Speculation: Your opening day roster

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  1. Turrican*

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    Smyth Hall Hemmer
    Perron Arco Eberle
    Jonesuuuuu Gordon Yak
    ??? Acton ???

    Smid Petry
    Ference J Schultz
    Belov ???

    Who do you guys feel is going to fill in the question marks??
     
  2. Jean Ralphio

    Jean Ralphio Registered User

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    Hamilton, Brown, N. Schultz.
     
  3. randomrob7

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    I would do this:

    Perron-Hall-Yakupov
    Joensuu-Arco-Eberle
    Smyth-Gordon-Hemsky
    SMac-Eager-Brown

    Smid-Petry
    Ferrence-J Schultz
    Belov-Larsen
     
  4. Harcourt Fenton

    Harcourt Fenton Registered User

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    Not liking Smyth that much but:

    Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
    Perron - Arco - Eberle
    Joensuu - Gordon - Yak
    Hamilton - Acton - Jones
    Brown, Mac

    Ference - JSchultz
    Smid - Petry
    Larsen - Belov
    NSchultz


    I expect Belov to replace Smid if Smid continues to suck.
     
  5. Groucho

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    Smyth-Hall-Hemsky
    Perron-Arcobello-Gagner
    Joensuu-Gordon-Yakupov
    Eager-Acton-Brown
    Smac

    Smid-Petry
    Ference-J Schultz
    Belov-Larsen
    N Schultz

    Dubnyk
    Labarbera
     
  6. Draiskull

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    Eakins hasnt tried the lines\paring that we all expect to be in the starting lineup..

    We have yet to see Joensuu and Yakupov on a line together yet almost all of us expect them to be part of the 3rd line with Gordon.

    We have yet to see Belov-N.Schultz yet that seems to be the logical 3rd pairing.

    If these are not together in our final preseason game ..there will be something unexpected happening behind the scene.
     
  7. Turrican*

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    #89 must have an unparalleled healing factor that rivals only Wolverines!
     
  8. McShogun99

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    Eager, Brown and Schultz with Smac , Hamilton and Larsen being in the press box.
     
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    Smyth Hall Hemmer
    Perron Arco Eberle
    Jonesuuuuu Gordon Yak
    Hamilton Acton Brown
    Smac Eager

    Smid Petry
    Ference J Schultz
    Belov Larsen
    N Schultz
     
  10. Turrican*

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    This is what I am hoping to see..

    Schultz Sr seems to be done...
     
  11. Kepler 186f

    Kepler 186f Red Shifted

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    So you figure the best plan is to separate Perron/Eberle and Hall/Hemsky, the two pairs that have shown the best chemistry in camp. Makes sense.
     
  12. CanadianSuperPromise

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    Joensuu - Hall - Hemsky
    Perron - Arcobello - Eberle
    Smyth - Gordon - Yakupov
    Hamilton - Acton - Brown/waiver pick up

    Ference - J.Schultz
    Smid - Petry
    Belov - N.Schultz (too $$$ to stratch)
    Larsen

    Dubnyk
    Labarbra
     
  13. Turrican*

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    He is Random Rob...
     
  14. Groucho

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    Haha, ****, you know what I was thinking while typing that?
    "Arcobello is hardly a replacement for Gagner, but, whatever" and out pops Gagner instead of Eberle.
     
  15. Zackando Kassani

    Zackando Kassani Registered User

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    There should almost be a Brown Vs Eager thread for who we think should be on that bottom line.... Or put them both on with an Smac center!

    Boom, stanley cup champion team
     
  16. misfit

    misfit 5-14-6-1

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    Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
    - They've been strong so far and offer a great mix. They can also handle the PVP matchups without getting killed.

    Perron - Gordon - Yakupov
    - I like the Gordon/Yakupov duo, and Perron seems like a threat every time he's on the ice. They will also be able to take on strong opposition, which they'll have to do as there are very few one-line teams in the NHL these days.

    Joensuu - Arcobello - Eberle
    - Hopefully some chemistry carries over between Arcobello and Eberle because I think Arcobello will need all the help he can get once he's asked to play against NHL lineups. If Eakins gets the matchups, this line should be able to do well with the easy draws.

    Eager - Acton - Hamilton
    - Grinder line with limited icetime. Acton can be utilized on the PK and the familiarity with Hamilton should come in handy at ES.


    As for the defense, I have Belov on the team, and back at his usual RD spot. I thought he struggled last night when they had him on the left side (I still don't get why they had 5 RDs in the lineup at the same time):

    Smid - Petry
    - No reason to split them up, and no reason not to use them as a shutdown pairing.

    Ference - J.Schultz
    - Ference appears to be a better compliment to the young Schultz than Schultz Sr., and also the better defenseman at this stage.

    N.Schultz - Belov
    - Belov looked like the best of the bubble defensemen, and having a vetran like Schultz to help him along with 3rd pairing responsibilities could be a major boon for the Oilers. I could handle Larsen here, but I think Belov's been more effective and I like his size.
     
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    I've got to think that either Yak or Hemsky playing their off wing would be more valuable in the top 6 than Smyth playing first line minutes...but that's just me.

    Imo it makes way more sense to have Smyth with Gordon and Joensuu as a shutdown third line that is reliable, but maybe the most common lineups here will offer more balance? In that case though, I feel for Yak.
     
  18. Mr Forever

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    Smyth-Hall-Hemsky
    Perron-Arco-Eberle
    Joensuu-Gordon-Yakupov
    Eager-Acton-Hamilton
     
  19. Draiskull

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    these 2 have played together on the same line almost every game this preseason. I think the 4th line of Eager-Acton-Brown is pretty much set with MacIntyre playing a few games at Eager's expense.

    Hamilton they'll keep around just in case.
    D is pretty much set as well with Larsen being the #7 Dman
     
  20. Skm

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    I agree with this and would be ok with it. Don't want Hamilton playing most games.
     
  21. Smyth-Hall-Hemsky
    Perron-Arcobello-Eberle
    Joensuu-Gordon-Yakupov
    Eager-Acton-Brown
    MacIntyre R. Hamilton

    Smid-Petry
    Ference- J. Schultz
    N. Schultz-Belov
    Larsen

    Dubnyk
    Labarbera
     
  22. randomrob7

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    Alright, I'll agree that switching Joensuu and Perron could work, but having Hall and Yak together is something I'd really like to see. They played extraordinarily well together at the later parts of last season.
     
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    What I think it will be:

    Smyth - Hall - Hemsky
    Perron - Arcobello - Eberle
    Joensuu - Gordon - Yakupov
    R. Hamilton - Acton - Brown

    Ference - J. Schultz
    Smid - Petry
    Belov - N. Schultz

    What I'd like it to be:

    Perron - Hall - Hemsky
    Joensuu - Eberle - Yakupov
    Smyth - Gordon - Brown
    Eager - Acton - Arcobello
     
  24. Bryanbryoil

    Bryanbryoil English is Overrated, I Score Goals

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    Smyth Hall Hemmer
    Perron Arco Eberle
    Jonesuu Gordon Yak
    Eager Acton Brown
    Hamilton MacIntyre

    Smid Petry
    Ference J Schultz
    N. Schultz Belov
    Larsen
     
  25. Taylorhall4

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    hall and hemsky will be together perron and eberle , belov and larsen will also make the 5/6 pairing nick schultz hasnt done anything to impress so far larsen is such an amazing skater and belov is a big body who hits and can pass amazing.
     

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