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7 minutes ago, BlakeQuinnAndEggs said:

OEL likes the back end.

 

I know these are cookie cutter answers but it sounds like the team has a lot more confidence in the defense than the fans and media. From the top down, management, coaching and the players have all touted the defense as being good enough.

If Hughes works on the RH side, then yes, our defensive group is transformed.

 

OEL-Hughes

Dermott-Myers

Rathbone-Schenn

 

If Rathbone isn't ready, it'd be a lot easier to find a top 4 LHD than a top 4 RHD.  That would make a Dermott-Schenn 3rd pair, which should be pretty effective in just keeping the puck out.

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It sounds like the plan indeed is for Quinn to play the right side with OEL.

 

That's a pretty good top pairing on paper at least.

 

That leaves a hole at LD on the 2nd pairing. Rathbone is a bottom pairing D at best right now.

 

I think there is a strong chance Danny DeKeyser makes this team on his PTO and Rathbone cracks the bottom pairing.

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2 minutes ago, BlakeQuinnAndEggs said:

It sounds like the plan indeed is for Quinn to play the right side with OEL.

 

That's a pretty good top pairing on paper at least.

 

That leaves a hole at LD on the 2nd pairing. Rathbone is a bottom pairing D at best right now.

 

I think there is a strong chance Danny DeKeyser makes this team on his PTO and Rathbone cracks the bottom pairing.

I was under the impression it would be only sometimes when we need to activate the D more... There's still Myers, Poolman, Schenn Burroughs Rathbone, Dermott. 

 

I think we can find a 4 man combo that works

 

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1 minute ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

I like this. Give the players continuity, ability to form chemistry early on, and hit the ground running.

 

One thing I really hated about Green's tenure, was he mixed up lines so much that he never gave them enough time to gel together and form chemistry.

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Just now, CRAZY_4_NAZZY said:

I like this. Give the players continuity, ability to form chemistry early on, and hit the ground running.

 

One thing I really hated about Green's tenure, was he mixed up lines so much that he never gave them enough time to gel together and form chemistry.

Sounds like Garland and Kuzmenko will play on left side? Which side does Mikheyev play

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30 minutes ago, HKSR said:

Yup, forecheck is identical.  It's AFTER the puck is lost in the offensive zone that the defensive structure completely changes between BB and TG. 

To be honest forecheck isn't even identical. BB came in and had the 2nd guy in sync with the first because previously, the timing of F1 and F2 were off so even if TG was trying to deploy 2 fore checkers, the 2nd forward didn't play with the same aggressiveness and desparation to engage giving the opposing team way too much time to get out. Hardly any turnovers were forced. 

When BB arrived, we then played similar to Montreal in the bubble season. 2 forecheckers in and hard and quickly with full commit. That was the key difference in forcing turnovers

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It felt like a depression when Green was the coach. He came off as arrogant, and annoyed by media's questions. He didn't seem to really have a plan, except to exhaust/embarrass players in his bag skate. 

 

These days, there is so much positivity and confidence with the team and a belief in what they can accomplish this year. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Outsiders said:

Sounds like Garland and Kuzmenko will play on left side? Which side does Mikheyev play

Mostly left I believe, but he can play right wing as well.

 

I wonder if they plan to use Pearson-Horvat- Mikheyev together to make a shutdown line that can grind it out and also score in hard matchups.

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