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PDB lineup/strategy changes for Game 4

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Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice

Defense pairs are the same with Tallinder and Larssen(sic) as the extras.

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Josefson got his experience in, which is a good thing. I agree that he needs to learn when to shoot but he has looked great otherwise. I like the move because Sykora may actually score a goal. There still need to be more shots.

Now if only they could fit Larsson in.

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NO WAY PDB sits Poni. He's one of the only big bodies we got to match up with them.

That's nice, he also hasn't done anything except wall the puck up here and there. With the way Zubrus is running cold now, there's only so many of the same guy you can have out there.

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TG:

Sykora-Elias-Zubrus line's first game together was 10/25/11 at LA. They accounted for all 3 goals in 3-0 win. But LA goalie was Bernier.

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Sykora shouldn't be going in for someone with legs, when there's so few guys with them. Zubrus/Clarkson/Poni are an utter slog right now.

The Kings' size is a lot more of a problem than their quickness. Neither Sykora or Josefson will help that but Sykora 'might' help the scoring. Plus it could be his last-ever NHL game, you know he'll be ready to go.

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Sykoras shot should've been in for the too scared to shoot josefson a long time ago.

Shot: Sykora > Josefson

Virtually everything else: Josefson > Sykora

But at this point, who cares. Might as well try putting Sykora in.

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Watched the practice at Toyota Center today about 2 hours ago.

Make no mistake - scratches came on at 12:40; team @ 1:00pm.

Hard practice, lots of passing drills, lots of boardwork drills. An interesting passing/one timer drill with the forwards lined up like a game of horse in front of the net.

Dave Barr worked a lot on blueline defensive boardwork with Larsson and Carter. They were smiling and having fun.

An interesting heated exchange between Cam and Boulton at the end when the scratches remained - but it seemed to simmer down.

Kovy is noticeably labored in skating and shot speed.

Lou watched a good portion of it from about 2 feet away from me while eating a chocolate bar. I asked him how he was holding up and he replied simply "OK".

Larry was in a good mood and signed a lot of autographs later at the bus.

TSN was shooting there and Dreger, Bmac, and Co. were all present.

Most folks stopped for autographs at the bus except MB30, Elias, ZP, Yayo (got right on the bus) and Zubrus.

I kept my distance to give the guys some respect and a wide berth given the situation.

Surprisingly, not a tense practice.

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I've heard "YAYO" several times. Who is this referring to?

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I've heard "YAYO" several times. Who is this referring to?

Josefson

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Sykora shouldn't be going in for someone with legs, when there's so few guys with them. Zubrus/Clarkson/Poni are an utter slog right now.

So true. We don't need to lose fresh legs and speed right now. Especially when there are other players who are more of a liability right now.

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Maybe Sykora can get Patty going too -- sort of a two-for-one deal.

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The Sykora-Elias chemistry factor has been dead for awhile now. Its a myth.

Some just can't let go of decades old memories.

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Watched the practice at Toyota Center today about 2 hours ago.

Make no mistake - scratches came on at 12:40; team @ 1:00pm.

Thanks for the update. Lou eating a chocolate bar like a boss

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The Sykora-Elias chemistry factor has been dead for awhile now. Its a myth.

Some just can't let go of decades old memories.

Not true at all. They still have great chemistry. But chemistry can't do what it once did when you are 35 (Sykora) and 36 (Elias).

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Not true at all. They still have great chemistry. But chemistry can't do what it once did when you are 35 (Sykora) and 36 (Elias).

agreed

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I want Pete to score a goal sooooo bad tomorrow...

I honestly thought he should have been in for Game 3....it was apparent at that time we were having trouble getting pucks past Quick....

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Do a shot every time Zubs or Clarky falls down and another every time they attempt to draw a penalty/whine to the refs... guarantee you'll be drunk by the end of the 1st.

Let's see if points can take one-timers instead of playing with the puck like it's a 7 course meal.

BTW, is PDB/Oates going to stencil the DEVS power-play on the ice for the Kings again in game 4?

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An interesting heated exchange between Cam and Boulton at the end when the scratches remained - but it seemed to simmer down.

"You're irrelevant!"

"No you're irrelevant!"

"No you are!"

"No you are!"

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For whatever reasons, JJ simply cannot score. He's snakebit. Maybe next season will be his "Clarkson" type year.

but for now Sykora gives us a much better chance of getting a goal than JJ does.

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"You're irrelevant!"

"No you're irrelevant!"

"No you are!"

"No you are!"

Haha seems about right

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