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11-03-2005, 03:48 PM
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Gaustad had shifts on the wing last night.

Personally, I would move Drury to the wing...
Ruff is in love with his faceoff ability. I don't see that happening.

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11-03-2005, 03:56 PM
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Ruff is in love with his faceoff ability.
and he should be.

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Tallinder's been better night-to-night than almost every other defenseman.
Come on. Tallinder couldn't clear the crease successfully if someone had a pistol to his head. He's as soft as a tissue; I can't stand him.

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11-03-2005, 03:59 PM
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Come on. Tallinder couldn't clear the crease successfully if someone had a pistol to his head. He's as soft as a tissue; I can't stand him.
I put him in the same boat as Vanek. They both had me glued to the television in the first few games, but have been pretty bad since.

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heh, not too shabby, I suppose. Poor Timmah!
I really didn't think he was playing that bad...
I hate to admit it, but Max did seem to play better with Roy. Roy actually knows what he is going to do...

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11-03-2005, 04:41 PM
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Ruff is in love with his faceoff ability. I don't see that happening.
So? Andreychuk takes and wins a ton of draws and he hasn't played centre since junior....

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11-03-2005, 04:43 PM
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Come on. Tallinder couldn't clear the crease successfully if someone had a pistol to his head. He's as soft as a tissue; I can't stand him.
He's moved the puck effectively, rubbed out his check effectively and for the most part joined the rush effectively. Most nights he's usually the second or third best defenseman they have iced.

It seems this forum has become rife with pet hates.

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Ruff is in love with his faceoff ability. I don't see that happening.
There's no rule that says a winger can't take a faceoff. You saw Satan win won on the PP against us and they scored off it.

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11-03-2005, 04:45 PM
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It seems this forum has become rife with pet hates.
quote of the day

i agree Tallinder has been one fo the best defensemen night in and night out. he's still behind Mckee who has been a rock.

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I'm pretty excited to watch these two guys play.

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He's moved the puck effectively, rubbed out his check effectively and for the most part joined the rush effectively. Most nights he's usually the second or third best defenseman they have iced.

It seems this forum has become rife with pet hates.

I disagree, Lydman, Mckee, Numminen are consistently best, then Kalinin, fitzy and Tallinder and Campbell in last.

Recently Campbell has contributed more to the team. Tallinder took that bad penalty at the end of the one game which cost us dearly from getting atleast one point. His play has been severly lacking, but he is not alone to be fair.

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Im excited...

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11-03-2005, 05:36 PM
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wow, those lines sure are juggled. i suppose i shouldn't have expected anything else out of RUff... still, i wanted to see what they could do without TC, but not in these circumstances. as i have been stressing, we have too many players, but why are we sitting guys when we have 2 on IR already?

i really didn't want to see the Briere line broken up, and i didn't want to see Kotalik and Max broken up either. i hope Hecht and Kotalik can find some chemistry together because playing with Drury will kill their game otherwise.

and re: Tallinder. i think he's been very solid all year. just don't play him RHS. he and Lydman have been our best D of the year imo, and together with McKee and his physical game, they have become the backbone. Numminen and Kalinin have been very dissapointing so far, if you ask me.

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I think campbell moves the puck well on the PP. Made a very nice no look pass to Kotalik for the one goal last night. And he's better than Tallinder.
One play does not a good player make. Campbell is not composed on the point, it doesn't seem like he can handle it. Maybe on a 2 man advantage he could play the point, but he isn't very smooth on the point and it causes him to lose the puck or get poke checked.

Tallinder's play has tailed off recently, but there is no way I'd ever say that he is worse then Campbell.

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11-03-2005, 08:01 PM
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One play does not a good player make. Campbell is not composed on the point, it doesn't seem like he can handle it. Maybe on a 2 man advantage he could play the point, but he isn't very smooth on the point and it causes him to lose the puck or get poke checked.

Tallinder's play has tailed off recently, but there is no way I'd ever say that he is worse then Campbell.

The same could be said about Kotalik on the point. Sure he's scoring but his juggling of the puck frightens me. So far the two steadiest bodies on the point have been Numminen and ....ready.....Connolly....yes good old Timmah.

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11-03-2005, 08:06 PM
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The same could be said about Kotalik on the point. Sure he's scoring but his juggling of the puck frightens me. So far the two steadiest bodies on the point have been Numminen and ....ready.....Connolly....yes good old Timmah.
There have been two goals scored by the opposition while Kotalik has been on the ice all year. I'm not concerned about it.

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11-03-2005, 08:35 PM
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There have been two goals scored by the opposition while Kotalik has been on the ice all year. I'm not concerned about it.
Might not concern you, but the way he fumbles passes back there you'd think it was Thurman Thomas. Unless its a one-timer the guy can't do much on the point. But hey, it's one of the things going well lately so I don't want to make a big fuss about it now. He's also been one of the best finishers lately, can't say the same of Max.

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I'm anxious to see Pominville in the bigs, if only to put the issue to rest: is he or isn't he an NHL forward?

I like the idea of a Roy - Timmah - Max line or a Vanek - Roy - Max line -- hopefully we'll see one of those combos.

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11-03-2005, 09:16 PM
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i guess we try and win games by simply scoring more than the other side. if they score 6, we score 7... see how that works for a while. all lines will have to step up.
Does the strategy carry into the double digits?

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Go Jpom!! You all know I'm a big fan of his and I know he can be a great forward for you guys. Just needs a chance.

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interesting lines imo

Max-Vanek-Roy has the potential to be the second scoring line IF....yes IF...

Anyhow, juggling lines may be the only way to spark the team right now, both out of injury necessity and chemistry reasons.

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He's moved the puck effectively, rubbed out his check effectively and for the most part joined the rush effectively. Most nights he's usually the second or third best defenseman they have iced.

It seems this forum has become rife with pet hates.
Gotta agree with you Chain. He's been very solid on 90% of his shifts. Also, I'll give him a bit of a pass for the past two games as his wife just delivered. The problem is having to cover the deficiencies of both Campbell and Fitzpatrick, as opposed to one or the other.

Neither of those guys can be allowed on the ice vs. any teams' top line. It's too dangerous and their partner's bear the burden.

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None of the defensemen have been stellar 100% of the time, but Tallinder has been more effective nightly than most. With the recent addition, I'll give him a pass too, though he -- like most of the rest of the team -- has got to get back on track.

I agree that Timmah has been good on the PP point, but there is not enough Jameson in the county to make me think Campbell has been anything other than mediocre anywhere on the ice.

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per WGR: http://www.wgr550.com/sabres/fullstory.php?id=1196

Roy centering Max and Vanek
JPom with Briere and Dumont
Drury centering Hecht and Kotalik

Also of note, this blurb from Paul Hamilton:

"Connolly may sit anyway to give Roy a look. My sources are telling me that Afinogenov is delighted as he's not happy playing with Connolly. Kotalik has told me that when he was on that line, they could've helped each other better."
A varient of that I would like to try:

Kotalik-Briere-Pomniville
Hecht-Drury-Dumont
Vanek-Roy-Afingenov
Connolly-Gaustaud-Mair

No way in hades am I sitting Connolly for Peters. Connolly is having his best year yet, and to bench him would be retarded.

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His best yet is still pretty far below expectations... He should play with a little more urgency imo.
I like his play (except the puck hogging) and want to see him improve,
but if Roy can play the 3rd line center better, there is no question who should be playing.

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