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#61 cgb6397

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. There was clearly a drop off in goals last year, as expected with the loss of Parise, now this year we'll be twice the drop off, as Clarky and Kovy are departing. With these three key figures gone, the style of play that brought us to the SCF will probably no longer work. So, instead of trying to create offense by signings, and signings, mind you of a weak FA class, we should work with what we have, and revert back to our old ways.

 

The Neutral Zone Trap folks. With the lack of goal scoring last year, we may as well have played the trap. So what I'm proposing, is put together a group of big, physical forwards (maybe sign Penner and put him in a bottom six, grinder role, maybe on a line with Carter and Bernier) and let our strong suit, our defensemen and the Marty/Schneider win us games.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:20 PM


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

He's got a good shot and seemingly quick hands, but he isn't going to be playing with any #13 or #40's here. Hope he can create a little for himself.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

This has high risk high reward written all over it.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Looks like a Sykora, needs to be set up, although he did have some nice asissts in that video.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

He's got a good shot and seemingly quick hands, but he isn't going to be playing with any #13 or #40's here. Hope he can create a little for himself.

 

True enough but we do have a #26 who doesn't have anyone on his level to play with.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

Looks like a Sykora, needs to be set up, although he did have some nice asissts in that video.

Sykora was slow, easily exhausted, and on the wrong side of 35. This isn't Sykora.


True enough but we do have a #26 who doesn't have anyone on his level to play with.

Isn't Elias best used when playing with Ryder, though?

 

I'm struggling to see where Brunner fits if we're still looking to add another goal-scorer. This seems like it, to me, and I don't know if I would have picked Brunner over Grabo or Boyes or Jags.


I also have to question the lack of news about Henrique. I don't know how the rules work, but do sign-and-trades work in the NHL?


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

Sykora was slow, easily exhausted, and on the wrong side of 35. This isn't Sykora.

Meant his goal scoring, he is getting set up and not generating his own chances.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

Lou bis in panic mode I hope he doesn't overpay like Clowe.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

Meant his goal scoring, he is getting set up and not generating his own chances.

Could be interesting to have Brunner or Boyes on a line with Loktionov and Clowe. Clowe does the dirty work in the corners and Loktionov works his magic at passing.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:48 PM

Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. There was clearly a drop off in goals last year, as expected with the loss of Parise, now this year we'll be twice the drop off, as Clarky and Kovy are departing. With these three key figures gone, the style of play that brought us to the SCF will probably no longer work. So, instead of trying to create offense by signings, and signings, mind you of a weak FA class, we should work with what we have, and revert back to our old ways.

 

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The Devils aren't built to play the Trap, but it doesn't matter.  Now that hooking and holding aren't a part of hockey's fabric, the trap is best played with smaller forwards who can take advantage of opponent's mistakes with the puck in the neutral zone.  The Devils don't really have that.  They have a bunch of big forwards:  Clowe, Zubrus, Olesz, Zajac, Bernier - their game is just going to be more focused on grinding down the opponent in his own zone.  That prevents the opposition from getting the puck and having it in our zone.  The Devils' system is NOT an offensive one even though it's predicated on having the puck in the opposition's end - and Kovalchuk wasn't very good at playing it, either.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

everyone says he is really good in shootouts. how many shootout attempts has he had?


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

everyone says he is really good in shootouts. how many shootout attempts has he had?

 

2 for 7. He's not "really good", he just had one highlight-reel move against Columbus that everyone has seen.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

Well he can score, that's nice. Just don't overpay unless its a 1 yr.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

Any little thing to be excited about at this point is ok with me. I'd like to see what this guy can do.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

You can't really play the trap anyway.    To me, "play the trap" means concede 2/3rds of the rink to the opponent, let them shoot from outside, block shots and hope you can counterattack.    If you aspire to be the Rangers, great...  but all that seemed to do was hold them back.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

2 for 7. He's not "really good", he just had one highlight-reel move against Columbus that everyone has seen.

 

Well, we can't really conclude whether he is or isn't good from 7 attempts.  What we can conclude is that Detroit thinks he was one of their best shootout guys because they used him in 7 shootouts.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

You can't really play the trap anyway. To me, "play the trap" means concede 2/3rds of the rink to the opponent, let them shoot from outside, block shots and hope you can counterattack. If you aspire to be the Rangers, great... but all that seemed to do was hold them back.


Or it drew blood from a stone. We'll see.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

Judging by his shot, I could see him having a 14% shooting percentage season or better. Playing the point on the PP may hurt him a bit but if he can take 200 shots at 14% he is nearly a 30 goal scorer.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

I waited a day or so before posting again, now that the rat has left town and the dust is settling. We are in a better situation then I thought listening to all the smart posters and even the some of the islander fans ( go figure) negative crap, in the long run picking up players like Brunner and watching prospects build in a couple seasons we will be ok! Not only that I am now really looking forward to a hungry group of players, when we have won in the past we did it with several 20+ goal scores not big flashy names. We made the names.
I do hope that the league gives us back our 1st rounder but I'm not holding my breath.
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