Nutivaara, Markus.

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  1. Filthy Dangles

    Filthy Dangles Registered User

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    This guy really impresses me everytime I watch him play. He's got 31 points in his last 76 games, 29 at Even Strength. He passes the eye test big time as a Two-way defenseman. The advanced stats love him as well.

    I remember watching guys like Slavin and Eklholm they were household names. I see the same thing in him and think this dude could be just as good as those 2. You should give him a watch if you haven't. He flies under the radar big time playing in CBJ and behind Jones and Werenski on the depth chart.
     
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    Show him more love by putting his name in your handle, behind Tom Wilson of course.
     
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    Viqsi thirtysomething grumpy grandma

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    He's certainly been showing a defensively-oriented side to his game that wasn't quite there before, without losing the rest. It's pretty awesome when a player that already looks good suddenly develops an additional superpower.
     
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    Critical91 Matthews, roll a Constitution saving throw.

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    His advanced stats were quite pretty last time I looked. One of those guys who sneaks in under the radar.
     
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    One of the most underated d in the league.
     
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    Very underrated, Murray's looking good this season too. Gotta wonder how CBJ isn't doing better when they have such a stacked d-core.
     
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    I think Werenski/Jones get the bulk of attention in Columbus but besides that Nuti isn't a guy who is going to stand out with any particular thing. He doesn't have a booming slapshot, isn't extremely physical, doesn't skate like the wind or display an excellent vision but when you watch him play you realize he's pretty good at everything.

    I guess if you can call any dman swiss army knife type of player he's just that.
     
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    DominicBoltsFan Advanced stats are good!

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    I’ve been on his hype train for a while now
     
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    As have I! Very underrated. I’ve aksed CBJ fans about him on a few occasions
     
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    He and Murray wont wow you but they are both extremely consistant and underrated. They got broken up last game and I think both pairs benefited that they were added to
     
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    It seems there are also so many great young defencemen from Finland like this guy called Nutivaara, Ristolainen, Jokiharju, Valimaki, Maatta, Vatanen, Lindell and HEISKANEN!
     
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    Scholarships manhi manhi manhi

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    I thought it is no nut november though
     
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    It’s a great question since the goalies aren’t letting in a ton of softies either despite both having horrendous GAA’s and SV%’s.

    I blame Torts’s system of “Safe is Death.” It really emphasizes the defensemen taking risks. Nutivaara and Murray have been great and both Jones and Werenski are on track for 45+ points, but there have been lots of defensive breakdowns and odd man rushes the other way.

    Also offensive output and effort by the forwards has been feast or famine.
     
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    Recorded the shift-by-shift of his vs DAL from the 1st period the other night. Looks real good.

     

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