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01-07-2014, 12:45 PM
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Get Poulin some superglue!

In 30 years of watching pro hockey, and about 15 years of playing competitive hockey myself, I have never once seen a goalie who dropped his stick as much as Poulin. Its insane where that stick ends up every game. 90% of the time it winds up behind the net. Yikes!

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Amazing how far his stock has fallen since the year he was playing very well in the NHL and got hurt.

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Amazing how far his stock has fallen since the year he was playing very well in the NHL and got hurt.
Well the stock dropped because the play drastically declined

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Poulin's a bust. buster, busty, busted, bustier... super bust. member of of the bust-o-ramas. the biggest greyhound bus-t.

old and withered and worn.

trade him for some twine, a hook and some worms, and let's go fishing...

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Poulin's a bust. buster, busty, busted, bustier... super bust. member of of the bust-o-ramas. the biggest greyhound bus-t.

old and withered and worn.

trade him for some twine, a hook and some worms, and let's go fishing...
haha. I think he is just more built for the AHL, his rebounds and stick control are pretty awful. I think he does still have potential he just needs to work on a lot of aspects of his game to be an above average goaltender

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In 30 years of watching pro hockey, and about 15 years of playing competitive hockey myself, I have never once seen a goalie who dropped his stick as much as Poulin.
Dominik Hasek.

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Dominik Hasek.
Yeah, well, he didn't need it.

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Dominik Hasek.
Exactly, the minute I saw Darth's post I was thinking, has he ever seen Hasek play ?


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Look I am not saying Poulin or for that matter Nilsson are our saviors but they are 23 years old.

Poulin drafted 5 years ago.
Nilsson drafted 4 years ago.

NHL experience 3 years (if you call it a full 3 years) for Poulin
NHL experience 1 year (if you call it a full year) for Nilsson

Looking at the TOP goalies right now in the NHL all are over 26 years old.
They all have their draft years being 8 years ago, at least.

All are 26 years of age or more none over 31 years of age.
The main observation is that they all are goalies from good teams (wow a coincidence )?

Only Tuukka Rask & Carey Price are 26 years of age.

All the goalies are 6' 2" except for 2 who are 6' 3" and 6' 7".

I think Poulin and (especially) Nilsson need more NHL time to determine their value.
Do not forget about Koskinen (I really like him) who is 25 years of age.

If I were to rank these 3:

1. Koskinen
2. Nilsson
3. Poulin

Yes, Poulin needs to stop dropping and flopping if he wants to make it.

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Look I am not saying Poulin or for that matter Nilsson are our saviors but they are 23 years old.

Poulin drafted 5 years ago.
Nilsson drafted 4 years ago.

NHL experience 3 years (if you call it a full 3 years) for Poulin
NHL experience 1 year (if you call it a full year) for Nilsson

Looking at the TOP goalies right now in the NHL all are over 26 years old.
They all have their draft years being 8 years ago, at least.

All are 26 years of age or more none over 31 years of age.
The main observation is that they all are goalies from good teams (wow a coincidence )?

Only Tuukka Rask & Carey Price are 26 years of age.

All the goalies are 6' 2" except for 2 who are 6' 3" and 6' 7".

I think Poulin and (especially) Nilsson need more NHL time to determine their value.
Do not forget about Koskinen (I really like him) who is 25 years of age.

If I were to rank these 3:

1. Koskinen
2. Nilsson
3. Poulin

Yes, Poulin needs to stop dropping and flopping if he wants to make it.
Here is a suggestion. Maybe we hire some real goaltending coaches. The LA Kings seem to crap out quality goalies - Quick, Bernier, Scrivens, Jones, Gibson. Maybe the Ducks goalie coach, they have a surplus too. C'mon, Poulin and Nilsson have talent, we've witnessed it in the past. Remember Nilsson shut out the Devils for 5 and 3/4 periods a couple of seasons ago.

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Here is a suggestion. Maybe we hire some real goaltending coaches. The LA Kings seem to crap out quality goalies - Quick, Bernier, Scrivens, Jones, Gibson. Maybe the Ducks goalie coach, they have a surplus too. C'mon, Poulin and Nilsson have talent, we've witnessed it in the past. Remember Nilsson shut out the Devils for 5 and 3/4 periods a couple of seasons ago.
This I cannot disagree with, because our coaches have not produced a good one since Dipietro and Luongo (both HIGH draft choices).

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This I cannot disagree with, because our coaches have not produced a good one since Dipietro and Luongo (both HIGH draft choices).
DP and Lu were such good prospects you can't possibly **** them up.


These goalies have potential, but right now is make or break time for the young guns. If this team was serious about developing at least one of these guys would be ready. But we can't go back in the past, we need to trade for a goalie WHILE continuing to let these it's develop. Having too many good goalies is never a problem.


This thing we have called defense is not helping out at all, look at some of the goalies that have suprised this year. Jones, Scrivens, Raanta, etc. All of these goalies have developed under very good defenses, allowing them to gain confidence and perform well.

Sorry guys, even the most NEGATIVE poster can't tell me Poulin/Nilsson/Koskinen don't have the talent to have developed into a goalie better than Ben Scrivens. If Koskinen comes over from the KHL next year and performs great, it has nothing to do with the NYI, it's all about a KHL team developing a player better than our very own NYI can.

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Here is a suggestion. Maybe we hire some real goaltending coaches. The LA Kings seem to crap out quality goalies - Quick, Bernier, Scrivens, Jones, Gibson. Maybe the Ducks goalie coach, they have a surplus too. C'mon, Poulin and Nilsson have talent, we've witnessed it in the past. Remember Nilsson shut out the Devils for 5 and 3/4 periods a couple of seasons ago.
Kings Goalie Coach- Bill Ranford

Ducks Goalie Coach- Dwayne Roloson

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Exactly, the minute I saw Darth's post I was thinking, has he ever seen Hasek play ?
Hasek did drop his stick a lot, but mostly he did it on purposes. He has this bizarre strategy of dropping the stick to have both hands free to close on a puck or pick it up. He would at least keep the stick near the crease though.

That's different than Poulin who basically seems to be throwing the stick behind the net.

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I think he is looking for a deal with KY jelly.

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Dominik Hasek.
But he did it from a strategic standpoint. I think Darth's alluding to more of an "OH ***!" standpoint from Poulin.

Nice to see you back btw.

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Kings Goalie Coach- Bill Ranford

Ducks Goalie Coach- Dwayne Roloson
Roloson right now is probably better than Poulin and Nilsson.

Unfortunately I bet our goalie coach after Dunham will be DP.

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This thread is really funny. The comments are priceless. So quick to throw Poulin under the bus. I never watched him play prior to this season, so you can imagine my confusion when I started reading this stuff. He may not be the next Patrick Roy (although we really don't know that yet either), but he's keeping the team in these games. Maybe the increased playing time is what he's needed all along? Nonetheless, I'm thankful he's stepped up his game and is giving us a chance to win. So here's a lil' luv for KP - thanks for helping keep the dream alive this season.

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This thread is really funny. The comments are priceless. So quick to throw Poulin under the bus. I never watched him play prior to this season, so you can imagine my confusion when I started reading this stuff. He may not be the next Patrick Roy (although we really don't know that yet either), but he's keeping the team in these games. Maybe the increased playing time is what he's needed all along? Nonetheless, I'm thankful he's stepped up his game and is giving us a chance to win. So here's a lil' luv for KP - thanks for helping keep the dream alive this season.
Right. Pointing out that a player drops his stick a lot is "throwing him under the bus.."

That's about as loose as Poulin's hold on his stick!

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Poulin has been pretty strong lately. He's keeping us in it so we have a chance to come back. Success = confidence which will hopefully lead to more success. I hope he can keep up the solid play, we need him to if we are to make a legit run.

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Right. Pointing out that a player drops his stick a lot is "throwing him under the bus.."

That's about as loose as Poulin's hold on his stick!
Did it ever cross your mind that I might be referring to the comments and not the title?

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I didn't recall him losing his stick at all last night vs Dallas... did i miss it? if not this is a first.. maybe he got the message

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My problem with poulins play is he has a case of dipietroitis. His positioning and awareness should be more advanced than this. IMHO dipietro still was making the same rookie mistakes till he retired and once his skills had diminished he couldnt make up for it. Routine shots on net have to be spectacular saves when goalies have terrible positioning. Maybe a new coach could help kp but this team has had of bevy of goalies in the org you would think something would rub off on him. Hopefully with this winning streak he can start to reach his potential

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