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#1 PumpkinEscobar

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

Per Khan

 

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#2 DeGraa55

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:45 PM

Yes!!

Hope they both play as third pairing.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

This has to be solely just to rest Kronner and another d-man tomorrow. If they wanted a serious look for the playoffs, it would have happened before this point. As much as I want other options beyond Lashoff and Kindl, throwing these two into the fire against Boston wouldn't be fair.
 
 
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#4 MabusIncarnate

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

Kindl and Lashoff out, Ouellet and Sproul in would be the smartest decision they could possibly make going into playoffs. 


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

My guess is they called them up to give them the option to rest regulars if Columbus wins tonight. If Columbus loses, my guess is they'll stick with their playoff lineup sans Alfie.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

Kindl and Lashoff out, Ouellet and Sproul in would be the smartest decision they could possibly make going into playoffs. 

 

Benching Lashoff for the playoffs is the right thing to do.  


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:06 PM

Kindl and Lashoff out, Ouellet and Sproul in would be the smartest decision they could possibly make going into playoffs. 

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:18 PM

I understand how hockey works, and the logic or lack there of putting these two in against the Bruins blind, I just wish they would have done this a few weeks ago like they have with the rest of the kids. Give them a chance in the lineup, see how they play, Kindl and Lashoff obviously being ineffective and giving up way too many goals, it was worth giving them a shot. This late, it likely won't happen and we'll have a few mistake filled game with Kindl and Lashoff being the root of them, but it's nice to dream. Maybe one of them will play against the Jackets, play brilliantly, and be considered as an option over dumb or dumber on the 3rd pairing. 


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

While I think they both have bright futures, I'm just not ready to declare them NHL ready and have them as regulars in the lineup in the playoffs.  I don't think it would be a surprise to see a repeat of Brendan Smith 2013 playoffs. 



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

While I think they both have bright futures, I'm just not ready to declare them NHL ready and have them as regulars in the lineup in the playoffs.  I don't think it would be a surprise to see a repeat of Brendan Smith 2013 playoffs. 


Why not? Lashoff has proven just as much that hes not NHL ready as them and hes already peaked.

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#11 PumpkinEscobar

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:36 PM

Bet they're sent back after the game

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

I'd rest Kronwall and Dekeyser. we cannot afford to lose either of them. 



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

I'd rest Kronwall and Dekeyser. we cannot afford to lose either of them. 

Same. They both deserve it. And nobody really talks about how DK went from
35 games a year in college to 65 this year paying 22 minutes a night in the best league in the world. He has to be exhausted.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

He played in the Calder Cup playoffs also

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:17 PM

I'm really hoping that one of these guys impresses enough to make the playoff roster, although if it hasn't happened by now, it won't happen this year.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:23 PM

I'm really hoping that one of these guys impresses enough to make the playoff roster, although if it hasn't happened by now, it won't happen this year.


From what I've read they aren't quite nhl ready yet, but I doubt they could be worse then our current favorites, kindl and lashoff. Smith has been awesome lately, Quincey has been OK kronwall and donkey Kong have been great

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:43 PM

My guess is they called them up to give them the option to rest regulars if Columbus wins tonight. If Columbus loses, my guess is they'll stick with their playoff lineup sans Alfie.

This is what the reasoning was. They will rest regulars now that CBJ won. Free run for Ouellet and Sproul to show what they got. If they impress it is possible that one could break into the playoffs lineup with Kindl/Lashoff struggling. In reality they probably won't earn a shot but babs can see who is more ready if someone goes down with an injury.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:44 PM

From what I've read they aren't quite nhl ready yet, but I doubt they could be worse then our current favorites, kindl and lashoff. Smith has been awesome lately, Quincey has been OK kronwall and donkey Kong have been great

 

I don't want this to become another Kindl/Lashoff bash fest, but I just can't watch them on the same pairing. The whole not NHL ready thing is also really misleading though, who thought guys like Sheahan/Jurco were ready? Unless these guys get a chance it's tough to definitively say that they are not ready. It's disappointing that they weren't given a chance earlier, but now that the playoffs are here; I'd say its too late to make a change. You dance with the one that brung ya even though our date is not the best looking. 


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:45 PM

Im hoping this is a sign of either kindl or lashoff sitting for the playoffs....don't really care which one, as that pairing alone will single handedly eliminate us from the playoffs

 

 

I think id like to see:

 

Kronwall - Smith

Dekeyser - Sproul

Quincey - Lash/Kindl

 

This balances out the lines as much as possible while smith gets to keep playing with kronwall where he seems to play best

 

Plus if sproul turns out to be any good, his RH shot can really help on the powerplay.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:51 AM

Brace yourself for Bert, Sammy and Cleary in the line-up tonight one last time....


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