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06-02-2012, 11:09 PM
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they did a lengthy feature on deschamps between periods. it looks like there's no stopping him.

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Took this tonight. ...

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they did a lengthy feature on deschamps between periods. it looks like there's no stopping him.

next year...

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AHL hockey is bad. I did watch some of the last two games but it was just bad.

Not a special player on either team. Memorial cup is much better.

The AHL is full of players who just are not good enough.

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06-03-2012, 12:01 AM
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tough loss tonight

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06-03-2012, 12:11 AM
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The Marlies got to do a better job of getting sustained offensive pressure & giving their defence a breather. Too much time in their own end & if that continues then this series isnt going to go long.

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The Marlies got to do a better job of getting sustained offensive pressure & giving their defence a breather. Too much time in their own end & if that continues then this series isnt going to go long.
This is your classic offense vs defense show down. Marlies have good defense but with the pressure that the Admirals apply, it's just a matter of time before some one puts the puck in. The Marlies are missing their offensive guns and it's becoming more and more obvious.

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06-03-2012, 01:04 AM
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Really thought the Marlies deserved a better fate than they got tonight. I was sure that they'd at least get into OT.

Scrivens is not playing like he should be at the moment, because he's too busy trying to play games with Picard. I don't know why he does that, but it always throws him off his game. Not saying his played bad or anything, but he usually makes at least one or two of those goals a save.

Also, I don't understand Eakin's desire to roll all 4 lines consistently when he knows only 1 of them can actuallly provide consistent offence. Also, he should realize that we were getting peppered with PKs and that our top offensive guns weren't getting the ice time sufficient enough at 5 on 5.

There's a real lack of offensive creativity with the loss of Kadri and Frattin.

I liked what Abbott brought to the table tonight.

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06-03-2012, 01:25 AM
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This is your classic offense vs defense show down. Marlies have good defense but with the pressure that the Admirals apply, it's just a matter of time before some one puts the puck in. The Marlies are missing their offensive guns and it's becoming more and more obvious.
While the Marlies are a defensive team, they definitely could have been sharper in the first two games & that also contributed to what I talked about with the struggle at getting sustained offensive pressure. You cant be turning it over sloppily against that team because they will bottle you up in your own zone.


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Also, I don't understand Eakin's desire to roll all 4 lines consistently when he knows only 1 of them can actuallly provide consistent offence. Also, he should realize that we were getting peppered with PKs and that our top offensive guns weren't getting the ice time sufficient enough at 5 on 5.
Too be fair to Eakins, that line was playing pretty well at times & putting some pressure on the Admirals. If they had any hands they would have gotten a couple of goals.

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06-03-2012, 01:33 AM
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gotta be proud of the marlies even if they lose the series

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06-03-2012, 05:21 AM
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Colborne is a -4. If they benched him, they would be tied 1-1 right now.

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06-03-2012, 07:55 AM
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Colborne is a -4. If they benched him, they would be tied 1-1 right now.
i also think gardiner has been stinking the joint out.

oh well. he's only...21 years old. i guess he's allowed to be...

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06-03-2012, 08:22 AM
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Oh now Saint Dallas is taking some criticism. Funny.

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The Admirals were crashing the net all night and hitting Scrivens, we have got to put a stop to that or start doing the same to Tokarski.

http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/vide...180321&lang=en

Here's game in Six

http://www.marlies.ca/news/news.asp?story_id=2279

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This would have been a tough series with Frattin. All my hope for a Calder Cup win went out the window with his knee surgery.

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06-03-2012, 09:20 AM
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This would have been a tough series with Frattin. All my hope for a Calder Cup win went out the window with his knee surgery.
Out coached
Poor goaltending
No speed
No offensive creativity
Poor d-zone coverage
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Nothing one player could do to make a difference.

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06-03-2012, 09:26 AM
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Out coached
Poor goaltending
No speed
No offensive creativity
Poor d-zone coverage
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Nothing one player could do to make a difference.
We have not been out-coached.
The goaltending has been fine.

But yes, the offensive creativity and d-zone coverage are what's killing us.

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06-03-2012, 10:00 AM
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Colborne is so soft
But Chiarelli was "fleeced"....

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AHL hockey is bad. I did watch some of the last two games but it was just bad.

Not a special player on either team. Memorial cup is much better.

The AHL is full of players who just are not good enough.
I cannot watch...not on TV anyway. Perhaps watching live brings something more but I cannot argue with the quality of hockey being poor. Seems to lack intensity for a Cup final. Actually the same can be said about NJD-LAK final. Just seems to lack any intensity compared to last year's final. Nucks-Bruins was a highly entertaining final. This year not so much.

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But Chiarelli was "fleeced"....
Guess who's ignoring 67% of the trade?

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Guess who's ignoring 67% of the trade?
Funny thing that......but Big Joe was the next Thornton when the trade was made. Jumbo Joe was the centerpiece of that fleecing. Changing direction now? Funny how my Bruins fan buddy, told me the Leafs are welcome to Colborne becasue he was an over-rated soft wuss who refuses to use his size. Maybe he was right?

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Funny thing that......but Big Joe was the next Thornton when the trade was made. Jumbo Joe was the centerpiece of that fleecing. Changing direction now? Funny how my Bruins fan buddy, told me the Leafs are welcome to Colborne becasue he was an over-rated soft wuss who refuses to use his size. Maybe he was right?
I'm quite sure that was thrown around a lot after he was drafted by the Bruins. Afther his first 2 college years he was actually a top blue-chip prospect according to Bruins (and other NHL) fans. So lets not pretend like all the hype around him started the moment he was traded.

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06-03-2012, 10:24 AM
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The series is going the way I expected so far (they were the underdogs heading into the series). I think the Marlies could be playing a bit more crisp, but let's give some credit to Norfolk - they are a dominant team. People were wondering why they were so dominant prior to the series? What made them so good? Well now you can see it.

Primarily due to their speed and aggressiveness - they are all on the same page and don't give much breathing room. Even when the Marlies break out they have consistent pressure from their back-checkers. You can certainly see why they won the amount of games they did if they played as consistently as they've shown. Marlies look a step behind, and that was a fear for me as they play more of a containing style and if you have the speed Norfolk does, it's something they can counter. Maybe the team is finally slowing down? Certainly looks that way with someone like Jake Gardiner - who's playing a ton of hockey in his first pro season.

I guess the good news is, the Marlies are at home for the next 3. So while they are down they are certainly not out. What's the saying? Your not in trouble until you lose at home? Marlies are there own worst enemy so far. If they clicked on the PP at all, this series may be 1-1 instead of 0-2.

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