Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

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    Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    While recovering from surgery under narcotics, hehe, I noticed this article on NHL.com (Mat Kalman) on what BDC forum posters refer to as Yeti.  After reading I am hoping he will turn into another Thomas Holmstrom.  Size, net presence, heavy stick all translate to the comparison.  Your thoughts?

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=692580

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada


    Not sure who to compare him with but i like his game, hes beginning to show what it is the Bs seen in him.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Clearly, he's no Chris Bourque, so that counts in his favor.


    Now I must ask, what the bleep does being "heavy around the net" and "having a heavy stick" mean?  Are these euphemisms that should make Bookboy's wife giggle?

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    At first I thought this would be a long year for him, especially starting out with the ankle injury but seems to be rounding into form nicely. What has suprised me the most is his physical play and willingness to stand in front of the net and battle along the boards. Hoping he continues the upward progression.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    In response to islamorada's comment:
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    While recovering from surgery under narcotics, hehe, I noticed this article on NHL.com (Mat Kalman) on what BDC forum posters refer to as Yeti.  After reading I am hoping he will turn into another Thomas Holmstrom.  Size, net presence, heavy stick all translate to the comparison.  Your thoughts?

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=692580

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    Isla, I wish he'd commit to finishing checks all of the time instead of every so often because it certainly adds to his game when he's hitting. Other than that, there's very little to complain about regarding his development. I like him in his 3rd line role.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Very different player than what we saw at the end of last year. I really like his game and I expect him to get better as the season progresses.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    In response to dezaruchi's comment:

       Your thoughts?

      I wish he'd commit to finishing checks all of the time instead of every so often because it certainly adds to his game when he's hitting. Other than that, there's very little to complain about regarding his development. I like him in his 3rd line role. [/QUOTE]

    When he does, Carl separates players from the puck.

     

     
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    In response to DrCC's comment:
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    Clearly, he's no Chris Bourque, so that counts in his favor.


    Now I must ask, what the bleep does being "heavy around the net" and "having a heavy stick" mean?  Are these euphemisms that should make Bookboy's wife giggle?

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    I don't know if they should, but they definitely do....

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Rounding into form, give him more time. Seen some better fundamantal play recently and some real creativity lurking just below the surface. He's an NHL'er for sure, IMO.

     

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    In all fairness, seo, I think you're right, and I never thought we'd see the day.  I'm sure if someone dug up old posts of mine (and had a month to read through them), they'd find more than one post saying "why are you proposing a trade involving a half-blind dentist who will only set foot on NA soil for a conference on new dental appliance technology?"

    Expectations exceeded.  It's going to be fun seeing what his ceiling is.

     

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    I like Carlo.

    He has a certain "Je ne sais quoi" that will get better as the year goes on.

    If he doesn't run out of gas by year end (he's used to short Swedish seasons) he has the size and strength to make the Bruins a even harder team to play against than ever before.

    Throw Smith and Ericksson in the mix and playing the Bruins will become an exhausting task.

     

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Wheat, it's that "coming at you in waves" effect that makes the team successful even though some of the players seem to be struggling or not performing to past levels.  Imagine being the Rangers - you shut down Krejci, Lucic, Iginla, Bergeron, Eriksson, Smith, Kelly, Soderberg, Krug, Chara...and you lose 2-1 despite dominating most of the game because you can't beat Rask and the fourth line scores twice.  Or Carolina - play the top lines and top offensive defensemen to a standstill but lose because Yetiberg and Smith bury you.

    When every line can hold its own and not get burned, eventually someone on this team will score.  And when they do, Rask and team D can make a couple of goals hold up more nights than not.  And the team wins, even though no one is going to take home the fancy hardware for offensive achievements.  I was going to say for individual achievements, but Rask is apparently the front runner for the Vezina and Bergeron for the Selke.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Carl has definitely added to my excitement for this season. He's not only handling the move to North American style hockey, but also the shift to wing from center. Throw the Bruins system and an ankle injury on top of those changes and it's made for a really challenging situation. He seems to keep getting better every night. We've been looking for a solid third line, this current incarnation looks like a real keeper. 

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    I really like his game so far. I don't see him as a high end forward, but some elements of his game are too good for a 3rd liner. He's got some good finish and playmaking skills. It gives the Bruins a real edge when he and Smith are on the 3rd line. I also like that he seems to have a little edge and sandpaper to his game.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Soderberg was feeling it tonight. The backhand flip pass to start the play, at the blueline, on his own goal was instinctively great!

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

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    Soderberg was feeling it tonight. The backhand flip pass to start the play, at the blueline, on his own goal was instinctively great!

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    Good call! From that play at the blue line, all the way through to the goal itself was some beautiful hockey by the 3rd line! For right now anyway, they're the most exciting line to watch.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    Heavy stick:  difficult to lift

    Heavy body/presence:  difficult to move

    Heavy shot:  No one can define it.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    This guy has been one of their best forwards over the past few weeks.  On the scoresheet again today, knocking on the door much of the day. 

    No 3rd-line woes this year, Kelly-Yeti-Smith have been really good.

     

    Need to ask BadHab how Bud Holloway is doing?

     

     

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

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    This guy has been one of their best forwards over the past few weeks.  On the scoresheet again today, knocking on the door much of the day. 

    No 3rd-line woes this year, Kelly-Yeti-Smith have been really good.

     

    Need to ask BadHab how Bud Holloway is doing?

     

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Gotta agree and they'll only get better. The Bergy line has to get their mojo back and all will be well. 

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    "...Heavy shot:  No one can define it." - 'Not-A-Shot'

    Like, frozen pumpkin heavy.

    Goalies know what this means.

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    while i do agree with NAS here, what I have always understood a heavy shot to be is a shot, normally from the point, that while a hard shot is always low, very tipable, and capable of producing a lot of juicy rebounds. I don't think you'd say Krug has a heavy shot, he's a sniper. I think you'd say Derek Morris had a heavy shot. 

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
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    Heavy stick:  difficult to lift

    Heavy body/presence:  difficult to move

    Heavy shot:  No one can define it.

    [/QUOTE]

    No NAS YOU CAN'T DEFINE IT! It's not hard to explain at all, but because you don't agree with the term you slight it! That's just you. 

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

    In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
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    while i do agree with NAS here, what I have always understood a heavy shot to be is a shot, normally from the point, that while a hard shot is always low, very tipable, and capable of producing a lot of juicy rebounds. I don't think you'd say Krug has a heavy shot, he's a sniper. I think you'd say Derek Morris had a heavy shot. 

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    You're half right, but the heavy shot doesn't have to come from the point. It's from an individual. Not everyone has a heavy shot. Most heavy shots do produce great rebounds, because when they hit something it hits with more uumph behind it. The greater impact the greater bounce back. Guys with a heavy shot, also are harder to control for a goalie. Guys who supposedly had, or have heavy shots are.  Sakic, Clark, Lindros, McInnis, Ray Bourque, Neely, Iglina, Neal, Malkin & Weber! 

     
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    Re: Yeti...your thoughts...started by Islamorada

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    While recovering from surgery under narcotics, hehe, I noticed this article on NHL.com (Mat Kalman) on what BDC forum posters refer to as Yeti.  After reading I am hoping he will turn into another Thomas Holmstrom.  Size, net presence, heavy stick all translate to the comparison.  Your thoughts?

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=692580

    [/QUOTE]

    Glad your ^^^. Gotta love those pain killers eh IS? 

     
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