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Blazingbat11

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Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 1:37 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>I agree with pretty much everything, except maybe the lineup changes.

It’s been one game for Byron, and he’s looked good in limited minutes. There’s nothing that would make me think about taking him out of the lineup. I’d be fine with taking Evans out of the lineup, but if his replacement is Poehling, it’s pretty much useless.

As for the D, I don’t think it’s worth it to change it up. Romanov looked great tonight, but I think it’s still good to have him as a threat on a pair separate from Petry &amp; Weber. He can get time on ice by rolling our pairings, on the PP, and on the PK if another D is in the box. Plus it’s proven up to this point that Chiarot isn’t as effective when he isn’t playing with Weber. And from what CJ and Brett have said, Kulak is very uncomfortable on his offside. The only change I would consider making is swapping Edmundson for Kulak, but that doesn’t really do much at this point 1 game in.</div></div>

Yeah I agree with keeping Romanov separate from Weber for now. I don't think swapping Evans for Poehling would be useless, I think it continues to show the message that the #4C is still up for grabs, and if you can't do the job (win face-off, play well defensively), the other guy will get a shot to prove it.

Byron will probably stay in the line up, no doubt. But I did like the chemistry between Poehling and Perry at camp. and I just can't see Perry bumping anyone else in the lineup other than Byron.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 1:00 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Campabee</b></div><div>Lets be honest, the game went as expected reffing and play wise. Refs were always going to make bad calls and miss calls both ways. Play was always going to be choppy and sloppy without a preseason game. The game was close and the teams were really evenly matched. The difference in this game came down to the same thing 21 other games last year came down to. CJ is unwilling to go for the win. Byron, Chiarot and Danault were all on the ice for the Toronto break out. Danault for some inexplicable reason chases the puck around the back of the Toronto net effectively taking himself out of the play. Then Byron, one of the fastest skaters in the league goes and changes leaving Gallagher to try to get back in the play and finally Chiarot takes the shot away instead of the pass. Does Chiarot not realize that the goalies job is to stop the puck his job is to take away the backdoor pass. Thus Toronto scores and wins the game. It was mental breakdowns from 3 exhausted all on the same play and bad coaching that resulted in the Leafs winning not bad calls or missed calls.</div></div>

I'd normally agree with you on CJ playing not to lose in OT.... but Danault on this ice in OT he had no choice. The play started with the face-off and Suzuki was on the last shift. You can't go back to Suzuki again and KK was 1 for 8 in face-offs.... So Danault was really the only option and he never had a chance to hope off. Byron I'm all for him out in OT with his speed, but that change was brutal. Chiarot was meh, he did good in OT last season, but yeah, I think Romanov was fresh.
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 7:52 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 7:24 pm
Forum: NHLJan 4 at 2:00