I never managed to get the stream to work. Most of what I read in the GDT seemed pretty normal, Yak in control offensively, Abney incompetent etc. Could you detail Moroz/Pitlick's play please?
IMO, Pitlick seemed to be in the play a lot this game. I don't know if it was just me, or the line he was on, but I heard his name all the time and he always seemed to be in the offensive zone. His hands are horrible though and reminds me a lot of Paajarvi. Moroz was nice on the forecheck, and played really well physically. He played the type of game you expect from a good grinder.
I didn't watch most of it...but I did see a nice play by Yak.
Also, I've always been a fan of Omark's weird punching bag/agitator game when he's at the boards....not really convinced it's as effective is it ought to be but it's amazing how he can generate a penalty or scoring chance from just getting manhandled on the wing.
If there weren't at least three guys ahead of him I think Omark-Gordon-Joenssu would make an interesting possession line.
Omark looked slow and weak out there. He'll need to show much more if he wants to stay in Edmonton. Larsen was brutal all game, and then makes 2 good plays to get the game close. Smid looked rusty, Petry better but not great. Klefbom was ok but didn't stand out. Grebs was bad all around. Gagner definitely our best forward. Yak seemed to improve as the game went along. Jones was invisible all game. Joensuu certainly wasn't. Jones better watch out or Joensuu will take his spot on the 3rd line.
All in all, we got outplayed and the reffing was bad. But it wasn't even close to our starting lineup, and the guys didn't get embarrassed by a near opening night Jets roster. So I am not too annoyed. I hope our second preseason game vs the jets has a few more of our starters.
Larsen is really impressive with the puck in my eyes. He's competing with Grebeshkov though so he's in tough.
I don't think we should be making any judgements on the team as a whole until more of the final roster is playing together. None of these guys have chemistry playing together, so the final result doesn't really mean anything. But of course everyone knows that, but will complain anyway.
Did you catch a feed Bryan? Winnipeg site feed worked great for me all game. And they actually had announcers who called the play. So once again I have to thank the opposition side for providing me with the entertainment.
Originally Posted by Oiltankjob 4 93 64
Me two he has looked good imo.
Really? He had three good shifts there in the third, but the rest of what I've seen has been pretty meh. I guess at least he hasn't been getting schooled like Grebs. I don't see how Grebs makes the team. He skates real good, but his anticipation of what might happen in the d-zone is not nearly at the NHL level. Is he really an upgrade over Foster or Barker or Whitney?