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#1 ShadowLiger

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

Heard the audio and instigators talking about it but Housley suggested Reinhart could see time at center.

 

"There is a lot of great talent  especially up front with Jack and Ryan and maybe even Sam might play some center. That's starting right down the middle. That's a pretty good 1, 2, 3 punch. We're going to move guys around, guys that played wing play center and guys who played center play wing and this is going to be part of the evaluation process."  - Phil Housley


Edited by ShadowLiger, 12 September 2017 - 11:46 AM.


#2 Drunkard

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:46 AM

Sweet! Wait, he wasn't laughing when he said it, was he?



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:49 AM

LIger can you please insert a happy dance gif here for me?

#4 ShadowLiger

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:53 AM

I'm trying to find the audio but I just heard a short clip and Biron and Rivet are talking about it...
I need the context!

#5 nfreeman

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:33 AM

Did they say specifically that Housely said it?  Or were the meatheads themselves just speculating as to what might happen?



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

Did they say specifically that Housely said it?  Or were the meatheads themselves just speculating as to what might happen?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

Funny how everyone has been railing Reinhart when he hasn't even played his natural position.

Give the guy a shot at center and then label him whatever if he doesn't play well.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:11 AM

Funny how everyone has been railing Reinhart when he hasn't even played his natural position.

Give the guy a shot at center and then label him whatever if he doesn't play well.

 

Who has been doing that?



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

LIger can you please insert a happy dance gif here for me?

in honor of Wonder Woman

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

"There is a lot of great talent  especially up front with Jack and Ryan and maybe even Sam might play some center. That's starting right down the middle. That's a pretty good 1, 2, 3 punch. We're going to move guys around, guys that played wing play center and guys who played center play wing and this is going to be part of the evaluation process."  - Phil Housley


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:35 AM

"There is a lot of great talent  especially up front with Jack and Ryan and maybe even Sam might play some center. That's starting right down the middle. That's a pretty good 1, 2, 3 punch. We're going to move guys around, guys that played wing play center and guys who played center play wing"  - Phil Housley

 

Best thing I've heard today. (Hasn't been a great day, but still)



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

Who has been doing that?

 

Oh, you know.  Everyone.


"There is a lot of great talent  especially up front with Jack and Ryan and maybe even Sam might play some center. That's starting right down the middle. That's a pretty good 1, 2, 3 punch. We're going to move guys around, guys that played wing play center and guys who played center play wing and this is going to be part of the evaluation process."  - Phil Housley

Best thing I've heard today. (Hasn't been a great day, but still)

 

I'd be shocked if Hously *didn't* go through an evaluation process, even if the Sabres were a championship team.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:24 PM

It sounds like he hasn't decided one way or another, but he's open to seeing whether Reino's best use is at center.

 

I like it. 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:17 PM

Makes me happy

 

Kane - Reinhart - ?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:04 PM

Kane - Reinhart - Pommers

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

He said "try" I think we're jumping ahead of ourselves a bit here

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:19 PM

Really got the idea that Howie sees the depth of "natural" centres (Jack, Ryan, Sam, Larry, Zemgus, and Josefsson) and is considering giving them all looks both in the middle and on the wing to see what he has.


Edited by dudacek, 12 September 2017 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:56 PM

Should be an exciting training camp

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:10 PM

He said "try" I think we're jumping ahead of ourselves a bit here

 

That is how we roll



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:57 PM

That is how we roll

There was too much optimism, I had to beat it down a bit ;)

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:06 AM

LIger can you please insert a happy dance gif here for me?


Yup.

This is great news. It's not that I demand that Reinhart plays centre, it's that I just want them to give him a real shot there. If he takes off at that position, awesome. If he doesn't and they decide he's best utilized at RW, then we have that worked out, and Sam will have more certainty to work with.

And they can always re-evaluate at a later time or if a spot opens up.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:57 AM

Yup.

This is great news. It's not that I demand that Reinhart plays centre, it's that I just want them to give him a real shot there. If he takes off at that position, awesome. If he doesn't and they decide he's best utilized at RW, then we have that worked out, and Sam will have more certainty to work with.

And they can always re-evaluate at a later time or if a spot opens up.

 

This. I think Sam's skillset is best suited for center as he was drafted to be an elite puck distributor and setup man.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:01 PM

If you don't trade Reinhart then imo 3rd line center is the logical place for him to play. I suspect however, he does not consider himself a 3rd liner and that will lead to contract issues down the road.

 

I think all Housley is really saying is it's all new and he will try everyone everywhere and the best fits/players will play wherever they fit best. He'll probably try Eichel as a winger too but most of the experiments will be just that, experiments. He will have roles and he will see who can fill those roles best. 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

If you don't trade Reinhart then imo 3rd line center is the logical place for him to play. I suspect however, he does not consider himself a 3rd liner and that will lead to contract issues down the road.

 

I think all Housley is really saying is it's all new and he will try everyone everywhere and the best fits/players will play wherever they fit best. He'll probably try Eichel as a winger too but most of the experiments will be just that, experiments. He will have roles and he will see who can fill those roles best. 

 

If Reinhart really blossoms as a center (I'm skeptical), then we may see ROR moved to Eichel's wing, which I would be OK with.    ROR can still play the pivot on the PK and take dzone draws... not a big deal.     Him and Eichel with Okposo would be a good line I think.   



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:56 AM

Really got the idea that Howie sees the depth of "natural" centres (Jack, Ryan, Sam, Larry, Zemgus, and Josefsson) and is considering giving them all looks both in the middle and on the wing to see what he has.

 

Maybe I'm way out of touch when it comes to board nicknames lately, but Larry?



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:57 AM

Maybe I'm way out of touch when it comes to board nicknames lately, but Larry?

Larry is Larsson

I don't remember why

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

Larry is Larsson

I don't remember why

 

 

Ahhh, kind of obvious now.  Long term injury makes it easy to forget about a guy.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:48 PM

If Larsson is Larry, who are Curly and Moe?

 

Moulson's Shemp right?



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

If Larsson is Larry, who are Curly and Moe?

 

Moulson's Shemp right?

 

You win SabreSpace tonight, Pokey.  :D