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[Official] 2019 Training Camp Thread

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12 hours ago, Comeback_Kings said:

hey facepalm guy, answer me this, is Pearson a legit top six player, Eriksson is a better penalty killer than Pearson.  If I want to see a line of Baertschi   Gaudette   Miller, where would you play Sutter?  

he was on the kings  with carter and tofoli  so top 6 yes  ,  Eriksson  isn't top 6 or9 or 12 so if all he can do is kill penalties  he is pretty much not worth a spot at all , and your not gonna see gaudette  right off the start on the team   , sutter will be on the 3rd or fourth line where he belongs , till the team creates room by waiving schaller goldy and loui  and this is why you get 2 face palms now  :picard::picard: 

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28 minutes ago, AlwaysACanuckFan said:

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That's hot.

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Don’t get the rational for people saying AG could/should play wing. He’s spent 0 shifts this preseason at wing, not happening. 

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2 hours ago, smithers joe said:

i would wave goldobin, either schaller or eriksson and send gaudette to utica to start the season. adam should have a nhl career but later this season.

we all have our opinions, and as you can see they don’t all match. managements opinions may be different too. 

Well put.  Re: management: they are pretty interesting as a group.  Keeping up McCann and Virtanen that year was an eye-opener for a lot of us.  And moving Gagner down and out...  And picking up 2 top-9 wingers in one off season.  (Beat Edmonton to the mark on this one.) 

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Just now, HomeBrew said:

Apparently, Eriksson just needed some rebranding and then people are into him. haha

A little sexy rebranding never hurt anyone :ph34r:

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4 minutes ago, J-P said:

Don’t get the rational for people saying AG could/should play wing. He’s spent 0 shifts this preseason at wing, not happening. 

me either.  hes going to be a C long term for the team so that will be where he plays.  If he stays itll probably shift Sutter to the wing, which suits his game a little better anyways

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5 minutes ago, HomeBrew said:

Apparently, Eriksson just needed some rebranding and then people are into him. haha

Sex sells. And Loui has money to burn.

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1 hour ago, stawns said:

For me, if hes not ready to play C in the NHL, he should be in Utica developing into the top 6 cman they need him to be.  He's a cman, he should be developed as such.

 

He's a much more valuable chip as a developed top 6 cman than he is as a top 9 winger.  There's no need to force him into the lineup because he had a good pre-season, they are deep at centre and have the luxury of letting him cook.  That is the smartest move, imo 

As they did with Kesler in 04-05. He had been up the previous year but really hadn't done much. Sent back to Manitoba, he discovered his "beast mode" scoring 30 goals with 28 assists, plus 22 in the season and formed the chemistry with Burrows that followed them onto the big club for almost a decade.

And when you listen to Benning or to Green, they have consistently said that Gaudette is a centre, so I can't see them playing him as a bottom six winger.

Do they see his upside as a potential second line Center? If so send him to Utica and let him hone his skills on the first line working some chemistry with Lind or MacEwen or some other young prospect.

The development of our young wingers in Utica has suffered somewhat by the lack of skilled centers. Remedy this with Gaudette being there and it's a win-win for both him and the team.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, SILLY GOOSE said:

me either.  hes going to be a C long term for the team so that will be where he plays.  If he stays itll probably shift Sutter to the wing, which suits his game a little better anyways

Yes, Sutter was pretty good on the wing.  And never hurts to have extra guys out there who can take faceoffs.

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7 minutes ago, gameburn said:

Yes, Sutter was pretty good on the wing.  And never hurts to have extra guys out there who can take faceoffs.

Would probably open up the usage Gaudette would see as Sutter would could take D zone faceoffs when they are paired up.  

EP and Bo will be getting most of the O zone and neutral zone faceoffs.  That wouldn't leave a lot of shifts for him if his line isn't starting in the D zone fairly frequently.

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27 minutes ago, J-P said:

Don’t get the rational for people saying AG could/should play wing. He’s spent 0 shifts this preseason at wing, not happening. 

I think the rationale is that Gaudette has earned a spot on the team and they don't want to cut him just because there are 4 centres ahead of him who they aren't going to cut and maybe can't trade.  So, until one of them gets injured or does get traded (i.e., Sutter), there's nothing wrong with letting a young centre ease into the NHL by playing on the wing for awhile.  Of course, as others have suggested, Sutter might be moved to wing as well.  Depends on whether Green likes having the veteran at centre rather than the rookie.

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