 months. No tournaments or any other BS.
     
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    I wish he had been NCAA eligible. Fewer games, more practices and weight room time. One year at a good program would have served him well.
     
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    The gym needs to live with Kotkaniemi this summer
     
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    Listening to the advices of Rod and Chico is okay. But not just working on the chests and the arms. Legs are a part of it.
     
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    Nevermind that he played pro, he hasn't even finished high school. He had two years left at the time of the draft.
     
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    I’m sure some dumpy Div 1 school would have brought him in.
     
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    KK: These Habsoes Ain’t Loyal (The CB's/LW's/Tyga's Remix Song)

     
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    Said no one ever.

    Fewer games and playing lesser competition is HARDLY a "better route"

    You WANt players to get accustomed to a 82 game schedule...not a 40 game schedule...
     
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    this is surely a lie or CJ planted this story. There's no way he could've just been looking out for the kid.
    He was clearly sabotaging him.
     
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    No one has ever advocated for NCAA as development? Ever?

    Prove it.
     
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    Poehling reminds me of a young Kirk Muller, which is a very very good thing!
     
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    Lies all lies, fire everyone
     
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    Well, it’s official Kotkamete is no longer a thing.



    Even a minty bromance needs to end.
     
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    He needs to seriously learn how to hit the net, he misses a ton out there. Also people got to stop with the 'he's only 18 excuse' , he's in the NHL like it or not.
     
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    What were you expecting exactly?

    For them to dominate for 82 games?

    Development isn't just about successes...challenges and learning to overcoming them, is also a part of development.

    Kotkaniemi development was accelerated this year, he learned more then he could have ever learned at any lower level

    How anyone can be disappointed or question how he was handled for this year is bizarre to me.

    He knows EXACTLY what he needs to do this summer in order to be more consistent over 82 games next year.

    That. Is. Good.
     
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    Brady Tkachuk did the same thing
     
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    If there was a dislike button, I think you'd be the all time leader

    Dismissing the fact he is a raw 18 year old kid still learning and gaining experience , you know, because he's just an 18 yr old rookie, is the most asinine thing ive heard yet from you
     
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    Agreed honestly, i spent a lot of my time defending Tkachuk last year to the point it felt like i was almost convincing myself to want to draft him even tho I wanted kotkaniemi all the way.

    The hate was so bad, I was merely trying to explain "settling" for Tkachuk if all the players we wanted were gone was hardly the END OF THE WORLD as some were vehemently making it seem like it would be.
     
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    I'm not at all disappointed in him at all.
    I just have no problem with him developing in Laval, as I stated.
     
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    I experienced the same thing my friend. I still think we should have grabbed him.
     
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    There are so many good UFA's. But the cap is going up, so there may be a lot of competition.

    Personally I don't have my hopes up for a big name like Karlesson, Panarin, Duchene, or Anders Leee. But, I do hope for at least one solid top 9 winger
     
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    As in you would have preferred if he played in Laval this year?

    Or you want him to develop further next year in Laval?
     
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