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  1. 3 minutes ago, Biff Tannen said:

    For what it's worth, I'm guessing that '4th' line will play more than the supposed '3rd'.


    I actually quite like Motte and Virtanen on the same line. Sutter tends to win face-offs so that's something ( I'm still hoping Sutter shows his worth again soon, cos when he plays to his strengths I really like the way he plays, but last few games :sick:)

    Actually you can call Jake-Motte- Sutter as a 3A line, and Gauds as 3B

    Jake and Sutts have had success as well together

  2. 28 minutes ago, DeNiro said:

    And I remember just as many praying that Puljujarvi would fall to us at 5. How’d that work for the Oilers.


    At least Juolevi still has aspirations of playing for us.


    All these new ailments are likely related to the original surgery. That comes with the territory when you’re out that long.


    I just hope that he’s healthy for a full summer of training so he can finally get his body right and we can see what Benning saw in him taking him that high.

    You're right, by everything I've seen on the Utica games is that he has not been the same player he was last year up to the time he he sustained the injury.

    If they cannot put him into games when he is "really" 100 percent than he should be shelved for the remainder of the season, get on a good regimented recovery  program and heal over the next 6 months and really be ready for next year.

    His offensive game is excellent when he's healthy. Top player 2 years ago for Finland at the end of the season and one of the top producing D in the AHL before his injury. all at 19 and 20 YO. He passes are quick, one the tape and he see's the play unfold before most players. Very smart. His downfall is his D game which i think is a combination of health and youth. He cannot spin and start quickly to get back into plays plus can still get schooled by faster players. His shot blocking is very good though.

    I know its all been regurgitated before but 1 more year with lots of rest to truly see what we have I think is the right move here.

    Should we have picked another player at 5 in hind sight? Obviously yes, but considering the winners Benning has picked more than makes up for Juolevi at #5


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