Prospect Info: Ryan Poehling (Part 5)

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Where is Poehling playing most of this season?

  1. 4th line Center (ex: Weal-Poehling-Armia)

  2. Left wing (ex: Poehling-KK-Lehkonen or Poehling-Domi-Shaw)

  3. 2nd line Center (Domi-Poehling-Shaw)

  4. Laval

  5. 3rd line center (move Kotkaniemi to the wing)

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  1. DramaticGloveSave

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    I hope so. I really am a believer in giving your prospects a taste of NHL action before heading into the offseason.
     
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    Le Tricolore Boo! BOOOO!

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    Same. It'll give him a little taste of how fast the NHL game is and keep him hungry for next year.
     
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    Wouldnt mind seeing a line of Kotkaniemi - Poehling - Byron next game
     
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    HOPE Goal Caufield!

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    this Kotkaniemi on the wing should stop now.

    Season is over, if you wanna experiment and check your young guns.
    Domi - Kotkaniemi - Shaw
    Tatar - Danault - Gallagher
    Drouin - Poehling - Armia
    Lehkonen - Weal - Byron
     
  5. Redux91

    Redux91 I do Three bullets.

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    He plays for sure now i would think
     
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    Kotk has played 112ish games this season, let him play a less grueling position until the end of the year. He's had roughly 108 games as a centre already, no need to have him match up against Matthews or Tavares at this point.

    Also, I would want to see Poehling play his first game as a winger. He needs to experience NHL pace and NHL intensity. Let him have a mentor like Thompson or Denault play pivot and just let Poehling adjust as a winger for one game before he takes over the 1c in Laval next year.
     
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    Lavoie tweeted that the chances to see him play tonight are very high.
     
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    It's confirmed! Poehling will make his NHL debut tonight. He was practicing as 4C between Deslauriers and Weal. D'Lo was there mainly because Byron had a therapy day. Not sure if Byron will play or not. But if he does, then it would be Byron - Poehling - Weal as the fourth line. I can get on board with that.

    The centers tonight are Domi, Danault, Kotkaniemi, and Poehling!
     
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    Nice.

    Something to watch.
     
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    The Great Weise "The Food Will Be Better"

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    Thompson is a healthy scratch then right?
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Great. This is why I wouldn't mind him playing 4C next year, playing with Byron and Weal is hardly some death sentence for 5on5 production.
     
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    The season is done. There's nothing on the line, play him at C and nothing else.
     
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    There's a reason Finland doesn't start players at centre. Get him a feel of the league in an easier position instead of swamping him against a team with fantastic centre depth.
     
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    ahmedou #GoHabsdouGo

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    You're telling me there's a chance. Let's go PoeCHling it.
     
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    Mrb1p PRICERSTOPDAPUCK

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    The season is done. It's a boring narrative. He's played all year at center, he's been fine, stop with the idiocy.
     
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    I guess it's official, he makes his debut tonight.

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    Even in a meaningless game, the Danault line isn't broken up.

    I can't wait to see the Danault line back-up in 2020.
     
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    NHL is a different beast then college, its not a matter of results. It's a matter of preparing a player for the pace. Imo a player benefits more from feeling the grind and pace in a controlled environment rather than having to play against Tavares or Matthews.
     
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    The line works.
     
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    So excited to see him play
     
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    Clearly it does, as were in the top 15 of the league! Oh wait, wrong top 15.
     
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    Wow...they still won't play Hudon...
     
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    Could be 2019-20 centers, we'll see.
     
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    He'll play against his former team he thought in the 2017 draft :D
     
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