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12-20-2011, 12:07 PM
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that's because Crabb doesn't play on the PP.
I think Zeke in this situation Boyce is the right call up. Colborne is a centre and where do you put him? Naz is not right in that role, Wilson just needs to start rolling all four lines and all six d-men and stop trying to get 30min a game out of Phaneuf because he looks worn down.

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12-20-2011, 12:07 PM
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that's because Crabb doesn't play on the PP.
Have the Leafs even had 5-8 minutes a game of PP time?

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12-20-2011, 12:09 PM
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They have to give some reason for him being down there. easy to list those things because as fans we can't really measure it. The kid has done everything asked of him. When Eakins said he was worse off when he came back down to when he started working for him is where I lost respect for Dallas. That is simply not true. He could have said 'We have different plans for Naz'...keep the fans wondering and not spread any BS.
Maybe that is the reason, he hasn't dedicated himself on the conditioning front. Perhaps his work ethic isn't where they want and that's why Kadri has fallen off the depth chart? Team sees things we aren't privy to...

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12-20-2011, 12:17 PM
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Maybe that is the reason, he hasn't dedicated himself on the conditioning front. Perhaps his work ethic isn't where they want and that's why Kadri has fallen off the depth chart? Team sees things we aren't privy to...
Kadri has fallen off the depth charts? When did this happen?

Last time I check he is still our most dangerous offensive prospect.

To me, there isn't a prospect in our organization that is ahead of kadri. Colbourne is behind kadri if you ask me.

Just because someone doesn't get a call up doesn't mea. He has fallen off.

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12-20-2011, 12:18 PM
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that's because Crabb doesn't play on the PP.
But the purpose of keeping Kadri in the AHL is to prepare him for being able to do what Crabb is not able to and that is to play consistent top 6 minutes plus PP.

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12-20-2011, 12:19 PM
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I like Boyce and he should provide a strong forecheck and solid defensive play. But with Dupuis, Crabb, Steckel, Orr, and Rosehill, why not call up Mueller if they want a winger and to keep Kadri at center?

We have too many fourth liners on this team at the moment and Kulemin and MacArthur are playing like third liners and Frattin, while improving hasn't been producing. We need more creativity and offense on this team and fourth liners don't provide that.

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12-20-2011, 12:19 PM
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Kadri has fallen off the depth charts? When did this happen?

Last time I check he is still our most dangerous offensive prospect.

To me, there isn't a prospect in our organization that is ahead of kadri. Colbourne is behind kadri if you ask me.

Just because someone doesn't get a call up doesn't mea. He has fallen off.
Frattin
Crabb
Colborne
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All callups from AHL, none of them named Nazem Yes, he's our most dangerous forward, all I'm saying the team clearly hasn't had him as first option so for. This callup I thought would be him, but... I'd put Dupuis on waivers, slot Boyce on the fourth line and let Kadri move second, third line.

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12-20-2011, 12:22 PM
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But the purpose of keeping Kadri in the AHL is to prepare him for being able to do what Crabb is not able to and that is to play consistent top 6 minutes plus PP.
oh, it would be even dumber if Kadri didn't get more minutes on the PP than Crabb does, no doubt.

but either way, for the moment, Crabb is on our 2nd line. and we've got an even less productive guy on our 3rd line in Fratts.

meanwhile, we have two of the best offensive prospects in the AHL waiting for a call.

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12-20-2011, 12:25 PM
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meanwhile, we have two of the best offensive prospects in the AHL waiting for a call.
Far better than having none.

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12-20-2011, 12:28 PM
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Far better than having none.
defeats the purpose of having them if you don't use them.

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12-20-2011, 12:29 PM
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I love him at center, hope they keep him there.
pretty much, i know people want a ribeiro but i want a giroux big time from him man.

also boyce is the right call up our top six has been pretty well set. armstrong was part of the bottom six and for that we don't need kadri we need a grit player like boyce.

Armstrong god damn his injuies but he was bringing in good cycling and some game with some other aspects of the game.

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12-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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oh, it would be even dumber if Kadri didn't get more minutes on the PP than Crabb does, no doubt.

but either way, for the moment, Crabb is on our 2nd line. and we've got an even less productive guy on our 3rd line in Fratts.

meanwhile, we have two of the best offensive prospects in the AHL waiting for a call.
zeke crabb hasn't been playing on the second line for crying out loud.

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12-20-2011, 12:33 PM
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Calling it first

Boyce breaks his nose in the next game!

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12-20-2011, 12:36 PM
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So:

Lupul-Bozak-Kessel
MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin
Boyce-Connolly-Frattin
Rosehill-Dupuis-Crabb

? Really leaving Timmy out there too dry... he needs to play with Kessel/Lupul. I know RW likes to shuffle around and eventually puts him with MacArthur, but some consistency would be nice IMO.

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12-20-2011, 12:38 PM
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but either way, for the moment, Crabb is on our 2nd line. and we've got an even less productive guy on our 3rd line in Fratts.
I'm sorry, but taking shots at one of our better forwards of late just shows how your goldenboy Kadri bias disallows 20/20 eyesight, or does this ROOKIE have a higher bar than "no goals" Nazem did last year?

Like I said earlier, every pro, former coaches, players, analysts have really liked Frattin's play of late(you didn't take up my challenge, so clearly you agree), but here we have some dude in his basement named Zeke who really knows what time it is.

Funny. BTW, you'd have some credibility if you could at least acknowledge improved play, rather than just the usual "he stole my guy's reserved spot" routine you've been on and on and on and on and on about since October.

Frattin is making a fool out of you, game by game....

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12-20-2011, 12:41 PM
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So:

Lupul-Bozak-Kessel
MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin
Boyce-Connolly-Frattin
Rosehill-Dupuis-Crabb

? Really leaving Timmy out there too dry... he needs to play with Kessel/Lupul. I know RW likes to shuffle around and eventually puts him with MacArthur, but some consistency would be nice IMO.
Are these lines confirmed or your guess? I'd expect Connolly to stick with Mac like they ended the last game and have Boyce or Crabb playing with them.

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12-20-2011, 12:42 PM
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Calling it first

Boyce breaks his nose in the next game!
but he stills play in the game anyways

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Are these lines confirmed or your guess? I'd expect Connolly to stick with Mac like they ended the last game and have Boyce or Crabb playing with them.
Just a guess.

I prefer Timmy with Lupes and Kessel though.

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12-20-2011, 12:44 PM
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i think they are trying to see if kadri can finally go back to the center role now in the AHL.
Most definitely,at least Eakins is. Not sure Wilson would approve though. Kadri has been playing centre for well over a month in the AHL

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12-20-2011, 12:46 PM
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Most definitely,at least Eakins is. Not sure Wilson would approve though. Kadri has been playing centre for well over a month in the AHL
I'm betting that the NHL team has discussed the development of their top prospect with the AHL coach.

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A) We play a haphazard defensively inept pond hockey
B) We do not have enough skilled players to fill 3 competent lines
C) Wilson does not give new lines a chance to find something
D) Leafs fans call for the same line mixes that don't work.
E) The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results.

Connolly on first line for what 10mins?

Grabovski back with struggling line mates *Expecting him to be a 1 man army of goal production.

Put Grabovski with Frattin who CAN NOT finish a play. He finally took one of Grabs BRILLIANT passes and made it work.

Why not try Grabovski on the first line again? Connolly was doing pretty good on the old KGM line.

Bozak seemed fine on that third line he got a nice assist then Ronnie the A.D.Disorder Wilson goes back to the old lines after 10mins.

He won't EVEN TRY GRABOVSKI on the first line when they are desperate and people wonder why people want him fired.

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defeats the purpose of having them if you don't use them.
This is Eakins' call. In a pretty revealing interview yesterday he was talking about how much Kadri still needs to work on his game. Yes, he can be the most dangerous player on the ice, but his conditioning and fitness are sub par and he still has the tendency to be a selfish player. Hence, Boyce.

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Most definitely,at least Eakins is. Not sure Wilson would approve though. Kadri has been playing centre for well over a month in the AHL
wilson always said that in the distant future he would like kadri back int he center, the plan was to put him in the wing to get less defensive roles but i guess eakins has taken a different approach after hte colborne call up

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but he stills play in the game anyways
whatever you say that guy has got guts.

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INB4 the fans cry about not calling up Kadri for 4th line duties
I wouldn't want him on the 4th line, thats definitely more a job for Boyce.
I would however like him over Crabb on the 3rd line

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