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7 minutes ago, N4ZZY said:

Was he any good tonight?

 

Yeah he was pretty stable and dependable alongside Oscar Fantenberg.  Probably the best d pairing tonight.

 

He looks far more poised and comfortable on his off side.

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Just now, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Yeah he was pretty stable and dependable alongside Oscar Fantenberg.  Probably the best d pairing tonight.

ok. so it doesn't sound like it was our defense that let us down, but our forward group. 

 

with the character of them forwards - Bo, Brock, Petey, Miller, etc. They'll bounce back tomorrow and push the Blues to elimination. 

 

Let's go Canucks! 

 

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13 minutes ago, N4ZZY said:

ok. so it doesn't sound like it was our defense that let us down, but our forward group. 

 

with the character of them forwards - Bo, Brock, Petey, Miller, etc. They'll bounce back tomorrow and push the Blues to elimination. 

 

Let's go Canucks! 

 

Actually the top four defensemen were actually the issue tonight along with the forwards.  Lots of bad passes and unable to clear the puck led to the Blues spending a lot of time in our own zone.  

 

Stecher and Edler were the worst of the pairings.  But yes, quick reset, focused for a W tomorrow night.

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14 hours ago, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Actually the top four defensemen were actually the issue tonight along with the forwards.  Lots of bad passes and unable to clear the puck led to the Blues spending a lot of time in our own zone.  

 

Stecher and Edler were the worst of the pairings.  But yes, quick reset, focused for a W tomorrow night.

Edler and Tanev gotta be making better breakout passes to the forwards, but maybe it was one of those games where the team overall just wasn't very good. Though, thanks to Markström, the team almost won even when they were just about at their worst. 

 

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2M is a lot to pay someone on the bench most nights. I think with Fantenberg out-playing him, JB has a decision to make with Benn. He's only got a year left but could be traded for a late pick, especially if we can sneak Juolevi and/or Rafferty into our top-6 for the same price. His physicality is something we really lack though (although Fanta played brilliantly physically) and would be nice to have for the big matchups during the season.

 

Tricky one for JB, I wonder if he's going to try and get rid of one of Stecher/Benn, or both. That depth on defence is going to be what decides the next season with so many likely back-to-backs though. Whatever he does, he loses some quality. 

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On 8/17/2020 at 12:05 AM, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

Yeah he was pretty stable and dependable alongside Oscar Fantenberg.  Probably the best d pairing tonight.

 

He looks far more poised and comfortable on his off side.

I came here to ask this. I haven’t looked at stats or anything, more the eye test, but did anyone else think Benn looked much better once he was put in the right side? I thought he played pretty solid once he was moved to his off side...

wondering if he could pull off the 3rd pairing right side along side Juolevi the way Schenn first did for Hughes?

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6 hours ago, NorthWestNuck said:

I came here to ask this. I haven’t looked at stats or anything, more the eye test, but did anyone else think Benn looked much better once he was put in the right side? I thought he played pretty solid once he was moved to his off side...

wondering if he could pull off the 3rd pairing right side along side Juolevi the way Schenn first did for Hughes?

I'd prefer to see if we can move him and replace him with a cheaper contract for Fanta but moving him may be difficult and what you propose is certainly possible.

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