Line Combos: Playoffs and the Healthy Roster

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  1. Day Man

    Day Man Fighter of the night man, champion of the sun

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    What do you guys think Guy will do with the full roster at his disposal come playoff time?
    Boucher values speed so ill be going with that.


    Dzingel - Turris - Stone
    Hoffman - Pageau - Ryan
    Smith - Brassard - Pyatt
    MacArthur - White - Stalberg
    ------
    Burrows - Kelly - Wingels
    Neil
    --

    Methot - Karlsson
    Phaneuf - Ceci
    Claesson - Wideman
    ------
    Harpur
    Boro

    Anderson
    Condon

    PP #1
    Hoffman - Turris - Stone
    Dion - Karlsson
    PP #2
    MacArthur - Brassard - Ryan
    Ceci - Wideman

    Pk #1
    Pageau - Pyatt
    Phaneuf - Ceci
    Pk #2
    Stalberg - Smith
    Methot - Karlsson


    *Burrows can swap in for MacA at away games or in another version of the line up
    *Same for Kelly and White
    * Neil, Wingels Considered Injury fill ins



    What I like about the forwards are that you got two speedsters on every line.
     
  2. L'Aveuglette

    L'Aveuglette This space 4 rent

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    Hoffman - Turris - Stone
    Smith - Brassard - Ryan
    Stalberg - Pageau - Pyatt
    MacArthur - Kelly - Burrows

    Dzingel - White - Wingels

    Neil

    D pairings are pretty obvious. So is goaltending. It's the forward lines where Boucher's going to have some decisions to make if everyone gets healthy.
     
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  4. Hutz

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    Given we've been in a playoff dogfight the past few games, I'd say we've already seen what Guy will do with the playoff line-up. Assuming everyone's healthy, I'd be surprised to see White in over Burrows, Kelly, and Wingels. Not saying that's right, just saying that's what I expect.
     
  5. Adele Dazeem

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    I'd like to see:

    Hoffman-Turris-Stone
    Smith-Brassard-Ryan
    Pyatt-Pageau-Burrows
    Stalberg-White-Dzingel

    I feel like MacArthur has lost a step and is playing cautiously which is understandable but we need speed and physicality.
     
  6. ReginKarlssonLehner

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    IMO we have the depth and personnel to make serious noise.

    Phaneuf and Brassard could both elevate their games by 3 times the player they were during regular season. Burrows too. Those guys scream playoff warriors.

    Karlsson and Stone are gonna be beauts. Gonna be beautiful to watch. Especially if we match up vs Boston then MTL for first 2 rounds.
     
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    Hoffman - Turris - Stone
    Smith - Brassard - Ryan
    Stalberg - Pageau - Pyatt
    MacArthur/Dzingle - White - Burrows
     
  8. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    That one is realllly good ^ Look at that 4th line

    Hoffman-Turris-Stone
    Smith-Brassard-Burrows
    Stalberg-Pageau-Pyatt
    MacArthur-White-Ryan

    or

    Burrows-Brassard-Stone
    Hoffman-Turris-Stalberg
    Smith-Pageau-Pyatt
    MacArthur-White-Ryan
     
  9. TopChed65

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    What I'd do (not what I think Boucher would do)

    Hoffman - Turris - Stone - Need the offense.
    Smith - Brassard - Ryan - Could be an alright line together
    Stalberg - Pageau - Pyatt - Shut down line
    Macathur - White - Burrows - Speed, grit and offensive upside, plus decent defense

    Dzingel
    Wingels
    Kelly

    I think this a good combination of size, speed and grit on all 4 lines. I think all 4 lines could score.

    Karlsson - Methot - Duh
    Dion - Ceci - Duh
    Claesson - Harpur - they're just better than Boro and Wideman, that simple.
     
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    The 4th line could be scary in a good way.
     
  11. TopChed65

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    I do like that 4th line a lot.

    I'd prefer your first combo. Similar to what I was thinking.
     
  12. Tuna99

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    Smith -Turris - Stone
    Hoffman -Brassard - Dzinegl
    Burrows - Pageau - Pyatt
    Stalberg - White - Wingels

    I'd leave Ryan and Kelly off the playoff lineup.
     
  13. Micklebot

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    I'm thinking that come playoffs, MacArthur will have his timing back.

    Up front, I'd like to see this (god please let us sub in White from now on so he can earn Boucher's trust and bump Kelly out pemanently):

    Hoffman-Turris-Stone 1A (HST)
    MacArthur-Brassard-Ryan 1B
    Smith-White-Burrows 3A (the agitators)
    Stalberg-Pageau-Pyatt 3B (the shutdown line)

    On the backend, I'm a bit more torn;

    Methot-Karlsson
    Phaneuf-Harpur
    Claesson-Ceci

    This allows us to get Ceci some easier matchups and play more offensive, but I wouldn't do it against speedy teams as I'm not sure Phaneuf-Harpur is up to shutting down speedsters.


    Or

    Methot-Karlsson
    Phaneuf-Ceci
    Harpur/Claesson-Wideman

    This is more traditional, but upgrade Boro with one of Harpur or Claesson.

    Or

    Claesson-Karlsson
    Methot-Ceci
    Phaneuf-Wideman

    This spreads out the talent, we can juggle as needed, and Karlsson can double shift with Methot and Phaneuf.
     
  14. OgieO

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    I think Pageau is a great shutdown C, but also has offensive ability and that shows when he plays with Hoffman. But I think our top 6 is better if Hoffman is up there and I think the return of MacArthur is huge. MacArthur is a lot like Pageau - he's a great skater, smart player and contributes both defensively and offensively.

    I want to see MacArthur - Pageau - Pyatt as the third line.

    Then some combo of Hoffman-Turris-Ryan Smith-Brassard-Stone (though Hoffman-Turris-Stone is tempting) in the top 6 and all kinds of options for the 4th line. I like the speed of Dzingle but figure he's the odd man out.
     
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    This is exactly what I would do.
     
  16. Pierre in Orleans

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    Leave Burrows in. I want to see what he can bring come playoffs. I mean we brought him in for a reason right?

    I'm not holding hope that Brassard will show up in the playoffs. The last few games are essentially playoff type games in terms of importance and I don't see much of a difference in his play. Don't think he will magically switch gears. Hopefully I'm proven wrong.

    For the love of god please sit Kelly.
     
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    I like this.
     
  18. TopChed65

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    If Mac gets back to speed then I would do soemthing more along the lines of your forward lines.

    My combo thinking is based off of what I've seen, but I definitely think he can get back to gamespeed.
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing if the MoToR line can regain their magic.

    If so put Smith with Stone and Hoffman with Pageau.
     
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    For some reason Boucher seems to over value Kelly and will likely keep him in the lineup despite having better talent available. This will render the 4th line essentially useless. If he decides to put White in, then the Sens will be 4 lines deep and could do some damage.
     
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    I put Burrows in Smith's spot and Smith in White's spot... other than that it is bang on.
     
  22. Burrowsaurus

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    MacArthur white stalberg is a legit great third line. Let alone fourth.

    I like burrows Kelly wingels out.
     
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    Include Dzingel out as well
     
  24. tstracuzza

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    No way Burrows doesn't play imo. He's scored big goals for us already.

    White will sit, unless we have 2-3 injuries.

    He will get a look in the final 2 games I'm sure and if he exceeds expectations he may push Dzingel out of the lineup if anyone
     
  25. Shanny

    Shanny Let's Win It All

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    Boucher loves Kelly because of his experience and solid pk ability. I only see White coming in if things start to go south in games 1/2.
     

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