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09-22-2013, 07:13 PM
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No, I'm not overly impressed with Gus' play on the pp but as you pointed out yourself it's a small sample size and considering the Flyers won't have any better options unless something drastic happens he'll get pp time assuming of course Kimmo doesn't come back. I was merely pointing out that Schenn mostly definitely won't get pp time when Gus is available as you stated.
Kimmo and Streit are clearly a cut above Gus. They most likely go with 4 forwards on each unit. Meszaros if he's still here probably gets the nod above him as well. I don't see him getting much time on the PP this year. And when he get's the chance, he doesn't make anything of it. He presses and makes poor decisions. He just doesn't look comfortable at all. And the game the other day didn't look much different.
Andd as far as Ghost is concerned he needs to dominate college before we can talk about giving him a bigger challenge. In one years time if he tried to make the jump to the NHL he would get destroyed. There's a reason most d-man don't make the jump straight from juniors/college to the NHL.
You can look at stats and say he didn't dominate, but aside from a stretch after the WJC's he was about a PPG defenseman as a 19 year old. Every game I watched of Union (only a handful obviously), he's been the best or one of the best players on the ice despite being one of the youngest. He absolutely dominated BC in the tournament.
I'm not expecting him to jump straight to the NHL, but I also don't think he's 3 years away like most others. He's too talented. Yeah you can say he's too small, but he can hold his own, and he has the tools to avoid the big hit.
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Ice time is still ice time and the team will suffer if Kimmo is asked to play 22 minutes as a 38 year old.
Streit has a better shot and shouldn't be on the PK unless there's an emergency. He should be given every chance to contribute on the power play.
Like I said before, there's tough minutes and not so tough minutes. The PP and PK are not tough minutes. It's static hockey. If you want to cut his minutes you do it at even strength.
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