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01-26-2013, 12:13 PM
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Yes, for example, Drew Stafford has about the same career shooting percentage as Pominville. He's got a comparable amount of shots this year (12 to JP's 15), but one player has 3 goals and the other has 0.

I've been impressed with Stafford this year, I hope puck luck starts leaning his way soon so he doesn't get discouraged and sulk around.
He takes his shots well. It'll start happening, I hope. Rest of the team needs some pep and confidence.

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01-26-2013, 12:15 PM
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Non-VHP shooting numbers: 2/82 (2.43%)

That won't continue over a significant sample size. Believe in the math!
Yup, they caught a hot goalie last night but stafford and ennis were creating chances, they'll start scoring eventualy, hopefully sunday

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01-26-2013, 12:29 PM
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I thought FES was very solid in the first two periods of last nights game. I just watched in this morning, and I thought they were better with puck posession than VHP. But that's just me. And they did falter in the third.

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01-26-2013, 01:03 PM
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Non-VHP shooting numbers: 2/82 (2.43%)

That won't continue over a significant sample size. Believe in the math!
That's some real rare puck luck there. Just means we're due for one of those games where Drew and (insert random guy) both get hatties in one night.

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01-26-2013, 01:22 PM
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So with a healthy Vanek:

Vanek - Hodgson - Pominville
Ott - Grigorenko - Stafford
Hecht - Ennis - Foligno
Kaleta - Ellis - Gerbe

My hate for Ruff has mildly subsided.
Those lines intrigue me. Hecht could help out that 3rd line by being a consistent presence, and the 2nd line could be nasty if Grigs realizes he isn't on the 4th line anymore.

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01-26-2013, 01:26 PM
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Whatever the lines are, just don't give Hecht 18+ minutes of ice time and Grigs 6+. Hecht is so limited at this stage in his career and isn't going to provide you with offense. Lindy needs to give Grigs a chance to succeed instead of just burying him on the 4th line or the bench.

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01-26-2013, 02:05 PM
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Whatever the lines are, just don't give Hecht 18+ minutes of ice time and Grigs 6+. Hecht is so limited at this stage in his career and isn't going to provide you with offense. Lindy needs to give Grigs a chance to succeed instead of just burying him on the 4th line or the bench.
Agreed. For as much ice-time as Hecht and Kaleta got, it's no wonder we only scored one goal. As per usual, Ruff was too busy worrying how he'd match up against Staal (while we were behind no less) and stopped trying to coach for offense.

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01-26-2013, 02:18 PM
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I still give FES another couple games. Too early to break them up. Allow them to work through it. They were our best line in the 2nd period last night. They'll get it going soon enough. Give Grigorenko a periodic shift with Ennis-Stafford.
I'd typically agree - Ruff always jumps the gun in breaking lines up. That said, in a lockout-shortened season in which two points are more crucial than ever, I 'm okay with him giving the lines a shakeup. We need secondary scoring.

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01-26-2013, 02:34 PM
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It think the 3rd line may be Foligno/Ennis/Kaleta and Hecht to the 4th line.

Or Foligno may be heading to the 4th line.
Yeah his poor play has kind of gone under the radar with all the other issues, but he's shown me nothing this year...

And no I didn't expect him to keep up last year's pace, but he's been a big nothing so far this year...no impact

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01-26-2013, 02:35 PM
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I imagine once Vanek returns the lines will be as followed

Vanek-Hodgson-Pominville
Ott-Grigorenko-Stafford
Hecht-Ennis-Kaleta
Foligno-Ellis-Gerbe

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01-26-2013, 02:42 PM
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Ennis hasn't been than good, but Foligno/Stafford have been terrible.

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01-26-2013, 02:44 PM
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Ennis hasn't been than good, but Foligno/Stafford have been terrible.
Disagree with Stafford. He's been the best of those three, the best forward outside of the top line IMO.

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01-26-2013, 02:57 PM
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Disagree with Stafford. He's been the best of those three, the best forward outside of the top line IMO.
That'd be Ott, IMO.

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01-26-2013, 03:03 PM
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why is leino out and when does he come back?

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01-26-2013, 03:36 PM
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Leino has a lower body injury (quads) that's been lingering, dunno how long he'll be out.

I like the idea of Hecht with Ennis. If anyone can get Ennis to simplify and wake up, it's probably Hecht--talented centers Briere and Connolly really benefited from having him ride shotgun.

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01-26-2013, 03:44 PM
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Am I the only one who thinks Ennis and Stafford have been far more of a problem than foligno,kaleta etc? I swear everytime those two break the blue line they see exactly how close to the boards/out of a good shooting angle they can get. Then stafford makes some ill-advised shot or turnover whereas ennis uses his speed to circle the net before getting cut off and losing the puck. I have seen the same monotonous motions from those 2 all year long. Foligno is certainly not producing but hes serving a purpose on d, forecheck, hitting etc.

These lines def need a shuffling and I cant believe that Im excited for leino to get back to increase our scoring depth(ik that was blasphemous).

I gotta say I was happy when we re-upped hecht but outside of game 1 hes looked completely flat.

P.S Myers is on his way to another benching, give Brennan's shot a go for a game and try to fire up Myers.

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01-26-2013, 06:24 PM
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Ennis was dismal at the start of last season too. It wouldn't surprise me if half these guys had written off the season and just aren't fit enough yet. Too soon to write anyone off.

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01-26-2013, 06:28 PM
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Ennis was dismal at the start of last season too. It wouldn't surprise me if half these guys had written off the season and just aren't fit enough yet. Too soon to write anyone off.
Ya not surprised to see ennis start slow, he was looking better last night outside of faceoffs

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01-26-2013, 06:31 PM
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And considering caps arent our rivals can we please have scott in the pressbox and ellis on the ice

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And considering caps arent our rivals can we please have scott in the pressbox and ellis on the ice
2-0 with Ellis, 0-2 without Ellis.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Never thought I'd say this but we need leino back

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2-0 with Ellis, 0-2 without Ellis.

Coincidence? I think not.

Wasn't our with/without him record lopsided like that last year too? Dude is obviously just a winner.

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That'd be Ott, IMO.
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