Line Combos: The Kid Line

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  1. Nac Mac Feegle wee & free

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    That's the key right now.

    I don't care how much ice they get, as long as they're playing some of the easier competition as much as possible so they can build up their NHL skills & savvy before throwing them to the wolves.
     
  2. GWNR Registered User

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    LOL!!!!

    Either way, they're in a bottom pairing line where their best quality will to be provide energy for the team and give a spark. Not be the top line. Too much pressure on rookies leads to what you're talking about. They can be a solid line together IN THEIR ROLE. You're just trying to ***** about something because you're bored apparently. It's not like anyones saying their the next Perry-Getz line.

    But yeah solid take on foreign policy hahaha
     
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    In the Chicago game, Maclean ran them out a few times against the Toews-Hossa-Shaw line and they dominated them, hemming them in their zone.

    These kids are going to be the bomb yo. Strap in and enjoy the ride as they become our top line. :yo:
     
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    So..in your perfect world, is the plan to punch the puck into the net? I mean we are already one of the biggest teams in the NHL as it is. Neil has done what for the team exactly? I love the guy and he put his heart and soul into this team for years, but there comes a point when you have to cut bait. He isn't a threat on the ice offensively, he is a liability defensively and there aren't many goons to throw down with for a good 'ol staged fight these days. Last I checked, the big bad bruins had "figure skaters" like Marchand, Krejci and Bergeron leading the way offensively
     
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    Me @ Stevenson.
     
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    They were far from perfect against Boston.
     
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    great game from this line tonight. Stone is incredible, and every game looks faster
     
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    Wonder why they don't get a shot on the PP. They got the penalty call because of their energy, and then were on the bench for the whole of it.

    The guys out there were looking for the "set play" running through Karlsson. Works when it works but was slow to set up and execute giving Red Wings plenty of time to track the puck.

    Let the kids have a shot and see what happens with their speed. Might be interesting.
     
  9. Minister of Offence Registered User

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    The advantage in a pp is you don't need speed to keep the puck, you need structure.

    They may score goals on the pp but the guys we have score more over long haul. In time they'll probably get time as individuals
     
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    Lazar did get a shot on the PP for a bit.
     
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    Same with Hoffman. He was on the point for a bit.

    Also Stone was out there. They were there at separate points.
     
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    Stone is in the "Legwand" spot on the second unit. He's the control the puck guy.
     
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    I can see that, but the defending team has a lot of reaction time when the structure is slow developing, as ours has been. Maybe its gets better with time, but they've had preseason and 10% of regular season, so it should be faster.

    Kids play at tempo. Give them the structure and lets see if they can execute it quicker so defenders over react or are just over whelmed with the speed of decision making.

    Worth a shot than spending 20-30 seconds getting the puck back in the zone if we lose the faceoff, and then having to position in order to get the puck to Karlsson (which every team knows is coming) to distribute for "the play".
     
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    we shall sing their praises for years to come
     
  15. Icelevel -+-+-*-+-*-+-=???

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    MacArthur-Turris-Ryan (just leave it alone man)
    Sweat Shop
    Condra/Greening-Zibanejad-Chiasson
    Smith/Michalek-Legwand-Neil
     
  16. Boud Registered User

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    That line is currently 40/12 on takeaways/giveaways.

    Thats crazy guys! Its probably the best ratio of the whole league
     
  17. ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    It helps when you have speed and tenacity down the middle leading the charge. That's why I wanna see Pageau up here. Facing the Lazar line then the Pageau line would be incredibly difficult for any team to muster up anything when dealing with that forecheck.

    Hoffman's speed, Lazar's work ethic and Stone's incredible IQ are like the perfect match all-around.
     
  18. Day Man Fighter of the night man, champion of the sun

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    Im surprised no one is offended yet at the sweat shop name.
     
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    its coming
     
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    if i had to choose between: big skilled fast smart players.. or small skilled fast smart players, i would choose big

    but if i had to choose between big slow dumb unskilled players... or small skilled fast smart players.. i would choose small.
    regardless of size. skill smarts and to a lesser degree speed..kills... Size is the bonus.

    And now im reading what i just wrote taken in slightly different context , and im laughing
     
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    I'm offended at the sweat shop line. I'm offended they aren't getting more ice time.
     
  22. Tremblay31 Registered User

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    I absolutley love the KID LINE :yo::yo::handclap::handclap:
     
  23. Minister of Offence Registered User

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    Just haaaaaate it when you get like this. Lol
     
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    Agreed, excellent point.

    Kid line was matched up against the Matthias-Vey-Richardson line in the Vancouver game, and got good results. I wonder if it would have been the same story against the Canucks top lines.

    These are still kids, it's a learning process. For all the people who whine and moan about Maclean not playing the kids more, it's obvious that they're not looking at the long-term picture here. Throwing too much responsibility onto young players who may not be ready for it is a tired-and-true method of wrecking a young player's confidence.

    I already think we rushed Zibanejad, and I think we're seeing the negative effects of that now. No need to rush these kids, too.
     
  25. Icelevel -+-+-*-+-*-+-=???

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    I really like the potential here. can't help looking ahead, sorry...

    MacArthur-TURRIS-Ryan
    Hoffman-ZIBANEJAD-Chiasson
    Puempel-LAZAR-Stone
    Paul-PAGEAU-Robinson
    lindberg
    dzingel
    prince

    Methot-Karlsson
    Cowen-Ceci
    Englund-Harpur
    boro
    gryba
    claesson

    Lehner
    Hogberg
    Driedger
     

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