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Old 05-02-2013, 09:55 PM
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So wait... is this Palat kid good?

Woot!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:04 PM
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Desjardins allowed another soft wraparound goal. He's terrifying to watch, and with Helenius back in Finland attending to a family matter, Desjardins is all the Crunch have. BriseBois was insane to trade Tic for this guy. He's a battler, but his mechanics are a hot friggin' mess right now.

Connolly made that tying goal. Deceptive speed to blow by the d-man and then a nice backhand pass to Palat before going behind the net for the tying goal.

Richard Panik won't be getting any Christmas cards from Portland. He had the entire team chasing after him by game's end, including right before the handshake line. He's learned the art of s**t talking in English, apparently. Unfortunately for Portland, he's also stronger than just about anyone on their roster, so he can physically handle himself if you tick him off.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:12 PM
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Desjardins allowed another soft wraparound goal. He's terrifying to watch, and with Helenius back in Finland attending to a family matter, Desjardins is all the Crunch have. BriseBois was insane to trade Tic for this guy. He's a battler, but his mechanics are a hot friggin' mess right now.

Connolly made that tying goal. Deceptive speed to blow by the d-man and then a nice backhand pass to Palat before going behind the net for the tying goal.

Richard Panik won't be getting any Christmas cards from Portland. He had the entire team chasing after him by game's end, including right before the handshake line. He's learned the art of s**t talking in English, apparently. Unfortunately for Portland, he's also stronger than just about anyone on their roster, so he can physically handle himself if you tick him off.
The nastiness of Panik is something the Bolts can sure make use of next year. Not only that he can outright play the game.
Palat - sneaky good player solid all around game for this young lad and Connolly give the boy a birthday assist for the tying goal in regulation.
Lot's to like about the youngsters they just don't know what it is to quit. Sure hope that translates to the big leagues next year.

Desjardins sure not one of his better games but some how hung in there to get the 'W' in OT. A tougher task next series against the Penguins but at least they don't have Syd the kid on the team.


Should be fun to watch / listen to that series.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:21 AM
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Desjardins allowed another soft wraparound goal. He's terrifying to watch, and with Helenius back in Finland attending to a family matter, Desjardins is all the Crunch have. BriseBois was insane to trade Tic for this guy. He's a battler, but his mechanics are a hot friggin' mess right now.

Connolly made that tying goal. Deceptive speed to blow by the d-man and then a nice backhand pass to Palat before going behind the net for the tying goal.

Richard Panik won't be getting any Christmas cards from Portland. He had the entire team chasing after him by game's end, including right before the handshake line. He's learned the art of s**t talking in English, apparently. Unfortunately for Portland, he's also stronger than just about anyone on their roster, so he can physically handle himself if you tick him off.
I forgot what excuse we formulated for Tic being dealt for Desjardins. I miss Tic. And the Crunch could really use him right now.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:17 AM
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A question from a long time lurker: What do you think of Rob Zettler as the head coach in Syracuse?

It's probably to early to tell, but do you have any impressions? I would really like to have a Cooperish coach to bring out the best in the Kucherovs and Koekkek's coming up.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:13 PM
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Way too early to tell, but it's hard not to be pleased with getting a sweep right out of the gates. I don't think he's special the way Coop is, but he might not need to be to keep the machine the Lightning have built in the AHL rolling.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:17 PM
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We got Springfield in the second round. How do we match up?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:15 PM
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I prefer the matchup slightly to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, but Springfield is pretty loaded, too.

Curtis McElhinney has has a very good AHL career. They've got veteran leadership with Ryan Craig. They've got young talents like Audy-Marchessault and Johansen and Jenner. They won't be an easy out.

Syracuse is more explosive and probably slightly better defensively. But, they kick our ass in the goaltending department, which is a great equalizer come playoff time.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:16 PM
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Syracuse wipes the floor with McElhinney in Game One. Palat/Tyler (Johnson)/Panik, the PTP'ers, responsible for 3 goals. Syracuse's second and third lines each accounted for goals, as well.

If McElhinney doesn't play well, Springfield's got no prayer. Syracuse is too explosive with that top line and too deep for them to get into a track meet with the Crunch. Namestnikov's an extra forward for Syracuse and I think he'd be no worse than a 2nd liner for Springfield, and they've got nothing approaching what Syracuse's first line is. No one in the AHL has for the last 1-1/2 years with the exception of what Oklahoma City got to borrow from Edmonton during the lockout.
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Syracuse wipes the floor with McElhinney in Game One.
Another Lightning goalie ruined by Franz Jean.
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