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03-01-2011, 07:01 PM
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Penalty Kill?

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Big Higgins fan (I'm also a NYC boy) and one of Higgins' strong qualities is his work on the PK. Where would he fit in on Vancouver? Would he give someone like Kesler a break, if Kesler is on PK cuurently?

Haven't watched too many Nuck games but will start now.

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03-01-2011, 07:03 PM
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Hey

Big Higgins fan (I'm also a NYC boy) and one of Higgins' strong qualities is his work on the PK. Where would he fit in on Vancouver? Would he give someone like Kesler a break, if Kesler is on PK cuurently?

Haven't watched too many Nuck games but will start now.
We constantly have 3 PK units going:

Kesler - Burrows

Malhotra - Hansen

Raymond - Glass

After that, I could see adding a 4th of

Lapierre - Higgins

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Hey Would he give someone like Kesler a break, if Kesler is on PK cuurently?
Kesler is considered a Selke candidate from his great defensive play on the powerplay.

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The Canucks use 3 forward pairings a lot, the top-2 will probably stay the same (Kesler-Burrows, Malhotra-Hansen) Higgins, Lapierre, Raymond, and Glass will all probably make up the rest depending how how certain players are playing or who's in the box.

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He'll probably get some time on the PK, but it's 3rd in the league right now so what we have already is working pretty well.

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Assuming Higgins will get a chance when one of the PK forwards in in the box.

Hope to get Glass off the PK. Hansen should definitely be there over him.

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03-01-2011, 09:19 PM
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rest kesler. put higgins/lappy with burrows on 2nd unit?

first pk:malhotra/hansen
2nd.higgins/lappy/burrows
3rd.raymond/glass

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rest kesler. put higgins/lappy with burrows on 2nd unit?

first pk:malhotra/hansen
2nd.higgins/lappy/burrows
3rd.raymond/glass
Kes and burr are one of the best combos in the league, why would you ever split that up.

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Because Kesler is now one of the offensive stars on the team, and he's logging a lot of very physical minutes on the powerplay (not too much lately ) and at even strength?

I think it's worth testing the penalty kill without Kesler. Worst case it doesn't work and you switch back to the status quo.

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03-02-2011, 01:17 AM
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Kesler is considered a Selke candidate from his great defensive play on the powerplay.
Tell Dats this.

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Tell Dats this.
I think Datsyuk is well aware that Kesler is a Selke candidate. Not only has Kesler been a runner up in past years, but he's also a player Datsyuk plays against several times per year.

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Because Kesler is now one of the offensive stars on the team, and he's logging a lot of very physical minutes on the powerplay (not too much lately ) and at even strength?

I think it's worth testing the penalty kill without Kesler. Worst case it doesn't work and you switch back to the status quo.
yeah. plus he doesnt havta block a shot if he wants too. his body will wear off throughtout the playoffs if nucks go far. then us fans will ***** and whine that he didnt produce in the playoffs cuz he's HURT..


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We constantly have 3 PK units going:

Kesler - Burrows

Malhotra - Hansen

Raymond - Glass

After that, I could see adding a 4th of

Lapierre - Higgins
Apparently Lapierre doesn't kill penalties. Hasn't been assigned that role in the NHL.

When Higgins joins the Canucks, I can see him playing on the PK. Who his partner will be, don't know. I suspect that he will give Kesler a rest for most of the remaining regular season (I hope) to rest Kesler for the playoffs and prevent him from blocking a shot and injuring himself down the stretch.

If Lapierre had killed penalties before, that would greatly enhance the PK depth. That would have given the Canucks 4 pairs on the PK.

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Apparently Lapierre doesn't kill penalties. Hasn't been assigned that role in the NHL.

When Higgins joins the Canucks, I can see him playing on the PK. Who his partner will be, don't know. I suspect that he will give Kesler a rest for most of the remaining regular season (I hope) to rest Kesler for the playoffs and prevent him from blocking a shot and injuring himself down the stretch.

If Lapierre had killed penalties before, that would greatly enhance the PK depth. That would have given the Canucks 4 pairs on the PK.
he has, in Montreal.

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I think Datsyuk is well aware that Kesler is a Selke candidate. Not only has Kesler been a runner up in past years, but he's also a player Datsyuk plays against several times per year.
You know Dats doesn't play on the PK.

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You know Dats doesn't play on the PK.
Wow, I never realized that.
(he has an average of 42 seconds on the PK per game though )

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Apparently Lapierre doesn't kill penalties. Hasn't been assigned that role in the NHL.
Lapierre played 1:58/game shorthanded in 2008-09 for Montreal's 11th ranked PK over the course of 79 games.

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Lapierre played 1:58/game shorthanded in 2008-09 for Montreal's 11th ranked PK over the course of 79 games.
And he was getting just under a minute per game of shorthanded time with Anaheim.

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And he was getting just under a minute per game of shorthanded time with Anaheim.
I was listening to the team 1040 radio yesterday afternoon while driving and Pratt had Hughson on the show and Hughson said that Lapierre didn't kill penalties during the Habs run last spring. Odd....

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I was listening to the team 1040 radio yesterday afternoon while driving and Pratt had Hughson on the show and Hughson said that Lapierre didn't kill penalties during the Habs run last spring. Odd....
Well, that's accurate enough. Looks like he was off the PK by the playoffs, for sure - he only had a few seconds of shorthanded time there.

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