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10-21-2004, 02:57 AM
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Game 4 impressions

I told Spaz I would take over for the game tonight.

Weiss is anything but the player we want on our team if he plays like that every night. Talk about a disappointing performace from him. Boumeester must think that he doesn't need to try out their either because it almost seemed like he could not care less about how the team does. (THIS IS MY OPINION).

On to some Road Runner's:

Thompson - Like LMHF#1 said I have no clue why he was ever out with Mrozik because they were brutal together. Since he is just the tough guy I will give him a break. To whoever suggested that he could be brought up to the Oilers, I hate to break it to you but there is no way this will happen. He is just too slow and cannot pass well enough at all.

Woywitka - I expect more out of the guy. Maybe it is just all the hype he was getting about possibly making the Oilers this year but to me I would be much more comfortable if he has more time to develop. A good game from him but I just expected him to be better. My expectations might just be a little too high.

Lynch - I thought he played a very solid game tonight. Lynch and Thompson blew the coverage on the only Rampage goal which made the game look closer than it really was.

Salmelainen - Quick. That is the only word that I can think of to describe him. Now if he only had some hands he could score 10 every game it seems.

Ischester - It is amazing how similar they are. Winchester just needs some more raw skill and the guy really would be something, however I don't know if he has all the tools to become an NHL player and was pretty much a no show tonight.

Stoll - He is starting to get better and better on the powerplay and it seemed like every time you look on to the ice there is #16 in there forechecking and digging in the corners and doing whatever it took to win some battles.

Brodziak - Good autograph session came through in the clutch, if he performs like that he will be an all-star. :lol Too bad he didn't play yet I am looking forward to see how he does.

Mrozik - Brutal. I just do not like this guy's game period. I just do not feel comfortable when this guy is on the ice. He is very slow and seems to get beaten more often than not.

Wright - Where is Jamie Wright that led the team is scoring last year? Has been quite bad in both games I have been to and has been IMO the biggest disappointment yet this very young year.

Hunter - Played quite well and he seems to use his body very well to protect the puck when cutting to the net, one of the more pleasent surprises so far this year.

Ferguson - Took a stupid penalty which almost cost us a powerplay.

Bishai - Plays exactly how I thought Torres would last year. He is very strong on the puck and hits quite well. Got absolutly robbed once and should have possibly had 2 or 3 goals tonight.

Deslauries - GREAT game from him. I have been waiting so long to see this guy in a real game and he did not disappoint. He is big and fast and has very good positioning. I have no doubt in my mind that this guy can be the starting goalie of the future for the Oilers if he can play like he did on a consistant basis. The only goal was because the defence could not clear that net. He made the first 3 saves until finally someone batted it in but what is he really suppost to do there.

Quite a solid game from the Road Runner's. The crowd was just dead but everyone sure seems to like their "chuck a puck" . Beating possibly the top team in the AHL twice in a row is quite an accomplishment keep up the good work Runner's!!


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Thanks man, much appreciated.

How was Cullen out there? Do you see a potential bottom 6er in him?

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Very impressed with JDD in his first 2 pro games played.

Here is to Oil finally having a legitimate goalie prospect.

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Thanks man, much appreciated.

How was Cullen out there? Do you see a potential bottom 6er in him?
Cullen didn't do a whole lot that impressed me and is just too far back on the depth chart to have any kind of chance IMO. He seems to play really well with Dicaz and IMO they are both career AHL'ers.

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the only negative about Deslauriers

and I was there last night after all is that sometimes he puts the rebound right toward the centre and this could cause him some problems in the future but otherwise great performances in both games he has played.

Consistency is always the problem for budding power forwards, I agree last night Winchester did look like Isbister but two nights before he looked like the second coming of Bertuzzi.

It will be interesting to watch his development.

I also agree about Woywitka but perhaps our expectations should be adjusted. If I were to judge Boumeester on what I saw in the last two games and I have never seen him play there is no way I would think he is as talented as he is.

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I think a good comparison for Winchester would be Grier. There's nothing wrong with being a 3rd liner that plays big and pots 14-18 goals.

The Oilers definately need some size so here's hoping Winchester can round into form.

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Why keep Mrozik around then??? He sounds like the 'Runners version of Cory Cross. Sit him, and play Platt,Roy,Henley, or even K.Smith if we brought him up. I HATE when a "warm body" takes up a spot from a youngster. We already have D.Smith, and Thompson as veteran d-men. So why not???

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If we would have an NHL team one day with Winchester,Stortini, and Jacques in our bottom 6, that's be some pretty big lines!!! Throw in the possibility of Mikhnov and we could have a pretty big team up front!!! That said size doesn't win anything, that's why we need guys like Schremp and Hemsky to mix in big time skill.

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If we would have an NHL team one day with Winchester,Stortini, and Jacques in our bottom 6, that's be some pretty big lines!!! Throw in the possibility of Mikhnov and we could have a pretty big team up front!!! That said size doesn't win anything, that's why we need guys like Schremp and Hemsky to mix in big time skill.
Don't forget Niinimaki. 6-3 C with skill? Nice prospect. hopefully he recovers from his shoulder injury completely and puts on some weight!

I am excited about our prospects coming over next year. In all likelyhood we could be adding Mihknov, Niinimaki and Greene. Three big talented bodies

Anyone else like the possible line of
Mihknov - Niinimaki - Winchester
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That is 19 feet 1 inch and 655 pounds of forward

and they're still growing...

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Don't forget Niinimaki. 6-3 C with skill? Nice prospect. hopefully he recovers from his shoulder injury completely and puts on some weight!

I am excited about our prospects coming over next year. In all likelyhood we could be adding Mihknov, Niinimaki and Greene. Three big talented bodies

Anyone else like the possible line of
Mihknov - Niinimaki - Winchester
???

That is 19 feet 1 inch and 655 pounds of forward

and they're still growing...
I'm really stoked to see Niinimaki in action next season (if he comes over that is). He hasn't put up great stats so far this season but I'm still hoping he can become a solid 2-way centerman for us. It sounds like he's started to make progress in putting on some pounds so hopefully we can finally see him in action next year with the Roadrunners...

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Like I said I dont think Winchester has enough skill to make it to the NHL.

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Why keep Mrozik around then??? He sounds like the 'Runners version of Cory Cross. Sit him, and play Platt,Roy,Henley, or even K.Smith if we brought him up. I HATE when a "warm body" takes up a spot from a youngster. We already have D.Smith, and Thompson as veteran d-men. So why not???
Yeah I was totally suprised and disappointed when I heard they signed him. Why not sign Svensk instead. They cut loose Hinz so he does not take away a spot from a prospect and then they sign Mrozik. They must have assumed that Lynch or Woywitka may be up in the bigs but still they had enough vetran d-man so that they could let another young guy play.

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Like I said I dont think Winchester has enough skill to make it to the NHL.

I meant for the AHL next year. Winchester has a long way to go before he can make the NHL... But his experience in the AHL will be most useful for the other 2 guys.

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Like I said I dont think Winchester has enough skill to make it to the NHL.
You must have seen him play alot to make that assessment. I personally think it's kinda premature to say that.

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You must have seen him play alot to make that assessment. I personally think it's kinda premature to say that.
I thought near the end of last season, he had very good NHL potential.

He's very strong, his skating has improved leaps and bounds, he has decent hands in close, he's a very good hitter and forechecker... and he can fight to.

He's not gonna score 30 goals in the NHL, but I think he could be a solid 3rd liner, who can pot 10-15 goals, while drawing a lot of penalties by going to the front of the net.

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