Thanks for screwing us over (JVR)
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01-27-2013, 01:38 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The old flamingo stance? Haha, that was more of a result of Wilson.
Believe it or not, Komisarek has been our best Dman this year. Wilson's coaching style (or lack of it) was the death of DFD like Komi and Schenn.
I'm a huge Schenn supporter, I bought his jersey (
) he's awesome when he's on his game. Not the fastest Dman. But he gets **** done. Lays huge hits, good defensively, etc. great to hear he is playing as his old self.
Also, one question for you. Have you been using him on the PK? He was pretty bad on it as a leaf, but I'm not sure if its because of him or the terrible penalty killing strategy of standing like a pylon that Wilson implemented
We've really have no choice but to play him on the PK. That's what happens when you have Kurtis Foster and Bruno Gervais in your line up lol. But Up until the last 2 games our PK unit as a whole has been pretty bad.
Someone posted in tonight's game thread his ice times for all the games so far and his time has been increasing every game. He played 19 minutes tonight and was probably our best defensmen. I think his increase in ice time has shown the coaches are really liking what they see from him so far and trusting him enough to put him out there 20 mintues a game.
I think his downfall in Toronto was due to bad coaching and management (no offense). I think they tried to make him be another Phaneuf and made him bulk up in weight. I think that killed his speed. He's now playing at a lighter weight than he did in Toronto so it's helped his skating/speed out. Our coaching staff and Chris Pronger has been teaching him how to simplify his game and play safer. He's not putting himself out of position by going for a big hit. He's learned that you can still hit guys while being in a good defensive position. He's playing with a good veteran in Timonen so that probably helps too.
I'm really liking this trade so far and Luke is becoming one of my favorite players on the team.
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