ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed
ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed
If Michigan’s big boy is a first rounder ...
we’ve got a dozen.
I see Jaxon Nelson scored on the power play.
Imagine he's a little tough to move when he plants around the net.
People are gonna be shocked by this kid
Nice to have a 300 point scorer in a 4th line role
He WILL NOT miss when he pops open in front with the puck.
He's a different cat than Gopher hockey fans are used to.
They'll be shocked at what he will get done, when we start playing really important games.
Part of it as you say, is his size, especially his length. He's country-boy strong around the net.
Could see flashes of it when he hammered that pp rebound home last night.
Interesting, because I've seen that kid score hundreds of goals, and thats the most-excited i have ever seen him.
You could hear him. If he gets comfy and comes out of his shell, look out.
Was it a case of "I'm the biggest kid so yeah I can score" when in SW MN Hockey...or was it just expected he could score when he wanted?
And how did you game-plan him?
He was the most interesting player to face, and to try and stop
Lulled you to sleep with his demeanor
Wasn't into the fancy side of the game, he was simply a machine who scored at any time
Wasn't a puck carrier, wasn't a creator, wasn't a booming shooter. He was a scorer.
Long, good hands, found every quiet space and every loose puck. Not a step ahead of everyone like Koster is, but never missed when his chances came.
In our part of the state, he was a manchild in 7th grade and unstoppable for most defenders.
We watched more film on him than anyone and for us it was always just PLEASE stay in-between him and the net, PLEASE.
We would, for periods of time, and then, when he saw we weren't, there he was, and there the puck was in the net.
Just a pure finisher of plays. Like a shark, didn't taunt you, just appeared and there goes your leg.
Then came back and took the other one. And then when it was 4-2 and you were coming back, he showed up and took both arms. 6-2 game over.
Same size as he is now when in 7th-8th-9th grade. He put up numbers that would have blown away every HS record, if he had stayed.
Wasn't a young phenom when you played him, from day one he had a seniors calm and presence. No rah-rah, no emotion, just an assassin's mentality.
I game planned one time for him that worked, and the next 6 times we saw him, he made us pay. Farm kid. Smart, strong and stubborn.
Probably his best asset, that stubbornness.
Could see him scoring huge OT winners, just because he will outlast you. Patient to a fault. Think you've stopped him. Nope. There he is. Bam, its in the net.
< Message edited by SoMnFan -- 12/10/2020 8:19:24 AM >
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