Half-Assed GDT: Blues vs. Ducks| Half-assed slumpbuster|4pm

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  1. The Note HFBlues GDT/Chiefs Sponsor

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    Projected Lineups

    :blues

    Perron-O'Reilly-Kyrou
    Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko
    Sanford-Thomas-Hoffman
    Clifford-Joshua-Blais

    Krug-Faulk
    Dunn-Scandella
    Walman-Bortuzzo

    Husso/Binnington

    VS.


    :ducks2

    Comtois - Lundestrom - Rakell
    Zegras - Henrique - Terry
    Grant - Getzlaf - Jones
    Deslauries - Steel - Silfverberg

    Fowler - Hakanpaa
    Welinski - Shattenkirk
    Manson - Drysdale

    Miller
    Dostal


     
  2. Ted Hoffman Yes, I really am better than you.

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    We may have to go to half-assed GDTs where it's "hey, this is the GDT." No info, no pictures, nothing.
     
  3. MissouriMook Still just a Mook among men Sponsor

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    Score Blue. Shoot Duck. Win game.

    Remember - Forecheck, Backcheck, Paycheck.
     
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    Who is in net for game?
     
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    The Blues need to win
    Why can’t we beat the ducks?
    Time for victory
     
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    I’d assume Blais goes back in for DLR. We are getting zero production out of the 4th line which hurts when the team is struggling to score right now.
     
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    We reap what we sow
    Faustian deal for the cup
    Hope fades to darkness
     
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  9. stl76 No. 5 in your programs, No. 1 in your hearts

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    Hmmm wouldn't mind seeing these lines for a bit...

    Sanford - ROR - Perron
    Schwartz - Schenn - Kyrou
    Hoffman - Thomas - Vova
     
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  10. Stupendous Yappi Any famous last words? Not yet!

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    I don’t think that 3rd line can hold possession long enough to actually produce a scoring chance.
     
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    I agree. That 3rd line is also a potential train wreck defensively.
     
  12. stl76 No. 5 in your programs, No. 1 in your hearts

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    Haha I don't think they'd be THAT bad, and we could shelter them a bit with offensive zone starts against weaker defenders. I like the idea of helping Vova get some mojo back by having Thomas feed him some opportunities against easier defensive matchups.

    EDIT this is also under the assumption that opponents would have to put their best defenders out against the Schwartz - Schenn - Kyrou line.
     
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    I agree with you on putting Tarasenko on with Thomas. I think it would benefit both of them. It is the addition of Hoffman that bothers me. I would prefer a defensively sound winger, or a banger to create some space for them. Sanford could be that guy, but unfortunately we never seem to know when he is on his game.
     
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  14. stl76 No. 5 in your programs, No. 1 in your hearts

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    At this moment, I'm less concerned with defense and more concerned with getting the team scoring goals (and getting Vova going in particular). Hey, I could be wrong tho...wouldn't be the first time won't be the last.
     
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    Would like to see Kyrou back on Schenn line and Tarasenko with ROR to see if he can get him going.
     
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    When I try to structure best lines, is it bad I don’t have anywhere I like Hoffman?
     
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    Lol! I was just thinking the same thing.
     
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  18. Linkens Mastery Previously SchwartzBluesFirst

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    He really just doesn't fit anywhere. Good player, just doesn't fit here. He be great on a team like the Penguins tho.
     
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    I always try to think of the best ways to optimize a players strengths. Hoffman is fast, has a great shot with a superb release, and has a knack for finding the right spot. Theoretically, he should thrive on thrive on a line that creates a bit of chaos, like with Schenn and Schwartz, but for some reason that doesn't work. It is a bit frustrating.
     
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    Early game, early pain.
     
  21. Vincenzo Arelliti He Can't Play Center

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    I think the key is upgrading Sanford into a legitimate threat that can also play defensively (essentially a consistent Sanford). I wonder how cheaply Forsberg/Arvidsson could be had out of Nashville.
     
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    What would you want for Schwartz if he had term? That is what they would want to their top guys.
     
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    I think a Sanford - Thomas - Hoffman third line could work well. Thomas and Hoffman played pretty well with Blais in limited time together and historically Sanford has done really well on Thomas' wing.
     
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    This team has shown in the past that they will go through some pretty bad offensive droughts. Then they usually snap out of it by scoring 4-5. This kinda feels like it could be that game.

    Miller is in net too so that helps but he seems to play well against the Blues. Anyways, this Blues team is talented to not score like this. Guys are getting healthy and now have some games under their belt to get up to speed. Now is the time we should start to see it come together.
     
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    The problem with that line is nobody will dig out pucks. None of those guys are workers. That’s where someone like Sunny would be great fit on Thomas wing.
     

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