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  1. I am unfortunately with you on this one. For too many years I have watched the team flourish in the regular season and then we know what happens in the playoffs. I really thought we had the character players on this team to succeed in the post season but I see nothing of the sort anymore. I find they are not even entertaining anymore. I guess I was spoiled watching Bure night in and night out for too many years as well as watching Linden excel in the playoffs. I don't think the GM or the coaches have helped much either so we are where we are, unfortunately.
  2. I thought Superstars took care of themselves like this............ MUST SEE Marchand punches Daniel 06/13/2011 - YouTube
  3. Worrying about Jake is the least of our problems at this point. Its funny people on here are crying to get rid of these "Free Agency" type players yet they are an answer to our problems? Way too much concern here on a 2 million dollar player who's contract expires next year. I think people like to complain just for the sake of complaining me thinks.
  4. Oh OK, I guess all of our push back is going to come from 1 player who has never played in the NHL yet. Cool plan. The others are going to come from where, Free Agent frenzy then?
  5. No matter whether he remains here or not we need to ensure this type of player still needs to be in our line up. A young, tough, gritty player with size,who could contribute offensively on occasion, is needed on a team with mostly smaller non-aggressive players such as Petey, Boeser, Bo, Hughes, Gaudette and OJ etc. We are nearing our end of the veteran presence players such as Sutter, Beagle, Roussel and Edler. Without players such as Jake, we are going to continue to be "1 and out" playoff contenders who do not have enough grit to compete with some of the better playoff tea
  6. I think a lot of this is based on unrealistic expectations of Jake, probably because of where he was drafted. From watching how he has been deployed, it looks like he has been used as a swiss army knife and deployed on every line on this club and played with pretty much every player on this team. No chance for chemistry or to get used of any one players tendancies. By now, you would think that the coach would know what his capabilities are and pair him on a line in which he can be successful, and leave him there. From what I have noticed, his assets are his speed, ability to g
  7. NO matter how you describe him, he is a much needed commodity ,moving forward, which is not easily replaced. Even if it is a slight risk of losing him it is a "RISK" , non the less.
  8. LOL! A 6' 8" , 229 lb , Mobile, NHL proven Dmen with Offensive prowess do not grow on trees. Protecting him in the draft is a no brainer. You NEED a player like this if you want to be successful in the Playoffs.
  9. I agree, 8 seasons with ROOKIE Coaching has been long enough, time to go back to the big leaguers. Go back to Developing the prospects in the minors and get a coach who can build a Championship Team in the NHL. The building blocks are there, they just need to be honed in to perfection now. Might be time for JB too, he has brought us great prospects but he is just not very good at the other responsibilities of a GM.
  10. Does anyone know what is the main strategy behind Green's mixing of lines mid game? Which pretty much occurs EVERY GAME lately. There just doesn't seem to be any "Chemistry" between players anymore. I can see maybe at the END of the Game when you need more Offense or you need extra Defense but it seems like a startegy he employs very early on in a game. I also notice he never plays the "Hot Hand" when a player is having a great game when he can maybe "Double Shift" them when possible. I think it goes along with his deployment of "time outs" where it just makes you scratc
  11. Motte-Miller-Boeser Pearson-Bo-Jake Hogs-Petey-Gauds These lines could be quite effective, which one would get all of the attention from the opposition? Somebody is going to get great line match ups, especially from a team like Edmonton.
  12. I believe every top line needs a "Burrows" type player to be successful on a consistent basis. Someone to "distract" the opposition so they can do their magic. Someone who can go to the dirty areas and outmuscle the opponent. The PP is a different beast because you basically have posession of the puck most of the time ad that "gritty" player is not needed. Boeser is a "Shooter" and he needs to be fed the puck. On "The lotto line" he is "1 of 3" and NOT the main "go to" guy. He needs to be. Look at the PP right now you can see he is already getting better chances without Petey there
  13. Games like this is a perfect example where you need Dmen like these guys. Loved Stech but Dmen need to have some size to be effective against the likes of McDavid.
  14. I agree, I am all about balanced lines and a balanced attack. Stick to Stacking the lines on the PP and spread them out 5 on 5.
  15. This is Key, too bad it took Petey getting injured before we started utilizing this strategy in our game. It doesn't have to be pretty to be successful. I even seen a little grit in our game, which is good to see also.
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