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03-25-2008, 08:48 PM
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Brian Lee's NHL Debut

He's often the forgotten defenseman from the '05 draft, but he looked great, to say the least. Made a great kick save on a sure goal, then assisted on the game tying goal at the start of the comeback. Ended up playing 18 minutes with an even rating.

With how badly Ottawa's defense has struggled, and how well Lee played tonight, I can't imagine he'll be sent down, because he proved he can play up here. His Ottawa career may be starting sooner than expected, and with Redden surely gone after this year, it was a nice surprise seeing what Lee can do.

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He came in and was our best D-man, although that may be a testament to the crappiness of our D-core.

Either way, he looked good. Hopefully he keeps it up.

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I don't see an assist for Lee on the NHL.com scoresheet.

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I don't see an assist for Lee on the NHL.com scoresheet.
Looks like they switched it to Heatley. It was originally given to Lee. My bad.

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how did he play when he had the puck? Was he calm or did he want it off his stick as soon as it came to him?

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He looked like a young Wade Redden.

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He looked like a young Wade Redden.
That's what I thought.

It's sad to see the player Wade is supposed to be exemplified by a guy in his first NHL game.

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how did he play when he had the puck? Was he calm or did he want it off his stick as soon as it came to him?
He was so calm and they way he played certainly excited me.

He joined in on the rushes, made a nice save with his skate (it was a sure goal) and hit too.

He looked like a good overall defenseman and if he plays like the way he did today, he would certainly be in our roster.

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He looked like a young Wade Redden.
Great example.

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He looked like a vet out there on a few plays. Pinched when he should of, confident with the puck around the blue line and in his own zone...

Very impressive first game.

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what's happened to Redden? He was so good for a few years and now its like he's one step above a bum.

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what's happened to Redden? He was so good for a few years and now its like he's one step above a bum.
I was going to ask: what's wrong with Ottawa's D? Just a year or two ago they seemed like one of the best units in the league. Apart from Chara leaving, there's been no significant turnover in recent seasons, correct?

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He aint no Kopitar, but hes good enough for me. He had a great first game and I like what I saw. Heres to hoping theres many more games like this for young Brian.

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He was very impressive last night for you guys. Nice pick.

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I was going to ask: what's wrong with Ottawa's D? Just a year or two ago they seemed like one of the best units in the league. Apart from Chara leaving, there's been no significant turnover in recent seasons, correct?
I'd say it's been pretty significant....

Pothier and Chara left, replaced by Corvo and Priessing
Priessing left, replaced by Luc Richardson
Corvo left, replaced by Mike Commodore

All the while, Redden has regressed heavily since his mother died.

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From a habs fan pov, Lee looked pretty good out there. He joined the rush, made heads up plays and I saw him play a one on one very nicely against Roy. Instead of going for the puck, he took out the man, like you're suppose to do.

He saved the puck from going in once, maybe even twice. Solid game, hope he stays up, but I guess that's depending on Redden's recovery.

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I didn't watch the game, but, it's very encouraging to hear the good reports on his play. That said, Buffalo was probably the ideal team for him to make his debut against. With the biggest knock on him being physical size, it will be interesting to see how he does against more physical teams, that may play a more aggressive forecheck.

Hopefully he stays up, and gets some experience. I still think his ability to make the team next year out of camp will depend greatly on his strength and conditioning in the off-season, which most reports still cite as the area he needs to work on most.

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He saved the puck from going in once, maybe even twice. Solid game, hope he stays up, but I guess that's depending on Redden's recovery.
Yeah, I'd give him credit for saving the goal twice. The first was a definite stop, he deflected the second just wide. Other than that play, I thought he played very well.

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I thought he had a very strong debut and Sens fans should be pleased with him, even outside the goal-saving moments in that one scramble.

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I'd say it's been pretty significant....

Pothier and Chara left, replaced by Corvo and Priessing
Priessing left, replaced by Luc Richardson
Corvo left, replaced by Mike Commodore

All the while, Redden has regressed heavily since his mother died.
The Sens emerged after the Pothier and Chara departures with possibly a stronger blueline. Last year, after the blip at the start of teh season, the blueline was pretty dominant, particularly in the playoffs. The past year, the departures have been minor, with only Preissing being of any relevance. The Commodore-Corvo swap only happened because our blueline was struggling so badly defensively.

I don't think roster turnover can be pointed to as the culprit. I think it's a simple matter of each of our defenceman this year looks worse than they did last year. Meszaros is maybe the only one from last year, who's probably playing better, but, that's only because he was terrible last year, so the bar was really low.

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The Sens emerged after the Pothier and Chara departures with possibly a stronger blueline. Last year, after the blip at the start of teh season, the blueline was pretty dominant, particularly in the playoffs. The past year, the departures have been minor, with only Preissing being of any relevance. The Commodore-Corvo swap only happened because our blueline was struggling so badly defensively.

I don't think roster turnover can be pointed to as the culprit. I think it's a simple matter of each of our defenceman this year looks worse than they did last year. Meszaros is maybe the only one from last year, who's probably playing better, but, that's only because he was terrible last year, so the bar was really low.
I'm not really say that roster turnover is the cause of the troubles defensively.

The lack of a defensive system itself is probably a bigger issue.

I was just confirming that there has been a pretty significant turnover, and it's not just Chara that left.

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Looks like Lee will be in Ottawa the rest of the season.
http://www.ottawasun.com/Sports/Sena...6/5109621.html
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One player who won’t be going anywhere is defenceman Brian Lee, the club’s No. 9 pick in the 2005 NHL entry draft. The Senators were thrilled with the rookie’s performance against the Sabres in his NHL debut and he’ll be here the rest of the year
The Sens 3rd pairing could use a puck mover, so he may have found himself a spot.

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Id rather have Brian Lee playing 20 min a night then Luke Richardosn.

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Id rather have Brian Lee playing 20 min a night then Luke Richardosn.
Id rather have Luke Richardson playing any minutes a night than Redden playing any minutes a night.

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