Thread: Recalled/Assigned: O'Reilly sent to MIL, recall Olvecky
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11-02-2009, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by worstfaceoffmanever View Post
He played on a line with Dumont and Ward against Ottawa, which was for all intents and purposes our top line that night, and was the only player to not register a point

lol, how many forwards actually got points in that game? But please call out O'Reilly and say he was invisible.

He played 18 minutes against Boston and did nothing to stand out. He averaged more power play time than Legwand and more total ice time per game than Goc or Smithson and didn't do anything to impress. In his six games here, he played center - and wing as well, if I'm not mistaken - on lines with veteran players, and he did nothing to stand out. That is the chance he had to "not be invisible," and he didn't take it.
Again invisible night for 95% of team...but make sure you point out O'Reilly.

Alright Cal, heres your chance kid...we're gonna put you on a the good line a couple times. The guys you'll be playing with are the best, but as of lately they suck. We're gonna give you some PP time on the worst PP in the league. And we want you to score a bunch of goals, because all of our good guys can't score. If you don't we'll send you back to the AHL where you'll score a bunch of goals and not get any better because there's only so much you can learn from lesser competition. Another demotion will be great for your confidence.

And, God forbid we have more injuries later in the season, sending O'Reilly down now allows us to recall him later for a brief stint if we need him and then send him back with no risk of losing him to waivers. It's a move that allows us roster flexibility over the course of a long season, something that, if the start of the year has been any indicator, we're going to need.
Yeah I agree here lets send him up and down 4 times since he has 4 games left. This is great for his development.

So just because we beat Minnesota, Trotz shouldn't have benched Erat? Just because we're winning, that means we're playing well and the coaches shouldn't be doing anything to change the way the team plays? Just because we're losing means we're playing terribly and the coaches need to completely alter the makeup of the team?
Erat got benched? I don't think thats what happened.
So when we're losing but playing hard we should just keep losing and not try and change what needs to be changed? When our big name players a sh*ting the bed, we should try to pull the wool over the fans eyes and send down our future big name guys?

The players who were supposed to win us games and put up points hadn't been. And luckily guys like Smithson stepped it up a couple games so we could get back into it. The coaching staff took it out on Santorelli first, then Jones and now O'rielly. When they were no worse than 95% of our forwards, and should not have been expected to do anything if they're not gonna get help from veterans that should be producing. Now it's starting to look like Wilson is getting on Trotz bad side, invisibility again? But we should give 17mins a game to Scatchard cause he's doing a ton, lol. You're brainwashed.

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