Speculation: 2017-18 NHL Depth Charts

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by caley, May 4, 2017.

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  1. SCampo98

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    Don't really agree with Toronto's depth chart. Matthews is definitely now a no. 1 centre. Also, Rosen will surely slot ahead of marincin/marchenko in the line-up.
     
  2. caley

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    Tough to say. Matthews only played about a minute more per game than Kadri/Bozak. And when you factor in Even-Strength ATOI that total shrinks a bit (Only 49 seconds more for Matthews over Kadri). Plus when it comes to deployment, Matthews is often played against other units, while Kadri is usually used against opponents top lines. So it's not that cut and dried.

    Plus I'm largely going off of how the lines are listed on TV broadcasts, as well as what their beatwriters tweet out


    I explained this in the second post
    Until I see Rosen starting ahead of Marchenko or Marincin in the lineup, I'm going to stick with the lineups provided. I mean, there's a very real chance Rosen could start with the Leafs, but he could also very well play in the AHL to start this season as he's only played two full seasons in the SHL, so far.
     
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    I'm sorry if this sounds negative after you went you all that work, but these bear such little resemblance to how the 2018 lines will be constructed. I'm having a hard time seeing the value of the exercise.
     
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    well obviously its going to change with prospects coming up like hischier, patrick, lindblom, chabot, white, debrusk, barzal, etc. Hard to predict where they end up, line wise, so this is a great first step.
     
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    For Buffalo:

    Bailey is a RW
    Nylander is a LW

    Antipin is a RD

    and if Reinhart is going to be called a RW (which is fine), Girgensons should be called a LW, not a C
     
  6. caley

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    Bailey played more LW and Nylander more RW over the last half a season+ in Rochester.

    Good to know, will update.

    Girgensons lined up more at Center than seemingly any other position, hence why I have him at C.
     
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    Some jersey numbers for the Flames need to be updated:

    Spencer Foo wears #15
    Mike Smith wears #41
    Eddie Lack wears #31
    Travis Hamonic wears #24
    David Rittich wears #33
     
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    It's not meant to reflect lines. It's meant to show which positions a team is deep in versus which ones they are not. I, for one, have found it very useful in looking at what positions are other teams' real need.
     
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    Rangers coaching staff adds Ruff for Beukeboom, btw.
     
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    wait, you have Matthews with Komarov and Kapenan? do you realize how many injries would have to be for that to be even a remote possibilty?

    we are talking JVR, Nylander, Marner, Kadri, Brown at the bare minimum and they would all have to be out at the same time

    That is not going to happen
     
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    These are not lines...
     
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    Would be quite useful to quote atop of the first submit.
     
  13. caley

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    Was this ever confirmed? I saw speculation that Ruff was coming in, but never saw it confirmed amid the free agent madness
     
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    Boone Jenner is #38 and Jack Johnson is a LD

    Mark Pysyk is a RD

    Good stuff though! :)
     
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    great info, thanks. for boston, o'gara is a lefty and bjork played RW at notre dame and seems most comfortable there. given the ton of LW depth boston has, he's probably ticketed for the right side.
     
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    Injuries dictated. Girgs would do face-offs then move to wing quite often as well.
     
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    Are the D positions assigned purely on handedness? In other words, does it assume everyone is playing their natural side?

    The amount of work that went into this is evident, and much appreciated!
     
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    Unless I'm told otherwise, yes. :laugh: I'll be adjusting all these come training camp time when one gets a better idea of where teams see players playing.
     
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    Boyle will wear #11 and Johansson #90 for the Devils
     
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    So Montreal's top two centers are guys who have been wingers at the NHL level? Bergevin said when asked if Drouin will play center that it is up to Julien. Has Julien said these guys will play center?
     
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    Chris Kunitz has been confirmed to wear #14 for the Lightning.
     
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    Kurtis MacDermid is a RD
    Thanks
     
  23. Riding The Pine

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    He is LD, played with Vincent LoVerde most of the season who is RD, shoots left and is listed as a LD almost every site.

    Thanks
     
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    You are correct. My apologies.
     
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    I think it makes a lot more sense to keep Tanev as a LW (where he drops to 6th behind Copp & Matthias) and to move Connor to 4th RW (as he plays RW regularly anyway).

    At 4C, I might be more inclined to put a natural C like Petan or Roslovik over Copp (a LWer)
     

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