Line Combos: Playoffs and the Healthy Roster

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  1. Sensinitis

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    It's between Wingels and White to take Pyatt's spot.

    I'd like to see White there, but it will probably be Wingels.
     
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    White only goes in if all of the other vets sitting out are already in.
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn #Boucherout

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    I think so too, I just don't see this coach playing White, but I didn't think he would play Harpur either & he is. I think it will either be Kelly or Wingels & more likely Wingels.
     
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    That's true.

    However, the alternative is Claesson and it's not as if he has a lot of experience either.
     
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    aragorn #Boucherout

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    But Claesson was here first & he was playing well as well, two wells don't make it right. :shakehead

    You got to wonder what happens with Claesson & Jopipakka (Kevin) with the emergence of Harpur. I would guess one of them will be dealt at the draft for a pick even if LV takes a defenceman. I think Kevin is an RFA so he could play in Bellville but Claesson at his age could get moved.
     
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    Neil is more physical than Wingels and he tends to make big hits in the playoffs. Going back into our arena for game 5 means that our crowd can impact the game. Neil is great at getting the crowd going and at stepping up big to generate momentum.

    Wingels may have better foot speed and the ability to play PK, but Neil is much better at generating momentum and at getting the team going when we need a spark.

    Also the Bruins D are already injured so they have many inexperienced players in. Neil is one of our best forecheckers and could get the inexperienced Bruins d to start panicking. If they panic that could lead to turnovers which in turn could lead to goals.

    Overall for Neil's ability to generate momentum, to get the crowd going and to punish inexperienced d he seems like the best option to put in.

     
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    I love Neiler, but the guy is done.

    He can't keep up with our system. Maybe under Cameron, when we would just send bodies flying into the offensive zone to try to pressure deep, sure. But not Boucher. We thrive off of forcing turnovers just across blue line, and that's just about the last thing Neil is good at.
     
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    :handclap:

    Put Neil & Boro back in there, keep Harpur & take out Wideman.
     
  9. Caesar Rex

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    You want to take out Harpur for Boro? why
     
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    That's some good read'n right there
     
  11. Ouroboros

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    Take out Karlsson and put in Link Gaetz.
     
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    Hello Sens fans! I was hoping you could help me out with something.

    I'm doing some adjustments on the rosters for my NHL 17 game. I'm currently fixing the Senators team, but I struggle to narrow it down to a 23 man roster.

    These are the 24 names currently on the squad:

    Forwards: Brassard, Turris, Pageau, Kelly, Stone, Hoffman, Ryan, Smith, Burrows, Wingels, Stalberg, Neil, Dzingel, Pyatt
    Defensemen: Karlsson, Methot, Borowiecki, Phaneuf, Ceci, Claesson, Wideman, Jokipakka
    Goalies: Anderson, Condon

    Now I wonder ...

    a) When everyone is healthy, who would be the most likely candidate to be demoted to the AHL?

    b) Based on this roster, how should I put together the lines and pairings to best reflect a healthy Senators lineup?

    Thanks.

    Edit: I've decided to keep MacArthur off the team because he's played so little.
     
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    Caesar Rex Et tu, Dorion

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    lol it was late. but putting in boro for Wideman is equally foolish.

    Wideman has been great, he is our best puckmover and PP D after EK.
     
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    Thinking White goes in as a possible top 6 replacement,which makes far more sense:handclap:
     
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    I laughed.
     
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    Me too at Kelly over wingels
     
  17. NyQuil

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    Well, MacArthur, if healthy, would definitely be playing, as he has in every game since returning from injury.

    Meanwhile, Jokipakka is pretty low on the depth chart (below Harpur for example, who isn't even listed).

    I'd think a good NHL 17 line-up would be:

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

    Methot-Karlsson
    Phaneuf-Ceci
    Borowiecki-Wideman

    Anderson
     
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    Thank you.

    I want the lineups to be representive of how teams have suited up this season (mainly, the regular season). This is why I leave out guys who missed almost the entire year and prospects who spent almost all season in the minors.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017

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