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04-13-2011, 11:05 AM
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Does anyone else think sesito might be a good player to interchange with carcillo at some point?
The thought crossed my mind.

From what I understand though, Sestito's game is most similar to Hartnell, where he likes to stand in front of the net trying to create as much havoc as possible, looking for tips and rebounds.

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This is from today's Sabres' practice:

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with Marc-Andre Gragnani and Pominville on the points
You guys should be licking your chops.

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04-13-2011, 11:12 AM
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You guys should be licking your chops.
This is interesting.

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The Flyers boast one of the league's most-potent group of forwards, so the Sabres are getting their defensemen ready right now. The Sabres are running a two-on-one drill, with the D-men left on an island.

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The thought crossed my mind.

From what I understand though, Sestito's game is most similar to Hartnell, where he likes to stand in front of the net trying to create as much havoc as possible, looking for tips and rebounds.
He is a big body who likes to grind and play physical hockey, and seems to ride that "thin line" very nicely. Apparently he has a decent skill set as well

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04-13-2011, 11:37 AM
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You guys should be licking your chops.
I have been this whole time

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You guys should be licking your chops.
Richards and Giroux approve.

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I am a little worried about richie not being out there, you dont just take a maintenance day the day before opening game of the playoffs, especially being tha captain...

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Richards has likely been playing hurt forever

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04-13-2011, 12:05 PM
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I am a little worried about richie not being out there, you dont just take a maintenance day the day before opening game of the playoffs, especially being tha captain...
I didn't hear this. Did they call it a maintenance day or is he just not there? Ugh.

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04-13-2011, 12:06 PM
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Best postseason preview for the Flyers.

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04-13-2011, 12:24 PM
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I didn't hear this. Did they call it a maintenance day or is he just not there? Ugh.
They are calling it a maintenance day, but the media and myself think it is very suspiscious that the captain is not on the ice with the team a day before the first playoff game

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Best postseason preview for the Flyers.
I just brust out laughing in the middle of class...

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Well on thing is for sure, the thread on the main board is getting a bit out of control. Apparently the flyers beating the sabres would now be an upset.

Either way, hopefully Pronger can get back as soon as possible. Anybody know if he was stickhandling 100 percent today?

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Laviolette reiterated that updates regarding injuries are issued by Holmgren, a position established in prior seasons. That said, Laviolette's comment today was “It’s unusual not to have Mike here, yeah, because he’s here every other day of the year.”

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Ive never been more nervous about our goaltending before. It just always seems like Bob is looking the wrong way when its behind the net etc. Let alone the soft shots from the hash marks going in half the time. Oh god do we need Pronger

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Homer said richards is healthy per Carchidi on twitter

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04-13-2011, 12:56 PM
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Chuck Bausman said that Holmgren stated that the only injury on the team is Pronger i.e. Richards and everyone else are fine.

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04-13-2011, 12:57 PM
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Chuck Bausman said that Holmgren stated that the only injury on the team is Pronger i.e. Richards and everyone else are fine.
Tim P on twitter just said Richards has a head cold

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Pro tip: Don't disclose injuries right before the playoffs start.

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04-13-2011, 01:07 PM
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Richards has likely been playing hurt forever
Richards has a "head cold"

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tpanotch Sources tell CSNPhilly.com that Mike Richards has a head cold and not an injury

preemptive head cold for Richards and some phantom leg injury for Carter...just so our future leaders have an excuse in reserve in case they BLOW tomorrow

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04-13-2011, 01:20 PM
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NHl.com staff made predictions, 2 of 7 picked flyers to win the stanley cup

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04-13-2011, 01:23 PM
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It seems like Pronger is not going to play, but the "official" word from Holmgren is that he is a "game time decision".

This is the word coming from the Flyers twitter page.

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04-13-2011, 01:24 PM
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Goalie Miller Always The key For The Sabres

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Miller is Buffalo’s leader and raison d’etre in these playoffs. Talk all you want about defensive matchups, offensive depth and special teams. In the end the Sabres will go as far as their goalie will take them.

When healthy, Miller can take a mediocre team and single-handedly lead them past a Stanley Cup favourite. At the very least, he will ensure that the seventh-seeded Sabres do not get trampled on during their opening-round series against the second-seeded Philadelphia Flyers.

“He’s going to be the key for our team in any situation we’re in,” Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers said. “That’s how good of a goalie he is. He’s the backbone of the Sabres. It doesn’t matter what playoff series, what game we’re in, he’s always the key.”

The Flyers, who will once again try to succeed despite their goaltending, are going with three different keys: Sergei Bobrovsky, Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton. None of them might be the right fit. But even so, Miller is not yet giving the Sabres the edge in net.

“For however much is made about Philadelphia’s goaltending, they made the finals last year,” he said. “They’re a strong team. They’ve had Bobrovsky emerge this year and Boucher’s been consistent, then you have Leighton who’s gone through some series and into the Stanley Cup finals.

“I think it’s more on the dramatic side, something to write about and something to talk about. It comes down to how your goalie performs anyways. You can hype me up as much as you want, I still have to come through and make the saves. You can downplay them as much as you want, maybe they’ll surprise somebody.”

For what it is worth, the only thing surprising out of Miller’s game this season was how much he seemed to struggle. A year ago, he was the tournament MVP at the Olympics and the Vezina Trophy winner in the NHL.
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I honestly dont think miller is even going to be that great, he has played sparringly in a month, he doesnt do well with traffic, and he didnt have a stellar season to begin with. Miller has never really "shut down" the flyers and in his last regular season game against columbus he looked bad. Rip a slapper into his collar bone right off the bat, see how he reacts. Also I can bet his arm movement on the side of his sore collar bone is slower than normal, shoot high and often.

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