Player Discussion: Cedric Paquette

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  1. zeykshade

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    I like Brown with a puck possession guy like Drouin. Mainly because he plays a straight line game and that does nothing but generate space for Drouin to weave. Paquette did well with Drouin for that reason as well. Drive the D back or forecheck them so that there is space between the D and F. Drouin with even 1 foot more space is magic. I also think this is why Brownov worked with Namesy and Kucherov. His speed and puck pursuit created space for Kucherov and Namesy to work with.
     
  2. Bodi Finds the Fire

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    Yeah the top line came out struggling but it did get better as the game went on, Cally was off last night, not sure why. Which has been a rarity since he has been consistent all season. He had 7 points in 10 games going into last night's game.

    When I think about it, I actually prefer to keep the top line as it is, and think Killorn going to the 3rd with Flip will create a much more solid 3rd line. Hate to say it but agree, and you do also, that Paquette should be dropped to the 4th line. But thinking what Coop will do would not mind Killorn going back to the top line with Stamkos and Cally.
     
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    It's not a demotion to send Paquette down a line. I think we often put too much emphasis on what line a player as if it's a reflection of their play. We just need Paquette to play C because he's better as center, regardless of the line. Flip-Paquette-X is also an option.
     
  4. EXTRAS

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    Paquette at C. There we have it. And it isn't that common a rookie C puts up a 50+ fo% like he is, so if he continues to improve his face offs he could be a really really solid C.
     
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    Update?
     
  6. Sila v Kucherove

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    With regards to?
     
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    Pquettes play. Has he done well in the playoffs? Does he look like he is progressing, and will grow in the future?
     
  8. Armada

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    When Paquette was playing for us (Armada) he was a winger, but he was taking face off and playing center *sometime*. Every player for they Armada need to be able to take face off, it's the philosophy of the team. So if Tampa want Paquette to play center it's gonna take time because he was mostly not a center when playing junior.

    p.s: Paquette was playing right wing mostly.
     
  9. zeykshade

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    He's playing banged up. He looks much more comfortable at Center than wing. Last game the battle was back and he actually was physical. Still would like to see more from him, but he may not be able to due to injury.
     
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    Ya pretty sure he's not 100%.
     
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    I mean, the other thing...

    Maybe he's just a fourth liner? There's nothing wrong with that, but he caught fire a couple of games this season and that's where his offense came from. We probably shouldn't expect much more than that.
     
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    Paquette was second line Center in the AHL affiliate in Syracuse...right behind Namestnikov. He played a lot of Center...his best position and he is best suited for fourth line Center duties.
     
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    Paquette should not be playing hockey next year. Some team will take him, but I pray for them.

    Have a feeling Yzerman will resign him though. :shakehead
     
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    He really needs to start throwing his body around more. He doesn't have the wheels to play with a speedy team like Pittsburgh. But then you do as Boyle has and grind to slow them down. Guys like Malkin and Kessel are allergic to physical contact.
     
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    He will just get injured if he does. He always seems to be injured
     
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    hes lost his fire so hes garbage

    he is not playing agitating on a nightly basis we get glimpses of it but is not sustained so truly time to move on

    him and condra are the biggest disappointments of this season

    saying that there is matt carle who showed a little life

    hopefully enough to earn a ticket out of town a golden ticket a TRADE
     
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    Thats not fair to him. Big difference between wanting to play that role and physically being capable of playing that role. The end result is still the same, though.
     
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    he has been inconsistent at aggravating the other team

    he is not fast enough ie: brown to not play that style

    even if means if on ice shift play stops he does some antics? I am ok with that

    piss off some players who dont like to play that way.

    He has done this in past not sure why is not doing it now.

    Know he will never be a big scorer hes great to me on pk will block a shot with his head seriously

    i just want him pissing people off again all the time

    ive seen him do it but is less and less and less
     
  19. FinnLightning26

    FinnLightning26 Angery TB fan

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    I hope he doesn't get re-signed but he will. He's been beyond awful and he's made of glass.
     
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    So how has Paquette looked so far? Same as last season (bad)?
     
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    Cooper said Paquette is week to week. In Cooper speak that means he's probably on his death bed.
     
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    3rd/4th line has not missed a beat without him. So not too concerned. But hate to see any player miss time especially with this kind of team start. Has to be frustrating for him.
     
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    Paquette will not get re-signed. When he wasn't injured he wasn't even getting PK time. Days are numbered for him. Next up is Peca...which I wouldn't mind playing with Kunitz and Callahan on his wings for a 4th line role. It wouldn't be a traditional grinder 4th line ... which I think in our case plays to our advantage.
     
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    Paquette's only a contributing factor when he's healthy, which means we've already gotten what we're gonna get from him for the year. He's never going to have a healthy season.
     

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