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03-19-2009, 10:28 AM
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3/18 Manny Legace and Peoria got the 1-0 shutout tonight over the San Antonio Rampage. They moved into 4th place last weekend, and now they have moved into third place. They play tomorrow against the Rampage again and the Houston Aeros Saturday. If they win tomorrow night, they pass the Aeros into second place. Chris Porter scored the lone goal this evening.
thats a good confidence boost for Manny.

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03-19-2009, 11:55 AM
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thats a good confidence boost for Manny.
Definitely. I wonder if he might be next years backup after all with a change of attitude and a smaller contract.

I want Peoria to get in the playoffs for the extra games. I am hoping some of our college and junior prospects get to Peoria to get some experience ala David Backes.

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03-19-2009, 07:56 PM
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Anyone know when Livingston and Lehtera's first game will be?

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03-19-2009, 08:37 PM
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Anyone know when Livingston and Lehtera's first game will be?
I don't know the answer to your question, but I know it's not tonight per the attached game sheet. Peoria is really rolling right now and right in the middle of a playoff race. I am sure that Livingston and Lehtera will have to show in practice that they are better than someone that is playing before they will get a shot in a meaningful game.

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03-19-2009, 09:19 PM
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I don't think they signed them to sit in the press box or on the bench.

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03-20-2009, 09:22 AM
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Riverman lost in OT picking up one point. They now have the same amount of points (75) as second place Houston, who they play twice this weekend. The Riverman are a fun story kind of like the Blues. They can't win their division, but it would be great to make the playoffs and finish in second place. I'm hoping our college and junior prospect's teams get knocked out early so they can sign amateur contracts with the Riverman.

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03-21-2009, 11:40 PM
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3/21 The Riverman lost tonight 2-1 to 2nd place Houston to fall back into third behind Houston. The Aeros also have two games in hand. We play them again tomorrow with a chance to tie for points. Jori Lehtera made his debut. He had one shot on goal.

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03-22-2009, 08:40 AM
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Jori Lehtera made his debut. He had one shot on goal.
Did you saw the game? If so, how was Jori there ?

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Any comments about how Lehtera (sp) played in his first game?

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03-22-2009, 11:27 AM
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Did you saw the game? If so, how was Jori there ?
I didn't see the game. I saw the score sheet. Apparently, the Riverman couldn't get much going offensively. They play again today against the same team.

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03-22-2009, 03:02 PM
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Do you know who the leading shorthanded point getters are...off hand?

And Tomas Kana in a fight? I gotta see that.
Well, I know that Yan Stastny has the most shorties on the Rivermen, but overall I am not sure. And the Rivermen lead the league, by far, in short-handed goals.

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Any comments about how Lehtera (sp) played in his first game?
Not really anything yet. Unfortunately, the stat sheets on the AHL website do not indicate TOI. That's what I was most curious about for his first game with Peoria.

EDIT: Lehterä had one shot on goal, but I have no idea if he played strictly even-strength or special teams, nor do I know on which line he played.

P_B? Did you watch the game? If so, then do you have any comments on our newest Riv?


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Unfortunately, the stat sheets on the AHL website do not indicate TOI. That's what I was most curious about for his first game with Peoria.

EDIT: Lehterä had one shot on goal, but I have no idea if he played strictly even-strength or special teams, nor do I know on which line he played.

P_B? Did you watch the game? If so, then do you have any comments on our newest Riv?
I'm watching today's game on the 'Net. Lehtera's not looking bad at all... he's good on faceoffs, very good with the puck in traffic, can shoot, goes to the net. He's playing a regular shift with Filewich and Corazzini, and they're getting a few chances.

I'd guess he'll probably finish today with 15-18 minutes of ice time total; third-line minutes, basically.

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03-22-2009, 07:54 PM
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The Rivs were losing 3-1 going into the 3rd but goals by Whitfield and Stastny (his second of the game) sent it to overtime. Houston ended up winning it in a SO. It went 8 rounds with Legace stopping 3 of 8 shots. Peoria SO goals came from Talbot, Drazenovic and two from Regier. At least the Rivs got a point.

I'll probably watch their game here in Des Moines on Tuesday.

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03-22-2009, 07:56 PM
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I'm watching today's game on the 'Net. Lehtera's not looking bad at all... he's good on faceoffs, very good with the puck in traffic, can shoot, goes to the net. He's playing a regular shift with Filewich and Corazzini, and they're getting a few chances.

I'd guess he'll probably finish today with 15-18 minutes of ice time total; third-line minutes, basically.

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Well, there ya go boyz! Thanx for the update P_B.

Corazzini is a fine player...very skilled. AHL-level skill, mind you, but still a very good player and the Rivermen are lucky to have him.

Glad to hear that Lehterä's playing with at least one skilled player. But I suppose at this point it doesn't mater that much with whom he plays, as long as he gets some decent minutes.

I think it was a good idea to let him watch at least one game. I bet his new teammates had some fun with him in full-contact practice drills.

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03-22-2009, 07:58 PM
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The Rivs were losing 3-1 going into the 3rd but goals by Whitfield and Stastny (his second of the game) sent it to overtime. Houston ended up winning it in a SO. It went 8 rounds with Legace stopping 3 of 8 shots. Peoria SO goals came from Talbot, Drazenovic and two from Regier. At least the Rivs got a point.

I'll probably watch their game here in Des Moines on Tuesday.
Wow! At least Peoria got one point. Thanx for the update Iowa.

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03-22-2009, 09:00 PM
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The Golden Gophers are done

Let's get Cade Fairchild signed and to Peoria!!!

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03-26-2009, 10:46 AM
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Let's get Cade Fairchild signed and to Peoria!!!
It's probably more likely that they'd sign Jay Barriball than Cade Fairchild, but both still have at least a year of NCAA eligibility remaining.

The Rivermen could use an offensive catalyst on the point, though... and Fairchild would fit that description.

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Barriball is tied with Fairchild with team lead with 16 pp points, I would like to see both of these guys in Peoria next season.

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Peoria has only 6 games left and are in solid position to make the playoffs.

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Rivermen to playoffs?

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13-4-2 run since Feb. 22.

Rookie defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy had a three-game goalscoring streak. Steve Regier is on a three-game goalscoring streak now. Julian Talbot has 3 goals and 9 shots in the last two games.

Trent Whitfield, who has produced 5 goals, 8 assists, a +5 rating and 42 shots in 16 games.
And unsung defenseman Justin Fletcher, whose 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists, +9 rating) in the last 18 games are tops on the team.

Yan Stastny (6 goals, 6 assists, +8 and 43 shots in last 18 games), and Chris Porter (4 goals, 7 assists, +8 and 31 shots last 18 games)

Team has rolled to 9 straight home wins.

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I love trent whitefield. I donno why, just because he is tight. I actually got to see him when he was called up for a bit. It was against the avs i think

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I love trent whitefield. I donno why, just because he is tight. I actually got to see him when he was called up for a bit. It was against the avs i think
Me too. Whitfield definitely has NHL-level skill, but he doesn't stick to the big club because he's one of those "tweeners". He's not good enough to hold down an NHL, top-two line job, but he's not really adept at a checking, energy role either. I mean, he can play an awesome defensive game, but his strong suit is scoring and being a "go-to guy". It's just that he's not good enough to do that at the NHL level and using him as a checking forward is doing him and the team a disservice.

And I think that JD et al. see him as being much more valuable as a scoring machine in the AHL rather than having middling success in the NHL. From a couple different interviews over the past couple seasons, he's said that he feels he's got what it takes to play in the NHL and really wants to be up so bad. He's better off staying at Peoria where he enjoys lots of success.

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PJStar awards -----

MVP: Manny Legace is the MVP of Peoria’s powerful stretch run, but captain Trent Whitfield has been there all year. It’s Whitfield.

Best Defenseman: With St. Louis Blues prospects on the roster like Steve Wagner and Jonas Junland, never thought this guy’s name would be written in this slot. But here he is: Steve Fletcher. His 31 points lead all Peoria defensemen, and his +20 is best among all players on the team.

Best Forward: Take a bow, Mr. Whitfield.

Best Rookie
: Junland, a defenseman who earned a trip to the All-Star game and at midseason had the second-most goals among all blue-liners in the AHL.

Most Improved Player: A tie between wingers Chris Porter and Ryan Reaves. The latter elevated his physical game and became one of the best checking-line forwards in the league.


True Grit/Unsung Hero
: Winger Yan Stastny, who has been phenomenal since he came back from the NHL to join Peoria’s stretch run.

Best Defensive Forward: Chris Porter had a great second half and is a warrior on the penalty-kill unit.

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Thank you execwrite for posting these up. I was definitely NOT going to get around to doing that anytime soon. Thanks again, they needed to be up.

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