Predict the Opening Night Roster

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  1. Grebinator

    Grebinator Registered User

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    Hey guys I thought it’d be cool to have everyone predict the opening night roster and lines to see who comes closest.

    Giroux Coots Neck
    JVR Patrick Voracek
    Lindblom Voropimp Simmer
    Laughton Knight Raffl

    Provy Ghost
    Sanheim Gudas
    Hagg Farmer Mac

    Elliot
    Stolarz

    Scratches

    Weise
    Weal
    Folin

    Bold prediction: Lehtera AHL Bound
     
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    Maybe Knight, definitely Hagg make it over someone more deserving. Lehtera too so long as he’s not found to be guilty in that drug investigation (internally or legally). Stolarz fills in for Neuvirth/Lyon. Everything else is what everyone would have expected.
     
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    Giroux/Couts/TK
    JVR/Patrick/Voracek
    Lindblom/Vorobyov/Simmonds
    Laughton/Weal/Raffl
    Lehtera/Weise - Extra

    Provy/Ghost
    MacDonald/Sanheim
    Hagg/Gudas
    Folin - Extra

    Elliott
    Stolarz
     
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    Minus the Goalies, I really like this lineup. Cant wait for Big Sam to fill one of those D spots.
     
  5. Striiker

    Striiker #TeamVoracek

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    I assume Hakstol will **** out:

    Giroux-Couturier-Konency
    JVR-Patrick-Voracek
    Lindblom-Vorobyev-Simmonds
    Laughton-Knight-Raffl

    Provorov-Ghost
    MacDonald-Gudas
    Hagg-Folin

    Elliott
    Stolarz

    Fully expect Sanheim to be benched, even if healthy. It’s his own fault that he’s too good at hockey to be one of Hakstols favorite children.
     
  6. deadhead

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    Not very bold, since Knight has played over Lehtera at 4C the entire pre-season.

    The only real contest is Hagg v Folin. Folin is a RHD and MacDonald is a LHD, so that might be a smoother combo.
    Hagg - Folin is unlikely, since who's gonna handle the puck.
    Weal is more skilled offensively than Knight, but he is undersized, and doesn't PK, and he hasn't consistently translated his skills to the ice.
    Knight will allow Laughton and Raffl to be more aggressive on the forecheck by CYA.
     
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    Been really busy and have only seen part of one preseason game. Is it genuinely realistic to predict Lindblom and Vorobyev to make it and Lehtera and Weise to sit? Don't get me wrong, I'd love it as much as anyone, but it sounds like a hfboard fantasy more than an actual prediction.
     
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    Lindblom would be in the top six if they didn't sign JVR, he not only played well with Patrick in his cameo last year, he came to camp stronger and more confident. He's going to be a top two way forward in the NHL for a long time.

    Knight has played over Lehtera on the 4th line all preseason, and he's paired with Laughton on the PK.

    When Lehtera has played, same with Weise, it has been in the top 9 as a placeholder for a veteran sitting out a game, not in the role he'd fill in the regular season. Despite the nonsense you read here, Hakstol played both as little as possible last year on a roster where the alternatives were Leier, Weal and Read. Read is gone, and Leier and Weal have hardly played this preseason.
     
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    OK thanks for the update. I guess I'm just used to not getting my hopes up.

    Excitement for the season just bumped up another notch.
     
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    Giroux - Couturier - Konecny
    JVR - Patrick - Voráček
    Heavy - Gritty - Veteran
    Veteran - Heavier - Twoway minutes

    Provorov - Ghost
    Heavy - Veteran
    Veteranier - the Veteraniest

    Elliot
    Stolarz
     
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    Giroux - Couturier - Konecny
    JvR - Patrick - Voracek
    Lindblom - Vorobyev - Simmonds
    Laughton - Knight - Raffl

    Weal, Weise

    Leier and Lehtera waived

    Provorov - Gostisbehere
    Hagg - MacDonald (we're ****ed)
    Sanheim - Gudas

    Folin

    Elliott (we're ****ed)
    Stolarz
     
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    Giroux-Couturier-Frost
    JVR-Patrick-Konecny
    Lindblom-Vorobyev-Voracek
    Raffl-Laughton-NAK
    Weal

    Provorov-Ghost
    Sanheim-Gudas
    Amac-Myers
    Hagg

    Hart
    Elliot

    Keep believing
     
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    Hextall will be too afraid to lose Ghoul or Leier and be forced to demote Weise and Lehtera: Please

    Giroux - Couturier - Konecny
    JvR - Patrick - Voracek
    Lindblom - Vorobyev - Simmonds
    Laughton - Weal - Raffl
    Leier-Ghoul
     
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    I mean, why?
     
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    No logical reason. The same reason he played in the NHL last year I guess. Or maybe hoping to trade him to the Bruins? :dunno:
     
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    Goulbourne is on waivers today.
     
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    Giroux Coots Neck
    JVR Patrick Voracek
    Lindblom Voropimp Simmer
    Raffl Laughts Weise
    Scratches Torgo Weal

    Provy Ghost
    Farmer Gudas
    Hagg Folin
    Scratch Sanheim

    Elliot
    Stolarz
     
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    Thats the D I expect too. I am still so scarred from that opening lineup last year. We all expected 2 of Morin, Sanheim, and Hagg. We held out hope for all 3. We only got 1. The worst one.
     
  19. RG3hockey

    RG3hockey God Save the Tsar!

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    This is the Flyers lineup I would suspect to see opening night. If Coots can’t go then Hakstool probably puts Vorobyev or Weal at 1C, in which case Lethera remains as the 14th forward until Coots returns.

    Line 1 LW Giroux C Couturier RW Konecny
    Line 2 LW Van Riemsdyk C Patrick RW Voracek
    Line 3 LW Lindblom C Vorobyev RW Simmonds
    Line 4 LW Laughton C Knight RW Raffl

    1st D-Pair LD Provorov RD Gostisbehere
    2nd D-Pair LD Hagg RD MacDonald
    3rd D-Pair LD Sanheim RD Gudas

    Goalie's:
    Starter: Elliott
    Backup: Stolarz

    Scratched List
    C Weal 13th F
    RW Weise 14th F
    C Lehtera < AHL if Coots is healthy
    RD Folin 7th D
    G Neuvirth + injured
    G Lyon + injured
    RW Laberge + injured
    LD Morin + injured
     
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    Giroux-Couts-TK
    JVR-Patrick-Jake
    Handsome Swede-Pimp-Wayne Train
    Laughton-Weal-Raffl

    Provy-Ghost
    Hagg-Gudas
    Farmer-Folin

    Elliot
    Stolie

    What it should be,

    Gritty-Gritty-Gritty
    Gritty-Gritty-Gritty
    Gritty-Gritty-Gritty
    Gritty-Gritty-Gritty

    Gritty-Gritty
    Gritty-Gritty
    Gritty-Gritty

    Gritty
    Gritty
     
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    Giroux - Couturier - Konecny
    JvR - Patrick - Voracek
    Lindblom - Vorobyev - Simmonds
    Laughton - Weal - Raffl
    Leier
    Weise

    Provorov - Gostisbehere
    Sanheim - Gudas
    Hagg - MacDonald
    Folin

    Elliott
    Stolarz
     
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    I expect Lehtera over Leier, but that's my guess, otherwise.
     
  23. BernieParent

    BernieParent Trying to be less wrong every day.

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    The pessimist special (just to be different):

    JvR - Giroux* - Simmonds
    Weal - Patrick - Voracek
    Lindblom - Vorobyev - Konecny
    Raffl - Laughton - Lehtera
    Leier, Weise

    Provorov - Ghost
    MacDonald - Gudas
    Hagg - Folin
    Sanheim

    Elliott
    Stolarz

    * Couturier still injured
     
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    Couturier is healthy, Misha is on the roster and #15 suspended by the NHL.
     
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    1 thing i can guarantee...i will not be on the opening night roster
     

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