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07-21-2008, 02:40 PM
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07-21-2008, 02:57 PM
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I wanna see Markov tee it up to Andrei K for a goal on the season's first PP just to see us all go bat**** insane on here.

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07-21-2008, 03:02 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm sure you will) but doesn't O'Byrne have a decent shot... also from what I saw last year he like the stretch pass like Streit. Maybe not for the first unit but


A Kost- Pleks - Kovalev
Markov- S Kost

Higgins-- Koivu-- Tanguay
Hamrlik-- O'Byrne
I absolutely agree with you. O'byrne does have a "little" offense in him. And he has a good accurate shot. I wonder if is offensive passing abilities and creativity are good enough to get him on the PP but, we will have to find out.

Don't forget that O'Byrne is pretty mobile for his size, and fast too! The only problem in my mind might be the fact that he is right handed... I would put him in a purely shooting role and for that, we would need a right handed passer too

Edit : By the way, there is no fricking way in hell Markov moves on the right side for the PP. The guy is one of the best passing PP QB of the NHL... Why the **** would we want him to be our shooter?

Also... Gorges on the PP... Come on...

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07-21-2008, 03:29 PM
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O'Byrne does have some offensive ideas out there, look no further than his pass to Lapierre before the goal to make it 5-4 against the Rags. I'm not about to put him out on the powerplay though.

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07-21-2008, 03:32 PM
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O'Byrne does have some offensive ideas out there, look no further than his pass to Lapierre before the goal to make it 5-4 against the Rags. I'm not about to put him out on the powerplay though.
Yeah I'm with you on that one to an extent. I would definitely try A and S Kost on the point before, or some other combos before O'Byrne. But in my mind, if Brisebois doesn't resign, Ryan is the next NHL ready defensemen on the PP depth list after Markov and Hamrlik (baring some surprises in training camp or trades) I can't stand Bouillon on the power play...

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07-21-2008, 09:07 PM
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O'Byrne does have some offensive ideas out there, look no further than his pass to Lapierre before the goal to make it 5-4 against the Rags. I'm not about to put him out on the powerplay though.
In life, in general, you are only as good as you're allowed to be. He may very well turn into a good PP asset but if he doesn't get a shot...

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07-21-2008, 09:38 PM
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We are weak 5 on 5 and we can't be relying on powerplays to win hockey games for us.
weak? We were 13th and only .03 off of 8th. We were not weak 5 on 5, that was in fact one of our many strengths. All good teams require their powerplay to succeed, this is nothing new. There should be no surprise that among the 10 best powerplays in the nhl, 7 of them made the playoffs, the 3 and 4 powerplays made the cup finals, the 2, 3 and 4 powerplays all made the conference finals. Of the top 10 powerplays only 2 teams significantly outperformed Montreal 5 on 5 and those were surprise surprise, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Detroit actually blew away the entire league 5 on 5.

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You know, this is why we have training camps for. There will be experimentation.

Personally, I see 3 possibilities for the 1st wave.

#1 is Mike Komisarek. He always plays with Markov, knows him inside and out and can complete him very well, despite not having the best of shots or the best offensive awareness.

He, however, has decent hands and can do nice plays and passes when required.

#2 is Josh Gorges. At the end of last season he started getting offensive and rushing, and doing well. He's our youngest D at 22 (soon to be 23) and showing more and more upside.

#3 is Ryan O'Byrne. He's seen as a Komisarek with better offensive flair, and if he can pull some good stuff in camp, he might win that spot.

But in my opinion, the chance to play on the 1st wave is Komisarek's to lose.

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07-21-2008, 10:08 PM
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Andrei Kostitsyn has the best shot on the team, in my mind, you have to put him on the point.

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07-22-2008, 02:21 AM
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You know, this is why we have training camps for. There will be experimentation.

Personally, I see 3 possibilities for the 1st wave.

#1 is Mike Komisarek. He always plays with Markov, knows him inside and out and can complete him very well, despite not having the best of shots or the best offensive awareness.

He, however, has decent hands and can do nice plays and passes when required.

#2 is Josh Gorges. At the end of last season he started getting offensive and rushing, and doing well. He's our youngest D at 22 (soon to be 23) and showing more and more upside.

#3 is Ryan O'Byrne. He's seen as a Komisarek with better offensive flair, and if he can pull some good stuff in camp, he might win that spot.

But in my opinion, the chance to play on the 1st wave is Komisarek's to lose.
Sorry man, but Hamrlik and the Kostitsyns' would get the nod before any of these three would get a chance.

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07-22-2008, 11:59 AM
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Sorry man, but Hamrlik and the Kostitsyns' would get the nod before any of these three would get a chance.
Hamrlik will probably stay on the second line. Then it really depends who plays better together. I'd probably rather put a D with Markov, since that gives him more leeway to pinch in if needed (I don't feel too comfortable having only a F back if they broke out against us).

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You know, this is why we have training camps for. There will be experimentation.

Personally, I see 3 possibilities for the 1st wave.

#1 is Mike Komisarek. He always plays with Markov, knows him inside and out and can complete him very well, despite not having the best of shots or the best offensive awareness.

He, however, has decent hands and can do nice plays and passes when required.

#2 is Josh Gorges. At the end of last season he started getting offensive and rushing, and doing well. He's our youngest D at 22 (soon to be 23) and showing more and more upside.

#3 is Ryan O'Byrne. He's seen as a Komisarek with better offensive flair, and if he can pull some good stuff in camp, he might win that spot.

But in my opinion, the chance to play on the 1st wave is Komisarek's to lose.
Ouch, I don't think you remember Komi's stint on the PP at the begining of the 06-07 season... it was excrutiating...

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07-31-2008, 12:48 PM
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Markov and?

With the loss of Streit, who's to play the Point with him on the PP heading into next season?

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07-31-2008, 12:50 PM
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I would bet on 4 forwards on the PP. Kovalev or Tanguay at the point.

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I would bet on 4 forwards on the PP. Kovalev or Tanguay at the point.
Hopefully Tanguay, letting Markov use his shot and/or sneak in the back door.

Kovalev is too dangerous on the half-boards to move anywhere else.

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07-31-2008, 12:54 PM
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Le ptit Serge!

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If not maybe another forward like Tanguay.

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Bouillon. He has a hidden talent inside him just waiting to BURST out.

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07-31-2008, 01:08 PM
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It all points towards a Foward.
S.Kost-Tanguay and even A.Kost because I think he's the one with the hardest shot on the team.

I also wouldn't be surprised if Kovalev is double shifted on the PP.

Gorges and Bouillon are not to be forgotten either, they like to carry the puck but rarely do it because of the role they had to fill last season. I think they have much better offensive capabilites then some may think.

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deffinitly sergei kostitsyn he played a bit on the point this year and did well....if not him then i'd say kovy

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07-31-2008, 01:13 PM
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I read a report that said Gorges would get a chance on the pp.

Hammer for sure and if Brisebois comes back, him and a forward to split duties

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Sergei,

Bouillon has no offensive skills, no shot, I don't see him on the PP

he barely score a goal per year

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