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09-25-2011, 10:28 AM
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I come in peace. Do you know who is playing for you all tonight?

Bruins are dressing:

Forwards: Campbell, Caron, Clark, Hamill, Horton, Marchand, Paille, Pouliot, Sauve, Seguin, Thornton, Whitfield

Defensemen: Corvo, Chara, McKelvie, McQuaid, Kampfer, Warsofsky

Goaltenders: Khudobin, Rask


Thanks!!
30 BUDAJ, Peter G
65 MAYER, Robert G

11 GOMEZ, Scott C
24 HENRY, Alex D
36 AVTSIN, Alexander RW
40 BEAULIEU, Nathan D
45 BLUNDEN, Michael RW
46 KOSTITSYN, Andrei RW
52 DARCHE, Mathieu LW
56 WILLSIE, Brian RW
60 PALUSHAJ, Aaron RW
63 ENGQVIST, Andreas C
68 WEBER, Yannick D
72 COLE, Erik RW
73 GALLAGHER, Brendan RW
74 YEMELIN, Alexei D
75 GILL, Hal D
78 ARCHAMBAULT, Olivier LW
80 MASSÉ, Dany LW
85 ELLIS, Morgan D

No idea what the lines will look like, though.

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09-25-2011, 10:31 AM
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30 BUDAJ, Peter G
65 MAYER, Robert G

11 GOMEZ, Scott C
24 HENRY, Alex D
36 AVTSIN, Alexander RW
40 BEAULIEU, Nathan D
45 BLUNDEN, Michael RW
46 KOSTITSYN, Andrei RW
52 DARCHE, Mathieu LW
56 WILLSIE, Brian RW
60 PALUSHAJ, Aaron RW
63 ENGQVIST, Andreas C
68 WEBER, Yannick D
72 COLE, Erik RW
73 GALLAGHER, Brendan RW
74 YEMELIN, Alexei D
75 GILL, Hal D
78 ARCHAMBAULT, Olivier LW
80 MASSÉ, Dany LW
85 ELLIS, Morgan D

No idea what the lines will look like, though.
Thanks! No idea what the lines are for us as well..

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09-25-2011, 10:37 AM
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Mark Mitera

I really liked what I saw from Mark Mitera last night. He is my definition of a fifth or sixth d-man. Big, mobile and he has a good first pass. Doesn't seem very physical and didn't show much offense despite the two assists ( one from a routine point shot, the other was a pass in his own defensive zone) but he was way better than Woywitka who turned the puck over a hundred times. I think that taking a chance on him instead of Mathieu Carle is a good decision by Pierre Gauthier.

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09-25-2011, 10:44 AM
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I haven't watched all the pre-season games but one player that does worry me is Hal Gill. For some reason he has been put on a pedestal and I believe he is vastly over-rated by a great many people, including those that count (the coaching staff).

Don't get me wrong. I believe he has a great attitude, he is probably great in the room and he blocks a lot of shots.

On the other side of the coin, the offense just dies when he is out there, he might be the slowest skater in the league, he is the last man to the puck on a shoot in, he isn't physical, his outlet passes are not great, he turns the puck over and he gets caught pinching (what is a guy like him doing pinching). Subban covered for him many, many times last year not the other way around.

Nothing that I have seen so far has made me change my mind. The good news is that there are a lot of players waiting in the wings, maybe not for this year but they are there.

One player that does make me hopeful is Gomez. I didn't see the game that he played but the results looked good. Even a modest bounce back there, combined with the added experience that Eller and Desharnais have gained, has made me more optimistic about our play at center.

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09-25-2011, 10:44 AM
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RDS reports:

Gallagher-Gomez-Cole
Kostitsyn-Willsie-Palushaj
Blunden-Engqvist-Darche
Avtsin-Massé-Archambault

Beaulieu
Ellis
Gill
Henry
Weber
Yemelin

Budaj for the whole game

I like these first and third lines. Really not a fan of Willsie centering Kost and Palushaj again, nor to see Masse in the lineup (Avtsin and Archambault deserve better)

Happy to see Beaulieu and Yemelin too.

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09-25-2011, 10:51 AM
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I really liked what I saw from Mark Mitera last night. He is my definition of a fifth or sixth d-man. Big, mobile and he has a good first pass. Doesn't seem very physical and didn't show much offense despite the two assists ( one from a routine point shot, the other was a pass in his own defensive zone) but he was way better than Woywitka who turned the puck over a hundred times. I think that taking a chance on him instead of Mathieu Carle is a good decision by Pierre Gauthier.
He did look better than Whawitka.

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09-25-2011, 10:54 AM
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It's between him and Woy to be the Picard of this year, BUT I think both are better than Alex "my giveaways end up in my own net" Picard.

Defense looks decent. Forwards are big and fitting for the game, but pretty average. Hopefully Budaj is ready to show us he can handle a chunk of games.


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09-25-2011, 11:04 AM
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Yemelin vs Bruins...will be interesting.

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09-25-2011, 11:06 AM
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He did look better than Whawitka.
I didn't see much from either him or Woyto..whatever in last night's game. Got to wonder why he's kicked around the AHL/ECHL the past three years. Right now depending on Markov's return we need a 7th Dman. I would think that Woyto?? because of experience or Diaz because they want to grade him against the real NHL would come ahead of Miterra.

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09-25-2011, 11:34 AM
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I though he looked awful...

Woywitka was also bad last night but he was pretty good in his first game.

Mitera is a long term project. The Habs lost faith in Carle and took a gamble on Mitera, who up until now is a below average AHLer, in hope the he turns his game around.

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09-25-2011, 11:53 AM
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Woywitka will be our 7/8 D-man. IMO, he's a much better option than Mitera

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Neither looked like a particularly competent dman to my eye ; both those guys are ahl bound if we're healthy.

Markov - Gorges
Gill Subban
Spacek-Weber-Emelin

If we want a 7th guy who basically never plays, who cares who it is.I guess I'd keep Woywitka here so Mitera can maybe play in Hamilton and still get better. If at some point we need someone to actually step in the line-up, I'll contend it probably will be Diaz

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09-25-2011, 12:21 PM
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At least Mitera isn't held back by constant injuries.

I don't know the details of all of Carle's injuries but at this point it's making me think conditioning may be the issue here.

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I thought Mitera looked good last night, at least on the few occasions that I noticed him.

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I like Mitera and think he has a role in the NHL. This, along with Blunden, were very savvy moves by PG to (possibly) beef up the roster going forward.

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Yemelin vs Bruins...will be interesting.
Hope he nails Horton or Marchand for good...

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I really liked what I saw from Mark Mitera last night. He is my definition of a fifth or sixth d-man. Big, mobile and he has a good first pass. Doesn't seem very physical and didn't show much offense despite the two assists ( one from a routine point shot, the other was a pass in his own defensive zone) but he was way better than Woywitka who turned the puck over a hundred times. I think that taking a chance on him instead of Mathieu Carle is a good decision by Pierre Gauthier.
hmmm I didn't see that at all, I didn't think he was very mobile, didn't see a great first pass but he did appear to be physical, in fact he lead the team in hits with 3 last game

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09-25-2011, 12:52 PM
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Hope he nails Horton or Marchand for good...
He'd become an instant fan favorite.

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What's up with White. Is he gonna be ready for the season's opener ?

I would had like to see him + Leblanc and Bournival in some pre-season games. Too bad !

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If White isn't ready for the season opener I hope to see Dumont in a few regular season games. I think he'd get sent back down but then play extremely well in Hamilton to merit (not mitera ) his next call up.

Woywitka will likely be our #7d but Dumont in my eyes could potentially be a solid 4th line forward for us.

He seems like he might become one of those clutch 4th liners.

I noticed this in his stats also:

20 6 3 9

Playoffs he had 6 goals 3 assists in 20 games. For him that's a fair amount of clutch goals. Hopefully when he goes back to Hamilton we see an improvement in his offense but ultimately I think he could fill a 3rd or 4th line role pretty well one day. 3rd line if he has to fill in.

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I don't think Yemelin is gonna be as emotionally invested in destroying the Bruins as we are... he wasn't here last year and he doesn't really know any of the players in the NHL (at least not personally)

I'm hoping they anger him somehow and he decides he wants to lay out Marchand and Horton as often as possible.

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I don't think Yemelin is gonna be as emotionally invested in destroying the Bruins as we are... he wasn't here last year and he doesn't really know any of the players in the NHL (at least not personally)

I'm hoping they anger him somehow and he decides he wants to lay out Marchand and Horton as often as possible.
Thornton will kill if that happens... I'm more worried about Boston goons than Yemelin knocking someone out.

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Thornton will kill if that happens... I'm more worried about Boston goons than Yemelin knocking someone out.
Hahaha yeah right, he really KILL Cooke the game after the hit

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So this Emelin guy, is he supposed to be a big hitter? Other than hitting Max Pac, i've not seen much of him.

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So this Emelin guy, is he supposed to be a big hitter? Other than hitting Max Pac, i've not seen much of him.
He might be more comfortable throwing hip checks on the left side of the ice, he's only played on the right so far in the preseason.

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