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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:11 pm

He has looked fine to me. Certainly shown plenty to be a great 3rd liner.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:58 pm

I'm sure his responsibilities will at least be simple enough playing with Kesler and Kane (I'd call that the 2nd, or even 1st line, going off those two, with the Backes line being the best "shutdown" line in the tourney). I'd switch him and Callahan, though maybe that would imbalance the lines too much.

Oh well, I'm sure they'll all be juggled soon enough anyways.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:37 pm

Dan Rosen ‏@drosennhl

The American lines TODAY:

Brown-Kesler-Kane
Parise-Backes-Oshie
JVR-Pavelski-Kessel
Pacioretty-Stastny-Callahan

Stepan, Wheeler extras.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:42 pm

I can see Stepan getting a game or 2 with Callahan.

Did the defense not show up?
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Crankshaft on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:44 pm

That USA team might not have the "firepower" that the Canadians have, but that 2nd and 3rd line look awfully good. Really like Parise with Backes/Oshie.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:44 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Did the defense not show up?


#bylsmagic
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby PhantomJB93 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:28 pm

Seeing Patrick Kane below Dustin Brown was a surprise at first but after thinking about it I think these lines are brilliant. I understand the initial backlash but I think they'll work out great.

I don't think the "number" of the lines matters, I'm pretty sure the first 3 lines will all get comparable ice time.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Defense last I heard was:

Suter-Fowler
McDonagh-Carlson
Shattenkirk-Martin
Orpik-Faulk
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Mr. Colby on Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:49 pm

I think with the way Pacioretty is playing they need to get him up in the top 9. I'm ok with those lines simply by swapping him in for Brown.

JVR-Pavelski-Kessel
Pacioretty-Kesler-Kane
Parise-Backes-Oshie
Brown-Stastny-Callahan
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meow on Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:47 am

Brooks is an extra at this mornings practice.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby pcm on Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:30 am

Really good article on Blysma. His planning and preparation has always been his best suit. Hopefully he can take Wilson's suggestions about making adjustments on the fly...

http://espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2014/icehockey/story/_/id/10422082/burnside-coach-usa-hockey-dan-bylsma-faces-ultimate-coaching-challenge
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:59 am

meow wrote:Brooks is an extra at this mornings practice.


Dejan reported today that Orpik is paired with Martin today, as the 3rd pairing.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meow on Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:40 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
meow wrote:Brooks is an extra at this mornings practice.


Dejan reported today that Orpik is paired with Martin today, as the 3rd pairing.

That's more like it. If you decide to take two guys as a tandem, play them as a tandem.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby tfrizz on Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:54 pm

meow wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
meow wrote:Brooks is an extra at this mornings practice.


Dejan reported today that Orpik is paired with Martin today, as the 3rd pairing.

That's more like it. If you decide to take two guys as a tandem, play them as a tandem.


#ShutdownPair :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meow on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:10 pm

Fire DB?
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby marek on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:21 pm

tfrizz wrote:
meow wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
meow wrote:Brooks is an extra at this mornings practice.


Dejan reported today that Orpik is paired with Martin today, as the 3rd pairing.

That's more like it. If you decide to take two guys as a tandem, play them as a tandem.


#ShutdownPair :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Martin would be much better used playing with Shattenkirk... nepotism fails...
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby mikey287 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:02 pm

Martin has not shown the ability to play with anything but a physical, LHS defender and really excel...Shattenkirk is exactly the opposite of that...I'd be surprised if that worked out...
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby JS© on Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:01 am

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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:55 pm

What a game. Such speed on the USA team. I could only watch chunks of the game, but no matter how (un)well Slovakia played, USA looked....wow!

What was the W. PA reference during the USA-SVK game? I missed it.

Did Doc sneak in his Pirates reference?
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:56 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:What a game. Such speed on the USA team. No matter how (not) well Slovakia played, USA looked....wow!

What was the W. PA reference during the USA-SVK game? I missed it.

Did Doc sneak in his Pirates reference?


I know they mentioned the Pens front office was watching the game. Maybe that was it?
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:06 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
Lt. Dish wrote:What a game. Such speed on the USA team. No matter how (not) well Slovakia played, USA looked....wow!

What was the W. PA reference during the USA-SVK game? I missed it.

Did Doc sneak in his Pirates reference?


I know they mentioned the Pens front office was watching the game. Maybe that was it?


Probably. Thanks!
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:07 pm

He was talking about Tomas Surovy and how he must have been a fan favorite due to the large Slovakian population in Western PA.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:09 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:He was talking about Tomas Surovy and how he must have been a fan favorite due to the large Slovakian population in Western PA.



AHAHA! I remember Surovy.
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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:15 pm

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Re: US Olympic Team

Postby meow on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:25 pm

Looks like the U.S. really missed Bobby Ryan's goal scoring ability.
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