Discussion in 'OHL' started by EON, Dec 26, 2018.
You betcha, a lot more skill yes but with structure, heart a modicum of skill and.....Ukko
Yeah the Wolves would be the favourites for sure, just think the Petes can score in bunches as they have the top end guys. I also wouldnt be surprised if SBY scoring dries up in the playoffs a bit. If PBO (mainly Merkley, Robertson, SDA, Paquette) get hot at the right time, I could see a 6/7 game series
The Sunday game should be an interesting one now that NIA has had some time for the new guys to get to know the systems
Again never know but I doubt it. I absolutely don’t see the offence drying up if anything they’re developing chemistry and most important of they have balanced scoring. And they have allowed the second fewest goals in the conference. Less goals you allow the less you have to score. Ukko aside this is remarkable for a a young D core.
I love that they play in the Soo the night before. Can’t count how often the Wolves have been in a similar position over the years.
After watching last nights game I don’t think any of the top four should be that enthusiastic to face the Petes. Ottawa didn’t play great but the Petes played awesome and to me should have won.I can’t help but think they’ve underachieved this year and yes, I agree they could upset. I’d like to see the Wolves draw another team.
Inconsistent work ethic will come back to haunt any team. Gens are guilty of laisse faire attitude at times but have the depth to compensate for it against mediocre teams. The M Cup Team of 2015 racked up win after win partially because of an unwavering nightly work ethic.
Since the early Jan trades with the Hammer for 17 and 52, the Gens are 8-3-1, with the 3 losses strung together over the Ott x 2 / Ldn weekend. This team is getting the job done but perhaps not in the convincing fashion its fans want. They now have added leadership thru these trades which should alter the culture come playoff time.
At the end of the day, Keyser will need to be our best player to advance beyond round #2. I think the players will find another gear over the next 20 ish games and peak at the right time for the playoffs. A lot of additional positives can happen in 6 weeks to mirror the gains already made.
As for playoff opponents, I would think they'd want another crack at Niagara after last years dusting. As a fan, it would certainly be my preference. St Catherines is a great atmosphere come playoff time and is a shorter drive for road trippin.
That’s what I told you ya! Talent wise the Petes should be right in the race with OSH and SBY. They have a future first rounder in Robertson, SDA who already got signed by the leafs right out of his first camp, Jones who should be an elite goalie and paquette/Timleck/Chisholm who are having great seasons. They’re just so inconsistent and find ways to lose rather than finding a way to win
After watching Missy last night I can see them pulling an upset too in round one .
I don't think they get passed game 5 against any of the top 4 teams
5-2 OSH, Salinitri
A win is a win but our defensive coverage is just terrible, and if it's not corrected soon (which I think it won't)we are not going anywhere in the playoffs, could lose in the 1st rd.
Hope I'm wrong
You don’t think the Dzone coverage is good? Oh you haven’t said....
Also a weird game to post that (although you literally do it every single game). Mattinen pass off the Erie guys skate for the 1st Erie goal really the only defensive breakdown all game, no? Perfect tip by Poddubnyi for the 2nd goal, nothing you can do. Then a freak goal where the puck is underneath Keyser and he didn’t know it was, putting it in his own net. Tough to blame the D for that.
I know Erie isn’t a great team but holding them to 8 shots through 2 periods (and only 22 shots in 62 mins) seems like a pretty good defensive effort
Like I said I hope I'm wrong but our defensive zone coverage is terrible, you have your opinion I have mine, and if you're happy with our defensive play great I'm not as this is going to be our downfall.
I just am confused why you posted it after that game. Like I said, holding a team to 8 shots through 40 minutes and 22 shots in total and only have 1 play where the D didn’t look great seems like a good game for the D-zone of a junior hockey team
8 shots in the 1st 40 minutes but 3 goals on 5 shot in the second
Keyser made 3 amazing saves in last night's game. I've seen a few better saves this season, but not as many in one game. Bodes well for a playoff run for you Generals fans.
This team will not lose round #1. The d zone coverage is adequate. 52 likes to takes chances, which pays dividends on certain plays and costs the Gens on others. One play in front of Keyser led to an Otter goal last night if I'm not mistaken. He is who he is and is a definite upgrade over former # 21, now with the Dogs. #66 is prone to over committing with his coverage, which can lead to d zone breakdown. They'll tighten it up for the playoffs in round #1.
Round #2 is where the speed of Ottawa or Nia' may be too much for Gens to handle. Here's hoping for a long run.
Spot on analysis. The Gens are a team who has the offence and goalie to get hot at the right time and beat anyone though. All about who's PP and PK are clicking in that 2nd round series
One of the ohl collectives new writers Anthony Carlucci wrote this, Has included Oshawa's Antropov on the list! Five NHL Draft-Eligible Prospects To Watch For - The OHL Collective
Good article, although Antropov has never been on the first line (Salinitri-McShane-Noel), he spends 80% of his time on the 3rd line with the odd bump up to the 2nd line
Danil, or as the Missy commentators like to call him, "AnDropoff", could be a late bloomer. With today's game being so speed and skating focused, he usually struggles to find the space required to show case his hands and above average creativity. Reminds me a Charlie Simmer (LA Kings) type player from back in the day. Don't see his skating improving to the point that it becomes an asset, but one never knows. An additional inch or two in height similar to his old man would certainly help for his down low presence, where almost all of his goals come from.
Thanks, Ill be sure to pass on the info to our stats guy!
I wrote this today for anyone interested in reading.
Salinitri made the list.
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