Line Combos: Opening Night Roster

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  1. NyQuil

    NyQuil F.Y.R.O.U.S.

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    Lazar-Pageau-Condra punished opposing teams by penning them into their own zone, generating turnovers, drawing penalties and generally making life miserable for the d-men trying to make plays in their own end.

    Best fourth (third by the end of the season) line we've had in quite some time.

    I mean, this was a guy who was on the bubble/block going into the season (Condra), a guy who was sent to the AHL after not producing after his playoff heroics (Pageau), and a rookie (Lazar).

    Physical punishment is one thing, but you have to have the wheels to make it happen, and not put yourself out of position doing it.

    That's probably fair, but I also don't want to be sacrificing wins in the standings out of loyalty, that's all.
     
  2. Dr.Sens(e)

    Dr.Sens(e) Registered User

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    An interesting article written by James Neal about switching to his off-wing, and how it turned him into more of a pure goal scorer by opening things up with his shot. Maybe Ryan finds the same magic?
    http://www.theplayerstribune.com/james-neal-predators-sniper/

    Or maybe Ryan gets switched back to the right side in the 2nd period of game 1.
     
  3. BondraTime

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    Off wing is much better in the offensive zone, but harder to exit the defensive. It made a noticeable difference in my junior career (at an obviously much lower level). Much easier to get a shot off and much better angles to shoot at on net.
     
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    To play your off wing effectively you need pretty good hands.. Able to take a pass and give a pass on your backhand almost equally as well. As a shooter the off wing does open up the angle from your off wing position for sure.
     
  5. BigBush*

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    Did anyone predicting the opening roster correctly? Lazar in the top 6, hard to predict that
     
  6. operasen

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    So not Opening Night, but still roster moves. Cameron juggled some lines, but I'd hope will inject something different in Columbus and OPittsburgh. Like to see

    MacArthur - Turris - Stone Cameron reunited them, should wake MacArthur up
    Hoffman - Zibanejad - Ryan Ryan needs to get off the snyd and skate
    Prince - Pageau - Lazar With Lazar back, Prince adds the "Condra" piece
    Michalek - Smith - Chiasson Gives Smith something different
    Neil Needs to follow the puck, not the player

    Methot - Karlsson Still working at it
    Wiercioch - Ceci Someone wake Wiercioch up
    Borowiecki - Wideman Give AHL's best a shot
    Cowen Needs conditioning

    Anderson, O'Conner Need better D in front
     
  7. aragorn

    aragorn #Boucherout

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    I don't think we would be sacrificing wins because of having either Neil or Phillips in the lineup. It will be more because of players like Ryan & Zibanejad & others who are not producing secondary scoring for this team that will result in losses much more so than those two who play the least amount on this team these days or because of piss poor defensive play or weak goaltending.

    I assume most want more skill in the lineup to help some of the skilled players who are unable to use their skill to score at this time with all that skill & possibly help them to score more with their skill if they had more skill on the team. :sarcasm:
     
  8. operasen

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    Quote of the month! :handclap:
     
  9. Indrew

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    At best it's the quote of the exact second it was posted. Even that is debatable... there are a lot of people out there.
     

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