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05-02-2016, 09:10 AM
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Glad we pulled that game out. Neimi played good when they put him in, but I don't think it will last. We needed to split to open up the series and we did it! Now let's get them at home! Let's Go Blues!

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05-02-2016, 09:43 AM
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Captains been good all playoffs, honestly. Fabbri is a difference maker, petro is insane and moose is moose.

If the team can keep intensity for more than 25 minutes a game, it would be amazing.

Edit: also happily surprised with parayko getting all of shattenkirks PK time yesterday. Shatty has looked better in the dzone as of late, but I'm still happy with him in an offensive role only.

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The contrast between the second and third was alarming to me. The second was a clinic at how to play with the lead. It was safe, they didn't make any unnecessary pinches, didn't force pucks to dangerous places etc., but they forechecked hard, they backchecked hard, and they played an all around smart game.

The third period was a clinic at how to lose a lead. One forechecker, and he was rather passive, sat back, dumped the puck in and never chased it. Every time the puck got in deep they changed. You can't play that way against a good offensive team and expect to hold the lead.

Maybe it was best case scenario; the flaws of the dump and change philosophy were exposed(again for like the fourth time in the playoffs) and perhaps there will be an adjustment made. And we still got the big win.

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Maybe it was best case scenario; the flaws of the dump and change philosophy were exposed(again for like the fourth time in the playoffs) and perhaps there will be an adjustment made. And we still got the big win.
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Any update Golikovski? Tarasenko snipes to right knee just before Backes scored winning goal on pp.

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Problem going forward now is they will have Sequin back

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Problem going forward now is they will have Sequin back
I doubt he will be at even 75% speed and he won't have his stamina yet. He'll help, but he isn't 100% and the best player on the ice like he was when healthy.

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Problem going forward now is they will have Sequin back
Unless he started skating over the weekend, he won't be back before game 4. Dallas managment said he'd skate 5 days before being cleared. Could be a mind game I guess.

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Before the series started they were saying he'd be out at least 2 games - not that he would only be out 2 games.

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Problem going forward now is they will have Sequin back
Was there some new report? Last I'd heard he was not skating yet.

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Problem going forward now is they will have Sequin back
It is extremely unlikely that he will be back in the next 2 games. There has been no report of him skating yet, which would absolutely be reported on since he is an elite player. The GM said he would probably need 4-5 days once he starts skating again. Even rushing this timetable, he would need 3 days to get up to speed. He hasn't touched the ice in 2 weeks now and has an injury to his achilles. No way they throw him into a playoff game without him getting a couple full practices in.

Unless he has been skating by himself in secret, he will almost certainly need the full 4-5 days to get himself game ready. Even if he has been skating by himself, he would need a full team practice to get game ready. There is no report of him skating today, so game 3 is almost certainly ruled out. Barring a ton of smoke and mirrors from the Stars, game 4 is very likely ruled out as well.

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I honestly think that Seguin is out for the entire series and if he returns it will be like Backes against Chicago when he was concussed and playing on a very bad ankle, at least that's how I remember it. Seguin will be just a PP specialist when he returns, his skating will really limit his game.

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IF Seguin even returns it will be towards the end of this series. And like BB1223 said, there's no way he'll be 100% and up to playoff speed.

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Were in a good spot. We took home ice away from Dallas. I we can take both games at Scottrade that'd help.

Tarasenko needs to wake up, Bouwmeester can stop being a liability that'd be nice.
Schwartz made some great defensive plays last game. Fabbri was excellent. And Elliott played like Elliott.

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In the past, Blues have lost key home games with flat play after taking the momentum from a series. (CHI in 2014, MIN in 2015) We need to be on guard for that tomorrow... I hope everyone on the team is finally ready to play a 60 minute game and take command of this thing.

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Can't blame the fans, Scottrade has to be one of the loudest buildings this year, absolutely deafening

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Seguin resumed skating today, but the Stars don't plan on him flying out to StL.

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Eaves is expected back for Game 3. But even if he isn't, I doubt we see Nichuskin again. He looked awful.

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I don't think the dump and change is entirely on the coaching staff. I just think they were too fatigued to forecheck without making mistakes by the third. If they would have capitalized on their chances in the second, I think a defensive shell would have been warranted in the third.

JMO, this team has been playing a lot of hockey lately. Part of these series is managing energy. I thought they were playing the defense game fine until the Janmark goal. We saw Petro get beat on foot speed and the rest of the team looked scared after that.

Also, how can anyone honestly believe that Tarasenko isn't trying/is disinterested? Dallas is obviously focusing in on him. The last change might help at home, but really that line just needs to adapt, or they need to get split up for a game. Switch brouwer and tarasenko for a few shifts, since I'm absolutely sure Tarasenko buries 90% of the dishes fabbri's been sending brouwer. It might be enough to confuse Dallas.

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Was it ever confirmed that Tarasenko did in fact get hurt in Game 7 and that's why he left the bench for a period of time in the second period? I was at the game and never asked if Pang or Kelly mentioned the reason for his absence during the broadcast. He was a non-factor the rest of that game and hasn't really looked like the player we're accustomed to seeing since Game 6.

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Switch brouwer and tarasenko for a few shifts, since I'm absolutely sure Tarasenko buries 90% of the dishes fabbri's been sending brouwer. It might be enough to confuse Dallas.
That might be a good idea. Schwartz made some solid defensive plays and shot blocks so being in more of a shutdown role with Stastny and Brouwer is something we can trust him with.
Fabbri has loads of skill and a great IQ that would benefit Tarasenko greatly.

However Fabbri-Lehtera-Tarasenko would be limited to the minutes because I don't believe defensively they would thrive too much.

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I have to think Tarasenko has some sort of injury right now.

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Was it ever confirmed that Tarasenko did in fact get hurt in Game 7 and that's why he left the bench for a period of time in the second period? I was at the game and never asked if Pang or Kelly mentioned the reason for his absence during the broadcast. He was a non-factor the rest of that game and hasn't really looked like the player we're accustomed to seeing since Game 6.
He left the bench due to a skate issue in that game.

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