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04-29-2010, 08:36 PM
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By the way, the Sharks/Wings game is pretty crazy.

Mike Green level defense by both teams.

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04-29-2010, 08:44 PM
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The opposite in my opinion. The offenses are crazy good!

Zetterberg, Datsyuk with Lidstrom and Rafalski.
Thornton, Marleau and Heatley with Boyle.

Really, when those guys hit the ice the shifts are magical tonight. The first period has seen a lot of skilled but scrappy hard workinng play.
Oh it's highly skilled definitely. But there have been some wide open guys in front of the net for tap ins (especially the Red Wings goal).

Seems to have settled down now.

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04-29-2010, 08:50 PM
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Oh it's highly skilled definitely.
teamwork chemistry skill not playoff Caps circa 2010 type individualistic skill gone inept

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Seems to have settled down now.
true, not so high flying, dmen holding the blueline more, more dump ins

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i forgot to make a bio of phil watson.

i found some good stuff on him in old papers, and i will post it soon, if anyone is interested.


i did not find much on his defensive play, other than for the '40 playoffs. it was much easier to find information on his agitating and feisty play.

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04-30-2010, 02:53 PM
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i forgot to make a bio of phil watson.

i found some good stuff on him in old papers, and i will post it soon, if anyone is interested.


i did not find much on his defensive play, other than for the '40 playoffs. it was much easier to find information on his agitating and feisty play.
This is NOT the place to chat about the ATD, it's for NON-ATD discussion

(see! we need that bracketed statement in the thread title 'All non-ATD discussion here' because as it reads now it's supposed to be the ATD chat room... for ATD chat? NO.)

I want to IGNORE this thread 9 days out of 10 and feel like I'm missing nothing about the ATD. This thread is supposed to be irrelevant to the draft.

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...and Mark Recchi continues his veteran playoff savvy.

First he knocked over Carcillo, getting his stick up on him a bit to send a message after Carcillo ran Paille and drew a penalty,

Then he made that nice takeaway at the blueline which led to a pretty good scoring opportunity that a different Bruin wasted.

I'm just 25 minuted into this game but so far he looks great.... good game, too.

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I really hate the number of 5-on-3s in the playoffs this year. You used to see maybe one of them per series. Now, each team must average something like 1 per game.

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Not looking at whatever TDMM just said until I'm done watching the game, but I just saw Recchi on the PK, hounding the point man and forcing a turnover, almost turning it into a scoring opportunity.

...and then when the Philly PK just about scored it was Recchi who was at the Philly net and corraled the puck and got the play settled down and back in the right direction

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Not looking at whatever TDMM just said until I'm done watching the game, but I just saw Recchi on the PK, hounding the point man and forcing a turnover, almost turning it into a scoring opportunity.

...and then when the Philly PK just about scored it was Recchi who was at the Philly net and corraled the puck and got the play settled down and back in the right direction
He really transformed himself into the ultimate utility player late in his career. Much like Brendan Shanahan did with the Rangers and then Devils. But Recchi seems to be keeping his legs better than Shanahan did.

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05-03-2010, 10:45 PM
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He really transformed himself into the ultimate utility player late in his career. Much like Brendan Shanahan did with the Rangers and then Devils.
Much like Roenick did in San Jose, leading the league in GWGs there and on the PP and PK while shifting between the 3rd and 4th lines.

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Much like Roenick did in San Jose, leading the league in GWGs there and on the PP and PK while shifting between the 3rd and 4th lines.
- Almost. He finished 2nd. But still, who scores 14 goals and 10 of them are game winners? That's just insane.

- He didn't kill penalties in SJ. One PPGA in two seasons.

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05-03-2010, 10:56 PM
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He really transformed himself into the ultimate utility player late in his career. Much like Brendan Shanahan did with the Rangers and then Devils. But Recchi seems to be keeping his legs better than Shanahan did.
I see him on every single PP and often on the PK, so I went to check up on his icetime:

- He's 3rd among Boston forwards at 19:22 per game behind Krejci and Bergeron, with 3 minutes more than any other Boston forward except Satan,

- He's leading Boston's forwards in PP icetime with 3:29 per game.

- Looks like they use 7 of their 12 forwards on the PK. He's 7th with 0:50 per game, which surprises me. I would have thought it was more, because every PK that he's on the ice he does something that I notice.

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05-03-2010, 11:15 PM
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who scores 14 goals and 10 of them are game winners? That's just insane.
He did what Tikkanen did: change his style of game when a goal is most needed. Tiki once said after three GWGs in a playoff round that he listened to the coach when he said they all had to try harder to score. The coach said in response to that when it was pointed out by a reporter: "I wasn't talking to him, but I'm glad he listened" a roar of laughter went through the press gallery, took a minute to die down.

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He didn't kill penalties in SJ. One PPGA in two seasons.
I watched a lot of San Jose (unlike 95% of hockey fans - gawddang TSN can't even be bothered to put regular season Sharks game results on their website, everyone goes to bed out East and to hell with it, they act like) and I recall him on the PK, perhaps it was just for a few weeks, covering for injuries, I cannot recall. He did play some games there, as a good UTILITY guy would be able to.

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05-03-2010, 11:22 PM
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You must have caught a real fleeting glimpse, because according to NHL.com, Roenick played 3 minutes of SH time in the entire 2007-08 season, and 5 minutes in 2008-09.

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05-03-2010, 11:26 PM
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You must have caught a real fleeting glimpse, because according to NHL.com, Roenick played 3 minutes of SH time in the entire 2007-08 season, and 5 minutes in 2008-09.
really? ... ah.. memory... does that include the playoff round versus Dallas?

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really? ... ah.. memory... does that include the playoff round versus Dallas?
Good point. Let me check...

nope. 11 seconds in 2009 playoffs, nothing in 2008... I got nothing.

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05-04-2010, 10:09 PM
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Marleau scores THE most important goal in the series in OT to have the Sharks take a 3-0 lead in games, a stranglehold.

Marleau has OFTEN been CLUTCH in scoring for the franchise. The thing is, no one else has stepped up to also get it done, until Heatley and now Pavelski joined the organization.

BTW... Thornton also was key now in TWO wins this series.

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05-04-2010, 10:19 PM
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Best I've ever seen Thornton play in back to back playoff games.

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Marleau scores THE most important goal in the series in OT to have the Sharks take a 3-0 lead in games, a stranglehold.

Marleau has OFTEN been CLUTCH in scoring for the franchise. The thing is, no one else has stepped up to also get it done, until Heatley and now Pavelski joined the organization.

BTW... Thornton also was key now in TWO wins this series.
I've always known that Marleau wasn't the reason for Sharks collapses.

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05-04-2010, 10:51 PM
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I've always known that Marleau wasn't the reason for Sharks collapses.
Nabbie. Love the guy but he ain't actually been clutch much. A solid regular season guy but any great playoff goalie HAS to steal a game or two. He at least has been decent this postseason.

Plus, the Sharks never had such a combination of goal scorers and defensemen, Boyle and Blake bringing veteran leadership and distinctive skill sets.

This could be the year for San Jose!



Love the Shark Tank !

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It would be interesting if the Sharks won the cup this year. They may do it.

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Wow, did Marc-Andre Fleury get a playoff shutout? I'm shocked.

I think last year he was the first cup winning goalie without a shutout in over 20 years (though I don't know exactly when the last time was, I'm just going by memory)

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05-05-2010, 01:05 AM
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Wow, did Marc-Andre Fleury get a playoff shutout?
It was the result of Penguin backchecking and Habs lack of finishing skills more than it was goaltender prowess.

He is such a BLOODY AVERAGE goalie. It sickens me to hear the announcers try and compare him to Fuhr, coming up with the big saves at the key times, when half of those are flukey saves and the other half quite pedestrian.

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