Great season, who would have thought 100 points from this group. The plus is with luck, we won't see Poti, Roszival, and Ozo gets traded or bought out, and the D-corps gets stronger, with a few good signings in the offseason
I am so unimpressed with Tyutin...he's definately not a bad player, I just don't see anything special in him, he's not great defensively and he's nothing special offensively...he's just another defensman.
"Just a defenseman" whose downside is as a 2nd pairing defenseman. What exactly are you looking for?
Downside as a 2nd pairing guy? His consistency could land him back in Russia if he's not careful. Complacency is killing this kid.
I haven't bothered to read the discussion, nor will I, but I'll say that I don't think Tyutin has been that bad. He's showed flashes, but as he continues to age he needs to bring his A game every night.
lets not forget tyutin is VERY YOUNG, he will mature and be more consistent.
He'll be 23 this summer. VERY YOUNG is usually equated with a guy in the 18-20 range (example Marc Staal would be considered VERY YOUNG).
Tyutin is on the right side of age in terms of his development chart; i.e., he still has time left to improve and peak (I suppose there always is...). The point remains, however, that he's getting beyond the age where inconsistency such as this is acceptable.
The end result (6th seed, first-round elimination) was better than most of us expected, but it's hard to feel too good about a season in which you blew a 19-point division lead and got manhandled in a first-round playoff sweep.
What what what? What ever happened to the "be responsible for your stick" rule?
Oh I guess that goes out the window when we play the Devils, how silly of me to forget.
Just to clear things up:
Any contact above the shoulder between a player's stick and another player is high-sticking. Follow-throughs on passes and shots are exempted. If a player is injured by a high stick, intent is determined by the official who can choose between a double minor, a major and a game misconduct. Otherwise, high-sticking is a minor penalty.
That's rule 61 in the NHL rule book. It used to be a player was responsible for his stick up until the '96-'97 season where they decided follow-throughs (and back swings) of a shot or pass were exempt.