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About Schmautzie

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  1. The biggest coaching adjustment needed is to change the defensive coverage in their own zone. The rope-a-dope don’t pressure the man with the puck system is painful to watch and is simply not working. I’m not sure if this is Green’s or Baumgartner’s system but it has to go.
  2. I read somewhere that Josh Manson may be available from Anaheim. Not sure what it would take to get him but he could be the combo of talent and meanness on the back end that you’re looking for.
  3. The Blues do have a legitimate gripe about the missed too many men call on the Canuck’s last power play. That’s the longest time period I’ve ever seen a team have an extra man with no call. It must have lasted 15 or 20 seconds!
  4. I guess we’ll find out the answer to who is the first to sit after Schaller very soon. Ferland is apparently expected back after the all-star break.
  5. Except JB said his injury was not even “concussion-related”.
  6. Schaller is already sitting even before Ferland returns. Someone else has to go.
  7. It’s great to see the team playing great and firing on all cylinders. But what happens when Ferland and Leivo are healthy? With Loui’s resurgence its going to be a difficult decision. The obvious choices other than Schaller are Motte and/or Beagle but they are both contributing to the current success. Thoughts?
  8. I think he meant that if we had 56 points instead of 58 we’d be outside of the playoff picture.
  9. There’s no way that Boeser deserves to be demoted to the third line for an extended period of time. I do like Green’s idea of evening things out to create three scoring lines and making it tougher for opposing teams to line match. I think he should try: Miller - Pettersson - Virtanen Eriksson - Horvat - Boeser Pearson - Gaudette - Sutter Roussel - Beagle - Motte
  10. They played like they were trying to get the coach fired. Maybe they saw how it worked for the Leafs. No excuse for that effort.
  11. LE is not an energy guy that the fourth line needs. He is a more of a cerebral player that should be given a chance on the first or second line with Horvat or Pettersson. If he is given the chance but fails in that role he should be banished to the press box or Utica.
  12. Bo needs some help on his wings. He is looking invisible at times lately. Time to give Sven a shot with him to try and get his mojo back.
  13. Gotta agree with you on this. First time in years that we’ve had the depth to have three scoring lines and Green has chosen to go with only two. As long as Sutter and Beagle are both playing Centre I think we’re doomed to be mediocre at best.
  14. The reason that I think Ferland will mesh with Pettersson and Boeser is his propensity for driving to the net. This will create time and space for his linemates and should result in great scoring chances. Ferland’s toughness as a deterrent for messing with Petey and Brock is just an added bonus.