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#61 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:42 PM

Albany is battling injuries up front as well. I agree with Tri, Veilleux is the best option available. He will give good board play and could chip in the odd goal.

The last year he played with Tampa, he was with the worst possible linemates and had decently tough competition. He draws more penalties then he takes, plus he had a zone start of 39%. I think it's safe to say he got really tough minutes in Tampa. His relative CORSI in Tampa was +.1. Thinking about this...how the hell didn't he stay in the NHL after this season.

09-10
Relative CORSI QOC - .423
Relative CORSI QOT - -2.251
PDO - 961
On CORSI - -4.74
Relative CORSI - +.1
Zone start - 39.4%
PTake - .9
Pdraw - 1.2

08-09
Relative CORSI QOC - .899
Relative CORSI QOT - -1.209
PDO - 977
On CORSI - -10.33
Relative CORSI - -6.6
Zone start - 29.0%
PTake - .7
Pdraw - 1.0

This guy should on on our 4th line, it may become respectable.

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac, 25 October 2011 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:51 PM

Here's hoping Kovy doesn't keel over from playing 60 minutes.....


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#63 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

How much better would a Veilleux - Steckel - Zharkov 4th line be :/
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:06 PM

yeah i like veilleux too but he's always been a bad shooter and his linemates haven't helped. also he had some real awful seasons abroad last year. but i think he should get the call up if the 4th line continues to flounder.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

How much better would a Veilleux - Steckel - Zharkov 4th line be :/

dont be fooled by Steckel. After watching several games of him in Toronto, it is apparent that he didnt try here. In the game last night, he put more effort in one period than he did in the 15+ games here.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:12 PM

dont be fooled by Steckel. After watching several games of him in Toronto, it is apparent that he didnt try here. In the game last night, he put more effort in one period than he did in the 15+ games here.


I'm not fooled by Steckel, probably a poor 3rd line center but a great 4th line center..especially with linemates like Zharkov and Veilleux.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

I'm not fooled by Steckel, probably a poor 3rd line center but a great 4th line center..especially with linemates like Zharkov and Veilleux.

Well, iirc, you were happy (or maybe indifferent) about the Steckel trade. What has made you change your mind? Is it that Deboer has chosen the wrong guys, or Steckel has proved you wrong in TOR?
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#68 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

Well, iirc, you were happy (or maybe indifferent) about the Steckel trade. What has made you change your mind? Is it that Deboer has chosen the wrong guys, or Steckel has proved you wrong in TOR?


I hated the trade all along. I knew our 4th line would instantly suck.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:28 PM

yeah i like veilleux too but he's always been a bad shooter and his linemates haven't helped. also he had some real awful seasons abroad last year. but i think he should get the call up if the 4th line continues to flounder.


+1, though he and Zharkov would not be a good combo -- 2 lousy shooters. Might as well keep a goon.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

How much better would a Veilleux - Steckel - Zharkov 4th line be :/


what's the identity? all you've got is a guy that plays well on the boards, a faceoff ace who can PK and a guy who seems to drive play and draw penalties but can't score.
there's nobody there that can keep clarkson from fighting, "create energy", or allow for easy kovy double shifts.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

Maybe we should actually make some decent moves and sign some good players instead of plugging holes.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:54 PM

that would be one fast line damn, Kovy Parise Tedenby... but Teddy seems to be the only one making Clarkson score so i'd keep them together

the game starts at 11:30 (my time) its gonna be a late one geez

wait what? where are you from?
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:10 PM

what's the identity? all you've got is a guy that plays well on the boards, a faceoff ace who can PK and a guy who seems to drive play and draw penalties but can't score.
there's nobody there that can keep clarkson from fighting, "create energy", or allow for easy kovy double shifts.


Identity is overrated. I think a 4th line pinning the other team for 45 seconds is better then a fight.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:14 PM

Cmon boys. lookin for a W tonight


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:15 PM

Identity is overrated. I think a 4th line pinning the other team for 45 seconds is better then a fight.


sundstrom was joking. but yeah, the steckel trade was not a good one, it'd be nice to have him right now.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

sundstrom was joking. but yeah, the steckel trade was not a good one, it'd be nice to have him right now.



Right over the head Sundstrom lol
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

we need this game.

i dont wanna go back to basically .500 and i dont want to see this team lose even more confidence after these injuries..

its ok, we're gonna do work lets gooooo! :cheers:
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

Maybe we should actually make some decent moves and sign some good players instead of plugging holes.



Yes...this has been the problem for a few years now,......Lou thinking the AHLers or 4th line signings will become the "next" this or that, but wishful thinking will only get you so far...you get what you pay for (sorry for the negativity)
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:49 PM

Maybe we should actually make some decent moves and sign some good players instead of plugging holes.


Now theres a thought.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:52 PM

Big game..Can't fall down early again..This team feels very very vulnerable right now..need some wins to prevent a free fall in my opinion.
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