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With Pronger and Mez out, who runs the PP with Timonen?

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09-06-2012, 01:41 PM
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With Pronger and Mez out, who runs the PP with Timonen?

Sorry Flyers fans, wasn't sure where to ask this one.

Just wondering if I a guy like Coburn is going to step in and take those pp minutes even if it's on the 2nd unit pp.

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If he makes the team, Gus should be given the chance to run the 2nd PP unit

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Voracek played the point for a while last year. I assume they'll continue that for a while

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I'd like to see Coburn get a chance to increase his offensive numbers. If that doesn't work and they're gonna go with forwards I wouldn't mind them giving Couturier a chance.

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I would think something along the lines of:

PP1:

Hartnell-Giroux-Simmonds
Timonen - Voracek

PP2:

Read-Briere-Schenn
Coburn/Gus - Couturier

Guys like Fedotenko and Talbot would be given shots to play on the second unit throughout the year as well, I'm sure

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Honestly think Schenn will get a shot on that 2nd unit.

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09-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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Honestly think Schenn will get a shot on that 2nd unit.
Possibly considering the heavy right handed shot aspect of it. Though Kubina didn't last long when put in that position last year (probably due more to his speed).

Does anyone know if Schenn ever played the PP point in Toronto?

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u mean who will play point? voracek cuz claude runs our PP

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Possibly considering the heavy right handed shot aspect of it. Though Kubina didn't last long when put in that position last year (probably due more to his speed).

Does anyone know if Schenn ever played the PP point in Toronto?
I don't think he did, however I think he will get a shot at getting the job there. Gervais is also supposed to be an option I believe as well.

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My guess is Read plays the point. They tried Schenn last year, but he didn't seem too comfortable (more comfortable than JVR but that's not saying much). Still don't know who else would play the point on the second unit other than Gus. Doubt they'd throw Manning in there.

Edit: Forgot Gervais (yikes). Still say Homer makes a move before the season starts (whenever that is).

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It'll be Gus and Coburn most likely. They don't have enough scoring forwards to play 8 of them on the PP.

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It'll be Gus and Coburn most likely. They don't have enough scoring forwards to play 8 of them on the PP.
Hartnell Simmonds Vorack Giroux will definitely be the first unit.

You don't think Briere Schenn Couturier and Read could possibly make up the 2nd?

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Hartnell Simmonds Vorack Giroux will definitely be the first unit.

You don't think Briere Schenn Couturier and Read could possibly make up the 2nd?
They certainly have more capable forwards than capable defensemen. Finding a second defenseman is hard enough let alone an additional one. I would be shocked if it's not 4 forwards and a defenseman on both units to start the season.

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I would think something along the lines of:

PP1:

Hartnell-Giroux-Simmonds
Timonen - Voracek

PP2:

Read-Briere-Schenn
Coburn/Gus - Couturier

Guys like Fedotenko and Talbot would be given shots to play on the second unit throughout the year as well, I'm sure
That first unit will look very solid. Worked great at the end of the season. For PP2 Id like to see

Briere-Couturier-Read as the forwards. If Coburn has to log heavy mins with grossman as top PK and top line defenders, I wouldn't mind giving the Schenn bros as the 2nd pairing defensemen. I thought B. Schenn played the point a little last season and wasn't completely awful

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Timonen-Voracek

Coburn/Gus-Read/Schenn

Read played some point on the 2nd unit last season


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Hhmmm, sounds like Coburn will be playing too many pk and 5 on 5 time hence no pp time. I knew Giroux basically ran the 1st pp unit so I was hoping Coburn might fill in.

I assume Mez for sure is likely going to be on the 2nd pp unit?

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Hhmmm, sounds like Coburn will be playing too many pk and 5 on 5 time hence no pp time. I knew Giroux basically ran the 1st pp unit so I was hoping Coburn might fill in.

I assume Mez for sure is likely going to be on the 2nd pp unit?
Mez had surgery and will be out for quite a bit.

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I just watched game 2 of the PHI/PIT series and Voracek was absolutely magical on the PP. Man, if he could develop a shot he'd be a superstar.

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Hhmmm, sounds like Coburn will be playing too many pk and 5 on 5 time hence no pp time. I knew Giroux basically ran the 1st pp unit so I was hoping Coburn might fill in.

I assume Mez for sure is likely going to be on the 2nd pp unit?
When he comes back, yeah, but who knows if that'll happen this season.

I think Gus would be given a shot at the second unit QB, but he'll be on a short leash. They really can't afford to stunt the second unit's PP production too much by not having a capable defenseman back there setting the play up. And I'd rather not Giroux turn into a Kovalchuk where he spends the full 2 minutes on the PP on the ice.

Also expect Coburn to be given the most responsibility on the D corp this year with missing Pronger and Meszaros, and an aging Timonen. If Gus (or any other defenseman) can't handle it, they will look to Coburn.

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Is Pronger 100% finished and never coming back?

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Is Pronger 100% finished and never coming back?
looks that way.

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What about Gervais? I thought he was a power play guy?

Kimmo/Read
Gervais/Voracek

Unless Gus makes the team then I'd replace Read with him.

Coburn does not look that great on the power play and should be given rest because we will need him to be strong for us in the playoffs again (if we make it)

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I think they will try the schenns on the point for the second powerplay, but it remains to be seen if it will be a disaster or not

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Couturier on the point would not work imo.
He's not fast enough and much better suited to play down low.

I'd like to see Coburn getting a chance, he doesn't need to work the puck all the time. I'd like him to be that trigger man on the point.

There is no reason to change the first unit.
Second unit could look something like this:

Briere-Couturier-Schenn
Read-Coburn

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The first unit will most likely remain intact. The second unit however will probably be experimented with quite a bit to see what fits. Brière is really the only one I'm sure will be on there full time. Read will if he plays as strong as he did last season, but he might not start out on it. Couturier, Coburn and the Schenn brothers will all be given an opportunity I think, as will Gustafsson if he makes the team.

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