Injury Report: Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Part IX)

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  1. Merci Saku

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    100% agree

    If you think the contrary, them you just focused on points. Armia and Lehkonen 200 ft game help KK a lot and that really doesn’t appear on a scoresheet
     
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    Sure, but they also fumbled on many chances KK created for them.
     
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    KK showed tremendous potential for growth last year, but he also showed consistently that he was an 18-yr-old, first season player. I was very impressed with him, but also realistic of what he provided to the team last year. He will be better this year, but he is still likely a few years away from being a difference maker. Armia and Lehkonen are definitely not the problem.
     
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    I hope he’s putting on a few pounds this summer
     
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    KK gets into camp thirty pounds heavier, but is out of shape. Good news is he gets the next McDonald's commercial deal. :)
     
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    Once he gets man strength it's game over. He's 19 only, it's crazy. In 3 long years when he's still only 22 he's gonna be a very good player entering his prime if he avoids injuries. Enjoy the ride folks, his ups AND downs.
     
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    Don't think it's written in stone that he makes it outright,lots of competition coming.
     
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    Claude Julien accepts your challenge.
     
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    Kotka breaks 50 this year. 10/10
     
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    I hate when people compare Kotkaniemi to Pettersson. Pettersson is 2 years older than Kotkaniemi. Pettersson’s 18-year-old season was in 2016-17. Kotkaniemi was way ahead of him at the same age. There’s no way Pettersson puts up 34 points in 2016-17.
     
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes 300 games in the league for him to really be good at the centre ice position. It’s not easy to be good at that position, average yes but good to great not so easy.
     
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    KK needs to be put in the right situation for the sake of his development. Third line minutes, sheltered against the big lines, find his place in the PP organigram.

    He absolutely needs defensively responsible wingers to cover for his mistakes. Coachs need to accept those, they are good for him because that's the only way he will learn.

    This year i want Byron to play with him. He's too good and versatile to be on the 4th line. Goes to the corner, 20 goal scorer, always gives his 100%, playmaking ability... i think they will mash very well.

    I bet Byron-KK-Armia will be the third line on season opener
     
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    Byron with KK, for the limited sample last year, not unlike KK with Drouin, was underwhelming at best.

    I'd like to try KK between Tatar and Gallagher, at least in practice, to see where the kid is at to start this season.
     
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    He...he doesn't really make that many defensive mistakes though. He's good in his own end.
     
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    Kotkaniemi is already better defensively than Byron.

    Also Byron is a on-the-rush offensive player, Kotkaniemi likes to settle the play and cycle, they play nothing alike. Theres a reason why Byron doesn't have chemistry with anyone, hes a one-trick pony and I want him as far from the top 3 lines as as it can be, unless its to be with Danault.
     
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    I agree with this and at the same time he might also never be as good as Pettersson is now and they're completely different players.
     
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    I would like to see a Domi/Kotkaniemi/Drouin line this year.
     
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    Is KK training or is he still recovering from knee surgery? Dude needs to add strength in order to take the next step.
     
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    I hate when he’s compared to Pettersson too because Pettersson is miles more talented.
     
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    Kotkaniemi at 18 > Pettersson at 18
     
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    i hope they put domi on his wing
     
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    If you can’t see that Pettersson is just a next level talent, I don’t know what to tell you.
     
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    Lol... if there is one thing I have complete faith in is Habs coaching stuff screwing up with a youngster's development. It is as guaranteed as taxes. Clod will go out of his way to be creative and make KK the best person he can possibly be.
     
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    I would like to see Domi/KK/not Drouin. Anybody but Drouin. He will suck life out of that line.
     
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