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  1. Diaz is out with a concussion tonight. Assuming Kaberle draws in. Edit: Just realized this has already been discussed haha Hopefully this means more minutes for Subban, and not Boullion.
  2. I always thought the biggest piece this team was missing was a Newfoundlander! Happy to see him back, but sorry to see Cole go.
  3. Kris Versteeg is out tonight with an upper-body injury according to NHL.com.
  4. Good trade for us. Totarski was a good prospect who still has some potential. Also is a few years younger than Desjardins who is a UFA after this season
  5. I think this is a good trade for us. Totarski was once a good prospect who still has a bit of potential. Also a few years younger than Desjardins who was going to be a UFA and the end of this season .
  6. I think my favorite part of an all Canadian match up is only having to listen to 1 anthem
  7. Gonchar will NOT play tonight for OTT. Starting to look like a should-win with Spezza and Gonchar out. Apparently the Sens struggled last night so hopefully that continues
  8. Send lineup for tonight per Dan Kramer: Milan Michalek - Peter Regin - Jakob Silfverberg Guillaume Latendresse - Kyle Turris - Daniel Alfredsson Colin Greening - Zack Smith - Chris Neil Erik Condra - Mika Zibanejad – Jim O’Brien Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson Sergei Gonchar – Mark Borowiecki Patrick Wiercioch - Chris Phillips Anderson get the start
  9. I like the idea of adding Mara. A cheap, reliable, steady, tough d man. With the compressed schedule we could take a guy like Boullion out of the lineup for a game here and there to rest him. He's a much cheaper option than Kaberle too, which is nice. But if (knock on wood) a guy like Markov goes down again Kaberle would be a better sub. That being said, if a decent offer comes along for Kaberle and/or Weber, we should jump at it. These guys are liabilities in our own end and are expendable. Especially if we do sign another depth guy
  10. Id love to see Bourque score tonight. He's been working hard so far this season
  11. Looking good so far. Whenever PK comes back our PP should get even more of a boost. Diaz, if he keeps up his solid play, does not deserve to be bumped down to the second unit just because of PK's return, plus this gives us 2 dangerous PP point units. For our PP's when Subbs gets back I would go: Gionta-Plekanec-Bourque Diaz-Markov Pacioretty-DD-Cole Subban-Kaberle And try to get Galchenuk some PP time. I'd like to try the triangle approach on the PP with Kaberle and Markov and the top of the triangle in their respective units, Subban and Diaz on the left and Plekanec and someone on the right side with the others crashing the net.
  12. Looks like a totally different player out there so far. When Subban comes back I would have PK line up with Boullion to start. Diaz's play has been great, so we don't need to rush Subban back on to the top pairing since he hasn't played in so long. Let Subban work his way back up the lineup. My opinion of our D core has changed dramatically with the play of Diaz and Emelin. Both look much more confident and much better than last year. Markov-Emelin Gorges-Subban Boullion-Diaz Looks pretty good to me.
  13. Just looked at some stats for both teams. Through 2 games, the Caps are averaging 36.5 shots against and 5 Goals against. Their PK is only as 58.3%, so hopefully we can get the PP working like it was against Florida and that can go a long way toward puling out a W. Also, Neuvirth is 4-1 with one SO and a 1.82 GAA. However those games scores, dating back to last season, were 3-0, 4-1, 3-2. We've been slowly improving against them so obviously that means we're getting a win tonight!
  14. Given all the negativity that surrounded the team after the first game, I'd like to focus on the what i liked in the first two games of the season. Now, I know we played a questionable Panthers team that were likely very tired, playing the second game of a back-to-back, but that doesn't mean we cant get at least a little excited about what we did right tonight, as well as in the Leafs game, whether its individual players' play, or what have you. Bourque: While I didnt really notice him late in the Panthers game, he has played very well so far. Rene is playing physical, showing hustle and and showing us how well he can play. If he can continue to play like this for a whole (well, shortened) season, I will be very pleased. Galchenyuk: Only in his second game as an 18 year old, he;s shown glimpses of what he is capable of. He's got a lightning quick release and is a strong guy. He shows hustle, back checks well and goes to the net as evidenced by his first NHL goal. (By the way, as I am writing this, Yakupov has also scored his first. What a start to the season for rookies) Gallagher: I know he is only 1 game deep, but he has done exactly what we know him for. Despite his size, he hits, and goes to the net. I see him as sort of a combination of Gionta and Brad Marchand. Small, fiesty, hits, scores and gets under people's skin. Prust: He has done exactly what we expect of him thus far. Plays physical, solid defensively, chipping in in the o-zone and picks up for team mates. Prust is quickly becoming one of my favorite players on this team. Also, I believe he was the one who got the puck for Galchenyuk after his goal. Markov: Works cant even express how pleased I am to see Markov playing the way he is. After a shaky, unfortunate 2 seasons, he finally looks healthy and I dont feel nervous when he takes a hit or goes into the corners. 2 goals tonight, he hasn't lost his offensive ability, thats for sure. He is being played in all situations and that will go a long way if he can stay healthy. Boullion: I, like a lot of people, kindof questioned this signing. In PK's absence, Frankie has been great. In his late 30's he still looks good on his skates and plays with an edge. His puck movement seems better than a remember, but maybe that;s just me. Diaz: His play overseas got me a little bit excited about him this season, but I didnt buy into it too much. He looks very smooth on his skates and just looks like a better overall player this year. Maybe if he gets more time with Markov on the PP he can put up some alright numbers. Carey Price: Well, not much to say here. Exactly what I expected. Great, consistent goalie. Classic Carey. 4th line: We FINALLY have a fourth line that can compete with the best of them. Great energy guys, all of whom can fight, defend, hit and chip in offensively. We can finally roll all four lines and not worry when that 4th line gets out there. Love this line Penalty kill: Any PK with Carey Price backstopping it, is probably going to be a good one. We have plenty of capable penalty killers in Pleks, Gionta, Bourque, Eller, White, Armstrong, Prust and Moen. This (hopefully) should take a lt of pressure off Plekanec. The PK was good despitegiving up 2 goals against T.O. Too bad we have to kil so many, but this is not the thread for that. Overall team toughness: Outside of guys like Emelin (who I wanted to put above, as well), Boo, Prust, White, etc, we are getting smoe toughness from guys like Gallagher, Plekanec and Gorges finishing their checks.
  15. Maybe try a Eller-Moen, White-Prust PK and rest Pleks a little? Probably play Pleks when down 2 men though.
  16. Shouldnt the 50 pts one and maybe even the 30 assists be lowered? We may not even get 50 games this season.
  17. Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) Defenceman Scott Harrington paid quite a tribute to Jarred Tinordi after being named assistant-captain on Canada junior team. « This morning, when I found out I would be an assistant, Jarred (Tinordi) was the first person that popped into my head. He was an assistant with the American team last year. Jarred is the perfect example of a leader. I was so fortunate to play with him the last two years. I learned so much from him every day, just the way he carries himself, his intensity and the way he competes and the way he puts others before him. There are so many great things I can take from him. « Over the next couple days, I’ll have to think of the things I can hopefully bring to the team and there are some positive things that he brought to our team that really helped me and other players. I was fortunate to have him as the leader in London for two years and I think first and foremost I will try to model my leadership after him. »
  18. Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) Defenceman Scott Harrington paid quite a tribute to Jarred Tinordi after being named assistant-captain on Canada junior team. « This morning, when I found out I would be an assistant, Jarred (Tinordi) was the first person that popped into my head. He was an assistant with the American team last year. Jarred is the perfect example of a leader. I was so fortunate to play with him the last two years. I learned so much from him every day, just the way he carries himself, his intensity and the way he competes and the way he puts others before him. There are so many great things I can take from him. « Over the next couple days, I’ll have to think of the things I can hopefully bring to the team and there are some positive things that he brought to our team that really helped me and other players. I was fortunate to have him as the leader in London for two years and I think first and foremost I will try to model my leadership after him. »
  19. The bug 1-9. Can finally drink in all of Canada! Thanks guys!
  20. I'm having chicken and rice too. Chicken breast La Grille Seasoned Salt, and Long Grain Brown Rice
  21. Two letters were taken out here. Not sure if that matters or not.. Also sorry for tattling
  22. Well I live in Newfoundland, so Im going to have to pick Vancouver cause of the weather Sorry, MkGee Thrillers or Comedies?
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