Pre-Game Talk: Calgary @ Anaheim - Nov 7, 2018

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  1. Rubi

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    Practice lines today. Neal is practicing with Chucky and Backs. Czarnik back in the lineup. Smith in goal tomorrow night? Dube out?

     
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    Volica Big Ttich Rittich

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    Really surprised Czarnik took an injury to draw back in. Hathaway and Jankowski have barely played for the past two games.
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    Based on what we've seen, Peters seems to have a policy that he doesn't change the lineup after a win.
     
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    Peters basically stops playing fourth line in the third period if they're losing.

    Czarnik and Ryan should switch places
     
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    Volica Big Ttich Rittich

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    That's it for sure.
    You don't mess with success.
     
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    I mean... I don't want to be a dick, but for decent reasons.
    Jankowski and Hathaway, aren't what I'd call a threat out there most nights. Especially the way that the top 9 play this game. The last 5 games, that top 9 has been flying for the most part.
     
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    Yeah I agree Calc, I'd run the third line as

    Frolik-Bennett-Czarnik personally.
     
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    Good lord I took a quick glance at the lineup and saw Prout-Stone without realizing it was the 4th pair and had a mini heart attack
     
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    We swapped out Gio and Brodie for some Truculence
     
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    I hope Peters takes Ryan off the 2nd PP unit. Among the many things wrong with that unit he's one of them. Useless out there.Frankly if we're struggling to find a decent 4th fwd for that unit I'd rather see 2 d-men out there. Anything is better than what they are doing now because it ain't working.
     
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    Yeah just dumb it down, work an overload. Pucks on net with screens
     
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    Hopefully Czarnik draws back onto PP2 as well.
     
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    Volica Big Ttich Rittich

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    Totally unsure why it's not just:

    PP1
    Tkachuk - Monahan - Gaudreau
    Giordano - Lindholm

    PP2
    Bennett - Backlund - Neal
    Brodie/Hanifin - Andersson

    Literally just work the puck to the right side the entire PP for Neal one-timers or boomers from Andersson (who's got a good accurate and heavy shot).

    The second unit hasn't been working. Essentially it's the second line (that dominates play as is) and a modified pairing. Don't have to reinvent the wheel here. The second unit should just be funneling pucks on net the entire time; they don't need the Gaudreau cross-ice-through-traffic-'how'd it get there' pass from the second unit.
     
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    I did the exact same thing :laugh:
     
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    I think Rittich has earned a draw back in; we are back to backs on the weekend so Smith will get his chance to earn a spot back then, but for now Ritter has earned it
     
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    I agree. I was a bit surprised to see Smith slotted in as tomorrow night's goalie (at least in practice today) but I guess management isn't quite ready to give up on Smith... yet.
     
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    Neither are Smith fantasy owners
     
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    I smell a Neal Hattie!!!
     
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    My league's had him dropped 2 times already.
    He was picked in like the 15th round as a 'steal' by one of our guys; within two weeks he was on waivers, where he was promptly picked back up. He's now on waivers again.
     
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    If Smith is around at the beginning of December he would be a good pick up.
     
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    I’m in a 16 team league so goalies are tough to come by. Can’t afford to drop him. I went bargain bin on goalies too, only drafted late
     
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    Volica Big Ttich Rittich

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    Yeah, we're at 12.
    There were a lot of guys who chirped me and one of the other guys in the league for squaring our goalies away within the first 4 rounds of the draft. The guys who have gone bargain bin, have been hurt for it. One guy only managed to salvage his goalie situation while Rinne was out (Saros was on waivers). Now that Rinne's back, he's back to split start goalie tandem. It'll hurt him the rest of the way.
     
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    Kinkaid has been good for me and I usually pick up like one of Brossoit or Domingue when Tampa/Winnipeg have a back to back but yeah makes me use up my adds on goalies and carrying 3 hurts offensive production
     
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    Volica Big Ttich Rittich

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    Yeah. I had Quick to start the year... of course that hasn't gone to plan.
    I picked up Kinkaid early during his super hot streak. Dropped him after his shutout, timed it perfectly because he stunk up the joint like 4 games after.

    Right now I'm running Lehner and Rinne. Rinne essentially wins all my categories for me; and Lehner gives me starts (when he's healthy).
     
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