ATD 2011 Lineup Advice Thread II

Discussion in 'All Time Draft' started by Velociraptor, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Velociraptor

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    Continue all lineup discussion and advice here.
     
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    At this point , which combos would you like more:

    Wendel Clark - Savard - Pronovost
    Geoff Courtnall - C - Kovalev

    Geoff Courtnall - Savard - Pronovost
    Wendel Clark - C - Kovalev
     
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    What are courtnall's scoring finishes again?

    Wendel Clark was never a top 30 scorer in the NHL.
     
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    I'm not sure but he's got no top 10 finishes in normal goals , assists or points , he's got one top 10 even strenght goal but overall I drafted Courtnall for his overall game more than for his finishes.Planned to use him as the 4th line glue guy and he's got SOME offensive touch , and he's a very good playoff performer at this point.Thinking about it it doesnt seem to make a lot of differance one or the other.

    He's got two top 10 game winning goal including league leader one year.
     
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    Reen, I really don't think you can win with three pure scoring lines. I have three scoring lines myself, but that's a luxury having an elite two way center affords me. I also have a defensive left winger on every line.

    You seem to be building 3 lines that aren't going to be able to handle things in their own zone, and I don't think that's a recipe for success.
     
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    What are courtnall's defensive credentials?
     
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    You can find out scoring finishes on hockey reference past the top 10, but you have to go season by season through the 'skaters statistics' sorted by points.
     
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    Why not if my offense is better than the majority of the league?

    I also didn't draft my 4th line center yet.
    On my first line I will have the puck way more often than not and Gretzky is the best even-strenght player of all-time , by far.Elias isn't bad defensively.

    On my second line I have Savard which is an above average offense 2nd line center , Clark for physical and occasionnal offense and Pronovost.I have to make a bio for Pronovost before I can comment whether or not he's got any defensive game.

    My 3rd line is all defensive.

    My 4th line will depends on the center.

    I also think I have an above-average defense but that's just my opinion.

    I don't completely disagree with you , but looks like I will have to ride or die with the offensive team I created.
     
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    If you rely on the kasper line for every defensive zone draw, you are going to give them more ice time than gretzky. I'm also not a fan of having a flaky offense-only player like kovalev on a 4th line - I think there is zero chance of him playing hard with fourth line ice time.

    Believe me, it's better you hear this now than when younger done drafting.
     
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    well Kovalev is also useful on my 2nd unit powerplay , but anyway I dont get this ''you have to take all defensive draws with a defensive line'' , I can also just put Gretzky out there.

    what does flaky means
     
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    Basically, you should spend your next few picks looking for two way forwards in my opinion. Courtnall might be that guy- I always get him confused with another guy
     
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    what does flaky means , 3rd time I heard the word dont know what it means
     
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    'flake' is slang for someone who is unreliable. It also brings to mind lack of intensity and motivation.
     
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    Check a dictionary you'll see a pic of ALexei Kovalev.
     
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    elle est feuilletée
     
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    Would I be notably penalized for using Nicholls as a RW, where he played during his best 1.5 seasons with Gretzky and showed he could really excel, vs a C, where he spent most of his career? He's pretty balanced between goals and assists if it helps.
     
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    If you have Gretzky on his line, sure. Otherwise, leave him at his natural position of center.

    Gretz makes anybody better so citing a season and a half of boosted stats on Wayne's line means nothing about Bernie's ability at right wing.
     
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    It's not like Nicholls was a 100% Gretzky product on the right wing; there's a reason why it was probably the best season by a non-Kurri Gretzky wingman.
     
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    LF, for me it depends on the purpose of the line. If it's a standard 4th line, I think he can hit guys and chip in points fine from the wing
     
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    Depends on your definition of "standard", I suppose. I'm hoping to give Nicholls two good-offensive linemates who also bring good toughness, and if possible, defense (though I accept I'll probably have to sacrifice one.) Probably quasi-offensive, quasi-typical fourth line.
     
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    Reen could look to last year's Chicago Blackhawks for a team that went with three "offensive" lines and a defensive fourth line. All top 3 lines had at least a 1.5 ratio of offensive zone faceoffs to defensive zone faceoffs. And the fourth line with John Madden took almost twice as many d-zone draws as o-zone draws. It helped that the Hawks were a great puck possession team.

    I think you need at least one strong two-way line in your top 3 lines that can go against the other team's best, though. Chicago had that.
     
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    OPTION A:
    Richards - Sakic - Cook
    Demitra - Johansson - Finnigan

    OPTION B:
    Demitra - Sakic - Cook
    Richards - Johansson - Finnigan

    OPTION C:
    Demitra - Sakic - Cook
    Marleau - Richards - Finnigan

    Advice?
     
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    Chicago had the hossa line, which I assume is the two way line you are talking about. But they also had toews centering the top line who is apparently good enough defensively to be drafted here. :)

    That's more defense than reen has on his scoring lines, at least so far
     
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    Hhh, is there any proof other than hockey reference that demitra can play left wing?

    In his prime, he was listed as C/RW on yahoo fantasy hockey (yes, it's been around that long), and that's how I remember him.

    It's possible he did play LW after his prime - if he played it well, I'd buy him there.
     
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    I'd proably be inclined to Option C, if Demitra (who does have an AST at LW it seems) does get considered legitimate as a LW (which I think I can buy).
     

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