Post-Game Talk: Laine Gets 40 Not Enough - Flyers 2 Jets 1

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  1. Ducky10

    Ducky10 President Patrik Laine Fan Club Sponsor

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    Little is going to eventually cost us one of our talented youngsters but we're going to resign Stastny next year?

    Ok then.
     
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    Wow Sip! You must be slipping...that's the nicest thing you've ever said about Copp! ;)
     
  3. sipowicz

    sipowicz The Original

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    I've learned to appreciate Copp for what he is, solid guy, physical, good teammate, good PK'er, seldom injured, just very limited offensively.
     
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    raideralex99 Go Jets Go

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    He has not been here long enough but once teams start keying on him or he goes into a slump I'm sure some people will start complaining ... not me:D. The good thing about being an elite team ... teams can put the best line up against the Stastny line but the Jets have 2 other lines very capable of scoring that's why during the playoffs there is always a surprise goal scorer on winning teams.
     
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    So Little has one less point than Wheeler and Perreault in the last 10 games?
    Trade Wheeler!
    Trade Perreault!
     
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    points aren't everything. some of us watch the players play.
    Little's looked bad. don't deny that. lost some puck battles. hasn't made the right pass. failed to score on his few opportunities.
     
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    raideralex99 Go Jets Go

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    How do you know what PoMo wants Little to do?
    Maybe he is told not to take any chances always play defense first. We don't know ... we are not in that dressing room. As long as his line is giving up a ton of goals and losing games I have no problem with Little.
    Little does not have to score lots of goals to be effective infact there are only 3 teams with more goals than the Jets so goal scoring is not a problem for the Jets.
     
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    Little has gotten steadily better this season IMHO. Still not in the groove, but the effort is there. I see him winning a good share of battles right now.
     
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    Oh and yea, Joe Morrow 5 GF 1 GA in the games he's played for us. Maybe not as bad as people think?
     
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    Aavco Cup "I can make you cry in this room"

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    Beware the small sample size of GF%.

    That's why shot metrics are usually more predictive of future results
     
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    Good point -
    Actually, other than the Stas line, they should all be traded - or - we can await for our injured guys to return before throwing out the baby and the bath water.
    Our lines are a bit of a mess right now and Little will be fine with Matty once the dust settles - I look forward to seeing this discussion go away.
     
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    I don't think Little has looked bad lately. Scoring is hard in the NHL, he needs a bit of puck luck. I'd be more concerned if he wasn't getting any chances but he is and that will eventually pay off. Lost some puck battles? Who hasn't? He's also won a lot.

    I think his overall poor play is pretty exaggerated.
     
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    I would hope for a little more.
    Although I have the same expectations for Matthews on the Leafs.
     
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    nobody important the pessimist returns

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    Aren't you the guy that thinks speeding tickets are a normal user fee? ;)
     
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    Wheeler was much better than Little in the last game. Must take a strong need to cheer for Little even how bad he plays to not see it. Sure not the best game from Wheeler, but the effort was definitely there like it usually is for him. And there was more good plays than just one. Honestly much more good plays than Little had.
     
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    I think you're wrong, Little had a stronger game than Wheeler imo. Not saying much since the whole team was off.


    Little being a bit off his career norms in points does not mean he is a bad player. Insisting that he is doesn't equate to facts.
     
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    Maybe Niku could replace him? They seem like quite similar type of players.
     
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    He is quite promising. But at the moment he shouldn’t really play in a scoring line, but rather in a 3rd or 4th line. I like his effort and skating, but he is not yet ready to take an offensive role. I think that in the future he will be a nice 2nd or 3rd line center though. At least I very much hope so, and I even feel quite confident about it happening.
     
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    Definitely not me at least. And I’m pretty sure that almost all the Finns who post actively here share this approach with me. A bit nasty to keep thinking this about us Finns. It’s still a team game, so being a fan of a player should really make you automatically a fan of the team and want the team to win as much as possible. I was definitely very disappointed in the Philly game, even though Pate scored and even reached 40 goals already. Didn’t change the bitterness of the loss by any means for me at least.
     
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    Except when it comes to defending...
     
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    Oh Sip Sip Sip. Stastny hasn’t been hardly any different then anyone else. The difference in Laine is moving his feet,creating chances on his own, and burying those grade A chances. Has very little to do with his center.
     
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    Except one is far better...
     
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    I don’t think Little’s overall play has really been that bad, as I definitely admit that he has been defensively one of the best forwards that the Jets have. The problem is though that offensively he is pretty darn bad, and especially he seems to be dragging down the production for anyone who plays with him this season. Until this changes I see him as a pretty fine 3rd or 4th line center and a complete waste in the top 2 scoring lines. Unfortunately this is how it very clearly is for me at the moment.

    I don’t mind if the situation changes and he starts being a productive top 2 center, but until that really happens, he should rather be in the 3rd or 4th line.
     
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    Better in what? Being constantly injured?
     
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    Most probably not at least much worse defensively. And on the other hand MUCH better offensively.
     
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