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Curtis Lazar Called Up

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sheary still injured, Doubt he'll play much.   Though I wouldn't mind seeing him in Sobotka's spot.

 

 

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It’s like bringing a full size spare tire on a long road trip. You probably won’t use it but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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8 minutes ago, darksabre said:

I doubt Curtis even plays a game unless someone else gets hurt.

Yup.  It will take an injury for him to see the ice.

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19 minutes ago, darksabre said:

I doubt Curtis even plays a game unless someone else gets hurt.

Figured he'd be the call up. He might not play, but he'd be the best fit on the Larsson line if they want to try moving Okposo up in favor of Erod who has not made the Mitts line any better - so far.  

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I think they probably decided that they weren't inclined to make any changes to the lineup at this point, and thus that it would be a waste of TT's development time to call him up and not play him.  They are probably less concerned about this factor with Lazar.

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56 minutes ago, woods-racer said:

He's a one size fits all player.

The Matt Ellis of utility forwards?

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4 hours ago, Brawndo said:

For West Coast Trip 

Wait a sec.  They announced a call up for the West Coast trip before they play the home Dallas game tomorrow?

The timing of that seems strange.  Does Curtis get Rodrigues' spot on the 3rd line vs Dallas?

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20 minutes ago, Taro T said:

Wait a sec.  They announced a call up for the West Coast trip before they play the home Dallas game tomorrow?

The timing of that seems strange.  Does Curtis get Rodrigues' spot on the 3rd line vs Dallas?

Interesting.  Probably not after 2 straight wins but far from impossible.  

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The team is leaving for California right after the game tomorrow and with Rochester playing in Providence yesterday and Hartford Today, maybe they wanted him in Buffalo ASAP. 

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12 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

Figured he'd be the call up. He might not play, but he'd be the best fit on the Larsson line if they want to try moving Okposo up in favor of Erod who has not made the Mitts line any better - so far.  

After seeing all the praise heaped on the Larsson line for their effectiveness and overall play, I would be surprised to see that combo broken up before their play slips.

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14 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

Figured he'd be the call up. He might not play, but he'd be the best fit on the Larsson line if they want to try moving Okposo up in favor of Erod who has not made the Mitts line any better - so far.  

 

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I get that, but Okposo also has a better shot than ERod and is more like Sheary than ERod so you might try that and see as Lazar would fit better in that spot based on his abilities and limitations. It's unlikely, but you'd have to see if the line suffered badly without Okposo or if it was still good with another body in that spot. Ideally, nothing changes as it's working now. 

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I thought ERod's speed showed well against the Stars.  I'd leave him right where he is for a few games.  That line is starting to look good.  It seemed like they were trying to take a page out of the LOG play book today:  Don't worry about scoring chances, just keep the puck in the offensive zone.  Eventually I think the line will mature and start popping some goals.

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13 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

I get that, but Okposo also has a better shot than ERod and is more like Sheary than ERod so you might try that and see as Lazar would fit better in that spot based on his abilities and limitations. It's unlikely, but you'd have to see if the line suffered badly without Okposo or if it was still good with another body in that spot. Ideally, nothing changes as it's working now. 

Why change your 3rd line to fix your 4th line? 

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14 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

I get that, but Okposo also has a better shot than ERod and is more like Sheary than ERod so you might try that and see as Lazar would fit better in that spot based on his abilities and limitations. It's unlikely, but you'd have to see if the line suffered badly without Okposo or if it was still good with another body in that spot. Ideally, nothing changes as it's working now. 

There's been 1 line that Krueger has routinely raved about.  Really don't see RK breaking that line up to try to get a line getting about 6 less minutes per game rolling.

Especially when with any other player the Sabres tried with Larsson and Girgensons last year (excepting the guy who walked away) the trio couldn't come close to getting the results (primarily shutdown but even at the other end) that they got with Okposo there.

If the team lost the 1st couple on this road trip could see Lazar getting time on the Mittelstadt line but can't see the Larsson line getting altered barring injury.

And purely out of curiosity, in what way is Okposo more like Sheary than Rodrigues is?

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11 hours ago, LGR4GM said:

Why change your 3rd line to fix your 4th line? 

The idea would be to make that line better, while not making the other one significantly worse. Vesey is playing in a more defensively oriented role and ERod can't score (never has been able to) so Mitts has no one to pass to. Again, I wouldnt' tweak it just for the heck of it, but in the long run that line does have to be made better.

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10 hours ago, Taro T said:

And purely out of curiosity, in what way is Okposo more like Sheary than Rodrigues is?

better shot. better goal scorer, tougher along the wall and in close. 

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