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Old 09-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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Not worried about Flip. He might turn out to be overpaid, but that's the nature of free agency. I think he'll be a valuable top-6 forward for most of his contract and be tradeable if at some point one of the kid's takes his spot.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:50 PM
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I think his defensive play can make a big difference and hopefully inspire the rest of the team (particularly the top 6) to play the two way game needed to keep pucks out.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:16 PM
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I think his defensive play can make a big difference and hopefully inspire the rest of the team (particularly the top 6) to play the two way game needed to keep pucks out.
Convincing Purcell, Stamkos, St.Louis and Carle not to do that cutesy no-look drop pass at the blue line alone will save five or six goals next year.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:11 PM
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Convincing Purcell, Stamkos, St.Louis and Carle not to do that cutesy no-look drop pass at the blue line alone will save five or six goals next year.
This. For god's sakes!
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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I think his defensive play can make a big difference and hopefully inspire the rest of the team (particularly the top 6) to play the two way game needed to keep pucks out.
Add "puck possession" next to defensive play and what you said is the whole reason he was nabbed in free agency.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:37 PM
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Add "puck possession" next to defensive play and what you said is the whole reason he was nabbed in free agency.
Puck Possession - do we have anyone who can hold a cup of tea with VF and his puck possession skills? Not a single soul as soon as someone pressures them.

Now if we can Get Marty, Stammer, Charmin, Malone and Hedman to suck it up and carry the puck versus the drop pass to the opponent forwards.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:43 PM
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Puck Possession - do we have anyone who can hold a cup of tea with VF and his puck possession skills? Not a single soul as soon as someone pressures them.

Now if we can Get Marty, Stammer, Charmin, Malone and Hedman to suck it up and carry the puck versus the drop pass to the opponent forwards.
Again IIRC it's not about sucking it up, as if MSL, SS et al are too afraid or lazy to do it, but rather about leaving them to build speed check-free and then gain possession. That idiotic blind drop pass at the line, though--I'm with you...about to go bald from doing this every time they do it →

It must say something about this team that I actually don't even know who "Charmin" is supposed to be
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:03 AM
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Convincing Purcell, Stamkos, St.Louis and Carle not to do that cutesy no-look drop pass at the blue line alone will save five or six goals next year.
Yup. Because of the way he controls the puck, he doesn't need to drop it or otherwise dispose of it at he blueline. His linemates just need to find open ice and get in shooting position. Thats gonna be huge.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:58 AM
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Again IIRC it's not about sucking it up, as if MSL, SS et al are too afraid or lazy to do it, but rather about leaving them to build speed check-free and then gain possession. That idiotic blind drop pass at the line, though--I'm with you...about to go bald from doing this every time they do it →

It must say something about this team that I actually don't even know who "Charmin" is supposed to be
Charmin = Purcell..... the stout forward supreme....... LOL
My whole reference is strictly to the "Drop Pass".....
It's a disease for this team.
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