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10-10-2011, 08:55 PM
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10-10-2011, 09:26 PM
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Hamilton is devoid of letig NHL prospects at this point. Leblanc's not playing. Nash is out long term. First time in a while that the Dogs have been so reliant on proven minor league talent. No shame in it, but it really brings to light the gap in our prospect pool. There are players to get excited about, but right now basically every prospect that's close to NHL ready is in it.

Edit- to those who prefer Blunden, he may be big and strong and all that stuff, but he can't skate. JM won't play him.
Couldn't any more false. Blunden "trademarks" are his speed and size.

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10-10-2011, 09:28 PM
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Actually he wasn't. The final two games he played were outstanding.
he wasn't indeed, liked him a lot in the last 2 games!

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10-10-2011, 09:34 PM
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Just what the team needs another smurf who is as soft as tissue and brings nothing in the physical/tough department
He's replacing cammalleri, not iginla.

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10-10-2011, 09:36 PM
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Cole-Plekanec-Kostitsyn
Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
Desharnais-Eller-Palushaj
Moen-Engqvist-Darche
I'd prefer to see

Palushaj Plekanec Cole or Moen Plekanec Cole
Pacioretty Gomez Gionta
Moen Eller Kostitsyn(worked great last year) or Palushaj Eller Kostitsyn
Desharnais Engqvist Darche.

Desharnais played better last game, but he really seems to struggle at the center position in the defensive zone. Last year it wasn't as noticable because he got 4th line duties at even-strength. This year he is being matched up with the opposing team's second or third line. He's struggled defensively in pre-season and the last two games with increased responsibility at center. I'd like to see him play wing for now.

I would prefer for the offense to be balanced. Also I want Eller playing with an actual scoring winger. A lot of his plays last year went unfinished because he played with grinders.

Also give Palushaj top duty or put him with Kostitsyn and Eller. Let's see what he can do in an offensive role. He's an offensive minded prospect, so let's give him the opportunity to show what he can do.

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10-10-2011, 10:13 PM
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Edit- to those who prefer Blunden, he may be big and strong and all that stuff, but he can't skate. JM won't play him.
I'm pretty sure Blunden can skate and deliver some hits but he has the offense of Tom Pyatt...

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10-10-2011, 10:24 PM
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I'm pretty sure Blunden can skate and deliver some hits but he has the offense of Tom Pyatt...
And minus the defensive side/penalty kill of Pyatt as well.

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I'm pretty sure Blunden can skate and deliver some hits but he has the offense of Tom Pyatt...
And lacks the defense of Tom Pyatt as well.

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10-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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Will Palushaj be as invisible as Pyatt ? Or as visible as O'Byrne (his first season with Habs) ?
I hope for the former.

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10-10-2011, 10:49 PM
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Michael Blunden is awesome. Screw you non-believers!

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10-10-2011, 10:50 PM
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Are people really not understanding that it was the only logical choice? That's a no-brainer.

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10-10-2011, 10:58 PM
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Are people really not understanding that it was the only logical choice? That's a no-brainer.
I know it's freaking bizarre!

What do you think WS? Palushaj on the 3rd line for an offensive depth type of role or on the second/first line to try and balance the offense for thursday's game(assuming that Kostitsyn gets put on the third with Eller)?

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I would have preferred someone a little moredefensively responsible, DD got lit upwith weak defensive players.
I suppose that means Palushaj shouldn't play on a line with Desharnais, but JM can find other options.

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10-10-2011, 11:05 PM
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I know it's freaking bizarre!

What do you think WS? Palushaj on the 3rd line for an offensive depth type of role or on the second/first line to try and balance the offense for thursday's game(assuming that Kostitsyn gets put on the third with Eller)?
I clearly don't see Palushaj with DD. So do whatever you want and if it also means putting Palushaj in the top 6....I wouldn't be against it? Why, 'cause what we need is an immediate fix and often will you see young guys coming, fire all cylinders for a couple of games and then fade out.....Well hopefully, he wouldn't be here the day he fades out, we wouldn't need him anymore. But that's not what's going to happen, I see Palushaj on the 4th, with Eller, there's NO WAY Lars get in a 3rd line right away.

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10-10-2011, 11:17 PM
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Cole-Plekanec-Kostitsyn
Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
Desharnais-Eller-Palushaj
Moen-Engqvist-Darche
I like those lines.

Imagine though without a Cammy, Markov and Campoli injury:

Cole-Plekanec-Cammalleri
Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
Desharnais-Eller-Kostitsyn
Moen-Engqvist-Darche

Markov-Diaz/Emelin
Subban-Gill
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10-10-2011, 11:19 PM
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Are people really not understanding that it was the only logical choice? That's a no-brainer.
Exactly, we needed to replace missing offence with some potential offence. A Blunden call up puts Moen in the top 6, we don't want or need that for 2 weeks.

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10-11-2011, 12:02 AM
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Exactly, we needed to replace missing offence with some potential offence. A Blunden call up puts Moen in the top 6, we don't want or need that for 2 weeks.
People are missing the point, Kostitsyn is the logical replacement for Cammaleri and Eller in turn is the replacement for Kostitsyn. Palushaj is there to replace Weber be in the press box for emergency use if Spacek is ok.

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10-11-2011, 12:40 AM
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Any reason it wasn't trotter? I mean, unless trotter has to go through re-entry.

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10-11-2011, 12:53 AM
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We have a forward injured...why the facepalm? You do realize if we don't call up a player we have only 11 playable forwards next game and 6 playable defensemen...just incase you can't do math, it means we'll be playing with 1 less player in the lineup...
I can do math. So far we lose 1,5 players per game therefore we may need to call up about 120 players this season so yeah Palushaj grab a stick go make it happen! Loving the kids getting this chance!

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10-11-2011, 01:24 AM
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I like those lines.

Imagine though without a Cammy, Markov and Campoli injury:

Cole-Plekanec-Cammalleri
Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
Desharnais-Eller-Kostitsyn
Moen-Engqvist-Darche

Markov-Diaz/Emelin
Subban-Gill
Campoli-Gorges

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So you really give the player, who has been the best for us so far this year, Yannick Weber, no chance at all?

I prefer him to both Diaz & Emelin at this point. He's proved more than both of them. I also don't hate him being dressed as a forward so we have extra depth if we need it on defense, as well as the point on the PP.Markov, Subban, Campoli, and Weber is a pretty awesome top-4 for the PP.

Not to mention, Spacek would probably draw into the lineup as well. With a completely healthy roster, I'd think we'd probably have something like;

Cammalleri - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Gomez - Gionta
Desharnais - Eller - Kostitsyn
Moen - Engqvist - Weber
Darche, White

Markov - Gorges
Gill - Subban
Spacek - Campoli
Emelin

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But that's wishful thinking since we never have a healthy roster, lol.


As for Thursday (No Cammy or Spacek), I could see eithr of these three line-ups (I'll bold the one I want);

Desharnais - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Gomez - Giointa
Kostitsyn - Eller - Palushaj
Moen - Engqvist - Darche

Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Gomez - Gionta
Desharnais - Eller - Palushaj
Moen - Engqvist - Darche


Moen - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Gomez - Gionta
Desharnais - Eller - Kostitsyn
Darche - Engqvist - Palushaj

- I was a bit undecided between line-up #1 and line-up #2. I liked Kostitsyn's and Ellers chemistry last year. Palushaj and Eller also have played together before (St. Louis) so that may make him more comfortable.

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10-11-2011, 01:35 AM
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Palushaj got better as the pre season wore on so its not a surprising call-up by any means. That being said, I think palushaj will always be a fringe nhler. Lets just hope for this short stretch, that we get the most out of him.

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10-11-2011, 08:43 AM
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Man I can't wait till Avtsin gets called up ahead of him.
Based on the Dogs game last Saturday it may be in your next life not this one.

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10-11-2011, 09:09 AM
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Now that Eller is back into play...

Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Cole
Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
Darche-Eller-Desharnais
Moen-Engqvist-Palushaj
Blunden

Gill-Subban
Gorges-Emelin
Weber-Diaz

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10-11-2011, 09:17 AM
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You either like him or not. Seems a bit weak but fast with good hands. One thing is for sure, your not adding mussels here.

How does Eller look so far? limited view from a video perspective.

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10-11-2011, 09:23 AM
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Now that Eller is back into play...

Kostitsyn-Plekanec-ColePacioretty-Gomez-Gionta
Darche-Eller-Desharnais
Moen-Engqvist-Palushaj
Blunden

Gill-Subban
Gorges-Emelin
Weber-Diaz

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Finally some size with Plekanec. We could see this here and there trough out the season.

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