GDT: Calgary Flames @ Vegas Golden Nuts - 8:30 MT (Boo) - SN1, SNW

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  1. Deebious

    Deebious Registered User Sponsor

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    I don't believe for a second that Stajan said that.

    But if he did, well, give us something to cheer for, you sacks of ****.
     
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    This is what I am hoping is the case. If not then it perhaps would indicate Gulutzan just doesn't have a lot of trust in Gillies.
     
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    Not a chance Stajan gets a 3rd, I love the guy as a person (moronic comments last night aside) but as a hockey player he is done. If you sent a 3rd with him maybe a team would be willing to have him sit in the PB for the rest of the year they could have a free 3rd round pick.

    Plus no way Treliving/GG gives up a vet like that.
     
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    Connor McDaigle Eetu, Brute?

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    Gaudreau-Monahan-Bennett
    Tkachuk-Jankowski-Ferland
    AHLer-Backlund-Frolik
    Lazar-Stajan-Hathaway

    Time to change it up a little

    Gio-Brodie
    Kulak-Hamilton
    Kylington-Hamonic
     
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    I was optimistic we could flip Stajan for a 3rd/4th at the start of the season. Given the season he has had though, can't see a team being interested.
     
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    I like the Forward grouping as a change in pace - for D, I'd like to see Hamonic with Dougie, Brodie and Gio back together (or at least Brodie on his good side) and keep Kulak with Stone. Kylington needs to stay in the A and develop more.
     
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    That second pairing will get killed defensively and we would have to shelter the 3rd pair a lot because as good as Hamonic is I don't think he can make up for the countless errors we will get from Kylington playing against NHLers. That means we are likely looking at close to 30 mins for Gio-Brodie and that is taking into account that Brodie has been a complete trainwreck in his own zone this year.

    I think if we are changing anything we should pair Hamonic and Gio and bury them with defensive zone starts/tough match-ups and then give Hamilton and Brodie the buttery soft minutes.

    But really I am not sure if we have many good options to switch up the defense based on lhs/rhs and the style of player we have. Which really is a little concerning when you think of how much money we have spent there.
     
  8. Mobiandi

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    I think it's time to move our wingers around.

    Tkachuk-Bennett-Gaudreau
    Backlund-Monahan-Frolik
    Ferland-Jankowski-Lazar
    Brouwer-Stajan-AHLer

    The Bennett-Jankowski connection has stopped working and Bennett has shown good chemstry with Gaudreau in the past. Tkachuk is on a tear. Move both of them up.

    It's time for Monahan to be more involved in the play. The puck-carrying safety net in Gaudreau will never let him fully grow as a player. He can produce without Gaudreau so it's time to stop putting our eggs in one basket and spread the wealth.

    Ferland needs to be reminded why he got called up to the first line in the first place. Put him on a line with Lazar who goes 100% every shift and try to wake up Jankowski too.

    Just hope this fourth line doesn't hurt you.
     
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    Apparently he said it post game on the fan. I never heard the context though but it was said.
     
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    Yep, moving a career 30 point player who has struggled to stay above water at centre to our first line spot is a fantastic idea! All so we can bump our best two way centre to wing (or alternately put monahan on the wing?)

    The other thing, I think we get ourselves caught up too much in the LD RD thing. Before last season and Glen's absolute insistence on it, we had never really given it much thought. Gulutzan has proven himself time and time again to be an absolutely flawed coach, so it's pretty likely that his opinion on the D handedness is just wrong too.
     
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    I think it really shows how bad we are missing another top 6 forward because it likely makes some sense to try and spread out scoring by splitting up Gaudreau and Monahan but there is no new line combinations that make sense.

    You are either left with them playing with two offensive duds (Ferland, Bennett, Jankowski) or playing with Backlund on what is the shutdown line.

    Ideally we need another top 6 (center or RW) to pair with Gaudreau so you could have Monahan-Tkachuk and Gaudreau-player x and slot Ferland and Bennett in accordingly so they are the 3rd wheels and able ride the coat tails of the other two rather than be expected to create.
     
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    Turris or Duchene! Too late for that boat. I agree though, another centre would be ideal. If we could get tavares I say leave gaudreau-monahan together as the second line and let Johnny T feed off of Tkachuk's wild energy on the top line.
     
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