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02-23-2013, 12:10 PM
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Agreed. He's always been really effective when first inserted into the lineup. He wasnt there long enough last time to hit that point where he starts to be invisible.

And honestly, if Thomas starts off well, I'm not going to expect it to last. He's very young.
keep forgetting he's still just 20

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02-23-2013, 12:44 PM
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I fail to see what one has to do with the other.
I disagree with his assessment that this move indicates LTIR for Nash but obviously I think we both know that calling people up COULD concievably show that they are still working on Nash's injury and that it COULD turn out to be LT bc concussions are weird like that.

Hell he may turn out correct as well (I don't think he will.) Everyone seems to be a fan of feigning ignorance instead of disagreeing because by feigning ignorance it shows that the idea is so off the mark that it's not even recognizable as a valid response. It's funny sometimes I guess but for me it's too I dunno condescending I guess. He has a valid concern that I think he shouldn't worry too much about

I don't expect anything out of CT. I DO love that i've been hearing he is willing to hit and can effectively lay into a guy so he knows how to use his size. How fast is he?

Also I temper my expectation mostly because he isn't scoring THAT much against AHL competition despite his shot because there is just so much more that a pure shooter needs to be successful

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02-23-2013, 01:10 PM
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After being a huge fan of the pick based on scouting reports, other posters' comments and YT highlights, I found him pretty invisible during TC and training camp last year. It was disappointing to say the least, but he is super young and there's room to grow and improve.

Just how fast is he? His type of player seems to excel if, and only if, he's got plus speed/quickness. The little guys with offensive skills generally only make it if they can skate themselves open.

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02-23-2013, 01:27 PM
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New whale line of Thomas-miller-Kreider

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02-23-2013, 02:58 PM
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NYR.com & CTWhale.com are listing Thomas at 170 lbs.
Kreider is listed at 226
Miller at 200

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02-23-2013, 03:01 PM
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NYR.com & CTWhale.com are listing Thomas at 170 lbs.
Kreider is listed at 226
Miller at 200
holy **** hahaha, Kreider you beast

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02-23-2013, 03:08 PM
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Just looking to see those guys really get out there and play for each other tonight. The potential future of the franchise getting a chance to show what they can do together. Awesome.

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02-23-2013, 03:26 PM
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Thomas will start on the 4th line, per Pat Leonard.

Couple of more tidbits.

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02-23-2013, 03:32 PM
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Thomas will start on the 4th line, per Pat Leonard.

Couple of more tidbits.
So will it be Halpern or Mashinter feeding him the puck? What's the point in playing him on the 4th line?

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02-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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So will it be Halpern or Mashinter feeding him the puck? What's the point in playing him on the 4th line?
Torts: keep grinding it out

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I don't really blame Torts in starting a kid who is playing in his first NHL game on the 4th line.

If he sees something from CT he likes I hope the he would be willing to move him up and feed him more minutes.

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02-23-2013, 04:02 PM
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So will it be Halpern or Mashinter feeding him the puck? What's the point in playing him on the 4th line?
I'd guess the idea is to start him there and give him some sheltered minutes to make sure he's capable playing the game at NHL speed since he hasn't even skated with the team yet. If he shows that he can keep up, I bet he'll move up the lines.

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02-23-2013, 04:03 PM
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Quite a few people in this thread are showing how little they know about Thomas with their comments. Stop stat surfing....

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02-23-2013, 04:05 PM
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I'm very exiting to see Thomas. A line with Kreider, Miller and Thomas is very intriguing as well.

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02-23-2013, 05:07 PM
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I've had my doubts about this kid for a couple years.

But two things no one can deny, he can shoot and he has heart.

If he can keep his feet moving, he could be effective. Can't get caught in positions where he will be overpowered below the goal line. He has to be evasive.

He lacks the lower body strength to be a more powerful skater and have better balance when being pushed around. And he lacks the upper body strength to push bigger players away.

Those things can improve with age. But right now he can't get caught. Keep moving.

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02-23-2013, 05:09 PM
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Showcasing CT for Colorado....
My thoughts exactly

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02-23-2013, 05:24 PM
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I'm worried about Nash with this call up.

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02-23-2013, 05:30 PM
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I'm worried about Nash with this call up.
I think we were all worried about Nash, way before this call-up.

I'd like to see what this kid can do....

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02-23-2013, 05:41 PM
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I'm very exiting to see Thomas. A line with Kreider, Miller and Thomas is very intriguing as well.
Really?.. Why is it so intriguing to see Thomas with Krieder and Miller.. God bless them both but if your staying up late expecting some kinda... Show?. I think your wasting your time..

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02-23-2013, 05:44 PM
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I'm worried about Nash with this call up.
why? they needed to call someone up, Nash can be reactivated tomorrow if they want........it gets 12 Fs in the lineup and they dont have to play Bickel upfront.

One of the kids is going to down as soon as Nash is ready and another may go down when Powe is ready

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Really?.. Why is it so intriguing to see Thomas with Krieder and Miller.. God bless them both but if your staying up late expecting some kinda... Show?. I think your wasting your time..
What kind of mood is that? Have some faith of the future.

No but I have always thought Thomas is a interesting prospect, some question marks for sure but the potential for be a deference maker is there. So yeah I'm exited to watch him play as a Ranger for the first time.

I just find it intriguing with there of our best forwards prospect on the same line. I'm not stupid and expecting multiple goals from them, it would just be fun to see how they do together. But obviously I won't do that when they're playing on different lines.

For staying up late, I basically watching every Rangers games live and a lot more NHL hockey, I'm unemployed you know.

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02-23-2013, 06:53 PM
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So will it be Halpern or Mashinter feeding him the puck? What's the point in playing him on the 4th line?
Because its better than only playing a 2 man 4th line.

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So will it be Halpern or Mashinter feeding him the puck? What's the point in playing him on the 4th line?
You realize Thomas has never played with most of these teammates before right? Even at practice.

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You realize Thomas has never played with most of these teammates before right? Even at practice.
I don't know what your point is here.

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I don't know what your point is here.
That giving him 3rd or 4th line minutes right away would have been dumb

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