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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:35 PM

Overall, how was Kassian?
Boom or Bust?
Fire MG?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

(shootout)

Schroeder - scores
Lack - save
Sterling - miss
Pirri - scorese (1-1)
Sweatt -scores (SICK DEKE)
Lack - save
Haydar - scores (3-1)

WOLVES WIN!!!!! 1-0 Final SO


Question. Why were there 4 shooters if it was 2-1 after 3 shooters?
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:29 PM



longpre, kconn, schroeder, and lack are the ones that stood out the most to me, solid team effort.

Edited by ~~Nail Yakupov-10~~, 13 October 2012 - 09:33 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

Question. Why were there 4 shooters if it was 2-1 after 3 shooters?

shootouts are best of 5 in the AHL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

shootouts are best of 5 in the AHL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

thanks for posting the highlights they were great.

please be gentle with my posts...I am Australian, hockey isnt my first language.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

Come on Tanev you're supposed to be the rock on D, terrible giveaway.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

Is Yann Sauve injured?
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

They loved the Longpre shot so much, they showed it twice!
That Longpre rush later was pretty great, bit of sloppy D though.

There was a veritably Sedinian play later in the game but the goalie was great on the Kconn one timer.

First SO of many for lack! Probably a good thing that Cannata is in the ECHL... Would barely get any starts up here. Would have been better to have him lent to another AHL team though.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:26 AM

So Kassian didn't do too much then?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:32 AM

I heard he and Schroeder looked really good together.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:42 AM

Would have liked to see more goals, but this was obviously a battle of goaltenders, which Lack won.

Schroeder's shootout goal was nice, and Sweatt's was a thing of beauty. Made it look so easy.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:52 AM

The cam angle in that highlight pack is kinda weird, they zoom in too much sometimes, it makes it tough to see everything that's going on.


As for the game I heard Schroeder had a good game and his shootout goal was a beauty, excited for tommorow's game hopefully him and Kassian but get a goal or two.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

Overall, how was Kassian?
Boom or Bust?
Fire MG?


Kassian looked terrible. Didn't hit anybody. Looked very slow. Couldn't make a pass. Badly outshone by Schroeder.

Not encouraging.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

Does Kassian remind anyone of steve bernier???

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:54 AM

What bothers me most about the Hodgson trade (and many things do bother me about the Hodgson trade) is that Gillis gave up the best player in the deal. Kassian was not even showing signs of being a regular NHL player. Gillis did not get any sure thing in the deal. Gave up a solid young NHL player and got no NHL player back in the deal- he took a chance, a big one

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Kassian looked terrible. Didn't hit anybody. Looked very slow. Couldn't make a pass. Badly outshone by Schroeder.

Not encouraging.

How many posts in this thread is you bashing Kassian about his performance in the first game of the season?

Seriously. Chill out. Give him 5 games before you trash his worth.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:24 AM

The Icehogs looked bigger than the Wolves to me and i was right. Their average weight is significantly higher.

Gillis says he wants to get younger and bigger, but then gets Kassian to cut weight? Okay. The kid is probably confused on what his role is now. But on the other hand they made it clear in Buffalo and he didn't follow through. Either way, he won't be a 'power forward' in the NHL for quite a few years. If ever.

It's plain as day that our best prospect is Lack. Jensen is up there too, but we'll likely trade him.

I am beginning to become unimpressed with this supposedly improved drafting development system. Time for some results, Mike. Esp. when teams like Chicago look well on the way to a quick turnaround.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:26 AM

How many posts in this thread is you bashing Kassian about his performance in the first game of the season?

Seriously. Chill out. Give him 5 games before you trash his worth.


I saw the game and was directly answering somebody's question who had asked about Kassian and had not seen my previous remarks. You chill out.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

It's plain as day that our best prospect is Lack. Jensen is up there too, but we'll likely trade him.

I am beginning to become unimpressed with this supposedly improved drafting development system. Time for some results, Mike. Esp. when teams like Chicago look well on the way to a quick turnaround.


You weren't impressed by Schroeder? Lack looked good, yes, but I thought Rockford's goalie actually looked even better. Chicago definitely had better quality chances.

I thought Schroeder looked incredible. Great passes, great vision. Very smart. Fast. Kassian not a fit on that line at all.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

You weren't impressed by Schroeder? Lack looked good, yes, but I thought Rockford's goalie actually looked even better. Chicago definitely had better quality chances.

I thought Schroeder looked incredible. Great passes, great vision. Very smart. Fast. Kassian not a fit on that line at all.


I watched as well and I actually didn't think Kassian was bad at all. It was a very boring game with lots of clutching and hooking. Pretty hard to get a sense of anyone from that game. And if it comes down to it I'd say Haydar was as usual the most noticeable skater for the Wolves. Longpre is sharp as well. It's a little sad to me that a lot of the best forwards on the "farm team" are not prospects but that's the problem with this current arrangement.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:49 AM

People have to realize that this is the first time that alot of these guys have played together. And it is the first game of the season.

I would expect to see alot more goals in today's game.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

Imagine what kinda deal we could have gotten for:

Edler
Hodgson
Luongo


All packaged together drooooool

Instead, we have Kassian and Gargnani.... Oh wait, we waived Gargnani.... May have been smarter to get a 1st or 2nd and 3rd in addition to Kassian.
Buffalo ripped us off. Stupid MG

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:41 AM

Imagine what kinda deal we could have gotten for:

Elder
Hodgson
Luongo


All packaged together drooooool
Instead, we have Kassian and Gargnani.... Oh wait, we waived Gargnani.... May have been smarter to get a 1st or 2nd and 3rd in addition to Kassian.
Buffalo ripped us off. Stupid MG



Probably enough to get seabrook, pick, +prospect

Anyways. Someone needs to create a gdt for today's tilt against the icehogs at 1

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:13 PM

Here's the Canucks prospects parts of the game summary from Canucks Army (read more at the link):

CHICAGO WOLVES TAKE TWO POINTS IN SEASON OPENER

- Eddie Lack earned the shutout and was named the evening's first star. He was generally solid, and didn't miss a beat after being bowled over by Icehogs enforcer Brandon Bolig, but he was the second best goalie on the evening. Obviously you can't argue with a shutout, and Lack was solid in the shootout (stopping three of four Rockford shooters) but he had an easier task than Hutton and had some puck-handling difficulties at times. On one particular sequence late in the first, Lack was caught nearly four feet out of his net on a Rockford scoring chances, though luckily the shot was blocked by one of Lack's Wolves teammates.

I'd posit that Lack's puck-handling issues are nothing to worry about long-term, it's just the hallmark of any Canucks goaltending prospect.

- Zack Kassian was nearly a point-per-game player in the AHL in Rochester last season, but he had a mostly quiet Wolves debut and didn't take a single scoring chance for Chicago on Friday.

In the first period he had a strong power-play shift early and remained on the ice after Rockford's penalty-expired, as the Wolves continued to cycle in the offensive end. After battling in the slot for the better part of 70 seconds, Kassian finished the shift with a nice power move and a soft back-hand touch to a teammate. Good to see that his summer workouts have paid off.

Kassian had a second beastly shift later in the initial period, where he won a couple of consecutive battles behind Rockford's net before dishing to Anton Rodin who set up a quality Jordan Schroeder scoring chance.

On the power-play, Kassian seemed to be focussed on working in the slot in front of Hutton. While he managed several dangerous tips on a couple of low point shots, we tend not to count "tipped shots" as scoring chances. Still, he was battling hard and flashed some high-end hand-eye coordination. You have to think that a few of those tips will find the back of the net eventually.

- Jordan Schroeder took four scoring chances for the Wolves, and gave Rockford issues all night long with his speed through the neutral-zone. It seemed like he Schroeder was catching Rockford's defensive group flat-footed on nearly every shift, though he struggled to capitalize on that advantage through sixty-five minutes. In the shootout Schroeder shot first for the Wolves and dispy'd about before beating Huttong blocker-side high with a seeing eye wrister.

- Among Chicago's forward group, Bill Sweatt and Nathan Longpre had particularly solid games, taking three scoring chances each on Saturday evening. While Sweatt's finishing ability is often questioned, he scored an absolute beauty in the shootout. The Canucks prospect skated direclty at Hutton at full-speed, then executed what might be described as a "simple back-hand, fore-hand deke." Except there was nothing simple about it - that Sweatt was able to control the puck at the speed he was travelling at is stunning, was aesthetically very pleasing, and the move completely froze Hutton.

- Chris Tanev was his usual steady self for the most part, though it was clear that he was trying to be aggressive on the offensive side of the puck and was especially active jumping into the play on the rush. His aggression generated mixed results, Tanev only took one scoring chance though he had several "chances at chances."

Tanev also, uncharacteristically, got stripped of the puck and beat soundly in his own end by Brandon Bolig in the first period. The steady possession dynamo, who has only taken one minor penalty in his entire 64 game NHL career, ended up taking a hooking penalty in an attempt to halt the hulking Rockford enforcer, and in doing so, drove Bolig directly into Eddie Lack who was flattened on the play. It was a rare mistake from Tanev, who otherwise played a quality game.

- I was very impressed with Kevin Connauton on Friday. When people talk about Connauton's offensive game, his powerful shot and his defensive improvements - they often neglect to mention the fact that he's got legitimate NHL size. Connauton is a big defender, and he did well to use his size to his advantage against the boards in Friday's game. His speed, and offensive instincts are what set him apart however, and Connauton regularly gained the zone with his feet on Friday evening, and took three scoring chances for the Wolves (all of them off of one-timers).

- On Friday, Swedish speedster Anton Rodin skated on a line with Nathan Longpre and Andrew Gordon at five-on-five, and played on the second unit power-play alongside Schroeder and Kassian. He was noticable in his limited minutes, though he didn't put in a dominant performance or anything. Rodin, however, looks to be an improved asset. We expect him to flash some skill and puck handle extraordinarily well in traffic, but Rodin continues to impress me with his craftiness along the wall and appeared to me to be stronger in puck-battles tonight than what he showed last season.


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:15 PM

? you put Friday on almost everyline, they played yesterday as in Saturday.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

Kassian looked terrible. Didn't hit anybody. Looked very slow. Couldn't make a pass. Badly outshone by Schroeder.

Not encouraging.


I didnt watch the game but maybe Kassian looked slow because he was on a line with speedsters Shroeder and Sweatt?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Overall, how was Kassian?
Boom or Bust?
Fire MG?

because 1 game is going to answer all those questions eh?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Are there any games on tv today?

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