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I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby ron_duguays_hair on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:02 pm

What exactly is his role on this team? He in a margin toughguy. He is a marginal agitator. He's a marginal penalty killer. He's a marginal hitter.
He has below average offensive potential. I'm just not sold on the guy and his "grit".

He's too slow for our "system". Not sure why we signed him. Just think we could have signed Prust. Is Prust worth 2.5 million? I'd say so.

Looking forward maybe we should settle on Steve Ott.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby canaan on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:03 pm

I want to like Glass a lot more than I actually do. he has boulders for mitts and i dont mean that in the fighting sense.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:03 pm

we can't pay 4th liners that kind of money
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Hawkeynut on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:04 pm

He's a 4th liner, barely plays 5 minutes a game. Who cares? He isn't stealing icetime from anyone else.

In most circles he is called a "plugger".

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Get back to your regularly non-scheduled Bylsma bashing.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby slappybrown on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:09 pm

Hawkeynut wrote:He's a 4th liner, barely plays 5 minutes a game. Who cares? He isn't stealing icetime from anyone else.

In most circles he is called a "plugger".

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Get back to your regularly non-scheduled Bylsma bashing.

He gets 10 minutes a game. Most pluggers still bring some plus-level quality justifying their existence. Whether PK, physical play, agitation, etc. He doesn't even do that well. BUT HE HAS THE MOST HITS ON THE TEAM. And so it goes.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby meow on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:10 pm

Someone has to play on the fourth line. How about a fourth line guy?
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby slappybrown on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:10 pm

meow
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:15 pm

So much for Glass becoming a fan favorite. However, he makes 1.1 million this season while Prust makes 3 million, so the compariosn is utter bollocks. #

Utter. Bollocks.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby shmenguin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:15 pm

glass isn't any good, but i'm sure there are plenty of guys like that filling out rosters all across the league. i wish he was a more impactful hitter and a better fighter, but i don't think he's quite bad enough to assemble a mob and grab torches. the only legit beef i have is that he's on a 2 year contract.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby shmenguin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:17 pm

Gaucho wrote:So much for Glass becoming a fan favorite. However, he makes 1.1 million this season while Prust makes 3 million, so the compariosn is utter bollocks. #

Utter. Bollocks.


for the purposes of this discussion, prust is at 2.5. but either way, i wouldn't want his contract (or his stupid face, incidentally) anywhere near this team
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:18 pm

2.5 is his cap hit, true.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby mikey287 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:18 pm

Marginal hitter? He's a good hitter and he has fine defensive awareness for his role.

Two questions:
- What would you say our system is re: depth forwards/lines
- What would you like on fourth line LW, the place in the lineup where players go if they're being punished?
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:32 pm

Didn't he have a crap ton of hits last year? The only thing I notice really is that he's average on the PK.

They really miss an asham type player imo. It's a shame that Asham was glass.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby DelPen on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:33 pm

He is making stupid plays in his limited ice time.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby meow on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:35 pm

slappybrown wrote:meow

Are you suggesting I'm a fourth line guy? Awesome
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:35 pm

mikey287 wrote:Marginal hitter? He's a good hitter and he has fine defensive awareness for his role.

Two questions:
- What would you say our system is re: depth forwards/lines
- What would you like on fourth line LW, the place in the lineup where players go if they're being punished?

This.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby The U on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:36 pm

Glass is on pace for his worst season as a pro. Had 5 goals and 16 points last year. Prorated over a full season he'd be on pace for 114 hits....last year he had 246. 160 and 135 the years prior.

Having said that, I like him. Good on D, can fight if needed, good energy and grit. Vitale is a good fourth liner as well. Glass actually looked solid on line 2 for a game. He should be on line 3 in place of Kennedy.

Adams drags down the whole fourth line.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby slappybrown on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:37 pm

Maybe its me, but I don't see the "energy" he brings.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:41 pm

I not only think Glass is acceptable, I think he is quite good in his role. Every shift he skates hard forcing the puck, finishes his hits, and plays fine in his own end. In fact, I think the Adams, Glass, Vitale line has collectively played well. They exist to give the other three lines a rest, and I don't recall thinking they're ever a liability.

Glass criticism makes me question this board's analysis of other areas on the team. If you're upset the 4th line winger isn't scoring enough, what are you expectations of everyone else?
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:42 pm

Gaucho wrote:So much for Glass becoming a fan favorite. However, he makes 1.1 million this season while Prust makes 3 million, so the compariosn is utter bollocks. #

Utter. Bollocks.

#UtterBollocks
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:42 pm

DelPen wrote:He is making stupid plays in his limited ice time.


To be fair, would you have issues with the players that are making stupid plays in their lots of ice time? Or one player who plays 5 minutes a night making stupid plays. That being said, I don't disagree with your assessment either.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby pfim on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:43 pm

Really haven't seen much not to like. Contract would probably look better if he was a top 4 PKer, but the guys in front of him are good and he gives them depth.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby shmenguin on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:46 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:I not only think Glass is acceptable, I think he is quite good in his role. Every shift he skates hard forcing the puck, finishes his hits, and plays fine in his own end. In fact, I think the Adams, Glass, Vitale line has collectively played well. They exist to give the other three lines a rest, and I don't recall thinking they're ever a liability.


as a unit, their play in their own end leaves a lot to be desired. +/- is a very limited stat, but it's not a terrible metric when looking at a 4th line. you don't expect that line to be a "+" or anything since offense isn't what they do, but it's 20 games in and their average rating is -6.3. that doesn't extrapolate well over a full season. and +/- aside, the eyeball test shows them running around in their own end way too much.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby slappybrown on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:48 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:I not only think Glass is acceptable, I think he is quite good in his role. Every shift he skates hard forcing the puck, finishes his hits, and plays fine in his own end. In fact, I think the Adams, Glass, Vitale line has collectively played well. They exist to give the other three lines a rest, and I don't recall thinking they're ever a liability.

Glass criticism makes me question this board's analysis of other areas on the team. If you're upset the 4th line winger isn't scoring enough, what are you expectations of everyone else?

I don't think the criticism is he needs to be scoring more. At least, that's not why I am critical of him. His numbers are down, but I don't really care too much about that.
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Re: I'm putting Tanner Glass on blast

Postby DelPen on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:50 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:
DelPen wrote:He is making stupid plays in his limited ice time.


To be fair, would you have issues with the players that are making stupid plays in their lots of ice time? Or one player who plays 5 minutes a night making stupid plays. That being said, I don't disagree with your assessment either.


It is certainly magnified for a player if he gets 5 minutes and makes some bad choices in that time. Glass flips a puck out for no good reason and that's all I'll remember for the game from him.
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