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04-13-2014, 07:55 PM
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Jason Akeson

Do you guys think that Jason Akeson sees any playing time in the Playoffs?


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04-14-2014, 01:15 AM
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Do you guys think that Jason Akeson sees any playing time in the Playoffs?
He couldn't be worse than McGinn. So hopefully.

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04-14-2014, 07:49 AM
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I could see it. I don't know if I'd pencil him in for game one, but if someone has a bad game, I could see him getting the nod in game two or three. Zac Rinaldo will be back and I imagine he'll be in the lineup game one. Assuming everyone is healthy I don't think Akeson gets in unless somehow ***** the bed (Zac Rinaldo likely being the first guy out).

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Then Akeson getting in there if Downie or Rinaldo have a bad game or two is my guess.

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I'd like to see

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Akeson-Schenn-Simmonds
Read-Couturier-Downie
Rinaldo/Hall-Lecavalier-Raffl

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I sure hope so, he has so much more skill than Downie, and we need all the skill we can get to score against the Rangers. This should be a no brainer to play with Read and Couts.

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04-14-2014, 10:40 AM
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I hope he does. He looked right at home on that 3rd line and made some really nice stuff happen.

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I sure hope so, he has so much more skill than Downie, and we need all the skill we can get to score against the Rangers. This should be a no brainer to play with Read and Couts.
You really think that?

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You really think that?
Yes, I honestly believe Downie is done, he is too slow and brings close to zero offensively. We will need scoring from all 3 lines, and someone other than Downie or McGinn help accomplish that. Plus Downie is good for one dumb penalty per game which we cant have in top 9 when we already have Harts.

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I'd like to see

Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
Akeson-Schenn-Simmonds
Read-Couturier-Downie
Rinaldo/Hall-Lecavalier-Raffl

Coburn-MacDonald
Timonen-Schenn
Streit-Grossmann
Gustafsson
Yes, Flyers need more skill on the wings in the playoffs. This is the line up that will will most likely see, except swithc Raffl with Downie and Rinaldo in on the ath line making Downie the 13th forward. They need the spark Rinaldo brings.

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Yes, I honestly believe Downie is done, he is too slow and brings close to zero offensively. We will need scoring from all 3 lines, and someone other than Downie or McGinn help accomplish that. Plus Downie is good for one dumb penalty per game which we cant have in top 9 when we already have Harts.
+1 to this. I honestly think Downie is a complete and total lug. What he brings to the position, literally any other coherent NHLer could bring. Hell, even a defensemen playing in his place on wing would bring better results then Downie. He doesn't produce goals, he barely sets up for assists, and he's a constant source of penalties. With all that being said, the only other real category to consider is if he's a grinder and can at least work his *** off in games for hits and to give the team some momentum and keep the puck moving along the boards. But guess what, he can't even do that. He looks like he's playing half ass whenever he's on the ice.

I might be coming across as very strong, but he's literally useless. McGinn is at least a slight upgrade from him and that's not saying very much. Akeson is definitely an upgrade above both, although I can't say I'm overly hyped about how Akeson plays. But he's still an upgrade.

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+1 to this. I honestly think Downie is a complete and total lug. What he brings to the position, literally any other coherent NHLer could bring. Hell, even a defensemen playing in his place on wing would bring better results then Downie. He doesn't produce goals, he barely sets up for assists, and he's a constant source of penalties. With all that being said, the only other real category to consider is if he's a grinder and can at least work his *** off in games for hits and to give the team some momentum and keep the puck moving along the boards. But guess what, he can't even do that. He looks like he's playing half ass whenever he's on the ice.

I might be coming across as very strong, but he's literally useless. McGinn is at least a slight upgrade from him and that's not saying very much. Akeson is definitely an upgrade above both, although I can't say I'm overly hyped about how Akeson plays. But he's still an upgrade.
There's the rub. Tye McGinn looked worse than Downie. Akeson? I don't see the promise.

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I could see it. I don't know if I'd pencil him in for game one, but if someone has a bad game, I could see him getting the nod in game two or three. Zac Rinaldo will be back and I imagine he'll be in the lineup game one. Assuming everyone is healthy I don't think Akeson gets in unless somehow ***** the bed (Zac Rinaldo likely being the first guy out).

Hartnell-G-Vora
Schenn-VL-Simmonds
Read-Coots-Downie
Rinaldo-Hall-Raffl

Then Akeson getting in there if Downie or Rinaldo have a bad game or two is my guess.
Basically, he'll play for sure. Got it.

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hartnell G Vorabeast - all around line
Schenn Raffl Simmer - mainly ozone line
Read Coots Akeson - mainly dzone line/ all around
Downie Vinny Hall- Lowest toi line. Good at dzone draws, but bad in their own end.

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I would play McGinn over Downie at this point.

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+1 to this. I honestly think Downie is a complete and total lug. What he brings to the position, literally any other coherent NHLer could bring. Hell, even a defensemen playing in his place on wing would bring better results then Downie. He doesn't produce goals, he barely sets up for assists, and he's a constant source of penalties. With all that being said, the only other real category to consider is if he's a grinder and can at least work his *** off in games for hits and to give the team some momentum and keep the puck moving along the boards. But guess what, he can't even do that. He looks like he's playing half ass whenever he's on the ice.

I might be coming across as very strong, but he's literally useless. McGinn is at least a slight upgrade from him and that's not saying very much. Akeson is definitely an upgrade above both, although I can't say I'm overly hyped about how Akeson plays. But he's still an upgrade.
100 % agree. We all clamor for more skilled players as opposed to players like Downie. Akeson fits the bill as a skilled player. He has his decencies to be sure (who doesn't?), but he will bring more to our team than Downie will.

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hartnell G Vorabeast - all around line
Schenn Raffl Simmer - mainly ozone line
Read Coots Akeson - mainly dzone line/ all around
Downie Vinny Hall- Lowest toi line. Good at dzone draws, but bad in their own end.
Agree, except I would start Zac in Downies role. His hitting and craziness will be needed. He needs to pound the piss out of Mcdonough and Girardi every chance he can.

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Everyone keeps pairing him with Read and Coots. Do you really want him playing 20 minutes a night in the playoffs? I don't. If he has to play, put him on the 4th line where you can pick your spots with him.

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Everyone keeps pairing him with Read and Coots. Do you really want him playing 20 minutes a night in the playoffs? I don't. If he has to play, put him on the 4th line where you can pick your spots with him.
I think Berube does switch up his lines alot in game. So he won't play 20 minutes, because Raffl will get shifts with those two when Lecavalier gets a couple shifts with Schenn/Simmonds.

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i feel that Akeson is a monster held in a cage, just like what happened to Mason last year he was putting some ridiculous number when we acquired him.

he would want to give 110% every game because he's been held for so long.

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i feel that Akeson is a monster held in a cage, just like what happened to Mason last year he was putting some ridiculous number when we acquired him.

he would want to give 110% every game because he's been held for so long.
Lets hope so... Akeson for Conn Smythe

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i feel that Akeson is a monster held in a cage, just like what happened to Mason last year he was putting some ridiculous number when we acquired him.

he would want to give 110% every game because he's been held for so long.
Jason Akeson is obviously our Secret Weapon for the Playoffs

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Jason Akeson is obviously our Secret Weapon for the Playoffs
all kidding aside. I could see him being the playmaking winger that we so desperately need.

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Everyone keeps pairing him with Read and Coots. Do you really want him playing 20 minutes a night in the playoffs? I don't. If he has to play, put him on the 4th line where you can pick your spots with him.
Well depends. You could put Raffl there which then works out fine. Akeson on the 2nd line wouldnt be that bad, but it is a slight problem when he might be the best defensive player on that line (yes I know arguable, but the point remains).

He can play Akeson on either one of those lines.

Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
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Raffl-Couturier-Read
Rinaldo/Downie/McGinn-Lecavalier-Hall

Im ok with this.

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all kidding aside. I could see him being the playmaking winger that we so desperately need.
Definitely agreed. Him with either Schenn/Simmonds or Couturier/Read and McGinn or Downie with Lecavalier/Hall gives us 4 scoring lines that I wish we would have used earlier this year.

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