Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by Sen sational, May 5, 2019.
Or the chicken line. White or brown meat?
Isn't that more of a turkey thing? Maybe the Thanksgiving line?
I was thinking of Swiss Chalet and St. Hubert orders, but the turkey thing made me laugh.
Hopefully, we will give thanks if this line delivers!
I think all 4 lines will be checking lines because the other teams will have the puck most of the time.
Tkachuk - L. Brown - White
Ryan - Pageau - Batherson (Duclair)
Balcers (Duclair) - Tierney - Boedker
Paul (Duclair) - Anisimov - C. Brown(could move around)
Chabot - Demelo
Wolanin - Zaitzev
Lajoie - Hainsey
Brannstrom (could slot in in a few different positions or ahead of Lajoie)
I doubt Boedker plays over Duclair. And Anisimov will likely be at a higher position as well. Brown will slot higher as well.
I’d leave the kids in Belleville. Play the placeholders and trade them at the deadline to clear space. It’s all about 2020-2021.
IMO most of the guys that have one way contracts signed & specifically the UFAs should all play to try & increase their value leading up to the trade deadline. Obviously, the guys that start the yr in Ottawa will not be the same guys who finish the yr, I expect that most of the UFAs will be traded. Once they have made some room they can call up the best prospects but it would also be nice if Belleville has a decent team to help them make the playoffs & hopefully win a title. They could also move a couple of other guys if they can find partners to take them like Ryan, Tierny, Anisimov or Duclair.
UFAs this yr who could be moved leading up to the trade deadline:
Pageau, Boedker, Ennis, Boro, DeMello, Hainsey, Anderson & Condon
It will be interesting to see how the lineup shapes up.
With DJ in charge and this being a development year, Boedker, and to a lesser degree Ryan, might have to do a little more to earn their spot in the lineup. I think Duclair may also have to do a little more as well as I don't see any of them as playing a DJ Smith style of game.
Obviously (C)Brown, Zaitsev and Ennis have a leg up due to familiarity.
Paul I think is a darkhorse to make the team; he plays a two way game (at least in the AHL) and I seem to recall Mann really praising his season. I think he said Paul was one of the most improved players on the team early in the season, and I think (L)Brown called him one of the best players in the league by March.
Maybe we try something like we did when Hoffman, Lazar and Stone all played together on the 4th line...
Edit: forgot about Anisimov... idk anymore. Probably no chance Brown Batherson and Paul all make the team unless there is an injury.
I totally didn't realize we have Ennis.
You must be super happy now then
Usually I'm not a fan of sarcasm, but yours seems fitting for this situation. I don't really understand why we are hiring these plugs, when we should be playing our youth and allowing them to make mistakes, develop and win.
Very well put.
You don't just hand things to a kid "because they're highly touted", they have to earn their spot in the lineup. If you teach the kids that NHL playing time is freely handed to them because of their draft ranking, they'll become complacent, and won't develop into regular NHLers properly.
You’re out to lunch man. Completely forgot about our newly acquired captain and longtime alternate.
Tkachuk Anisimov Batherson
MacArthur White Ryan
Brown Tierney Gaborik
Ennis Pageau Callahan
Don't know why you're so salty and abrasive? But I hope you know I wish you well. Whatever is bothering you will go away in time.
I will be thinking of you.
It’s a joke my friend. Tongue in cheek.
I thjnk this will be the most competitive training camp the sens have ever seen.
Batherson is the only guy i see as a lock to make the team. There will be heavy competition amongst the rest:
Davidsson paul kelly formemton abramov chlapik veronneau brown norris balcers rodewald
Brannstrom jbd jaros wolanin thompson lajoie alsing ebert
going to be exciting.
Honestly I don’t mind it. Ennis is a “benchmark” player. He’s been passed around the league now so guys trying to make the team know they need to be a step above him if they want to become full time NHLers. He could also find his game and become an asset at the deadline. IF not he’s easily buried.
Chabot - Demelo
Wolanin - Zaitzev
Lajoie - Hainsey
Unless they are absolutely unreal in camp, I don't think Brown and Brannstrom start the year in Ottawa.
Going in to this exercise with my "DJ Smith" cap on. Not necessarily what I want to see, but what I expect to see for game 1.
Tkachuk - White - C.Brown
Ennis - Anisimov - Batherson
Duclair - Tierney - Ryan
Paul/Formenton - Pageau - Davidsson/Balcers
Balcers/Paul - Boedkker
Chabot - Demelo/Jaros
Hainsey - Zaitsev
Wolanin - Demelo/Jaros
Boedkker just doesn't strike me as a DJS player in any capacity and he obviously has no future with this franchise. Wouldn't be surprised to see him get the Zack Smith treatment sometime between the start of training camp and the start of the season.
Hainsey/Zaitsev will get absolutely shelled as the shutdown pair, but I think that was kind of the point of bringing them in (let's the other pairings get the easier/offensive minutes). Boro could throw a wrench in things and end up splitting time with Jaros but I'm going to hold on to the faint hope that he's not going to have the same role under this staff that he has under the last two.
Tkachuk - White - Batherson
Duclair - anisimov - Ryan
Tierney - pageau - Brown
Boedker - Ennis - Balcers
Chabot - Demelo
Wolanin - Zaitsev
Hainsey - Jaros
its lets the kids marinate in Belleville. Move what is possible at the deadline/draft while keeping the core. Promote the kidfs and draft well. Keep the picks we alreadsy have and add to these. Having 5 in the top 60 so far is a great starting point.
In 2020-2021 the kids will come up to play. That's a roster worth looking forward to, especially if we get an impact player next year.
I actually hope we pick up a few vets just to force the kids to season a bit more. Id really like to crack down on the idea that our team is easier to make than others.
Essentially if any kid wants to crack our roster he has to be better than some similarly priced free wallet out there that we could land. Otherwise why rush the prospect? Send him back down until he breaks the door down.
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