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11-15-2013, 03:13 AM
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Tampa is undefeated vs Western Conference Teams this season. They have given us trouble in recent history. It will be interesting to see how they'll play vs us without the help of Stamkos.

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11-15-2013, 08:14 AM
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Would like to see Greiss in at some point. Smith has been peppered. He's been playing lights out, but how long will that last over the course of a long season.

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What's the word on Michalek?

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Tampa is undefeated vs Western Conference Teams this season. They have given us trouble in recent history. It will be interesting to see how they'll play vs us without the help of Stamkos.
They seem to be fine w/o him. We are in trouble!

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Deinitley time to bring the "A" game. As much as the west has dominted the east in general this season, Tampa has proven to be imune to western rule. Thus far the los of Stamkos has not shown to matter. I haven't watched them (I don't think at all.... shame on me) this season, but if I understand correctly, they bring an east / west game that is giving our conference fits.

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Deinitley time to bring the "A" game. As much as the west has dominted the east in general this season, Tampa has proven to be imune to western rule. Thus far the los of Stamkos has not shown to matter. I haven't watched them (I don't think at all.... shame on me) this season, but if I understand correctly, they bring an east / west game that is giving our conference fits.

Hang on fans, it ain't get'n any easier!
True, but they are due for a loss to a West team. Might as well be us! I guess we have not lost in regulation either at home, so who knows. I just hope we have DMO and Z back, if so, I like our chances...

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The story in Tampa is G Ben Bishop. 13-2 record, 1.96 GA and .932 SP for the year. 6-0 in Nov, 1.31 GA and .956 SP....yikes. He just doesn't give up goals. He's 6-7 and doesn't give opponents anything to shoot at.

Yotes need to play much better than they have of late if we're going to win Saturday.

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Under 200 upper bowl tickets left, good to hear. Now if only those lower ends could get filled

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What's the word on Michalek?
He only played some of the 1st period, didn't come back last night. Just a Lower Body Injury. What that could mean, nobody knows. My theory is he was blocking too many shots, Smith was getting upset, so we benched him to showcase Smith's goal tending abilities for Team Canada.

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I like the idea that other posters threw around, about letting Greiss start against Tampa to keep the D on their heels. It would also give Smitty about a full week to rest after that tough Chicago game.

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I like the idea that other posters threw around, about letting Greiss start against Tampa to keep the D on their heels. It would also give Smitty about a full week to rest after that tough Chicago game.
Do you think that the team in front of Smith is getting complacent with the shots given up because they know Smith will most likely make the save? I mean, the goals last night, a couple of them Smith really had no shot of making the save in general. One where Stone pushed the player into Smith, and Smith was hung out to dry really because of that. Then the shot from the point, I believe it got tipped, and of course the redirection in front where the puck goes 5 hole on him.

Greiss isn't a bad backup either, I expect to be in the game with him, even though we've had a very small sample size of him. I just don't want Smith to get burnt out. I know Smith is a gamer and wants to be out there every game, a little rest doesn't hurt though. But he is playing extremely well and is dialed in, I can't blame Tip for tossing him out there every game.

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Do you think that the team in front of Smith is getting complacent with the shots given up because they know Smith will most likely make the save? I mean, the goals last night, a couple of them Smith really had no shot of making the save in general. One where Stone pushed the player into Smith, and Smith was hung out to dry really because of that. Then the shot from the point, I believe it got tipped, and of course the redirection in front where the puck goes 5 hole on him.

Greiss isn't a bad backup either, I expect to be in the game with him, even though we've had a very small sample size of him. I just don't want Smith to get burnt out. I know Smith is a gamer and wants to be out there every game, a little rest doesn't hurt though. But he is playing extremely well and is dialed in, I can't blame Tip for tossing him out there every game.
Occasionally, this can happen when a team gets a little to comfortable with how well their goalie is playing.

If Tippett puts Greiss in, the defense will probably play on their toes a little more and it would give Smith a full week to rest after 2 tough games this week.

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I'm all for giving Greiss the start.

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You go with the hot goalie boys and I'm certain we all agree Smith is hot.

Only exception would be a back to back.

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Also random how the official Coyotes twitter handle just tweeted out links to Ticketsnow for tickets instead of Ticketmaster. You would think they want to sell the unsold tickets first...

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Smith will most likely start me thinks...

Big game though. Tampa has always given us trouble.

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Vermette is answering questions from fans on Twitter right now...

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I'd stick with the hot goal tender, but I do still have confidence in Greiss

Anybody still wanna make a Malone for Klesla trade???

I still think Hedman and Rundblad would make a good pairing, but Boltz fans want Victor to be more invovled in the offense.

and to think I was criticized for thinking that Drouin would be sent back to juniors.

Big Ben is a bargain at $2.3 Mil, kinda like Smith was for the last 2 seasons.

Flipper is having a good season so far & with 53.9% FO

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Tampa is undefeated vs Western Conference Teams this season. They have given us trouble in recent history. It will be interesting to see how they'll play vs us without the help of Stamkos.
You'd think with the recent loss of Stamkos they'd be ripe for the picking but you never know, I just hope the Coyotes pull out the win and play some decent defense.

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11-15-2013, 05:47 PM
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So Murphy is coming up. Means Z or Morris will be out tomorrow.

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Also random how the official Coyotes twitter handle just tweeted out links to Ticketsnow for tickets instead of Ticketmaster. You would think they want to sell the unsold tickets first...
Game attendance is more important. Concessions bring in good money and someone one needs to pay to park in those spots. Another reason attendance is good is because it will get people talking.

"What is so interesting and why are all those people watching? I'll have to check it out myself."

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Why Murphy and not Gormley? Skills-balance thing?

OEL - Stone
Yandle - Schlemko
Klesla - Rundblad / Murphy

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Murphy just more trusted to do the stay-at-home Z thing than Gormley?
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Also random how the official Coyotes twitter handle just tweeted out links to Ticketsnow for tickets instead of Ticketmaster. You would think they want to sell the unsold tickets first...
Just get a full house, then worry about the rest later ... better that someone show up on an already-sold ticket than nobody show up.

That, and IA accidentally put an extra zero on the order and now has 500,000 hotdogs ...

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Why Murphy and not Gormley? Skills-balance thing?

OEL - Stone
Yandle - Schlemko
Klesla - Rundblad / Murphy

?

Murphy just more trusted to do the stay-at-home Z thing than Gormley?Just get a full house, then worry about the rest later ... better that someone show up on an already-sold ticket than nobody show up.

That, and IA accidentally put an extra zero on the order and now has 500,000 hotdogs ...
It's probably Tippett trying to get a good balance on the right shot/left shot mix.

If Tippett did put Gormley in instead of Rundblad or Murphy, we would be playing 5 left handed shots on the ice, with Stone being the only right shooting defenseman in the line-up.

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Looks like Z is closer to returning than Morris.

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