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Has Ericsson suffered any concussions this season?


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#1 blueadams

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:59 PM

This guy has just completely lost his wits out there. He's forgotten how to play the position. He's lost his awareness!? How could someone so young take so many steps backwards from one season to the next!? It's unreal. He looks like he needs a couple more seasons in GR right now.

#2 hooon

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:00 PM

But what are your line suggestions?
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#3 Joseph Franks

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

This guy has just completely lost his wits out there. He's forgotten how to play the position. He's lost his awareness!? How could someone so young take so many steps backwards from one season to the next!? It's unreal. He looks like he needs a couple more seasons in GR right now.


I wouldn't go that far...but he hasn't been what we expected him to be lately.

For a guy who usually steps it up in the playoffs, he's certainly taken a big step backwards this year.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:03 PM

But what are your line suggestions?


I was curious and so I examined the topics he started. Seems like 70% of them are about lines. Not that it's a bad thing. It's just funny.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:03 PM

I don't know what has happened to him. I'm sure he will still be a fine player for the wings, but right now my life expectancy is lowering everytime he jumps over those boards.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:09 PM

someone's a little late on this one

now get with the lines or get out

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:24 PM

Lidstrom-Rafalski
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:45 PM

Lebda is better then Janik, Kindl, Ericsson or Meech at this point. Can anyone say Lebda has been worse then Ericsson?

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:34 PM

It's his first full season. He is not use to the daily find, yet.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

the next lidstrom

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:11 PM

i was joking about janik

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:27 PM

I know, right? I mean I can't count how many goals against he's been on the ice for so far in the playoffs.

No wait, I just did: ZERO.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:39 PM

I know, right? I mean I can't count how many goals against he's been on the ice for so far in the playoffs.

No wait, I just did: ZERO.

Haha, I knew you'd get in here sooner or later.

He hasn't been particularly brutal and he's sure as hell not the reason we've lost any games.

Having said that there have been some TERRIBLE plays that he's made. In particular I remember Lombardi making both him and Lilja look like pylons a couple of times. There's not a chance in hell he's playing anywhere near as well as he did last year in the playoffs.

In all fairness to him though, everyone on the team has looked like crap at one point or another in the series.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:58 PM

I know, right? I mean I can't count how many goals against he's been on the ice for so far in the playoffs.

No wait, I just did: ZERO.


He's been on the ice for one goal against actually.

I think most of us are just disappointed with how much his play has regressed since the last playoffs. You can't say he doesn't look a little confused out there at times. He's only played an average of 12 minutes and change these playoffs. Aside from a little PK time, Babcock is careful to match him up against Phoenix's third and fourth lines.

On top of often looking lost on his coverage, a lot of fans are probably just pissed he plays nowhere near his 6'5'' frame. I know I am.

Just because he hasn't cost us any games or played all that badly doesn't mean we can't expect more from him.

Edited by AIK'91, 25 April 2010 - 11:00 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:59 PM

Haha, I knew you'd get in here sooner or later.

He hasn't been particularly brutal and he's sure as hell not the reason we've lost any games.

Having said that there have been some TERRIBLE plays that he's made. In particular I remember Lombardi making both him and Lilja look like pylons a couple of times. There's not a chance in hell he's playing anywhere near as well as he did last year in the playoffs.

In all fairness to him though, everyone on the team has looked like crap at one point or another in the series.


Well I'm right. He's the only d-man who hasn't been on the ice for a Coyote goal so singling him out right now seems pretty stupid. What's more concerning-- mistakes that lead to goals or mistakes that don't? That's a pretty damn easy question to answer.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:09 PM

If he'd just s***ty someone or dummy someone in a fight I'd be satisfied, him and Lilja just need to be physical and rough in front of the net.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:11 PM

Well I'm right. He's the only d-man who hasn't been on the ice for a Coyote goal so singling him out right now seems pretty stupid. What's more concerning-- mistakes that lead to goals or mistakes that don't? That's a pretty damn easy question to answer.

Easy big guy. I'm on your side for this one. ...somewhat

I do take issue with this stat that you keep throwing out there though. His zero one goal against is quite misleading about his play. And his mistakes HAVE been directly translatable into goals. Some very good chances just happen to not go in our net for whatever random reason.

If you read my post though, I'm very clear that I don't blame him or single him out. I just added my piece because you seemed ready to try to prove that he's been particularly good. And that's not the case.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:12 PM

What's more concerning-- mistakes that lead to goals or mistakes that don't? That's a pretty damn easy question to answer.


In hockey, mistakes in and of themselves are always concerning. They'll lead to goals against eventually.

I just don't get the staunch support you've consistently shown for Ericsson. You have to admit his regular season was well below expectations and plagued with egregious defensive zone mistakes...right?

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:21 PM

In hockey, mistakes in and of themselves are always concerning. They'll lead to goals against eventually.

I just don't get the staunch support you've consistently shown for Ericsson. You have to admit his regular season was well below expectations and plagued with egregious defensive zone mistakes...right?


I was an Ericsson fan when he was an unknown in Grand Rapids. I'll be damned if one s***ty season will stop me from supporting him now. :P He'll have to disappoint me more consistently than that before I give up on his potential.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:22 PM

Ericsson is:

1) Lazy
2) Careless
3) Unwilling to play physically
4) Unwilling to skate at top speed
5) Unable to produce any offense
6) Constantly making errors
7) Unable to participate in any puck-cycling
8) Unable to select shots
9) Slow

Etc.

Many of these things could be improved immediately, but he doesn't seem to care.





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