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vofty 12-09-2010 08:21 PM

Fortunus Recalled (reassigned 12/12)
 
http://starsblog.dallasnews.com/arch...us-up-lar.html
Quote:

They have recalled Maxime Fortunus from the AHL Texas Stars. He has two goals, five assists and eight penalty minutes in 25 games with the Cedar Park team this year.

Modo 12-09-2010 09:11 PM

Blindenbacher, Larsen, Fortunus...who's next? Luko sighting in the near future? ;)

MetalGodAOD 12-09-2010 09:38 PM

....Why?

BeaverSports 12-09-2010 11:11 PM

Might this have to do with the rumoured deal of a d-man to Boston?

txdude5101 12-09-2010 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by BeaverSports (Post 29471345)
Might this have to do with the rumoured deal of a d-man to Boston?

TELL ME MORE WHERE IS THIS!!!
Please be Daley!
Or Nisky

Kritter471 12-09-2010 11:42 PM

Or that the coaches thought Larsen was overwhelmed at ES play and they want somebody as the extra guy who they don't freak out about playing in non-PP situations?

piqued 12-09-2010 11:44 PM

That would be idiotic.

Probably just an extra body in case of further injury. Guessing they'll go with 6 D against Carolina.

glovesave_35 12-10-2010 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Kritter471 (Post 29471741)
Or that the coaches thought Larsen was overwhelmed at ES play and they want somebody as the extra guy who they don't freak out about playing in non-PP situations?

Do you mean that they might possibly be worried that he "feels" in over his head at ES or that they can't live with his mistakes at ES?

txdude5101 12-10-2010 01:38 AM

Larsen is better than all of our D man we have up right now!!!1
Maybe Not Robi!

Kritter471 12-10-2010 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by glovesave_35 (Post 29472584)
Do you mean that they might possibly be worried that he "feels" in over his head at ES or that they can't live with his mistakes at ES?

Either or? He really didn't play much at ES in either of the past two games.The rationale for that is known only by the coaching staff. It might be they didn't want to put him in positions where he'd likely fail at this point in his development. They've seen how bad the effects of that can be with Niskanen. But perhaps he also showed tendencies in practice that make them think he'd be an ES liability in a game. *shrugs*

I can't say I've watched him enough to develop a particular opinion, but his ice-time distribution in Dallas was heavily tilted to the power play, and there's usually a reason for that.

piqued 12-10-2010 01:18 PM

Fortunus scratched tonight.

Frozen Failure 12-10-2010 01:26 PM

So... what? Is Fistric back?

piqued 12-10-2010 01:27 PM

Wildcat's got this.

Frozen Failure 12-10-2010 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by piqued1457 (Post 29479390)
Wildcat's got this.

!#%^...

glovesave_35 12-10-2010 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kritter471 (Post 29473180)
Either or? He really didn't play much at ES in either of the past two games.The rationale for that is known only by the coaching staff. It might be they didn't want to put him in positions where he'd likely fail at this point in his development. They've seen how bad the effects of that can be with Niskanen. But perhaps he also showed tendencies in practice that make them think he'd be an ES liability in a game. *shrugs*

I can't say I've watched him enough to develop a particular opinion, but his ice-time distribution in Dallas was heavily tilted to the power play, and there's usually a reason for that.

I have a hard time getting a read on what Crawford and his staff are thinking sometimes. There's the possibility that they're worried about rushing him, seeing him make costly mistakes only to lose confidence and never recover from that. Sometimes I really just have a hard time understanding someo of the moves they make in terms of recalls that never play or recalled players who play in a niche role. I'm not going to read too much into it. The bottom line to me is that Larsen is obviously the second best player in the organization suited to playing the point on the PP, a woeful road PP at that.

I don't have a big problem with them getting him time almost exclusively on the man advantage, I just don't know how much it benefits either the Dallas Stars, the Texas Stars, or Larsen's development in general. My opinion from training camp is that Larsen shouldn't be jostled back and forth. I understand getting him a cup of coffee, but he's had that now. It's time to let him settle into an alpha role on the baby club or not baby him when he gets up here. And on the topic of his playing the PP, which that aspect of his game is NHL ready right now...what benefit does it do the Dallas Stars to play the kid there every once in a while? To show them what they're missing out on the rest of the time? There just seem to be a lot of dots that aren't connecting properly.


Edit: Back to my original question to you regarding the club's inability to live with his mistakes; I vehemently disagree with that. He is at least as good as Niskanen defensively and they're more than happy to live with his AHL level of defense on a nightly basis.

None More Negative* 12-10-2010 03:59 PM

Why Fortunus over Blindenschmlakabacher?

Frozen Failure 12-10-2010 04:01 PM

Christmas bonuses?

Faidh ar Rud Eigin 12-10-2010 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Heyzeus666 (Post 29482100)
Why Fortunus over Blindenschmlakabacher?

I'd guess they don't plan on playing Fortunus much, if at all, so my aswell let Blidenbacher get more icetime in Texas.

piqued 12-12-2010 07:54 PM

Sent down.


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