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11-19-2010, 12:32 PM
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Does Perrault kill penalties?

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This has to be one of the biggest flaws in AV as a coach. Why on earth is your 4th line center ever taking a faceoff in the offensive or defensive zone. You have an elite point getter, selke nominee and faceoff guru all on the bench watching the 4th line run around in their own end.

Always thought Perrault > Bliznak for this year anyway, hopefully he fits in well.
I think another facet of the same point is that the top three centers need to be rested occasionally. Sheltering the fourth line's useage seems counterintuitive to me. anyway because they aren't going to get many minutes and limiting the situations that they can play is like admitting they can't play.

Perrault is here, now. I don't think he's the answer, either, but hope I am wrong.

In answer to another train of thought, what did Gillis do at the deadline, last year? He didn't exactly save the season with canny pick-ups. He may have grown as a person since then, but I totally doubt it.

The time to solve the fourth line puzzle is now, since it was bungled in the offseason.

NJ is struggling, what about Mair?

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I'm think that limit applies only to re-entry waivers. Unless he's gained some exemption due to his age and lack of NHL games the past two years, I think he'd have to be waived to be assigned to the AHL.
Possibly, I'm not sure tbh. If we lost him on the way down, at least it wouldn't be as bad as paying half his salary if he got claimed off of recall waivers.

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11-19-2010, 02:44 PM
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Article in the Vancouver Province by Jim Jamieson:

Joel Perrault's wake-up call in Manitoba
http://communities.canada.com/thepro...-manitoba.aspx

However given Perrault has struggled in the AHL, how much is he going to bring to the Canucks?

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11-19-2010, 03:22 PM
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I think this is purely, the Canucks wanting to see what different guys can bring to the table. I would be shocked if Gillies does not improve the 4th line. Gillis will aquire a 4th line centre this year.
I agree, I think MG will move for a 4th line centre, which is what he's trying to get for KB#3.

Steckel seems to be on the outs in Washington and I think KB#3 would be a good fit there too, time will tell.

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How about this line:

Desbiens - Perrault - Bolduc

Oui oui?

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I agree, I think MG will move for a 4th line centre, which is what he's trying to get for KB#3.

Steckel seems to be on the outs in Washington and I think KB#3 would be a good fit there too, time will tell.
If MG can get a decent PK guy for the 4th line center, then I think it can compensate for the fact that our 4th line center isn't going to get a whole lot of EV ice time, playing behind Henrik, Kesler, and Malhotra. Right now we've got Malhotra and Hansen, Kesler and Burrows, and Raymond that kill well, along with Schaefer who is probably not dressed most nights, and Glass who has been passable but not great. A center who can be part of a strong 3rd unit PK, and fill in on one of the top two forward PK pairs when needed makes that player an important cog -- also, the ability to fill in on the third line in case of injury would be a huge plus as well.

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Kinda weird. I thought Bliznak had played fairly adequately in his stint. But oh well. Gotta keep that revolving door twirling.

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I agree, I think MG will move for a 4th line centre, which is what he's trying to get for KB#3.

Steckel seems to be on the outs in Washington and I think KB#3 would be a good fit there too, time will tell.
Lets just hope Kesler and Steckel can work out their differences if that trade were to ever happen.

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