Zadina probably starting out in GR

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  1. Gniwder

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    Dekeyser. He's worse now than his rookie season. Smith could be another example, but you can't fix stupid.
     
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    Babcock ruined Jurco so bad he can't even play hockey anymore? Wow Mike. Does anyone think Babs purposely took a bat to Jurco's back? If so that'd be so messed up.

    #BabcockRuinsPlayersThatsWhyHeNeverSucceedsAnywhereHeGoes
     
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    Zadina's 2nd Griffins game after WJC...

    .. and scores 2+1.


    This is what we need. :)
     
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    So far he definitely seems to score in bunches - 10 goals on the season, and he's scored 2 goals per game 4 times. But yes, he can keep heating up and pushing for a call-up in the spring. :thumbu:
     
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    Easily his best game as a Griffin last night IMO... He was fabulous, best player on the ice. Let’s see if he can put back to back great games together tonight
     
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    Agree 100 percent. It’s funny how the goals come when you compete hard.

    He definitely has the skill set. That was evident last night. Great game Zadina!
     
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    but but but according to the main boards, he’s a bust :laugh:
     
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    Many people questioned Larkin's ability after his second year.
     
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    Zadina is not NHL ready yet, hope next year he will, very happy for him score points yesterday, but it must continue
     
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    Mostly just Montreal fans trying to justify the Kotkaniemi pick.
     
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    Lol no one called him a bust, asked where he was and how he was doing. And it still holds true hes not NHL ready.
     
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    Only idiots did that
     
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    I was worried about him this year not having any insulation. But happily he has proven me wrong.
     
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    I had an eyebrow raised early. I wondered if he was worth the pick over some defense-men. He's looked good lately. Hopefully he keeps it up and makes the questioners look dumb. I don't want him to be a bad pick or anything.
     
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    Not really, he was truly terrible for most of that season until he moved to center towards the end... In March iirc. That's when he showed some improvement.

    If someone is an idiot for questioning the ability of a player performing terribly for most of a season, then I guess everyone is an idiot
     
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    Ya, idiot.
     
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    Pronman's latest rankings of prospects outside from NHL.

    Filip Zadina was ranked #4.

    Pronman: 2018-19 midseason NHL prospects ranking

     
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    How has he looked at the AHL level? Anyone actually get to see him play?
     
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    Struggled at the beginning of the season. Took awhile for him to adjust to the pro game. Once he got going, he was slowly improving. Either he does not score at all, or he scores 2 games in a game. Got 2 goals and an assist last week, but he was invisible the next game he played. He needs to start getting consistent with his overall play. One night he is the #1 star of the game, and the next night, you do not even notice he is playing.

    Shows great offensive talent at times, but he needs to show more of that. Defensive side of his game is still a work in progress as his -12 shows, but he has improved lately in that area from when he first arrived in GR. A full season in GR will do Zadina a lot a good.
     
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    That part is concerning. Sounds like AA, or Nyquist and Tatar of a few years ago.
     
  21. Henkka

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    It sounds like Patrik Laine or Johan Franzen.

    Sounds like a goalscorer.
     
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    I’d be curious if there was any correlation to how many PP chances there are in these games where he looks great versus invisible.

    To me, he looks like a completely different guy on the power play than he does 5 on 5 when I’ve seen him in GR (admittedly a small sample size). Looks way more comfortable, confident, and dangerous when he has that extra space out there. To Pronman’s point, I think he can cycle and pass better than he gets credit for. People on the prospect board make it sound like he just sits there and waits for someone to pass it to him and I think that’s a load of crap.

    I’m sure it’s a broken record at this point, but he needs to find a way to improve his skating over the summer. I think for him that is the difference between him being a streaky PP dependent guy or an elite level winger as a pro player. That’s the X factor with him in my opinion.
     
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    He was terrible after a great rookie season and?? Do you know how many players suffer a sophomore slump? It is a lot.

    Look at Nathan MacKinnon's numbers in his 2nd season.
     
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    38 in 64 is still near 50 point pace as a 19 year old.
     
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    For the top pick in the draft after a 24 goal 63 point rookie season it isnt very good.

    Again the point I am making is people need to give these young players times. Not everyone is ready right away or comes into the league and tears it up.
     

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