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#1 BuffaloBorn

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

Matt Ellis recalled from the Rochester Amerks.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:19 AM

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:22 AM

I thought there were 4 guys for sure ahead of Matt Ellis on the call up list. but yeah. there ya go. Don't shoot the messenger. I didn't call him up

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:56 PM

View PostBuffaloBorn, on 14 December 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

I thought there were 4 guys for sure ahead of Matt Ellis on the call up list. but yeah. there ya go. Don't shoot the messenger. I didn't call him up

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Armia, Larsson, Varone, or Porter would have been my choices

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

I've seen enough of Porter (as with Ellis), and Hammy has me convinced that Armia isn't ready yet, but Larsson or Varone would have been great choices.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:27 PM

Such a stupid move.  Really, what was the point?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostEleven, on 14 December 2013 - 07:27 PM, said:

Such a stupid move.  Really, what was the point?
and who is making the moves.....Nolan, LaFontaine or both?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:56 PM

View PostEleven, on 14 December 2013 - 07:27 PM, said:

Such a stupid move.  Really, what was the point?
Tank Nation.  It's the only one that makes sense.  Lets ensure the player we bring up will have no positive impact what so ever.  Last year, they brought up Porter and Flynn and got better.  :doh:

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:07 AM

View Postnucci, on 14 December 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:

and who is making the moves.....Nolan, LaFontaine or both?

Paul Hamilton said it was Ted Nolan. He was at the Amerks outdoor game the night before and was impressed with Ellis.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:29 AM

View PostFoligno82, on 15 December 2013 - 07:07 AM, said:

Paul Hamilton said it was Ted Nolan. He was at the Amerks outdoor game the night before and was impressed with Ellis.

We should all be afraid if this is remotely true,

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

View PostFoligno82, on 15 December 2013 - 07:07 AM, said:

Paul Hamilton said it was Ted Nolan. He was at the Amerks outdoor game the night before and was impressed with Ellis.

Oh, no.  No.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

View PostEleven, on 15 December 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:

Oh, no.  No.
Nolan's decision making process is questionable.  Being "impressed" with Ellis, playing Foligno on the 4th line, waiving Tropp in favor of D'Agostini, playing Flynn at all, sitting McNabb with regularity.  Not impressive.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:30 AM

Well, I think Nolan and PLF both believe in playing veterans who play responsibly and passionately over more-talented kids who haven't really learned the NHL game yet.  Given the night-and-day difference in the team's play under Nolan, I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt on these decisions.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

View Postinkman, on 15 December 2013 - 11:10 AM, said:

Nolan's decision making process is questionable.  Being "impressed" with Ellis, playing Foligno on the 4th line, waiving Tropp in favor of D'Agostini, playing Flynn at all, sitting McNabb with regularity.  Not impressive.
If our goal is to win the SC, isn't Foligno on the 4th line just about right?

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

View PostSwampD, on 15 December 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

If our goal is to win the SC, isn't Foligno on the 4th line just about right?
While I know why you say that, on this team he's top 6 potential, on a contender I see him as a 3rd line guy who can play top 6 and the PP in front of the net.  He's too good to play the same minutes as John Scott.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

I'm torn on the Foligno front because what ink says is true.
At the same time, I appreciate the idea of some tough love and Marcus seems like a kid that might benefit.
He certainly hasn't played the way he can and was a liability yesterday.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:11 PM

View Postinkman, on 15 December 2013 - 11:10 AM, said:

Nolan's decision making process is questionable.  Being "impressed" with Ellis, playing Foligno on the 4th line, waiving Tropp in favor of D'Agostini, playing Flynn at all, sitting McNabb with regularity.  Not impressive.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:27 PM

Lets be clear. All three coaches last year and this have had zero talent to work with. If Nolan is juggling guys like Flynn, Ellis, Tropp, D Agostini , Scott and losers like Stafford and Leino in and out of the lineup he clearly doesn't have much to play with. I'm sure I missed some. This team sukcs.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

View Postnfreeman, on 15 December 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

Well, I think Nolan and PLF both believe in playing veterans who play responsibly and passionately over more-talented kids who haven't really learned the NHL game yet.  Given the night-and-day difference in the team's play under Nolan, I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt on these decisions.

I'm hoping it is nothing more than evaluating everyone under contract prior to Judgement Day.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:00 PM

View Postweave, on 15 December 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:



I'm hoping it is nothing more than evaluating everyone under contract prior to Judgement Day.

I'd have to say that this is exactly what is going on.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

View Postinkman, on 15 December 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

While I know why you say that, on this team he's top 6 potential, on a contender I see him as a 3rd line guy who can play top 6 and the PP in front of the net.  He's too good to play the same minutes as John Scott.
While I agree with you 100% (and of course it's been obvious all season), this post really hit home as to how far we are from being a championship-caliber team.