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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 12:49:47 PM »
He warrants his own thread.

http://theleafsnation.com/2016/10/21/william-nylander-s-time-will-not-come-for-it-is-already-here

ZOMG.

I read that earlier, food for thought for sure.

There is a reason I picked him as this years top scorer.  ;)

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 01:18:12 PM »
Reposting this here too:
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#Leafs Most Points Since Feb 29, 2016:

William Nylander - 17
Nazem Kadri - 14
Morgan Rielly - 13

— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) October 20, 2016

Feb 29 was Nylander's debut day (along with Hyman, Soshnikov, Kapanen, Carrick on the Leafs, Ben Smith on the Leafs).

Small sample size, but Nylander is also sporting the highest PPG of his draft class at the moment (0.68 over 17 games). Draisaitl (0.58 over 113 games), Larkin (0.55 over 84 games), and Ehlers (0.53 over 76 games) are the next three. He also has the lead in Goals per Game.

Added another point last night for 18 in 26 games.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 01:19:09 PM »
He has looked fantastic this year.  He no longer loafs around the ice but skates hard and attacks.  If we only had Nylander I'd be pretty happy right now but the fact that we have Matthews and Marner really excites me.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 02:08:56 PM »
2014 Draft Scouting Report from the Redline Report. I've never heard of them before.
It is both ughs and unghs.

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11. William Nylander — Södertälje LW-R
Exceptionally skilled - the most dynamic offensiv talent in the draft. But son of longtime NHLer Michael Nylander has been coddled for years. Sometimes selfish, always a diva, and will give coaches grey hair. Has phenomenal hands and a world of skill; handles the puck as though it were glued to his blade, making ridiculous moves at top speed without a bobble. Glides effortlessly and is exceptionally elusive in tight quarters. While he's a brilliant stickhandler, always looks for the flashiest "Wow!" play instead of the simple, correct one. Superb on the PP where he owns the puck and sets up every play. Can slow play down, control the pace, then explode. Tremendous finishing ability. Terrific playmaker with every pass in the book, plus a few extras. Often seems intent only on showing everyone how skilled he is. Small and a bit lazy.
Projection: Small, one dimensional, gamebreaking scorer.
Style compares to: Patrick Kane

Shanahan thanks the scouts that took umbrage with Nylander's perceived attitude issues that led to the Leafs picking him up at 8th.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 02:17:28 PM »

He still looks like he's not old enough to drive though.
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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 02:18:50 PM »
Projection: Small, one dimensional, gamebreaking scorer.
Style compares to: Patrick Kane


I feel like the author of that scouting report didn't intend this to come off as a compliment when it is a huge one.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2016, 02:33:19 PM by Potvin29 »

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2016, 02:32:51 PM »

He still looks like he's not old enough to drive though.

Marner looks 12.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 03:08:12 PM »
I feel like the author of that scouting report didn't intend this to come off as a compliment when it is a huge one.

Other gems written about other players in that pdf:

"Heats up faster than a Kim Kardashian sex tape"
"Tougher than Beyonce's sister in an elevator"
"More exciting than Kate Upton in a wet bikini contest"

Geeeeze I can't believe people don't talk about Red Line anymore.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2016, 03:10:03 PM »
I feel like the author of that scouting report didn't intend this to come off as a compliment when it is a huge one.

The way the whole thing is written sounds that way - and also sounds like complaining that Nylander doesn't play the style of game the author prefers.
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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2016, 03:21:37 PM »
The ridiculous 1v2 storyline in WPG is only a taste of the nonsense that will allow Nylander to fly relatively under the radar—another reason to thank Mr Unflappable Matthews, who has the personality and maturity to absorb all the media attention and radiate any negative energy right back at them, keeping his fellow rookies mostly out of the glare.  All to Nylander's benefit.

I wouldn't be too awfully shocked if he finished tops in team scoring.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2016, 03:38:26 PM »
I feel like the author of that scouting report didn't intend this to come off as a compliment when it is a huge one.

Other gems written about other players in that pdf:

"Heats up faster than a Kim Kardashian sex tape"
"Tougher than Beyonce's sister in an elevator"
"More exciting than Kate Upton in a wet bikini contest"

Geeeeze I can't believe people don't talk about Red Line anymore.

Yeesh, yeah I'm going to go out on a limb and say that their opinion was not taken seriously by anyone.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2016, 03:41:32 PM »

He still looks like he's not old enough to drive though.

He doesn't need to with the money he's making.  He can just hire a chauffeur.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2016, 03:47:46 PM »
I feel like the author of that scouting report didn't intend this to come off as a compliment when it is a huge one.

Other gems written about other players in that pdf:

"Heats up faster than a Kim Kardashian sex tape"
"Tougher than Beyonce's sister in an elevator"
"More exciting than Kate Upton in a wet bikini contest"

Geeeeze I can't believe people don't talk about Red Line anymore.

Travis Konecny (2015) also got the Kate Upton rating.
http://www.redlinereport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/RLR-2015-Draft-Guide-sampler.pdf

As dude-bro-douchey as these guys write, they're still apparently smarter than Don Sweeney.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2016, 07:50:47 PM »
He warrants his own thread.

http://theleafsnation.com/2016/10/21/william-nylander-s-time-will-not-come-for-it-is-already-here

ZOMG.

Nylander has been a little lost in the hype surrounding the Leafs's shiny new toys, but he has been pretty impressive so far this season. He looks quicker, and stronger on his skates.
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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2016, 07:50:47 PM »