Top 5 players on the ice last night (against the Sens)

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    [QUOTE]I don't know how we could have been watching the same game and had such different views! I thought Seguin and Pouliot were 2 of the worst skaters on the ice... looking lost and then over-skating to try and keep possession/positioning. Rask was clearly the Bruins best. I would put Caron, Knight, Spooner and Ference after him.
    Posted by Bruinfaninnewjersey[/QUOTE]

    You certainly were watching a different game, there was no player named Knight playing last night.
     
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    Great comments guys, nice to have an actual game to talk about for a change.  For me the one standout was Rask.  I thought he was truly exceptional.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Top 5 players on the ice last night (against the Sens) : You certainly were watching a different game, there was no player named Knight playing last night.
    Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]

    I meant Bartkowksi... but I was reading this at the time: http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20110919/SPORTS/109190308/Jared-Knight-battling-roster-spot-Boston-Bruins?odyssey=nav%7Chead

    and so I had his name stuck in my head.
     
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    [QUOTE]I don't know how we could have been watching the same game and had such different views! I thought Seguin and Pouliot were 2 of the worst skaters on the ice... looking lost and then over-skating to try and keep possession/positioning. Rask was clearly the Bruins best. I would put Caron, Knight, Spooner and Ference after him.
    Posted by Bruinfaninnewjersey[/QUOTE]

    he has made up his mind about mr. pouliot. he is the next blake wheeler in his eyes....which is to say, bare minimum 35 goals. let him have his delusions 
     
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    [QUOTE]I don't know how we could have been watching the same game and had such different views! I thought Seguin and Pouliot were 2 of the worst skaters on the ice...looking lost and then over-skating to try and keep possession/positioning. Rask was clearly the Bruins best. I would put Caron, Knight, Spooner and Ference after him.
    Posted by Bruinfaninnewjersey[/QUOTE]

    Jersey.... it's exhibition !!! the frist one I might add.  You want see something better, wait till game 5 -6 of the preseason and the vets also will put a little more effort.
     
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    It's friday, so here's my response to "Roler". As DEZ said , I meant he was not playing up to his best, so just easing in. It did make Cohen look better all game, which could have been what Ference wanted to do. Caron does look good; Pouliot may be trying too hard , plus not set with Claude's game yet; same with Arneil. Took me a while to match numbers with names[ aging eyes]. Good speed , but lack of cohesion as was expected. I'm limited to NHL Live, so I hope they show more of the Bruins than initially planned.
     
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    As others have said, not concerned about the holdovers so much as I am the guys trying to earn a spot.  None of these players audtioning for the few spots available looked hungry enough for my liking.  Tonight I will be focused on Knight, Hamill, Kampfer, Bartkowski, and Pouliot.  I don't think that Koko, MacDermid, Arniel, or McKelvie have a shot at making the squad, but I will also keep an eye on them.
     
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    You hope that someone jumps off the ice and really stands out in all areas of the game, but the reality is Julien will identify, behind closed doors, a singular skill (aggressive forecheck, grider, d-zone responsibility, speed, PK specialist, etc) and fill that specific need. When determining the last few players to make the squad, sometimes it's 1-2 things a player does exceptionally well, as opposed to who is the better all-around player. It's why Paille stuck in the end, while Caron did not.

    So that said...what 1-2 things do Pouliot, Arniel, Spooner, Knight, Clark, Caron, etc do better than others that they can bring to the team? Name me something, and I give you the final starter.
     
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    [QUOTE]You hope that someone jumps off the ice and really stands out in all areas of the game, but the reality is Julien will identify, behind closed doors, a singular skill (aggressive forecheck, grider, d-zone responsibility, speed, PK specialist, etc) and fill that specific need. When determining the last few players to make the squad, sometimes it's 1-2 things a player does exceptionally well, as opposed to who is the better all-around player. It's why Paille stuck in the end, while Caron did not. So that said...what 1-2 things do Pouliot, Arniel, Spooner, Knight, Clark, Caron, etc do better than others that they can bring to the team? Name me something, and I give you the final starter.
    Posted by asmaha[/QUOTE]

    Caron: Flexibility. He can kill penalties, grind it out on the 4th line, or fill a Top-6 roll in the event of injury. I think he'll make the team.
     
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    I don't think I'd connect Paille, Caron and role in that way, asmaha.  When Caron was in, at least, at the beginning of the year, he was with Begeron most nights. Paille never played significant time with Bergeron.  He was in as a fourth liner.  Eventually, it was shuffling Marchand up to reward his scoring that kept Paille around and ensured that Caron took the year to develop.

    More in line with your point is Caron and Marchand both sticking in the first place.  They needed an energy guy and they needed a two way winger with skill.  Caron looked like the best bet as the skill, and Marchand the energy.  This year, they have a ton of flexibility in terms of where they fill gaps.  It all sort of radiates out of Recchi's spot (Ryder's spot was more or less redundant by the end of the year - pre-playoffs). 

    They could give a new guy a shot on the 2nd line: Pouliot, Caron, Arniel, Knight, Sauve, Spooner, even Hamill.  But they might stick Seguin or Peverley there, in which case there's a vacancy at F on the third line.  Now you look at it differently.  Probably not Spooner or Knight unless they knock your socks off.  More likely a guy with more grit and age - so it shades to the AHL guys unless they've already decided to give Pouliot as Pouli-shot.  [sorry]  So then you're looking for a 13th forward or someone who can knock Paille or Thornton out of the lineup. Not much likelihood that any of the guys I've seen can play a better energy/pugilism role than Thornton, so until the staff decides they don't need that role, I doubt he goes.  Paille and Campbell are key PK guys.  No one wants to get rid of a guy like Campbell.  [oh yeah...who was it that was always spit shining Dale Tallon's jock?] 

    All in all, I think you're looking for the most flexible young guy who can benefit from practising against NHL competition, and who can fill in up and down the lineup when needed.  That sounds most like Caron, but it could be Hamill only because I think the organizational need for him to get some sort of realistic shot at breaking through - earned or not - gives him enough of a boost to push him ahead of Arniel or Sauve or any of the other AHL guys.  And they won't keep a Jr to sit - if Spooner or Knight or Khokhlachev stick, it will be for 9 games unless the PR dept. calls PC and says "he stays".

     
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    [QUOTE] [oh yeah...who was it that was always spit shining Dale Tallon's jock?]  Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]

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    BB - we're on the same page; just saying it two different ways. However we slice it, the decision will come down to filling a specific role. You outlined the process perfectly....now I'm curious to see what role is to be filled. Once we know, we'd have a better idea of tracking success in those gunning for the role.

    My point was that it's hard right now. We don't know what we're looking for. Perhaps you guys are right and they go with someone who can be flexible...and there's something to be said about that. Go in with an open mind. It's how Marchand got bumped, so perhaps a similar situation happens this year.

    It'll be fun to watch. Blessed with options, I suppose.
     
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