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Rochester Amerks 2019-2020 Season

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42 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

The Amerks starter the year with Lazar, Asplund, Thompson and Pilut in their roster.  Those guys are now all in Buffalo.  That's a ton of talent to lose off an AHL roster.  Blaming Mitts for the slide is complete BS.  

 

 

Is he the sole reason?  No.  Is he part of a lineup that hasn't played together showing little chemistry, terrible defense and suspect goaltending.  Yes.  

Casey isn't to blame but he hasn't helped much either. I delved into this subject on Rakish's podcast if anyone wants to listen.  They we're winning with Eric Cornel, Dalton Smith and Nathan Paetsch contributing.  

They just need a few games/practices together to get reacclimated with everyone.  Here is a nice tidbit:

 

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52 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

The Amerks starter the year with Lazar, Asplund, Thompson and Pilut in their roster.  Those guys are now all in Buffalo.  That's a ton of talent to lose off an AHL roster.  Blaming Mitts for the slide is complete BS.  

 

 

He was still rehabbing when the season started. Didn’t join the club until the season was well underway. They were winning just fine with the likes of Vail and a line with two dmen playing forward.

 

2 hours ago, Weave said:

You have to start wondering if the Amerks slide is related to Mitts in the lineup.

I’ve been wondering. The Amerks are puck movers. No one was trying to dangle their way into the zone until Mitts arrived. Goals are one thing but so isn’t possession. The opponent can’t score if you have the puck all the time. 

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On 1/9/2020 at 4:56 PM, Curt said:

I don’t know about that.  I think he was about as sheltered as was possible.  He was the 9th forward by avg ES TOI and he led the team in OZ start % at over 70%!

I suppose he could have gotten 9 mins per night on the 4th line with a couple plugs, but I don’t think that would have been any better for him.  I think he is the type of guy who needs to play on an offensively focused line with decent line mates, and if he isn’t ready to produce in that role then he shouldn’t be in the NHL yet.

Yup. They totally rushed him. In the name of Berglund/Mittelstadt replacing ROR in Bahts’ brain. 

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1 hour ago, triumph_communes said:

That wasn’t a terrible turnover lol. It was a crazy bouncing puck

It would help if you quoted the person you were answering.  Anyway, he took the puck and skated right into the teeth of the defense.  It was preventable.  He created the "crazy bouncing puck" you  are referring to. the puck was on his stick, prior to the redline with an outlet at his disposal.  He chose to create the crazy bouncing puck by pushing it into the Crunch defense.  It wasn't like he put it on a players stick in the slot but it immediately lead to a odd man rush and a goal.  See want you want to see.  

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21 minutes ago, inkman said:

It was preventable.  He created the "crazy bouncing puck" you  are referring to. the puck was on his stick, prior to the redline with an outlet at his disposal.  He chose to create the crazy bouncing puck by pushing it into the Crunch defense.

 I was referencing this very type of play in an earlier post. The way they’ve played all year involved a team effort entering the zone. If one player got in trouble there was help close by. Lots of puck possession that way. Driving off by yourself with no real plan for possession is foolish and something the kid still thinks he can get away with. Hopefully that’s the message they’re trying to get in his head.

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5 hours ago, inkman said:

Is he the sole reason?  No.  Is he part of a lineup that hasn't played together showing little chemistry, terrible defense and suspect goaltending.  Yes.  

Casey isn't to blame but he hasn't helped much either. I delved into this subject on Rakish's podcast if anyone wants to listen.  They we're winning with Eric Cornel, Dalton Smith and Nathan Paetsch contributing.  

They just need a few games/practices together to get reacclimated with everyone.  Here is a nice tidbit:

 

Yeah they need some scoring from other forwards, I think Mitts is second amongst the forwards in his 11 games there. 

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54 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Yeah they need some scoring from other forwards, I think Mitts is second amongst the forwards in his 11 games there.

Let's not fall in love with offensive stats. Everyone loves to. Especially with Dahlin and the like. Mittlestadt is talented but he's been on the ice for more goals against than for.  Casey can create, unfortunately we're never quite sure what team will be thr beneficiary.  

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UPL with the season debut for Rochester tonight. Let's see how he does with a ... slightly scuffling... Amerks squad the last few games. And a roster missing Pilut, Lazar, Tage, Asplund, etc. Hopefully K^6 can bring them a good spark.

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Gilmore with and end to end rush, dipsy doos around the D and roofs it.  Amerks 1-0.  

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Here's a UPL save and more important Casey Nelson doing something manly. 

 

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UPL just got schooled by a pro on the PP.  He'll learn from it.   Even at 1-1.  

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Mitts gathers his own rebound and scores.  Amerks 2-1.  

 

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On 1/12/2020 at 1:00 PM, GASabresIUFAN said:

The Amerks starter the year with Lazar, Asplund, Thompson and Pilut in their roster.  Those guys are now all in Buffalo.  That's a ton of talent to lose off an AHL roster.  Blaming Mitts for the slide is complete BS.  

 

 

I agree that they lost talent (although not sure how much above AHL average — since all NHL teams call their best AHL guys up periodically), but the bolded is a bit strong unless you’ve watched their games pre and post mitts’ arrival IMHO.  

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36 minutes ago, inkman said:

Mitts gathers his own rebound and scores.  Amerks 2-1.  

 

Am I crazy or did he kinda big-time his teammates on the high five row at the bench after his goal?

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9 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

Am I crazy or did he kinda big-time his teammates on the high five row at the bench after his goal?

I didn't see that at all

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Amerks lose in the SO.  Just an ugly game.  Refs sucked.  Hit about 4 posts.  

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3 minutes ago, inkman said:

On to the SO

Your insight serves you well...

A loss, but with a point earned. Did the team look like it's making improvements for when (hopefully) some reinforcements return? Or does it appear a bit disjointed?

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