Your opening night roster

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  1. KreiderBomb

    KreiderBomb Registered User

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    Just wanted to see what everyone thought their roster looked like. This is what I'm hoping for, lines 2 and 3 are basically 2a and 2b. My reasoning behind those two lines is I wanted spooner and Zuc together and didnt want Anderson and Chytl together. I find it sad that Letteri may not make this team every night because we keep Vesey and MacLeod.

    Kreider Zibanajad Buchnevich
    Spooner Anderson Zuccarello
    Chytl Hayes Fast
    Vesey Namesicov Letteri

    Skjei Shattenkirk
    Smith mcquaid
    Staal DeAngelo

    Edit...not sure why this posted twice sorry
     
  2. Go Away Staal

    Go Away Staal Cody McLord

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    I’d roll with something similar to what Blue Blooded posted in the other thread.

    The only outstanding question for me is if they want to run with a 1 line team (KZB) or split them up to try to find some balance.

    Staal shouldn’t sniff the top 6. Had the weakest camp in his position group and was massively outplayed by Hajek who at the very least should get an extended look in the regular season. Things change when you play for keeps but if he can keep up, I’d rather he iron out his game at the NHL level.
     
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    Raphael87 Cool but Rude Sponsor

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    I think that's why Quinn was throwing other players up with Kreider and Mika. To try and get some balance going. Buch is still fine if he is not on the top line but he should be on the 2nd or worst case the 3rd line. I honestly think the chemistry is mostly with Kreider and Mika, and those two can still produce even without Buch up there. Give Buch some skilled guys and not throw him on the 4th line like AV used to do and think we can get 2 scoring lines going.
     
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    Kreider - Zibanejad - Buchnevich
    Spooner - Hayes - Zuccarello
    Namestnikov - Chytil - Lettieri
    Vesey - Andersson - Fast
    (McLeod - Beleskey)

    Skjei - DeAngelo
    Staal - Shattenkirk
    Smith - Pionk
    (McQuaid)
     
  5. Nickmo82

    Nickmo82 Duh! Quinn-ing!

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    I won't pretend to be half as knowledgeable as most of you, but here goes:

    Kreider Zibanejad Buchnevich
    Spooner Andersson Zuccarello
    Namestnikov Hayes Fast
    Vesey Nieves Letteri
    Meskanen

    Skjei Shattenkirk
    Smith Pionk
    Staal DeAngelo
    McQuaid

    Lundqvist
    Georgiev
     
  6. SingnBluesOnBroadway

    SingnBluesOnBroadway Retired

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    Andersson was already sent to Hartford.
     
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  7. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Howden will be at 4C and Staal in the lineup but that’s not my preference.

    K-Z-B
    Spooner-Chytil-Zuccarello
    Howden-Hayes-Namestnikov
    Vesey-Lettieri-Fast
    McLeod

    Skjei-Shatty
    Pionk-McQuaid
    Smith-DeAngelo
    Staal-Claesson

    Hank
    Geo
     
  8. Dr Chin Richalds

    Dr Chin Richalds RIP John Amirante

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    Now that we know:

    Kreider - Zib - Spooner
    Names - Hayes - Buch
    Fast - Chytil - Zuccarello
    Vesey - Howden - Lettieri
    McLeod

    Skjei - Shattenkirk
    Smith - ADA
    Staal - Pionk (ugh)
    McQuaid
    Claesson

    Hank
    Georgiev
     
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    queue up all the righteous indignation
    but this is a totally meaningless story,
    the roster will be fluid, especially regarding the waiver-exempt young guys

    Lias has only had a couple months of NA pro hockey, narrower rinks, he will be back, and a factor this season
    no down-side to a month (or 3) as a #1, all-situations C w HWP
     
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    Kreider - Zibanejad - Buchnevich
    Spooner - Chytil - Zuccarello
    Namestnikov - Hayes - Fast
    Vesey - Howden - Lettieri
    McLeod

    Smith - Shattenkirk
    Skjei - DeAngelo
    Staal - Pionk
    McQuaid
    Claesson

    Lundqvist
    Georgiev
     
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    Nickmo82 Duh! Quinn-ing!

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    I'm glad I prefaced my post with the disclaimer that I don't know jack then :)
     
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    NewYorkNick 1st Line Center Boo Synergy Nieves Sponsor

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  13. bl02

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    Pretty excited to see that second line for few reasons. If this season plays out like most believe it will that second line putting up points will be nice to see. Zucc and Spooner trade value going up and hopefully Chytil putting up some good offensive numbers simultaneously.
     
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    Kreider-Zib-Buch
    Spooner-Hayes-Zucc
    Nemestikov-Chytil-Fast
    Vesey-Howden-Lettieri

    The third line could be fun used against the weaker D pairings, and both wingers are smart defensively to help Chytil. I don’t love the second line but if Spooner decides to be the shooter it could work. The 4th line might be fun too, decent amount of skill but defensively questionable.
     
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    Impressed with Howden.

    Somewhat disappointed with Anderson, but not a lot.

    When he gets it, hes going to be a solid player.
     
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    KZB
    Letteri-Hayes-Zuccs
    Spooner-Chytil-Fast
    Vesey-Howden-Namaste
     
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    Not a prediction, but what I'd like to see:

    KZB
    Chytil-Hayes-Zucc
    Namest-Howden-Spooner
    Vesey-Lettieri-Fast

    Skjei-Shatty
    McQuaid-Pionk
    Smith-ADA
     
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    Kreider-Zibanejad-Buchnevich
    Spooner-Chytil-Zuccarello
    Namestnikov-Hayes-Fast
    Vesey-Howden-Lettieri

    Skjei-Shattenkirk
    Smith-Pionk
    Staal-McQuaid

    Lundqvist
    Georgiev
     
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    Crease Chief Justice of the HFNYR Court

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    Lots of long surnames on the team this year. So they have that going for them.
     
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    I can't help but be excited for this group of young players. Good youth on the big club, quality in Hartford, the Russian trifecta hopefully all coming over next year. Add a top 5 weapon from the upcoming draft and you're looking at a loaded organization. I, for one, am pumped for all this talent to develop this season.
     
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    DanielBrassard If it's not sophisticated, it's not Vigneault.

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    I would go with:

    KZB
    Namestnikov-Chytil-Zucc
    Spooner-Hayes-Fast
    Vesey-Howden-Lettieri

    Skjei-ADA
    Smith-Shattenkirk
    Claesson-Pionk
    Doesn't seem like this is even close though lol. Hopefully the lines we saw aren't the ones on opening night
     
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  22. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    I don't think we'll see it though.

    It looks like they want to put Zuccarello with Hayes, which I don't understand. We are going to suppress Chytil's point totals by giving him Fast instead of Zuccarello. Fast isn't bad, but a rookie should not be the best offensive player on their own line.
     
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    This. Except DeAngelo in for McQuaid. Really like that “third” line. Prob plays more than the second and takes the tough defensive matchups.
     
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    This is good. Except shoot Claesson from a cannon and place McQuaid in that spot.
     
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    At forwards. Defense is at least a year behind.
     

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