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#221 MadDog2020

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

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Brodeur on Clarkson: “I told him, ‘If you want to score 30 you’ve got to score one today.’ He scored, so he told me he’s on pace for 48 now” Lmfao.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

Josefson has hardly skated all week - limiting him was a good move. He didn't get much 5 on 5 time but he got time on the PP and the PK.

Liked what Matteau brought - had a few rookie foul ups but I liked the energy, he didn't try to do too much.

Stephen Gionta cannot be playing 15 minutes a night at the NHL level though, something has to be done to nip that in the bud.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

It's a glorified pre-season game and their most fit player is playing on his wrong-side wing.


Kovalchuk isn't moving back to LW with DeBoer as coach (unless there are major injuries, and even then only maybe).
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Pleasantly surprised by Matteau tonight. Said he was nervous but he looked pretty confident out there. Couple missed passes and minor mistakes, but no really poor decisions that I saw. Kept it simple. Used his size well for his age. Looks like he'll be a pretty solid bottom 6 forward for us very soon, if not this year.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Stephen Gionta cannot be playing 15 minutes a night at the NHL level though, something has to be done to nip that in the bud.


Why not? He didn't do anything wrong, nor has he in his progressively larger sample size. He was solid on the PK, his line established a solid forecheck, he has chemistry with Bernier and Carter, and he won a huge faceoff at the end. I see him as a below average 3rd liner or an elite 4th liner, but I see no reason he can't play decent NHL minutes.

Surely Matteau won't be on the team for much more of the year.


I'd like to see him play on a line without Cam before I judge him. If he plays with Josefson and Clarkson and does well, I don't see why he can't stick around. He's certainly better than the guys we have in the AHL. Now, if we bring in a decent forward and he's gonna be riding the pine, that's a different story.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

Kovalchuk isn't moving back to LW with DeBoer as coach (unless there are major injuries, and even then only maybe).


Or they actually get more depth at RW besides Clarkson.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

in the first the puck that was hit out by zajac i was able to get tonight :dizzy:
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Really liked what I saw out of Teds and Stefan.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Some missed opportunties in hitting the back of the net as this should have been an easier win. The defensive breakdown ruining a shutout was ugly, but overall a solid effort.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

Or they actually get more depth at RW besides Clarkson.


He's playing with a RW. Zubrus can play any position. They had a rush with each other that was an utter mess because they're both on their wrong-sides, shooting wise. I don't know if I see the benefit, since it's no longer being done to conform to Parise's game.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Whats all the hate for Greene. I was at the game and thought he was one of our better defensemen where Volchenkov Sal and Zid were shoved off the puck more.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

He's playing with a RW. Zubrus can play any position. They had a rush with each other that was an utter mess because they're both on their wrong-sides, shooting wise. I don't know if I see the benefit, since it's no longer being done to conform to Parise's game.


I just assumed he was moving back to LW before camp bc that guy in Minnesota left adn then boom he wasn't. It's not like they have a trove of LW's and wouldn't be able to fit him there
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:56 AM

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

I thought Tallinder had a very strong game, good transition, good stretch passes all night. Well deserved assist and plus 2 on the night.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:15 AM

Thought we controlled the game well from the off last night. They moved the puck around well and most of the time were quick to shut down the Islanders' attack. Matteau had a great debut, he's got a good future with the Devils. Apart from the great chance in the first, I though Tedenby looked a bit out of it; just didn't quite get into it as much as he could have but he has some good skates on him so will hopefully see more of him this season. Here's to the first 2 points of the season and long may it continue!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

In many ways (Tedenby, Clarkson, defense, Marty) this was better than I'd dare to hope for.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

I thought Tallinder had a very strong game, good transition, good stretch passes all night. Well deserved assist and plus 2 on the night.

He did have a terrible play when he whiffed on a hit at the blueline, and then hooked/slashed the player leading to a penalty where the Isles scored. That was out of character a bit.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Or they actually get more depth at RW besides Clarkson.


RW...Lou says Damien in a fruedian slip..hmmm
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Why not? He didn't do anything wrong, nor has he in his progressively larger sample size. He was solid on the PK, his line established a solid forecheck, he has chemistry with Bernier and Carter, and he won a huge faceoff at the end. I see him as a below average 3rd liner or an elite 4th liner, but I see no reason he can't play decent NHL minutes.


He's neither. I haven't finished looking at the playoffs, but through two rounds, Gionta was at 43% Fenwick. Now I know DeBoer didn't protect them at all, but I can't imagine it gets better as the playoffs move along.

He's playing with a RW. Zubrus can play any position. They had a rush with each other that was an utter mess because they're both on their wrong-sides, shooting wise. I don't know if I see the benefit, since it's no longer being done to conform to Parise's game.


I think it's for defense/transition reasons.
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