Dangle's Cards: Who's Your Surprise Player?

Steve Dangle
September 26 2012 05:18PM

 

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Steve Dangle has a YouTube channel with over 3 million views and is the co-host of the Steve Dangle Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud. Steve has also worked for CBC, the NHL Network, Leafs TV, Nike, the KHL, and most of all, the Toronto Zoo. stevedangle.com
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#51 J Slowe
September 26 2012, 08:49PM
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I totally agree with Lupol being a huge surprise. He helped my fantasy team too last year.

Another player, because they are my team, Dougie Hamilton. He will be the next beast D-man for the Bruins.

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#52 Rembokz
September 26 2012, 08:51PM
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I think a player that will surprise this season will be John Tavares, every season he continues to grow on his point production, and I think this season is where he proves to everyone why he's a #1 overall pick.

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#53 MapleLeafsLoverSadly
September 26 2012, 09:10PM
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i said it once and i will say it again. Tyler Seguin will break out this season, with at least 40 goals and 90 points, he has all the confidence in the world already, and now hes going to play on the top line. S*** just got real in Boston.

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#54 tony
September 26 2012, 09:28PM
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While Kadri, Gardiner and JVR could be the favourite choice for Leaf breakouts. I really think we will see the emergence of Joe Colbourn this year. Afdter his off season hand surgery, (providing all isw good now) I believe we will see that big first line center emerge out of the AHL and dominate. At 6'5", he is the player Burkie would like in there on the top line. Go Joe!

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#55 abrifoglio
September 26 2012, 09:28PM
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I guess Mike Brown would be a long shot, but if there's one leaf who I'm thinking will surprise us next year, i gotta see it being Bozie, just because he did so well (let me finish) on the first line for his caliber of player, and he pulled his weight. I can only see him getting better (granted thats what I said about Kulemin last year)

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#56 Linas Gilius
September 26 2012, 09:32PM
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I think that Nathan Horton will have a suprise season because in 2010-11 he was just getting settled in Boston, last season he was injured, but now he can prove himself as a consistent 65 point player.

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#57 Zak C
September 26 2012, 10:00PM
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I was hoping Phaneuf because of the improved skating, but who knows...

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#58 Jacob Imeson
September 26 2012, 10:05PM
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Really like the ryan jumbo jersey! I think Zack Kassian will be a surprise player for the NHL. I think Vancouver got the better half of the trade because Hodgson has been tested more in the NHL, and didn't meet the expectations of what the Canucks wanted of him. Kassian will provide big body for a team that needs it. He will also provide points which will make him an asset to Vancouver for future developement.

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#59 ZachWeil1
September 26 2012, 10:06PM
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I think RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS WILL BE MOST AMAZING Unless the oilers move then it wiil be adam Henrique

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#60 ASblendorio71
September 26 2012, 10:08PM
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im going to have to go with rick nash hes always been named as an elite player but his stats usually dont agree with that but i think with Gaborik and or richards i think hes going to have the numbers this yearr

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#61 hillman811
September 26 2012, 10:44PM
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Sean Couturier, made a name for himself last year when he shut down Evgeni Malkin in the playoffs and will be a key player for the Flyers offense as he develops and get better each and everyday with the help of Danny Briere and Claude Giroux.

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#62 ToneBone03
September 26 2012, 11:20PM
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I think the biggest surprise this season (if there is one) will be Mikael Granlund. Not everyone knows who he is and, even though this will be his rookie season, this kid is GOOD. That's G-O-O-D. Tied for 6th in SM-liiga scoring as a 20 year old is amazingly impressive. He's only going to get better and he will be an absolute force for the Wild.

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#63 gold4canada
September 26 2012, 11:22PM
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fingers crossed for JVR to break out. brian burke needs him to turn to a bona fide #1 centre

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#64 Sunfirestorm
September 26 2012, 11:35PM
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Even though most people would say phil kessel has been one of the top leafs I really think this year if we play a full season he could take home the scoring title or atleat break the 50 goal point. Also really hope some of the marlies can crack the team and bring in last years playoff run experience

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#65 JustHereForDangle'sCards
September 27 2012, 12:20AM
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If it happens, Nazem Kadri could be the surprise player this season. Leafs fans claim he can do it at the top level, but he needs to show that to everyone else. He could bring that something to the team that gets them into the P word (Playoffs...)

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#66 Andrew Lindsay
September 27 2012, 12:31AM
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On the Leafs, I think the surprise player will be James van Reimsdyk. Never really got a chance to fully show his capabilities in Philadelphia, but we all know he was drafted 2nd overall a few years back and there was a reason for that. He will be higher on the Leafs depth chart than he was on the Flyers.

In the rest of the NHL, I really think Cody Hodgson has a chance to succeed. Naturally, I hope this success doesn't occur at the expense of the Leafs, but I think he has all the right tools, and a window of opportunity has suddenly opened up for him in Buffalo with the moves they made this summer.

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#67 daniel Avolio
September 27 2012, 06:10AM
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nikolai kulemin

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#68 daniel Avolio
September 27 2012, 06:12AM
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I think Jake gardiner he could honestly be the next drew doughty or erik karlson

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#69 Daniel Avolio
September 27 2012, 06:13AM
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#70 Daniel Avolio
September 27 2012, 06:14AM
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i really want this card and maybe jvr

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#71 AgeofTheFall161
September 27 2012, 06:37AM
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Sean Couturier i think, because if he was that good at the age of 18 and 19. He will be so dominate for the flyers if there is an NHL season.

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#72 Mike
September 27 2012, 08:18AM
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Andy McDonald of the St.Louis Blues - after concussion and injury trouble he says he hasn't felt this good in years. The guy can fly, and is my bet to lead the Blues in points this season. (*WHEN* it is played D: )

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#73 Ronson Brown
September 27 2012, 09:30AM
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I'm going to say Justin Schultz. Even if he's a little better then average, he'll still be the best D man in seattle....i mean Edmonton.

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#74 JordanAGlass
September 27 2012, 09:36AM
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Gotta give it to my boy Tanner Glass. Playing with the high powered offense in Pittsburgh is going to be good to him.

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#75 Anthony Fonseca
September 27 2012, 10:57AM
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I think Kadri will finally have his season. He trained with Gary Roberts over the summer, and I think that will give him the boost he needed, to be able to play a full season with the Leafs

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#76 Levi Stuart
September 27 2012, 01:11PM
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I think marcus foligno of buffalo could be a big surprise. He will be getting top 6 minutes and he had a really good showing in the few games he played with the sabres last season.

Another is Jeff Petry of the Oilers, he became a huge force on the Edmonton blueline last year and for most of the season was on their top pairing along side Ladislav Smid. He was on the team's first PK unit as well as PP for most of the year, and with the oilers incredible offense up front, i think it would be impossible for a dman playing 20 minutes a game to not put up at least 30 points this year and maybe even more.

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#77 Levi Stuart
September 27 2012, 01:15PM
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A player that could be a surprise to many this season is Colorado's young dman Stefan Elliot. He played great in the games he played with the Avs last year, he put up absolutely incredible numbers in junior, and he will be on the Avs first PP unit. With the additions of P.A.P, mcginn, downie, the Avs should have one of the leagues top offensive groups with a lot of potential, and a young offensive dman like Elliot could easily put up 30-40 points this year with the Avs.

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#78 Kyle
September 27 2012, 04:45PM
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I remember going to the Canada-Sweden WJC game a couple years back in Buffalo. Canada ended up losing 6-5 in the Shootout, but i remember the highlight of the night was when Zack Kassian (I think) destroyed Adam Larsson and took out his own goaltender.

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