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12-14-2009, 01:22 AM
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Vernon Fiddler Sami Lepisto   Pavel Datsyuk Nicklas Lidstrom
Martin Hanzal Zbynek Michalek   Kris Draper Derek Meech
Lauri Korpikoski David Schlemko   Patrick Eaves Brian Rafalski
Robert Lang Jim Vandermeer   Darren Helm Brad Stuart
Matthew Lombardi Keith Yandle   Tomas Holmstrom
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Petr Prucha   Kirk Maltby
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Kurt Sauer Injured Reserve  Daniel Cleary Injured Reserve
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12-14-2009, 03:30 AM
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COYOTES WIN 11 - 0 WOOOOOOOO!.






I digress.
Like the Edmonton game, I think we need to bring in medical supplies for Detroit too. Jovo's back so that could lend some much needed offensive support; Vandy probably sits. I hope Pyatt continues his roll in December which is currently points in 4/5 games.

Also the start of a critical long road trip coming off a hot streak where the Yotes have gone 7-2-1 in L10 , which just blows me away. What also blows me away is that they went 7-2-1 and are still only in 6th. But at least we are now seeing separation among the bottom 5 teams in playoff spots where as 2 weeks ago 3 of them were tied and the 11-12 spot teams were only 1 or 2 out of a spot.

And just a minor note, what the heck happened to the kings. I in no way thought their goal tending would allow them to get that high in the standings, even with the extra games played.

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12-14-2009, 03:35 AM
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Am I the only one who doesnt miss Kurt Sauer in the line-up? Aucoin has been a very adequate replacement for the slow but steady d-man. That is all.

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12-14-2009, 03:47 AM
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Am I the only one who doesnt miss Kurt Sauer in the line-up? Aucoin has been a very adequate replacement for the slow but steady d-man. That is all.
If you look at Sauer's replacement as Aucoin then you MAY be right. But really Aucoin replaces Morris, which he also has done fine at. At this point Vandermeer is more acting as Sauer's replacement and Lepisto for Hale. When Sauer comes back the choice of Lepisto vs Vandermeer is going to have to be made, Sauer is too good defensively to keep out of the line up if healthy. I'd expect to see those two rotate in and out of the line up for a while assuming there are no more injuries upon Sauer's return.

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12-14-2009, 04:52 AM
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Am I the only one who doesnt miss Kurt Sauer in the line-up? Aucoin has been a very adequate replacement for the slow but steady d-man. That is all.
I hope so. It's a shame playing well defensively is under appreciated in a defenseman. It's not all about points. When Michalek and Sauer played together they were an elite shutdown pair even before the Coyotes started playing a defensive system.

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If you look at Sauer's replacement as Aucoin then you MAY be right. But really Aucoin replaces Morris, which he also has done fine at. At this point Vandermeer is more acting as Sauer's replacement and Lepisto for Hale. When Sauer comes back the choice of Lepisto vs Vandermeer is going to have to be made, Sauer is too good defensively to keep out of the line up if healthy. I'd expect to see those two rotate in and out of the line up for a while assuming there are no more injuries upon Sauer's return.
I completely agree with what you said, except I don't see any question about what to do when the defense is healthy. If Lepisto is waiver exempt, send him down. Vandermeer has been every bit the stalwart I expected and far better at handling and passing the puck up ice than I ever expected. Vandermeer is 29 years old and plays every trick in the book like a guy that has been around even longer than that. Lepisto has NHL hands, but he doesn't have an NHL head. He has lots of potential, but he needs some seasoning. If Boedker goes down, Lepisto definitely goes down.

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12-14-2009, 05:25 AM
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I completely agree with what you said, except I don't see any question about what to do when the defense is healthy. If Lepisto is waiver exempt, send him down. Vandermeer has been every bit the stalwart I expected and far better at handling and passing the puck up ice than I ever expected. Vandermeer is 29 years old and plays every trick in the book like a guy that has been around even longer than that. Lepisto has NHL hands, but he doesn't have an NHL head. He has lots of potential, but he needs some seasoning. If Boedker goes down, Lepisto definitely goes down.
That is one area I am not clear on. I assumed Lepisto could not go back down but I'm not a contract/cba expert so I don't really know for sure.

I would agree that Vandermeer is the logical choice but he has been a healthy scratch so that leads me to believe it is not a slam dunk (maybe 85%?). Vandermeer is a relatively highly paid player on this team too and he does not have an expiring contract like Aucoin. Right now the team has 7 D on the roster though so even if Lepisto is the man out he's still going to hang around for a while and after Schlemko goes to SA.

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12-14-2009, 05:40 AM
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That is one area I am not clear on. I assumed Lepisto could not go back down but I'm not a contract/cba expert so I don't really know for sure.
You and me both. I wasn't trying to imply I knew the answer when I said "If Lepisto is waiver exempt" because I don't know.

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12-14-2009, 06:27 AM
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On the HF top 20 Yotes prospects from before the season started, it stated that Lepisto is on a one-way deal, but that he is waiver exempt and could be sent down. To be honest, I didn't think he'd get as much time for the year as he's gotten so far.

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So now begins another critical road trip with the Cold Wings, Make Beliefs, Roasted Ducks and so fourth. Talk about a lot of miles for this trip!
I hope they get all the rest need for this.

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Another tough game...despite the injuries these are the Detroit Red Wings. Nick Lidstrom has been a Coyote killer recently. Lets get em boys.

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Schlemko and Lepisto have shown their immaturity at times, and both are undersized, but they've really been a big boost considering our injuries. I'd be comfortable with either one of them paired up with Sauer, but I'd edge towards Schlemko because of his offensive instincts. He'd have more freedom to jump into the play paired up with Kurt.

Jovo - Michalek
Aucoin - Yandle
Sauer - Schlemko
Vandermeer

Oh, and as for tonight's game, I think the Wings are still ripe for the picking. Bertuzzi is leading the way for them offensively of late, and that can't possibly keep up can it? I don't make score predictions, but I know this four-games-in-six-nights road trip will set the tone for the rest of this busy month.

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Lepisto can currently be sent down without waivers. He is considered a 23 year old signee, giving him 3 seasons of waiver exemption or 60 NHL games. This is his 3rd and final exempt season and he currently has 43 NHL games under his belt.

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Don't let the numbers fool you--the Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom line has been dangerous every time it's on the ice, and those players are more than capable of taking over the game. Bertuzzi is on a hot streak. Draper's line has been forechecking really well.

This isn't going to be an easy one. The Wings have had to win the ugly way recently, and they're beginning to make the adjustment to a scrappier, lower-scoring style of game. Their PK has been fantastic. Jimmy Howard has been excellent in goal, and I'd expect him to start tonight. Both teams really have their work cut out for them.

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Lets hope the boys bring their "A" game tonight for the entire 60 minutes.

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Helm ist out for tonight. Newbury called up.

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Anyone know what the lines will look like tonight?

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Here's to Doan with a 2 goal game!

And a Yotes win.

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Here's to Doan with a 2 goal game!

And a Yotes win.
One for Mueller would be nice too!
How about 3-1 Yotes

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Anyone know what the lines will look like tonight?
I would imagine that they would be the same. I'm betting that Vandermeer will sit tonight for his boneheaded penalty that ended Bryzgalov's shutout against the Sharks.

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Anyone know what the lines will look like tonight?
I expect to see:

Forwards unchanged to last game

Doan - Lang - Pyatt
Mueller - Lombardi - Upshall
Prucha - Hanzal - Vrbata
Korpikoski - Winnik - Fiddler

Jovanovski - Michalek
Aucoin - Vandermeer/Lepisto/Schlemko
Lepisto/Schlemko - Yandle

Bryz in net

Ecpect one of Lepisto/Schlemko/Vandermeer to sit due to Jovos return.

Edit: Mueller is not double shiftig


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can we start using these photos in the GDT's. I think they describe our teams makeup quite nicely.




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I expect to see:

Forwards unchanged to last game

Doan - Lang - Pyatt
Mueller - Lombardi - Upshall
Prucha - Hanzal - Vrbata
Korpikoski - Winnik - Fiddler

Jovanovski - Michalek
Aucoin - Vandermeer/Lepisto/Schlemko
Lepisto/Schlemko - Yandle

Bryz in net

Ecpect one of Lepisto/Schlemko/Vandermeer to sit due to Jovos return.
Think that's what you meant, unless Petey pulling double duty tonight.

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I'm pumped! LETS GO COYOTES!

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can we start using these photos in the GDT's. I think they describe our teams makeup quite nicely.
Talk about having a bad hair day

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Pregame!

http://coyotes.azvibe.com/2009/12/14...wings-preview/

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