The All-Purpose Sven Baertschi Thread/ Sven Hype Train Re-launch

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  1. kobe

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    How has he look so far this season? Do you guys still see him as a high point producer? I'm thinking of picking him up in my keeper hockey pool.

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    Very slow disinterested pre-season and it showed in his first game that he wasn't prepared for it. Since then he's gotten better every game and really could have had 3 points in the last one. Just depends if he can keep up the effort he'll have a breakout year.
     
  3. Johnny Hoxville

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    Can we make this an All Purpose Sven Baertschi thread? I'd say he's just as worthy as Monahan is of having one.
     
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    That quick reacting, tape-to-tape saucer pass was Baert summed up. He'll be putting up points pretty quickly here.
     
  5. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    This should be in this thread somewhere:

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    That's right baby!!!
     
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    I'm a notoriously bad lip-reader, what is he saying?
     
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  11. Johnny Hoxville

    Johnny Hoxville The Return of a Legend

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    He's not saying "Everybody Wang Chung tonight"?
     
  12. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    Looks like Bouma is wiping his nose on Svens jersey :laugh:
     
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    He may not be scoring every game, or at the pace that Monohan is, but he has been the direct cause of several goals he didn't get points on. He is has been a force in both ends of the ice, been physical and tough on his man, and he is creating opportunities to score. It's just a matter of time before the points start to flow for him like they are for Monohan.

    Hartley is beginning to trust him more as well, with difficult minutes in important situations. Look at his progression from Washington to where he is today, Hartley is using him in the late minutes, in defensive zone faceoffs, whereas he didn't even step foot on the ice in the overtime of the Washington game.

    I think he is just days away from really breaking out, he looks too good right now not to be.
     
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    I think the criticism early on by Burke flicked a switch in Baertschi's head to play try and be a more complete player. Burke definitely knows how to push the right buttons. He has been outstanding since.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Baertschi, I wouldn't be surprised if he is the best player out of our "rebuild"
     
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    Huge fan of Sven, personally I'd bet all my Vcash on JG that he becomes the most productive player out of the rebuild. But I think Monahan will be our leader and best all around player and Sven will become a Hossa or Eberle caliber player. My 2 cents..
     
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    I am not as high on him as some (like yourself).

    I think it terms of potential the prospects go
    Monahan
    JG
    Sven
    Poirier
    Sieloff
    Klimchuck
     
  20. WalkItTalkIt

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    Totally understandable. I just like how hard Sven works if something doesn't go his way. He won me over in an article that I read about him last season. When he was sent down to the AHL, he said that he was all bitter and mad. When he had time to reflect the demotion, he wondered why he was so mad when kids in Africa don't have enough food to fill their plates. Since then I have had a "man crush" on him. :laugh:

    Aside from that, he's a hard worker when something doesn't go his way, he's flashy, creates the majority of plays, and is an extremely fun player to watch. He has all the tools to be a great NHL player.
     
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    Worth noting that Bear blocked three shots last night, the most of any of our forwards. Stepping up that defensive play is what tells us he's maturing as a player.
     
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    Agree with all that! I think he'll be a more productive player than Monahan personally, but Sean is a more complete overall player.
     
  23. Anglesmith

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    He also created more than any other forward. He had the third assist on Hudler's goal. Only Baertschi could play a game like that and not get a single point. :laugh:
     
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    Seeing Sven blocking shots, back checking battling hard in the corners at both ends brings a tear to my eye. Especially the way RNH, Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, and Schultz float around for Edmonton every game. He's responding the right way to the early criticism. The points aren't there yet, but I doubt anyone in the organization cares. He's playing the right way and that's going to carry over as he starts to enter his prime in a 3-4 years.

    I'm very impressed by his compete, and he's creating scoring chances as well. That's all I ask for out of any Flame.
     
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    Despite the point totals he has easily outperformed Sean Monahan to this point in the season, and has consistently been one of our better forwards night in, night out. His work ethic is awesome

    On a side note, He really needs to shoot more though! His shot is one of his greatest assets.
     

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