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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Lancer » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:01 pm

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Jovocop wrote:Speaking of Garrison, he needs a setup man for his one-timer. Edler seems to shoot more often than to pass. They are not very effective together on the powerplay.


Agreed.


What about Tanev??? Hate to break up the combo of him and Ballard, but the kid can pass and can be a safety net for Garrison.

What can it hurt? :look:
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Lancer wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Jovocop wrote:Speaking of Garrison, he needs a setup man for his one-timer. Edler seems to shoot more often than to pass. They are not very effective together on the powerplay.


Agreed.


What about Tanev??? Hate to break up the combo of him and Ballard, but the kid can pass and can be a safety net for Garrison.

What can it hurt? :look:


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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Tciso » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:26 am

Lancer wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Jovocop wrote:Speaking of Garrison, he needs a setup man for his one-timer. Edler seems to shoot more often than to pass. They are not very effective together on the powerplay.


Agreed.


What about Tanev??? Hate to break up the combo of him and Ballard, but the kid can pass and can be a safety net for Garrison.

What can it hurt? :look:


We could end up with BXA paired with Ballard. That hurts !!

But, given how he and Ballard play, why break them up?? They play really well together.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby RoyalDude » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:54 am

Ray Ferraro made a good point in that Garrison will never score 16 goals again, cause teams are aware of him now, sort of like when Aucoin scored a crap load of goals from the point that one season and never did again. Unfortunately for Garrison, this is his bread and butter so if he isn't doing this then where does he make it up in other area's? Ya got to admit, he ain't the most fleet of foot and can be a bit duh defesnively. We will see, it's still early.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:17 am

RoyalDude wrote:Ray Ferraro made a good point in that Garrison will never score 16 goals again, cause teams are aware of him now, sort of like when Aucoin scored a crap load of goals from the point that one season and never did again. Unfortunately for Garrison, this is his bread and butter so if he isn't doing this then where does he make it up in other area's? Ya got to admit, he ain't the most fleet of foot and can be a bit duh defesnively. We will see, it's still early.


Garrison is a very good defensive defenceman. If he puts up 5 - 8 goals and plays 22 min a game it's money well spent. He and Mike Weaver were one of THE best shutdown pairings 2 years back and Garrison played in all situations with the Panthers the last three seasons.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby dbr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:22 am

Lots of people have said Garrison will probably never score 16 goals again. People on this board, even.

He's not going to be surprising people with his shot, he's not going to be playing in the godawful Southeast division, he's not going to be playing on the blueline with Brian Campbell and he's not going to be playing on a powerplay unit where he is the only weapon (he led the Panthers in PPG last year).

As for his defensive play - well you're right that it's still early, he's on a new team and with a new partner (most of the time it's been Edler who is learning a new position and isn't a rock solid guy in his own zone at the best of times). Even still he's been on for 3 even strength goals against (Edler and Bieksa are at 4, Hamhuis at 5 for what it's worth).
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Tciso » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:13 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Ray Ferraro made a good point in that Garrison will never score 16 goals again, cause teams are aware of him now, sort of like when Aucoin scored a crap load of goals from the point that one season and never did again. Unfortunately for Garrison, this is his bread and butter so if he isn't doing this then where does he make it up in other area's? Ya got to admit, he ain't the most fleet of foot and can be a bit duh defesnively. We will see, it's still early.


Garrison is a very good defensive defenceman. If he puts up 5 - 8 goals and plays 22 min a game it's money well spent. He and Mike Weaver were one of THE best shutdown pairings 2 years back and Garrison played in all situations with the Panthers the last three seasons.


I always liked Mike Weaver. I'd prefer him to Alberts as our #7 Not as big, or tough, but smarter. (but, is that really saying much :) )
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Diehard1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:08 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Ray Ferraro made a good point in that Garrison will never score 16 goals again, cause teams are aware of him now, sort of like when Aucoin scored a crap load of goals from the point that one season and never did again. Unfortunately for Garrison, this is his bread and butter so if he isn't doing this then where does he make it up in other area's? Ya got to admit, he ain't the most fleet of foot and can be a bit duh defesnively. We will see, it's still early.


Garrison is a very good defensive defenceman. If he puts up 5 - 8 goals and plays 22 min a game it's money well spent. He and Mike Weaver were one of THE best shutdown pairings 2 years back and Garrison played in all situations with the Panthers the last three seasons.


Agreed - don't really see the issue with Garrison. He's been rock solid defensively for the most part though he hasn't been able to get his shot on net very often just yet. He makes the safe play almost all the time and knows how to take his man out of the play.

For a guy who is just getting used to a new system to already play this well, especially given no training camp - to me it shows that he's a very solid part of this team.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Topper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 am

Most of Garrison's 16 were on the PP. So if defenders are onto his shot and pressuring the point, they are leaving the down low play more open for the Sedins.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby herb » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 am

Diehard1 wrote:For a guy who is just getting used to a new system to already play this well, especially given no training camp - to me it shows that he's a very solid part of this team.


Not to mention he spent the off season recovering from an injury and subsequent surgery.

Garrison would make a strange whipping boy at this point.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:46 am

herb wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:For a guy who is just getting used to a new system to already play this well, especially given no training camp - to me it shows that he's a very solid part of this team.


Not to mention he spent the off season recovering from an injury and subsequent surgery.

Garrison would make a strange whipping boy at this point.


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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby griz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:51 am

Most of Garrison's 16 were on the PP. So if defenders are onto his shot and pressuring the point, they are leaving the down low play more open for the Sedins.


Good point.
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby herb » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:22 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Consider the source herb. :lol:


Oh, of course! :D

Booth is injured - can't bitch about him.

Kassian has had a fantastic start to the season - can't bitch about him.

"Journeyman" Higgens played great against Edmonton - can't bitch about him.

The result of Gillis' worst move to date, Keith Ballard, has been playing well this season - can't bitch about him.

A Gillis rookie draft pick (Schroeder) has been playing well in a prominent role - can't bitch about that.

The well is running dry when Garrison is being picked on! Who's next? The dismal PP? Fire Newell Brown 10 games in!
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby Tiger » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:37 pm

Herb said:
The well is running dry when Garrison is being picked on! Who's next? The dismal PP? Fire Newell Brown 10 games in!


Hmmm or maybe someone will actually call out the Sedin's ( Yeah I know on this board its like pissing in/on the HOLY GRAIL) ?
2 goals .. both on the PP.. no goals 5 on 5.. Dude hasn't got around to them yet..
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Re: So, who would you like in a return for Luongo

Postby SKYO » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:46 pm

Tiger wrote:Herb said:
The well is running dry when Garrison is being picked on! Who's next? The dismal PP? Fire Newell Brown 10 games in!


Hmmm or maybe someone will actually call out the Sedin's ( Yeah I know on this board its like pissing in/on the HOLY GRAIL) ?
2 goals .. both on the PP.. no goals 5 on 5.. Dude hasn't got around to them yet..


Because the Sedins are actually playing slick hockey, not for a full 60, but when they are good they are superstar good, creating and making tactical skillful plays, that is even making Kassian look like the 2nd coming of a Cam Neely/Bertuzzi/Hartnell/Lucic hybrid.

Garrison well yeah, he's out there being mediocre and not looking too awful.
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