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UticaHockey last won the day on June 2 2015

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  1. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    And he needs to stop fumbling the puck on the power play leading to short handed breakaways. The Comets have the second worse short handed goals against at 6 many of which were caused by Olli mishandling the puck.
  2. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    I certainly would not be looking to trade a 20 year old defenseman that has played just over a month of professional hockey in North America. Despite the point totals he still needs develop his defensive game and learn to better use his body which may require time in the gym to add strength. It may take a full season in the AHL before he is ready for the next step. At this point in his career Juolevi does not look comfortable with the physical part of the game which is something that he needs to work on. He doesn't need to turn into a bruiser out there but he does need be more at ease with the one on one battles that are part of hockey. If you have access to the Athletic this is a good read. An interview with Gary Agnew who coaches the dmen in Utica. https://theathletic.com/657813/2018/11/16/olli-juolevis-scoring-plenty-in-the-ahl-so-when-will-he-be-nhl-ready-we-asked-his-coach-in-utica-about-that-and-a-whole-lot-more/
  3. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    "No setback" but for some reason the timeline for his return has been pushed back.
  4. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    I missed the first half of the game so only saw the last Belleville goal but in general Kero, Dahlen and Boucher are all soft in the defensive zone. Juolevi can be added to that too. He makes some nice passes but isn't physical at all which leads to goals against because he is weak in puck battles behind the goal line and battles in front of the net.
  5. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    The Comets had nine power plays which included three 5 on 3's and the Sens had only one power play. At 5 on 5 the Comets first line of Dahlen, Kero and Boucher were all a -3 and Juolevi was a -2. Just keeping it real....
  6. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    I'm assuming that was sarcasm but if not Boeser is waiver exempt so send him to Utica too.
  7. Kole Lind | RW

    Interesting analogy. One observation is that the newest crop of draft choices as well as the draft picks that are still in juniors or college are always the most shiny toys. It's funny to read the comments that DiPietro may be a better prospect than Demko.
  8. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    I think it is more a case of hockey IQ and not being able to see the ice and what other options the game presents. Carcone will always produce some of the best highlight reel goals off the rush but far too many times the puck will die on his stick after he skates with it into no man's land.
  9. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    I agree with most of this. MacEwen continues to progress and is currently the Comets most dependable scoring threat. Carcone has tremendous speed but when you mentioned players that want to do it all by themselves he is the first player that comes to my mind. Brisebois and Sautner are the two most NHL ready defensemen with Breezer developing at the fastest pace. Dahlen has been more of a playmaker than scorer but still needs a more consistent effort. Jasek I expected more out of based on his success last season when joining the Comets in April. Gadjovich and Palmu still look overwhelmed. Kero doesn't stand out but has been effective. Most of the rest of the team are AHL contracted guys just to fill out the roster. The team really misses Boucher and Archibald.
  10. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    Agree. But I still can't believe so many people want him up right now playing on the same line as EP. He is not ready. Dahlen is gradually improving but isn't consistent from period to period and certainly not from game to game.
  11. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    And Carcone uses the exact same move in which the goaltender played equally well.
  12. Jonathan Dahlén | C/LW

    His play in the AHL so far is exactly oppsite of what you are saying. He has shown some flashes of playmaking skill by threading a few nice passes for primary assists but not much finishing skills. He's had a couple breakaways where he scored a nice goal but his shot is very average and hasn't found the net with yet. Dahlen has played better the past few games (minus last night when he was a no show) but he is no where near the level of hype that some posters have for him.
  13. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    The Canucks currently have 6 players on IR and year after year they lead the league in man games lost to injuries. And since this is the Utica Comets forum they have their own issues with injuries forcing them to go back to the PTO well this early in the season just to put 20 players on the ice. And you want to unload a contract via waivers for Goldobin? Didn't Goldy ring one off the crossbar in OT? A half inch lower and that is bar down for the game winner and this conversation would be even more absurd than it already is.
  14. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    The goaltending has been bad, the defense even worse and they have no weapons up front.
  15. 2018-19 Utica Comets Thread

    Olli may be a -1 but so is Chatfield who was a spectator on that goal.