Prospect Info: Olli Juolevi, Pt. III | Off to Juo-tica

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  1. Zombotron

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    Be interested to see how he does in Utica. I'm pretty confident he'll see some NHL games this year I just hope they're earned rather than simply handed to him for PR reasons.
     
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    Barring injuries, he'll be on the Canucks or traded by Christmas.
     
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    Not too worried for this kid. He will find his footing in Utica adjust to playing against top line fringe NHLers.

    I expect him to be on the bottom pairing come Christmas, wouldn't be surprised to see him with Tanev at the end of the season.
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    I agree with the notion that he isn't or never will be a #1 D he has the tools to be a reliable #2 behind Hughes, Tanev and Edler . He just lacks the high end skill to be considered top tier. He will be really good for us. Personally I project him as a Kevin Klein (with a better first pass) type player, quiet , defensively sound and does the little things right.

    Give him time fam, you will all hate him less when he figures it out, I promise. You will still hate the pick at 5 but you can't blame the player.
     
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    If this trend continues, yeah the pick will be hated - deservedly so.

    Real fault isn't in OJ, it's in our draft GOD of a GM.

    But hey, let's wait and see again!
    :facepalm:
     
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    Hopefully Trent Cull can get this kid to show some damn emotion.
     
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    You have to think his coaches at every level have been trying. Salo called him out about it. Hopefully Cull gets through.
     
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    He's gonna be a stud for us.
    Love how calm he is. Excessively cocky at this stage. but as he develops, he'll be Casual Kev on roids..
     
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    Do you think he'll be as good as Luca Sbisa some day?
     
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    Yeah guess theres still a lotta hope for a guy with that talent. Ups and downs and not producing like a normal top 5 pick but some guys are late bloomers i guess. Guess we can hope for that
     
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    If torts was still here he woulda ripped him apart for that play against Kopitar
     
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    Wait, so he’s going to be like Tanev but also like Bieksa?
     
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    And Salo
    and Edler
    And Hamhuis
     
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    And Ohlund...
     
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    and don't forget lidstrom
     
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    He was never a Canuck - get with the program.:naughty:
     
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    juolevis potential knows no bounds
     
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    A big improvement from last camp.
    Still has some things to work on but made huge strides under Salo. He needs to take a similar step this year in Utica.
     
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    As good or better than half the D on the final roster. But given recent surgery and contract status, it is what it is. Should be up full time by the trade deadline at the latest. All the lefties are in the final year of their deals. Hughes next year. Changes are a coming.
     
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    That says a lot about the quality of the blueline that Benning has assembled. No, this isn’t a shot at Juolevi (who I still have high hopes for) but that a rookie coming off an major injury is still better than some of the trash on D at this point.
     
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    I dont want to turn this into a Benning discussion but after Tryamkin left and he couldn't undue the Gudbranson failure (Demers sais NO) He kinda blew the potential to do anything other than wait for developing prospects. Good UFA's IMO were not coming here and trading for a legit top4 costs a fortune.

    People hate the Juolevi pick or just wanta troll it as a running diatribe against Benning but OJ looked good to me this camp. People are losing their minds over the Kopitar goal which was more (egregious for Gudbranson and way less painful than Eriksson just letting Rattie skate to the slot untouched to score) and some board battles but he already looked like one of the most competent defenseman going forward and i like to bet he's an upgrade on all of our PP quarterbacks currently wearing blue and green.

    I fully expected him to play gingerly this pre season after a major back surgery and i find it entertaining how many are microscoping his lack of physicality right now. He's gonna be a good player for us.
     
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    I honestly don't know how anyone could have watched Juolevi's two games this preseason and come to the conclusion that he "looked good". Hell, the fact that he was only played two games pretty sums up where management/coaching think he is.
     
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    His good plays were more numerous than his bad plays and those bad plays have to do with a lack of physicality which could be reasonably explained away by his back injury in the summer and it being a meaningless preseason game
     
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    He looked physically overwhelmed and slow at times. He also looked disinterested and unwilling to engage in the play at times.

    And this is reasonably explained because of his back injury? Did his back injury have a retroactive effect on training camp last year where he displayed the same issued? Are preseason games meaningless to players trying to make the NHL?

    Your post is so unbelievably illogical that I can only conclude that you are again posting intentionally stupid things in an attempt to troll this subforum.
     
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