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34 minutes ago, brianvf said:

Not much jumping involved in hockey.

I laughed when I saw the pullup thing too.  :)

But important for the post-championship celebrations.  :)

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I'm pretty sure the physical tools and skill sets to play hockey versus football are different. 

WRs in football, yeah, leap, vertical, sure. Offensive linemen? Do they even measure verticals for them? 

Alternatively, how quick can a guy knocked to his knees by a block get on his feet? I'm guessing goalies are faster. 

I suspect all these numbers are pro-rated to importance to the sport and position played.

 

Tell me I have a goalie with a 40" vertical I'm still going to ask and worry more about his glove hand. ;) 

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16 hours ago, runaroundsioux said:

Hockey players can't jump. Butts are too big.

My old hockey coach had a big arse, and he would say you can't drive a spike with a tack hammer.  

Teachers and coaches would not say such things today. 

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Ok, so who wants to give lines a shot? I can give my $.02

Mismash - Jones - Gooch
JJ - Gardner - Weatherby
Smith - Hoff - Hain
Adams - Bowen - Johnson

Poolman - Shaw
JBD - Tychonick
Bast - Kierstad

Extras: Yon, Keane, Senden

(MAN, what an embarrassment of riches on D! Rieger and Peski siting?)

Thome
Scheel
Bob
 

 

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Mismash - Jones - Kawaguchi

Adams - Gardner - Weatherby

JJ - Hoff - Hain

Smith - Bowen - Senden

 

Poolman - Bast

Tychonick - JBD

Shaw - Kierstad

 

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Which returnees do we see taking a nice jump in scoring next year (hopefully several?) I think Mishmash and Kawaguchi for sure. 

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5 minutes ago, Irish said:

Which returnees do we see taking a nice jump in scoring next year (hopefully several?) I think Mishmash and Kawaguchi for sure. 

Hoff... we need him SO badly.

12 minutes ago, AJS said:

Mismash - Jones - Kawaguchi

Adams - Gardner - Weatherby

JJ - Hoff - Hain

Smith - Bowen - Senden

 

Poolman - Bast

Tychonick - JBD

Shaw - Kierstad

 

I struggled with where to put Adams. I think his skill set is Top 6, but I'd rather go with JJ and go with a "Heavy Line" ala 2016 and put Adams on the 4th until he gets consistent.

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6 minutes ago, Irish said:

Which returnees do we see taking a nice jump in scoring next year (hopefully several?) I think Mishmash and Kawaguchi for sure. 

Would like to see Adams, JJ, and Hoff step it up as well. 

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35 minutes ago, stoneySIOUX said:

Hoff... we need him SO badly.

I struggled with where to put Adams. I think his skill set is Top 6, but I'd rather go with JJ and go with a "Heavy Line" ala 2016 and put Adams on the 4th until he gets consistent.

If he’s not top 9 with pp minutes he’s not on the ice.

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54 minutes ago, stoneySIOUX said:

Hoff... we need him SO badly.

I struggled with where to put Adams. I think his skill set is Top 6, but I'd rather go with JJ and go with a "Heavy Line" ala 2016 and put Adams on the 4th until he gets consistent.

I love the idea of a heavy line - they were a force to be reckoned with in 2016.  This is the type of "role players" we need, not the non-scoring grinders.  

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Mismash-Jones-Kawaguchi
Hain-Gardner-Weatherby
Janatuinen-Hoff-Adams
Smith-Bowen-Yon
Poolman-Bast
Tychonick-JBD
Kiersted-Shaw
Thome
Scheel
Anderson

Extras-Peski, Senden, Johnson, Rieger, Keane

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A buddy of mine pointed out one thing... we'll get 19 skaters this year. I think we'll roll with an extra dman since we have so many good ones. Could also make Adams a "PP specialist" kind of guy and put Yon, Senden, Keane in there. 

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1 hour ago, scpa0305 said:

If he’s not top 9 with pp minutes he’s not on the ice.

Who's not? Adams?? Yeah, like I said in the last post that my buddy suggested... maybe we make Adams a PP specialist.

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33 minutes ago, stoneySIOUX said:

Who's not? Adams?? Yeah, like I said in the last post that my buddy suggested... maybe we make Adams a PP specialist.

Yeah Adams.  He needs to play, id put him on line 1-2 to start the year.

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Maybe this has been posted already, but just read an article on The Athletic about the World Junior Showcase.  The writer (Pronman, I think?) has Mismash and Jacob Bernard Docker on his projected rosters for the USA and Canada.

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