Ontario Reign 20-21 part II Growing Pains

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  1. All The Kings Men Registered User

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    I think there a number of things to keep in mind...

    Byfield and Kaliyev are 18 and 19 years old and ordinarily wouldn't even be allowed to play in this league.
    That's 2/3 of your top line. Other teams top scorers are 24-28 years old with years of AHL and NHL experience.

    The Kings have made a deliberate effort to focus on "development" and in this season there is no benefit to icing a team or coaching that team to do whatever it takes to win. I have every confidence that Wroblewski and the players WANT to win every game but if the goal of the Ontario Reign was to win every game no matter the cost I believe you would see a very different roster construction and deployment than we've seen. See previous paragraph.

    The D corps was disrupted with the untimely departures of Walker and Roy for the Kings as well as the injury to Hults. We've been watching a Reign team without Clague, Strand, Bjornfot, Alt and Hults for most of their games.

    I'm not trying to make any excuses for this team... watching them lose when we've all been looking forward to the young guns popping off is excruciating and annoying. I just think a little patience is warranted.
     
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    Please do not take this as an insult in any way but it’s a question. Have you ever been to Toyota Sports Center? There’s only maybe 12 rows of bleachers on one side. And sadly to move the camera back even further would put it behind glass that’s outside the rink. Only option for a wider view is this little “GM” box right inside the glass but then you’d have a very weird angle of the ice.

    But I completely agree, the camera is close and then when it zooms in you miss what’s going on outside of the puck carrier.
     
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    Reign play at 5:00 tonight, just a heads up.
     
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    Daryl Evans doing some color tonight.
     
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    He's been a pleasure to listen to thus far. I think I like this more than our NHL crew to be honest.

    Also, great goal by Fagemo.
     
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    Much rather listen to Close than Faust.
     
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    One thing that is so blatantly obvious with these defensemen compared to the ones that are sitting in LA and even Clague, is their inability to make passes across the blue line to their partners. Tobi does that at a very high level even in the NHL. It makes a huge difference in being able to cycle the puck and keep possession or getting an open shot from the blue line.
     
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    How many NHL level prospects does Henderson have 3-4?
     
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    Do Reign know that Akil Thomas and Ben Jones were teammates in Niagara Falls Ice Dogs
     
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    I arrived late who scored for the Reign?
     
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    Fagemo. His office is pretty much either circle. Slap Shot or wrist shot doesn't matter.
     
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    I was worried if that would be NA translatable but he appears to have no problem just blowing them by even here. I wanna check out his release some more because the shot is a bullet but it didn't seem as deceptive as it is, so many goalies just wave at it
     
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    That was a fricking trip on Thomas
     
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    Loving Daryl doing Color. This should be a fixture for every home game.
     
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    I try to have a pretty positive outlook, but they're getting worse with each game...
     
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    They’ve all looked flat in this 2nd period.
     
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    Durzi gets walked on Henderson's 3rd goal.
     
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    Durzi with a terrific Randy Jones impression.
     
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    Goodness I feel bad for this team. Imagine when Kaliyev and Byfield leave at one point or another. Sheesh
     
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    I was just thinking that, if the OHL starts up, who are they replacing them with??
     
  23. kingsboy11 Quinton Byfield no matter what

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    For as much as this team struggles at times, you have to admire the fact that they don't quit and are in every game. I think once they get to about mid season and get used to the system this team could be dangerous.
     
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    Really liked Byfield's shift around the 8 min mark of the 3rd period. Completely took over from the entry to a grade A opportunity for Alt all alone in the slot.
     
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    Even if they aren't winning a ton of games they do tend to be in them till the end
     
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