Line Combos: Build your Habs 2018-19 line-up (3rd pairing RD)

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Who should be the 3rd pairing right defenseman ?

Poll closed Jul 25, 2018.
  1. Jordie Benn (LD)

    7 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. Simon Després (LD)

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Noah Juulsen

    20 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. Brett Lernout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Xavier Ouellet (LD)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. David Schlemko (LD)

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Domi a favor

    Domi a favor Former "DDs not undersized"

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    Assuming everybody is healthy.

    Max Domi (46,3%) - Jonathan Drouin (60,7%) - Brendan Gallagher (90,5%)
    Max Pacioretty (73,3%) - Phillip Danault (81,8%) - Nikita Scherbak (50%)
    Charles Hudon (42,6%) - Tomas Plekanec (45%) - Artturi Lehkonen (54,5%)
    Paul Byron (70%) - Jacob De La Rose (49,2%) - Joel Armia (84%)

    Victor Mete (51,7%) - Shea Weber (84,6%)
    Mike Reilly (51,4%) - Jeff Petry (100%)
    Karl Alzner (81,8%) - ????

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    Extras : xxxx - xxxx - xxxx

    1st call up (forward) : xxxx
    2nd call up (forward) : xxxx
    3rd call up (forward) : xxxx
    1st call up (defenseman) : xxxx
    2nd call up (defenseman) : xxxx
    1st call up (goaltender) : xxxx
     
  2. SpezNc2

    SpezNc2 Registered User

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    I want Mete-Juulsen in our lineup and start in MTL but part of me think it could be massive for their development to have an extra year of development in Laval.

    Mete/Juulsen could groom their offensive game in the minor. Bouchard could really help them mature their game.

    The Benn, Alzner, Schlemko were underwhelming last year but i can’t believe they will not be better this year. Also we have Reilly,Ouellete,Valiev Lernout, the 2 czech. Lots of options.

    Its not impossible to see Mete-Juulsen both start in Laval.

    If its the case maybe this lineup ( i know its bad)

    Alzner-Petry
    Reilly-Benn
    Ouellete-Schlemko
    Valiev

    when Weber is back we trade Benn for a late 2020 pick.

    I am not the one who want us to tank. But bergevin told us we were in a snooze period waiting for Peohling / Kotka.

    The plan should be focus on players development, bring good attitude, fight every game, see some improvement and maybe have another great draft and be ready to return in win mode in 2019-2020.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  3. Chili

    Chili Registered User

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    Liked what I saw of Lernout late last season .

    Doesn't he have to clear waivers now ?

    With Weber`s injury could see him making the opening roster .
     
  4. DramaticGloveSave

    DramaticGloveSave Voice of Reason

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    I kinda want Mete-Juulsen to play together in Laval and really try and elevate their offence, but I guess they are destined for the big club.
     
  5. voyageur

    voyageur All's I got is 2 Fives

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    With Weber out I think that the coaching staff will split up the two vets, needed to lead, Petry and Alzner

    Mete with Petry
    Alzner with Juulsen, which finished as a 20 minute per game pairing.

    Reilly competes with Mete.

    Benn is probably the front runner for 3rd pairing. Though Mete-Schlemko got some time together last year, if Reilly is paired with Petry.

    Schlemko/Benn are #7. Ouellet probably gets 8. I can't place Valiev as I have not seen him play.

    Lernout I think competes with Juulsen for one spot.

    With Agostino, Froese, Rychel, Grenier, Taormina and likely Depres as AHL vets, another vet is just overkill.

    Someone is going to get traded out of camp, unless Depres is cut.

    Czechs will get development time.

    But if you look at it, best case scenario is

    1. Petry
    2. Juulsen
    3. Mete
    4. Alzner
    5-8 interchangeable

    Could be scary. Though I think Richardson will make a difference.
     
  6. JFH

    JFH Registered User

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    would't be suprise to see David Sklenicka and Michal Moravcik forcing the Habs hands.
     
  7. JFH

    JFH Registered User

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    what i would like to see in 2018-2019

    First i trade (exemple) Patch (signed) + Paul byron + Jordie Been for a decent center ( Trocheck or Anisimov)

    Max Domi - Vincemt Trocheck - Jonathan Drouin
    Artturi Lehkonen- Phillip Danault- Brendan Gallagher
    Charles Hudon - Tomas Plekanec - Andrew Shaw
    Nicolas Desauniers - Jacob de la rose - Joel Armia



    Victor Mete - Shea Weber
    Mike Reilly - Jeff Petry
    Karl Alzner - Noah Juuslen
     
  8. Playmaker09

    Playmaker09 Valar Morghulis

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    Victor Mete - Shea Weber (Jordie Benn)
    Mike Reilly - Jeff Petry
    Karl Alzner - Noah Juulsen

    Surprisingly, I agree with how the pairings played out.

    What I do not want to see is Petry with Alzner or even Mete in a #1D role to start the season. Let's see what Reilly - Petry can do in a more transition/offensive role; the role they would actually be playing in a few years if we were to hypothetically be competeitive again.

    Same for Mete. We need to see if he has the capacity to play top pairing shutdown minutes next to Weber. So I'd rather see him get tough matchups right off the bat without Weber to shelter him for the first 3 months. Even if that means he's in over his head. So long as the expectations are kept low and he's given a good amount of leeway to make mistakes and learn, I believe you have a better shot at developing him into a player that can eventually play those minutes by learning to play against the other teams' best than by sheltering him.

    Alzner - Juulsen will get a ton of D-zone starts vs. 2nd-4th lines.
     
  9. Habricot

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    I would split the lines by nationalities ...

    Drouin, Daneaut, Hudon
    Pacioretty, Domi, Gallagher
    Sherbak, DelaRose, Arnia
    Lekohnen, Plekanek, Byron
    Deslaurier, McCaron, Shaw

    Mete - Weber
    Despres - Petry
    Reiley - Julsen

    Price Niemi
     

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