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04-21-2017, 11:43 PM
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Let's complete the comeback and give the kid a chance to play against his childhood favourite team in the next round! Could you get any more valuable experience than a tight series like this? Especially if they manage to win it in 7. Rather start burning the ELC off in a year like that than in an 82 game season where the team fails to make the playoffs, for example - not least because I don't think it's such a big deal for future contracts (could be slightly beneficial, could be slightly disadvantageous).

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04-21-2017, 11:44 PM
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McAvoy's emergence gives this franchise a real hope for the future. Good stuff.

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04-21-2017, 11:57 PM
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McAvoy played 31:14 tonight! He never looked tired to me at all either. Ladies and gentlemen, we have found a gem.

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04-21-2017, 11:58 PM
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This is what is great about life and sports

In 2013 he's home watching the Bruins beat his Rangers and clearly not a fan of the Black & Gold

Four years later he's paired with Chara and on the PP with Bergeron Marchand and Krejci

Great stuff

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04-21-2017, 11:59 PM
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That pass to Backes in OT that 42 couldn't bury was just ridiculous.
It was but I think it highlighted the fact that the Kid has to shoot a bit more. Looking at the replay he had basically a wide open net to backhand the puck into if he had have shot.

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04-22-2017, 12:32 AM
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No doubt at all he skates like Doughty

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Reminds me more of Andrei Markov than Doughty, I think Doughty is a bit faster and has more play making ability.

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04-22-2017, 12:46 AM
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I want him to take #17.

I agree he should shoot more too, I thought he was going backhand shelf in OT then passed to Backes who didnt bury it. Im still not sure about his skating though, I dont mean that in a negative, I mean I havent seen if hes fast, slow, not slow but not overly fast etc. Could he be a puck carrier like Krug or is he more of a pass guy? Its hard to know with the way the Sens clog up the NZ. Im so excited by this kid holy crap.

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04-22-2017, 12:50 AM
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I want him to take #17.

I agree he should shoot more too, I thought he was going backhand shelf in OT then passed to Backes who didnt bury it. Im still not sure about his skating though, I dont mean that in a negative, I mean I havent seen if hes fast, slow, not slow but not overly fast etc. Could he be a puck carrier like Krug or is he more of a pass guy? Its hard to know with the way the Sens clog up the NZ. Im so excited by this kid holy crap.
He has some jets, not quite Karlsson style but he's sort of deceptively fast because his stride is so casual. He's also great skating backwards.

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04-22-2017, 12:53 AM
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He has some jets, not quite Karlsson style but he's sort of deceptively fast because his stride is so casual. He's also great skating backwards.
Sweet, I just haven't seen him 'have' to skate fast yet, or really on the rush like Krug does so its hard to judge.

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He doesn't have blazing straight-line speed, but his lateral movement, turns, etc. are otherworldly and he's just sooo strong on his skates. He's very much a skater in that Doughty/Subban mould

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04-22-2017, 01:15 AM
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He doesn't have blazing straight-line speed, but his lateral movement, turns, etc. are otherworldly and he's just sooo strong on his skates. He's very much a skater in that Doughty/Subban mould
Yeah, exactly. He just looks so comfortable and casual in his skating that you almost don't notice how good it is. His end to end rush on the PP in game 3 or 4 comes to mind.

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He has some jets, not quite Karlsson style but he's sort of deceptively fast because his stride is so casual. He's also great skating backwards.
Same type of skater as Bourque, Shatternkirk, Burns

A notch below world class , definitely above average

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Yeah, exactly. He just looks so comfortable and casual in his skating that you almost don't notice how good it is. His end to end rush on the PP in game 3 or 4 comes to mind.
I didnt get to see either games, I will go back and watch.

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Homerun for Donnie. Well done.

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Amazing this guy is just an assumed part of the line up now. He's fit in so well.

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Some of those hits, man... who is this guy

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04-22-2017, 11:08 PM
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How do you know he is good? Cuz hes a defenseman playing 25 a night as a rookie in tbe playoffs as our best dman and his thread was almost on the second page.


Stud. Many where hoping he could be a #1 to replace Chara but didnt want to put so much on him for personal emotional states or for undue expectations. As a solid #2/3 he would have been a good pick, but doi g what he is doing right now is amazing. Legit #1 at 19 in the big games. Hes got that toews/williams/Doughty blend of the more pressure the better. He loves it.

We might be the envy of the league. Rebuild while being competive. Enough prospects to fill the lineup with the next gen of players while trading for players who can bridge into the new era with extra proapects. Best depth from NHL to juniors in the league.

Great time to be a fan.

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04-22-2017, 11:44 PM
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This kid is so good it's ridiculous

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04-23-2017, 07:42 AM
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It was but I think it highlighted the fact that the Kid has to shoot a bit more. Looking at the replay he had basically a wide open net to backhand the puck into if he had have shot.
Totally agree. I think he'll be encouraged to do so, just trying to find his way some and not look like a puck hog to his teammates. It was his shot that lead to the Kuraly goal.

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04-23-2017, 08:41 AM
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Some of those hits, man... who is this guy
fearless, his game reminds me of the one were watching many of the Leafs play, too young to realize that they aren`t suppose to be able to just step in and do what they are doing

What I`m also impressed by, and this won`t get ink but I anticipated he`d take some of those "young" penalties, the one`s we see kids take vs experienced NHL`ers as the game is often just a stride or two too fast and they are behind the play and feel forced to hold, hook, trip etc....I`m not 100% sure but I don`t think he`s even had a minor penalty yet?

Again, not something that shows up on any stat sheets but something I find impressive

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What I'm most impressed by is his confidence and IQ. I never thought he'd be close to the composed player he has been for 3 games. If he's this steady already,is he going to be twice the player he is now in 3 years,or is he the rare player who hits his stride immediately? I expect some hills and valleys but he's been much more than I expected right out of the chute!

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What I'm most impressed by is his confidence and IQ. I never thought he'd be close to the composed player he has been for 3 games. If he's this steady already,is he going to be twice the player he is now in 3 years,or is he the rare player who hits his stride immediately? I expect some hills and valleys but he's been much more than I expected right out of the chute!
As long as he takes this experience and works his tail off over the summer and not be content with where his game is ( despite it being incredibly impressive) this kid has so much potential.

I know little of him but what I have read from his coach at BU, it sounds like he`s a kid who works hard off the ice as well so I don`t foresee that being an issue, very coach able and has a drive to continually improve

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19 and he's got 3 times the hockey IQ of Spooner. So wild.

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19 and he's got 3 times the hockey IQ of Spooner. So wild.
IQs are stationary. Experience should improve the decision making. I don't think Spooner has low hockey IQ,he simply is not a natural battler or physical player,just as you couldn't teach Chris Neil to be kind.

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