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  1. MR4

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    Brown's been pretty trash this season, I think Hyman's better now on both ends. and you missed Marner.
    This looks pretty weak ngl. Think this is an optimized roster:

    JVR-Matthews-Marner
    Hyman-Marleau-Brown
    Johnsson-Nylander-Kapanen
    Leivo-Kadri-Bozak
     
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    kindalaidback I don’t cheat to win, I’d rather lose.

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    Whyy is Kadri on the fourth line? Our second best center should not center the fourth line. I'm really confused.
     
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    It's called depth. Kadri would ****ing dominate 4th line competition, the HMB line played like a first line when Matthews was out so you play them against the Bergeron line to grind them out, the JNK line would be a beautiful combination of pure skill, speed AND 2 way play considering its wingers. And then you have the JVR-Matthews-Marner line that would dominate the Krejci line no problem.

    Then come the 3rd period you shorten the bench, play Kadri sometimes in Nylander's spot and sometimes in Brown's spot.
     
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    HellasLEAF Auston 20:16

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    I don't know how you quantify it but Kappy needs to play more.
     
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    It seems like even when our biggest stars just don't show up for games, this guy brings it every ****ing night. I was hoping to see him with Matthews again tonight, it looked like he was starting to light a fire under his ass
     
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    kapanen-matthews-marner-need one 2 way forward, and speed and sniper (you have 2)
    jvr-nylander-johnnson-one 2 way forward and speed and sniper (jvr)
    hyman-marleau-brown energy with 2 way, grit and speed-hyman and brown have been linemates
    leivo-bozak-plekanic/martin grit and scoring touch. leivo is big+skilled enough to win puck possession on boards.
     
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    Keeping fingers crossed we get to see his 3rd assist.
     
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    Kapanen has shown to be better then Bozak

    Kind of sad for Tyler
     
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    Kapanen has shown to be better than Hyman, Marleau, Brown, Bozak, and Plekanec. Yet he's been tossed back onto the 4th line.
     
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    Even Johnsson was one of the better players in game 2. I disagree with Hyman though. He's been solid.
     
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    Hyman was the only iffy one in that list for me - both have been good. I'd rank it Kapanen, Hyman, then Johnsson but all pretty close. Yet 2/3 are on the 4th line.
     
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    There is no excuse tonight. It's our home building and we need to assert dominance. Whatever the lineup, just roll 4 lines and keep cranking the pace. If we don't win both at home, I fear the series is over in 5.
     
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    HamiltonNHL Win Now in full effect

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    His speed has been a great factor vs the Bruins.
    2 breakaways.
    2 posts.
    Hopefully the puck starts going his way.
     
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    He's saving his puck luck for the next game that goes to OT.
     
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    He's playing much better, but he needs to make the most of his opportunities.

    He's due I suppose.
     
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    He wasn't very noticeable in the last game. He needs to be a lot better.

    Before you come at me just realize that he has 0 goals, 0 assists, and 0 points in 4 games.
     
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    Seems like Kapanan is making plays all over the ice, just not scoring.

    Since he is on the 4th line mostly, those chances often just created by himself.

    Gotta like that hit midway in the 3rd period at center ice in a tight game. Leaves the bigger player flat out on the ice. Kapanan likes to get the odd hit in once in a while. Should play him Kadri sometimes.

    Automatic line brawl.

    :dunce:
     
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    I'm a huge Kapanen fan -- he plays with a real edge for a finesse guy.
     
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    He's a beauty but he's too fast to work well with JVR & Bozak. Even if Brown scored today I'd rather see Brown back with JVR and Kappy top line
     
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    Bozak's goal last night. Kapanan made the deft pass under pressure to spring the breakout for the crisp passing for the nice goal. Zero points for him, but he started the whole play.
     
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    Impressed with the speed element that Kappy and Johnsson add to this team. Both have to be permanent fixtures within the top nine next season.
     
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    ...horse shoes and hand grenades.
     
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    Yeah this is the level of insight I'd expect from someone who made such a stupid thread
     
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    Hyman -Matthews - Kapanen
    Marleau - -Plekanec - - Marner
    Johnsson - - Kadri - - Nylander
    VanRiemsdyk - Bozak - Brown
     
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    He needs to finish it
     

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