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Old 01-27-2023, 04:01 PM   #21
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Pre-Pelletier I thought that they should alternate stretches with Ricthie and Lucic. They play the same role and both seem to play better after some games off. You don't need both (if you need them at all).

I doubt Ritchie gets in if he was just activated. When he does though, I expect him on the bottom line. Maybe at the expense of Walker D.
100%. him and looch are pretty redundant. you don't need them eating 2 roster spots on an already offensively starved forward group

rotate them into one spot. they'll have more incentive to play better, and we won't suffer as much in terms of lack of skill in the bottom 6
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Old 01-27-2023, 04:07 PM   #22
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I cannot for the life of me fathom why this team plays like absolute dog-crap without Tanev.



They are so fragile without him.
It's because of the lack of depth on D for the Flames during 5 on 5 and while on the PK when Tanev is out. It bumps the minutes up for all other pairs but mostly the 1st and 2nd pairs and while the top pair is usually fine with the extra minutes, the 2nd pair with Zadorov and Weegar isn't (and I like Zadorov more than many). The 3rd pairing of Stone and whoever is a lock to be a bit of a nightmare and thus you have your top 2 pairs getting more tired as the number of games that Tanev is out goes on and then you kind of hold your breath when Stone and x are out there. Stone is a champ but not a guy you'd ideally play every game.

And then for the PK, you lost your beat player on the PK and people shift up again and it's a problem. I'd wager the Flames would look just as bad if say Raz missed significant time. You'd gave Tanev-Hanifin and Zadorov-Weegar eating big minutes with Tanev and Hanifin being fine with it but the same problems would occur.
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:35 PM   #23
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Does this at least save the Flames some cap?
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:42 PM   #24
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Tanev was a known band-aid when he signed. Shame things aren't working out for him recently.
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:54 PM   #25
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I fear this will trigger Treliving to overpay for a top 4 dman. To me this is a season to ride out without major deals.
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:05 PM   #26
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I fear this will trigger Treliving to overpay for a top 4 dman. To me this is a season to ride out without major deals.
Travis Hamonic is an impending UFA...

Just sayin'...
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:14 PM   #27
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Just because Tanev is out, it’s no reason for the other defensemen to make the bone headed plays they did last night.
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:21 PM   #28
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Just because Tanev is out, itís no reason for the other defensemen to make the bone headed plays they did last night.
I know Weegar has been getting a lot of minutes in Tanev's absence, but he's been coughing up some beauties right in the slot far too often.

If I were coaching against this Flames defence I'm telling my players to finish every check hard because they are panicking.
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:42 PM   #29
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Our blue line depth is thinning and a classic 2nd rounder for a depth rental dman time deal is coming which likely won't pan out. I hope we don't spend the 2nd rounder.
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