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SILLY GOOSE

Can Raymond Re Define Himself?

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I would be happy to see him get that opportunity as long as it isn't here.

And I still completely don't forgive him for falling down on that wrap around in OT, if he could have stayed on his feet a few seconds longer he would have tucked it in and the series would have been prolonged. Oh well.

Raymond you frustrate me to no end...

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He needs to get stronger. A lot stronger.

If he could manage to stay on two feet, and put a little more finish in his shot, he could be a decent 2nd liner.

That being said, I don't really see it happening. At least not here.

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If Raymond could get rid of his tunnel vision and look for plays to make, he'd become so much more valuable to the team.

Raymond has the same type of tools to work with as Andy McDonald in St.Louis, and he should watch tapes of McDonald and work on doing things like he does. When he races into the zone at high speed, backing defenders in, he will often curl back sharply so he gets into perfect passing position to feed his linemate for a good scoring chance. Raymond races in and stays as close to the boards as he can, then weakly lobs the puck at the goalies crest...

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I don't believe he can. He is on this team for his back checking abilities, which combined with his speed is excellent for the penalty kill.

Raymond can't seem to muster enough strength to stay on his feet or give himself enough space to make a pass. He has been a 2nd line LW lock for a majority of the last 2 seasons, a position beside Kesler that many players would kill for.

If I recall correctly even in the locker clean up he said he wouldn't become a physical player. Keeping Raymond is a hindrance.

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Raymond races in and stays as close to the boards as he can, then weakly lobs the puck at the goalies crest...

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Is it just me or does it seem like mayray is always falling down... he is very skilled and has soft hands but as the LA Kings proved you need to have that grit and strength to be sucessful when it counts. I just don't think Raymond has that grit and strength in him so when he is not producing he is practically useless. I think that MG will keep him though because he is really good friends with Garrison.

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I'd rather see Jensen, Kassian or a free agent like Mueller take his spot. His game is so f*cking frustrating.

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With a full off-season to train I believe he can get to 40+, maybe even 50 point form.

However, there is obvious risk and uncertainty to his inconsistent play this year.

I think Gillis is signing him to give him 1 more try. I will be okay with that.

It would just be a better option to trade him/part ways and find someone who has less risk and more size

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I'd rather see Jensen, Kassian or a free agent like Mueller take his spot. His game is so f*cking frustrating.

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Love it how the people on CDC focus ALL their hate on one player at a time, Bieksa, Ballard, Loungo, Raymond... <3

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He was coming off a broken back last year.. there is a chance with a full offseason of training and reflection on his play that he will turn it around this year. He has some huge physical and mental hurdles to overcome though.... I'm still glad he's being given the chance.

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no

it doesnt matter what you say....i will always hate him and wish he was gone

the raymond you saw last season was the exact player we cant risk relying on....its too risky, bring in a fresh face who can do more then just "skate like the wind....then fall down"

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Let's hope he proves us all wrong coming season! I think he is a great person but if his plays don't get any better than he's gotta go

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he defintely needs to work on adding more strength to his game... i do hate it when he takes spills

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He plays better on the right wing.

I liked the Demitra - Kesler - Raymond line.

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Would start to be satisfied if he could just stop falling down with nobody touching him.

TOML

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