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01-14-2007, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Chootoi View Post
blake geoffrion should be back in the lineup and also ryan flinn in the minnesota/wisconsin game tonight at 8:00 EST. it's free to watch. you can get the link to the game here under today's date:

http://www.hockeywebcasts.com/news/20070108.php

the game is being replayed pretty much all night so you can watch it later if you miss it live. broadcast times are in that article.
Took in the UW/UM action this weekend, kept an eye on a number of players, most of which Pred's fans probably won't care too much about. However, Jack Skille is a Blackhawks prospect, doesn't have the numbers, but an excellent player none-the less. Dave Legwand-type - fast but, not quite the two-way capability - however, he is only in college so far.

Anyway, Geoffrion is the guy most here are interested in. I continue to praise his ability to play in traffic and grit it out in front of the net even notched a matched-up roughing penalty (again) for a nice skirmish after a play - he doesn't take much **** on the ice. What I did notice for much of the series with the Gophers was his poor play in the corners. He didn't win many battles, if he chose to get into them in the corners. He has decent size, can stay on his skates, and fights his way in the slot, but his forechecking needs work, he lacks the aggresiveness in the corners. He had the opportunity to take some shots also. Not a bad shot, he got a few solid ones off, and fairly quickly for a college player. He even took a few crucial faceoffs, he and Skille were winning some against Okposo during the third period last night.

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