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#321 SMantzas

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

That doesn't make me feel all that better. It's like telling the Blues that they shouldn't have been disappointed with Erik Johnson because he could have been Alexander Daigle.

The thing makes Schenn such a disaster was that the Flyers gave up on JVR for him. Especially when it was clear for a lot of people to see that Schenn had all the hallmarks of being a disappointment while he was in Toronto, while JVR was a 20 goal scorer in his second pro year.


The thing that makes Luke Schenn a disaster is that he is actually bad at hockey. Larsson's hockey IQ is off the charts while Schenn's is rather low
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

That doesn't make me feel all that better.  It's like telling the Blues that they shouldn't have been disappointed with Erik Johnson because he could have been Alexander Daigle.

 

The thing makes Schenn such a disaster was that the Flyers gave up on JVR for him.  Especially when it was clear for a lot of people to see that Schenn had all the hallmarks of being a disappointment while he was in Toronto, while JVR was a 20 goal scorer in his second pro year.

 

EDIT:  And yes I realize that Erik Johnson netted the Blues a pretty good return in a trade, but you get the idea.

 

The point is that players aren't always successful in the top 10 and it's not bad scouting or otherwise that makes that be so or not so.  Brett Connolly hasn't made the Lightning, Ryan Strome hasn't made the Islanders, etc. etc.  You're not guaranteed a star player.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:45 AM

The point is that players aren't always successful in the top 10 and it's not bad scouting or otherwise that makes that be so or not so.  Brett Connolly hasn't made the Lightning, Ryan Strome hasn't made the Islanders, etc. etc.  You're not guaranteed a star player.

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:04 PM

It's been quite clear to me that since he was paired with Gelinas, he's looked much better. I assume he has played softer minutes than when he was paired with Greene, but still. Maybe that's the vote of confidence he needed, to be The Guy™ on a pairing, rather than be babysat.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:14 PM

It's been quite clear to me that since he was paired with Gelinas, he's looked much better. I assume he has played softer minutes than when he was paired with Greene, but still. Maybe that's the vote of confidence he needed, to be The Guy™ on a pairing, rather than be babysat.

 

Yea, it does seem that way. Last night on a partial 3 vs. 2 when he was motioning for gelinas to fade back and get the guys coming in late (led to the shot block that hurt Gelinas) was great communication. Larsson clearly is a heady player and I think putting him with a less experienced player is forcing him to be the one teaching and it is giving him confidence. The best way to learn is to teach.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

It's been quite clear to me that since he was paired with Gelinas, he's looked much better. I assume he has played softer minutes than when he was paired with Greene, but still. Maybe that's the vote of confidence he needed, to be The Guy™ on a pairing, rather than be babysat.

I think Greene has looked better since the split too


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:59 PM

Think it's a good place to point out Larsson and gelly had both primary assists off their point shot deflections. Good things happen when firing them to the net.

Admittedly, I missed the game but did these two play together again?
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:02 PM

Think it's a good place to point out Larsson and gelly had both primary assists off their point shot deflections. Good things happen when firing them to the net.

Admittedly, I missed the game but did these two play together again?

 

Yes. 


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

I think that pairing is good for him, he's the boss of the two, directing Gelinas around.    Instead of maybe being passive and deferring to the vet he's playing with, he's the vet.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

Will be interesting to see how Larsson does tonight if Gelinas is indeed out of the lineup.
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:50 PM

I think that pairing is good for him, he's the boss of the two, directing Gelinas around. Instead of maybe being passive and deferring to the vet he's playing with, he's the vet.


Totally agree. Takes the training wheels off. Developing into a papa bear defensemen
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

Larsson is turning into that player we need going forward.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

larsson is a gem


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