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  1. Cenzo_

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    Just curious to know how Radulov has been playing? On paper it looked like he would be getting tones of points on that 1st line but it has not happened yet.

    Are you guys happy about him or a bit disappointed? We sure miss him in montreal...
     
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    Looks great, seems like he is a bit pass happy, perhaps too deferential to Benn and Seguin. Hopefully, as the season goes on (and in the not too distance future) he will start looking to shoot more.

    But, overall, no disappointment at all. I figured he would be a set up type winger from his stat line last year in MTL. You guys got Hemsky back, who is a similar forward, not as gritty, and now injured if I read the web right. But, Rad is much better in nearly every area.
     
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    Hemsky is really nowhere near Radulov. He is actually a disappointment and given that there was little expectations, he really had to play bad to be a disappointment. Radulov's energy is contagious. For me loosing him was the last straw with our GM. He deserves to be canned
     
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    He's done a great job imo. He's great along the boards. Plays hard. Does get pass happy, but the line is starting to look better every game now. The points will come for Rads
     
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    Unimpressed so far. He hasn't been bad, but he's not living up to my expectations. I do think he will get better as the season goes on though.
     
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    His compete level is off the charts, and it lasts 82 games
     
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    Disagree.

    He had been rather unfortunate in terms of stats, but I think he might be the Stars’ best forward so far. He creates a lot out of nothing and works his ass off. Points will come.
     
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    More points will come as he builds chemistry with Benn and Seguin. They’ve never played with a winger of his skill level who tries some very creative passes in small spaces. Look at Benn’s goal the other night when he crossed behind Radulov and took a great shot from Radulov’s pass. I don’t think that works as well game one, but now they are keeping an eye out for those kinds of passes or Radulov’s passes when he’s battling along the wall.
     
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    100% disagree. Rads has been incredible. He gives 110% every shift even if he has been out for a whole minute. Dude never gives up and while he seems to be allergic to shooting at times he should find his groove pretty soon. So far he looks like the kind of guy that can make any line better and I am loving the signing. With all that said I dont think he needs to be on the Benn-Seguin line and I kind of want Hitch to try him out on Spezza's wing for a little bit
     
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    He is the living prove that you don`t need to be a scoring player to be important for a team. His work ethic is superb,....
     
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    His effort is the only thing he's brought. No great passes, no finish, defers to Benn and Seguin way too much instead of shooting the puck. Don't get me wrong, he's not playing bad, he's just not playing as good as I think he can.
     
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    I have seen Radulov make some really nice passes. Not sure what you consider great passes
     
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    We're into this guy for a hefty chunk of change for the next 5 yrs, it would be great to see more production. The comments about his effort are great, but you'd think he's gonna burn out before long if he doesn't get rewarded soon.
     
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    I have watched 3 of the Stars games and in each one Radulov could have had a couple of points easily if not for a deflection just going wide or for a great play and pass end up in a failed conversion by his teammate, he could easily be at PPG right now. Noteworthy that last game he got taken off the Benn line for the 2nd half of the game. Not sure if this will continue next game. We'll find out soon.
     
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    I guess I just have higher standards.
     
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    It does not actually
    Last season, he would go 10 games dominating and producing a ton of points, then he would go 10 games invisible and not producing, then another 10 games producing a lot, then another 10 games invisible, etc.
     
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    Aww, Sorry to hear that your fantasy team isn't doing so well

    Radulov has been really, really good IMO. Just a pleasure to watch.
     
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    Can't help but think of what my first boss told me when I said I was trying hard....Son, we don't pay for effort, we pay for results.
     
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    Huh, didn't know I had a fantasy team. Good to know.

    Also good to know that I can't criticize Radulov without a snide comment.

    Anything else I should be aware of?


    His pass on Benn's goal tonight was good. And as for his goal, I didn't think he could shoot that well. It's good to see.
     
  20. Kalamazoo Wings

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    Good to see him rewarded with a few points tonight. He looks full value. Now just to start a thread about Spezza where we can all pile on to see if we can get him going.
     
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    How big expectations people had or where is this Radulov bashing coming from?

    Last year 0.71p/gp
    This year 0.70p/gp

    4th best scorer in the team

    As comparison Spezza 4pts - 7.5mil and Hanzal 1pts - 4.75mil

    Radulov with 7pts and 6.25mil caphit is doing well. Stop whining.
     
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    Kalamazoo Wings Go Stars! Go Saros!

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    I don't think anyone is whining but I think we expected more than 1 empty net goal and a few assists while riding shotgun on the only producing line through 9 games. Game 10 happened to be his break out game and hopefully we see more of this from him.
     
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    Kalamazoo Wings Go Stars! Go Saros!

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    Edit: double post
     
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    If he continues play like the last two games, we will have to get a Russian translation for "Beast Mode".
     
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