Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

LW/RW Fabian Brunnström
17
45%
LW James Neal
4
11%
RW Raymond Sawada
7
18%
RW Konstantin Pushkarev
6
16%
RW B.J Crombeen
3
8%
RW Lauri Tukonen
1
3%
C Perttu Lindgren
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
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Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Jason » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:32 pm

Just to get some more discussion going after that NHL.com article.

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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:41 pm

Brunnstrom because Hull said he would (and i would expect him to after all the hype surrounding his signing) and Pushkarev because he's listed as part of the roster at the O Site (despite still not being re-signed) and he's been slated to have a shot with the big club ever since we acquired him. just play him already.

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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Benck » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:41 pm

Brunnström and Neal are who I'd like to see.

Crombeen already got some big game time, so he's got a headstart, but I hope the Stars get more aggressive in looking for offense from the new guys, considering the loss of a few respectable goal scorers, and the addition of Avery as a physical presence.
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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Benck » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:43 pm

Knives Out wrote:i can call him Pushy.


I feel like FIST HIM and PUSHY could make a good team. Might be kinda GROSSMAN, though.
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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:46 pm

Benck wrote:
Knives Out wrote:i can call him Pushy.


I feel like FIST HIM and PUSHY could make a good team. Might be kinda GROSSMAN, though.


i can always count on Benck for a Daley Barnesburner. he makes me LOL Avery single day.
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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Benck » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:53 pm

Knives Out wrote:i can always count on Benck for a Daley Barnesburner. he makes me LOL Avery single day.


That has to be shared with the world, if only for creative use of the name Avery.
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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:59 pm

without a set-up and out of context, your signature makes me sound like Gene Shallot.
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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Stars99Lobo37 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:59 pm

Sawada and Brunnstrom.

Wasn't impressed with Neal at all when I saw him.

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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Benck » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:08 pm

Knives Out wrote:without a set-up and out of context, your signature makes me sound like Gene Shallot.


Good point. I think I'll keep it.
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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:13 pm

Benck wrote:
Knives Out wrote:without a set-up and out of context, your signature makes me sound like Gene Shallot.


Good point. I think I'll keep it.


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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Tim » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:43 pm

I chose sawada/brunnstrom. although i could definately see Neal making it. I dont care to ever see crombeen at teh NHL level again until he improves his skating. He just seems to have no acceleration. I get the impression Pushkarev is either lazy or a headcase. Tukonen may still find that untapped NHL potential and impress but I dont think hes going to get his shot out of camp.

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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby GetPushy » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:48 pm

I picked Pushkarev and Tukonen. I've been lucky to see both play quite a bit. I know now that Pushkarev is in the Stars organization that he now has the freedom to actually play and isn't restricted by the coach out in manchester. i have a feeling this is going to bode well for Tukonen too. They weren't allowed to play the style of hockey they knew when they were in the kings system because the coach in manchester is pretty much dead set against european hockey style. I got to see a couple games out in Iowa as well and Neal was pretty much unimpressive in all the games I saw, I think that Lindgren was more impressive.

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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Eskimo Spy » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:29 pm

Benck wrote:Brunnström and Neal are who I'd like to see.

Crombeen already got some big game time, so he's got a headstart, but I hope the Stars get more aggressive in looking for offense from the new guys, considering the loss of a few respectable goal scorers, and the addition of Avery as a physical presence.


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Re: Which two rookie forwards make the roster?

Postby Jason » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:43 pm

I voted for Brunnström/Sawada.
I'd like to see Neal make the roster, but he probably needs to gain a bit more consistency in the AHL.
Pushkarev is interesting since he has to clear waivers to go down, but Pushkarev more skilled then Sawada at least from the sounds of everything.
I'm fine with any two rookies if it's Brunnström, Pushkarev, Neal, Sawada, Tukonen whoever.
As long as it's not Crombeen, Conner or Wathier, unless Crombeen has improved his first step quickness he's not going to ever be that good.

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