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#987209 Raising No. 27

Posted by ATLL765 on 04 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

He deserves to have his number retired without a doubt. Anyone who says otherwise is just 100% wrong and every reason they have for thinking the way they do is a crappy reason. Niedermayer spent many great years here and contributed to the success of this team in ways that very few players have. To deny him of this is to deny that he had that great an impact on this team and that's just plain wrong.
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#981889 Corrente out with shoulder injury

Posted by ATLL765 on 19 January 2011 - 12:56 PM

While Taormina definitely played above and beyond what all of thought he would, he wasn't exactly the greatest in his own end. He was definitely adept on the offensive side of the puck, but his defensive game left a lot to be desired imo. So while him coming back will be a boost for the team, I think in his absence, some here may have over glorified his defensive play in their minds and are setting themselves up to be disappointed when he comes back and our defense isn't any better. Especially with the fact that his injury will most likely leave him rusty and in need of a few games to get back into 100% game shape and then a few more to be back into a comfortable groove with his play.

Basically, when he gets back it will help the team, but in no way is his presence going to make theis D corps substantially more sound in it's own end.

I think the best we can hope for is that he comes back and he gets our PP back into a groove and can really help us win some games.
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#979305 David Clarkson

Posted by ATLL765 on 11 January 2011 - 01:53 AM

I think Clarkson has really suffered from the injury last year. He's seemed to have a lot more problems skating, not that he was a great skater before he got hurt, but it seems since then he has been a worse skater.

The past week or so, he has looked better. He has the goals he put up, but he seemed to be moving up the ice quicker and throwing a few more hits than he had been. He also hasn't been out of position nearly as much as he had been earlier this season.

I definitely believe that he benefits greatly from having Lemaire around. He seemed to be able to get Clarkson to play better than we all thought he could play. Under Lemaire last season, he appeared to be on pace to score about 20 goals and 20 assists and that's certainly the best anyone could ever hope to get out of Clarkson.

Though with the injury to his ankle last year, I think he'll never be quite as strong on the puck as he was because I feel like he's not as confident in the strength of that ankle. He seems to be more hesitant to carry the puck through the zone like he used to, he barely fights anymore and this leads me to believe that he is concerned that doing those things might cause him to re-injure that ankle

That's my 2 cents on Clarkson.
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#972937 Bizarre Tweet of the year

Posted by ATLL765 on 28 December 2010 - 03:19 AM

I feel bad for Zajac and Elias. Sleeping in your car, even though I'm sure they were in a real nice one, is not fun. They all should have gotten hotel rooms in Newark for the night and saved themselves all this trouble. What a bummer.
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