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12-03-2013, 09:43 PM
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Until we manage two wins in a row, I'll also reserve judgement. And this wasn't a decisive win from my point of view. Andy had to be very good for us to pull this one out.

Let's see how we do against the Bolts.

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12-03-2013, 09:44 PM
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I think that was the first game I recall the team having four dangerous lines in a while.

I really wish they would go back to the four forward set on the PP though.

Oddly enough I thought we played a hell of a lot better on Sunday.
not odd at all lol. Half of Florida's team aren't NHLers

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The panthers really need a reliable backup. They are playing thomas way too much. They are not going to go far this season if they keep on playing a 40 year old.

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12-03-2013, 09:45 PM
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Funny. MacLean's decisions worked. Anderson started - won. Condra first line - scores.
Zbad with Conacher and Michalek - drew penalties all night.
We were playing the worst team in the league outside of Buffalo. MacLean could test things out without worrying too much about the results.

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12-03-2013, 09:47 PM
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MacArthur - Spezza - Condra
Hoffman - Turris - Ryan
Michalek - Zibanejad - Conacher

FINALLY A WELL BALANCED TOP 9

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The panthers really need a reliable backup. They are playing thomas way too much. They are not going to go far this season if they keep on playing a 40 year old.
Let me put your mind at ease: they aren't going to go far this season no matter who is in net for them.

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12-03-2013, 09:50 PM
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Panthers have no pressure to perform right now and next season, there gonna let their boy just play and play the minutes and become experienced vets, and then go all in.

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If Mac goes back to Turris, and Zib stays with Michalek, I would try Greening-Spezza-Condra. Greening has played well with both in the past, and might give Spezza more motivation to shoot.
********* Michalek,

Macarthur-Turris-Ryan
?-Spezza-Zib
Michalek-Smith-Neil
?-Condra-Greening

? (hoffman/stone/conacher)

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Had to step out, ended up missing the 3rd period...


... nice to see us close out a game!

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12-03-2013, 09:51 PM
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MacArthur - Spezza - Condra
Hoffman - Turris - Ryan
Michalek - Zibanejad - Conacher

FINALLY A WELL BALANCED TOP 9
Won't work against good teams. Condra will go back to the 4th line against Tampa for sure.

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12-03-2013, 09:55 PM
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How did we play today? I missed the game. In particular how did Cowen do?

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12-03-2013, 09:57 PM
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Won't work against good teams. Condra will go back to the 4th line against Tampa for sure.
Spezza has been turrible at puck possession… having Condra on his line is good

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12-03-2013, 09:58 PM
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Spezza has been turrible at puck possession… having Condra on his line is good
Wanna bet he remains on the top line for less than two shifts against Tampa if at all?

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12-03-2013, 09:59 PM
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Ridiculous that Zibanejad started the year in the AHL, he is our best forward most nights

also STOP PUTTING PHILLIPS ON THE POWERPLAY
This now. Please put Corvo there. I shudder every time I see Phillips on the pp.

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12-03-2013, 10:00 PM
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Wanna bet he remains on the top line for less than two shifts against Tampa if at all?
With Mac as the coach, I wouldn't even bet Ryan staying with Turris


just saying it's a good idea

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With Hoffman up the ice time was more evenly distributed tonight... made for better zing in the forward lines. Seems the defense didn't do too bad either.

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12-03-2013, 10:03 PM
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This now. Please put Corvo there. I shudder every time I see Phillips on the pp.
Seriously.

Why did we bring Corvo back if we aren't going to use him on the PP?

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12-03-2013, 10:06 PM
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Corvo was 3rd tonight in PP TOI among dmen. Behind Karlsson and Philly.

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With Hoffman up the ice time was more evenly distributed tonight... made for better zing in the forward lines. Seems the defense didn't do too bad either.
All 4 centers played roughy 16 minutes. We always look beter when we roll 4 lines. Rare though as we are seldom up in a game to be able todo it.

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12-03-2013, 10:08 PM
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Another positive note about tonight's game: it's the 9th straight game that Kassian has spent in the press box.

Say what you want about Maclean's decisions this year, that's on the "+" side of the ledger.

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12-03-2013, 10:09 PM
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Corvo was 3rd tonight in PP TOI among dmen. Behing Karlsson and Philly.
Phillips should be behind Karlsson and Corvo, though... at least IMO.

Hopefully it'll all even out as the season progresses.

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Another positive note about tonight's game: it's the 9th straight game that Kassian has spent in the press box.

Say what you want about Maclean's decisions this year, that's on the "+" side of the ledger.
Still took him too long to make said decision though.

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12-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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MacArthur - Spezza - Condra
Hoffman - Turris - Ryan
Michalek - Zibanejad - Conacher

FINALLY A WELL BALANCED TOP 9
Yeah I think they're going to be a lot more competitive with this lineup, or at the very least Spezza's line won't get shelled every game because its him and a couple of bottom 6 wingers.

Also I think Michalek belongs in the bottom 6 at this point. He has been pretty darn bad this year.

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12-03-2013, 10:11 PM
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I'll take the win for what it is. 2 points.
Regardless of the fact that it was against the Panthers I want those 2 points.
We need them, we should have them, we got them.
Corvo- wow, for a guy who couldn't wait to be traded/ leave town I think he likes us he really likes us- keep moving those feet Joe. We're starting to like you too.
Maybe this team needs baby steps in the confidence dept. and I really liked the compete level from Anderson after getting burned for 2.
So............
macro- huzzah we beat the Panthers.
Micro-maybe we're onto something......I like those radical line changes. Let the scraps score. It's good for us as a TEAM.

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12-03-2013, 10:12 PM
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don't we usually have a poll with fun options in the post game thread

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