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#81 qwksndmonster

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

Interesting. Would Soupy come back on a 1 year deal, and would you have him?

It's not like we're in a position to turn up our nose at any defensemen right now.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

It was Vanek, sorry

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

I'm taking Vanek too. I want him on Eichel's wing so bad.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

My guess was Gionta when they were being all mysterious :lol:

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

My guess was Gionta when they were being all mysterious :lol:

 

My guess was Vanek. No way they have Gionta on the show 2 days before FA when it doesn't sound like he's coming back this year, or rather, we've heard no indication that JBOTs wants to bring him back.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

Housley on WGR550

http://www.wgr550.co...osing-his-staff


Housley talks about player movement and causing confusion for the opposing team, one thing I hated about Bylsma's system was how freaking predictable it was. Easy to follow because it was very scripted. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:37 PM

I'm taking Vanek too. I want him on Eichel's wing so bad.

I want this too, partially because I love Vanek, mostly for the rage it would incite.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:41 PM

Yea let's get a guy who isn't fast to slow jack down... great plan, love it. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

Yea let's get a guy who isn't fast to slow jack down... great plan, love it.

It's a misconception that fast players MUST play with other fast players. Eichel needs somebody to find the gaps in the defense and finish. That's Vanek.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:50 PM

It's a misconception that fast players MUST play with other fast players. Eichel needs somebody to find the gaps in the defense and finish. That's Vanek.

Thank you



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:50 PM

It's a misconception that fast players MUST play with other fast players. Eichel needs somebody to find the gaps in the defense and finish. That's Vanek.

Can't find the gaps when Vanek is still in the neutral zone. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:52 PM

Can't find the gaps when Vanek is still in the neutral zone. 

He's not that slow. Stop. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

He's not that slow. Stop. 

I don't want him in my top 6. I don't think he fits that anymore. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

I want this too, partially because I love Vanek, mostly for the rage it would incite.

It certainly wouldn't me angry, just this:

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

Guy Lafluer played with Steve Shutt, Pat Lafontaine played with Dave Andreychuk, Jack Eichel played with Sam Reinhart.

You don't have to have fast feet to play with a fast centre, as long as you can read the play and have quick hands.

 

If Moulson and Ennis weren't here taking up space, I'd be all over with Vanek and Eichel with a speedier guy on the right side.

 

Vanek Eichel

O'Reilly Okposo

Kane Reinhart

Foligno Larsson

 

that's the basis for rolling four lines


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

I'd rather get Vrbata then Vanek. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:36 PM

Which space maker would be best for a Vanek-Eichel combo, probably Zemgus?

Phil would just have to make sure he utilizes them properly, ie, never in the d-zone


I'd rather get Vrbata then Vanek. 

I can't say I'm calling for Vanek to be signed but I definitely don't want Radim



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

Randall, why no Vrbata?

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

Actually, I was confusing Vrbata's production the last two years with Loui Eriksson - like, falling off a cliff. His numbers don't look bad though. Maybe I wouldn't mind.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

Actually, I was confusing Vrbata's production the last two years with Loui Eriksson - like, falling off a cliff. His numbers don't look bad though. Maybe I wouldn't mind.

Wow, didn't realize how terrible a year Eriksson had. I wanted him too 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

Can't find the gaps when Vanek is still in the neutral zone.


Not that I'd advocate bringing Vanek back, but you do realize that both Andreychuk & (after Dave was traded) May spent significant time on LaFontaine's & Mogilny's line. Slower guys can have a role w/ speedsters but they have to be complimentary. Tommy might be. (A younger Tommy definitely would.)

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

Actually, I was confusing Vrbata's production the last two years with Loui Eriksson - like, falling off a cliff. His numbers don't look bad though. Maybe I wouldn't mind.

20 goals 55 points is awesome. I'd be thrilled to land him on a 1-2 year deal.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:38 PM

Caught the show on TV today. Was Hamilton wearing a vintage Colorado jersey or a moo moo?