Predict Opening Night Roster

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  1. Lovonov

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    Hi all,

    With the pre-season on the tail end, I thought it could be fun to predict the opening night roster.

    Eichel
    Reinhart
    Mittelstadt
    Berglund
    Thompson
    Sobotka
    Sheary
    Rodrigues
    Skinner
    Okposo
    Pominville
    Nylander
    Wilson


    Risto
    Scandella
    Bogosian
    McCabe
    Dahlin
    Nelson
    Beaulieu

    Hutton
    Ullmark
    Wedgewood

    (Yes I think they will carry 3 goalies)



    What do you guys think?
     
  2. SpilledBrewskie

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    No way they keep 3 goalies and waive a guy like Girgs or Larsson. Not a chance.
     
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    I'm going to be boring about it...

    Skinner
    Eichel
    Reinhart
    Sheary
    Berglund
    Girgensons
    ERod
    Mittelstadt
    Okposo
    Wilson
    Larsson
    Sobotka
    x Pominville

    Scandella
    Risto
    Bogosian
    McCabe
    Dahlin
    Beaulieu
    x Hunwick

    Hutton
    Ullmark

    If Sheary is still out, Nylander probably gets the nod temporarily. One because of pedigree and a solid camp. Two because I think he's the only natural LW versus Asplund/Thompson.

    EDIT: Why do I keep forgetting about Wilson?! Did he even play in this preseason.
     
  4. sabrefan27

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    There’s absolutely zero chance they carry 3 goalies. I’m not even sure why you would think that. Sexton has already said Wedgewood is the Amerks starter if he doesn’t win the backup job, which he obviously won’t.

    Eichel
    Skinner
    Sheary
    Okposo
    Berglund
    Reinhart
    Sobotka
    Pominville
    Rodrigues
    Wilson
    Mittelstadt
    Girgensons
    Thompson
    Bailey

    Dahlin
    Scandella
    Ristolainen
    McCabe
    Bogosian
    Beaulieu
    Nelson

    Hutton
    Ullmark

    I have them keeping 14 forwards with Hunwick hurt. There’s no need to keep Guhle or Pilut up in the 7/8 role. And I think they want to avoid waiving Bailey/Baptiste. Nylander has had a good camp, but they’ll want to see actual production first.
     
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    I could be wrong but I think he played last night
     
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    No, but he was in the 9/22 game against Toronto and the 9/17 game against Columbus where he picked up an assist.
     
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    Accurate.
     
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    If Sheary and Hunwick start on IR:

    Eichel
    Mittelstadt
    Berglund
    Larsson
    Sobotka
    Girgensons
    Skinner
    Rodrigues
    Reinhart
    Okposo
    Pominville
    Wilson
    Smith (beats out Nylander, up until Sheary returns)
    Bailey

    Risto
    Scandella
    Dahlin
    McCabe
    Bogosian
    Nelson
    Beaulieu

    Hutton
    Ullmark

    Baptiste gets waived or traded.
     
  9. Gabrielor

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    Man, this is a serious challenge. It all depends on whether or not this is considered a let’s win season, or a learning one. If we’re trying to win no matter what:

    Sheary Eichel Reinhart
    Nylander berglund Okposo
    Skinner mitts Thompson
    Girgs Sobotka Rodrigues
    Scandella Ristolainen
    Dahlin bogo
    Pilut McCabe
    Hutton
    Ullmark
    Nelson,Bailey,Beaulieu

    If they’re learning:

    Skinner Eichel Reinhart
    Sheary berglund okposo
    Girgensons Sobotka Rodrigues
    Wilson larsson Bailey
    Scandella Ristolainen
    McCabe bogosian
    Dahlin Nelson
    Hutton
    Ullmark
    Pominville Beaulieu baptiste


    I think they either flood the entire lineup with exciting rookies and go for it, or don’t, and don’t. I don’t see middle ground if we’re healthy.
     
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    I wouldn’t have agreed 2 months ago, but I’m actually fine with this, AS LONG AS, they commit to it. (Aka, if nylander and Thompson go down, mitts goes down too).
     
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    This is the roster I'm predicting, not the one I want. Pilut should be on the opening night roster.
    Borgen is better than most but I do want him to get half a season in Rochester.
    I will be very disappointed if Larry is on the roster. Wilson replaces Sheary if he can't go.


    Eichel
    Reinhart
    Skinner
    Mittelstadt
    Berglund
    Thompson
    Sobotka
    Sheary
    Okposo
    Pominville
    Nylander
    Girgensons
    X - Pominville


    Risto
    Scandella
    Bogosian
    McCabe
    Dahlin
    Nelson
    Beaulieu

    Ullmark
    Hutton
     
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    Eichel
    Reinhart
    Okposo
    Skinner
    Berglund
    Sobotka
    Nylander
    Thompson
    Sheary (if not on IR))
    Girgensons
    Mittelstadt/Asplund (or both, if Sheary starts on IR)
    Rodrigues
    Pominville
    Wilson/Baptiste

    Ristolainen
    Dahlin
    Scandella
    Pilut
    McCabe
    Bogosian (if not on IR)
    Beaulieu
    Nelson (if Bogo starts on IR)

    Hutton
    Ullmark

    IR: Hunwick; possibly Sheary and Bogosian

    Waived: Wilson/Baptiste, Bailey, maybe Nelson
     
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    I’m going with what I want instead:

    Thompson-Eichel-Reinhart
    Skinner-Berglund-Okposo
    E-Rod-Mittelstadt-Nylander
    Sheary-Sobotka-Bailey

    Scandella-McCabe
    Dahlin-Ristolainen
    Pilut-Beaulieu
    Nelson

    Send down:
    Girgensons, Larsson, Pominville, Bogo (or LTIR), Hunwick (or IR). I’m 100% sure none will be claimed unless a team has serious injury problems.
     
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    Forwards:
    Skinner-Eichel-Reinhart
    Sheary-Mittelstadt-Thompson
    Berglund-Sobotka-Rodrigues
    Wilson-Girgensons-Okposo
    Ex’s: Pominville, Bailey

    Waived:
    Larsson, Baptiste

    Defensemen:
    Scandella-Ristolainen
    Pilut-Bogosian
    McCabe-Dahlin

    Ex: Beaulieu

    IR: Hunwick

    Goalies:
    Hutton
    Ullmark


    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    1point21Gigawatts hell's a gigawatt?

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    There is a glut on offense. Some roster regulars are gonna be waived this year - i am looking at you larsson.
     
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    If you mean traded early in the season after young guys really impress in Rochester, I'm with you.
     
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    What if the team hires Garth Snow? Has anyone considered that possibility???
     
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    This is going to be very interesting. I'd go with:
    forwards:
    Eic
    Rei
    Okp
    Sher
    Skin
    Mitt
    Berg
    Gir
    Nyl
    Bap
    Tho
    E-Rod (Asp, Wil - next in line)

    Def:
    Rist
    Dahl
    Scan
    Bogo
    Gue

    Goal:
    Hut
    Ull
     
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    Sobotka, Wilson and Pominville are locks at forward.
     
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    IMO, I think that would be dumb asset management to just waive the RFAs. Id rather use them in our bottom 6, seeing as they haven't been outperformed by any other bottom 6 role players. If a team is open to trading for them, then you trade them. Otherwise, keep them for the rest of the year, and if they don't improve, then decide not to offer them a qualifying offer.
     
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    I absolutely have to agree to this. If Botts just let waived and lost these two i'd be unhappy with the way he managed it. From a personal standpoint, i am tired of girgs and larsson and would rather move on from them, especially if other players are ready to go, but i am sure that they (at least girgs) have some value in the league still and if they can return a pick or something...
     
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    Hasn't Alexander done enough during pre-season, to earn a spot?
     

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