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02-18-2007, 12:30 AM
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Well on the brightside...

After watching tonights disgrace I have really come to realize that Pouliot is our 2nd line center right now.

The kid is big and physical as well as pretty nifty with the puck.I thought that him and Thoreson looked pretty good together and Marc deserves more minutes.

I am sure glad we didn't package him for someone now that I see what he is capable of. He looks like our big offensive center we have been missing since Arnott. In fact I am willling to bet he will turn into an Arnott style player.

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Pouliot and Thoresen are the 2 bright newcomers to the team this year. Not a huge impact, but they have proven the can compete.

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I was starting to lower my expectations on MAP's roof but he is quickly erasing those worries.

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In fact I am willling to bet he will turn into an Arnott style player.
I sure hope you're meaning ON the ice.

I'll be disappointed if MacT doesn't give him top 2 line minutes for the rest of this road trip. He can dish the puck, and that's something Sykora is dying for.

I don't even know what to say about Lupul anymore. I wouldn't trade him, but I sure would sit his ass.

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lets see how he plays when Stoll is back?

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On the Bright Side

Odds are, MacT will unholster Popiel's Pocket Creativity Neutralizer and zap every iota of offensive creativity from Pouliot's game by the end of training camp next year. I'm expecting 6-11-17 and a plus-4 from MAP next season. Defence first, lad. See Toby over there . . . He'll be Doug Friedman before you know it.

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lets see how he plays when Stoll is back?
I am sure stoll will get back all his minutes, but I am not sure Reasoner and Toby are going to get as many mins.

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I've been meaning to ask, what's the best way to utilize Thoresen? Obviously not as a scoring line winger...

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Thoresen

By sitting him beside the coffee machine in the press box, perhaps?

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I've been meaning to ask, what's the best way to utilize Thoresen? Obviously not as a scoring line winger...
Ideally, Thoresen would be part time 4th liner.

He's a feisty Brian Swanson with blonde hair.

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By sitting him beside the coffee machine in the press box, perhaps?
And Winchester takes his place?

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IMO when we are healthy this is our lineup


Smyth Horcoff Hemsky
Sykora Stoll Lupal
Torres Pouliot Pisani
Moreau Reasoner Peterson

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I don't even know what to say about Lupul anymore. I wouldn't trade him, but I sure would sit his ass.
Did something come across on TV that didn't come across at the rink? From where I sat, Lupul wasn't great, but he wasn't bad. He was at least as good as Sykora, anyway (and he didn't take a bad penalty, either).

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Ideally, Thoresen would be part time 4th liner.

He's a feisty Brian Swanson with blonde hair.
If that's true, then

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I know that line played well the last time they were together, but I'm not sure if putting Torres beside Pouliot is the solution long-term. The last thing MAP needs is to pick up Torres' lazy habits of fancy back passes and inconsistent physical efforts. OTOH, if Pouliot can cover for those deficiencies in Torres' game, they might make a dynamite pairing.

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I know that line played well the last time they were together, but I'm not sure if putting Torres beside Pouliot is the solution long-term. The last thing MAP needs is to pick up Torres' lazy habits of fancy back passes and inconsistent physical efforts. OTOH, if Pouliot can cover for those deficiencies in Torres' game, they might make a dynamite pairing.
I think Raffi has other habits that we should be far more worried about Marc picking up...

It'd be outstanding if they could gel... it'd give us 1 combo and 2 lines that would work in 187, 18-16-34 (we need a nick name for them...... keeping with the addition theme, 18+16=34.. ) and then we'd have 14-78 and just need a RW for them. Any chance we could clone Fernando?

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Did something come across on TV that didn't come across at the rink? From where I sat, Lupul wasn't great, but he wasn't bad. He was at least as good as Sykora, anyway (and he didn't take a bad penalty, either).
The thing with Lupul that drives me nuts is that he's an offensive player that creates no offense whatsoever these days. SO many empty shifts with no dangerous shots directed at the net.

Sykora hasn't been very good lately either, but at least he produced in the past for this club so I at least know he's got it in him with the right linemates by his side.

Lupul? He looks like such a passenger right now. Even with a playmaking center, I'm not confident he would produce these days.

Here's hoping next year he has an epiphany and rediscovers that 'lethal' shot he supposedly has.

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On the brightside..

Rum & Coke and ice in the cooler woohoo!!

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Pouliot is +1 and has 4 points in the 5 games he has been back. Those are 2nd line numbers. He deserves the minsutes if he plays like this. Di you see him just miss that mid air tap in with under 10 seconds to go. I love the moxy he had to try it, sure he missed, but he was right there and it just as easily could have been a gamebreaking play.

Lots to like about this kids game right now!

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Pouliot since he came back:

5-2-2-4, 16 shots in goal, +3, 36 of 66 on faceoffs (54.5%), 6 hits

2nd line ice time had better be coming, MacT owes it to the team to put the best players in the best position to help the team...and right now 21 year old Pouliot is producing.

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Pouliot since he came back:

5-2-2-4, 16 shots in goal, +3, 36 of 66 on faceoffs (54.5%), 6 hits

2nd line ice time had better be coming, MacT owes it to the team to put the best players in the best position to help the team...and right now 21 year old Pouliot is producing.
Holy ****!!! I obviously haven't seen any of these games, but that is downright impressive!!! I didn't think that he'd get going this well this soon, but man am I ever happy that he has. Those are numbers to be proud of. Basically he has translated his game from teh AHL to teh NHL perfectly, because that was the type of numbers that he was putting up down there. If he can keep this up, IMO it will lessen the sting of missing the play-offs knowing that he has finally come around. Now if only Schremp could do the same

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After watching tonights disgrace I have really come to realize that Pouliot is our 2nd line center right now.

The kid is big and physical as well as pretty nifty with the puck.I thought that him and Thoreson looked pretty good together and Marc deserves more minutes.

I am sure glad we didn't package him for someone now that I see what he is capable of. He looks like our big offensive center we have been missing since Arnott. In fact I am willling to bet he will turn into an Arnott style player.
I can see my penis, sorry the thread starter just opened up a can of worms.

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I've been meaning to ask, what's the best way to utilize Thoresen? Obviously not as a scoring line winger...
it takes a pretty special talent to walk around the defenseman and then shoot the puck clear over the glass from darn near the top of the crease like he did tonight.

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I just can't stand how he carries the puck with his tongue sticking out. Looks like a tool.


But 2nd line minutes....... sure, no problems here.

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