05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

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Postby B Kat » Mon May 10, 2021 8:07 am

Blake Comeau has 37 points in 50 games this season. His main problem this season is he hasn’t been as good defensively. -13. But going against top line players, even that isn’t too horrible. Tufte amounting to a Blake Comeau wouldn’t be a total bust.

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Postby Math » Mon May 10, 2021 8:15 am

B Kat wrote:Blake Comeau has 37 points in 50 games this season. His main problem this season is he hasn’t been as good defensively. -13. But going against top line players, even that isn’t too horrible. Tufte amounting to a Blake Comeau wouldn’t be a total bust.

It's his penalty minutes ;-) Otherwise it's the Blake Comeau v2015.16

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Postby ToddM » Mon May 10, 2021 9:14 am

Yeah, Blake's got 14 points this season. And that's with Miro wasting an entire season holding up the FCC line so their stats don't look like absolute garbage.

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Postby B Kat » Mon May 10, 2021 10:35 am

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B Kat wrote:Blake Comeau has 37 points in 50 games this season. His main problem this season is he hasn’t been as good defensively. -13. But going against top line players, even that isn’t too horrible. Tufte amounting to a Blake Comeau wouldn’t be a total bust.

It's his penalty minutes ;-) Otherwise it's the Blake Comeau v2015.16

True, his penalty minutes are doubly bad since he's one of the best killers on the team.

Point is, Comeau does have some offense to his game. It's only been these later years of his career that have put him in a more defensive role. (CO and Dallas)

@Todd - Miro didn't have a great season. Covid effects or what, idk? But it isn't playing with the best defensive line on the team holding him back.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Mon May 10, 2021 10:37 am

Well that settles it. Protect Comeau, let Seattle take Miro.
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Postby B Kat » Mon May 10, 2021 11:16 am

Oh goodness, I'll have to slit my wrists if I've helped to spur a Steven anti Miro campaign.

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Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 11:26 am

B Kat wrote:Oh goodness, I'll have to slit my wrists if I've helped to spur a Steven anti Miro campaign.

You're good. I think I've been driving the "maybe he's not the next Lidstrom" bandwagon since February.
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Postby Knives Out » Mon May 10, 2021 11:27 am

oh *f-bomb* YOU
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Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 11:46 am

Knives Out wrote:oh *f-bomb* YOU

Sorry. It's my fault for seeing what Stars fans say elsewhere. If someone talks about the best young d-men and has anyone higher than Miro, it's meltdown city. Just watch. When Miro gets all of two 4th place Norris votes this year, the facebook Stars crowd is going to lose their *poo poo* because they've been conditioned to believe he's the best there is.
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Postby ToddM » Mon May 10, 2021 11:47 am

B Kat wrote:@Todd - Miro didn't have a great season. Covid effects or what, idk? But it isn't playing with the best defensive line on the team holding him back.

He was tasked by Bowness to be the team's shutdown d-man, which he did really well --remember, the FCC line broke even on goals despite seeing the best players every night. I'd put a lot of that squarely on Miro backing them up and saving their asses shift by shift.

Frankly, tho, what a *fargin'* waste of talent. You have a guy like Miro, you let him do Miro stuff. But I guess we'll have to wait until he's 33 or whatever when he finally gets a real coach.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Mon May 10, 2021 12:02 pm

I'm very pro-Miro. So much so that I want him to get out of here so he can find the success that he's very clearly capable of. It's pretty unlikely that he finds team success here in the near term with this team weighed down by the Benn and Seguin albatross contracts. Really he should hold out this summer and demand a trade, but Euros don't do that. Best you can hope for is a two year bridge deal and he can bounce out as a UFA after that. I would argue that his performance this year has more to do with the fact that this thing was obviously a lost cause pretty early on. Why bust your ass to rearrange deck chairs on the titanic? You can see it in his body language. He easily wins puck battles, looks up, and his options are to pass to Comeau or Dickinson or try to go himself and get his ass kicked in the process. I would shrug and dump the puck in and go change every time, too.
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Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 12:09 pm

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B Kat wrote:@Todd - Miro didn't have a great season. Covid effects or what, idk? But it isn't playing with the best defensive line on the team holding him back.

He was tasked by Bowness to be the team's shutdown d-man, which he did really well --remember, the FCC line broke even on goals despite seeing the best players every night. I'd put a lot of that squarely on Miro backing them up and saving their asses shift by shift.

Frankly, tho, what a *fargin'* waste of talent. You have a guy like Miro, you let him do Miro stuff. But I guess we'll have to wait until he's 33 or whatever when he finally gets a real coach.

I'd also note Bowness played Heiskanen over a minute more per game this season. He also decreased Miro's PK time by half a minute a game and increased Miro's PP time by half a minute per game this season. Miro saw an increase in PP points because of it, but he didn't exactly set the PP on fire with Klingberg still driving more PP offense.
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Postby Knives Out » Mon May 10, 2021 12:13 pm

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Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 12:14 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:I'm very pro-Miro. So much so that I want him to get out of here so he can find the success that he's very clearly capable of. It's pretty unlikely that he finds team success here in the near term with this team weighed down by the Benn and Seguin albatross contracts. Really he should hold out this summer and demand a trade, but Euros don't do that. Best you can hope for is a two year bridge deal and he can bounce out as a UFA after that. I would argue that his performance this year has more to do with the fact that this thing was obviously a lost cause pretty early on. Why bust your ass to rearrange deck chairs on the titanic? You can see it in his body language. He easily wins puck battles, looks up, and his options are to pass to Comeau or Dickinson or try to go himself and get his ass kicked in the process. I would shrug and dump the puck in and go change every time, too.

I also think he's just not greedy enough with the puck to go want to create magic on his own. His default setting seems to be play it safe. It has been his whole time in the NHL. It's what made him so impressive as a rookie. He came in looking like a vet because he plays great in his own end and never does anything stupid with the puck on his stick. His hockey personality seems to be to win his puck battle, get the puck out of danger, and move it on to others, even on the PP. Other than three weeks in the bubble where he was feeling it, he plays a safer style. That style helps the team a whole lot by keeping the puck out of your own net, but it also doesn't pile up points. I think he has the skill set to do it, but I don't think that's who he is because a d-man getting the puck to scoring areas requires taking chances he seems to prefer not to take.
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Postby slaps » Mon May 10, 2021 12:40 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
Knives Out wrote:oh *f-bomb* YOU

Sorry. It's my fault for seeing what Stars fans say elsewhere. If someone talks about the best young d-men and has anyone higher than Miro, it's meltdown city. Just watch. When Miro gets all of two 4th place Norris votes this year, the facebook Stars crowd is going to lose their *poo poo* because they've been conditioned to believe he's the best there is.

Oh yeah. People on Reddit lost their *poo poo* when I suggested that Makar might have been a better choice.
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Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon May 10, 2021 12:42 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:I'm very pro-Miro. So much so that I want him to get out of here so he can find the success that he's very clearly capable of. It's pretty unlikely that he finds team success here in the near term with this team weighed down by the Benn and Seguin albatross contracts. Really he should hold out this summer and demand a trade, but Euros don't do that. Best you can hope for is a two year bridge deal and he can bounce out as a UFA after that. I would argue that his performance this year has more to do with the fact that this thing was obviously a lost cause pretty early on. Why bust your ass to rearrange deck chairs on the titanic? You can see it in his body language. He easily wins puck battles, looks up, and his options are to pass to Comeau or Dickinson or try to go himself and get his ass kicked in the process. I would shrug and dump the puck in and go change every time, too.

I agree with you. Heiskanen has Lidstrom and Orr potential that will be obliterated by the black hole that is the Dallas Stars.

I want to see him reach it, even if it happens in a different city.
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Postby BigAl » Mon May 10, 2021 12:49 pm

I think he’ll be fine next year. Lidstrom had some unremarkable years too.
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Postby Knives Out » Mon May 10, 2021 12:52 pm

slaps wrote:Oh yeah. People on Reddit lost their *poo poo* when I suggested that Makar might have been a better choice.

For the record, the general consensus on the Avs HFboard prior to the 2017 draft was that they were really hoping that Heiskanen would fall to them at number four. That is a much better population sample than Reddit faggots LOL.
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Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 12:57 pm

Knives Out wrote:
slaps wrote:Oh yeah. People on Reddit lost their *poo poo* when I suggested that Makar might have been a better choice.

For the record, the general consensus on the Avs HFboard prior to the 2017 draft was that they were really hoping that Heiskanen would fall to them at number four. That is a much better population sample than Reddit faggots LOL.

Now go ask those same Avs fans if they are happy about how things shook out.
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Postby Knives Out » Mon May 10, 2021 12:58 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
Knives Out wrote:
slaps wrote:Oh yeah. People on Reddit lost their *poo poo* when I suggested that Makar might have been a better choice.

For the record, the general consensus on the Avs HFboard prior to the 2017 draft was that they were really hoping that Heiskanen would fall to them at number four. That is a much better population sample than Reddit faggots LOL.

Now go ask those same Avs fans if they are happy about how things shook out.

I don't want to talk to them. Their hypocrisy is already on record LOL.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Mon May 10, 2021 1:07 pm

BigAl wrote:I think he’ll be fine next year. Lidstrom had some unremarkable years too.

After a couple quiet seasons to start his career, I count exactly two sub-40 point full length seasons.
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Postby ToddM » Mon May 10, 2021 3:28 pm

Now imagine Miro playing the majority of his 5-ion-5 and PP minutes behind MacKinnon/Rantanen instead of Comeau/Cogs (who would be backed up by Makar, naturally, when Makar turns 24 and is finally given a chance to become our 6th d-man).

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Postby BigAl » Mon May 10, 2021 3:30 pm

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Postby ScubaSteve » Mon May 10, 2021 3:47 pm

We should probably trade Miro to the Penguins for a year and let them triple his salary and then send him back to us the exact same player.
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BigAl wrote:No. I won’t imagine it.

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