Ryan Kesler In Practice With The Canucks Today

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    no Hansen?

    I don't see why we need to split up Raymond and Hansen. I also think Raymond is more comfortable on the left side

    I see
    Sedin Sedin Burrows - Burrows can switch with Kassian at times.
    Booth Kesler Kassian - to be honest. I'm hoping this line will give other team fits as they drive to the net and crash it constantly
    Raymond Schoeder Hansen - speed line
    Higgins Malhotra Lappiere. Higgins can slot up the to the second line to mix things up occasionally if Booth falters
     
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    Just another option for a very deep and versatile group of forwards :yo:
     
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    Although kes was playing on one leg in the finals, he was one of the guys that was playing his heart out. Considering that we couldn't buy a goal and shouldn't have been worrying about depth scoring, I was disappointed that AV didn't try loading up the first line with injured kes and the sedins. Kes is probably the one guy that may be able to trigger some type of intensity into the sedins game. Having said that, I think I finally saw henrik play with some intensity against the kings in the first round.
     
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    It's certainly an interesting idea. And i know i considered the idea a little bit when Hodgson was here...

    But we'd still need another Center to really make it worthwhile i think. The potential upgrade from Burrows to Kesler on the Sedins RW...is less than the downgrade from inserting say...Lapierre as our #3C.

    As a last-ditch 'load up the top 2 lines' late in a game strategy, it's something that might be worth investigating though.
     
  6. Wizeman*

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    I would like to see this as well. I wanted kassian on the Schroeder line but lets see how he would do crashing and banging . That line with Kesler could end up being a monster line.
     
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    Even back during the stanley cup finals, I was shocked the team didnt' try sedin-sedin-kesler.

    When we couldn't even score 1 goal, wouldn't it make sense to put your 3 best forwards together to get 1?
    Especially when they have shown great chemistry on the pp, (our pp with kesler/twins is ranked extremely high)
     
  8. Wizeman*

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    We do. Every game we are down a goal in the last minute and every first unit powerplay.
     
  9. Wizeman*

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    Speaking of Kesler's return .........

    I seriously hope AV does not expect he and Burrows to do 1st pairing PK anymore on a regular basis.

    I get anxiety attacks every time I see Kesler hobbling around after blocking a shot . We just cannot afford this anymore. Hes too valuable .

    I think Hansen and Raymond have shown they now can handle it. Then Manny and Lappy as the second pairing. I would like to see Schroeder start to get some minutes but AV probably doesn't think he is ready yet.

    down 5 on3, we are still going to use Burrows as the other D , and Kesler up high. You need your best players when up 5 on 3 and down 5 on 3.

    But unless its in the final minute or something I would prefer to bubble wrap Kesler and Burrows because we cannot afford to lose them.
     
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    Perfect.

    Kassian has really nice hands, I think he could pretty quickly adjust to feeding Booth and Kesler.
     
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    I like those lines as well, Kass has enough vision to be the "playmaker" for lack of a better term, with Kesler ans Booth, and he is a monster of puck possession along the boards. In my opinion that's a 1st line right there.
     
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    finally get to see him back! like the majority of the consensus on here stated, he needs to be perfectly 100 percent prior to gearing up for games.
     
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    I like your lineup. I would be comfortable with Booth or Ballard being upgraded. If we do end up trading luo, Ballard and Booth should provide an additional 4.2 million on top of lous 5. So 9 million plus our current 1 million, 10 mil of cap space fir a backup and a upgrade on d or 2nd line winger.
     
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    I wouldn't mind using other players on the PK from time to time to give Kesler/Burrows a rest as they log lots of hard minutes, but you still have to use them on the PK, IMO. Can't be afraid of injuries. Injuries can come just as easy if a player doesn't play as much too.
     
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    Last season, 6 forwards were regularly used on the PK. It was done specifically to reduce the wear and tear on Burrows and Kesler.
     
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    Get excited.
     
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    Outsider here. I've read that there is no time table for Kesler's return. But ideally is there a possibility he returns this month?
    Nevermind. Seemed the last post above me answered my question!
     
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    Yup. Seems far more likely than not that he'll be back within a handful of games at this point.

    :yo:
     
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    Not that he needs anyone to pump his tires, but :bow:
     
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    Alot of options. We could even potentially load up a 1st line for stretches without leaving a poor lineup behind it.

    Sedin - Sedin - Kesler
    Raymond - Schroeder - Booth/Higgins/Kassian
    Booth/Higgins/Kassian/Lapierre - Burrows - Hansen
    Booth/Higgins/Kassian - Lapierre - Malhotra/Weise

    Basically what the team looks like now, with Booth added to the existing lineup and a ridiculously dynamite first line.
     
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    From that same spring, this one is pretty incredible IMO:

     
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    did watching those videos ever get me excited! Its really ashame the Cap is going down and we can't just keep both goalies long term and ride each of them while they are hot.

    Im thinking we will be a cup favorite again if we eve get a healthy roster
     
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    Why not? They haven't developed THAT much chemistry, IMO. Hansen looked really bad last game, and he clicks with everyone.
     
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    It was the only silver lining from the LA series. The twins finally looked ready to play with playoff intensity.
     
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    I don't get the rationale behind loading up Kesler with the Sedins on the first line.

    I guess if you think that Raymond-Schroeder-Burrows (or Booth-Schroeder-Burrows) is a viable second like then fine, but in my opinion the return on choosing to be a one line team would not be worth the cost.

    Doing so in the Finals in 2011 would have absolutely killed us, as we routinely got lit up when Boston's depth forwards overmatched ours.
     

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