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Last Again. Waiting for the news that Garth Snow and Jack Capuano have been fired.
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 Brock Nelson - #29, Makes NYI roster as a LW
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Haven't heard much about Brock other than that he's apparently played well.

IS he going to to Bridgeport next year. He's still a year or 2 away from LI.

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QUOTE (BSutter21 @ Apr 4 2012, 07:14 AM)
Haven't heard much about Brock other than that he's apparently played well.

IS he going to to Bridgeport next year. He's still a year or 2 away from LI.

Correct?

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You are correct. If they can make a buck pimping him, they will use him any way they can. Afterall it's entertainment.


confirmed, he's signed for 3 years.
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UNIONDALE, NY –  The New York Islanders inked forward Brock Nelson to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.

Nelson led North Dakota in scoring with 28 goals and 47 points in 42 games this season, his sophomore campaign. Over two years with the Sioux, the 20- year-old recorded 36 goals and 68 points in 84 collegiate appearances.

A native of northern Minnesota, Nelson was a first-round pick of the Isles in the 2010 draft.


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Well now we know who our Second line center will be next season banana.gif bag.gif

And you all thought Garth wasn't working on improving the team next year! laugh.gif


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QUOTE (BSutter21 @ Apr 4 2012, 06:14 AM)
Haven't heard much about Brock other than that he's apparently played well.

IS he going to to Bridgeport next year. He's still a year or 2 away from LI.

Correct?

He's listed on the UND website as 6'4, 192 lbs. Obviously the height stands out as a major plus. I'd expect him to add some bulk in the coming years. Positionally, he plays both center and wing. His natural position is center but I believe he played mostly wing this season. He's a goal scorer, that's his game. He finished this season with 28 goals and 19 assists in 42 games. I'm not sure where they plan on having him play in Bridgeport but at prospect camp this summer he played center. He wasn't allowed to play in the prospects game vs. Boston because he was a college player.

I'm going to guess that he'll wind up playing wing in the NHL. His size and him being more of a goal scorer have me leaning toward that. Plus, with Tavares, Strome, Bailey, Nielsen, Cizikas, and possibly our future #1 draft pick (Grigorenko or Galchenyuk only two centers I could see them taking if they're available), the organization is deep at center. Brock certainly adds plenty of depth to the center position, but a quicker path to the NHL is probably at wing.


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QUOTE (Snowman @ Apr 4 2012, 05:46 PM)
QUOTE (BSutter21 @ Apr 4 2012, 06:14 AM)
Haven't heard much about Brock other than that he's apparently played well.

IS he going to to Bridgeport next year. He's still a year or 2 away from LI.

Correct?

He's listed on the UND website as 6'4, 192 lbs. Obviously the height stands out as a major plus. I'd expect him to add some bulk in the coming years. Positionally, he plays both center and wing. His natural position is center but I believe he played mostly wing this season. He's a goal scorer, that's his game. He finished this season with 28 goals and 19 assists in 42 games. I'm not sure where they plan on having him play in Bridgeport but at prospect camp this summer he played center. He wasn't allowed to play in the prospects game vs. Boston because he was a college player.

I'm going to guess that he'll wind up playing wing in the NHL. His size and him being more of a goal scorer have me leaning toward that. Plus, with Tavares, Strome, Bailey, Nielsen, Cizikas, and possibly our future #1 draft pick (Grigorenko or Galchenyuk only two centers I could see them taking if they're available), the organization is deep at center. Brock certainly adds plenty of depth to the center position, but a quicker path to the NHL is probably at wing.

Thanks Snowy. I remember him being big. He doesn't play to his size, though, right?

Definitely a logjam at C. A bit surprised you think he's in the NHL next year. Hopefully, not buried on the 4th line like Nino.

Something to look forward to. Gotta have hope somewhere since w eknow it's not gonna be July 1.
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QUOTE (BSutter21 @ Apr 4 2012, 08:43 PM)
QUOTE (Snowman @ Apr 4 2012, 05:46 PM)
QUOTE (BSutter21 @ Apr 4 2012, 06:14 AM)
Haven't heard much about Brock other than that he's apparently played well.

IS he going to to Bridgeport next year. He's still a year or 2 away from LI.

Correct?

He's listed on the UND website as 6'4, 192 lbs. Obviously the height stands out as a major plus. I'd expect him to add some bulk in the coming years. Positionally, he plays both center and wing. His natural position is center but I believe he played mostly wing this season. He's a goal scorer, that's his game. He finished this season with 28 goals and 19 assists in 42 games. I'm not sure where they plan on having him play in Bridgeport but at prospect camp this summer he played center. He wasn't allowed to play in the prospects game vs. Boston because he was a college player.

I'm going to guess that he'll wind up playing wing in the NHL. His size and him being more of a goal scorer have me leaning toward that. Plus, with Tavares, Strome, Bailey, Nielsen, Cizikas, and possibly our future #1 draft pick (Grigorenko or Galchenyuk only two centers I could see them taking if they're available), the organization is deep at center. Brock certainly adds plenty of depth to the center position, but a quicker path to the NHL is probably at wing.

Thanks Snowy. I remember him being big. He doesn't play to his size, though, right?

Definitely a logjam at C. A bit surprised you think he's in the NHL next year. Hopefully, not buried on the 4th line like Nino.

Something to look forward to. Gotta have hope somewhere since w eknow it's not gonna be July 1.

I think you're right, he doesn't play overly physical. I don't think he'll be in the NHL next year though. Better chance of Kirill Petrov being in the NHL. That's why I believe Nino will be in Bridgeport. Petrov should earn a max ELC to entice him to come over here and he'll replace Nino. Brock should have the full year in Bridgeport next year.


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RT @thesoundtigers: The Sound Tigers have signed forward Brock Nelson to an ATO http://bit.ly/HstUUy He will wear number 29. #BST #isles


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They are giving Pandolfo's number away? ohmy.gif banana.gif laugh.gif

Hope he can contribute and get great experience.


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Kid was very physical in the blue white game this past July. One of the more noticeable standouts who had that extra jump in his skating.

Biggest problem with most college players is their lack of physicality and overall fundamental skills. That's why many NHL teams always look for players developing in Canadian junior leagues. Brock has the Dave Christian lineage so I'm not worried about hockey sense, work ethic etc. I just hope they don't do to him what they did to Okposo, Bailey and Nino.





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Steve, that's why I'm hoping they bring Petrov over and he makes the team. Let guys like Nino, Kabanov, and Nelson all grow together in Bridgeport. With Petrov, I view him as a luxury. Plus, he's been playing in a men's league for years. Petrov cannot sign until the completion of the World Championships so hopefully we hear something soon after. At the very least he can be a place holder with more than likely a max ELC to replace Nino's money.


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QUOTE (puckhead @ Sep 6 2013, 01:52 PM)
Obviously the one with the higher upside is Strome. Nelson will be a good solid bottom 6 player.

Strome a top 6 guy. Since both are not likely to start the season on the big club and while both likely will be back in Bridgeport.........Strome is the one to get the call up first if he continues to impress. He's your home run hitter.

I wouldn't discount the minute possibility that one day Nelson is a dynamic power forward.....since we never labeled him as one {the kiss of death on LI}.

Kid bulks up any more and improves over time, he might push Strome down to #2 Center....which would be a lovely problem to have. The kid has size and brains.


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QUOTE (OlTimeHockey @ Sep 7 2013, 12:06 PM)
QUOTE (puckhead @ Sep 6 2013, 01:52 PM)
Obviously the one with the higher upside is Strome.  Nelson will be a good solid bottom 6 player.

Strome a top 6 guy.  Since both are not likely to start the season on the big club and while both likely will be back in Bridgeport.........Strome is the one to get the call up first if he continues to impress.  He's your home run hitter.

I wouldn't discount the minute possibility that one day Nelson is a dynamic power forward.....since we never labeled him as one {the kiss of death on LI}.

Kid bulks up any more and improves over time, he might push Strome down to #2 Center....which would be a lovely problem to have. The kid has size and brains.

I think with Nelson if he makes the team, you'll have to be patient with him. It'll take 3 or 4 more years for him to mature. That's the way it is with power forwards.

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QUOTE (puckhead @ Sep 9 2013, 01:48 PM)
QUOTE (OlTimeHockey @ Sep 7 2013, 12:06 PM)
QUOTE (puckhead @ Sep 6 2013, 01:52 PM)
Obviously the one with the higher upside is Strome.  Nelson will be a good solid bottom 6 player.

Strome a top 6 guy.  Since both are not likely to start the season on the big club and while both likely will be back in Bridgeport.........Strome is the one to get the call up first if he continues to impress.  He's your home run hitter.

I wouldn't discount the minute possibility that one day Nelson is a dynamic power forward.....since we never labeled him as one {the kiss of death on LI}.

Kid bulks up any more and improves over time, he might push Strome down to #2 Center....which would be a lovely problem to have. The kid has size and brains.

I think with Nelson if he makes the team, you'll have to be patient with him. It'll take 3 or 4 more years for him to mature. That's the way it is with power forwards.

Totally patient, but Nelson has the skills to use while he gets the power forward game. He uses his size more and more over time, I'm happy.


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The one area this team could use....besides D..........a power forward wing who can score. We don't have many right now.
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I am a little surprised that Nelson isn't being considered at all to play wing, at least from what Ive heard. He did play some wing in Bridgeport and in college, so he can. But he's also talked about in a Jordan Staal mold where he can be a solid two-way player. If his two-way abilities are really that strong he should play center. I think you'd be wasting his talent at wing. And this team NEEDS a big, powerful pivot like him. We haven't had one in years. Strome is a different story because he's all offense.


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QUOTE (puckhead @ Sep 10 2013, 01:13 PM)
The one area this team could use....besides D..........a power forward wing who can score. We don't have many right now.

With the scope of centers we have, they can all play insurance on draws and fit into the wing in situations, but I like the idea above of a center with size.....on the second line if it comes to pass.


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This article on the Isles site is laying the groundwork for him to stay with the big club:


[URL= http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=...4;NYI|home]Article[/URL]


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Yes I agree I think he's going to be here too. We'll see if he (and any other rooks) produce in preseason. If he does that should seal it up for him.


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