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02-11-2011, 10:47 AM
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the official had his arm up for hooking on Bergeron. The hook led Stafford into making contact with the goalie.

It was a great no call.
Also he was outside the crease. Kind of puts it into the players side of the argument. Good non-call.

I think Vanek relies on being THE MAN. He needs to be given the C. When Ruff put him on PK he was playing more consistent. Then the injury bug hit him. Roy was used to being the go to guy all the way back to Kitchner. Now we have go to guys playing on the same line. If you put Vanek with a Center that dishes out the puck a ton like H. Sedin then you will see a more complete consistent player.

I think this offseason you need to sign Stafford, and then go get a #1 Center or 1B. You have your Top 6 wingers locked up. You just need the right Pivot guys.

Vanek-???-Pominville
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On a Side note-Can we stop putting Gaustad out there after we score a goal or opening faceoff? Please? He kills the momentum.

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Also he was outside the crease. Kind of puts it into the players side of the argument. Good non-call.

I think Vanek relies on being THE MAN. He needs to be given the C. When Ruff put him on PK he was playing more consistent. Then the injury bug hit him. Roy was used to being the go to guy all the way back to Kitchner. Now we have go to guys playing on the same line. If you put Vanek with a Center that dishes out the puck a ton like H. Sedin then you will see a more complete consistent player.

I think this offseason you need to sign Stafford, and then go get a #1 Center or 1B. You have your Top 6 wingers locked up. You just need the right Pivot guys.

Vanek-???-Pominville
Ennis-Roy-Stafford


On a Side note-Can we stop putting Gaustad out there after we score a goal or opening faceoff? Please? He kills the momentum.
I dont thin Vanek needs a playmaking center. I think Vanek needs center like Stoll. Vanek IS the playmaker when he has the puck.

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02-11-2011, 11:00 AM
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I dont thin Vanek needs a playmaking center. I think Vanek needs center like Stoll. Vanek IS the playmaker when he has the puck.
Agreed. Get a better version of Hecht to play with Vanek and Pominville.

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Agreed. Get a better version of Hecht to play with Vanek and Pominville.
exactly. a high percentage faceoff guy, who throws the body around, can forecheck, and point the PP.

I'd give so much to LA for Stoll right now

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exactly. a high percentage faceoff guy, who throws the body around, can forecheck, and point the PP.

I'd give so much to LA for Stoll right now
I know. I knew it wasn't gonna happen, but seeing Fisher go to Nashville was a bummer.

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I know. I knew it wasn't gonna happen, but seeing Fisher go to Nashville was a bummer.
would u give our first for Stoll?

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would u give our first for Stoll?
just no. Probably Connolly and a 2nd or a 3rd....

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Agreed. Get a better version of Hecht to play with Vanek and Pominville.
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exactly. a high percentage faceoff guy, who throws the body around, can forecheck, and point the PP.
Like Luke Adam?

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02-11-2011, 02:51 PM
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I think if Adam pans out well he'd be a great fit at center between Poms and Vanek. Poms has played so well with Vanek because he doesn't ever hold onto the puck for too long, and usually gets the puck to Vanek in open areas. I think they can build some good long-term chemistry with that. If Adam can become similar to the type of player Stoll is (doubtful, but you never know), then I think a top line of Vanek-Adam-Pominville would do just fine.

Either way, that would be a couple years away. So trade for Stoll, and groom Adam to replace Stoll on his contract is up.

Stafford has a good finishing touch, and doesn't need to hold onto the puck for long to make a play. The Ennis-Roy-Stafford line during pre-season and for a short stint at the beginning of the season showed some good signs, I think that would be a solid 2nd line in the future.

Thomas Vanek - Jarret Stoll - Jason Pominville
Tyler Ennis - Derek Roy - Drew Stafford
Nathan Gerbe - Luke Adam - Zack Kassian
Cody McCormick - Paul Gaustad - Patrick Kaleta

^ That's a line-up I'd love to see next year.

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Like Luke Adam?
Luke Adam brings NONE of that at this point.

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