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Everybody Loves Raymond (except Jim)...Merged

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Much easier to snipe without a broken hand. No broken back also seems to help. :emot-parrot:

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Raymond has been much better this year, the rest helped and he's motivated for a new contract.

I hope he keeps filling the net and raises his trade value above bag of pucks.

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Booth has only one thing one Raymond, size. Thats it. Raymond is a much better defender, which really matters if you are not contributing on the offensive end. When Booth isnt scoring, he really brings nothing. He cant kill penalties, he cant (or doesnt pass) isnt that physical for someone his size, and has a penchant for injury.

And as I write this Raymond scores again. What more do you need to say, maybe good night haters

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Anyone else notice: Kesler out, Raymond's play improves?

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Much easier to snipe without a broken hand. No broken back also seems to help. :emot-parrot:

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I actually think his skating still blows, and his decision-making is still a little off. The difference right now is that he has finish, I remember him not being able to finish off plays so many times last year.

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When he's hot, HE'S HOT.

Glad to see his confidence back. Getting some ice time with Booth and Kesler out. Same with Kass.

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I'm noticing that Raymond seems a lot stronger on his legs, his stability has improved from what I saw last year. I like the sudden stops and starts and him being more explosive; not falling down all the time.

Also, he's keeping his head up and while he's a bit slow to make the right decision with the puck, I think he'll get back to being the player he was 2 years ago.

Of note, during his break-out season, Raymond had one of the best corsi ratings in the NHL. Last year, one of the worst.

Anyway, all this to say is that Raymond can be an very effective player, and I don't understand all the hate by some of the "fans" on this site.

-Jagori

P.S.

It bothers me the negativity by some on these boards. I remember the constant trashing Rypien got all the time on these boards. Oh, he is useless, etc. etc. Doesn't belong in the line-up, etc. etc. These players dedicate their lives to entertain us, and sacrifice alot. We all know they get paid well, but when you are under a microscope and give up a "regular" life for hockey, there has to be quite a toll mentally.

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in the first four games this year higgins has looked more like calgary higgins than vancouver higgins.

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I actually think his skating still blows, and his decision-making is still a little off. The difference right now is that he has finish, I remember him not being able to finish off plays so many times last year.

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ill show u another video that is actually the main difference i see between Booth and Raymond.. when Raymond does this on a regular basis I will consider booth expendable.

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Really happy to see Raymond playing so well to start the season. That hit from the Boston series really knocked him back but now we're starting to see him get back to where he was. After all that he's been through, he deserves it.

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I believe the biggest concern of Management this season is Booth vs. Raymond vs Higgins. We only need to keep 1 or two of them after this season as Jensen will probably suit up next season. Higgins will most likely sign at a discount for job security but the real competition will be booth vs Raymond for 2LW position.

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He has been very good so far, much better than most expected. Hopefully it continues, because we could definitely use some extra offense with Booth and Kesler out.

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I, for one, want to hear more about his corsi.

Nice game Raymond! Keep it going....

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Yep utterly useless, only scored 2 goals tonight.

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