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Offline gunnar36

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Luke Schenn
« on: January 22, 2013, 03:15:28 PM »
Currently watching Flyers - Devils game (thanks to free preview of Nhl Centre ice) and can't help but notice how well Luke Schenn is skating.  It is like night and day compared to last season and I'm not sure if this can be credited to working with Barb Underhill in off season or not but he looks like a very mobile physical dman right now.

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 07:29:20 AM »
I'm more worried about what's between his ears. He constantly made bonehead moves
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 07:40:47 AM »
So has he been his usual self, or does he look better?

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 07:42:26 AM »
He's probably been the same, and just looks better because we look at him differently now.

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 07:55:10 AM »
His skating looks better this year but nothing else has improved.

His puck handling is still atrocious looking and his passes are way too easy to pick up on.

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 08:16:02 AM »
I wonder what Flyers fans are saying about JVR his first couple of games....
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 08:17:44 AM »
I wonder what Flyers fans are saying about JVR his first couple of games....

I haven't even noticed JVR out there yet.  Not really sure what to expect from this guy, but I was hoping to actually see him get some scoring chances.

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 08:21:16 AM »
I wonder what Flyers fans are saying about JVR his first couple of games....

I haven't even noticed JVR out there yet.  Not really sure what to expect fcrom this guy, but I was hoping to actually see him get some scoring chances.

Im sure we'll see much improvement once he starts getting used to new line mates and life in the new city. It won't be time to panic for another half dozen games or so without noticeable improvement.
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 08:24:17 AM »
I wonder what Flyers fans are saying about JVR his first couple of games....

I haven't even noticed JVR out there yet.  Not really sure what to expect fcrom this guy, but I was hoping to actually see him get some scoring chances.

Im sure we'll see much improvement once he starts getting used to new line mates and life in the new city. It won't be time to panic for another half dozen games or so without noticeable improvement.

I don't think there's been that much scrutiny about him from Leafs fans yet.  Granted it's only 2 games and even Leafs fans don't freak out that quickly, but he has the benefit of being acquired for a guy that many fans were frustrated with in Schenn.  Had the Leafs traded someone who was playing very well and hadn't fallen out of favor with many fans I think there would be a lot more pressure on JVR to produce right away. 

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 08:38:20 AM »
I think the one thing he has been doing is he's been going to the net when the puck is in the offensive zone.  I've noticed him numerous times in front of the net and the D having trouble moving him.

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 01:39:48 PM »
Schenn going to the net?  Sure it's not his brother? :)
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 07:48:15 AM »
We know what Philly fans will see about JVR this morning after potting two last night and beauties they were. If Phaneuf or Komeserik can stop from breaking bones with their shots he may just last us the season.
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 06:08:04 PM »
Luke with a Goal and assist today. Also 11 hits.
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 03:59:44 PM »
Luke with a Goal and assist today. Also 11 hits.

he had plenty of hits with the leafs.  But he also had pley of bonehead plays.
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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 04:55:43 PM »
Luke with a Goal and assist today. Also 11 hits.

he had plenty of hits with the leafs.  But he also had pley of bonehead plays.

I've only seen parts of a couple of their games. I think during the Leafs-Rangers game, they commented he'd been their best dman the night before.

Schenns make presence felt
The Schenn brothers, Luke and Brayden, made their presence felt in the Flyers’ 7-1 wipeout of the awful Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

The most eye-opening stat: They combined for 16 of the Flyers’ 38 hits.

“It’s just part of our game; we both like to be physical,” said Brayden Schenn, a 21-year-old forward.

Luke Schenn, a 23-year-old defenseman, had 11 hits, a goal and an assist. Brayden Schenn had an assist on Matt Read’s third goal, delivered five hits and won five of seven face-offs.

It was the second straight strong game for Luke Schenn.

“He’s a real dependable guy for us,” coach Peter Laviolette said after the Flyers improved to 2-3. “He’s playing a lot of minutes, and I think he could play more if we needed him to.

“He’s gotten better every game.”


Luke is #3 in dmen ice time per game for the Flyers. #2 at even strength. And he was basically there before the Flyers suffered injuries.

After only 6 games, the stats can't be very conclusive but:
+2 ties for 1st on team
2 pts tied for 5th on team, 1st among dmen
Leads the team in hits with 19
5th on team in blocked shots
Of the 18 goals scored against the Flyers, he's been on for four of them (22% of goals against while playing 33% of the time = not bad)

so the stats doesn't reveal a big problem - in fact, so far, they're kind of good considering how the rest of the team has been going.

I didn't see any bad plays by Luke when I watched them. It looks like he's off to a respectable start.

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Re: Luke Schenn
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 04:55:43 PM »