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07-10-2009, 07:14 PM
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what do you expect from pacioretty next season?

where do you think he will be playing, what kind of role will he fill, and how do you expect him to produce?

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toughness, start playing as a power forward,

run the boards, as he can

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Anything over 35 points is gravy...

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what do you expect from pacioretty next season?

I expect breakfast in bed every morning and I want him to introduce me to some of the hot chicks he meets.

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where do you think he will be playing, what kind of role will he fill, and how do you expect him to produce?
I expect him to be in one of the top 2 lines if he has a strong camp tbh. Martin will want somebody somewhere in the top 2 lines with size who can forecheck, play in the corners or stand in front of the net.

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close or a bit over 30 pts.

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I put him on the second line with Plekanec and Andrei in the lineup thread. He's big enough and hard-nosed enough to do the dirty work for those guys, and should get his fair share of goals if he does that.

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a hard honest effort every night he can. that's all i want from him right now

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On one hand, he's had the fastest development of our prospects and looks like he's the best suited to fill a spot on the top two lines. On the other hand, less skilled prospects like D'agostini and Chipchura are old enough that they probably have to clear waivers to be sent down. Pacioretty might start the year in Hamilton, especially since he's recovering from a long term injury.

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I noticed lastyear after a shift he looked completely out of gas. I think he needs more conditioning. He went a long stretch without scoring a goal and was sent back down as I expected. The kid has talent and can put up numbers. We don't need more grinders. They want him to produce points.

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I noticed lastyear after a shift he looked completely out of gas. I think he needs more conditioning. He went a long stretch without scoring a goal and was sent back down as I expected. The kid has talent and can put up numbers. We don't need more grinders. They want him to produce points.
In one of the interviews he did this week he mentioned that he cut something like 7% body fat, and dropped 15-20 pounds. So he's probably going to be in much better shape next season.

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get better in hamilton or MTL

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Start the season in Hamilton, get called up following injury, finish the season on Montreal's third line.

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where do you think he will be playing, what kind of role will he fill, and how do you expect him to produce?
I expect him to spend at least half the year in Hamilton working on becoming a top offensive player, getting a few callups when injuries hit, maybe being full time late in the year.

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a point per game!!!










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I hope he starts and finishes the season with the big club but if they don't play him on the top 2 lines I don't see why they should keep him.If he is up here between 35-45 points

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100 points in the AHL.
I agree, I want him to develop the gamebreaker mentality... turn into a grittier version of Heatley or something.

His offensive game needs to be given the time to develop... much like we should have done with Latendresse... I would have preferred to see him get used to and then dominate the AHL, but then again... Lats has so much time ahead of him.... that means that Patches has even more time. He needs to be allowed to develop his offensive game!

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get better in hamilton or MTL
way to narrow it down

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If he gets stronger on the puck and in the corners he could be good for 40pts but I see that as a ceiling this year. 30-35pts would be a very nice contribution, and I see him playing on the 3rd and 2nd line, depending on his and Sergei's level of play and consistency.

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I agree, I want him to develop the gamebreaker mentality... turn into a grittier version of Heatley or something.

His offensive game needs to be given the time to develop... much like we should have done with Latendresse... I would have preferred to see him get used to and then dominate the AHL, but then again... Lats has so much time ahead of him.... that means that Patches has even more time. He needs to be allowed to develop his offensive game!
Oh lord, in a perfect world eh? I agree with you. It's funny too because Montreal has always been known for grooming their prospects as long as needed, and now we make examples of guys like Gui and Sergei for their attitude and dissapointing play (Although Gui definitely seems to be developing his work ethic quite well, and after all, Sergei was a 7th round draft pick..).

Anyways, its tough not to think "What could've been?" when you look at these guys. I'm scared they won't end up being the players they were projected to be.. and I really hope that isn't the case with Pacs but just watching him play last year, I couldn't help but feel he was missing that scoring touch and offensive flair that can be really helped along by dominating the minors... Very early in his career to judge though and unfortunately, considering who we have on offense he is going to have to play with the big club this year.

To those who dissagree, please suggest some players who could be used instead.

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Oh lord, in a perfect world eh? I agree with you. It's funny too because Montreal has always been known for grooming their prospects as long as needed, and now we make examples of guys like Gui and Sergei for their attitude and dissapointing play (Although Gui definitely seems to be developing his work ethic quite well, and after all, Sergei was a 7th round draft pick..).

Anyways, its tough not to think "What could've been?" when you look at these guys. I'm scared they won't end up being the players they were projected to be.. and I really hope that isn't the case with Pacs but just watching him play last year, I couldn't help but feel he was missing that scoring touch and offensive flair that can be really helped along by dominating the minors... Very early in his career to judge though and unfortunately, considering who we have on offense he is going to have to play with the big club this year.

To those who dissagree, please suggest some players who could be used instead.
I definitely agree that he didn't have that scoring touch or goalscoring nose that we want from him, he didn't even have it in the AHL IIRC. He was doing well with assists tho.

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where do you think he will be playing, what kind of role will he fill, and how do you expect him to produce?
50-50-50
50 goals and 50 points in 50 games or he is a BUST.
also I give him 10 games before the media calls for his head

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