Ontario Reign 19-20

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    new year, exciting team, ziggy will dump on them.
    rj may need his meds at the trade deadline
    haha
     
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    Sticky please
     
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    Go get ‘em tiger. Hope the kids tear it up.
     
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    I guess me being critical of a team that finished dead last with barely any NHL prospects on its AHL roster last season was completely unjustified.

    It's been a very long time since Ontario was full of young players who have a shot at becoming NHLers. It's about time they finally added a stable of prospects who have potential.
     
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    It will be a transition year for the Reign, and they should be improved. I would caution those that don't follow the AHL closely though, this is a tough league with a lot of veteran players, and it takes the kids, even with so-called NHL pedigrees sometime to adjust to the speed and strength of the opponent and learn to play with structure, all while playing a longer season with difficult travel that some are not used to (the grind). So don't expect miracles, but if anything this will be a deeper roster talent wise. They will have to replace the offense and goal scoring of Moulson, Amadio and Maillet, no small feet. If the overall team defense improves, this team will be competitive.
     
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    The team defense was a huge problem last season for Ontario. They were the worst team in the league defensively and also had the second worst PK unit in the league.

    I guess that may be an indication as to why they're carrying 20 defensemen on the roster.
     
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    So it looks like we are down to 32 players.........
    John Hoven | The Mayor, @mayorNHL reported;
    "First of those thinning moves expected to be announced soon. Look for goaltender Cole Kehler to head out to ECHL.
    Should be more to come."
     
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    He's also saying look for Bergh and Gottlieb (both on AHL deals) to also be heading out. Nothing announced by the Reign yet. I thought both those guys looked just fine last year in their limited games on a PTO last year, so that may be a good thing (roster is deeper talent wise).
     
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    Move Durzi up to RW and we are good!

    ;)
     
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    Still 9 defensemen in camp. That's a lot of guys not playing.
     
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    On LD

    Anderson, Brickley, Clague, Phillips

    On RD

    LaDue, Durzi, Strand

    Clague switch-hits.

    Chaz and the rest will have to sit or pack to Iowa. Literally the Cornfield.
     
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    I'm still of the opinion that Mikey gets a call up if Bjornfot returns to Sweden.
    LaDue can eat a foot long, Chaz just sucks....

    Anderson-Durzi
    Brickley-Clague
    Phillips-Strand
    LaDue
    Though i think Strand will sit in favor of LaDue while he regains his conditioning
     
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    LaDue will play. Unrealistic to think he won't, in fact, he'll likely be on the first pairing. The Stothers blender will likely be active, but I suspect something close to:

    Anderson-LaDue
    Brickley-Clague
    Stanton-Durzi or Strand
    Phillips, Reddekopp extras for now.
     
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    Forwards guess

    Kempe-AndersonDolan-Luff
    Eyssimont-Kupari-Frk
    Bouma-Prokhorkin-Rempal

    If my math was correct, Reign can only dress 5 vets each night (since our development vet players Frk and Prokhorkin have both played over 320 pro games) instead of the max of 6, and Sutter the captain will play. So I'm not sure how he's going to rotate players through, but Sutter can play C and LW. Vets per AHL designation of games played (if KHL games count, it says pro games in North America and European Elite leagues) are Kempe, Frk, Bouma, Prokhorkin and Stanton, along with Sutter. If Prokhorkin is either called up or leaves for the KHL when his EAC is available to him, the Vet issue will be no longer.

    4th line guys are a combo of Morrison (LW), Sodergran (LW/RW), Rymsha (C), Imama (LW) and Doty (RW). Is suspect Sodergran could see time up and down the line ups on the wings depending upon his effectiveness.
     
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    I'll be surprised if he's onthe top pairing with as bad and as rusty as he's looked.. Which is why I slotted him on the 3rd pairing while sitting Strand
     
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    Hi Kings fans...

    Just curious about Vilardi. Was he at training camp or has he even been skating yet? Any updates?
     
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    He's still shutdown. He has not been seen at training camp.
     
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    Thanks for the info . Not a kings fan but I'm rooting for him to bounce back.
     
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    I thinking something like
    Kempe-JAD-Luff
    Eyssimont-Kupari-Frk
    Sodergran-Prokhorkin-Rempal
    Imama-Sutter-Bouma

    LaDue-Strand
    Anderson-Durzi (Ontario played them together in the last preseason game and LA probably see them as the future 2nd pairing.)
    Phillips-Clague
     
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    The Ontario Reign on Twitter posted;

     
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    Reign forward lines in last practice before opening for real on Friday night.

    Kempe – Kupari – Luff
    Sutter – Anderson-Dolan – Rempal
    Eyssimont – Prokhorkin – Frk
    Sodergran – Bouma – Imama
    Morrison – Doty (extras)
     
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    That's a pretty deep and skilled AHL team.
     
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