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10-04-2011, 03:08 PM
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Opening Night Roster Announced

http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.h...id=DL|NSH|home

Ekholm made it. Fisher and Bouillon on IR.

Mods: feel free to merge with the training camp thread if you want

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10-04-2011, 03:12 PM
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It's nice to see Smith and Ekholm on the list, but you have to wonder how much good it will do Ekholm. I'm sure he'll learn a lot from being up here, but I think I'd rather let him play in Milwaukee for a while.

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OK, so Fisher going on IR means hes out at least 7 days, right?

has he been practicing/skating, doing anything at all??


I remember first it was "maybe I'll be ready by opening night, maybe not" now its IR...

does anyone know if he's had a setback, or is just being extra cautious, or what??

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Weber-Suter
Blum-Klein
Laasko-Ekholm
Hillen

??

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OK, so Fisher going on IR means hes out at least 7 days, right?

has he been practicing/skating, doing anything at all??


I remember first it was "maybe I'll be ready by opening night, maybe not" now its IR...

does anyone know if he's had a setback, or is just being extra cautious, or what??
Paper today said that he has started skating with the team and practiced shooting with a goalie.

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What impact, if any, does making the club out of camp have on Ekholm's SEL clause?

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Weber-Suter
Blum-Klein
Laasko-Ekholm
Hillen

??
I expect a rotation with the bottom three alternating scratches. not sure they will put two rookies out there together this early

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I'd expect Hillen on the bottom pairing ith Laasko and Ekholm rotating in and out

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Erat Smith Kostitsyn
Bergfors Legwand Wilson
Hornqvist Geoffrion Smithson
Tootoo Spaling Halischuk

O'Reilly
Stortini

Suter Weber
Klein Blum
Hillen Laakso
Ekholm

Rinne
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Who goes when Fisher is back?

I assume this is a mini tryout between Ekholm and Laasko before Cube comes back.

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Who goes when Fisher is back?

I assume this is a mini tryout between Ekholm and Laasko before Cube comes back.
Geoffrion or Smith. Only two waiver eligible.

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Geoffrion or Smith. Only two waiver eligible.
I guess that's the other mini tryout. Got it.

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Erat Smith Kostitsyn
Bergfors Legwand Wilson
Hornqvist Geoffrion Smithson
Tootoo Spaling Halischuk
I'd go with:

Erat O'Reilly Kostitsyn
Bergfors Legwand Wilson
Hornqvist Geoffrion Smith
Tootoo Smithson Spaling

I just can't see Smith jumping right into the top-line center spot and doing anything but falling flat on his face. That's a lot of pressure to put on a kid who just came out of college and hasn't played a single professional game yet. Put him on a line with Geoffrion and Hornqvist - a couple of guys who will go to the net and take advantage of the way he likes to shoot from anywhere and everywhere.

Then keeping the Tootoo-Smithson-Spaling line together allows them to continue functioning as the shutdown/energy line. A role they were pretty successful at last season, especially after Tootoo got back and in the playoffs.

Rotate Geoffrion, Halischuk and Smith as the scratch until you decide who sticks when Fisher gets healthy.

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Who's the top unit PP?

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I would imagine the top PP unit will be Suter and Weber on the blueline with Legwand, Erat, and SK up front. Or maybe toss Hornqvist in there. Or maybe Wilson. Or Bergfors. Or Smith.

(it's hard to tell what Trotz will do with the PP since we don't really have clear top line)

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I'd go with:

Erat O'Reilly Kostitsyn
Bergfors Legwand Wilson
Hornqvist Geoffrion Smith
Tootoo Smithson Spaling

I just can't see Smith jumping right into the top-line center spot and doing anything but falling flat on his face. That's a lot of pressure to put on a kid who just came out of college and hasn't played a single professional game yet. Put him on a line with Geoffrion and Hornqvist - a couple of guys who will go to the net and take advantage of the way he likes to shoot from anywhere and everywhere.

Then keeping the Tootoo-Smithson-Spaling line together allows them to continue functioning as the shutdown/energy line. A role they were pretty successful at last season, especially after Tootoo got back and in the playoffs.

Rotate Geoffrion, Halischuk and Smith as the scratch until you decide who sticks when Fisher gets healthy.
I'm just going on who played with who in preseason.

If Smith or Geoffrion are going to be scratched--EVER--they need to be in Milwaukee.

I'm also extremely nervous about O'Reilly as the top line center...

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I'm just going on who played with who in preseason.

If Smith or Geoffrion are going to be scratched--EVER--they need to be in Milwaukee.

I'm also extremely nervous about O'Reilly as the top line center...
agree with this... play Smith and Geoffrion, and if they both can hang, too bad Cal O

if one is clearly struggling, send him down and plug oreilly in until Fisher gets better

if they both struggle, send them both down, and use Legwand, Oreilly, Spaling and Smithson at center until Fisher is better...

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If Ekholms staying then he is playing. They shouldnt waste him in the box, if he is you would think they would send him down to the AHL to play.

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If Ekholms staying then he is playing. They shouldnt waste him in the box, if he is you would think they would send him down to the AHL to play.
could just be a trick so he doesnt go back to the SEL

Glad to see him on the roster. Even more excited for the season.

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If Ekholms staying then he is playing. They shouldnt waste him in the box, if he is you would think they would send him down to the AHL to play.
Yeah. You'd think that if they wanted someone to sit in the box until Bouillon is healthy, they would've gone with Sloan. Maybe they will indeed alternate between him and Laakso. I hope they don't sit Laakso in the box too much either, though.

I heard from a reliable source that Laakso has been told to look for an apartment in Nashville, so I at least assume it means he's not going to ride the bus much this season.

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This team has outgrown Bouillon.

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Even if Ekholm sits in the box until Bouillon comes back to take the presser chair, he can still practice with the team here. He will be coached by some guys who have done a pretty good job developing defensemen. He can get used to the smaller ice without playing games. While I would rather have him learning on the ice in actual games in Milwaukee, perhaps slotting him in as the #7 to start the season was something they used to keep him in the United States.

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another thing on ekholm that may help in the decision to keep him here-how well is he adjusted to American life? In Milwaukee, I am sure there is support and all that jazz, but is there another swede there? here he has hornquist and lindback, who I would guess he would know and would help him adjust better. just a thought

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another thing on ekholm that may help in the decision to keep him here-how well is he adjusted to American life? In Milwaukee, I am sure there is support and all that jazz, but is there another swede there? here he has hornquist and lindback, who I would guess he would know and would help him adjust better. just a thought
Interesting thought. Don't forget Bergfors

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Lines from practice this week (per Cooper):

Kostitsyn - Spaling - Erat
Wilson - Legwand - Smith
Smithson- O'Reilly - Tootoo
Halischuk - Geoffrion - Hornqvist
Stortini - Fisher - Bergfors

Looks like Stortini and Bergfors are the scratches right now...

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