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09-19-2009, 09:32 PM
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09-19-2009, 09:32 PM
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Game goes final. Even though it's preseason, it's always sweet to beat Columbus.

Suck it, Hitchcock!

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3-0 in preseason, give us the Cup!

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Tootoo vs Sestito - sounded like a good fight up until the end when Sestito fell hard on the ice. Out comes the stretcher.

Sounds like his helmet flew off and hit his head on the ice. Hope he's ok

Wow Sestito is like 6 inches taller than Tootoo

He's able to skate off with the help of teammates
It was right in front of us. Tootoo rocked him with a left and right just before he hit the ice. Some of us thought that he got knocked out just before he hit the ice because he was limp and floppy and seemingly "out" when he hit the ice. Then he bounced. Hope he's ok.

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I really hate when we are losing a game and they start pulling out the inspirational "we can do this, it's not over!" video clips for the megatron
I went to the "first new post" button for this thread and this was the first thing I saw.

I think it is fair to say that I utterly hate you now.



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I went to the "first new post" button for this thread and this was the first thing I saw.

I think it is fair to say that I utterly hate you now.


well at the time they had just played one of those clips. Usually we are getting blown out by Detroit by 4 goals and they start with the cheesy inspirational video clips and it is just embarrasing.

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09-19-2009, 11:21 PM
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Beats playing "Sweet Home Alabama" to rouse a Tennessee crowd.

I don't know. I'm still not so completely jaded that a war cry from a sword-carrying, blue-face-painted, mean-looking warrior isn't at least a little bit inspiring.

And besides - nobody, I mean nobody, comes into our house and pushes us around.

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09-19-2009, 11:27 PM
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I don't know. I'm still not so completely jaded that a war cry from a sword-carrying, blue-face-painted, mean-looking warrior isn't at least a little bit inspiring.

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09-19-2009, 11:30 PM
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Just got in from the game, some quick hits:

Colin Wilson was intended to play. Late scratch with a sore groin.

Sullivan also had a sore groin, but decided to get some time in. It was a foregone conclusion that he wouldn't play the whole game.

Interesting how quickly the tone of the crowd changed when it became apparent that Sestito was truly injured. I was surprised he was the one that fought Tootoo with Blunden on the ice, and the whole incident being the fallout from Blunden cheapshotting Tristen Grant from behind.

Both CBJ goals came with the fourth line and third defensive pair on the ice. Guite\Smithson\Grant couldn't get the puck out of the zone to save their lives. The first goal was a little fluky, but there's no one to blame but Rinne for the second. He was all alone, the puck hit him, and he thought he had it covered...but instead it was sitting right in front of him, about six inches from his pads. Vermette got the easiest goal of his life on that one.

40-16 was the final shot count. We had more shots in the third period (19) than they did the entire game.

Our power play looks every bit as bad as it did last year, and for the same reasons. Can't enter the zone, and once we do, we spend 1 minute passing it back and forth before eventually shooting it directly into the PK or coughing it up and getting it cleared. The "rookie" unit of Spaling, Jones and Ward actually looked better than the first unit.

Blum did some good things tonight, but he also did some bad. I think it's probably safe to say he's not quite ready, and could benefit from big minutes in Milwaukee.

I really like what I'm seeing from Spaling, and Jones looks like he's got it together as well. He easily could have had two more goals tonight...he just grinds it out. With a little more skill, he'd be a force.

Suter and Weber were a little sloppier than we're accustomed to, tonight..though Weber acquitted himself nicely with the game winner.

The Arnott goal was pretty nice..another tic tac toe. It's great when it works, but it shouldn't have worked to begin with...the CBUS defenders just sat and watched as we made three quick passes back and forth through the crease, and Arnott had all day to pick his spot with LaCosta sprawled.

Tootoo played...I hate to admit...pretty well. Hopefully the contract year thing works for him, we could use it.

Sestito is at Vandy and is "coherent." That's the only update they had for us.

The game wasn't as close as the score indicated. Two fluky goals for the Jackets, but this was a pretty lopsided affair.

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09-20-2009, 12:14 AM
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LMAO That's awesome, never seen it before.

I have a couple friends I think are fans of his, need to email it and make sure they see it. lol

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09-20-2009, 01:27 AM
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The first goal was a little fluky, but there's no one to blame but Rinne for the second. He was all alone, the puck hit him, and he thought he had it covered...but instead it was sitting right in front of him, about six inches from his pads. Vermette got the easiest goal of his life on that one.
The radio crew said something about a miscommunication between Rinne and Klein on that goal? What did they mean?

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09-20-2009, 01:28 AM
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It sounded like Sestito got knocked off balance by a punch and fell backwards. Lucky he didn't bust his head open on the ice. They probably need to have him checked out for internal bleeding just in case.
Oh he did bust it open. It was quite a bit of blood. I don't know what the trainers/EMTs did to him on the ice but they seemed to stop or greatly reduce the bleeding before he left the ice. Hope he's going to be OK.

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2-0 Vermette unassisted.

Sounds like Klein had yet another brain fart.

Columbus dumped in the puck. Klein got in Rinne's way as Rinne was trying to glove the puck. Rinne lost the puck and Vermette got a freebee
I wouldn't blame it all on Klein. Rinne thought he had the puck covered and just sat there. But it was next to his pad and Blum skated right by it and didn't see it there either. Vermette just picked it up and shot it into the net for basically an empty net goal.

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Our power play looks every bit as bad as it did last year, and for the same reasons. Can't enter the zone, and once we do, we spend 1 minute passing it back and forth before eventually shooting it directly into the PK or coughing it up and getting it cleared. The "rookie" unit of Spaling, Jones and Ward actually looked better than the first unit.
In the first game I thought the PP looked better (maybe that was just because it was Atlanta). But you're right about the PP tonight. It was just like last year, pass 10x, take a shot that misses or gets blocked, and the puck is cleared, never to get back into the zone for longer than 10 seconds at a time.

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I was hoping to see Legwand/Erat playing with Santorelli.

I thought we outplayed them for most of the game. They got 2 goals that were the product of flukey bounces.

Jones was good again. Worked hard all night and was all over the ice. Ward looked good for his first game back. Kind of getting excited to think about Wilson on this line if Jones continues to improve like this and Ward keeps up with last years pace. It's likely they'll outwork whatever line they're against. Could be a real nice secret weapon with teams focusing mostly on the top 2 lines.

Dan Ellis looked good again.


I know it's preseason, but who cares, 3-0!!

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09-20-2009, 01:35 AM
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The radio crew said something about a miscommunication between Rinne and Klein on that goal? What did they mean?
I think they said that Rinne likes to reach across his body to catch the puck and I guess Klein skated into his line of sight and Rinne lost the puck. The puck hit Rinne and I guess he thought he had it covered under his glove but it was lying next to him on the ice uncovered. No one saw it until it was too late.

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09-20-2009, 03:57 AM
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Goc needs to play wing, because he's really bad in the face-off dot.
That's really weird, because it's his best asset. If you take only those with 100+ faceoffs last season, Goc comes in 8th in the league in faceoff percentage. Make it 500+ and he's fifth.

I'd say he just needs to get in game-shape, his faceoff percentage will return to were it should be.

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2-0 Vermette unassisted.

Sounds like Klein had yet another brain fart.

Columbus dumped in the puck. Klein got in Rinne's way as Rinne was trying to glove the puck. Rinne lost the puck and Vermette got a freebee
It was Blum (#7) who got in Rinne's way. At least that's the way I saw it.


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40-16 was the final shot count. We had more shots in the third period (19) than they did the entire game.
This has been a standard feature of the AHL defenses we've been icing - decent performances for periods 1 and 2; go "omg die" in the third. We had the same phenomenon occur in Pittsburgh - also in front of LaCosta. (Poor *******...)

Hitch apparently tried to put out the real people for that PK, but frankly too much damage had already been done. (And I'm still not sure what prompted that call... our radio guys hadn't been aware that it had happened until DD was escorted to the box. [insert standard tinfoil conspiracy rant here] )

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09-20-2009, 11:12 AM
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That's really weird, because it's his best asset. If you take only those with 100+ faceoffs last season, Goc comes in 8th in the league in faceoff percentage. Make it 500+ and he's fifth.

I'd say he just needs to get in game-shape, his faceoff percentage will return to were it should be.
He's hovering in the low 40s right now and has had losing records in the dot in both of his contests. He's currently 5th on the team in face-off percentage. I would also say his speed is his best asset, personally.

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I truly believe this team was trying to work on getting behind and trying to win. The vets(except Tootoo and Ward) had NOTHING special till about 5 minutes to go.

Tootoo looked good, especially on the Penalty Kill.

Ward hasnt lost a beat, he was as much a part of the game winner as Weber. He was screening the goalie every time he was out there.

Spaling was competely and utterly solid in every aspect of the game, I think he might make the team over Wilson to start.

Guite and Goc are actually downgrades of Fiddler and Nichol, which could be good and allow us to scratch them for the younger kids.

Ryan Jones looks like a different player from last year. He made some defensive plays and was probably our most dangerous forward offensively.

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09-20-2009, 11:05 PM
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It was Blum (#7) who got in Rinne's way. At least that's the way I saw it.
That makes a lot of sense then because at the time, Klein's +/- didn't change after the goal. Probably the radio crew shaking the rust off.

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He's hovering in the low 40s right now and has had losing records in the dot in both of his contests. He's currently 5th on the team in face-off percentage. I would also say his speed is his best asset, personally.
I wouldn't judge his faceoff-skils by two preseason games, when he has put up big numbers in two whole seasons.

I wouldn't say that he has all that much speed. He used to be a player with good speed, great faceoff-skils, very good defensive awareness und good playmaking. Somewhere along the way he lost the playmaking, but the other parts still remain. His faceoff ability and defense should be a better asset than his speed.

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Sestito update for those who care...

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- Tom Sestito feels much better today after he smacked the back of his head on the ice in Nashville during a fight with Jordin Tootoo. Sestito required 10 staples to close the gash on the back of his head. The big winger said there was nothing cheap about the way he was injured. He recalls Tootoo missing a punch and falling forward, knocking Sestito off balance and down to the ice. "It was just a freak accident," Sestito said. He is expected to be tested for a concussion this afternoon.



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Sestito update for those who care...






http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2009/09...minnesot.shtml
Wow staples... didn't know it was that serious. Glad to hear he's ok. I wish him a quick and full recovery.

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