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Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:10 pm
by Knives Out
ToddM wrote:What is this, a DEFENSE for ANTS!?!?

Blolz.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:14 pm
by The Frugal Gourmet
Is that list supposed to indicate we are small on defense? I don't get it.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:39 pm
by Troy McClure
Or maybe its like what our wives say. We're big enough.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:04 pm
by ToddM
Your wife says that about me?

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:49 pm
by Jason
Link
On Heiskanen

those who scout him say he has the ability to thrive under pressure.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:24 am
by Knives Out
AND WHAT OF THOSE WHO DO NOT SCOUT THE BOY?

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:07 am
by Stars2099
What if this team still gets lit up, and it was never Kari's fault and just our shitty D?

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:41 am
by The Frugal Gourmet
Stars2099 wrote:What if this team still gets lit up, and it was never Kari's fault and just our shitty D?


I think there's a distinct possibility of that happening.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:42 am
by B Kat
Hitchcock kills all the players.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:55 am
by Troy McClure
Stars2099 wrote:What if this team still gets lit up, and it was never Kari's fault and just our shitty D?


Kari is responsible for his mental breakdowns in the playoffs.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:05 am
by The Frugal Gourmet
Really? Or is it not the fault of a society that puts too much pressure on goaltenders?

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:11 am
by Stars2099
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Really? Or is it not the fault of a society that puts too much pressure on goaltenders?


I think all goalies should get Vezina trophies

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:15 am
by The Frugal Gourmet
Participation Vezinas for all.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:15 am
by SaintAngerBH
B Kat wrote:Hitchcock kills sits on all the players.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:53 am
by B Kat
Stars2099 wrote:
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Really? Or is it not the fault of a society that puts too much pressure on goaltenders?


I think all goalies should get Vezina trophies

I think all goalies should get calming dogs.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:01 pm
by Jason
Stars mailbag

What is the reasoning for Miro playing in Finland this season?

Miro Heiskanen is playing in Finland next season because that’s where the Stars want him to play, it’s a bad answer but that’s the truth.

I asked Jim Nill about it and he said he’s comfortable with Heiskanen in Finland for another season before coming over to North America. Personally I would have him play in the AHL right away, Julius Honka went through a similar path and I think we are going to see the positive results of that this coming season.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:50 am
by Knives Out
Miro Heiskanen is playing in Finland next season because that’s where the Stars want him to play otherwise the Stars would have 10 defenceman on their roster, it’s a bad answer but that’s the truth.


FIXT

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:03 am
by Troy McClure
Yep. No matter how well he plays, he's going back home because Nill never expected to draft him when Nill clogged up the roster with D last season.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:23 pm
by slaps
Watching him play reminds me of Duncan Keith. Extremely smooth skating, and he just looks effortless transitioning from defense to offense.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:41 pm
by 5minmajor
He's 17

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:28 pm
by Knives Out
What's the age of consent in Texas compared to Finland?

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:01 pm
by The Frugal Gourmet
He's male so nobody cares.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:06 pm
by Jason
Heiskanen.

"We're excited for Miro," Dallas general manager Jim Nill said. "He's a player our scouts have watched all year. He's what you're looking for in a prototype defenseman nowadays. He can skate, he moves the puck, he's a guy that's never under pressure. The game looks awful easy to him."


Robertson on Heiskanen
"He's a very skilled guy, not only on defense, but when I was on defense and how he handled the puck," Robertson said. "I was shocked at how good he handled the puck and how well he skated."

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:43 pm
by The Frugal Gourmet
The Finnish hockey season starts in September and ends in mid March, so it's possible for him to play over there and come over late. I'm not sure exactly how exhausting that would be, although they play about 25% fewer games than the NHL does.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:33 pm
by Troy McClure
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:He's male so nobody cares.


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Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:13 pm
by Jason
On Prospects in college and Europe being eligible for the Olympics.
They’ll be eligible. Personally I wonder if Miro Heiskanen will have a chance of making the Finnish team at the Olympics, that could be a nice showcase for the Stars top prospect.


World Juniors
Ideally you could have three Stars on the American roster with Riley Tufte, Jason Robertson, and Jake Oettinger.

Oettinger seems like the best lock to me for the American roster, while Tufte has a good chance and likely would have been on the team last year if not for the broken wrist.

Miro Heiskanen should be on the Finnish roster.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:35 am
by B Kat
Looks like Miro is not going to attend the World Junior Summer Showcase tournament in Ann Arbor, MI. He's not on the Finnish roster. Wonder why?

Gonna try to catch some of this. Stars still have 4 other players attending. Oettinger, Jason Robertson, Reily Tufte and Fredrik Karlstrom. But pretty disappointed that Heiskanen is not going to be there.

Also, happened to note that Toby Peterson is one of the US assistant coaches.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:39 am
by slaps
I miss Toby.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:54 am
by ScubaSteve
It has been like a month already and this guy hasn't won us any Stanley Cups yet. Bust.

Re: Heiskanen Hype Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:32 am
by Troy McClure
Would participating in that tourney conflict with full participation in the Stars training camp?