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04-13-2011, 05:35 PM
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Great Character on and off ice; the most dynamic and agile Dman in the NCAA this year.

The knock would be that he's 24, so much better can he get?
Pretty much my thoughts.

He's the type of guy I'd like to have in the system, though. Just an all-around great person and player. One that you almost have to root for when you watch him extensively. Not sure he'll ever become a full-time NHLer but I'd love to see it happen. He was my favorite player on my favorite team. Extremely happy the Wild signed him.

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I'm skeptical of any collegiate FA signing turning into a productive player for the Wild. Unless it's Justin Fontaine.

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Pretty much my thoughts.

He's the type of guy I'd like to have in the system, though. Just an all-around great person and player. One that you almost have to root for when you watch him extensively. Not sure he'll ever become a full-time NHLer but I'd love to see it happen. He was my favorite player on my favorite team. Extremely happy the Wild signed him.

I think he'll start in Houston, based off the players ahead of him on the depth chart, but he should be in good hands with Sydor as a coach/teacher.

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Genoway is a Spurgeon replacement when spurgeon gets smoked.

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So we've got Spurgeon, Noreau, and Genoway fighting for Zidlicky's roster spot, right? That's me assuming that Zidlicky is a 3rd pairing PP specialist.

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Activating the likes of Zanon, Spurgeon, Schultz, Stoner, Falk, and Barker is a funny thought. My guess is if there is no Burns and Zid is relegated to a very limited role our entire scheme is going to be based around trying to limit scoring chances against and hoping for an opportunistic rush the other way. Sounds sort of familiar...And I guess you'd have to have some wheels in your forward line at that point. Wellman and Gillies?

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If you go to a defensive style, all your defensemen need to do it box out the opposition, clear the crease, and get the puck up to a forward, who'll likely chip the puck in deep and chase. I don't watch other teams all that much, but is it a really common thing for the defensemen to be LEADING the rush, not just starting the breakout with a pass? Because that's what Burns and Zidlicky kept trying to do.

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If you go to a defensive style, all your defensemen need to do it box out the opposition, clear the crease, and get the puck up to a forward, who'll likely chip the puck in deep and chase. I don't watch other teams all that much, but is it a really common thing for the defensemen to be LEADING the rush, not just starting the breakout with a pass? Because that's what Burns and Zidlicky kept trying to do.
i know, i know. What's worse no one covers for them when they do it. I can't tell you how many times I looked down and noticed the point was vacant. actually, the only guy i ever saw cover for a rushing defenseman on a consistent basis was Bouchard...Not exactly ideal.

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If you go to a defensive style, all your defensemen need to do it box out the opposition, clear the crease, and get the puck up to a forward, who'll likely chip the puck in deep and chase. I don't watch other teams all that much, but is it a really common thing for the defensemen to be LEADING the rush, not just starting the breakout with a pass? Because that's what Burns and Zidlicky kept trying to do.
I've posted about this a lot. Dmen do this when they have zero trust in the forwards. Because they want to win, they get away from the basics, because the basics isn't working. They try something different. They try carrying it themselves. They pinch. They get out of position.

If we didn't have Brunette or Miettinen, fumbling with the puck on the boards on nearly every breakout, or having our entire team get caught from behind in the neutral zone, you wouldn't see our D skating up with the puck so much.

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I mean, people count how many times the Wild's defense try to get the puck up to the forwards, only to have it come right back at them.

The Wild have to try 5 times to break it out once.

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