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Nyquist “A Man Amongst Boys”

via Corey Pronman of the NHL Draft Blog at ESPN (paid subscription), 

Gustav Nyquist, RW, Detroit Red Wings

"Playing above and beyond", "Doesn't belong in this league" and "A man amongst boys," are just some of the things I've heard when asking scouts about Nyquist's play so far. Currently tied for second in the AHL scoring race, Detroit's fourth-round pick in 2008 has displayed the very high level of skill scouts have grown accustomed to seeing from Nyquist going back to his time at the University of Maine. With his combination of puck skills, vision and overall offensive hockey sense to go along with an ability to consistently create chances thus far at the pro level, Nyquist will likely push for quality NHL ice time right away when the league re-opens.

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mrfluffy's avatar

Paying attention Babs? Put him on Datsyuk’s wing and leave him there.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 11/08/12 at 12:21 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Any bets he has to slog out 4th line minutes IF there’s a season this year?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 11/08/12 at 12:27 PM ET

henrymalredo's avatar

I usually give the team’s management the benefit of the doubt, but if Nyquist isn’t given a legitimate shot at the top two lines, I’m going to be very unhappy.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 11/08/12 at 01:57 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Imagine a Flip-Zetterberg-Brunner/Nyquist-Pavel-Franzen.  If their skills and chemistry translate from their current situations, could be smokin’ hot.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 11/08/12 at 03:50 PM ET

Right now I’m still working on imagining there’s a season in which these guys might play.

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 11/09/12 at 09:28 AM ET

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