Wednesday, September 2, 2009

09/10 Women's Previews: #2 Kelly Nash


Vitals:

Position: Forward
Year in School: Junior
Shoot Right
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Bonita, CA
Major: Business Management
Previous Team: California Selects in 06/07

08/09 Stats: 41 games, 7-13-20, +4, 20 PIM
07/08 Stats: 41 games, 7-7-14, +14, 6 PIM

09/10 Role: 2nd or 3rd line, PP

08/09 Recap: I’m expanding my Women’s previews this season, I went to enough games last season for a recap, at least of most players. If my memory serves me correctly, Kelly spent most of the season on the 4th line, but also saw some time on the PP. Kelly is a good player, and w/ the wealth of talent at forward last season, was farther down on the depth chart, but despite that put up nice numbers.

09/10 Thoughts: Assuming Knight and Duggan are gone w/ Team USA, everyone is going to have to step up to fill that void (and the ones left by Lawler and Keseley) and Kelly’s role w/ the team should expand. I have a hard time envisioning who will play on the top line (there are a lot of choices), w/ Kelly fitting in on the 2nd or 3rd line.

Overall I think the theme for the Women’s team will be filling the voids, both in the coaching staff and w/ the losses to the Olympics and graduation.

Prediction: 34 games, 8-18-26
*All predictions for regular season only

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