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Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:01 pm

Has he always had a cannon? I'm glad a change of scenery is all that guy needed.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Luckybreak on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:14 am

His shot is hard, not really a cannon but on net far more often than Letang's. I'd like to see him on PP #1 with Martin, gives a legit threat from that side as he also gets the one-timers on net with regularity. Letang and Despres unit #2.

I was pleased to see Letang paired with Despres and Nisky with Engo, been wanting that for some time. Nisky can anchor Engo/Bort and get his minutes on the PP.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Jesse on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:26 am

He has 3 goals. Goligoski has 0.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Penspal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:05 am

Nisky may have a cannon, but last night's goal was not a hard shot. Nisky was interviewed postgame and claimed to have only been trying a low shot hoping for a pad rebound.


Nisky did have one funny chance in game. He came off the bench with speed when the pens had puck possession in FLA zone. Other dman ripped a pass across the blueline and Nisky one timed it while going quite fast. Funny to watch but he did get it on net.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Nizzy on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:41 am

Luckybreak wrote:His shot is hard, not really a cannon but on net far more often than Letang's. I'd like to see him on PP #1 with Martin, gives a legit threat from that side as he also gets the one-timers on net with regularity. Letang and Despres unit #2.

I was pleased to see Letang paired with Despres and Nisky with Engo, been wanting that for some time. Nisky can anchor Engo/Bort and get his minutes on the PP.


This.

Letang/Depres
Orpik/Martin
Niskanen/Engelland
Bortuzzo

Please don't touch. Niskanen is a perfect #5, he can handle SOME top 4 minutes, but not consistently. Maybe Plug Borts in over Engelland once in a while, but I know HCDB won't do it.
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Re: Nisky

Postby pugilist13 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Luckybreak wrote:His shot is hard, not really a cannon but on net far more often than Letang's. I'd like to see him on PP #1 with Martin, gives a legit threat from that side as he also gets the one-timers on net with regularity. Letang and Despres unit #2.

I was pleased to see Letang paired with Despres and Nisky with Engo, been wanting that for some time. Nisky can anchor Engo/Bort and get his minutes on the PP.

Totally agree. Despres has been at his best when paired with Letang. Nisky will still get his minutes with special teams and the bottom pair guy. It just stabalizes the pairs. I get nervous with Bort/Engo/Despres together.
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Re: Nisky

Postby cg9657 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:35 pm

He does have a wicked shot. My friends & I call him Nis-cannon.
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Re: Nisky

Postby no name on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:47 pm

Our D- is 2 sided, vs some teams the offence our D provides pushes teams on their heels. VS other oppenets our D is way to soft and teams attack on turnovers when our D is jumping up to support our offence. That Philly series last year that is all they did. Our D jumped up and once the puck was turned over they went straight up ice.

But back on subject, Nisky was a real nice addition hard to believe he was a throw in on the Neal deal. Not sold on him as a perminant addition to our blue line, our D is too soft if we could replace him with a Scuds type i am all for it. Facing teams like the Ranger and Flyers and NJ you need more physical play on your blue line.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Krom on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:34 pm

Jesse wrote:He has 3 goals. Goligoski has 0.


And Neal has 12.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Jesse on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:46 pm

He has a decent shot, but if you watch the replay, Markstrom was abou a foot and a half deep in the crease. He was on top all night long cutting angles off and he lost himself on that one. Made it a little bit easier for Niskanen to find space for that goal.
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Re: Nisky

Postby wondermoose on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:51 pm

I like Niskanen's shot because it's a shot and not a blind, backhand saucer pass that is intercepted and cleared.
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Re: Nisky

Postby She'sTheFastest on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:33 pm

cg9657 wrote:He does have a wicked shot. My friends & I call him Nis-cannon.


Hi, Steigy.
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Re: Nisky

Postby CERV96 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:53 pm

She'sTheFastest wrote:
cg9657 wrote:He does have a wicked shot. My friends & I call him Nis-cannon.


Hi, Steigy.


:lol:
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Re: Nisky

Postby pcm on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:56 pm

I'd like to see NIsky get some more powerplay time. He makes quick smart simple decisions with the puck. And he always seems to get his shots on net.

Regarding our d getting caught up ice, I really am impressed by Bortuzzo's skating. For a big guy, he moves pretty nimbly. I'd be playing him over Engelland at this point, as I think he can cover a lot more ice.
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Re: Nisky

Postby pcm on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:58 pm

Also, people totally trashed Niskanen when he and Neal came over. But he's the perfect example of a player whose game can totally turn around when given an opportunity to build his confidence up.
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Re: Nisky

Postby joopen on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:24 pm

wondermoose wrote:I like Niskanen's shot because it's a shot and not a blind, backhand saucer pass that is intercepted and cleared.

This
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Re: Nisky

Postby tfrizz on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:50 pm

pcm wrote:Also, people totally trashed Niskanen when he and Neal came over. But he's the perfect example of a player whose game can totally turn around when given an opportunity to build his confidence up.


He's been the Pens' most consistent defenseman over the past 1.25 seasons and has handled moving into the top 4 very well.

What's really impressed me lately is how well he's covered for Letang getting caught up ice, which seems to be happening way too often.
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Re: Nisky

Postby booboo on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:49 pm

pcm wrote:Also, people totally trashed Niskanen when he and Neal came over. But he's the perfect example of a player whose game can totally turn around when given an opportunity to build his confidence up.


Totally! :P :)
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Re: Nisky

Postby no name on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:19 pm

I wonder what else Shero can strip off of the Stars for nothing.
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Re: Nisky

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:21 pm

Sick 'stache, bro.
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Re: Nisky

Postby tfrizz on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:40 pm

no name wrote:I wonder what else Shero can strip off of the Stars for nothing.


Could probably get Goligoski back for next to nothing... dude's been a healthy scratch at times this season.
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Re: Nisky

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:30 pm

no name wrote:I wonder what else Shero can strip off of the Stars for nothing.


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Re: Nisky

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:37 pm

no name wrote:I wonder what else Shero can strip off of the Stars for nothing.


He should at least buy them dinner this time before screwing them (over).
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