Player Discussion Kaapo Kakko: Part IV

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    Yeah....let' shave Barry Trotz develop them. THEN there would be progress.
     
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    #justroofitkaapo
     
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    Kakko in Greek means Bad.
    He's Finnish.

    Bad Finish... It was foretold.
     
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    Kaapo Kakko will not be one of our best players.

    Again, if it comes down to he or Kravtsov in an Eichel deal, I’m keep Kravtsov.
     
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    Look who's back when he struggles!
     
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    “...when he’s struggles!” Been here all year...because he’s struggled...all...year.
     
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    That said, he's extremely frustrating right now. I don't know if it's panic or the game is too fast for him offensively but he's playing great other than that, but that's one of those "other than that Mrs. Lincoln..." deals.
     
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    It's honestly ridiculous how underwhelming he has been offensively this season. I know he was complete ass in his rookie year (and that he has taken major steps forward when it comes to possession and the defensive side of the game), but at least he had moments where he showed off his hands and shot in his rookie year. The offense is just non-existent now...
     
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    This is gonna be a fun thread to bump in a year or two.
     
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    I do think it’s just a matter of time.

    I get the stress, but Buchnevich and Zibanejad have blown just as many grade a chances this season.

    gonna be a slow burn with the young wingers because of the veteran depth at that position. Kravtsov is playing well without many point for the exact same reason
     
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    Not impressed lately
     
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    Has another ruination been placed on pause?
     
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    The biggest criticism came from Kakko himself last year. Looks like he is allowed to play his own game now.
     
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    You are really going to tell us that Kakko is just being allowed to do what he wants? Really, Steven? Come on. You know better.
     
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    I am referring to the interview Kakko gave last year May where he openly complained about Quinn not allowing him to play his own style, and always forcing him to dump the puck and how he was benched every time he he lost the puck.
     
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    Man, I am sorry but who friggin' cares? What freaking difference does it make what a teenager says?

    Kakko's game was not made for the NHL. He came an and what made him successful in Liga would have made him an unmitigated disaster in the NHL. Quinn changed his game. That is what his job is. And Kakko is much better off for it. He is not suddenly playing a game that he has been more comfortable in the past. He has gotten more comfortable with playing a style that suits playing in the best league in the world.
     
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    I think a player's opinion is quite important
     
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    I hate to say this, but a teenagers who has not played in the NHL view of things matters not at all. Kakko's game would have led him to be a superstar.....in Liga. In the NHL, he would have been an also ran. With the coaching staves help, he took his game and then changed it to what works in the NHL. It looks like it is working out for the best.
     
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    Great to see Kakko pot one. 2 pt streak. Hope he keeps it going!
     
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    potted two. Don't worry about Kakko. Worry about pants.
     
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    Probably one of his best games of the season and I’ve been critical of him. But starting to feel he is about to turn the corner.
     
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    Lot of assumptions in here. Quinn is molding him into the player Quinn wants him to be; that’s not to say another approach wouldn’t have been better or quicker.
     
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    10 points in his last 15.

    The corner has been turned, the points are just starting to accumulate for him now. Mark Stone transformation is in Phase 2 right now.
     
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    So he's off the Accutane?
     
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    Points are starting to accumulate. While it’s way too late, I’m glad Quinn is starting to shuffle the lines more now. The kids are all looking better. Kakko continues to be really good defensively, but now he’s starting to get on the score sheet. He’s absolutely disgusting on the boards and his stickhandling is so smooth. He needs to work on his shot and skating. Now he’s getting his points by going into the dirty areas and he’s getting legitimate results. I still want to see more. I hope the offseason improves his offensive game the way it has for his defensive game.
     
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