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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Mar 13 @ 11:58 AM ET
Eklund: Who Can(or Can't)"just flip a switch" also big changes in Proj Stand. [email protected]
guno89
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island, NY
Joined: 07.08.2007

Mar 13 @ 12:11 PM ET
EK must have hit his head the Flyers aren't making the playoffs!
Streit2ThePoint
Montreal Canadiens
Location: it's disgusting how good you are at hockeybuzz.
Joined: 09.20.2013

Mar 13 @ 12:24 PM ET
Never change, Eklund.
Matthews_Auston
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 04.30.2016

Mar 13 @ 12:27 PM ET
So Edmonton making playoffs but Vegas isn't? Got it. Thanks.
dickflair
Joined: 02.21.2018

Mar 13 @ 12:34 PM ET
Never change, Eklund.
- Streit2ThePoint

unfortunately, it looks like he never will.
wbon22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 02.21.2008

Mar 13 @ 12:39 PM ET
Still not sure about Vegas not making it ...but....

On the larger point of the blog, it is sometimes hard going on impossible for a TEAM to flip the switch. That is why some coaches burn out the team, by standing on them from day one to ensure they don't go into a slump. It is very possible for some players. Claude Giroux is a perfect example, as is Jake Voracek. Both are capable of coasting for shifts, periods and games at a time. Then...they are the most dominant things on ice.

That does not mean that they can turn a team around...that is a rare thing.
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: I'm gonna take you to the terry fold place, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Mar 13 @ 12:51 PM ET
Pens beat the Bruins not the Caps.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Mar 13 @ 12:58 PM ET
Pens beat the Bruins not the Caps.
- glove_was_stuck

They beat both.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Mar 13 @ 12:59 PM ET
Tampa has really been struggling lately. They only beat TOR by 4 the other night.
BestRapperAlive
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: OEL is one of the greatest players of his generation - James Tanner
Joined: 06.21.2012

Mar 13 @ 12:59 PM ET

Is this really blog-worthy Ek?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: At his absolute peak, Seabrook still not as good as Gardiner-James_Troller
Joined: 02.01.2016

Mar 13 @ 1:13 PM ET
Eklund: Who Can(or Can't)"just flip a switch" also big changes in Proj Stand. [email protected]
- Eklund

Habs with big win over Red Wings. Epic.
slyall41
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 01.11.2006

Mar 13 @ 1:29 PM ET
So Edmonton in going to go 12-0-1. I wouldn't want to be Calgary with them going in with that record
PapaSquat
Florida Panthers
Location: Smokes Crack :), NY
Joined: 06.02.2015

Mar 13 @ 1:35 PM ET
Never change, Eklund.
- Streit2ThePoint


Never change, Dwayne Kissel (fixed)
tincup
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 07.21.2006

Mar 13 @ 1:48 PM ET
So Edmonton in going to go 12-0-1. I wouldn't want to be Calgary with them going in with that record
- slyall41


Would rather them than SJ. Including their current streak, the Sharks will finish 18-0-0.
FoxMulder
Nashville Predators
Location: MURFREESBORO, TN
Joined: 02.26.2018

Mar 13 @ 2:02 PM ET
The Preds have an off switch, they used it in February.
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

Mar 13 @ 2:19 PM ET
This is bad and you should feel bad
bulet13
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Faceoffs, Plus/Minus, and PIMs...the Holy Trinity, TX
Joined: 03.10.2013

Mar 13 @ 2:54 PM ET
couldn't find a way to arbitrarily put the flyers in the playoffs this time huh?
bulet13
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Faceoffs, Plus/Minus, and PIMs...the Holy Trinity, TX
Joined: 03.10.2013

Mar 13 @ 2:55 PM ET
So Edmonton making playoffs but Vegas isn't? Got it. Thanks.
- Matthews_Auston


It's not Ek's fault you dont understand simple math and probabilities and hockey
cranktheradio
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Greensburg, PA
Joined: 07.02.2011

Mar 13 @ 3:34 PM ET
I think it's more about player experience when "flipping a switch". Veterans, who have gone deep into the playoffs, will coast at times during the regular season knowing that their bodies will need to be fresh come playoffs.
itwasin
Location: Halloween 1950 - March 4 1994, AB
Joined: 09.28.2013

Mar 13 @ 3:47 PM ET
Which one of them flipped the switch and scored 6 goals in the 3rd period?
Which one scored 15 goals in their last 2 games and scored a grand total of 1 in the 2 games before that?
Talk about flipping a switch!
And 14 points for one line in 1 game! after about 3 points total in the previous 2 weeks?
One player 6 points in 1 game after getting 1 goal in how many weeks?

Some teams can sure flip a switch. You got that right!
Darksyde
Season Ticket Holder
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Darksydalla - Proud Member of EEPFL Laughing Stock, ON
Joined: 07.11.2007

Mar 13 @ 6:55 PM ET
No offense, Ek, but with so many milestones and records last night alone, the fact that little to nothing was said by you, our fearless leader, in his blog, is a bit galling.

I know you give ample space and opportunity to bloggers to do that, but I feel such milestones should at least be worth a mention in your blog as well. Just sayin.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Mar 13 @ 7:48 PM ET
Which one of them flipped the switch and scored 6 goals in the 3rd period?
- itwasin


Dude, don’t get too excited....you played the AHL Devils. The fact that you were losing to such a bad team going into the 3rd should be worrisome
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: 6ixside, ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Mar 13 @ 7:51 PM ET
Holy poop, didnt think the Queefs implosion would start this early!! Red Light Freddie is showing signs of wearing out again, they kept the wrong backup and were forced to give him too many games



At least they are already looking mid playoff form




Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Mar 13 @ 7:51 PM ET
LeBron James
Tweaterben
Minnesota Wild
Location: PROFESSIONAL CHOKE ARTISTS, MN
Joined: 10.19.2008

Mar 13 @ 9:57 PM ET
Eklund, can you reach out to someone at the Wild organization, and tell them about this switch thing? They haven't known of its existence in the past 6 years.
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