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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2011, 09:19:56 PM »
Picking up the playoffs would be a switch from Sportsnet. They've carried the All-Star Game for several years.

Here's the link, no mention of the playoffs.
http://theahl.com/ahl-sportsnet-announce-5-year-deal-p172795

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2011, 06:48:38 PM »
Not to read too much into this but Aulie is a team worst -4 on the season so far.
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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2011, 05:43:32 PM »
Joe Colborne scored the OT winner and assited on 2 others today, bringing his total to 10 pts (4G, 6A) in 10 games.

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2011, 05:44:58 PM »
Joe Colborne scored the OT winner and assited on 2 others today, bringing his total to 10 pts (4G, 6A) in 10 games.

10 points in 5 games, actually. Currently tied for the AHL scoring lead.

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2011, 05:47:07 PM »
Joe Colborne scored the OT winner and assited on 2 others today, bringing his total to 10 pts (4G, 6A) in 10 games.

10 points in 5 games, actually. Currently tied for the AHL scoring lead.

yup. typo!

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2011, 05:57:41 PM »
Joe Colborne scored the OT winner and assited on 2 others today, bringing his total to 10 pts (4G, 6A) in 10 games.

10 points in 5 games, actually. Currently tied for the AHL scoring lead.

Henny was saying the other day that his game has changed for the better also. He is using his size to go aggressively to the front of the net and it's obviously paying off. He may end up being a pretty sure bet to be a call up soon enough, especially at the rate the injuries are going on the big club.
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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2011, 06:02:55 PM »
Joe Colborne scored the OT winner and assited on 2 others today, bringing his total to 10 pts (4G, 6A) in 10 games.

10 points in 5 games, actually. Currently tied for the AHL scoring lead.

Henny was saying the other day that his game has changed for the better also. He is using his size to go aggressively to the front of the net and it's obviously paying off. He may end up being a pretty sure bet to be a call up soon enough, especially at the rate the injuries are going on the big club.

More good news, nice to hear.
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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2011, 06:20:50 PM »
http://theahl.com/stats/statdisplay.php?type=skaters&subType=27&season_id=37&leagueId=4&lastActive=&singleSeason=&confId=0

Keith Aulie at the bottom of the team with no points -5?

Sent down AHL Blues?

I haven't seen a whole game. Just bits and pieces. Anyone with any insight?

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2011, 06:31:51 PM »
Henny was saying the other day that his game has changed for the better also. He is using his size to go aggressively to the front of the net and it's obviously paying off. He may end up being a pretty sure bet to be a call up soon enough, especially at the rate the injuries are going on the big club.

All good news on the Colborne front, though, I think I'd prefer to see him stick with the Marlies and dominate the AHL for the entire season. While it's nice that he's using his size and strength to his advantage, the more he's at a level where he's clearly successful with it, the more it will begin to become instinctual, and that's what I'd really like to see from him.
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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2011, 06:36:05 PM »
All good news on the Colborne front, though, I think I'd prefer to see him stick with the Marlies and dominate the AHL for the entire season. While it's nice that he's using his size and strength to his advantage, the more he's at a level where he's clearly successful with it, the more it will begin to become instinctual, and that's what I'd really like to see from him.

I agree, I wasn't stating what I'd like to see, as I see it much like you do. I was only stating what I think would happen if the center ice men continue to go down to injury. I believe Burke see's it this way also, but they may end up having no choice, as he would clearly be the best center to bring up into the top 6, if there was another injury at center ice.
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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2011, 06:38:33 PM »
Joe Colborne scored the OT winner and assited on 2 others today, bringing his total to 10 pts (4G, 6A) in 10 games.

10 points in 5 games, actually. Currently tied for the AHL scoring lead.

This good -- I'd heard he'd started with 6 in 3. So 4 pts in 7 games would have been sub par ... 4 in the next 2 is great. Let's hope he keeps it up.

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2011, 06:53:56 PM »
Henny was saying the other day that his game has changed for the better also. He is using his size to go aggressively to the front of the net and it's obviously paying off. He may end up being a pretty sure bet to be a call up soon enough, especially at the rate the injuries are going on the big club.

All good news on the Colborne front, though, I think I'd prefer to see him stick with the Marlies and dominate the AHL for the entire season. While it's nice that he's using his size and strength to his advantage, the more he's at a level where he's clearly successful with it, the more it will begin to become instinctual, and that's what I'd really like to see from him.

I've not seen enough of him to say definitively but I thought his skating needed work, mostly just keep his feet moving, what you're suggesting works for me. I think his skillset is pretty good, diamond in the rough-ish-y.
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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2011, 03:44:14 PM »
mirtle James Mirtle Joey Crabb has been named the AHL player of the week.

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2011, 06:06:12 PM »
I reviewed the highlights of the games, saw brief parts of a few of their games previously and then I watched yesterday's game (some of it twice).

I also looked at goals against stats for each skater (while they were on the ice).

That's hardly a complete set of info but let's just say I had a look.

I wanted the Leafs to try to get Colborne as part of the Kaberle package so I'm not down on him and remain hopeful.

I was encouraged by what I saw. He seems more confident, a little more aggressive and he did well anticipating offence. He's got decent offensive ability - and he's better than what I saw of him last year. I think Joey Crabb would tell you that he would have been hard pressed to win AHL player of the week without Colborne's contributions.

I'm not 100% sold yet though. In spite of his stats, I still think he has plenty of work to do in the AHL. I'd like to see him get stronger on the draw - maybe taking a page out of Steckel's use of his size to be more dominant in the faceoff circle.

I continue to feel he seems to generate enough speed with his skating and moves pretty well when he wants to. There are times when he's kind of watching and not moving his legs and other times when, as I've mentioned before, he skates big circles rather than tighter ones and doesn't always go in a straight line to where he needs to be with respect to position. If you doubt his ability to skate in the NHL, watch a clip of Steckel or Antropov skating and then watch Joe (two big men). It's no contest in my opinion. He can definitely skate well enough to play in the NHL in my opinion and on an end to end rush, he can move quite well up the ice - he's not getting left in the dust and he's probably faster than a number of NHL dman.

I've found the announcers like Millen misrepresent the current issues with his game.

Time and again, I've seen him helping on defence going back to last year. Yesterday for example, Lashoff pinched and was in a puck battle deep in the offensive zone. Joe took his spot on the point and stuck with it. The opponent won the puck battle and broke out in a two on one ... with Joe the only man back. Joe prevented the pass and across as he should and dropped to his belly attempting to block the shot that didn't find the back of the net. So he continues to have a good defensive conscience and a willingness to act upon it. He just needs the experience to get better at it - to make improved decisions in his efficiency to act quickly.

I'd say right now, he's very roughly average as an AHLer defensively - not ready for prime time yet but he's progressing nicely.

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2011, 06:32:07 PM »
You're harshing my Colborne mellow, dude.  8)

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Re: Marlies Talk
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2011, 06:32:07 PM »