Line Combos: Line Combo's for HABS Game

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  1. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

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    Putting Mac back with Turris and Ryan makes sense

    Getting Hoffman easier matchups might also help him develop more confidence, he's speedy and might fit well with Zibanejad
     
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    my thinking is that we need 3 lines to get going if we want to be a threat and have any hope of mounting a comeback

    we got the spezza line going
    the turris line has been producing (not as much as usual but atleast its decent production)

    macarthur for some reason has been able to jump start a line and get them producing, if he can get the zibby line going, then we have 3 lines that are producing and since our coach favors balanced ice time instead of playing the skilled lines more it makes us more of an offensive threat and gives us a better chance to score
     
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    Although I'm in favour of putting the original Turris line back together, this was at the back of my mind. Mac always seems to jumpstart players and Zbad looks like he could use it. A mac-zbad-stone line could be really interesting.
     
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    What would you guys think of a top 9 like:

    Michalek-Spezza-Hemsky
    Hoffman-Turris-Ryan
    MacArthur-Zibanejad-Stone
     
  5. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

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    Why are you guys putting Stone in the lineup

    Did he get called up?
     
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    No he didn't, but who do you think gives us the best chance of winning? Because I'm sure as hell it's not Condra in the top 9...not past this year at least.

    I like Condra, and would give him the 4th line wing spot in a heartbeat if we could somehow expunge ourselves of Greening, but he has an untradeable contract and is the opposite wing. Neil will also never be scratched for obvious reasons (not always logical)

    And let's face it, Condra is on the outs with this organization IMO. Either Lazar makes the team next year or Stone does this year or next and his spot is gone. He isn't a selke caliber defender and we all know his offensive upside just isn't NHL caliber. Those other two can bring 70-80% of his defensive skills and 200% of his offense.
     
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    Yup. But let's play hands of stone Condra some more. Or even better yet Greening. :shakehead
     
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    Stone in for Greening or Condra wouldn't make a difference.

    Guy can barely skate.
     
  9. Do Make Say Think

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    It's just that this thread is line combo for Saturdays game

    I want to see Stone in Ottawa for an extended perior, it's just that he's not going to play Saturday
     
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    Without any callups.

    Milo - Spezza - Hemsky
    Mac - Turris - Ryan
    Hoffman - Zib - Neil
    Greening - Smith - Condra

    Double shift Hemsky and Ryan whenever possible in place of Neil and Condra.
     
  11. Back In Black

    Back In Black 2D Just Do It!!!!

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    You got it wrong. It's Montreals PK (Subban) that sucks.... :laugh:
     
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    This is exactly my line-up... or almost

    MacArthur-Turris-Ryan
    Michalek-Spezza-Hemsky
    Hoffman-Da Costa-Zibanejad
    Condra-Smith-Neil
    Greening

    That top-9 is sexy and very talented
     
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    That third line is too sopht other than Z.

    Hoffman-Zibanejad-Lazar would be nice next year though :)
     
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    this.....just this......all day this....and nothing but this.
     
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    I think at this point we know that we can score 3 goals/game. The question becomes who can we put together to stop other teams from scoring.What forwards can play a responsible game? Can we afford to have Karlsson out for 30 minutes who offers less than stellar defence or do we need him to create most our offense. Who have been the most consistent D men defensively? Can we put Wiercioch in at this point, who do we take out? Its the problem that only two or three defensemen have been consistent and they aren't racking up too many points.
    An interesting stat is that only 3 players have been on for more goals for than against. Cowen Wiercioch Gryba where Gryba ad Cowen's QOC is in the top 4. Some will ague that their minutes are less but at least the differential is positive for these 3. Phillips is the worst by far.
     
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    lets try this ;)

    Karlson Spezza Hemsky
    MacA Turris Ryan
    Hoff Dacosta Zibby
    Greening Smith Michalek

    Methot Ceci
    Gryba Cowen
    Phillips Weircioch

    Dominant me thinks.
     
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  18. Xspyrit

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    This is a good question but I think the problem is within the system and the goalies have to be more solid as well. The team last year had a lot of the same players and finished 2nd in goals against. I'm not saying they should finish top-5 every year but if they were more around 15th, they'd be in a playoffs spot right now

    Sure, Karlsson, Spezza, Cowen and Michalek are back healthy this year but they have been very inconsistent defensively. Those 4 have been for A LOT of GA this season. Andy had a tough first half and Lehner has been very inconsistent too

    MacArthur-Turris-Ryan
    Michalek-Spezza-Hemsky
    Hoffman-Da Costa-Zibanejad
    Condra-Smith-Neil

    On Paper they should be good both ways of the puck but might want to sign another guy for Spezza/Hemsky this year, doesn't seem like Michalek/Spezza have chemistry anymore, particularly defensively, they aren't doing the shutdown job

    Would Lazar be ready next year?

    Lazar-Da Costa-Zibanejad is what I'd like to see. That line would be exciting :)

    Now the defense. Methot is good but he might play a little too much if consistently paired with Karlsson and would be better on the 2nd pairing. Will Cowen be ready to be full-time partner and minute eater for Karlsson next year? Hopefully because it would fix a lot of things

    Cowen-Karlsson
    Methot-Ceci
    Phillips/Wiercioch-Borowiecki
    Gryba/Claesson

    Yes, we need Cowen to reach some of his potential ASAP

    We have to trade one of Gryba or Wiercioch

    Or do we target a solid #2 D-man?

    Solid#2-Karlsson
    Methot-Ceci
    Cowen-Borowiecki
    Phillips/Wiercioch/Gryba

    Then we trade both Gryba and Wiercioch?
     

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