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Panthers' 6-foot-6 20-year-old trying to fit in

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07:04 AM ET 04.23 | Welcome to the NHL, Nick Bjugstad. Three weeks after competing in the NCAA Division I tournament with the University of Minnesota, [Bjugstad] skated in front of hostile crowds gearing up for NHL postseason action. The 20-year-old center, who signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers on April 3, made his debut three days later at home against the Capitals. During the recent four-game road trip, he played three games in four days for the first time in his career. ... [Bjugstad] has yet to record a point -- while taking 13 shots -- on a line with Jack Skille and Quinton Howden. Yet his playing time has increased. In his first game he spent 14:12 on the ice. In Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Bruins, he was up to 18:11.

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April 23, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Well, at least he is cutting his teeth in a non-pressure situation for the Panthers

April 23, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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Well, at least he is cutting his teeth in a non-pressure situation for the Panthers

The only pressure situation for the Panthers is deciding where to eat after the game.

April 23, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Remember when this type of non-story was the only TOR story in April........

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April 23, 2013  09:17 AM ET

[Bjugstad] has yet to record a point

Yep he's fit right it.

April 23, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The only pressure situation for the Panthers is deciding where to eat after the game.

Looks like Stringbean could use a few steaks...

April 23, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Panthers' 6-foot-6 20-year-old trying to fit in

Maybe stop chasing high school girls?

That's not a problem at the high schools in Alberta.

April 23, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's not a problem at the high schools in Alberta.

Girls there that ugly CE?

April 23, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well, at least he is cutting his teeth in a non-pressure situation for the Panthers

With a frame like his, he shouldn't be trying. He should just shove his way in.

April 23, 2013  10:52 AM ET

It's not his fault he's taller than everyone else. It's everyone else's fault they're shorter than him.


<obscure Beatles reference of the day>

April 23, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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The only pressure situation for the Panthers is deciding where to eat after the game.

That and what tee time to get next week.

April 23, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well, at least he is cutting his teeth in a non-pressure situation for the Panthers

Exactly....

skating on a line with who? and who?

April 23, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That and what tee time to get next week.

may be able to play a interteam scramble with the Red Wings at the rate they're going Phantom

April 23, 2013  11:44 AM ET

I keep looking for a Country on my Risk Board game that shares his last name ;-) It may be near Yakutsk

April 23, 2013  12:28 PM ET

But I bet he is unstoppable in the Nerf basketball game back at the apt.

April 23, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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But I bet he is unstoppable in the Nerf basketball game back at the apt.

Best light bulb changer in the building also.

April 23, 2013  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The only pressure situation for the Panthers is deciding where to eat after the game.

Or Vegas Vacations

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April 23, 2013  01:03 PM ET
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Or Vegas Vacations

That's the Avalanche.

 
April 23, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

may be able to play a interteam scramble with the Red Wings at the rate they're going Phantom

Sadly, the Flyers are already there and waiting.

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