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#21 2ELIAS6

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

i forgot gelinas had an issue last night.. took a shot to the hand i believe if i recall correctly
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:19 PM

I hope he's playing.

 

Greene - Fayne

Gelinas - Larsson

Merrill - Zidlicky

 

Those are 2 really good offensive pairings (bottom two), and one good 2-way pairing (Greene and Fayne).

 

Really good? Two rookies, a 3rd year guy who has yet to blossom, and Zidlicky is nowhere near "really good". I'm as much of a believer that Merrill/Gelinas/Larsson will amount to something, but those pairings are barely "NHL level" good at this point. I know we're forced to, but thats the lineup you play when you're 20 points out of a playoff spot and need to see what the kids have.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:55 PM

Really good? Two rookies, a 3rd year guy who has yet to blossom, and Zidlicky is nowhere near "really good". I'm as much of a believer that Merrill/Gelinas/Larsson will amount to something, but those pairings are barely "NHL level" good at this point. I know we're forced to, but thats the lineup you play when you're 20 points out of a playoff spot and need to see what the kids have.

 

Zidlicky has been our best defenseman by far.  Greene and Fayne have also been pretty good.  So far Gelinas and Larsson has worked out really well, but it is still too early to truly see what we have in them.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Zidlicky has been our best defenseman by far.  Greene and Fayne have also been pretty good.  So far Gelinas and Larsson has worked out really well, but it is still too early to truly see what we have in them.

If you only look at points, yes, you're right. Greene has been the best defenseman, period. He plays big minutes against top lines and never really has a WTF moment. Fayne is close and I think could become better, he just needs consistent playing time. Hopefully he stays in the line-up from here out. Zid, while playing well, is nowhere near our best defenseman. He does provide an element of offense and speed that no one else on the back end can do.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

If you only look at points, yes, you're right. Greene has been the best defenseman, period. He plays big minutes against top lines and never really has a WTF moment. Fayne is close and I think could become better, he just needs consistent playing time. Hopefully he stays in the line-up from here out. Zid, while playing well, is nowhere near our best defenseman. He does provide an element of offense and speed that no one else on the back end can do.

 

Zid makes some defensive mistakes, but he does actually know how to play defensively.  This year he hasn't been bad defensively.  Greene has been excellent.  Don't get me wrong.  But his offensive game has been lacking.  I think overall Zid has been our best d-man.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

Zid makes some defensive mistakes, but he does actually know how to play defensively.  This year he hasn't been bad defensively.  Greene has been excellent.  Don't get me wrong.  But his offensive game has been lacking.  I think overall Zid has been our best d-man.

Lacking what? Greene was never an offensive dynamo save for that one 30 something point season a few years back when he took Martin's place. Zid has played well, but he has at least one WTF moment every game.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:17 PM

I know nothing of gelinas' personality but whenever a young player comes up and looks as good as he did I worry that they may get a little too comfortable... And wind up having games like last night.

Not saying this is the case but at the very least Merrill can push gelinas similarly to how gelinas seemed to push Larsson (who has looked great since gelinas came up)
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

If Merrill's up, you want him to play, and that means somebody has to sit. Volch is playing decently, and he's your big guy, so you sit Gellinas, Fayne, or Larsson. IMO Larsson and Fayne need to play. If Gellinas is hurting at all, he should sit.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

Maybe Merrill is being showcased


He's pretty much our only prospect of value. You dont trade your only prospect.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:19 PM

Can someone make a southpark meme, jon merril finally gets called up aaaaaaaaand hes gone
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

WOW

 

Welcome to the NHL, Mr. Merrill....

 

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:21 PM

Damn! I hope he is okay, that was a weird fall. So much blood, maybe just the visor? seemed high up on his face though


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

Yeah I think/ hope that's one that just looks worse than it is.

We're down to 5 defensemen on a 2 nd if a back to back. I shudder what they'll look like in the 3rd.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

Greene is the better man. Zids may put points but he's a defensive liability. He's not horrible he's like mediocre.he should be a la burns. On offense. But burns is a good defensemen.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

And now he's dead.    Seriously, Murphy's Law.   Call the guy up for someone who may or may not be injured, and then he gets gouged in the face by his visor and ends up on Planet Zutar


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

Yeah I think/ hope that's one that just looks worse than it is.

We're down to 5 defensemen on a 2 nd if a back to back. I shudder what they'll look like in the 3rd.

good thing we have Urbom in the minors to call up.......oh crap


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:51 PM

Did someone seriously curse this team?


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Can someone make a southpark meme, jon merril finally gets called up aaaaaaaaand hes gone

 

Aaaaaaand he's gone

 

 

Seriously though, that was a nasty collision.  Hope he's alright.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Did someone seriously curse this team?

thats not the issue... they just have no decent talent.. take a look at the roster.. our best player right now is almost 42.. our best player on the team is elias and the man is 37..
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

thats not the issue... they just have no decent talent.. take a look at the roster.. our best player right now is almost 42.. our best player on the team is elias and the man is 37..

I think he means Merrill getting hurt on his first (or second) shift


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