Line Combos: Present Future

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  1. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    I think the Corvo trade means Murray/MacLean really liked the:

    Cowen-Gryba pairing. It could be a break-out pairing of next year.

    Methot-Karlsson
    Cowen-Gryba
    Phillips-Corvo
    Wiercioch
     
  2. operasen

    operasen Registered User

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    I concur. Ceci and Boro start in Binghamton.
     
  3. McManked

    McManked Ooh to be a Gooner

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    I'll say it again.

    Phillips-Corvo will be one of, if not the worst, defensive pairing in the NHL.
     
  4. Sensinitis

    Sensinitis Registered User

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    I want to see:

    Methot-Karlsson
    Cowen-Corvo
    Wiercioch-Gryba
    Phillips(replacing Corvo when needed)

    But anywaysss....
     
  5. VortexDr

    VortexDr Registered User

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    This, I really cant see us playing them together and I highly doubt thats what management is going to do.
     
  6. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Phillips is really not as bad as some people on here make him out to be. There's a reason he anchors our PK. He's not just a good guy and leader, he's also a pretty good hockey player.
     
  7. Sensinitis

    Sensinitis Registered User

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    In 2007 maybe
     
  8. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Was that the last time you watched him play?
     
  9. McManked

    McManked Ooh to be a Gooner

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    BUT he needs a defensively reliable partner, that's for sure.
     
  10. Micklebot

    Micklebot Moderator

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    So last year was that Benoit or Gonchar?
     
  11. McManked

    McManked Ooh to be a Gooner

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    Phillips didn't have a reliable partner last year, which is why he's better suited for the third pairing.
     
  12. Dr.Sens(e)

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    This 2nd or 3rd pairing stuff, is really a misnomer.

    What it comes down to is how much time do you play at ES, and against what quality opposition. And then, whether you play on special teams.

    Phillips is still good enough to play steady minutes at ES against tougher than average opposition, which is to say, perhaps not the shutdown pair, but also not protected either. On special teams, he can certainly be part of the four man PK group amongst our D.

    Whether that is a 2nd pairing or 3rd pairing, is really a matter of perspective and context. Maclean has certainly never tried to protect him, like he has other members of our D at times.

    He's still solid in his own end, even if he gets beat here and there. And he's smart and plays relatively physical (although not a punisher), so he will still eat up some solid minutes for us. Not sure what your deal is with him.
     
  13. Sensinitis

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    No but that's clearly your situation
     
  14. MiscBrah

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    Who fills in on the PK?

    As I'm sure you're all well aware, we lost two of our top PK leaders in Gonchar and Alfie.

    Gonch was 4th on the team with 100:30 minutes and Alfie was 6th with 75:07.

    We also lost other big PKers in Silf, Daugavins and JOB (not sure if he's on the team anymore, wtf happened to this guy?).

    Who do you think fills in on the PK to eat those precious minutes and do you expect it to be near the top of the league again next year?
     
  15. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    Condra


    Spezza
    Turris
    Pageau
    Smith
    Ryan

    D:

    Methot
    Cowen
    Karlsson
    Phillips
     
  16. CanadianHockey

    CanadianHockey Smith - Alfie

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    You don't think they'll give Zibby PK minutes?
     
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    ATdaisuki Registered User Sponsor

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    cowen/karlsson/gryba pick up gonch's minutes

    an increase in turris', zibby's, greening, michalek's, smith's and spezza's (maybe pageau, if he's on the team) pk time covers the forwards.

    we need to get condra signed though. if we don't have condra, we lose our best pk'er.
     
  18. Answer

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    Condra
    Smith
    Turris
    Michalek
    Greening

    Spezza?
    Pageau?


    Methot
    Phillips
    Cowen
    Gybra (if he plays)

    Karlsson?
     
  19. Benjamin

    Benjamin Differently Financed

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    Wont be a problem. Sens got many great PKers still.
     
  20. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    Later on in the season to be honest, they'll give him a few shifts here and there, get him accustomed to it. Condra is our best PKer as of now. Spezza was amazing on PK before he got injured. Pageau was used frequently on PK when he was called up. Turris and Smith are also very good on the PK. Add that to Ryan who was used on PK in Anaheim.

    I still left off guys like Michalek. If Zibanejad is used it's because Pageau is probably sent down.
     
  21. Beville

    Beville #ForTheBoys

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    Where does Mac stand on PK time?
     
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    Turris - Condra
    Phillips - Methot

    Smith - Michalek
    Cowen - Gryba

    Spezza - Greening
    Karlsson
     
  23. Answer

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    Karlsson should PK all the time. He can just do laps around the rink with the puck for a whole 2 minutes. :laugh:
     
  24. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    Karlsson was one of, if not our best PKer to start the year before he went down. If he is back to 100% no doubt in my mind he'll at least be on the 2nd PK unit.
     
  25. Very Stable Genius

    Very Stable Genius #WeLostOurKarlssons

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    I'd give ZIbanejad a shot, he seems destined for a bigger role this season. In fact, pair him up with Pageau so he doesn't have to take draws.
     

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