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    2018-19 Reports From the Rink — Practice Updates Thread

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    I thought Claesson was effective last night. I wouldn’t hate it if he stuck until he proved otherwise.

    This “new” idea that you have to earn ice time is so god damn refreshing.
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    He’s just rotating his d-men

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    To me, these lines are blah.
    Kreider-Zibanejad-Fast
    Buchnevich-Howden-Zuccarello
    Vesey-Hayes-Spooner
    Namestnikov-Chytil-Lettieri

    I thought Kreider was awful last night... and he gets moved up?
    That Hayes line looks...
    personally dont like Buch and Zucc on the same line, as they play a very similar possession style.
    But I liked Namestnikov and Chytil together, last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    To me, these lines are blah.
    Kreider-Zibanejad-Fast
    Buchnevich-Howden-Zuccarello
    Vesey-Hayes-Spooner
    Namestnikov-Chytil-Lettieri

    I thought Kreider was awful last night... and he gets moved up?
    That Hayes line looks...
    personally dont like Buch and Zucc on the same line, as they play a very similar possession style.
    But I liked Namestnikov and Chytil together, last night.
    They came so close to converting twice in the first, IIRC.
    And agree on Zuc and Buch. Def split em up. I'd simply switch Buch and Fast on the top two lines, or MAYBE even let Vesey take Buch's spot, since he's been playing well...well has had some good shifts and periods.
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    I think McQuaid could use a game off.

    I'm digging the idea of Spooner with Hayes. Spooner kind finds open ice. Hayes carries the puck so damn much, maybe he just needs someone to fling pucks to. Hopefully Vesey gets back to being noticable...

    Namestnikov with Chytil looked ok. Namestnikov missed a few golden opportunities. At least he got some chances. That's an improvement.

    Kinda think Kreider needs a message sent. Maybe put HIM on the 4th line with Chytil?

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    There’s a fine line between just not being that good and needing a message sent.

    Unfortunately we’re finding out pretty quickly that the “vet” players we have just aren’t that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    There’s a fine line between just not being that good and needing a message sent.

    Unfortunately we’re finding out pretty quickly that the “vet” players we have just aren’t that good.
    We already knew that. If they were any good there would be no need for a rebuild.

    I’m just hoping when all is said and done we end up with a top 3 pick in this years draft.


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    It's really funny to me that people think he's some guy waiting to bust out and not just another Spooner or Namestnikov.

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    Good. Glad he's holding players accountable. Need to show up every shift, earn that playing time.
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    Chytil - Hayes - Zucc
    K-Z-Fast
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    McLeod - Spooner - Lettieri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    It's really funny to me that people think he's some guy waiting to bust out and not just another Spooner or Namestnikov.
    I agree, he is what he is at this ooint
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    It's really funny to me that people think he's some guy waiting to bust out and not just another Spooner or Namestnikov.
    Buch? Well, his underlying numbers are superior to both. Especially Spooner. Namestnikov may not be a terrible comparison, though.
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    What I mean is, he's a 40 something point winger in a league full of 40 something point wingers.

    Buch Twitter acts like he's a Kuznetsov in hiding.

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    Because the underlying numbers suggest he could be a bit more under the right conditions. I tend to agree, but can be isn't often equal to is.

    The issue here, though, is that he's being scratched for McLeod. It fucks with the optics. On paper, Buch sitting is fine. He hasn't played that well. But sitting him for an awful player who is objectively below replacement level, just sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    What I mean is, he's a 40 something point winger in a league full of 40 something point wingers.

    Buch Twitter acts like he's a Kuznetsov in hiding.
    I like him. I think he still projects as a 60-pt, top 6 winger.
    But he's a complimentary player. I don't think he's going to drive the line. Unfortunately, we don't have any players to compliment.
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    This is bound to happen. sadly we just don't have any true impact players. This team will have to grind for everything to have success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    I like him. I think he still projects as a 60-pt, top 6 winger.
    But he's a complimentary player. I don't think he's going to drive the line. Unfortunately, we don't have any players to compliment.
    I think he'll hit that in his absolute prime for a year or two and then quickly regress.

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