Player Discussion Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Part VIII) - Pretty Mintniemi Edition

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  1. cphabs The 2 stooges

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    How can we compare Coconut to Danault? Coconut is an 18 year old 3rd overall pick being developed as a 3rd line center... My bad! 4th line winger now. In any case, there is no comparison IMO
     
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    If we cant compare KK and brady tkachuk this year, cause brady is older. I will do it next year. I hope for KK that he will progress. Because im watching brady plays and a game physical or not. He has not matter to play with poise
     
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    186? :snide:
     
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    Brady is a force and will be a force.
     
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    People need to be patient with Koktaniemi. Give him some time to fill out a little bit. Tkachuk had a nice first season but I'm confident KK will be the better player in the long run.
     
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    Julien shouldn't be allowed within 100 yards of teenagers
     
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    Playing a few games on the wing down the lineup after a very impressive season played entirely at his natural position isn't going to ruin him. His play did fall off, but that's absolutely normal for a literal child playing the most strenuous schedule he's ever had at the highest level in the world. No one is going to remember the few games he played on the wing. It isn't like Galchenyuk where the problem was systemic and he was actively prevented from being a center.
     
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    Agree on KK but no way was Galchenyuk actively prevented from being a center. He just didn’t not have the hockey iq to become a good c.
     
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    The issue with KK is that he seem to have lose some confidence he doesn’t have the same poise with the puck that he had earlier seem to think and panic or freeze
     
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    Lack of experience. Lack of stamina after such a long season for a 18 yo boy. He will come back strong.
     
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    You can write 1000 more posts stating that and a majority of poster here would not believe you.

    Eller is a 2nd line centre. Galchy is a 1st line centerman. Subban is among the three best NHL d-men.
     
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    Have you ever seen a potato plant flower at the end of the growing season? Potatoes do make flowers and they are actually quite beautiful.
     
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    Yeah, and what could've done that, gee, I wonder!

    May have something to do with being benched every 3rd period and now being on the 4th line, but what do I know, I ain't no Julien! The great talent developer.
     
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    Alright, point granted. Let's call Danault a beet instead.
     
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    So in hindsight, Brady Tkachuk or Jesperi Kotkaniemi?

    Just asking. Relax. I prefer having Jesperi because of his potential. But Brady put up a great rookie season.
     
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    Some might be saying the same thing about Kk after a few years.
     
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    KK has shown more brain and skills as a centerman this year than all the times Galchy was tried at center in Montreal and Arizona.
     
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    BT was always the more NHL ready player. He definitely impressed, but I’m of the same mind as you.
     
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    Tkachuk seems to have the same type of swagger that his brother has, watching the Ranger fans boo him the other night was funny, he loved it. Tkachuk senior trained his boys very well, they both look like veterans out there. We needed a center and Kk if given the chance (and being given the chance means being allowed to develop and not being constantly yanked around) will become a good player for us for many years. I don't know if he is going to be a dominant offensive force but certainly will become a solid two-way center that every top 6 needs, even if that is a number two center.
     
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    It's his first year on the team and many great things were said about Galchenyuk as well. Lets see what next year brings.
     
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    You think they draft KK if they know what Domi did at center ?
     
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    For sure, if we had Tkachuk this year alongside Domi, it would have been more efficient I think. KK is special but not when he's playing on the wing. Not when CJ is not letting him play.
     
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  23. Roadhouse Bring me back to 2006...

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    *if they know what Domi and Poehling can do at centre. Needed too many centres last Summer. Still can't answer that question, I think...

    I'll say 'yes' for now.
     
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    Brady Tkachuk hasnt taken a shift outside of the first line for every games he played.
     
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    Crazy. Im watching Ottawa vs Buffalo right now.

    Tkachuk, Verronneau, Chabot, Wolanin, White and balcers are all playing big minutes for the Sens.

    Oloffsson, Dahlin are all player big minutes for the Sabres. Honestly I cant wait for these two teams to leapfrog us in talent like so many have done before. Then well wonder what happened again with all our prospect depth, some will blame Timmins, others may blame the players. I personally know who the culprits are.
     
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