Line Combos: Ottawa Senators Defence

Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by WhiteLight*, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. WhiteLight*

    WhiteLight* Guest

    Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen
    Marc Methot
    Eric Gryba
    Patrick Wiercioch
    Cody Ceci
    Chris Phillips
    Mark Borowiecki
    Fredrik Claesson
    Chris Wideman

    What to do with da fence?

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    The Senators have a lot of defencemen. 7 one-way contracts and Cody Ceci being told to find a house in Ottawa. Also many solid youngsters coming up. What to do with all of them?
     
  2. DylanSensFan

    DylanSensFan Walk On!

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    I want two choices...
     
  3. King Karlsson

    King Karlsson Gersei Chongar

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    Gryba, even though he's played well and is fairly solid, should be moved rather than Wiercioch.
     
  4. Micklebot

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    Where's the option to trade Karlsson?

    Seriously though, just convert a couple to forward. Boro seems like a good option, and Phillips has played wing earlier in his career. Problem solved.

    You can thank me later.
     
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    Must have forgot to add it as an option.
     
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    We lack depth on the Right side. If one of Karlsson, Ceci or... well that's pretty much it for RD depth in our system. If a RD goes down we don't have anyone to call up.
     
  7. Benjamin

    Benjamin Differently Financed

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    Whats wrong with 8 dmen?
     
  8. UnHappyDude

    UnHappyDude Fire Dorion

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    why is phillips here, ANIEC
     
  9. WhiteLight*

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    Interesting choice and although gryba is the least skilled and least fleet footed, he is one of only 3 guys who play the right and the most consistent defensive player.

    So pros and cons

    lets be serious doh. camon man, trad Karlsson? :huh:
     
  10. WhiteLight*

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    I already think Wier plays too little. Some guys will play very very little if this happens. Probably Wier
     
  11. source

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    1) Sign Marc Methot to a long-term deal before the season.

    2) Cut Wideman and Claesson before the season.

    3) Trade Bobby Ryan for a #3 d-man with term remaining on his contract; waive Borowiecki.

    4) Hope the young ones improve.
     
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    King Karlsson Gersei Chongar

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    Well it seems management wanted Wier on the right side so that leaves Wier, Karlsson, and Ceci if Gryba is moved. I think one of Wier and Gryba is going to be moved for a FWD so I'd prefer if it was Gryba not Wier. I think Wier has a good chance of putting up 40pts if he gets PP time.
     
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    Waive Boro. I doubt he'll get picked up with that new contract.
     
  14. WhiteLight*

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    yeah they experimented with that but it didn't go that well. PW isn't advanced enough on a defensive level, playing the angles and such, to move over I think. Maybe he can do it this year

    Forgot that option, realized right after clicking submit
     
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    I am not a fan of having 8 defencemen in your lineup. I would wish the Senators could or would move Phillips but highly unlikely to happen, so that leaves me to Gryba to be traded out and keep C.Philly as the 7th D.
     
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    Benjamin Differently Financed

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    Trading Gryba leaves the Sens with 2 RD. What happens if Ceci has a sophmore slump? We're down to 1 RD. Gryba is needed. He was very effective on the bottom pairing last season.

    Either Cowen or Methot have to go if someone must be traded. We got lots defensive dmen in the system anyways.
     
  17. M4TR1X

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    Well out of those two I'd want Methot to stay but if he doesn't sign, see you later.
    I personally think Ceci is on the rise and will continue to prosper.
     
  18. Lenny the Lynx

    Lenny the Lynx "So lets talk hockey here..." - Boro

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    Injuries are inevitable so I don't think it's too far fetched to think 8 can rotate.
     
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    For sure. Just let Phillips sit as the 8th and the other 7 can rotate around until some gets injured and then Phillips becomes the new 7th.
     
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    MtRundle We once were warriors.

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    Methot-Karlsson
    Cowen-Ceci
    Phillips-Wiercioch

    Boro Gryba- trade one, and then let the other come in or out of the lineup.


    Play the F out of the top line. Hopefully Ceci can handle top 4 minutes and Cowen improves. Slide Wier or Phillips up or down. Boro or Gryba +- Wier need to prove they are actually top 6 d
     
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    Cowen-Karlsson
    Methot-Ceci
    Wiercioch-Gryba
     
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    I don't know if I'd be willing to give Cowen top line D minutes just yet.
    I'd stick with Methot and EK.
     
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    I think Cowen should be expected to play as a 3/4 defenceman this year, especially with the way he's being paid. Whether he'll be able to do that is a whole other story.
     
  24. L'Aveuglette

    L'Aveuglette This space 4 rent

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    Methot-Karlsson
    Cowen-Ceci
    Phillips-Wiercioch

    We desperately need Ceci and Cowen to have stellar seasons for this team to make the playoffs. Otherwise it'll all depend on one pairing and that's just not realistic. Of course we could also trade/acquire a true top-2 or 3 dman, pair him with EK and let things settle in their proper place, but something tells me that is even less realistic.
     
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    No matter what the combinations are, someones playing above where they can handle it.

    Best we can do is overplay Methot-Karlsson and split time between the rest.
     

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