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11-21-2012, 09:57 PM
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Yea!!
Cam Barker with the assist there!

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God I love the Marincin/Schultz pairing.

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Aww yeah! Marincin from Barker!! I mean Schultz!!

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Puts Marincin out because our PP has given up to shorthanded goals and then he scores. Nice Shot

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Has Rajala ever even played with Granlund? I've never heard of that before.
Three Team Finland players in the 2009 IIHF U18WC top 10 (Finnish 1st line). Many known prospects on this list. First of the list is Rajala with 19 points in 6 games played.

1 RAJALA Toni 21 FIN F 6 10 9 19 6 +10
2 TARASENKO Vladimir 10 RUS F 7 8 7 15 6 +7
3 PULKKINEN Teemu 20 FIN F 6 7 6 13 4 +9
4 KUZNETSOV Evgeni 7 RUS F 7 6 7 13 10 +7
5 D AMIGO Jerry 9 USA F 7 4 9 13 8 +5
6 GRANLUND Mikael 11 FIN F 6 2 11 13 0 +9
7 SVENSSON PAAJARVI Magnus 20 SWE F 6 6 6 12 0 +6
8 BURMISTROV Alexander 8 RUS F 7 4 7 11 6 +7
8 KABANOV Kirill 17 RUS F 7 4 7 11 18 +5
10 MORIN Jeremy 11 USA F 7 6 4 10 8 +6
11 HISHON Joey 18 CAN F 6 5 5 10 0 +6
12 LYNCH Kevin 14 USA F 7 5 5 10 6 +9
13 ERIXON Tim 24 SWE D 6 3 6 9 12 +3
14 JARNKROK Calle 25 SWE F 6 2 7 9 4 +5
14 LANDER Anton 16 SWE F 6 2 7 9 16 +4
16 SHORE Drew 15 USA F 7 2 7 9 6 +5
17 KITSYN Maxim 23 RUS F 7 4 4 8 16 +7
18 McFARLAND John 17 CAN F 6 3 5 8 6 +7
19 CHVANOV Sergei 9 RUS F 7 3 5 8 6 +5
20 WALLEN William 22 SWE F 4 2 6 8 0 +1

The best players of the tournament are all well known prospects (well except for Rajala)

Directorate Best Players
Best Goalkeeper: Igor Bobkov (RUS)
Best Defenseman: Cam Fowler (USA)
Best Forward: Toni Rajala (FIN)

Media All Stars
Jack Campbell (USA)
Tim Erixon (SWE) - Cam Fowler (USA)
Toni Rajala (FIN) - Jerry D'Amigo (USA) - Vladimir Tarasenko (RUS)


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11-21-2012, 09:59 PM
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11-21-2012, 10:11 PM
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Rajala looked pretty good. Hopefully they keep him around for a while.

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11-21-2012, 10:17 PM
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all i ever take away from these games is that the Barons, particularly their star players, don't play at full intensity for long stretches, or that they're just not worried/don't care. I mean some do, but definitely not all of them. Justin Schultz really is fantastic though. He looks like a guy who easily has top pairing potential at the next level. I just hope after his 2 year deal is up he gets extended by the Oil. Oh, and Hall looks RUSTY.

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11-21-2012, 10:21 PM
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9 points out of 10 in our last 5 games played. Pretty good

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11-21-2012, 10:24 PM
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all i ever take away from these games is that the Barons, particularly their star players, don't play at full intensity for long stretches, or that they're just not worried/don't care. I mean some do, but definitely not all of them. Justin Schultz really is fantastic though. He looks like a guy who easily has top pairing potential at the next level. I just hope after his 2 year deal is up he gets extended by the Oil. Oh, and Hall looks RUSTY.
Yes, he does, but still... 9 points in 8 games? I'll take that from a rusty player.

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11-21-2012, 10:24 PM
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Watched the game tonight. A few superficial impressions

Hall, RNH, Eberle and Schulz looked terrific at times, but, IMHO, it will be a couple more years before they put it together and become the players the fans expect them to be.

Other than Hartikainen who looked very impressive, the rest of the forwards were pretty much invisible. Might have something to do with all the PP opportunities that put the spotlight on the big guns. Still I would expect more from the likes of Paajarvi and Lander.

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11-21-2012, 10:25 PM
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all i ever take away from these games is that the Barons, particularly their star players, don't play at full intensity for long stretches, or that they're just not worried/don't care. I mean some do, but definitely not all of them. Justin Schultz really is fantastic though. He looks like a guy who easily has top pairing potential at the next level. I just hope after his 2 year deal is up he gets extended by the Oil. Oh, and Hall looks RUSTY.
In 2 years Schultz will be a RFA, just like Nuge. Hes not going anywhere unless they trade him.

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11-21-2012, 10:39 PM
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exactly. worked for him once. just saying. it's a different league nowadays.

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11-21-2012, 10:44 PM
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The one thing of note that I would suggest Harski work on is his passing on the rush. He's trying to pass through opposing players too often which is leading to turnovers. I would prefer it if he held onto the puck. However, the way he was just shrugging guys off and drawing penalties was awesome.

Schultz and Marincin are really quite a duo, and I hope that chemistry can continue, and perhaps translate in the NHL. Schultz started to look a little slow in the third after he took the hit, I hope he's okay. Nice shots on both of their goals.

Chris VandeVelde impressed me on the PK tonight, and he could make an excellent 4th line centre on the Oilers going forward.

Mark Arcobello is quick and ellusive, and he worked well with Toni Rajala tonight. They both matched up well with their speed and agility and gave the Stars' defense fits. Nice plays by both of them on the goal, even if it was a missed offside.

And of course RNH, Eberle (Other than his PP gaffe), and Hall were pretty much fully in control when they were on the ice. Hall seemed to be the weakest of the three, as he was the one the play died on a couple of times, but he displayed nice patience on his goal (And it's hard to argue against a three point night), and he can only get better from here.

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11-21-2012, 11:09 PM
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Rajala with four shots. Awesome to see he is still able to find open areas to shoot the puck, just as he did playing in Stockton.

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11-21-2012, 11:23 PM
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Rajala with four shots. Awesome to see he is still able to find open areas to shoot the puck, just as he did playing in Stockton.
Yeh, but he was also visibly avoiding contact. Not a big surprise--the guy is tiny. Unless he magically adds 20-30 lbs of weight, there is no future for him in the NHL.

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11-21-2012, 11:24 PM
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I keep checking the boxscore after each game to see Paajarvi's stats, waiting for him to break out, and I keep seeing the same thing... 1A.

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11-21-2012, 11:28 PM
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Yeh, but he was also visibly avoiding contact. Not a big surprise--the guy is tiny. Unless he magically adds 20-30 lbs of weight, there is no future for him in the NHL.
LOL, do you expect him to try to skate through some of the massive trees that they had on D tonight? Its called being smart. He doesnt shy away from gritty areas

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11-21-2012, 11:30 PM
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I keep checking the boxscore after each game to see Paajarvi's stats, waiting for him to break out, and I keep seeing the same thing... 1A.
I think at this point Paajarvi's NHL upside is that of a 3d line winger who can chip in some offence. I do think he will become a very good player down the road, but it will take him a while to figure things out (Chimera, Cleary, maybe Legwand type of career path).

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11-21-2012, 11:51 PM
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Yeh, but he was also visibly avoiding contact. Not a big surprise--the guy is tiny. Unless he magically adds 20-30 lbs of weight, there is no future for him in the NHL.
He wasn't though that's the thing. A few posters (myself included) who watched the game tonight saw him playing bigger than his size. He did look nervous and avoided even the puck in the first period but once he settled in you could tell that he wasn't afraid of contact. He wasn't out there taking the body but we don't expect him to. I liked his game tonight a lot. He could obviously add some weight but he wasn't visibly avoiding contact for the most part.

Did you watch the game or are you just trying to play the balancing act between all the positives being thrown out there?

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I keep checking the boxscore after each game to see Paajarvi's stats, waiting for him to break out, and I keep seeing the same thing... 1A.
Dont look at Lander's stats.

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LOL, do you expect him to try to skate through some of the massive trees that they had on D tonight? Its called being smart. He doesnt shy away from gritty areas
You missed my point. The NHL is full of big d-men who are also much more mobile than an average AHL defenseman. To have any kind of success in the bigs, Rajala will have to go to dangerous areas and I don't think he can handle the punishment physically. For this reason, avoiding the contact is pretty much a matter of survival for him. This is very different from Paajarvi, whose problem is mental.

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He wasn't though that's the thing. A few posters (myself included) who watched the game tonight saw him playing bigger than his size. He did look nervous and avoided even the puck in the first period but once he settled in you could tell that he wasn't afraid of contact. He wasn't out there taking the body but we don't expect him to. I liked his game tonight a lot. He could obviously add some weight but he wasn't visibly avoiding contact for the most part.

Did you watch the game or are you just trying to play the balancing act between all the positives being thrown out there?
I watched the game.

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