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Godard a regular?

Postby Corvidae on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:08 pm

Do you expect Godard to be in the lineup on a consistent basis? He seems to have been up and down a lot throughout his career, but he did play 74 games last year. Then again, that was with Calgary, so it doesn't say much.
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Postby Pitts on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:09 pm

He should have the same role as Laraque with maybe a few more scratches throughout the season.
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Postby Corvidae on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:11 pm

Pitts wrote:He should have the same role as Laraque with maybe a few more scratches throughout the season.


Yeah, but as much flak as BGL got for his skating, he's probably much better than this guy. I''m thinking MT might have him in the press box more often than not.
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Postby Pitts on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:12 pm

I don't know. I haven't seen Godard play much. He could be "better" than Laraque.
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Postby Corvidae on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:14 pm

Pitts wrote:I don't know. I haven't seen Godard play much. He could be "better" than Laraque.


It's hard to imagine him being much better than Boogard. If he was, he would have played in the NHL more consistently by now. Maybe last year was his "breakout" year!
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Postby davemess on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:20 pm

Depends how he plays i guess.

If he can do his job on the fighting front while not hurting the team while out there for his 5 mins per game then there is no real reason not to dress him the majority of the time.


I think this is going to be the year that Therrien gets away from rotating his lines quite so much and we wont see the 4th line anything like as much as we have in recent years.
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Postby Pitts on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:24 pm

davemess wrote:I think this is going to be the year that Therrien gets away from rotating his lines quite so much and we wont see the 4th line anything like as much as we have in recent years.

Good. Lines 1 ans 1A need to be out there all the time!
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Postby davemess on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:30 pm

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davemess wrote:I think this is going to be the year that Therrien gets away from rotating his lines quite so much and we wont see the 4th line anything like as much as we have in recent years.

Good. Lines 1 ans 1A need to be out there all the time!


We dont have quite the depth we did last year, having Ruutu, Talbot & Laraque as the 4th line for most of the year was a luxury.

Plus with our young centres gaining more and more experience they are physically able to handle a little more ice time per game.
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Postby emptyfriend on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:34 pm

I think he'll be in the lineup when we play somebody else with a heavyweight in their lineup, or a cheap team like Philly for the deterrent factor, but I definetely don't think he's suiting up for all 82 games.....
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Postby mikey287 on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:56 pm

I hate Laraque, but Laraque is a better "real" player, i.e. I don't care how good of a fighter he is...I care more about what he brings on the ice during the play...
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Postby PensFanBryan on Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:19 pm

i'm expecting Godard to be in the lineup just as much as Georges Laraque was last year. He is a better skater than Georges. Probably more defensive upside than Georges too. I wouldnt be surprised to see him as a regular.
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Postby Paekman on Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:25 pm

PensFanBryan wrote:i'm expecting Godard to be in the lineup just as much as Georges Laraque was last year. He is a better skater than Georges. Probably more defensive upside than Georges too. I wouldnt be surprised to see him as a regular.


I agree. I wouldn't say that he should be seeing 10 minutes or more of ice-time per game, but I think that he's capable of taking a regular shift. He's a much better skater and surprisingly a bigger hitter than Laraque too, although he doesn't have BGL's presence down low.
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Postby GloryDays99 on Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:49 pm

I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.
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Postby WWGRD on Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:54 pm

GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


Godard averaged 4.7 minutes per game.
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Postby pfim on Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:04 pm

GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


I guess that's better than the Pens' last enforcer named Eric.
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Postby Pitts on Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:04 pm

WWGRD wrote:
GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


Godard averaged 4.7 minutes per game.

Well, there you go then! :wink:
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Postby sanscrit on Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:05 pm

it may just be me, but therrien seemed exeedingly disappointed with laraque when he didn't go after players. he was too "gentlemanly". I think Goddard will be more willing to drop em when in the lineup.

I also get the impression that therrien has a nasty streak and really wanted a more willing combatant on his roster.
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Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:08 pm

pfim wrote:
GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


I guess that's better than the Pens' last enforcer named Eric.


Bogunecki?
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Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:09 pm

is Godard pronounced:

GOD-erd

or

go-DARD
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Postby bill from turtle creek on Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:48 pm

The Godard-Laraque tradeoff is reasonably even. The hole that needs filled is the light-heavyweight division; there's nobody to replace Malone's willingness to mix it up, and that worries me a little because I sense that Malkin will be physically targeted this year more than ever.

As those of you with good memories will recall, I have already stated for the record from an impeccable source that Malkin did indeed have 2 fractured ribs from the Philly series, hence his disappearance after that. However, I think that other teams in the league may or may not accept that, and they will think that Malkin can be made to disappear with physical play. He is going to need some back-up, for sure.
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Postby Corvidae on Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:56 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:is Godard pronounced:

GOD-erd

or

go-DARD


I think GOD-erd, like the announcer on Conan O'Brien.
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Postby mikey287 on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:02 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:
pfim wrote:
GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


I guess that's better than the Pens' last enforcer named Eric.


Bogunecki?


Cairns?
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Postby Corvidae on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:42 pm

mikey287 wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:
pfim wrote:
GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


I guess that's better than the Pens' last enforcer named Eric.


Bogunecki?


Cairns?


Estrada?
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Postby pfim on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:55 pm

mikey287 wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:
pfim wrote:
GloryDays99 wrote:I bet he averages 4-6 mins. per game.


I guess that's better than the Pens' last enforcer named Eric.


Bogunecki?


Cairns?


Bingo. It has to be the record for least amount of playing time in a season for someone who dressed for a game.
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Postby therock48880 on Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:24 pm

Pitts wrote:I don't know. I haven't seen Godard play much. He could be "better" than Laraque.


He can't skate and he's not a very good fighter. I'm guessing he won't be playing a whole lot.
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