Speculation: When Hell Freezes Over: What happens when we're healthy?

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  1. thadd

    thadd Oil4Life

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    Smyth is hard to bench if he scores goals.
    Arcobello wins face-offs and has had some good games.
    Belongs on a scoring line.
    Gagner can play on the right wing if we keep Arcobello up, but I can't see Hemsky or Eberle moving to the left wing.

    Should we be expecting a trade?
     
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  2. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith Ryan Spooner sucks even more than Ryan Strome.

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    Just put Gagner in Acrobello's spot and bump him down to the 4th line.

    Rotate Smyth in an out when needed.
     
  3. Paralyzer008

    Paralyzer008 Registered User

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    This.

    I'm a believer that Arcobello is getting points as a product of who he's on the ice with, and it will be totally OK to place Gagner in his spot and bump him down.

    Just to clarify, Gagner on line 2, Arco on line 4
     
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  5. thadd

    thadd Oil4Life

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    Gagner on the 4th line? Playing 4-6 minutes per game? I honestly can't imagine that.
     
  6. stratedge

    stratedge My relationship with the Oilers is abusive.

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    You've been watching bad Oilers teams too long (like all of us) if you think Arcobello is hard to demote. He's a good AHLer, but a bad NHLer. So is Acton. This team still only has 3 NHL centres when Gagner is healthy.
     
  7. thadd

    thadd Oil4Life

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    I donno man. I think I'd rather have Joensuu playing third line minutes. I could be wrong... but that 4th line looks like a proper 4th line.
     
  8. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith Ryan Spooner sucks even more than Ryan Strome.

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    Um, isn't Arcobello centering the second line?
     
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    He meant bump Arcobello down.
     
  10. McShiva

    McShiva 5-14-6-1

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    I like it but I would swap Smyth and Joenuu as he gives size to 2 smaller players, and the 4th becomes a real good checking line with a bit of scoring punch.

    I think Jones is done though, but maybe Pitlick may slot in after a bit more experience. Very soft 4th line minutes, add some muscle to the 4th, learn from Gordon and Smyth.
     
  11. syz

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    Arcobello has done nothing to prove that he's any sort of long term NHL solution. You send him back to the AHL.

    Hall-RNH-Eberle
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    Arcobello has been quietly putting together a solid season by any standards. 5 points in 5 games, +4 on a team that's been getting lit up, 60.8% on the dot. I don't care he's undersized, the guy is a pretty good hockey player and should have a spot on the team that suffers from lack of depth. Put him on the 4th line, move Acton to the wing, and Brown to the PB. Problem solved.
     
  13. Gord

    Gord Batfink!

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    I'll take a bad NHLer who can get 3 points in a game, be +3 and be 70% in the faceoff circle.
    He's abeen a lot better this season than you guys are giving him credit for.
     
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    I'm impressed with Arcobellos face off skills, he could be out next Reasoner. When Gagner comes back I'd have him rotate with Acton as the 4th line center. Like another poster mentioned, his assists are more then likely a by-product of who he's playing with.
     
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    Put Gagner on the wing he can play there and Arco deserves to stay where he is at.
     
  16. tiger_80

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    It's a product of who he plays with only to an extent that someone like Eberle can convert on the chances that Brown or Acton never would. Arcobello was instrumental in at least two goals today (Eberle's and Smyth's second).
     
  17. Joey Moss

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    Hall - Nuge - Hemsky
    Perron - Gordon - Eberle
    Joensuu - Gagner - Yakupov
    Gazdic - Acton - Brown

    Arco down.. as decent as he's been there's really no other option.
     
  18. Pretty simple.
     
  19. Paralyzer008

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    Hall-RNH-Hemsky
    Perron-Gordon-Eberle
    Joensuu-Gagner-Yakupov
    Smyth-Arcobello-Jones
    Brown
     
  20. Mcnofool6110

    Mcnofool6110 #bringbacktheTeddy

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    FTFY and I like.
     
  21. Paralyzer008

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    I'd rather have Gazdic than Brown, but Brown is for some reason a lovechild of management. Must be the stache.
     
  22. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    Good lineup....although Gazdic brings a little more to the table than Brown. :nod:

    EDIT: I guess I should have scrolled down a little further to see your thoughts on Gazdic.
     
  23. Hockey Buddha

    Hockey Buddha Darnell Nurse

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    Our team is obviously much improved, when Gagner returns. Our forward lines may be something like:

    Hall-RNH-Hemsky
    Perron-Gagner-Yakupov
    Smyth-Acrobello-Eberle
    Joensuu-Gordon-Gazdic

    Employ Eakins version of MacBlender and...voila! The NHL is our oyster!
     
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    Top 6 talent, on a call up basis is depth that every good club should have.
     
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    I agree and think it's EDM's best option.

    Also, for people suggesting Arco is a product of his linemates, that may be true, but he's still contributing and not hurting the team.
     

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