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03-26-2014, 08:06 PM
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Good wordplay

I can't believe this kid is averaging 3 PPG so far. just amazing. Is he still playing center, or did they move him back to the wing?
Pretty sure he considers himself a center now. I've seen him say in interviews he's more comfortable at center than on the wing now, and prefers it. It'll be interesting to see what we do with him next year, since the whole center thing was originally a Cooper/Yzerman idea.

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Pretty sure he considers himself a center now. I've seen him say in interviews he's more comfortable at center than on the wing now, and prefers it. It'll be interesting to see what we do with him next year, since the whole center thing was originally a Cooper/Yzerman idea.
If we resign Callahan I'd like to try Palat-Drouin-Callahan, with Filppula joining Stamkos on the first line.

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So top2 lines would be something like?
X-Flip-Stammer
Palat-Drouin-Callahan

That's really good, could see it happening because Drouin likely needs linemates who are great defensively, at least at start

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03-27-2014, 08:01 AM
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So top2 lines would be something like?
X-Flip-Stammer
Palat-Drouin-Callahan

That's really good, could see it happening because Drouin likely needs linemates who are great defensively, at least at start
I think this:

Flip/Stammer/Kuch
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03-27-2014, 08:14 AM
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Flip/Stammer/Kuch
Palat/Drouin/Callahan
Unfornately....Probably the only complaint I really had with Cooper this year. He seems content on giving Kucherov brain dead line mates hockey IQ wise....Stamkos and Flip doesn't exactly fit that description. (Exception, one shift with Tyler Johnson last game scores a goal....Go figure.)

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Unfornately....Probably the only complaint I really had with Cooper this year. He seems content on giving Kucherov brain dead line mates hockey IQ wise....Stamkos and Flip doesn't exactly fit that description. (Exception, one shift with Tyler Johnson last game scores a goal....Go figure.)
Coop is doing the same thing with Stammer. Hopefully we don't have 2 lines with brain deads on them.

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03-27-2014, 10:46 AM
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He has really stepped up his defensive game this year. As long as he isn't totally bad at faceoffs in the NHL he will be more than capable in that position.

I think Yzerman made the right choice in giving him another year to round out his game and learn to be THE guy with MacK gone.

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JT Brown brain dead? Lol the kid is on the cusp of really breaking out.. come on now.

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JT Brown brain dead? Lol the kid is on the cusp of really breaking out.. come on now.
Yeah, and Nate Thompson too apparently. As a fanbase, we need more appreciation for role players. These are the guys you win championships with.

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Yeah, and Nate Thompson too apparently. As a fanbase, we need more appreciation for role players. These are the guys you win championships with.
I don't think he meant it like that. I think he just meant that Kucherov isn't going to succeed offensively getting 12 minutes a night with Nate Thompson. Nate is a great player, but he is certainly not an offensive dynamo. Kuch needs some offensively talented guys on his line. Nate does not fit that, and as much as I like JT Brown and want him on this team, he isn't a superbly skilled offensive player either.

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I think he meant offensively brain-dead, versus some of our more skilled players. JT Brown will never have the same instincts as Stamkos or Filppula for example.

EDIT: Yeah, what he said ^


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I don't think he meant it like that. I think he just meant that Kucherov isn't going to succeed offensively getting 12 minutes a night with Nate Thompson. Nate is a great player, but he is certainly not an offensive dynamo. Kuch needs some offensively talented guys on his line. Nate does not fit that, and as much as I like JT Brown and want him on this team, he isn't a superbly skilled offensive player either.
I get that, and I agree with it. But phrases like "brain-dead" send an entirely different, and much harsher, message.

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Yeah, and Nate Thompson too apparently. As a fanbase, we need more appreciation for role players. These are the guys you win championships with.
I think he meant that Brown has hands of stone and not that much hockey sense, but yeah Thompson is awesome and underappreciated, but he ain't the best linemate for kuch because he isn't that offensively-oriented player

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For Clarification I have nothing against JT. Brown and Nate Thompson, I just don't believe they have it in them to be consistent scoring threats. Putting themselves into position to score constantly, and when they get the opportunity then burying their chances. That is not to say they don't have roles on this team. Both are great energy line players that can still provide a little bit of pressure. Just if your thinking they can legitimately bring a scoring presence, or at least a threat that teams will have to take seriously.....Then I will have to politely but full heartedly disagree.

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JoDru is currently beating the snot out of the Charlottetown Islanders. 2G, 2A, still time left in the 2nd. Apparently the first assist was a thing of beauty.

8-0 Halifax. Sounds like CHA isn't really trying anymore though.

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Well that's it. 11-3. Mooseheads sweep through the first round

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17 game point streak. 50 points. Very close to 3 ppg.

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17 game point streak. 50 points. Very close to 3 ppg.

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Drouins assist last night was insane my lord. Wasn't even a dangle so people can't say that won't "work" in the nhl. (On my phone can't post the vid but John Moore has them on YouTube.

Edit: around the 1 min mark

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Drouins assist last night was insane my lord. Wasn't even a dangle so people can't say that won't "work" in the nhl. (On my phone can't post the vid but John Moore has them on YouTube.

Edit: around the 1 min mark
Here's the video. Wow.


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Here's the video. Wow.

Thanks for posting that...

Elite levels of awesomeness and epic amounts of win. We are in middle of playoff push and I can't wait until he puts on the Lightning sweater next year.

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Thanks for posting that...

Elite levels of awesomeness and epic amounts of win. We are in middle of playoff push and I can't wait until he puts on the Lightning sweater next year.
his game wont translate

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Here's the video. Wow.

God damn.

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his game wont translate
Agreed. That jersey tuck just won't work in the NHL.

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