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50 minutes ago, Jasoaks said:

im with you on that!...and wilford, too...but we can start with Morrison...

Yes yes yes yes ^infinity

Get rid of that awful power play set up. You can see clearly it's the system. They take perimeter shots, if they even get a shot, and the other team looks more dangerous on our so called "power" (less) play. Seriously, I'm worried every time we get one. It's pretty obvious it's not working. But wasn't he also the assistant in San Diego? It shouldn't be some sort of adapting issue since most of the players who came from the gulls should be comfortable with it. This brings up an interesting question. Does anyone have stats on the pp for the gulls while he was there?

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On 11/14/2019 at 5:01 AM, Aksun said:

We need to axe Morrison.

And promote Dineen from San Diego. He ran the Hawks’ PP when they beat us in the WCF in 2015.

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13 hours ago, HockeyIzCool said:

Still?

Just wondering considering he is stubborn to make THAT TRADE...the BIG ONE. Some Flaws need to be corrected asap.

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17 hours ago, dtsdlaw said:

And promote Dineen from San Diego. He ran the Hawks’ PP when they beat us in the WCF in 2015.

Wait! The organization is sitting on a guy who ran the Blackhawks PP and they're not utilizing him for the big kid team?!

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On 11/14/2019 at 11:00 PM, Aksun said:

He always has it, nothing new. Perhaps MM is charged with receiving input from the video guy, who sits in a cosy video room.

You're probably right, it's akin to something like football. Instead of using the oversized McDonald's headset that football loves for some reason.

Back when I worked on film sets we always used the "ear worm" and relentlessly mocked the McDonalds headset.

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10 hours ago, poum said:

Wait! The organization is sitting on a guy who ran the Blackhawks PP and they're not utilizing him for the big kid team?!

yeah, wait, what?!

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On 11/17/2019 at 5:33 AM, poum said:

Wait! The organization is sitting on a guy who ran the Blackhawks PP and they're not utilizing him for the big kid team?!

Guessing they are just seeing what he does for the Gulls before Ducks Promote him.

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17 minutes ago, bufbarnaby said:

No...just saw the Kucherov goal...2 ducks went after same guy...left him open. One Duck was Fowler !

Yeah that was all mental mistake and no communication 

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13 hours ago, Pazonator said:

Yeah that was all mental mistake and no communication 

And poor effort. Larsson made zero effort to battle him for the puck.

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Interesting comments from some veteran Ducks in Eric Stephens' piece in the Athletic:

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“I expect more out of our group in general,” Getzlaf said. “It’s disappointing when we play so well. I thought we came out and started the game properly. Worked hard. Battled hard. Got some adversity when they got a power play (on) kind of a chintzy call and they scored a goal. And then we quit. Simple as that. I don’t know if we’re feeling bad for ourselves or what we’re doing, but we quit.”

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When situations in games turn hairy, it can’t be all on the shoulders of the veterans to carry them to victory.

“When we get in those situations — because that’s going to happen a lot to us in the future, too, where we’re going to play great and have chances and we’re not going to get rewarded and other team does — that’s when you need guys to step (up) and just grind and keep going,” Lindholm said. “You can’t have guys thinking it’s going to be Getzy. Guys thinking it’s going to be me. It has to be everyone.

“Obviously, you want your veteran guys to do it. But the other guys can’t expect us to be the ones doing it. Because they should be (also doing it) themselves. We’re a team of 23 guys and five guys on the ice every time. If anyone tries to think the other guy is going to do it for them, it’s not going to end well for us.”

Living with Jacob Larsson struggling mightily as he did Saturday or the repeated inability of Sam Steel and Troy Terry to turn promising rushes into Grade-A scoring chances or convert the good looks they do generate is going to induce frustration. It must be done as they develop. And the veterans must provide support even as they’re clearly applying some pressure on them to step forward.

‘We can only pet each other so long,” Getzlaf said. “It’s the reality of the game. It’s a results-based business. I don’t care if we’re rebuilding or regrouping or whatever the heck we’re doing. We got to compete at a high level. I can deal with losses if we play hard all night long. That’s not an issue. It’s about finding that consistency throughout 60 minutes of hockey that allows us to compete and stay in games and not feel bad for ourselves.”

 

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15 hours ago, Fisix said:

I shouldn't post twice in a row in a non-game day thread (and try not to), but this nugget in my head is screaming to get out.

Getz pretty much has his HoF ticket punched, but of the Vets, he's the only one.  Cam, and maybe 1-2 of the others, are pretty much entering/at their prime, and they need to get rolling on stats and success if they want a career that'll be lauded after they've retired.  In particular, I think Cam is probably feeling the quickening... and I could see him being the most frustrated by the year off.  Silf, Hank, and RR are tied for second on that list, but they're (mostly?) on the same line and sort of where they need to be to shine (if they can work out a few kinks).  maybe they need that bee in their bonnets?  Cam might be getting the most pressure from the fans and the team to step it up, and that'll naturally leak out as frustrations with his team and linemates.

I think Gudbranson may be just what Fowler needs to get his confidence back and to really ramp up his game. EG in the middle crushing opposing forwards means Fowler can use his skating to defend the perimeter more rather than being sucked in near the crease, which is his Achilles heel. EG also moves the puck pretty ok, and he can play that SAH role that Fowler needs in a partner to be aggressive in transition (unlike Monty, who was constantly flying the zone). I also think Fowler may be just what EG needs too. From what I’ve read, EG played some of his best hockey in Florida when he was with Yandle, who plays a similar game to Fowler. Fowler’s ability to quickly grab pucks and skate them out of danger compliments EG’s crash, bang, and bury style, which leaves a lot of pucks laying around in front of the crease. So far it seems like EG struggles the most when either his partner or the low forward isn’t active enough in clearing pucks when he is physically tying up his man, and he loses position the longer that puck stays loose in front of the net. A quicker Fowler will probably help EG in maintaining his space and positioning down low. 

I’m really hoping HCDE keeps 4-6 together. They reminded me last night of the Fowler-Despres pairing in how they were able to shut down a really good forward line.

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27 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

I think Gudbranson may be just what Fowler needs to get his confidence back and to really ramp up his game. EG in the middle crushing opposing forwards means Fowler can use his skating to defend the perimeter more rather than being sucked in near the crease, which is his Achilles heel. EG also moves the puck pretty ok, and he can play that SAH role that Fowler needs in a partner to be aggressive in transition (unlike Monty, who was constantly flying the zone). I also think Fowler may be just what EG needs too. From what I’ve read, EG played some of his best hockey in Florida when he was with Yandle, who plays a similar game to Fowler. Fowler’s ability to quickly grab pucks and skate them out of danger compliments EG’s crash, bang, and bury style, which leaves a lot of pucks laying around in front of the crease. So far it seems like EG struggles the most when either his partner or the low forward isn’t active enough in clearing pucks when he is physically tying up his man, and he loses position the longer that puck stays loose in front of the net. A quicker Fowler will probably help EG in maintaining his space and positioning down low. 

I’m really hoping HCDE keeps 4-6 together. They reminded me last night of the Fowler-Despres pairing in how they were able to shut down a really good forward line.

I hope that Gudbranson pairing with Fowler pay off in the Longrun....To me Trading Gudbranson could turn out to be another Diamond in the Rough for the Ducks. IF Dallas keeps them together.

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1 hour ago, Fisix said:

Shades of Scotty and Pronger?  

I really liked how Gbud played in the last game.  Like his knowledge of where he needed to be on the ice pretty much didn't waiver.  Confidence.  It looked good on him.

C'mon, man! Haven't those two faced enough pressure with the lofty expectations they have faced since being drafted??? This is just mean. :P

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4 hours ago, dtsdlaw said:

I’m really hoping HCDE keeps 4-6 together. They reminded me last night of the Fowler-Despres pairing in how they were able to shut down a really good forward line.

Elite shutdown defensemen. 

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Lidholm - Manson

Folwer - Gudbranson

is a mighty fine top 4, I agree that HCDE needs to stick to that once Josh the Destroyer returns sometime next month. Then just need to decide who will LD as the rookie be it Guhle or Mahura and find a SAH RD for that guy, in order to keep MDZ - Holzer as the substitution pair, they need to stop being regulars. Send Larsson to Europe.

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48 minutes ago, Fisix said:

Has DelZ been an issue?  I think he's been pretty good, no?

He's been fine for a 3rd line guy getting paid $750K. Too bad we've had to rely on him to play so many minutes.

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We should call up Wideman from the Gulls. Leading the team in points as a D-man, and has nice size. Would be worth a look , at least to replace one of Holzer or Larsson 

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18 hours ago, yeaitsme said:

We should call up Wideman from the Gulls. Leading the team in points as a D-man, and has nice size. Would be worth a look , at least to replace one of Holzer or Larsson 

Got no problem since Ducks have always sign Depth Players.

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On 11/15/2019 at 10:03 PM, Jasoaks said:

im with you on that!...and wilford, too...but we can start with Morrison...

Start with Umpa Lumpa aka BM 

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The season is essentially 1/3rd over.  27 Games times 3 equals 81, and there are 82 Games total.

We have 26 Points, so multiplying times 3 means we're on pace for 78 Points.

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20 hours ago, HockeyIzCool said:

The season is essentially 1/3rd over.  27 Games times 3 equals 81, and there are 82 Games total.

We have 26 Points, so multiplying times 3 means we're on pace for 78 Points.

We will see in the Meantime Enjoy this season with us all...I know I am...FYI Jacob Larsson has been sent to San Diego.

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21 hours ago, HockeyIzCool said:

The season is essentially 1/3rd over.  27 Games times 3 equals 81, and there are 82 Games total.

We have 26 Points, so multiplying times 3 means we're on pace for 78 Points.

Top-5 pick bound!

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22 hours ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

Top-5 pick bound!

Manson is apparently very close to returning. When the Ducks get 47-42 & 4-6 back as their top-4, I betcha it’s going to result in quite a few more wins. Manson got the “A” for a reason. He’s a heart and soul guy that will help lift the entire team.

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30 minutes ago, dtsdlaw said:

Manson is apparently very close to returning. When the Ducks get 47-42 & 4-6 back as their top-4, I betcha it’s going to result in quite a few more wins. Manson got the “A” for a reason. He’s a heart and soul guy that will help lift the entire team.

Getting Manson back will sure be nice, and with Larsson being sent down to SD, we should have functional defensive pairings. As it far as it resulting in in more wins, I agree that there should be a few more of them, but am not sure that they are going to start piling up. The Ducks still have a god-awful power play and their ability to score goals consistently (or at all) has been an issue even with Manson in the lineup. I still think the Ducks will be drafting within the top-10 unless the team can really start finding the back of the net.

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31 minutes ago, MooseDuck said:

Too early to predict my Friend.

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True, and it was more sarcastic than not. Though the odds of the Ducks having another top-10 pick is also more probable than not. Just need the ping pong balls to bounce our way.

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6 minutes ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

True, and it was more sarcastic than not. Though the odds of the Ducks having another top-10 pick is also more probable than not. Just need the ping pong balls to bounce our way.

The fact is this..our Ducks may not be in the top 5 or top ten...just my feeling.....This season...This year has been a one of optimism and knowing this team is on the rise in few years...Just feeling. Agree on one thing though IF Ping Pongs Balls have Lady Luck then who knows what result shall be.

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