Line Combos: Game 3 lines

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  1. Step

    Step It's been a tough year...

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    Lots of speculation going on in the Spezza injury thread. With our #1 Centre (finally) back, who should Paulrus field, line-wise?

    Discuss.

    Personally, I like MAK's suggestions.

     
  2. Emery

    Emery Registered User

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    Greening-Spezza-Michalek reunion?
     
  3. GoSensGo6172

    GoSensGo6172 BELIEVE!

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    Would love to see Greening/Spezza/MM. And if Spezza cannot get MM going than nothing will.

    That should make the Sens more dangerous offensively.
     
  4. BigZKingK

    BigZKingK Registered User

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    Cony spezza mm9
    Payjew turris Alfie
    Greening zibby silf
    Condra smith neil
     
  5. dingbatz

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    I'd like to see Zibby on the wing. I think it would be exciting to see what he could do with the lines mixed up a bit.
     
  6. 18Hossa

    18Hossa And Grace, Too

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    Greening-Spezza-Michalek
    Silfverberg-Turris-Alfie
    Conacher-Pageau-Zibanejad
    Condra-Smith-Neil
     
  7. Caeldan

    Caeldan Whippet Whisperer

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    Probably this.
    Any word if Wiercioch will be healthy in time?
     
  8. Shanny

    Shanny Let's Win It All

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    Michalek-Spezza-Silfverberg
    Conacher-Turris-Alfie
    Zibanejad-Pageau-Condra
    Greening-Smith-Neil
     
  9. LeTigre

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    Michalek Spezza Alfredsson
    Silfverberg Turris Zibanejad
    Greening Pageau Condra
    Conacher Smith Neil
     
  10. Micklebot

    Micklebot Moderator

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    Both those line-ups break up the most effective line we had so far, Pageau with Condra. Gotta keep them together.
     
  11. Step

    Step It's been a tough year...

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    Not a bad point at all.
     
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    Greening-Spezza-Michalek
    Conacher-Turris-Alfredsson
    Zibanejad-Pageau-Silfverberg
    Condra-Smith-Neil

    Damn, the lines look so different with Spezza in it.
     
  13. Sarcasticus

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    F1: Michalek - Spezza - Silverberg (scoring)
    F2: Greening - Turris - Alfie (scoring)
    F3: Conacher - Pageau - Condra (energy/defensive)
    F4: Latendresse/Zibanejad/Kassian - Smith - Neil (crash)

    D1: Methot - Cowen (shutdown)
    D2: Gonchar - Grbya/Benoit/Weircoch (Puck moving)
    D3: Phillips - Karlsson (Special Teams)

    I could easily switch Conacher and Greening though. I would also consider switching Neil for Condra if Pagers and Cony start getting cheap shotted. Also, I'd be really tempted to start Kassian on Sun.
     
  14. Benjamin

    Benjamin Differently Financed

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    Greening-Spezza-Michalek
    Conacher-Turris-Alfie
    Smith-Zibanejad-Silfverberg
    Condra-Pageau-Neil
     
  15. SixthSens

    SixthSens RIP Fugu

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    Pageau - Spezza - Michalek
    Conacher - Turris - Alfie
    Greening - Zibanejad - Silfverberg
    Latendresse/Condra - Smith - Neil

    Juggle as required.
     
  16. Icelevel

    Icelevel -+-+-*-+-*-+-=???

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    Spezza should be playing with alfie. Senators 101
     
  17. The Flower

    The Flower Somebody hold me

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    Greening - Spezza - Michalek
    Zibanejad - Turris - Alfie
    Conacher - Pageau - Silfverberg
    Condra - Smith - Neil

    If Silfverberg played the left side (I can't remember if he does), then I would make this adjustment:

    Greening - Spezza - Michalek
    Silfverberg - Turris - Alfie
    Conacher - Pageau - Condra
    Zibanejad - Smith - Neil
     
  18. Micklebot

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    I'd be happy so long as we keep pairs of forward together.

    Spezza has had some good chemistry of late with Michalek (35 goals last year, and started this season with a point in all 5 games with Spezza)
    Turris and Alfredsson have shown to be a reasonable match, and will likely fair better with more favourable match-ups having Spezza back.
    Pageau has been great with Condra.
    Smith and Neil make a good energy line.

    That leaves Greening, Silfverberg, Conacher and Zibanejad to rotate as the wingers, and I don't think any of them would look out of place on any of the lines, just mix up that last winger until chemistry is found.
     
  19. Hossa18

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    I think we need to make a few changes to the lineup to shake things up, so I would do something like this:


    Greening Spezza Michalek
    Stone\Hoffman Turris Alfredsson
    Zibanejad Pageau Silfverberg
    Condra Smith Neil


    Methot Gryba
    Cowen Gonchar
    Phillips Karlsson

    I would sit Conacher out because he has been taking too many penalties and because we need to try something different. If Gryba is ready to play I would pair him with Methot as our shutdown duo and shelter Karlsson's minutes......I am not down on Karlsson and commend him for playing but he is clearly no better than 60% at the moment.....We need to punish Malkin and Crosby every chance we get and I believe that Methot, Cowen and Gryba should be able to do so.
     
  20. LeTigre

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    Wild that we are the only two to suggest it thus far despite Ottawa's back being up against the wall.
     
  21. Karlstrobe

    Karlstrobe All Hail the Flow

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    Greening - Spezza - Alfy
    Silfverberg - Turris - Michalek
    Zibby - Pageau - Condra
    Conacher/Lats - Smith - Neil

    Complete shuffle
     
  22. Tampacuseforever

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    Greening. Spezza. 9MM
    Conacher Turris. Alfie
    Zib. Pageau. Silf
    Neil. Smith Condra
     
  23. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    Silfverberg looked dangerous on line with Spezza to start the year. I think they'll replicate that.

    Silfverberg-Spezza-Michalek
    Zibanejad-Turris-Alfredsson
    Conacher-Pageau-Condra
    Greening-Smith-Neil

    That looks deeep.
     
  24. thadd

    thadd Oil4Life

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    Wouldn't it be at least a little surprising to see Spezza playing first line minutes in his first game back? I wouldn't be surprised to see him slotted onto the second line. Who knows. I could be crazy.
     
  25. Countdown0

    Countdown0 #teamErik

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    Silfverberg - Spezza - Michalek
    Greening - Turris - Alfie
    Condra - Pageau - Zibanejad
    Conacher - Smith - Neil

    Spezza coming back should obviously go back to his spot on the first line. Michalek seems to play his best to Spezza's right, and Silfverberg has the shot and the hands to take advantage of Jason's passes. Jason doesn't necessarily have to play 1st line minutes, but put him out there for offensive zone face offs, and 5-on-5 for some time with the more natural scorers on the team.

    I feel like Greening should get some time out there with Alfie, given how well he did in game 2. Alfie can get the puck to the net, and Greening has been looking for any excuse to go to the paint. Make it happen.

    Condra with Pageau just seems to work. They both have great speed. Zinbanejad brings a bit more size and skill to that line, as well as another centre, in case Pageau gets kicked out of the dot.

    Conacher is annoying for the opponents. They want to push him around. Probably because, as we know, the Pens don't really have the guts to try and fight someone their own size, or who actually fights. Putting him with Smith and Neil will make it really hard for the Pens, since they WILL get hit, they WILL get annoyed, and they WILL get bruised.
     

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