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05-06-2011, 08:54 PM
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If Smithson is out, do we see O'Reilly in the lineup? I am really really interested to see what he can do.
I would doubt it. JP back in most likely.

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05-07-2011, 02:19 AM
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The 2010-2011 Nashville Predators won three or more straight games six separate times this season.

October 9th - October 14th
November 30th - December 4th
December 8th - December 17th (5)
December 31st - January 11th (6)
January 18th - January 23rd
March 17th - March 26th (6)

What's one more?



Good luck against the great satan tonight boys.

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05-07-2011, 05:46 AM
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It goes back to the PP for me. If you don't have traffic in front, you're not usually going to score, especially if you don't have any snipers on the roster. We do not have one of those. We do have a few guys that will stand in front of the net ala Holmstrom. Hornqvist and Fisher will both do this. So why are they both out there at the same time is my question? Why are they playing the perimeter trying be the playmaker when they have no business doing so? Playmakers should be playing the point and/or the half boards and/or behind the net, guys who crash the net and set up screens should be, well, right on the edge of the crease annoying the heck out of the goalie.

While watching Detroit the other night, Holmstrom carried the puck into the zone, passed it to one of his teammates and headed right to the front of the net. In doing so he was marked by a defenseman. If you park a guy in front of the net the other team will either mark that player with a defenseman or leave them alone. If they are left alone, any sort of rebound will usually get picked up and put in by the player in front. If they are marked, then it's a 4 on 3 creating more space for the other 4 players on the PP to maneuver thru. Vancouver is successful against us because we play the perimeter way too much and they shut down any of the passing lanes. 4 guys to defend 5 players is easy if the 5 are on the perimeter. It's simple geometry. 3 guarding 4 is another story, especially if the 4 can move and control the puck well.

This has been an issue for years. Too much perimeter play on the PP, no one in front of the net. I love Hornqvist but seeing him behind the net trying to pass or make plays is a complete and utter waste of time because 9 times out of 10 he's losing the puck. Same thing with Fisher. We should park either Fisher and Hornqvist in front, have 2 of either Legwand, Erat, Wilson and SK out there with them to be the playmakers and go from there. If we don't want Wilson, looks like Dumont or O'Reilly would fit the bill as the playmakers as well. The playmakers also have to be willing to pull the trigger. If they don't, they're as useless as anyone else.

The other thing we haven't done the last two games is get the puck deep and Vancouver is killing us in the transition game. If we get it deep with speed coming in on them, we can effectively forecheck them but if we barely get it past the blue line, a forecheck is pointless. Need to skate harder and get it deeper. We need to be more physical. If we're going to lay a body on someone, lay it on them, don't just bump into them. I get tired of our guys pulling up right as we're about to hit them. This is the playoffs boys, hit the opponent and hit them hard. Give them a reason to fall down and flop around on the ice.

At some point, the lines need rearranging too because the ones we're fielding right now aren't working. Sorry for the captain obvious but Trotz shifted Erat to play with SK and Fisher, moved Hali up to play with Ward and Legwand and while that worked against Anaheim, it doesn't work against Vancouver. And while we've shutdown the twins for most of the series, we haven't figured out how to counter Kesler.

The sad thing is, the best lines for us have been the 3rd and 4th because they crash, the check, they are relentless. Our top 6 has been soft, slow and non existent. While I don't think the answer is play the 3rd and 4th lines more, it may be an interesting option to light a fire under the top 6.

All that said, it's not over til someone wins 4 games and while it seems hopeless and futile, we still have an all world goalie that has kept us in it til now. If we can get a few guys to finally step it up, we've got a chance. We've got 60 minutes to make a point. Don't let us down boys, don't let us down.
Good post. Let's see if Trotz and the boys pull any of the above off tonight!

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05-07-2011, 08:11 AM
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The 2010-2011 Nashville Predators won three or more straight games six separate times this season.

October 9th - October 14th
November 30th - December 4th
December 8th - December 17th (5)
December 31st - January 11th (6)
January 18th - January 23rd
March 17th - March 26th (6)

What's one more?



Good luck against the great satan tonight boys.
THANK YOU!!! Like Trotz said, history has shown we've been at death's door NUMEROUS times this season, and it's not 3 but just 1 game tonight. And, please finish off the dead things in CONVINCING style tomorrow.

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The 2010-2011 Nashville Predators won three or more straight games six separate times this season.

October 9th - October 14th
November 30th - December 4th
December 8th - December 17th (5)
December 31st - January 11th (6)
January 18th - January 23rd
March 17th - March 26th (6)

What's one more?

Good luck against the great satan tonight boys.
Well said, thanks for the words of encouragement! I just wish some of our players were here to read it.


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05-07-2011, 09:37 AM
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If nothing else, I want at least a game six.

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The 2010-2011 Nashville Predators won three or more straight games six separate times this season.

October 9th - October 14th
November 30th - December 4th
December 8th - December 17th (5)
December 31st - January 11th (6)
January 18th - January 23rd
March 17th - March 26th (6)

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Good luck against the great satan tonight boys.
Nice.

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05-07-2011, 09:58 PM
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If nothing else, I want at least a game six.
Now I want a game seven.

I picked us to win in 7, no one ever said what order it had to be in.

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05-07-2011, 10:22 PM
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heard no gold out monday (thankfully) just towels. now to harass game ops for run this town

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I thought the gold-out looked superb, but this coming from one of the few guys who loved the mustards as well.

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05-07-2011, 10:56 PM
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I thought the gold-out looked superb, but this coming from one of the few guys who loved the mustards as well.
If nothing else it was unlucky so....

Just please god not those "noisemaker fans." Those things are weird as hell.

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05-07-2011, 11:44 PM
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After this showing tonight, the crowd needs to make enough noise that no help should be needed to bring in noise. I agree totally with a return of the "Run This Town", playoff edition as well. IT'S WONDERFUL WE GET TO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING ABOUT A GAME NIGHT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

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05-08-2011, 03:46 AM
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heard no gold out monday (thankfully) just towels. now to harass game ops for run this town
Yes! Is there seriously someone we can e-mail about that? Monday MUST be Run This Town!!

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05-08-2011, 09:22 AM
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If they do the yellow again, please call it a 'gold rush' or 'yellow fever'.

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05-08-2011, 09:54 AM
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If they do the yellow again, please call it a 'gold rush' or 'yellow fever'.
I vote "golden shower."

HF is becoming not even fun, after we win games. It's just thread after thread of, "OMG we deserved to win, but didn't. We DOMINATED and the Preds TRAPPED!"

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I vote "golden shower."

HF is becoming not even fun, after we win games. It's just thread after thread of, "OMG we deserved to win, but didn't. We DOMINATED and the Preds TRAPPED!"
Let the fun happen during the games not the message boards.

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Smithson and Spaling updates?

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05-08-2011, 06:39 PM
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Smithson and Spaling updates?
trotz wouldn't say about smithson, and spaling played the end of the third, so i'd guess he's okay

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Yes! Is there seriously someone we can e-mail about that? Monday MUST be Run This Town!!
You can try this. Don't know if it will do any good but it can't hurt.

http://predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=37033

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Love Hammer's turnovers. It is funny that he is getting some face time on the tv, but Blum and Klein (whom I would take over Hammer ANYDAY) aren't getting any recognition. Sad, really...

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Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise! Arise, Fans of Nashville! Sticks shall be shaken, boards shall be splintered! A hockey day... a blue and mustard day... ere the sun rises! Skate now!... Skate now!... Skate skate to ruin and the world's ending!

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Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise! Arise, Fans of Nashville! Sticks shall be shaken, boards shall be splintered! A hockey day... a blue and mustard day... ere the sun rises! Skate now!... Skate now!... Skate skate to ruin and the world's ending!
ROFL!

Great Post!

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Posted this over on the GDT too...

Heard on 104.5 this afternoon (and got an email from the Preds as well) that the Preds are asking the fans to wear one of their gold shirts from games 3 & 4 again tonight or wear something gold to continue the "gold out". Rally towels are the giveaway tonight.

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05-10-2011, 02:51 AM
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Saw on the main boards that Kesler had points on 79% of the Canucks' goals this series. Damn. That's insane!


BTW, is Fox gonna replay the game at any point? I recorded the Versus feed and it ended up being some dirtbike nonsense, I guess b/c the game was on FSS...fail on my part. My viewing guide doesn't show the game being re-played in the next 24 hours but I was hoping someone on here knows differently...


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I think you guys really established yourselves as a very strong hockey market. Even though the games were boring to watch a lot of the time your crowds were great and I bet a lot of people view the city in a different way now. I thought your building was louder than ours, it was rocking after the Legwand goal!

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