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11-20-2006, 02:42 PM
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Is Streit getting better defensively?

It seems to me that Streit has been playing better in our own end in these past few games... I don't know if I'm just noticing a couple of things and then making a connection in my head, or if it's really there... so does anyone else think that Streit is becoming a more solid defensive D man? It won't matter much soon when we've got Cube back (we miss you Cube!) but having a solid 7th D without having to rely on Niinimaa would be great.

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yeah he is...

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Yeah I think so, he still has some problems when the puck goes into the corners and he has to fight for it but I've been impressed by how he took the puck away from Hossa saturday in a 1v1 and his covering in front of the net is becoming better I believe... Can't be worst than Niinima at least

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He's been steadily been getting better and better since he's got here. He's a good number 6 defensemen/second PP unit defensemen in my eyes.

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I always figured he'd be a fast learner in making the adaptation to the NHL pace and style relative to the Swiss league (just because he seems pretty smart and physically capable of being quicker), but maybe it's just not that easy to ramp up the processing and reaction times. He does seem to be doing it, though. I don't suppose he'll ever be good (or even adequate?) at physical matchups, but at least if he can offset that with solid PP work, a good first pass, and decent enough positioning, he will indeed settle in nicely as a legit 6th/7th NHL defenseman (esp. at his salary, which is a much nicer 6th/7th D salary relatively to those of the rest of our D who might be put in that category!).

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11-20-2006, 04:50 PM
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THat is correct. He is improving. Streit = less stress pains caused then Rivet and Ninimaa.

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It seems to me that Streit has been playing better in our own end in these past few games... I don't know if I'm just noticing a couple of things and then making a connection in my head, or if it's really there... so does anyone else think that Streit is becoming a more solid defensive D man? It won't matter much soon when we've got Cube back (we miss you Cube!) but having a solid 7th D without having to rely on Niinimaa would be great.
Ummm i think it s juste an illusion .. maybe Coté will take his place after chrismas i guess ... stay tuned..

solid 7th D you said ??? maybe in Hamilton ! yeah got pretty good power skating .. but that's it .. most unidimentionel D i saw since Jirki Lumme ...


excuse my english !


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Streit is quick and has soft hands as seen in the shootout practices. Would you guys rather Dandy play D and Streit on the 4th? He can't be worse then Murray and I trust Dandy a little more on the D dept.

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I've never been a big fan, in fact I have been very critical of him in the past, I think he seems more comfortable in the D zone, not quite all teh way there yet, but better, the real change in my opinion is offensively and on the powerplay where last year he would rush everything and create disasters, such as shooting off the other teams shins over and over, he is now getting pucks through taking his time and moving around. In fact, I've been impressed enough with him to be happy with drsesing 7 Dmen and using dandy as a forward unless needed during a game on the back end.

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11-21-2006, 12:09 PM
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Since Streit is improving, where does that leave Bouillon? Make him Streit's D partner and put Dandy on the 4th line on a semi-permanent basis?

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I think he has improved his overall game and it will be hard to take him out of the lineup. I would hate to be Carbo and Gainey at this point with all the healthy dmen they have.

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I think he has improved his overall game and it will be hard to take him out of the lineup. I would hate to be Carbo and Gainey at this point with all the healthy dmen they have.
I don't think they are in that difficult a spot because Dandenault has been playing better on teh wing on the fourth line than either Murray or Downey. So dressing 7 D, in case of injury or someone having an off night is not a bad thing. And Niinimaa is never getting in as long as everyone is healthy he just plain stunk it up since the 5 th game of the year.

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11-21-2006, 01:19 PM
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I think he'll even get better. I'd suggest Bob to trade away one of the UFA dmen for a forward or a prospect when Bouillon gets back and keep Streit as the 6th defencemen.

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Streit is a great backup plan. I agree he is doing a lot better lately.

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Which position did Mark Streit play in the last 2 games? Is it true he played forward in the 4th line?!?

And if is it true, what do you think?

I'm disappointing about his game time.

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am I the only one who thinks Streit's game has faded a bit?

He just tends to be making more mistakes lately IMO

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Which position did Mark Streit play in the last 2 games? Is it true he played forward in the 4th line?!?

And if is it true, what do you think?

I'm disappointing about his game time.
No, he plays D when Dandenault takes shifts on the fourth line. Streit is the 7th D, so he's not getting much icetime.

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