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Everything posted by gocanes0506

  1. Options so far: Shipachyov- LV told his agent he could look for a trade Duchene Galchenyuk? Wallmark
  2. Im going to the Saturday game. Anyone want anything watched / reported back?
  3. What difference does losing by 1 or losing by 4 with two open netters make? Its a loss in point standings. The team will know where there effort level was. At the same time they wouldn’t be okay with either result because morale victories are for people expecting to lose.
  4. You are right it would be expensive but.... we have exceptional organizational depth. One big trade wouldn’t put us back below 10th in top prospect pools. If we move Hanifin, we have LV as the next call for a replacement. Although we have a potential scorers in Roy, Gauthier, and Saarela in the system we don’t have anyone who looks like a top line center. Aho, maybe. As long as we don’t move our 1st this year with a bunch of youngsters, Im good. 2019, fine. At least we aren’t Montreal or NYR with little depth and have many needs. If one of them makes big trade, they will have very little coming out of the system that isnt a bottom 6 guy. We can move Rask to soften the blow.
  5. Bb86 disclaimer: not every roster allows for these situations. typically on a scoring line you want a sniper, assist machine, and a dirty goal guy (in front of net guy that gathers the shooter’s rebounds for easy goals). Considerations for line creation: one of those three guys good at faceoffs? do they have chemistry? If not you got to mix it up your skill by position: if you don’t have a RW, LW and C that fits that combo then you have to change strategies. I.e every Canes lines. We go for speed, zone transition that will catch their defense before it sets, and possessing the puck until we find a hole/tire out the opposing team because they cant substitute. We do this because we don’t have any dirty goal guys and we have only one true sniper, skinner. Line speed: obviously you can’t force a true combo if one guy is slower than the other two. IMO chemistry is more important than getting a true sniper, assist machine, and dirty goal combo. Then again, non of what I just matters as sometimes you have to force a trio together to put a line out there. Lastly you want one solid, hard working shutdown line. To help defeat the other teams best forwards. 3 guys who know they are there to keep the puck from, take away the puck from, and overall annoy the crap out of their top line. Usually they start in the defensive zone and need to be able to win faceoffs regularly. We have 2. We were hoping Staal would return to offensive Staal (like the season we traded for him and paid him a butt load) because we have another shutdown line. We aren’t asking Staal and Co to take 60% defensive faceoffs so he should have more opportunities. We’ve seen a slight increase but not as much as we would hope. Hope this helps. There isn’t an exact science to it but here is some considerations.
  6. For you Rem but only the division Rankings order GF/G GA/G PP PK SF SA save% PIT 11 31 2 20 5 20 31 CLM 14 9 29 11 4 7 13 NJ 4 17 12 21 19 25 12 PHI 8 2 8 18 11 4 7 NYI 21 15 31 19 16 22 11 NYR 25 22 10 22 15 12 26 WAS 16 21 7 23 30 17 21 the strongest team is PHI. Top 11 in everything but PK, 18th. Columbus looks strong outside of their PP. Washington and the Rangers have some serious weaknesses outside of their PP.
  7. To me: early on it says we are a middle of the road team except wear it counts, goal scoring. If we were middle of the road goal scoring, we could have a couple more points in the standings now. Of course assuming that translates to more later as well.
  8. Team stat update: 25th in goals scored / game T-11th in goals allowed / game 10th in shots / game 8th in shots allowed / game 13th in PP 10th in PK 14th in save percentage fun fact: Edmonton, Carolina and Montreal are all at the bottom for goals per game but at the top for shots per game.
  9. They did say the scouting staff rarely reveals their rankings but they had Necas ranked 5th.
  10. Checkers won! 5-2. Carrick, Foegle, McKeown, Poturalski, and Stortini scored. ned stopped 20 of 22. Only giving up 22 shots while having 8 PKs is good. The 8 PKs arent good though. no Gauthier
  11. Basically you wrong for doing it but hey Ill do it too? ? the point isnt to judge playoff chances this early. Its more to check in on our division foes.
  12. And time for your metro update: NJ and Philadelphia out to a quick start. Columbus was expected. Capitals have lost 4 of 5 and aren’t looking good without a 50% shooting percentage from Ovi. We are tenth in the eastern despite playing the fewest games. All the teams ahead of us have played 2 or 3 games more.
  13. Carrick went back to Charlotte. TVR must be close or going to play tomorrow.
  14. To each his own, SD. The points in the standings are the same but we have posted 9 goals against injury riddled teams with backup goalies and 2 against healthy teams with starters. Both the Ws we had to hold on to dear life to win. Being outshot by 30 and having to play Slavin half the game doesn’t push me into a believer or say it was a great game. Faulk looked like a rookie defender out there last night and the third pairing played 9 minutes, or something like that. we held on and that is better than last year but Im not ready to get excited about our chances, yet. A win is a win, YAY, but my tune ain’t changing.
  15. 2-0-0 against backups 0-1-1 against starters we need more backup! Calgary bloggers were mentioning getting Lack his first game against us on Thursday. Hopefully we go 3-0-0 against backups. Then again Lack will be extra motivated to do well Thursday. Will still need to see consistent good hockey after 7 years of meh hockey before my tune changes.
  16. I believe we do but we are starting to see the same trends as last year. Can it change, yes, but we have seen this hockey before. It hasn’t ended well over the last 7. I would be a little less worried if we were seeing quality scoring chances and they weren’t going in. We aren’t. I’d be less worried if I saw more than Skinner and Aho playing a resemblance of an offensive game. We aren’t. I would be a little less worried if we weren’t one crazy skinner goal and a blown overtime 2 on 0 by the Wild from being 0-2-1. Again the season isnt over but it is gliding in the same direction as the last few.
  17. Skinner-Rask-Williams TT-Staal-Ryan/Kuokkanen Aho-Necas-Lindholm nordy-Kruger-Jooris slavin-faulk hanifin-pesce Fleury-Carrick Just a guess but could be interesting. Or could put the playmaking Kuokkanen to help setup Skinner and have Williams to score more with Staal. In the end, I would be we go with a sounder back checking with Ryan on Staal’s right.
  18. I wonder who Jooris will replace. Nordstrom maybe? McGinn has thrown the body around.
  19. ??? Why? I’d expect Cam to play one of the Edmonton or Calgary games. But needs to play? Have you seen Cam over the last 3 seasons?
  20. Zykov, Samuelsson, and Schlikey. Ned played goal last night. Reading the recap, Ned struggled handling the puck.
  21. Miller, Saarela, and Wallmark scored.
  22. That will be a tall task. Jets is a should win. The team is struggling to score and the goaltending is bad. A volume of shots may do us well in that game. Calgary and Edmonton games are going to be tough. Calgary is well built and plays strong defense. Edmonton has all the fire power. Calgary is probably Cam’s first game. With some momentum we could beat a good dallas team. Overall, one is a should win, one is a good chance of winning, and the other two are going to take firing on all cylinders to win type games. Would be great with a 4-1-1 record for team and fan confidence levels.
  23. Any chance we call him up and send Kuokkanen and Necas down? Kuokkanen and Necas’ contracts can roll. Foegele is 21 and cant roll anymore. If he is hot, insert him in the lineup. We need guys that can score.
  24. There has been a lot of scoring this opening week. Toronto put up 7 and 8 in 2 games i think, Chicago put up 10 in a game, Ovi, etc. i do agree Ovi is motivated by something. I don’t know how Washington will keep up without him staying on this pace.
  25. I am excited to announce Lakelivin the winner. He won the questions with 9 points and then recruiting the most votes for his picture (slight anti Staal bias maybe but still funny).
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