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  1. silkyjohnson50

    silkyjohnson50 Registered User

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/Datsyuk13/status/391068054093717504

    Hilarious yet awesome tweet from Datsyuk's twitter account following the game in Colorado.

    Does Mike keep them together to start the game in Phoenix?
     
  2. RockemSockemProberts

    RockemSockemProberts Stevie come home!

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    Heheh. That is hilarious, and hopefully the line stays together (as should have been the plan from the day the Wings signed Alfie).
     
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    If Zetteberg - Datsyuk - Alfie stays together, it looks like Datsyuk is the net-front player.

    If something is weird, that is. :)
     
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    Whole lot of hockey skills when #11 #13 #40 playing together!
     
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    who pulls the piano on this line
     
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    SoupNazi We Miss You, Fugu. Rest in Peace.

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    Nobody. I think they all stare at it and it magically moves.
     
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    I do love watching these three play with only another and there are undoubtedly our best line. My only concern at this point would be does this leave us too thin on our 2nd scoring line to force coaches to make a difficult defensive assignment.

    I don't believe that anyone questioned the potential that these three could bring but I don't feel comfortable enough with our secondary scoring that we could afford to stack our top line. In the situation where our top line goes cold or we play a particularly defensively deep team, who are the players that make up the scoring loss from a neutralized top line?

    Franzen, Weiss, Cleary? Bertuzzi? Abdelkader? I know many of you think that Nyquist or Tatar would solve that issue immediately, although the issue with most young players is consistency, regardless of potential upside. Although, I won't discount the possibility that adding a player like Tatar or Nyquist to the second line might just "click" and demonstratively change the way that they play. Regardless, if we are going with the top line of Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Alfredsson, early in this season, would be the perfect time to find that optimum mix players, whoever that may be, to establish a legitimate second scoring line.
     
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    Was the first line Zeke - Dats - Alfie last night?
     
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    They're all kinda old goats on that line though eh?

    Hahha. Nice tweet Pav.
     
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    VladTheImpaler Go Wings

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    I like "Eurotrain" for this line. Daniels coined that, correct?
     
  11. Henkka

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    They used them together the whole 3rd period. 1st and 2nd period were those "normal" lines.

    The change was made by swapping Bert to 3rd line and Alfie to 1st.
     
  12. crashman

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    This could be like the Alfie-Sepzza-Heatley line that dominated in Ottawa, only better. I hope Babcock gives it a chance, it's probably what Alfredsson wanted when he signed here. If we can't put a solid 2nd line together with the rest of the forwards on this team, then we have a problem.
     
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    Jurky Rotting in purgatory

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    It's a dynamite line, I wanted to see them together since Alfie signed here but the thing is it only works if Nyquist and Tatar in the lineup. Without them there isn't enough secondary scoring to have a competent bottom 9.
     
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    When the Wings signed Alfie, I figured he would play with either Dats or Z, but certainly thought he'd be a good fit for the two together. He actually has enough skill and creativity to complement their play and creativity.
     
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    Heatley was the big net-front guy/sniper on that line.

    I think nearer similar line could be Franzen - Datsyuk - Alfie from our guys.

    I'd like to see that and also Zeta with Weiss to have a great 2nd punch.
     
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    Franzen-Weiss-Abby have been pretty good together. Throw in Tatar and/or Nyquist on the 3rd line and I think our depth scoring would be ok. Thing is, teams will have their best defensive group out against Z and D regardless of who else is on that line. Might as well load it up with Alfie and hope those guys have a big season.
     
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    heatley
    2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 50 53 103 +29
    2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 50 55 105 +31

    alfie
    2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 43 60 103 +29
    2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 29 58 87 +42

    spezza
    2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 19 71 90 +23
    2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 34 53 87 +19

    better than that?
     
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    I think they come pretty close to those point totals if they played full season on the same line.
     
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    Frk It From Z to Z

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    They wouldn't even come close.

    In 05-06 that line (Heatley-Spezza-Alfie) had a 50 goal scorer AND 40 goal scorer on the same line.

    Who's putting up 50 and who's putting up 40 among Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Alfredsso? No body.

    That line (Ottawa) scored 112 goals between the 3 of them. That's 37.3 goals each between the 3 of them. No way our line would score that many goals.
     
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    Zetterberg is on pace ;)
     
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    NHL goals per game by year:

    2005-06: 6.17
    2006-07: 5.89
    2011-12: 5.47
    2012-13: 5.44

    that's practically a early mid 90s to deadpuck level drop in leaguewide scoring right there
     
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    That was funny. Yea you don't need anyone to move it when you have three guys with the ability to play it. They can be the Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven line.
     
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    Nice, love it
     
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    And now they're gone.

    Welcome back the "two studs and a dud" line.
     
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    I wish Datsyuk weren't so laidback. I'd love to know what he thinks of Babcock...
     

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